Day: March 9, 2015

John Gray on the fear behind missionary atheism

John Gray on the fear behind missionary atheism

Writing in the Guardian, author and atheist John Gray criticizes the myopia of modern atheism, and traces the history of evangelical atheism from eugenics, scientism, and cultural imperialism. He notes that most atheists distance themselves from Nietzsche, Huxley, and the eugenics movement, but that they continue the tradition of framing their biases as scientific fact. […]

Can we discount the President’s Christianity?

Can we discount the President’s Christianity?

Randall Balmer, Episcopal priest and professor at Dartmouth, asks if any of us are fit to question if the President is Christian. Balmer remembers an evangelical childhood in which he tried to convert his best friend, a Roman Catholic, before playing a game of catch. It’s in this tradition, he argues, that many American Christians can’t […]