There’s nothing business-as-usual about Mark Salzman’s multimedia piece at the New York Public Library, “An Atheist in Freefall,” at least according to Beatrice Marovich’s highly intriguing review in Religion Dispatches. Coming from a long line of nonbelievers, Salzman found the more overtly humanistic elements to be overwhelming and crisis-inducing – after all, who wants that much responsibility? That he’s found solace in a Higher-Power-denuded version of the 12 Steps (oxymoron?) made this blogger look up and take note. He’s clearly onto something, morally indefensible or no, either a refreshing alternative to the ruthless achievism of the New Atheists or a…

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