And more fun for podcast fans! I did an interview yesterday with Chris Mooney on the Center for Inquiry’s “Point of Inquiry” podcast, talking about my new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless.
It’s a really interesting conversation, I think. We disagree about a lot of things, but it’s a civil and friendly talk, with more areas of agreement than I was expecting. We talk about anger as a driving force behind the atheist movement; how the image of atheists as angry gets used against us (and how this has happened with every other powerful social change movement); how emotion is necessary for reason to function; how anger can be used in a social change movement; the limitations of anger; the goals of the atheist movement; whether religion is necessary for human society; whether atheists will be able to build alternative communities to religious ones; and more. Check it out!