“Faith of the Fatherless” – Dr. Paul C. Vitz
Dr. Paul Vitz, a professor at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, investigates the lives and families of a large sampling of well known non-believers, and explores the connection between radical atheism and absent or abusive fathers. He sheds light on the following phenomena:
1. The biographical evidence available on the “New Atheists”, Dawson, Dennett, Hitchens.
2. The connection of dysfunctional fathers & religious belief, especially God the Father, to the major psychological approach known as attachment theory.
3. The recent findings & interpretation that atheism is positively associated with autistic spectrum disorders.