The end of religion

Stephen LeDrew (York): The Evolution of Atheism: Scientific and Humanistic Approaches. From IEET, will life extension mean the end of religion? It’s a simple but very scary concept — that we live in an “Existential Atheistic Nihilist” world and universe. One of the selling points of religion is that it offers hope in a heartless world; does that mean those without religion are also without hope? A review of The Joy of Secularism: 11 Essays for How We Live Now by George Levine. An interview with Greta Christina, author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss off the Godless. If there is a God, then anything is permitted. What did Nietzsche mean by the death of God? Benjamen Walker and guests explore the legacy of the German philosopher's statement (and more and more and more). From Secular Web, Michael D. Reynolds on how Christianity has been destroyed. The Christian right, radical Islamists, and secular leftists agree: Sam Harris is America’s most dangerous man. A review of Difficult Atheism: Post-Theological Thinking in Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy and Quentin Meillassoux by Christopher Watkin.