From The Guardian, a series by Gordon Lynch on Emile Durkheim and religion, the very idea. Is there any point to attending an atheist church? It’s irrational to be religious: An excerpt from The World Until Yesterday by Jared Diamond. Foolishness: Stephen Bullivant on how nonbelievers challenge Christians to take faith seriously. From Eagle Forum, an interview with Rodney Stark on how religion benefits everyone, including atheists. Gary Gutting on the way of the agnostic: Even if it falls short of knowledge, religion can be an important source of understanding. Peter Berger on religion as an activity engaged in by consenting adults in private. David Conway on the “nones” and American liberty. What next for the atheist church? An interview with Sanderson Jones. Victor Stenger on why science and religion cannot be reconciled.

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