Justin Remes (Oakland): “That Man Behind the Curtain”: Atheism and Belief in The Wizard of Oz. C'Zar Bernstein (FSU): Is God's Existence Possible? David Kyle Johnson (King’s): Why Religious Experience Can't Justify Religious Belief; and Justified Belief in Miracles is Impossible. Steven Douglas Smith (San Diego): Is God Irrelevant? Steven Kettell (Warwick): Faithless: The Politics of New Atheism. Carl Mosk (Victoria): Is There a Religion Trap? Atheism, Agnosticism, and Innovation. Gary Gutting interviews Louise Antony, editor of Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life. Can merit be found in the “defective father hypothesis"? Stephen Padilla on a psychology of atheism. Emma Green on the intellectual snobbery of conspicuous atheism: Beyond the argument that faith in God is irrational — and therefore illegitimate. There are more reasons than ever why God isn't necessary: An excerpt from Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate by W.R. Klemm. From TNR, a failed argument for God: Jerry Coyne reviews The Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss by David Bentley Hart; how religious people keep trying to say God and science are compatible — and they keep being wrong; how atheists could learn a lot from religious people about how to win debates; and on the atheists' case for fighting poverty: Religiosity, social dysfunction linked in Pew study. Why do many religious believers want to silence atheists? Greta Christina wants to know. Julian Baggini reviews Atheists: The Origin of the Species by Nick Spencer. God is dead, what next? Alasdair Craig on searching for meaning in the age of atheism.

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