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Ask an Atheist: How is There Anything at All?

The perennial "why is there something rather than nothing" question that has vexed philosophers of all stripes for a long time.

The Story of God (Morgan Freeman edition)

The National Geographic Channel has begun a three-part exploration of “The Story of God,” narrated by God himself (well sort of), Morgan Freeman.

Jim Downard

Jim Downard is a Spokane native (with a sojourn in Southern California back in the early 1960s) who was raised in a secular family, so says had no personal faith to lose.

BRIEF: Humanists, skeptics and Ask an Atheist to gather at Tacoma summit

This month humanists and skeptics from around the Pacific Northwest will gather in Tacoma to discuss evolution and climate change, activism, the unconscious mind and much more. Jim Downard, author of Spokane Faith & Values' Ask an Atheist, will be attending the Center For Inquiry Summit and wants to know what information you want him to bring back.

Ask An Atheist: Do you celebrate Christmas?

I do indeed celebrate Christmas, though obviously as a secular holiday. So as the mood takes me, Christmas tree and decorations go up, and I play Christmas albums and movies all the rest.

Spokane Faith & Values presents: Ask an Atheist

According to the Religion Stylebook an atheist is, "A person who does not believe in God or other supernatural forces. Some people make a distinction between “weak atheism” (the idea that evidence doesn’t support a belief in God) and “strong atheism” (being convinced that God does not exist)."

It's a definition that invites questions.

Meet Jim Downard, our Atheist writer

Please welcome Jim Downard to our team of contributors.

Downard replaces Thomas J. Brown as our Atheist writer and currently serves as a member of the Spokane Secular Society.

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