With the holiday season in full swing, many turn to their religion for traditions and spiritual meaning. But for a growing segment of Americans, there’s little interest in finding a house of worship. We’re looking at the trend toward these so-called ‘nones,’ who include not only atheists and agnostics, but folks with a variety of beliefs.
In the wake of 9/11, the faith of many people was shaken to the core… with the help of authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, a movement many referred to as “New Atheism” emerged – pointing a finger at religion as a source of global violence and zealotry. Now, more than a decade later, the rhetoric seems to have softened. Our guest today argues that secular humanism is shifting into a new era, paving the way for a brand new conversation about religion and the faithless.