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New Atheist Magical Thinking

One of my atheist/anti-Church friends posted a sign by American Atheists quoting Colossians 3:22 (Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, b... read more

Matthew Hutson: Is Caring About Your Legacy Irrational?

Matthew Hutson’s new book The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking discusses ways most people, even atheists, think “magically”--ranging from out-and-out superstition to subtler departures from rationalism. Hut... read more

In Defense of Magical Thinking

During those stage one and two years, from ages three to eleven, a massive number of new neural ... strengthened. The magical thinking of childhood is tamed into one brand or another of religious orth... read more

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Actual Human Atheists

Which is why the ridiculous claim that atheism equates to sub-humanity is so ... feel its connections because it's so obvious, undiluted by magical thinking, are a tiny step closer to the next level. ... read more

Seeing the Divine in the Everyday: Befriending God

Not what mainstream psychology teaches are ideas of reference or magical thinking ... I was introduced to a new television show called God Friended Me. The main characters are Miles Finer, a young man ... read more

The Year of Magical Thinking

Item: the new resilience of the Haredi belief ... After all, everyone engages in magical thinking now and then. But we do so when the chips are down: when, despite our atheism, we pray for a speedy re... read more

Silicon Valley’s Religious Drive

The chief hypocrisy of evangelical atheism is its reluctance to recognize the magical thinking in its own dogma ... Sarah Jones is a staff writer at New York magazine. read more

Best of 2011: Evangelical atheism, secular Christianity

For Frazer, religion and magical thinking were closely ... Onfray's In Defence of Atheism is superior to anything English-speaking writers have published on the subject. Refreshingly, Onfray recognise... read more

David Swanson: Atheists for Peace

Would it then be advantageous to encourage atheism? Most atheists, like myself, encourage atheism because we're embarrassed to see our fellow humans engaging in wishful and magical thinking ... about ... read more

Confessions of an atheist priest

Top‑line therapists can hold lucrative training seminars, or even found new theoretical schools of psychotherapy ... In any case, such requirements reflect superstitious and magical thinking admixed w... read more

RPGs Need Atheists

Editor's note: Cameron thinks RPGs need atheist and agnostic perspectives ... James The controversy around Final Fantasy 13 has gamers thinking about the future of RPGs. Should subsequent entries in t... read more

“Do Atheists Believe In God After All?” A Four Point Response

The study “examined whether atheists exhibit evidence of emotional arousal when ... Superstition is not exclusive to theists. In fact, magical thinking is inherent in everyone, and it can be a really ... read more

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