Atheism

What the apparent shift from the New Atheism to the Social Justice Movement means for apologetics

"If the social justice movement has replaced New Atheism, that means one of the major tasks of apologists in the coming decade will be to seek to address the arguments of the social justice movement. One of the first steps in adequately answering an argument is to understand it." - Ben Edwards

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Should atheists “lie” to their children because they need religion to avoid despair?

"I would argue that the secularization that the psychoanalyst and I would together lament is driven by just this sort of cultural means-to-an-end religion. If a generation believes that religion is just a substitute for something else—political power, national identity, social control, or even just shortcut parenting—they will not just abandon it, but resent it too." - Russell Moore

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How to Convince an Atheist that God Exists

"'There is really no such thing as an atheist,' has smugly crossed the lips of more than few of my conversation partners over the years followed by a variation of the 'foxhole' story. That accusation was even thrown in my face several times by Christians when I was an atheist. Trust me, that doesn’t encourage atheists to listen to whatever else is said by the Believer, including any gospel presentation that might follow." - John Ellis

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Canadian Church of Atheism denied charitable status after court finds it's not a religion

"The Court of Appeal upheld the refusal by the minister of national revenue to register the Church of Atheism of Central Canada as a charity, even though it claimed to have a minister and sacred text called the 'Ten Commandments of Energy,' where they practiced their 'doctrine of mainstream science.' The court said the organization failed to demonstrate the necessary elements of a belief system." - Fox

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Freedom From Religion Foundation questions National Bible Week

Wisconsin: A "Republican-authored resolution recognizes Thanksgiving week as National Bible Week. It declares that reading the Bible has contributed to the moral fiber of society. The Madison-based national nonprofit Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for the separation of church and state, has criticized the resolution, saying that legislators are promoting their own religion." - AP

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Ending Religion—It’s a Bad Idea … Says Richard Dawkins?

"Dawkins has spent his life fighting against God (the God he doesn’t believe even exists). But he still recognizes that atheism (the worldview religion of Richard Dawkins) doesn’t provide the foundation for morality that is needed to keep people from doing 'really bad things.'" - AiG

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