Donald McCarthy

How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity to Bring Acceptance to Non-Believers

In the mid-2000s, the clash between the forces of religion and the forces of secularism could not have been clearer. George W. Bush had just won reelection by not just stoking Americans’ post-9/11 fears, but also by bringing out the Religious Right with the issue of gay marriage, abortion, stem cells and the right to die.

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