Atheism

Secularism

Europe, Islam and Radical Secularism by George Friedman. In traveling to Europe this week, I am going to a place that is experiencing both an influx of Muslim refugees at the same time that it is experiencing terrorist acts by […]

Strange

Jack Miles reviews Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby.

Substitute

Science Is a Good Substitute for God by Ronald Bailey. Religious believers tend to be happier than non-religious folk, according to a long line of psychological research. Scientists have suggested several possible explanations for this phenomenon, including the ideas that […]

Skeptics

Evangelists Adapt to a New Era, Preaching the Gospel to Skeptics by Samuel G. Freedman. When Craig Ellis was growing up, he picked up the sort of adventure book meant for a boy looking to serve God. The book, “Shadow […]

Strange

Garry Wills reviews Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion by Susan Jacoby. Related: Read an excerpt here. Read an adapted essay here.

Secularism

A Clash of Secularisms? The German Historical Experience by Todd Weir. Claims made in the name of secularism vary greatly. At one extreme, self-described secularists in the United States portray their cause as the beleaguered defense of the separation of […]

Illusion

Adam Lee reviews The Illusion of God’s Presence: The Biological Origins of Spiritual Longing by John C. Wathey.

Philosophy

Salon provides an excerpt from What Philosophy Can Do by Gary Gutting.

Battling

The NYT reviews Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World by Tim Whitmarsh. Related: You can read an excerpt here.

Humanism

Humanism, Doubt, and Optimism by Lawrence Krauss, 2015 Humanist of the Year. See here.

Learn?

Can Atheists Learn Anything from the Religious? by Neil Carter. Fellow atheists give me a hard time because I talk a lot about fostering constructive dialogue between ourselves and people on the other side of the aisle, so to speak. […]

Dying?

4 Reasons Christianity Isn’t Actually Dying by Haydn Shaw. Reports of churches declining and Nones growing are actually a case of mistaken identity. More.

Fundamentalist

Bill Maher, Atheist Fundamentalist: Why He Gives Nonbelievers a Bad Name by Patrick Hilsman. I really want to like Bill Maher. He calls out Islamic fundamentalist regimes for their brutal oppression of women, and that is absolutely righteous. When he […]

Soul

Here’s an excerpt from I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist’s Eyes by Hemant Mehta.

Scientists II

Scientists Should Tell Lawrence Krauss to Shut Up Already by Edward Feser. In a recent opinion piece (linked below) for The New Yorker, physicist Lawrence Krauss proclaims that “all scientists should be militant atheists.” Why? You won’t get any clear […]

Scientists

All Scientists Should Be Militant Atheists by Lawrence M. Krauss. As a physicist, I do a lot of writing and public speaking about the remarkable nature of our cosmos, primarily because I think science is a key part of our […]

Hitchens

Richard Dawkins’ interview with Christopher Hitchens. The 2011 Christmas issue of the New Statesman was guest edited by Richard Dawkins. This is his interview with Christopher Hitchens from that issue. It was to be Hitchens’ final interview; he died as […]

Incompatible

Steven Pinker reviews Faith Versus Fact: Why Science and Religion Are Incompatible by Jerry Coyne.

Community

How The ‘Nones’ Can Find A Sense Of Community Outside Of Religion by Antonia Blumberg. The “nones,” or the religiously unaffiliated, are a rapidly growing “faith” group in the United States. They make up roughly 23 percent of the U.S. […]

Why?

Why Doesn’t Everyone Believe in God?: The Skeptical Brain May Hold the Answer by Lala Stone. Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t? More.