For as long as atheism has existed as a significant intellectual movement, there have been attempts by atheists to psychoanalyze religious belief – to explain it or explain it away not with regards to its inherent truth or falsehood, but rather in ...
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One month after September 11, 2001 Richard Dawkins wrote in the British paper The Guardian, "Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, what's the
A local atheist reportedly contacted FFRF regarding a Bible verse that adorned the walls in Parkersburg South High School's wrestling room, the wrestling team's website and t-shirts purchased by parents for team wrestlers. The verse is Philippians 4:13 ...
The teenage grapplers are staring down the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a Wisconsin-based atheist group outraged because the team wears t-shirts bearing a Bible verse. "I can do all things through Him that strengthens me." That's the verse
The Most Rev Justin Welby wrote in his blog that it was a "historical fact " that UK law, ethics and culture were based on its teachings and traditions.
Many people believe ridiculous things. Most of the time, we eventually shuffle off such beliefs. But some remain. In the case of Christianity, this is the belief in Yahweh. I don't mean to be overly rhetorical, but the belief in Yahweh is patently ridiculous, much more so than the belief in God.
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Atheists should show 'liberal tolerance' to Britain's status as a Christian ...
Atheists should accept that Britain is a “Christian country” – and show “liberal tolerance” towards it, a group of prominent philosophers has argued. In a letter to The Telegraph, eight leading thinkers including Prof Roger Scruton, the philosopher and ...
Atheist letter objecting to 'Christian nation' remarks attracts widespread ...Christian Concern
PM's faith remarks 'foster division' atheists claimThe Christian Institute
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Just as "science," in the sense we use the word today, didn't quite exist in Shakespeare's day, atheism, too, was absent in its modern, Dawkins-like form.
Here's one example. Dickson's first tip is for atheists to deal with the Christian "sophisticated literary trail of reasons for the Faith." East responded in part by saying something I've wondered about as well:I think Dickson and many other “public Christians” are guilty of exactly the same thing. They speak out against the Dawkinses and Krausses of the world, rather than tackling leading atheist philosophers such as Graham Oppy, Theodore Drange and Quentin Smith, to name just a few. Christians devote entire websites to attacking The God Delusion, yet seem to completely ignore books like Why I Became an Atheist,in which John Loftus absolutely does engage with Plantinga, Craig and company, very successfully I think. And then there are classics such as Oppy’s Arguing About Gods, Sobel’s Logic and Theism, and so many more. LINK.