Voices of Reason: James Croft: God is Dead, So What?
God is dying in America, with some 20% of Americans now claiming no religious preference, Why is this happening, and why is it important? In this talk James Croft explores the reasons behind this increasingly-speedy "Death of God", and argues that the growing population of religious "nones" is a political turning-point which, if handled correctly, could lead to long-term changes in the country's political and social life. He makes the case that the creation of nonreligious communities is essential to further develop the freethought movement, and describes what these communities might look like, and how they will change the world.
James Croft is a Humanist activist who has for many years worked with the Humanist Community at Harvard, where he works on the Humanist Community Project, helping build communities for nonreligious people. He is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, and is currently studying for his Doctorate in the philosophy of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His upcoming book The Godless Congregation, co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Greg Epstein, is being published by Simon & Schuster.
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