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Evolution And Christianity: Did We Arrive By Chance?

Michael Ruse | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

It is important to see if any shade of modern thought about the evolution of humans suggests that our appearance was inevitable. And I think Christians have still got a problem here.

Has Atheism Become A Religion?

David Lose | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

These four elements suggest that Atheists regularly demonstrate attributes usually exhibited by religious folk of all persuasions.

Evolution And Catholic Theology

Michael Ruse | Posted 07.11.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

As things stand at the moment, there is a flat-out contradiction between the claims of modern biological science and the theology of the Roman Catholic Church.

God, We Need Atheists

Frank Fredericks | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

If we Christians challenge ourselves to treat our atheist brothers and sisters as equitable members of our communities, will atheists recognize the value of faith to those who believe?

Rationality And Irrationality In Believers And Atheists

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

Science has much to say about spirituality, and vice versa. They aren't enemies or natural opposites.

Atheism's Odd Relationship With Morality

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

The reason that I can agree with many of the moral assertions that these atheists make is because they are not truly outgrowths of their purported philosophies, but rather of mine.

Is New Atheism A Religion?

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Defining "religion" is notoriously difficult. Roman Catholicism is clearly a religion. But what about Quakerism? And if you include the Quakers, then what about the Rotarians and the Free Masons?

Darwinism And The Problem Of Evil

Michael Ruse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

I am not sure that the problem of evil can be solved. I am with the chap in the Brothers Karamazov who said that even if everything is good in the end, the cost is not worth it.

A Reasonable Argument For God's Existence

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

I posit to you that all the evidence points, in an obvious and inextricable way, to a supernatural explanation for the origin of life -- a perfectly reasonable position.

What Is The History Of Modern Atheism?

Christian Science Monitor | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.26.2011 | Books

When the priest asks him why, with his days numbered, he still has not turned to God, Meursault, the death row inmate in Albert Camus's "L'Étranger,"...

What's So New About The New Atheism?

Paul Pardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Pardi

The general consensus on the part of professional philosophers on all sides of the question is that the popular arguments being made by new atheists are not all that new.

Mistakes Atheists Make: The Top 9

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Phil Zuckerman

If you really think that a secular worldview is superior, I would suggest a little self-examination. A lot of you out there are making some serious mistakes.

An Open Letter To The Atheist Community

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

Certainly we can open by agreeing that all human beings should be respected and (assuming no egregious misdeeds) spoken to with civility.

Moving Beyond A Human Image Of God

Jeffrey Small | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jeffrey Small

The view of God as a supernatural being like us, only more powerful, is one of the principal reasons behind the rise of atheism in the Western world and the spiritual apathy of many people today.

Atheists, Humanists Resolve to Give More

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

As we head into 2011, humanist leaders around the world have resolved to give more and get their fellow freethinkers to do the same.

An Atheist Christmas Is No Christmas At All

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

It's been my observation that there hasn't been much talk of God for decades of Christmas, ur, rather "holiday" seasons. Seems to me that God and faith have been oh-so-politically incorrect.

Wendy Kaminer, "Hate Speech," and Campus Censorship

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Greg Lukianoff

Check out Wendy Kaminer's great column, "Debating Hate Speech," over at The Atlantic: Last week I engaged in an online Intelligence Squared debate abo...

How Should Religion Behave In Public?

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Religious believers, like everyone else in the public domain, must subject their moral principles and standards to the political test of scrutiny and analysis.

Making Space For Sane Spirituality

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Goldberg

This diverse, unorganized mish-mash of open-minded seekers tends to approach spirituality in a reasonable, rational and pragmatic manner, and it's the fastest-growing religious category in America: spiritual but not religious.

The Purpose Of The Universe

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Is it not arrogant to imagine that something as puny as a human being can have a purpose, but to assert that something as grand as the universe cannot?

A Grander View of Evolution, Sans Voodoo

David Vognar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Vognar

A major reason for global political and personal problems is our misunderstanding of and blind conformity to cultural codes of attraction that reinforce insecurities, fear and social Darwinism.

Dawkins at Duke: Just the Facts, Ma'am

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

At times, with its mention of Web sites and the suggestion that people organize and send money, Richard Dawkins' lecture on Sunday had the feel of a political rally. Most of the time, however, it was pretty glorious science.

Is Religion Good For Us? Former Dawkins Acolyte Now Says Yes!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Maybe religion is beneficial, after all. That's the natural inference to draw from psychologist Susan Blackmore's sudden reversal of her long-held position that religion is a parasite on human existence.

Memes, Mind and The Examined Life

Richard Geldard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Geldard

Ralph Waldo Emerson has been our national conscience for over 150 years. His fundamental recommendation to us is this: before you step out into the world to act, find out who and what you are first.

Richard Dawkins Likens Burqas To Trash Bags, Speaks Of 'Visceral Revulsion' To Islamic Veils

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Outspoken British academic Richard Dawkins has sparked outrage by likening the burqa to a "full bin liner." [The British phrase for trash bag.] In...