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Imagine 7: A Secular Retreat – A Report from the Field, Part Two

by Matt Sheedy For part one in this series of posts, see here. Imagine 7: A Secular Retreat, which I recently attended in Toronto from June 2-4, is the seventh annual Imagine No Religion conference that was started by Bill Ligertwood and … Continue reading

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Imagine 7: A Secular Retreat – A Report from the Field, Part One

by Matt Sheedy The very popular Imagine No Religion conference/convention and gathering for atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and non-believers of all stripes is being held this year in Toronto, the first time the yearly event has journeyed from its British Columbia … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus? Matt Sheedy

In this new series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has been … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholar Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Natasha L. Mikles

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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Not All Atheists

by Matt Sheedy In the wake of this past Tuesday’s tragic murders of Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Shaddy Barakat, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, much has been made of Craig Steven Hicks’ (the accused) motivation, particularly his … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of How Religiosity Reduces Anxiety

by Matthew Facciani Popular authors such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris have accrued notoriety by discussing the negative effects of religious belief. Such polemical figures and their followers often focus on the truth-value of religion while speculating its impact … Continue reading

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Thus Spake Matt Sheedy: Analytic Philosophy, Critical Theory, and the Atheism/Theism Discourse

by Dan Linford Note: A version of this article originally appeared on Dan Linford’s blog Libere. Matt Sheedy recently wrote an article for the Bulletin blog, in which he addresses Kevin Sorbo’s statement that atheists are absurd because they are angry with a … Continue reading

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