Many atheists have no need to keep arguing about God’s existence. We don’t believe any Gods exist, and we’ve moved beyond that conversation. But author James Lindsay believes that religious people have psychological and social needs that faith helps them meet. Unless atheists address those concerns, we won’t get anywhere. In other words, the way we talk about God right now isn’t working.
His new book expanding on this idea is called Everybody Is Wrong About God (Pitchstone Publishing, 2015):
In the excerpt below, Lindsay discusses why its imperative we help “uproot” people out of their faith: