Tuesday, 21 September 2010

After New Atheism - where next for the God debate?

Dear reader, our blog has moved to a new address.

Do come on over (and change your bookmarks accordingly): rationalist.org.uk

Tonight is our event at the RSA in London - with Marilynne Robinson, Roger Scruton and Jonathan Rée, discussing what they think is wrong with New Atheism, and where the discussion of religion and society might go from here. Laurie Taylor is in the chair.

If you haven't got a ticket or are miles away from London you can watch it live online - its 6-7.15 (British Summer Time - there will also be a permanent link to the video). If you want to tweet about it the hashtag is #rsanh. The Guardian's Comment is Free Belief is co-sponsoring it – I've written a preview piece over there, asking whether it's time to move on from the New Atheism, so please do take a look and dive in with comments.

If you want to read up on the subject here's some relevant material:

Jonathan Rée on William James and why he is a good guide for discussions of religion

Roger Scruton on why you should bring up children with faith

Further reading

AC Grayling defends New Atheism from attack

Richard Norman assesses the strengths and weaknesses of New Atheism
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