Religion Flames the ‘Us Versus Them’ Mindset by Gad Saad. In one of my earliest posts I argued that the only time that peace is likely to reign on earth is if we were to be attacked by Martians (or [...]
Atheist vs. Atheist—What?! by Leon F. Seltzer. Most people would probably assume that an atheist is an atheist, period. After all, individuals who don’t believe in God are, at least in their unbelief, essentially the same, right? But there’s a [...]
Secularists With Bible Tinsel by Douglas Wilson. Civilizations believe things. If they didn’t believe things, they couldn’t be civilizations. Nothing ever gets built, whether pyramid or skyscraper, if everybody is just wandering around in aimless little circles muttering that whatever [...]
Is Richard Dawkins Really the World’s Leading Intellectual? by David Wolpe. Prospect magazine just named the 65 leading intellectuals in the world. First on the list was Richard Dawkins, known for his work in biology and for his polemics against [...]
Here’s a review of There is No God: Atheists in America by David A. Williamson and George Yancey.
Emotional Reactions of Atheists May Reveal Echoes of Belief by Tom Jacobs. A recently published study from Finland finds that even atheists have a hard time asking God to harm their loved ones. More here.
I’m a Catholic, and I Have a Confession: I Love Richard Dawkins by Ed West. What’s strange is that so many people who had nothing to say to years of Dawkins slamming Christianity now act offended that he’s criticising Islam [...]
The Limits of James Madison’s “Memorial and Remonstrance” by Richard Reinsch. The stridency of the Obama administration’s secularism has led advocates of religious pluralism and the fully-clothed public square back to the Founders’ well to reproduce and rearticulate our vital [...]
Richard Dawkins Has Lost: Meet the New New Atheists by Theo Hobson. The atheist spring that began just over a decade ago is over, thank God. Richard Dawkins is now seen by many, even many non-believers, as a joke figure, [...]
Debunking the “Jesus Myth” Myth by Arman J. Partamian. There is a niche group of religion debunkers that have gained popularity in recent years by promulgating the theory that Jesus Christ was a myth. Not that his resurrection from the [...]
Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop Calling Higgs Boson the ‘God Particle’ by David Edwards. Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that bears his name as the [...]
Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens: New Atheists Flirt with Islamophobia By Nathan Lean. A Twitter rant by Richard Dawkins re-exposes a disturbing Islamophobic streak among the New Atheists. More at Salon.
Here’s an adapted essay from The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby.
Absence of Evidence, Evidence of Absence, and the Atheist’s Teapot by Brian Garvey. Atheists often admit that there is no positive evidence for atheism. Many argue that there is nonetheless a prima facie argument, which I will refer to as [...]
Religion Without God by Ronald Dworkin. Before he died on February 14, Ronald Dworkin sent to The New York Review a text of his new book, Religion Without God, to be published by Harvard University Press later this year. We [...]
10 Reasons the Crucifixion Story Makes No Sense by Bob Seidensticker. See here.
When Secularists/Evangelicals Took Over America: Stereotyping and Denigrating Other’ Beliefs by Craig S. Keener. Recently reports of intolerance against atheists have made the news. Yet, even if others lacked firsthand knowledge of these experiences, such reports should come as no [...]
Are We Guilty for Our Religious Belief? by Christopher O. Tollefsen. Brian Leiter’s book Why Tolerate Religion? has received a fair amount of attention in recent months. Much of that is positive: The book has received enthusiastic reviews in a [...]
Non-Theists Are No Less Moral Than Theists: Some Preliminary Results by Justin Didyoung, Eric Charles, and Nicholas James Rowland. The longstanding stereotype that non-theists are less moral than theists is not empirically supported. To test this commonplace assumption, 114 undergraduate [...]