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Saturday, December 30

'On Faith' -- A conversation on religion...

with Jon Meacham (believer) and Sally Quinn (Atheist).

"At The Washington Post and Newsweek, we believe the first step is conversation-intelligent, informed, eclectic, respectful conversation-among specialists and generalists who devote a good part of their lives to understanding and delineating religion's influence on the life of the world. The point of our new online religion feature is to provide a forum for such sane and spirited talk, drawing on a remarkable panel of distinguished figures from the academy, the faith traditions, and journalism."

Atheism is enjoying a certain vogue right now. Why do you think that is? Can there be a productive conversation between believers and atheists, and if so over what kinds of issues?

What kind of question is that? First of all, I sure did not feel "in vogue" this Christmas and I really did not "enjoy" telling my entire family that I did not go to Christmas mass this year!

AND -- "productive conversation", from what I can gather from this website, is a given here. AND "issues" should be singular, as the only ISSUE up for discussion here is believer or nonbeliever.

The site does have some great commentary. Since this is my first visit here, I had best read more and stop nitpicking.

The "On Faith" panelists respond

I have only read these two so far.
God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends
by Sam Harris

No Atheists (Still) Need Apply
by Susan Jacoby

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