One of the strengths of Boghossian’s book is the samples he offers of dialogues he has had with people of faith, in which the value of “street epistemology” is brought to life.
The South African Police Service still operates a unit dedicated to investigating “occult crimes”, which mainly seems an excuse for institutionalising a religious outlook within a secular state.
Zuma is again blackmailing voters by claiming that unless they vote for his party, their souls are in peril.
The point is not always whether god exists. Sometimes – perhaps most of the time – it’s also worth focusing on what you do with that belief, or lack of belief.
Is “homosexuality more African than Christianity”? And what could this question possibly mean?
Should those who disbelieve in gods call themselves atheists or agnostics? Perhaps this question matters for both political and epistemological reasons.
A Tennessee judge has ordered parents to change their child’s name from Messiah to Martin because “The word Messiah is a title”.
Social media are so intemperate that we only seem to have two options in response to Tweets like the one that the post begins with: either to denounce Dawkins as an Islamophobe, or to support him vociferously.
While atheism might not necessarily lead to being anti-discrimination (of arbitrary sorts), I do think it’s not only compatible with anti-discrimination, but more than that – it’s more likely to lead to it than not.