A new issue of Freetought Today is out. Jeremy Patrick (York): The Curious Persistence of Blasphemy. Andrew Stephenson (Oxford): The Moderately Sceptical Theist and the Problem of (The Sheer Quantity of) Evil. Edmund Standing on the emptiness of academic theology. From Zenit, one objective of the new "Vatican Foundation: Joseph Ratzinger — Benedict XVI" is the creation of a Nobel Prize of Theology; and Cardinal Walter Brandmuller, author of Ateismo? No grazie! Credere ragionevole ["Atheism? No Thanks! To Believe is Rational"], says atheism is irrational. A review of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies by David Hart. Christians, Muslims and Jews are urged to unite in a war against atheists. From Alternet, why atheists are better prepared for death than believers, and why religious believers are so desperate for the atheist seal of approval. From Ovi, are the Ten Commandments still relevant today? A review of The Ten Commandments: How Our Most Ancient Moral Text Can Renew Modern Life by David Hazony. If the Bible contains clear errors, can it really be divinely inspired? Most atheists accept that Jesus probably existed — but should they? A review of The Death of God: An Investigation into the History of the Western Concept of God by Frederiek Depoortere. Can prosecutors indict and convict the Anti-Christ for identity theft? A look at some of the obstacles that prosecutors are likely to face.

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