Robert Johnson interviews Victor J. Stenger. Victor J. Stenger is a particle physicist, philosopher and religious skeptic with over 50 years academic experience. He is the author of 12 books, including the influential rationalist text God: The Failed Hypothesis. How […]
James N. Anderson reviews The Atheist’s Guide to Reality by Alex Rosenberg.
How Atheists Became the Most Colossally Smug and Annoying People on the Planet by Brendan O’Neill. When did atheists become so teeth-gratingly annoying? Surely non-believers in God weren’t always the colossal pains in the collective backside that they are today? […]
Losing My Religion: Faith, Family, and the Real Story of Secularization in the West by Julia Shaw. The West is less Christian than it used to be. “A growing number of Western individuals greet the milestones of life with no […]
Religious People are Less Intelligent Than Atheists, Study Finds by Rob Waugh. Religious people are less intelligent than non-believers, according to a new review of 63 scientific studies stretching back over decades. A team led by Miron Zuckerman of the […]
Author Claims ‘Atheism Will Replace Religion’ By 2041 by Connor Adams Sheets. In a controversial new study, author Nigel Barber claims that atheism will replace religion by 2041 as a result of rising living standards worldwide. Read more here.
Our ‘Godless Constitution’ by Eric Metaxas. This Fourth of July, I opened up the New York Times, and whammo! I found an extremely misleading ad sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “Celebrate Our Godless Constitution,” it read. The ad […]
CT reviews How the West Really Lost God: A New Theory of Secularization by Mary Eberstadt. You can read an excerpt from the book here.
Here’s an excerpt from The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a a Culture of Easy Answers by Curtis White. Related: Carlo Dellora responds to the excerpt.
Is Absolute Secularity Conceivable? by Simon During. Is absolute secularity conceivable? The question arises from the paradoxical intuition that the secularization thesis is simultaneously both right and muddled. Perhaps the most fundamental problem with the broader secularization thesis (which I […]
The New Theist by Nathan Schneider. When, during a conversation in a swank hotel lobby in Manhattan, I mentioned to Richard Dawkins that I was working on a story about William Lane Craig, the muscles in his face clenched. “Why […]
Some Nonbelievers Still Find Solace in Prayer by Michelle Boorstein. Each morning and night, Sigfried Gold drops to his knees on the beige carpeting of his bedroom, lowers his forehead to the floor and prays to God. In a sense. […]
For Atheists-Humanists, a Loss That’s a Win by David Niose. Though it didn’t make many headlines, a legislative showdown on Capitol Hill last week can be seen as the latest development in the so-called culture wars. On the surface it […]
Chief Rabbi: Atheism has Failed. Only Religion can Defeat the New Barbarians by Jonathan Sacks. I love the remark made by one Oxford don about another: ‘On the surface, he’s profound, but deep down, he’s superficial.’ That sentence has more […]
Listening to Young Atheists: Lessons for a Stronger Christianity by Larry Alex Taunton. “Church became all about ceremony, handholding, and kumbaya,” Phil said with a look of disgust. “I missed my old youth pastor. He actually knew the Bible.” I […]
Facing Adversity, Some Find Solace in Science by Tom Jacobs. New research suggests that, for some secular people, a belief in science plays a similar psychological role as faith does for religious people. More here.
RD reviews The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates by Frans De Waal.
Why I’m Not an Atheist: The Case for Agnosticism by Omar Baddar. I had my falling out with religion in my early 20s, and a few years ago I published a piece making the case against religious certitude and blind […]
Can Atheism Really Replace Religion? by Nigel Barber. See here.