Health Correlates of Religiosity and Atheism

A famous advertisement by British Humanists on the sides of London buses reads, “There’s probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy yourself” (Whitley, 2010). Should people pay attention? The percentage of people who do not identify with a religious institution or who consider themselves atheist or agnostic has increased in recent years in some …

Something about Mary: The Miracles of Our Lady

More than any Christian faiths, Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox believers revere Mother Mary, praying to her with rosaries and honoring her for the Immaculate Conception of Jesus Christ. The intention of this blog is to present several examples of miracles that Catholics have attributed to Mother Mary: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Our …

The Weeds in Sam Harris’ Moral Landscape

Revised and updated June 17, 2018 Sam Harris, who is a best-selling author, outspoken atheist, and neuroscientist is considered one of the “four horsemen” of New Atheism, with Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and the late Christopher Hitchens. Yet his views contrast the views of other “New Atheists” because he endorses objective morality instead of relative …

Why Dawkins’ “God Delusion” is a Delusion

“New Atheism is, in fact, a pop-cultural phenomenon lacking in intellectual rigor and blissfully ignorant of the revolution that has taken place in Anglo-American Philosophy” (Craig, 2017a). Highly educated atheists have begun to attract the attention of the innocent by using well-articulated, yet philosophically deficient theories to explain their positions. Among these “New Atheists,” Daniel …