The New Atheism, Brett Kavanaugh, Chick-fil-A: The Intersect

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(UN)BELIEVERS

Is most secular thought just repressed religion, substituting humanity for God? Philosopher John Gray thinks so.

The humbling of the atheists: You won’t agree with many of this article’s claims, but it’s central question is compelling: Is the New Atheism movement in serious decline?

Secular materialism can’t make sense of reality. Here’s how it can’t account for the value of individuals, the human capacity for choice, the reliability of reason, and the reality of goodness.

CHOICES, CHOICES

Here’s a helpful read: 9 things you should know about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

This is America’s favorite fast food restaurant: How Chick-fil-A beat out the competition as America’s fast food chain for the third year in a row.

“I like to imagine quite a few humans don’t exist because of my propaganda efforts.” The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement wants to save the planet by extinguishing the human race. Here’s an unsettling look into the devaluation of human life.

BENEATH THE SURFACE

The tech industry’s war on kids: How psychology is being used as a weapon against children. “This essay ought to be read by every parent in this country.” – Rod Dreher

“I’m not an isolated case.” The British government dropped a Christian doctor who said gender is given at birth.

The silent epidemic that’s killing us: An underlying cultural shift across western societies, and why churches are a potent force against it.