Tag Archives: Atheism

“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 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 his own.  Harris, who holds the most stridently anti-Muslim position … Continue reading

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

by Donovan Schaefer 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 a non-sectarian state.  Both Christianity and Judaism are slotted in … 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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Can an Atheist Believe in God?

By Steven Ramey My last post generated an extended exchange with a colleague who has rightly pushed me concerning my disavowal of judging identity claims. My colleague suggested, for example, that someone who believes that Jesus is the Son of … Continue reading

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