Fundamentalist Atheists–Unbelief with an Attitude

Those who believe that “fundamentalist atheists” is an oxymoron should take a quick look at the December 2004/January 2005 edition of Free Inquiry magazine. The official publication of the Council for Secular Humanism, Free Inquiry is a meeting place for atheists with an attitude. The magazine represents old-line secular humanism, and it brings together a cast of characters you are unlikely to find anywhere else.

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It Takes One to Know One–Liberalism as Atheism

“It takes one to know one,” quipped historian Eugene Genovese, then an atheist and Marxist. He was referring to liberal Protestant theologians, whom he believed to be closet atheists. As Genovese observed, “When I read much Protestant theology and religious history today, I have the warm feeling that I am in the company of fellow nonbelievers.”

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Can We Be Good Without God?

The greatest moral question hanging over America’s increasingly secular culture is this: Can we be good without God? That vital question–though almost always unasked–is the backdrop for most of the issues aflame in the media, the schools, and the courts.

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Can We Be Good Without God?

The greatest moral question hanging over America’s increasingly secular culture is this: Can we be good without God? That vital question–though almost always unasked–is the backdrop for most of the issues aflame in the media, the schools, and the courts.

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Not Such a Bright Idea: Atheists Try a New Name

Daniel Dennett claims that atheism is getting a bad press. The world is filled with religious believers, he acknowledges, but a growing number of atheists lack the respect they deserve. It’s time for a new public relations strategy for the godless, Dennett argues, and he has just the plan.

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Something Rotten in Denmark: Atheism in the Pulpit

Absolutely convinced of the inevitable triumph of communism, V. I. Lenin once predicted, “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” In a similar vein, atheists must be wondering if some pastors have switched sides and are now ready to join unbelievers in putting an end to biblical Christianity.

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