Not a few observers agree on the present time being marked by “two returns”: the return of religion and the return of atheism.
This contribution deals with the latter, considering not only the form it takes in the so called “New Atheism”, which has been given excessive media coverage compared to its scientific relevance, but also the certainly less known versions which are for this no less serious, respectable or able to challenge the believer’s conscience.
A critical analysis of the issues aroused by some of these forms of atheism and a brief reaction to their most remarkable provocations conclude the essay.

(author: Giorgio Sgubbi)

Summary ed.31 (I/2012)