Frank Furedi

Sociologist, commentator and author of Culture of Fear, Where Have All The Intellectuals Gone?, Paranoid Parenting, Therapy Culture, and On Tolerance: In Defence of Moral Independence.

religion and belief

Six lessons from the Charlie Hebdo massacre
spiked, 8 February 2015
One month on, the post-massacre love for free speech is withering.

Charlie Hebdo: Is Islam to blame?
spiked, 12 January 2015
Jihadism is the product of something far more complex than religion alone.

The question we really need to answer about young jihadists
The National Conversation, 26 June 2014
Why do radical Islamic ideals appeal to young people who are often the beneficiaries of a relatively comfortable and secure lifestyle?

Time for some new answers to the Jewish Question
spiked, 4 February 2014
Too many Europeans are acquiescing to anti-Semitism instead of fighting it.

Oprah is wrong. Atheists can experience wonder and awe
Indepndent Voices, 16 October 2013
Those who believe in God do not have a monopoly over possession of that magnificent sense of the sublime.

The intolerant crusade against circumcision
spiked, 7 October 2013
In the name of child protection, anti-faith zealots are attacking a way of life.

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people? That’s ‘sciencism’ at its worst
Independent, 13 August 2013
This study exhibits more prejudice than worthwhile research.

The bigotry of the anti-circumcision zealots
spiked, 2 July 2012
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
NovoArgumente, 18 April 2012
Von Frank Furedi.

How atheism became a religion in all but name
spiked, 1 February 2012
It was only a matter of time before someone proposed an ‘atheist temple’, given the religious-like zealotry and dogma of the New Atheists.

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