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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

The Positive Content of Atheism

Perhaps Quakers are Christian atheists. Writers like Thomas Altizer, Don Cuppitt and John Shelby Spong come to mind. Christian atheism is a system of moral and epistemic imperatives derived from a rea... read more

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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

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

Sex, Drugs, Tombs and Magical Thinking in 3 Dazzling Shows at City Repertory Theatre

Saturday, Anne Kraft performs the emotionally weighty “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion, one of New Journalism’s favorite voices ... a village arsonist, a village atheist, and a girl too s... 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

Scientists Prove Atheists Don’t Exist

A new study by the Theological ... and still say he or she is an atheist. “It is a groundbreaking finding,” explained Professor Canard. Scientists working on the paper discovered that people innately ... read more

Are atheists smarter? Lisa Miller talks religion

"According to this way of thinking, evident wherever the chattering classes ... Scientism, a world view of which many of the new generation of atheists are culpable, is as narrow as any other ism. — O... read more

The Atheism of Bertrand Russell and Julian Huxley

His further contention that free-thinking had won mankind more benefits than had ... A short essay in this collection deals with the defeat of the old magical gods by the new improved philosophical go... read more

People's Vote march: '700,000' rally for new Brexit referendum – as it happened

“They are drunk on magical thinking around making England great again and continuing the border with science fiction technology and an exaggerated sense of their importance in the world and they show ... read more

Here's How the Human Mind is Wired for Magical Thinking

New Agers may turn quantum theory into woo. Psychics and paranormal aficionados may convince themselves that they’re onto something. But don’t get too smug. Really, when it comes to magical thinking, ... read more

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