December 29, 2011

The Lingering Faith in My Godlessness

Margaret Johnson, Huffington Post

New York City is, from many perspectives, an ideal haven for the newly godless. It is a stronghold of American secularism, its flagship store, if you will. Religion is mostly not discussed, at least not among the twenty- and thirty- somethings I've met over the last six years, except perhaps as a political force, a cause of explosions in distant marketplaces. I have never heard anyone at a gathering here casually reference his or her faith in any god -- not my Jewish friends when discussing their plans for the High Holy days, and especially not my friends raised Christian. Even the unlapsed, I suspect, fear seeming naive at best, at worst, evangelical.

So we do not talk about faith, even though New York is also a city teeming with believers -- Muslims and Sikhs, Jews...

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Faith, Atheism

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

May 14, 2012
I Am a Heretic
Kate Blanchard
I could very much relate to the recent NPR story about a Christian minister losing her faith. Like her, I once counted myself among the über-faithful but then “fell away” in my twenties. Despite marrying a... more ››
May 16, 2012
Eat, Pray, Kill: The Meat of Morality
Beatrice Marovich, RD
Some humans are deeply passionate about their meat. They love it, they gnash their teeth for it. In her 2006 spiritual travelogueEat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert confessed a kind of affinity with the sensual Tuscan culture of... more ››