As I don my vestments and stole to take part in ritual ceremonies of Holy Week, the most sacred liturgical moment of the
There's no need for releasing the Searchers to find out the cause for the current incredulity about God. At some point in
As far as I can discover from interviews and from books, there are at least 21 reasons smart people find God unconvincing
The agnostic wants more evidence and is therefore unsure; the atheist insists there is ample evidence and is therefore certain.
Might theists welcome atheist critiques of God and make a better idea of God?
Harris claims that I am being hyperbolic when I argue, as I did in Salon, that he "dehumanizes Muslims to such an extreme degree that it verges upon bloodlust." If my description of his words is hyperbole, how should the following words be described?
The recent merger of the secular organization Center for Inquiry (CFI) and the Richard Dawkins Foundation (RDF) has been
You pass through the long security line at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC. While the line of tourists streams forward into the Exhibition Hall, you turn right, and head to the Senate appointment desk.
I have never been completely comfortable as a progressive Christian. Yes, the term helps somewhat to alleviate the sense people sometimes get that I'm some kind of crazy, bible-thumping evangelical trying to convert them. "A progressive Christian?" most of them ask. They've never heard of it.
Humanity as a whole has never ever agreed about Who or What or Whether God is.
We must understand that the only way to defeat the ISIS narrative is by providing a reformist counter-narrative that is based on intellectual honesty and truth. Such a narrative exists. Let us support it, not fight it.
Unlike classical atheists like Bertrand Russell and George Bernard Shaw who advocated their views and advanced the critique of religion with wit and erudition, the "new atheists," seek to ply their trade through the economy of outrage.
If in fact groups like ISIS are the true face of Islam, and if the propaganda that Muslim Americans engage in "stealth Jihad" to take over the country is true, why should my neighbor not look at me with suspicion and disgust?
There is much to suggest these three students weren't killed solely over a parking space. This heinous act looks more like a hate crime.
Since his highly controversial exchange with Ben Affleck and Nicholas Kristof on October 3rd, Bill Maher has insisted that he's simply stating the unpleasant facts about the Muslim world. But there are two particularly noxious myths that need to be debunked.
Evangelical anti-theism, much like militant theism by extremist clerics in the theist world, detaches one from the important values of objectivity and fairness.
New atheism is far from dead because it is a term to simply describe vocal atheists who came out of the closet after 9/11 and attacked religion around the world like it had not seen in the past, but it also is not a term one needs to simply identify with.
Sadly it has taken this terrible act of terrorism to kick start the resurgence of atheism in our modern society and to motivate atheists to organize.
God doesn't need the protection of black belt theological defenders. But to the extent that God gets a kick out of anything, I suspect it has to do with the love we show one another and the awe with which we behold the universe.