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I'm Finally Breaking Up With Richard Dawkins

Chris Sosa | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Chris Sosa

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm done with Richard Dawkins. As a teenager, the brilliant scientist was among the first to break through my bubble of petty fundamentalism and push me to think critically about the superstitions that envelope our cultures. I miss that guy and have no idea where he went.

#AtheismSoWhite: Atheists of Color Rock Social Justice

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Back in the day, supergroups ruled rock's largely white, largely male landscape. Megaliths like my boys Cream, Blind Faith and Crosby, Stills, Nash a...

Atheists Form Super Group, Name Woman To Top Leadership Role

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

It’s like a royal wedding in the small world of atheist organizations: The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and...

Muslim Women and the Militant Atheists

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 01.25.2016 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

It seems it is not only the far right that seizes the opportunity of every calamity that befalls us and every terrorist attack to unleash their exclusionary and hateful rhetoric towards Islam and Muslims. Self-proclaimed enlightened liberals do too.

Trump's Anti-Muslim Sentiment Is Symptomatic of a Deeper Malaise

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 12.08.2015 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Since the attacks on September 11, 2001 there has been a relentless and carefully crafted campaign in several quarters of social and mainstream media to demonize both Islam and Muslims. The current wave of hatred is neither an overnight occurrence.

Richard Dawkins Compares Ahmed Mohamed To ISIS Child Soldier

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

Richard Dawkins is backpedaling after he posted a tweet Tuesday that compared "clock kid" Ahmed Mohamed to an Islamic State child soldier who wa...

Does Religion Make Us Worse People?

Christian Piatt | Posted 11.17.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

There's a well-known phenomenon in churches where young families, many of whom have not been involved in organized religion since before college, retu...

The Daddy Diaries. Chapter 23. A New Pair of Genes.

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.10.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

Before we left the hospital with Lev, the nurse gave us a little lecture about how important it is not to shake the baby. We've all read about awful incidents in the newspaper often enough to realize why the state has now mandated this little chat with new parents--though I found it odd that they not only explain it, but make both parents sign a document promising we would not violently shake Lev.

Science and Medicine, Fools and Fanatics: The 'Fluidity' of Woo

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The American College of Preventive Medicine recently completed a project, with funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration, to advan...

Richard Dawkins: College Students Are Betraying The Free Speech Movement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.03.2015 | College

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, a famously outspoken atheist, said Friday the trend of students pushing to disinvite speakers on college campu...

Raising Safer Daughters; Raising Better Sons

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There may well be duties in these data for university officials. But there are duties in them for parents, too. The victims are, inescapably, our daughters. The report is shockingly silent on the fact that the perpetrators are, inevitably, our sons.

15 Of Richard Dawkins' Most Controversial Tweets

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science

For better or worse, Richard Dawkins simply isn't one to bite his tongue. On Sunday, the outspoken evolutionary biologist and best-selling autho...

On and Beyond the Ethics of (Animals) Eating Animals

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For those committed to meat consumption, eating what they kill may offer various advantages over eating what they find sealed in cellophane. But it is a niche admonition at best, impertinent to the masses of us.

Keeping Mind in Mind

Michael Neill | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

When I first began learning about the 3 principles behind the human experience, I just wanted to be happy. I had been seeking to avoid a return to depression for over twenty years, and to my delight, I began to experience a level of well-being that was previously unknown to me.

The Atheists Are Coming Out of a Closet Near You

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.12.2015 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

If the folks behind a movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will be coming out of their religion-free closets to declare their unbelief to friends, family and coworkers.

Hey, South Park and Twitter, Why the Religious Mockery?

Donna Carol Voss | Posted 08.10.2015 | Religion
Donna Carol Voss

I follow Richard Dawkins on Twitter. Why, as a devout Mormon, do I follow the world's most prominent (living) atheist? I'm always interested in both sides. Obviously an articulate and intelligent man, Dawkins is also, how do I put it, snarky. Case in point, the following three tweets, all generated in a single day.

Prominent Atheist Richard Dawkins Says Islam Needs A 'Feminist Revolution'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.24.2015 | Religion

Outspoken atheist writer Richard Dawkins took to Twitter this week to air concerns about the status of women in Islam. Needless to say, his unso...

Captain Pope on the Titanic

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The Pope, by the way, is not bringing religion to the debate; he is simply acknowledging that the science is overwhelming and compelling, and given that, there is a moral obligation to act.

'More Rational Than Thou'

Stuart Hameroff | Posted 06.05.2015 | Religion
Stuart Hameroff

An open letter to Richard Dawkins and Michael Shermer Dear Richard and Michael, I read your lament that some people leave religion for 'something ...

'Nones' are 'someones' in vibrant U.S. religious landscape

David Briggs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

The end is not near for religion in America -- or elsewhere in the world. What analysts are trying to divine, however, is the mystery of why more people are indicating "none" when asked their religious affiliation.

New Atheists and the Economy of Outrage

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 06.13.2015 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

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.

Atheists React To Chapel Hill Shooting Of Muslim Family Members

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

The fatal shooting Tuesday of three members of a Muslim family in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has prompted condemnation and calls for introspection a...

Walking on Water with Giant Green Frogs

Shan Wells | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Shan Wells

At this point, I can hear readers of faith saying: "But you can't blame religion for murder. People kill whether they are religious or not!" Certainly, they do. But religion is one the most insidiously lethal accelerators of violence this side of an unfaithful lover.

Nannies, Ninnies, Nutrients and Nonsense

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the New York Times reported recently that a lot of alleged nutrient supplements are devoid of nutrients and supplements, the scrum was immediately predictable. That much more so because we have seen a recent backlash against our over-hyped reliance on supplements as silver bullets.

WATCH: Leading Evolutionary Biologist Reads Hilarious Anti-Gay Hate Mail

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This is just too good. It's not a huge surprise that Richard Dawkins gets a large amount of hate mail from right-wing religious zealots. The 73-yea...