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Post-Atheism and Deconstruction: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 2

by Donovan Schaefer Gary Gutting: So the distinction that saves you from contradiction is this: Beliefs contain faith in the sense that, in the world, beliefs are where we find faith concretely expressed; but any given faith can be expressed … Continue reading

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“My Morality” Doesn’t Need Your God

by Monica Miller Note: this post originally appeared on the Culture on the Edge blog, where the author was reporting from Skepticon 6, which is held annually in Springfield, Missouri. She uses her sweet, melodic, and soulful voice as a lyrical … Continue reading

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Why “Atheism” Matters

by Douglas E. Cowan * The follow is a summary post of Dr. Cowan’s article appearing in the recent issues of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion on “Humor and Religion.” Many readers may be surprised by an article … Continue reading

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I Know Exactly What That Is: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 3

by Donovan Schaefer * Follow these links for part 1 and part 2. American atheist Sam Harris recently responded to the swirl of celebrity surrounding Pakistani girls’s education advocate and assassination survivor Malala Yousafzai by claiming her as one of … Continue reading

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On the Muslim Question: White Atheism and Islamophobia, Part 1

by Donovan Schaefer * Follow these links for part 2 and part 3. Karl Marx’s “On the Jewish Question” is a systematic critique of the particularism of religious commitments as an obstacle to the coalescence of the true community of … Continue reading

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The Return of the Nones

by Sean McCloud This week, NPR’s Morning Edition resurrected the October 2012 Pew Poll that suggested that 19.6% of Americans had no religious affiliation, dubbed them “nones,” and described this as a rising trend. The week-long radio series, “Losing Our … Continue reading

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This Must Be How Jon Stewart Feels Every Day

by Donovan Schaefer Bill O’Reilly: It is a fact that Christianity is not a religion; it is a philosophy. If the government was saying that the Methodist religion deserves a special place in the public square I would be on … Continue reading

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