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. Bertrand Russell the agnostic | Clare Carlisle 18 Apr 2014 at 6:36am
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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Woman files lawsuit, says New Jersey officials rejected license plate proclai... 18 Apr 2014 at 8:49am
NEWARK, N.J. ? A New Jersey woman has filed a lawsuit, claiming the state's Motor Vehicle Commission rejected her application for a license plate proclaiming she's an atheist. 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. New Jersey Woman Sues Over '8THEIST' License Plate 18 Apr 2014 at 8:45am
Woman files lawsuit, says New Jersey officials rejected license plate proclaiming atheism When Nature Speaks, Who Are You Hearing? 15 Apr 2014 at 11:07am
The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to? Richard Dawkins: I'm not aggressive about God...perhaps just angry 17 Apr 2014 at 3:56am
In his own eyes at least, "aggressive" would be too strong a term for his stinging attacks on faith. Atheists are adoptive parents, too! Why agencies must stop discriminating 8 Apr 2014 at 5:07am
As non-believers, my husband and I feared the worst. We were lucky -- but we shouldn't have needed to be
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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.