Modern American Atheism Is Reaction to Christian Right, Sociologists Argue 29 Apr 2013 at 6:25pm
Atheism changes over time and is a reaction to the dominant religious beliefs of the time. Today's atheism is, in part, a reaction to the political activism of conservative Christians, or the "Christian Right." This is one of the conclusions found in a new study of American atheists, There is No God: Atheists in America, by University of North Texas sociologists David A. Williamson and George ... The Sociology of Atheism 1 May 2013 at 4:56am
Atheism changes over time and is a reaction to the dominant religious beliefs of the time. Today's atheism is, in part, a reaction to the political activism of conservative Christians, or the "Christian Right." Atheist Siddaramaiah and God's changing role in politics 12 May 2013 at 11:25pm
Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah's 'atheism'is not a new trend in Indian politics, points out Archis Mohan. New Jersey Atheists to Ship Books to Georgia for Placement Next to Gideon?s B... 19 May 2013 at 3:20pm
Cranford, New Jersey ? A prominent atheist organization founded in 1960?s by Madeline Murray O?Hair has announced that it plans to ship books on atheism to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in hopes that they will be placed in every cabin in the state parks. The move is reportedly an effort following Governor Nathan [...] Sociologist Links Autism To Atheism 30 Apr 2013 at 6:04am
The head of an autism association in Turkey has apologised for suggesting that autistic people were natural atheists, and that atheism could be a form... Sudanese centre says incidents of apostasy, atheism increasing in country 15 May 2013 at 1:14am
May 14, 2013 (KHARTOUM) ? The chairman of the Islamic Centre for Preaching and Comparative Studies, Ammar Saleh, said that cases of apostasy and atheism are on the rise in the country and accused authorities of negligence in addressing this issue. At a press conference on Tuesday, Saleh claimed that the number of converts from Islam in Khartoum has reached 109 apostates, stressing that these ... Report claims religion to be redundant by 2035 7 May 2013 at 11:50pm
IN a city with an abundance of churches, atheism is apparently flourishing. Atheism Is On The Rise, And It?s Finally Paying Off 2 May 2013 at 1:57pm
American money may be inscribed with the words ?In God We Trust,? but at least one group of young nonbelievers is happy to take it anyway. An organization of student atheists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is on track to receive the largest grant ever awarded by an American university to a nontheistic student group. The landmark grant, totaling $69,000, marks a cultural shift in ... Pamphlets on atheism placed at 11 Orange County schools 2 May 2013 at 5:29pm
After 15 weeks of fighting with the Orange County school board, several groups will now be allowed to supply 11 high schools with atheist materials for teens. The groups only started urging for this after Bibles were allowed to be available to students in January. The literature was placed at Boone High School Thursday. David Williamson of Central Florida Freethought Community said he has been ... Atheist Group Sends Books to Georgia State Parks to Place Next to Gideon Bibl... 18 May 2013 at 9:11am
The American Atheists of Cranford, N.J., announced Friday they will be sending books on atheism to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to be placed next to Gideon Bibles inside every cabin and lodge at the state's parks.
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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.