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The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 3)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

The bond between militant atheism and militant skepticism has been unusually strong, to the point where attacks on religion are delivered as if no rational, science-minded person could object.

Atheist Mega-Churches May Help Mend Relationships With Faithful

Eliyahu Federman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Eliyahu Federman

There has been a recent surge of "atheist mega-church" gatherings where nonbelievers pack into rooms for rousing music, inspirational lectures and reflection. It's an attempt to gain the benefit of a religious-like community, but without God.

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

By a strange and unexpected chain of events, real science finds itself at a turning point where skepticism itself is proving to be a dubious attitude.

Theology Is Not About God: An Open Letter to Jerry A. Coyne

David J. Dunn, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
David J. Dunn, PhD

One day, New Atheists may convert the world to reason and usher in a thousand years of humanistic peace. When that happens, sure, let's get theology out of colleges and universities.

The Rise and Fall of Militant Skepticism

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

We live in a skeptical age because the cornerstone of science, "Everything must be verified" is a skeptical position.

How Not to Talk About the Beliefs of Others

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.28.2013 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Recently two celebrities offered us mirror textbook cases on how not to talk about the belief -- or lack thereof -- of another.

Celebrity Atheist Is 'Sure Obama Is An Atheist' Too

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Celebrity atheist Richard Dawkins believes that two of America's presidents share his same religious perspective. “Like many people, I’m sure t...

Oprah, Atheists, and the Gift of Ambiguity

David Lose | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
David Lose

Yes, you can be well-intentioned and still do harm. That, at least, is what television personality and media mogul Oprah Winfrey learned when she apparently and good-naturedly dismissed Diana Nyad's claim to being an atheist.

Ex-Pope Calls Famous Scientist A 'Fiction Writer'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.27.2013 | Science

Richard Dawkins is used to criticism, but it's not every day the award-winning scientist is slammed by the pope he once called a "leering old villain ...

Is Human Civilization More Likely To Be Destroyed By Science Or Religion?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Richard Dawkins, one of the world's most outspoken atheists and author of a new book, appeared on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Tuesday to disc...

Religious Pluralism, Global Peace, and Higher Education

Joseph L. Subbiondo | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Joseph L. Subbiondo

Whether or not one has a religion is not important. What is important is to recognize that the majority of people in the world do practice a religion -- and that their beliefs can be a force for good as well as evil.

Richard Dawkins' Surprising 'Love For The Anglican Tradition'

www.spectator.co.uk | Douglas Murray | Posted 09.13.2013 | Religion

"You owe me an apology," Richard Dawkins informs me. It is a bright Oxford morning and we are sitting in his home. His wife has just made me coffee an...

Richard Dawkins Slammed For 'Mild Pedophilia' Remarks

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Richard Dawkins, one of the world's best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies ...

Does It Matter That Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief.

Virginia Heffernan: A Creationist Against the Creationists

Nathan Schneider | Posted 09.23.2013 | Religion
Nathan Schneider

She deftly manages not to dismiss, for instance, evolution or astrophysics altogether, but she doesn't find that they have as much relevance to her daily life as the Bible. To her, there is an opposition between the poetry of religion and the coldness of science, and given the choice she chooses the former.

Scientists and Scholars in the Consciousness Community Weigh in about: Who Are The Enemies of Reason?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.02.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Since the publication of a previous blog - Richard Dawkins Plays God: The Video our office has received many communications, which has started an ongo...

Open Letter to Skeptics

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Deepak Chopra

Dear Messrs. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Chris Anderson, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Chopra Foundation, we are i...

The Day I Lost My Faith

Jerry DeWitt | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Jerry DeWitt

There was no one particular event, no one particular day when faith suddenly disappeared. Over the course of 25 years, my ever-reasoning conscious forcibly stripped blind-faith from my heart one layer at a time, until to my surprise, it was completely gone.

Richard Dawkins Plays God: The Video (Updated)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Deepak Chopra

Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that religion is the "root of all evil," which became the title of his first big television hit in the UK, broadcast in 2006. Its follow-up, in 2007, allowed me to meet him in person. He invited me to answer a few questions on camera, and I did.

The Science Delusion

Ian Williams | Posted 08.09.2013 | Books
Ian Williams

In my latest Catskill Review of Books radio program, I talk to Curtis White about his strong disagreements with the New Atheists, like Dawkins and Hit...

New Atheists, Old Tricks

Davide Mastracci | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Davide Mastracci

I am an atheist because I tend to not believe in things I have no evidence for. Yet New Atheists believe scores of myths, with no evidence, about Muslims and Islam.

Is Richard Dawkins Really The World's Leading Intellectual?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Dawkins on biology is an elegant, lucid and even enchanting explicator of science. Dawkins on religion is historically uninformed, outrageously partisan and morally obtuse. If Dawkins is indeed our best, the life of the mind is in a precarious state.

Do Doctors Really Discriminate Against The Overweight?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity bias needs to be fixed. We are most likely to fix it when standing on a solid bedrock of understanding it at its origins. We can then replace the crude and obsolete survival-related imperatives bestowed to us in our genes, with the better angels of our nature.

Richard Dawkins And The Unbearable Smugness Of Tweeting

Scott Stephens | Posted 06.23.2013 | Religion
Scott Stephens

Dawkins' views on religion are by now extremely well-known, to the point of cultural saturation thanks to the media's fixation with him. But the dogmatic assertions and withering dismissals that made Dawkins a media-darling lend themselves particularly well to the anarchic medium of Twitter, where his unjustifiable claims can shrug off any residual requirement for justification.

Pope Admits 'Serious Doubts About This Whole Organized Religion Thing,' Announces Resignation

Emmett Rensin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Emmett Rensin

After a long night reading the complete works of Christopher Hitchens, binge drinking and googling "proof for God," Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation yesterday, effective February 28th.