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Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

John Carlson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Carlson

Camus makes us long for the days of the "old atheism" when religious people weren't mocked for their so-called irrational beliefs; bullied by the charge that "religion poisons everything"; and told to step aside while secularism sweeps clean the religious debris from public life.

A Better Way to Believe in God

Jay Michaelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jay Michaelson

Religions do offer theological doctrine, but what they really offer is solace, love, sanctity, and value -- all of them inchoate, all of them dear.