• Frank Furedi
  • Frank Furedi
  • Sociologist, commentator and author
Theme: religion and belief

The bigotry of the anti-circumcision zealots

ESSAY: Today’s campaigning against circumcision is so dogmatic and intolerant it makes the old religions look enlightened in comparison.

Glaube: Wie aus dem Atheismus eine Pseudo-Religion wurde

Von Frank Furedi.

How atheism became a religion in all but name

It was only a matter of time before someone proposed an ‘atheist temple’, given the religious-like zealotry and dogma of the New Atheists.

Review by Julian Baggini

Veteran intellectual pugilist Frank Furedi makes an attack on tolerance without engagement.

Crusade against the pope: an Inquisition-in-Reverse

The campaigners against the pope’s visit have more in common with the fanatical Inquisitors of old than with Enlightened liberal humanists.

Getting God to do their dirty work

In seeking to use religion to force people to change their eco-unfriendly behaviour, greens are debasing both religious belief and scientific truth.

Muslim alienation in the UK? Blame the Israelis!

Is it true that the war in Gaza has heightened community tensions here in Britain?

The Battle for Truth

The debate about truth should not be confused with the conflict between religion and science.

Dare to be moral

Susan Neiman’s fascinating new book, a guide to morality for grown-up idealists, reminds us of the importance of human reason in resolving the age-old philosophical tension between what ‘is’ and what ‘ought to be’.

The Bishop of Stafford: a 21st-century demonologist

A British bishop’s hysterical comparison of climate change deniers to Josef Fritzl shows how zealous the hunt for modern demons has become.

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