Atheism as Speech Act: The Ex-Clergy Movement and Confessional Culture

Amy Levin: They say there’s a fine line between belief and non-belief, but for those whose job depends on that line, the difference is about as great as the distance from Jesus to, well, sin. Continue Reading →

Crossings: Religion and the Politics of Memorials

Amy Levin: When the American Atheists group filed a lawsuit to oppose a 17-foot cross-shaped beam discovered in 9/11 wreckage to be placed in the World Trade Center Museum, I experienced a major flashback. The newborn controversy over the so-called World Trade Center Cross spewed an outburst of dialogue over religious equality and the politics of memorializing quite familiar to popular media outlets and those who read them. Continue Reading →