Bryan Appleyard reviews The God Argument: the Case Against Religion and for Humanism by A C Grayling.
Don’t Let Them Attack Your Autonomy! The Trick of Debunking Religion by Jeff Mirus. The modern world speaks a great deal about autonomy, and the more the modern secularist emphasizes his or her autonomy, the more the faithful Catholic doubts [...]
Here’s an excerpt from An Age of Infidels: The Politics of Religious Controversy in the Early United States by Eric R. Schlereth.
Are Atheists The New Campus Crusaders? by Katherine Don. This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the Bleedin’ Heathens Blood Drive. On February 12th, they [...]
My Sunday at an Atheistic Church by Kyle Beshears. Last month I stumbled upon an article about an atheistic “church service” in London. I didn’t even read the whole thing before I decided I had to go. The Sunday Assembly, [...]
Is Faith in God Reasonable? A debate between William Lane Craig and Alex Rosenberg.
Here’s an excerpt from Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious by Chris Stedman.
Richard Dawkins Loses Debate Against Former Anglican Head Rowan Williams at Cambridge University by Anugrah Kumar. The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, defeated prominent atheist professor, Richard Dawkins, in a debate at the University of Cambridge in England [...]
CT reviews The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby. Susan Jacoby’s biography of Robert Ingersoll mistakes a likeable fellow with a second-rate mind for a “freethinking” hall-of-famer.
Reason reviews The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby.
Much Ado About ‘Nones’ by Matthew Myer Boulton. If you’re a reader of the New York Times, or a listener to National Public Radio, or a follower of the Religion News Service, you’d have good reason over the past week [...]
H. Allen Orr reviews Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel. (Previous review linked here.)
Why Most Men Aren’t Man Enough to Handle Web Porn by Alain de Botton. All parties, on left and right, believe in freedom. The question is whether there are ways of having too much freedom, or of using it in [...]
The Way of the Agnostic by Gary Gutting. Two of Simon Critchley’s recent Stone columns, “Why I Love Mormonism” and “The Freedom of Faith,” offer much-needed reflections, sympathetic but critical, on particular religions. Such reflections are important because religions occupy [...]
Why the Secular Movement is Here to Stay by David Niose. Fads come and go in America, whether we’re talking about consumer products, hairstyles, or social-political ideas, so it’s reasonable to wonder whether the secular movement might be just another [...]
The Blessings of Atheism by Susan Jacoby. In a recent conversation with a fellow journalist, I voiced my exasperation at the endless talk about faith in God as the only consolation for those devastated by the unfathomable murders in Newtown, [...]
Off to ‘Church’ with the Godless by Madeleine Davies. A tall man in red trousers with a beard worthy of Robinson Crusoe is trying to generate what he calls “whizziness” from the front. As the band provides some suitably animated [...]
None Means None (Not Atheist, Agnostic, Unbeliever…) by Elizabeth Drescher. Religion commentators strain to define a demographic that, by definition, resists definition. More at RD.
The Freethought Movement in 2013 – 5 Hopes and Challenges by James Croft. It’s time to get the freethought movement moving. 2012 has been huge: The Reason Rally powerfully demonstrated the rise of a new political constituency, and the presidential [...]