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Political Atheism: The Last Taboo

Herb Silverman | Posted 05.12.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

In "The Last Taboo: Why America Needs Atheism," published in the New Republic in 1996, Wendy Kaminer wrote, "Atheists generate about as much sympathy ...

New Atheism: Is It Dead or an Idea Worth Saving?

Dan Arel | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dan Arel

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.

Stop Blaming Religion for Violence

Sean McElwee | Posted 02.09.2014 | Religion
Sean McElwee

Religion has once again become the "opiate of the people." But this time, instead of seducing the proletariat into accepting its position in a capitalist society, it lulls atheists into believing that abolishing religion would bring about utopia.

Dawkins, Dennett And Hitchens: The New Theists?

Peter Rollins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion
Peter Rollins

There is a form of atheism that is closer to the divine than the standard theism witnessed in the church. For wherever a concern of beauty, an embrace of life and a love of liberation are exhibited the sacred is proclaimed.

Confessions of a Homo sapiens Chauvinist

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 11.04.2012 | Science
Steven Paul Leiva

We are a cognizant, intelligent, contemplating species, possibly the only such species in the universe. Even if we aren't, we should act as if we are that precious. Our purpose, then, should be to thrive and to be the universe's means of self-contemplation, to be the mind of the universe.

When An Atheist Dies: Religious Reflections On Christopher Hitchens' Death

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What happens to an atheist when he dies? No one can answer that question with certainty. However, we can and should reflect on how this extraordinary author, intellectual and provocateur faced death before he died.

Hitchens Blasts Tea Party

Vanity Fair | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It is often in the excuses and in the apologies that one finds the real offense. Looking back on the domestic political "surge" which the populist rig...

Atheist Christopher Hitchens And Rabbi David Wolpe Duke It Out Over God

The Washington Post | David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ambling across the lobby with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, my antagonist nodded to me and said, "Hello, darling." It was...

Christopher Hitchens' Obama Endorsement

Slate | Christopher Hitchens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I used to nod wisely when people said: "Let's discuss issues rather than personalities." It seemed so obvious that in politics an issue was an issue a...