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Students Have Faith in Their Lack of Faith

By Jordan Reynolds, Arts Editor

October 23, 2017

Filed under Uncategorized

When religion is discussed in public discourse, one group of people is often left out — atheists. Atheists make up roughly a quarter of America’s population by some estimations, but are often overlooked in religious and political discussions due to the fact that atheism isn’t a religion, but a l...

Richard Dawkins shifts dialogue

Richard Dawkins shifts dialogue

October 1, 2013

Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

I rarely idolize writers or public personalities. But last Wednesday I found myself in a long line at Kimmel Center to get my copy of Richard Dawkins’ new book signed after a talk he gave. The talk at NYU was part of a series of appearances to advertise the launching of his memoir, “An Appetite for...

New Atheism offers better philosophy, faith than religion

February 25, 2013

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As science advanced over time, the God hypothesis became increasingly less necessary as a way to explain the occurrence of natural events. This caused religiosity to decline, especially among educated people. As secular states developed and freedom of expression emerged as a human right, criticism of...