NEW YORK (RNS) God is not, to borrow Friedrich Nietzsche’s image from 1882, dead. And neither is religion approaching extinction. But outside of some lingering loud pockets of orthodoxy, we have witnessed the arrival of a less mighty, increasingly inconsequential version of God.
Articles tagged “atheist”
(RNS) After coming out as an atheist to his Christian peers, Eric Fromm says he is relieved he doesn’t have to “hide anymore.”
(RNS) “This shouldn’t have happened,” says atheist blogger Hemant Mehta. “We disagree with Christians all the time but that is not how we resolve our debate.”
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) “I have committed a grave error in judgment that I deeply regret,” minister-turned-atheist Teresa MacBain wrote. “While I did not do anything with malice or with intention to harm others, my actions were still wrong.”
(RNS) The sticker on professor Robert Schmidt’s door at Utah State University signals that his office is a “Secular Safe Zone,” open to students who are atheists, agnostics or just questioning their faith and in need of advice.
SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) “I wanted people that could just be the people next door,” said filmmaker Sylvia Broeckx. “I wanted to put a face on atheism and the face is your neighbor, your friends and your co-workers who you might not expect to be an atheist.”
(RNS) “‘Atheist’ is not an offensive or objectionable word anymore than the word ‘Jew’ or ‘Christian’ or ‘man’ or ‘woman’ is,” said David Silverman, president of the New Jersey-based American Atheists.
(RNS) “We are not a church,” atheists say. Government lawyers disagree, saying atheist leaders can be considered ministers.
(RNS) Miron Zuckerman is careful to point out that his work does not mean only dumb people believe in God. Rather, he said, it shows only that more intelligent people may have less need for religion.