Writing: Selected Essays


Religion essays:

• “Belief is Optional” (Posted at This I Believe in January 2009)

• “Rabbit is the question” (From December 2009) (Also reprinted at RichardDawkins.net)

• “A dirty little girl, her head hanging in shame” (From September 2010) (Also reprinted at RichardDawkins.net and excerpted at The Daily Dish)

• “Against suffering” (From May 2010)

• “Transubstantiation” (From August 2010) (Also reprinted at RichardDawkins.net)

• “The inescapable cycle” (From August 2010)

• “The serious consequences of childhood religious indoctrination” (From September 2011)

• “If anyone’s a real Christian, it’s Pat Robertson” (From January 2010) (Also reprinted at RichardDawkins.net)


Literature essays:

• “Ostranenie vs. the anesthetic of familiarity

• “The books poured forth

• “The awful daring of a moment’s surrender

• “Today it is okay to drown, at least for a little while

• “Long live the book review


Media essays:

• “The main thing is to try



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