Spokane Faith & Values presents: Ask an Atheist

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According to the Religion Stylebook an atheist is, “A person who does not believe in God or other supernatural forces. Some people make a distinction between “weak atheism” (the idea that evidence doesn’t support a belief in God) and “strong atheism” (being convinced that God does not exist).”

It's a definition that invites questions. Lots of questions.

Atheism is growing in the U.S., particularly in the Pacific Northwest, proving that there's an interest in this ideology.

We often get asked why we have atheist and agnostic writers on a Faith and Values site. The above sentence that question.

This week we announce a new feature on Spokane Faith & Values called Ask an Atheist. Our secularist writer Jim Downard is eager to answer your questions about atheism. One writer already sent one in, asking “What's the difference between atheism and new atheism.”

What questions do you have? Leave a comment below or submit a question here.

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Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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