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June 03, 2018
A New Crowd-based Religion
Religion has its beliefs, but it also has a social dimension, with governance, organization, finance,...
March 23, 2018
Nietzsche’s Critique of the New Atheists
Traditional atheists argue that God does not exist. The "new atheists" employ a moral argument...
February 26, 2018
The Attack on Christianity from the Right
Most of us are familiar with the attacks of Christianity from the Left. There are...
January 30, 2018
And now Generation Z
Churches were told to make adjustments for Generation X. Lately, new adjustments had to be...
November 15, 2017
Only Christians Can Be Atheists and Only Atheists Can Be Christians?
Ernst Bloch was a Marxist--indeed, a Stalinist--who believed that Christianity is the inspiration for the...
October 03, 2017
“Religion Is More Like Sex Than School”
Research is showing that religion is not just a learned behavior or intellectual assent to...
July 27, 2017
“Why Is It Fine to Criticize Christianity But Not Islam?”
"New Atheist" Richard Dawkins has been dis-invited from an event sponsored by a Berkeley radio...
May 12, 2017
The religious comeback after Communist atheism
A study by Pew Research shows the massive failure of Soviet atheism. In the 18...
March 15, 2017
Are atheists dying out?
An article in Evolutionary Psychological Science looks at the "secularization hypothesis," the assumption that modernity would...
January 31, 2017
C. S. Lewis, atheist
C. S. Lewis, one of the foremost Christian apologists, had been for 15 years a convinced...
September 15, 2016
Church removes minister for her atheism
We have blogged about the case of the atheist pastor. Gretta Vosper has been a...
May 25, 2016
Was Christopher Hitchens reconsidering his atheism?
Christopher Hitchens was one of the most prominent of the "new atheists," but a book...
April 27, 2016
The case of the atheist pastor
Mainline Protestants have been casting away traditional Christian teachings with great abandon. Pastors can now...
January 15, 2016
The BBC website has pages on the different kinds of religion, including "Christian atheism." Read...
September 30, 2015
Christian, Christian-influenced, and anti-Christian
Ross Douthat, a Catholic columnist for the New York Times, has written about the difference...
March 11, 2015
Liberal and Illiberal Atheists
The London Guardian has published a fascinating in-depth article about atheism, its history and its...
November 19, 2014
How a French atheist became a Christian
Guillaume Bignon tells how he was converted from atheism to Christianity, going on to become...
August 20, 2014
The Third Form of Atheism
In responding to a Contemporary Christian musician who came out as gay, saying that she...
August 11, 2014
The political roots of atheism
Atheists are always invoking science, but notice how often their arguments and rhetoric use political...
July 16, 2014
When atheists give the invocation
When the Supreme Court recently ruled that prayers from a distinct religion could be offered...
June 11, 2014
Treating faith as a virus of the mind
Some atheists are getting meaner and more threatening. Trevor Logan tells about a new book,...
May 15, 2014
God as merely an explanation
The "low voltage atheist" George Will defends public prayer, and in doing so offers an...
May 07, 2014
Two conservative atheists
Being a Christian is not the same as being a conservative, and being a conservative...
April 18, 2014
Even secular humanism depends on Christianity
Theo Hobson, in the British Spectator, critiques the New Atheist insistence that we can have...
January 14, 2014
Satanism is having a Reformation
The group that is trying to erect a statue of Baphomet next to the Ten...
January 06, 2014
Schism in the atheist church, already
The atheist church we've blogged about, the Sunday Assembly, has split over doctrinal issues, worship...
October 02, 2013
Is the Pope Catholic?
Pope Francis has done another interview: Pope Francis cranked up his charm offensive on the...
May 24, 2013
Pope says atheists can be saved
Pope Francis preached a homily in which he pretty much said that atheists too can...
May 09, 2013
The world’s worst violators of religious freedom
The worst countries for religious freedom are either Muslim or atheist. (Burma is Buddhist.) We...
April 22, 2013
Atheists want to participate in interfaith services
Atheists in Boston are complaining that they haven't been invited to participate in the interfaith...
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