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Five Ways Atheists Are More Like Christians Than You Realized

Why atheists and Christians are surprisingly good bedfellows.

How to Pray for Divine Guidance Without Religion

An atheist finds wisdom in prayer, even if it is a practice often undergirded by indefensible beliefs.

A Spirituality for Atheists

Can atheist Sam Harris convince nonbelievers they need to adopt a spirituality divorced from religion?

Meditation without God

Critical thinking ranks among the most dearly held values for those of us who are skeptical of religious faith. It’s … Continued

Do you believe in life after death? Neurosurgeon shifts view on faith, life.

Oprah Winfrey welcomes Dr. Eben Alexander to the set of Super Soul Sunday. Neurosurgeon Eben Alexander’s account of a near-death … Continued

Atheists don’t own reason

The new atheists–participants in the contemporary anti-religion movement led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, among others–are … Continued

American atheists must define themselves, not be defined by the religious

I am sorry to tell you that this will be my last regular “Spirited Atheist” column, and I want to … Continued

Remaking the world after 9/11

It makes no difference who you are or what your job was, we all recall what we were doing when … Continued

Joel Osteen on 9/11: ‘Faith is about trusting God when you have unanswered questions’

A Q and A between On Faith’s Sally Quinn and Joel Osteen, the bestelling Christian author and pastor of Lakewood … Continued

What Have We Learned About Religion Post-9/11?

Some of the world’s most influential religious leaders and thinkers talk about faith in a post-9/11 world.

Do critics actually read the Koran?

Ramadan is upon us – a time of fasting, charity, prayer…and fighting off Sergey Ponomarev AP Libyan children study Koran … Continued

Stephen Colbert: Catholicism’s best pitch man?

The day after Easter, in a small studio in New York City, in the span of three minutes and eleven … Continued

Getting Linker’s “Religious Test” wrong

Unorthodoxy By Patrick J. Deneen Damon Linker – former editor of “First Things” and author of the book Theocons – … Continued

Is there a faith instinct?

By Nicholas Wade Every known society has some form of religion, so it might seem obvious that an instinct for … Continued

Cyberviciousness and a student’s suicide: the fault is always in ourselves

If there is any doubt about the pervasiveness of moral confusion and illogic in our society, one need only sample … Continued

Atheism and ignorance

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

Why God Won’t Go Away: Reflections on the “New Atheism”

By Alister McGrathKing’s College London and Contributor to The term “New Atheism” was invented in 2006. Gary Wolf was … Continued

My purpose in debating Christopher Hitchens on the afterlife

By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach Is atheism necessary for religion? Rabbi Zusya would say yes. The great Russian Hassidic Rabbi, who … Continued

Don’t deny Rauf’s true intentions

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

Are we brave enough for faith?

Martha Woodroof Round 4 Are we brave enough for faith . . . Martha note: This is round four of … Continued