Greg Epstein, Atheist Superstar Can Harvard’s humanist chaplain save nonbelief from itself?

"Once an intellectual taboo, atheism has become one of the great growth industries of the third millennium. Combative atheist titles like Christopher Hitchens’s God Is Not Great, Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion, and Sam Harris’s The End of Faith become New York Times bestsellers; faith-bashing films like Bill Maher’s documentary Religulous and Ricky Gervais’s comedy The Invention of Lying perform respectably at the box office; a Trinity College study predicts that nonreligious Americans (including atheists and milder skeptics such as agnostics) will comprise 25 percent of the populace by 2029. Factor in President Barack Obama’s inaugural nod to "nonbelievers," which followed earlier shout-outs from former president George W. Bush(!), and suddenly atheism looks like an improbable cultural juggernaut."

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