The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8: “Losing My Religion”

Maybe the best two songs (they’re the first two that race to mind) about how painful love can be are Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and REM’s “Losing My Religion”. What’s interesting is that both express the nothing-else-quite-like-it pain of romantic loss as a kind of religious experience. Leonard Cohen gives love the biblical potency to “cutContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast, Season 2, Episode 8: “Losing My Religion””

The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 35: “The Zen Of Agnosticism”

From a religious point of view, agnostics are no better than atheists.  From an atheist’s point of view, agnostics are wishy-washy.  Both of them have it all wrong about agnostics and agnosticism.  If one stops to think about it — which we’re about to — it turns out agnostics are the most honest thinkers amongContinue reading “The Faitheism Project Podcast Episode 35: “The Zen Of Agnosticism””

This Atheist Is Happy To Believe In “God”; All He’s Asking For Is A Little Proof

by A L Katz People, as we all know, can be made to believe almost anything. Hell, France still believes Jerry Lewis was a comic genius. I’ve always been grateful to Hebrew School (8 years of it) for making me the atheist I am today though, to be fair, I walked in the door aContinue reading “This Atheist Is Happy To Believe In “God”; All He’s Asking For Is A Little Proof”

Spirituality & Religion Are NOT The Same Thing

The awe we feel as we gaze up at the cosmos is universal. Regardless of whether you’re a person of faith or a die-hard atheist, as you gaze skyward on a starry, starry night, it’s hard-wired into you to feel awe. To feel at once dwarfed and connected. Put in your place yet assured ofContinue reading “Spirituality & Religion Are NOT The Same Thing”

I Have Always Been Grateful To Hebrew School For Making Me The Atheist I Am Today

By A L Katz To be completely honest, I think I hit the ground an atheist.  I can’t recall ever believing there was a giant sky deity who created everything and looked down on human life benevolently — except when he got angry at us or a natural disaster hit.  Aside from one 24 hourContinue reading “I Have Always Been Grateful To Hebrew School For Making Me The Atheist I Am Today”