New Atheism

Blame Circumstance, Not Ideology, For 'Religious' Extremism

Jonathan Young | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Jonathan Young

We don't have to like religion, or agree with everything it says, but for our own sake we should put its role in context. In doing so, we can address the true causes of the violence in the world today.

Terminally Ill Clive James Says 'God Has No Leg To Stand On'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

There will be no deathbed conversion for Clive James. The author and poet, who is terminally ill with emphysema and leukemia, gave an extraordinary in...

Why Atheism Is Not Enough - Reply to Rezan Aslan

John Sargeant | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
John Sargeant

Atheism as a word just did not explain the danger and harm religion has inflicted on people. Positive or negative atheism as terms do not bring out the total rejection that religion should have anything to do with how society should be governed or considered a civic role to be involved in such a duty. That was why Hitchens used the term anti-theist.

Hating Islam Is Not Similar to Racism, Andrew Brown

Sebastian Murphy-Bates | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK
Sebastian Murphy-Bates

The Guardian's Andrew Brown should apologise for equating hatred of Islam with hatred of "black people".

Militant Atheists Should 'Get Over It'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

Britain is a "Christian nation" and militant atheists should "get over it", according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles. The Conservative MP, ...

Atheist Sworn Into Town Council Wearing Colander On His Head

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Our American brothers are a religious lot, with a rather unfortunate habit of mixing belief with politics. However, atheism scored a small victory...

Paul Vale

How Does Atheism In Parliament Compare To Congress? | Paul Vale | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Politics

Few outside the US would have heard of Congressman Pete Stark, a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives for 40 years before losing to a r...

The Toxic Creed That Unites New Atheists and Televangelists: Don't Bother With the Bible

Ben Whitnall | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitnall

What can televangelists and new atheists have in common? Apart from the hyperbole and the cheap shots and the infuriating sense of certainty, that is... For me, they are also too often united in encouraging an unthinking dismissiveness of the Bible.

Review: 'The God Argument - The Case Against Religion and for Humanism' By A.C. Grayling

Andrew Doyle | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Doyle

Whatever else one might think of Grayling's views, his skills as a writer are incontestable. The sheer clarity of his jargon-free prose makes The God Argument a pleasure to read.

Girl Guides May Remove 'God' And 'Queen' From Oath

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK

In a bow to secularism, the Girl Guides could drop all mentions of God and the Queen in their oath. The voluntary organisation, which boasts more t...

Richard Dawkins and the Myth of the Angry Atheist

Andrew Doyle | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Andrew Doyle

Religious positions would be better served if their proponents addressed the actual criticisms, rather than taking a defensive stance against the imagined disdain of those who disagree. Like Robert Frost's drunken cow, they bellow on a knoll against the sky.

Dawkins Is Wrong - Religion Is Rational

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

In trying to disparage 'faith', Dawkins and his allies constantly confuse 'evidence' with 'proof'; those of us who believe in God do so without proof but not without evidence. As the Oxford theologian (and biophysicist) Alister McGrath has observed: "Our beliefs may be shown to be justifiable, without thereby demonstrating that they are proven."

'Thou Shalt Not': Council Appeals Against Ban On Christian Prayers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

A town council is to appeal against a High Court ruling that banned Christian prayers as part of council business at the start of meetings. Bidefor...

Victory For Secularism, But Faithful Fight Back

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

The decision by the High Court to ban prayers at a local council meeting has been slammed by politicians and faith groups, with communities secretary ...

Prayers Banned At Local Council Meeting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

A test case bid to outlaw prayers before local council meetings has been won by the National Secular Society and an atheist councillor. They challe...