Why atheism doesn't have the upper hand over religion 17 Apr 2014 at 11:00pm
But that doesn't mean that atheism has the upper hand. As Exhibit 653, I give you Jerry Coyne's latest diatribe in The New Republic, which amounts to a little more than an inadvertent confession that he's incapable of following a philosophical argument. Volokh Conspiracy: Atheism, self-sacrifice, and morality 18 Apr 2014 at 12:18pm
Damon Linker argues that atheists cannot explain or justify self-sacrifice. In reality, atheism is no less compatible with moral constraints on self-interest than theism. Lucy Mangan: Dear Richard Dawkins, stop with the tweeting already. We atheist... 21 Apr 2014 at 6:29am
Atheism has plenty of adherents, but few internationally respected people we're happy to have speak for all. It's high time Richard Dawkins stepped back up to the plate 'Bin Laden has won, in airports of the world every day. I had a little jar of honey, now thrown away by rule-bound dundridges. STUPID waste," was the heartfelt message posted this week on Twitter by Richard Dawkins , evolutionary ... Afghan atheist granted UK asylum 6 Apr 2014 at 5:55pm
Home Office's acceptance of atheism as grounds for protection could set significant precedent An Afghan man is believed to have become the first atheist to be granted asylum in the UK on the basis of his views on religion. The 23-year-old, who has not been identified, feared that if forcibly returned to his homeland he would face persecution for having renounced his faith. The Home Office's ... What purpose organised atheism? | @guardianletters 12 Apr 2014 at 12:56am
Zoe Williams says that if you place religious belief on the human rights agenda then you have to allow atheism equal weight ( Comment , 15 January). It would be better to simply place "religious belief or non-belief" on the agenda. This is because the term "atheist" is freighted with much excess baggage as in the Northern Irish joke: "But are you a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?" What ... Volokh Conspiracy: New Jersey accused of discriminating against pro-atheism p... 21 Apr 2014 at 9:00am
BAPTIST apparently allowed, 8THEIST not. Humanists hit back in faith debate as Dominic Grieve calls them 'deluded' 23 Apr 2014 at 3:13am
British Humanist Association accuses attorney general of trying to turn debate over faith into 'war of words about religion' The British Humanist Association has hit back at the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, who described humanists and atheists as deluded after they criticised David Cameron for asserting that Britain was a Christian country. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph , Grieve ... Atheist 'mega-churches' undermine what atheism's about | Sadhbh Walshe 18 Apr 2014 at 6:07pm
A so-called godless church wants to establish more US congregations. These 'places of worship' come across as a joke It's not easy being an atheist . In a world that for centuries has been dominated (and divided by) religious affiliations, it's sort of inevitable that the minority group who can't get down with the God thing or who don't subscribe to any particular belief system would find ... Book Review: 'Imagine There's No Heaven' by Mitchell Stephens 14 Apr 2014 at 1:25am
The author examines the often overlooked role of atheism in the history of Western civilization. Bertrand Russell the agnostic | Clare Carlisle 17 Apr 2014 at 5:01pm
Bertrand Russell ? part 4 : The same intellectual integrity that made the philosopher unable to accept religious beliefs also prevented him from embracing atheism Bertrand Russell's dissent from what was still, in his time, conventional Christian belief can be explained in part by his background and early influences. His grandmother brought him up as a Unitarian, which meant that "eternal ...
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.