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Who owns atheism? Trouble and exclusivism within the atheist movement today

Posted 28-Apr-2012 at 09:46 AM (09:46) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 03-May-2012 at 05:32 AM (05:32) by Gurdur

Atheism, despite gaining much ground in public acceptance in the USA in recent years, is having difficulties. It may be getting into trouble in other parts of the world; as possibly in Russia, for example. As for the USA, the impact zone is secularism rather than atheism itself. Jacques Berlinerblau has a new article up on the British New Humanist titled, "The death of American secularism", in which he worries about conservative backlash in the USA. The atheist movement may cease to be effectually...
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Religious people more nice than atheists? No, more socially organized. Toby Young of the Daily Telegraph gets it all very wrong

Posted 20-Nov-2010 at 09:45 AM (09:45) by Gurdur (Stranger In An Even Stranger Land)
Updated 21-Nov-2010 at 05:27 PM (17:27) by Gurdur

There is a new book out from David Campbell and Robert D. Putnam, "American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us" (USA edition, British edition), a book which sums up Campbell's and Putnam's newest sociological research in the USA. You can see the website for the book, and you can also read a USA Today article written by David Campbell and Robert D. Putnam about the book and their research. By the way, Robert D. Putnam is already famous for a much earlier and very interesting book on social...
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