While Al is retired, he keeps his writing skills sharpened writing news for The God Discussion, a news and review service targeted for the growing number of people who are not associated with organized religion.
The God Discussion is one of a very small number of official Google news sites. Our mission is to inform and to get people having all points of view communicating. Our writers and contributors are theist, atheist and maybe somewhere in between.God Discussion is a site for people exploring religion and sometimes controversial views about belief and gods. It's for people who enjoy freedom of conscience.
Every day, we deliver news about religion, belief (or non-belief) and events that have religious implications. Opinions, stories and reviews are also offered.
The views expressed on God Discussion are not explicitly Christian. They are not explicitly Muslim. They are not explicitly Deist. They are not explicitly atheist. But we do honor all of these points of views ó and many others ó in our discussion about God and how belief impacts our families, government and culture.
About the only thing that most of us uniformly believe in here at God Discussion is harmony and respect for others, regardless of their beliefs. As an editorial policy, we also support the separation of church and state. Government has no business interfering with religious faith (unless that faith is a cult that harms people, such as Jim Jones' Peoples Temple), nor does a particular religious faith have the right to use public funding or law to impose its beliefs on those who do not embrace those beliefs.
In short, we're the proverbial melting pot. Some of our contributors are trained in theology, some are not. We welcome all points of view here, conservative or liberal, theistic or non-theistic.
For Al's content, navigate to his page here.
The God Discussion Show
Al Co-hosts The God Discussion Show with Deborah Beeksma, the founder of the program. Godís a big subject, and at God Discussion, anything goes.The God Discussion show began airing on Blog Talk Radio in August 2009 and has enjoyed a variety of famous and not-so-famous guests. It airs Friday nights, from 9-Midnight, EST
To name just a few, our guests have included the founder of Skeptics Bible Annotated; Chris Rodda and Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation; Shirley Phelps-Roper of the Westboro Baptist Church; Dr. Liz Cornwell of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science; Emmy-nominee Thomas Quinn; Dr. Daniel Dennett; famous astrologer Dr. Louis Turi; Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists; Vincent Bugliosi, famous for prosecuting Charles Manson and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Helter Skelter; Janet Reitman, author of Inside Scientology and an assistant editor for Rolling Stone magazine; Dr. Darrel Ray, founder of Recovering From Religion; a spokesperson for the Raelian Movement; and Cullen Murphy, author of Godís Jury and editor-at-large for Vanity Fair magazine.