Reclaiming the Definition of Atheism: Disbelief in God 6 Mar 2014 at 9:35am
For too long atheists have been granted a free pass to deliberately dilute the definition of atheism. Too many active and passive atheists are quick to assert the informationally deficient definition of atheism widely known as "a lack of belief in God" or the "absence of belief in God." 'Nones' avoid life's big questions; Christians don't 2 Mar 2014 at 2:22am
Every belief system must ask and answer some basic questions if that belief system is to be considered legitimate or sufficient. Atheism is an offshoot of deism | Theo Hobson 10 Feb 2014 at 9:09am
Jean-Jacques Rousseau ? part 3: Atheism, like Rousseau's deism, sees rationalism as a benign force that can liberate our natural goodness In the previous article , I considered Rousseau's political radicalism, at some speed. I want to offer a summarizing reflection on that theme, before moving on to his religious thought. Political justice, said Rousseau, depends on an understanding that state ... CPAC Conservatives Revoke Brief Truce with Atheism 25 Feb 2014 at 2:37pm
For a brief, shining moment, it seemed that the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference would welcome a gay atheist group to its annual gathering in March. But only for a moment! The obviously iffy truce fell apart on Tuesday when CPAC organizers pulled the plug, which apparently is what Jesus would do. David Silverman, president of the group American Atheists ... Banes & Notables: Customers know best, only when offended 15 Feb 2014 at 8:53pm
I still remember one particular customer who approached me a couple of years ago extremely concerned and agitated. ?You do not have an atheism section,? he told me. He said it as more of an accusation, rather than a comment. John Christy's Film Encounter With Atheism 19 Feb 2014 at 11:20am
John Christy, a devout Christian filmmaker and student of religion, and David Smalley, an atheist activist and radio host, have released a new documentary film they made together, "My Week in Atheism," about their friendship caught between the two opposing worldviews. Filmmaker expected criticism with his documentary on rock stars of atheism, T... 27 Feb 2014 at 7:19pm
Given that Gus Holwerda?s first feature-length documentary celebrates reason over faith, it?s perhaps not surprising that he has a pragmatic view on how it will fare. Still, it?s probably not something he should be putting on the movie poster. Sprinkle Courtesy on Servings of Conviction: A response to ?The Value of the ... 6 Mar 2014 at 1:20pm
I was challenged by J.C. Cortez?s editorial ?The Morality of the Godless.? I thought his writing was very thoughtful, insightful, and what I most appreciated; it was from the heart. Atheist makes case for non-belief 28 Feb 2014 at 10:08pm
The first formal meeting of the new chapter of the UNLV Secular Student Alliance (SSA) was just a few weeks ago, but the group hosted its first campus event on Sept. 14 with a presentation by atheist comedian and filmmaker Brian Dalton. Is Atheism Irrational? 11 Feb 2014 at 1:55am
?Lack of evidence, if indeed evidence is lacking, is no grounds for atheism. No one thinks there is good evidence for the proposition that there are an even number of stars; but also, no one thinks the right conclusion to draw is that there are an uneven number of stars.
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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.