ALSO IN News 16 Jan 2015 at 12:16pm
Is Egypt waging war on atheism? Ahmed Harqan, an Egyptian atheist who expressed his views on television, went to a police station in Alexandria to report that he and his wife were attacked on the street for his beliefs. Egypt cracks down on atheism 13 Jan 2015 at 11:59am
Egypt's Constitution states that "freedom of belief is absolute," yet it says nothing about those who don't believe. Atheism?s civil-rights delusion: Why non-believers don?t need their own Selma... 19 Jan 2015 at 5:15am
Anti-atheist attitudes are real ? but they're nothing compared to the oppression of the Jim Crow south MP reveals pressure to hide atheism 16 Jan 2015 at 6:06am
Retiring MP James Arbuthnot claims there is pressure on Conservative politicians to keep quiet about not being religious. I'm an atheist, but I have no interest in joining your 'movement' 25 Jan 2015 at 6:52am
I do understand the desire to feel like part of a community of like-minded believers: that?s what most people turn to religion for in the first place Most atheists I know talk about their ?lack? or ?rejection? of religion? their active stance against belief in any higher power. But for me, it?s not active at all. For a long time I felt the need to defend my passive atheism against believers and ... ?A year without God?: A Seventh-Day Adventist pastor embraces atheism 22 Jan 2015 at 2:45am
What began as an thought experiment has cost Ryan Bell his congregation, his job and ultimately his religious faith Egypt student gets 3-year jail term for atheism 11 Jan 2015 at 8:20am
An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to three years in jail for announcing on Facebook that he is an atheist and for insulting Islam, his lawyer said Sunday. Karim al-Banna, a 21-year-old whose own father testified against him, was jailed by a court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira on Saturday, lawyer Ahmed Abdel Nabi told AFP. "He was handed down a three-year prison sentence, and if ... Atheist jailed for Facebook posts 13 Jan 2015 at 2:35pm
Egypt's Constitution states that "freedom of belief is absolute," yet it says nothing about those who don't believe. Knowing and believing God?s existence 4 Jan 2015 at 9:15am
A new atheism is reportedly on the rise in the United States. It argues that nothing exists if it cannot be proven by science and because science cannot prove there is a God, therefore He does not exist. Fortunately, according to 2013 statistics from Pew Research Center, only 10 percent of the world?s population are atheists and agnostics, the rest are believers. Why Evil Disproves Atheism 15 Jan 2015 at 6:24am
As Islamists continue to kill innocents, they provide more fuel for the oft-made atheist claim that religion is evil.
If you want to talk with someone in person, please feel free to call 212-864-5436
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.