At least since Ernst Bloch’s Atheism in Christianity, the separation between “atheism” and “religion” has been questioned and interrogated by many scholars. In the wake of the rise of the New Atheism, BBC Two’s “The Review Show” asks whether atheism itself can be called a “religion.” The panelists discuss recent books by Phillip Pullman and Rebecca Goldstein that critique and satirize religion, which is particularly interesting since the New Atheism, as it is most often understood, is a movement distinctly outside of the realm of literature. (A certain exception must be applied to Martin Amis, though he has described himself as agnostic.) See the 4-part clip below.
(H/T: Atheist Media)