New Video: What Type of Atheist Are You?

January 24, 2014

Words like “atheist,” “secular,” and “nonbeliever” apply to many of us, but they don’t really say much about what we DO believe. For example, our community contains a wide variety of differing opinions about religion’s role in society and what goals we as a movement should be working toward.

Now we finally have some quality research into the varieties of nonreligious experience.

This past October, we hosted a “Voices of Reason” presentation by Christopher F. Silver of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, who has been studying the views and values of nonbelievers in depth. It was so fascinating and full of eye-opening information about our dynamic community and the wide variety of perspectives within it, we knew we had to share it with you.

The full presentation is now available online.


Chris Silver Voices of Reason

Chris Silver’s presentation, “Researching Atheism in America: Benefits and Disadvantages,” was delivered at the Center for Inquiry’s headquarters in Amherst, NY. It’s one of the countless enriching and inspiring presentations given by scholars, authors, scientists, and activists at CFI branches across the United States. We’re proud to share this one with you.

Be sure to check out dozens of other presentations on our CFI YouTube Channel!

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to both the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and the Council for Secular Humanism. The mission of CFI is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI’s web address is