Atheism in Proper Proportion
Lynne writes to us with an interesting comment. I am a bit puzzled about the nature of your Blog. I subscribed b/c I thought your blog would be basically athiest and critical of religion. The articles I’ve read are pretty much 50/50. To be candid, I can only handle about 15% pro- to- neutral articles…
Gunther Dawn writes: In the otherwise brilliant introduction to Believer Beware, Jeff Sharlet glibly overstuffs the following Straw Man of false equivalence: “It is not enough for the new atheists to simply not believe; what matters is making sure that you don’t believe. They are evangelists; and like evangelicalism itself—a faith built around the Great…
Google as God
Tucker Lieberman just alerted us to a .pdf version of his recent bit in American Atheist, “Google as God: A Theology of Information Technology”: Here we examine the behavior of Googlers in the light of commonly recognized religious practices and review Google’s qualifications as a god in the classical mold. We ask whether Google requires…
Margaret Speaks Her Mind
I don’t believe in God, she says. I think it’s make-believe. Then she whispers But I won’t say that around people who believe in God so I don’t hurt their feelings
The Collector’s Lair, part 1
An atheist descends into the underworld of the Israeli antiquities trade.
The Diaries of the Late God
Last week a dear friend blessed me with a 1968 first edition paperback copy of a sleeping classic: Excerpts from the Diaries of the Late God by Anthony Towne. I love this. The dedication page sends a tingle down my spine. The poet Anthony Towne was, if you didn’t know, the extraordinary partner of the…
Is there a nice way to call someone a fool? Sam Harris doesn’t think so.
A review of his new book, Letter to a Christian Nation.
The Book About The Book Against God
Critic James Wood’s sanctified blasphemies take fictional form in his new novel.