Tag Archives: Atheism

For the Love of God … or Queen

by Matt Sheedy In the aftermath of the Canadian election on October 19, which saw the long dormant Liberal Party rise to the position of majority government after nearly a decade of Conservative Party rule, much ado was made of … Continue reading

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Science, Religion & Culture: Special Issue on “Atheism, Secularity, and Science”

Announcing the publication of “Atheism, Secularity, and Science,” a special issue of the journal Science, Religion & Culture, guest edited by John R. Shook, Ralph W. Hood Jr., and Thomas J. Coleman III. The journal issue contains theoretical and empirical articles … 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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Debating a Discipline, Contesting Identities, and the Future of Islamic Studies

The following is the editorial introduction to the November 2014 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Hercules: On Atheism and the Uses of Critical Theory

  by Matt Sheedy In a Raw Story article from this past Wednesday, entitled “Kevin Sorbo: Atheists are angry because they secretly know God exists and is judging them,” Scott Kaufman discusses a recent interview with the actor best known … Continue reading

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Sam Harris: You Are My Data

by Matt Sheedy As a scholar of religions, I find your arguments about religion both frustrating and wrongheaded, which is a sentiment that is shared by most of my colleagues, though often for different reasons. Your recent post, “Why I … Continue reading

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Post-Atheism and Deconstruction: Postsecular Atheisms, Part 2

by Donovan Schaefer Gary Gutting: So the distinction that saves you from contradiction is this: Beliefs contain faith in the sense that, in the world, beliefs are where we find faith concretely expressed; but any given faith can be expressed … Continue reading

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