Atheism

Yes, There Is A Very Big Difference Between Atheism & Agnosticism

The number of people who don't subscribe to an organized religion has been on the rise in the U.S. since 2007. The Pew Research Center refers to this group as "religious nones," but the people who make up its membership identify themselves in slightly different terms. Quite a few of the "nones" …

Pew Research Center

Station cancels event with famous atheist, citing 'abusive speech' on Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> A public radio station in Berkeley, California, canceled a fundraiser and discussion with Richard Dawkins, the scientist, author and avowed atheist, calling his comments on Islam "abusive speech."<p>Dawkins was scheduled to discuss his new book, "Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a …

Richard Dawkins

I’m a Leaver who would be happy for a second referendum

To everyone’s huge surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out as being quite a hard-line Eurosceptic, despite his tireless campaigning last year during the referendum.<p>He has also further cemented his party’s newfound respect for immigration restriction, attacking the importing of cheap labour from …

Richard Dawkins

No, Richard Dawkins is not the most influential science writer of all time

Dawkins' book "The Selfish Gene" may be a classic, but it is not on par with the works of Darwin and Newton<p>In a poll, Royal Society readers voted Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book “The Selfish Gene” as the most influential science book of all time, according to a report by “The Guardian.”<p>It won 236 votes …

Richard Dawkins

Berkeley Public Radio Station Cancels Event with 'Islamophobic' Atheist Richard Dawkins

<i>Washington Post</i> blogger Eugene Volokh reported trouble in Public Broadcasting Land on Monday night. Berkeley-based KPFA, the original station that …

Richard Dawkins

Ark Encounter is a for-profit enterprise once again.I guess the prospect of losing $18 million in tax rebates from the state -- due to the Creationists' own incompetence -- was too much to take, so they reversed course.

Ark Encounter is a for-profit enterprise once again.<p>Last week, we learned that <b>Ken Ham</b> and his team had sold the <i>for</i>-profit attraction to a <i>non</i>-profit …

Pew: What Christians Worry About Most

President Donald Trump might do better to focus on fixing health care instead of tackling terrorism.<p>The white evangelicals who largely voted for him …

Pew Research Center

PRAGER: My Response To Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens devoted his <i>New York Times</i> column last week to admonishing me for my tweet from two weeks ago and critiquing my follow-up column last …

Conservative POV

RELIGION VS. SPIRITUALITY

<b>Life has been kicking me vigorously lately.</b><p><b>I would be lying if I said I didn’t care.</b><p><b>I am tiring of the constant barrage.</b><p><b>But, alas, I always have been</b> …

Spirituality

Post-modernism vs. Universalism vs. Collectivism

Since I just mentioned the boogey-word, post-modernism, here’s a terrifically good overview of the subject by Peter Coffin.<p>He sets it up in an …

How the social gospel movement explains the roots of today’s religious left

Religious leaders are promoting progressive politics in the social gospel movement<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform. From the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century to the …

Liberal POV

Bill Nye: 'You can shoot the messenger but climate is still changing'

The acclaimed scientist and television star talks about his new book and the damaging effects of ignoring the planet’s changing climate<p>“Excuse me, but gigawatt is pronounced ‘<i>gigg-uh-watts</i>’,” Bill Nye said in 1985. “You say it with a hard ‘g’.”<p>He was a 32-year-old engineer living in Seattle who …

News (U.S.)

Famed atheist falls prey to Left's hypocrisy

By cancelling a talk by famed scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins, leftwing progressives have engaged in an ugly double standard, further exposing …

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins' Berkeley event stopped for 'Islamophobia'

<b>Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has denied Islamophobia after a US radio station cancelled his forthcoming speech.</b><p>The best-selling author had been due to address an event hosted by KPFA Radio in Berkeley, California, in August.<p>Organisers accused him of "abusive speech against Islam" when …

Richard Dawkins

Man reveals how atheism ruined his marriage

A 37-year-old man has explained how his atheist views led to the disintegration of his marriage.<p>The man identified as William* told of how he and his …

Lifestyle

Post-Christian America: Gullible, Intolerant, and Superstitious

Human beings are hard-wired to search for meaning and purpose.<p>In some secular progressive circles, a certain myth persists. If you defeat the forces …

Conservative POV

Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.<p>Religion comes in …

Religion

Essay: Losing my religion

In 2010, I attended the final session of a closed critical discussion group questioning religious dogmas. Our college professor, who facilitated our …

Religion

Richard Dawkins pulled from Berkeley radio station

Richard Dawkins and other leading atheists have hit out at a California radio station after it canceled an event upon learning of the scientist’s …

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins is dragged into America’s tedious free-speech war

Anyone who has followed the free-speech wars in America over recent years will know that by now, basically, nobody can speak anywhere.<br>Especially at centres like that one-time home of free speech, Berkeley, California, you now cannot speak in public if you’re a man or a woman, if you’re gay or …

Richard Dawkins

This kind of patience isn't easy to find online.

After seeing a young Christian apologist on YouTube saying that atheists are foolish for always wanting <i>natural</i> explanations for everything, <b>Rachel</b> …

The Richard Dawkins KPFA Radio Ban Is Pure Hypocrisy

Richard Dawkins was scheduled to appear on American radio, KPFA as part of an event to promote his new book. The radio station have now retracted …

Richard Dawkins

Tomorrow Night, Regent College, Adam and the Genome

Since 1982 the Gallup Poll [a repost of RJS’s post because tomorrow night Dennis and I will be giving a public lecture at <i>Regent College</i> (Vancouver) …

Ark Encounter continues to sink.

In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism. <b>(We also have a new Patreon page!)</b><p>We discussed:<p>— Ark Encounter …

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We are Witnessing the Revival of Religion in Higher Education

The influence of religion within higher education is expanding. In the midst of it all there is much to celebrate, yet also a great deal to consider.<p>While some institutions have responded accordingly to the changing dynamics of religion, others are failing to cultivate a suitable learning climate, …

Higher Education

Organizations have the right to not invite Richard Dawkins — or me — to speak

A talk by Richard Dawkins on his newest book, <i>Science in the Soul: Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist</i>, was canceled by the radio station …

Richard Dawkins

Modernity, Religion, Secularism: Why Accepting India’s Hindu Fundamentals Will Help The Secular Project

Snapshot<p>Why it is perfectly possible to draw the narrative of a liberal state from Hindu political philosophy and religious tradition<p>As I am fond of …

Conservative POV

Interns from Mercury One Leadership Program gets quizzed by Glenn on the moral foundations of the US

Glenn Beck invited a group of interns from Mercury One Leadership Program to discuss what they think our moral foundation as a country relies upon.<p>A discussion began when interns shared a biblical view of reasons why society needs concrete moral foundations like the 10 Commandments and how society …

Don’t Believe in God? Maybe You’ll Try U.F.O.s

Are Americans becoming less religious? It depends on what you mean by “religious.”<p>Polls certainly indicate a decline in religious affiliation, practice and belief. Just a couple of decades ago, about 95 percent of Americans reported belonging to a religious group. This number is now around 75 …

Pew Research Center

Higher Education Fallacies: What’s Behind Rising Conservative Distrust of Learning?

Photo by Hammerin Man | CC BY 2.0I recently delivered a lecture at the “Open University of the Left” in Chicago, titled “Does Capitalism Have a …

Education