Atheism

Atheism

We speak to atheists working to raise their profile and create a broader understanding about what they do--and don't--believe.

In our society, it's taboo to insult Christians, Jews, Muslims or other believers for their faith, but many feel no such compunction about atheists. And a surprising number say they wouldn't vote for an atheist. Negative attitudes toward atheists may be in part the result of misconceptions about atheism and the various philosophies associated with it, like secular humanism and free thinking. We speak to atheists working to raise their profile and create a better understanding about what they do--and don't--believe.

Guests

Krista Tippett

Creator and Host, "On Being," and author, "Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It" (Penguin Books)

Amanda Knief

Government Relations Manager with the Secular Coalition for America.

Roy Speckhardt

Executive Director of the American Humanist Association

Edwin Kagin

National Legal Director of the American Atheist Association; Founder, Camp Quest.

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