Atheism

The Real Meaning of the Separation of Church and State

We are told that one should avoid discussing two things at the dinner table: religion and politics. Clearly they have never eaten at our dinner …

Religion

Best Religious Joke, Rude Religious Jokes, Short Religious Jokes

Maybe you aren’t exactly sold on the whole religion concept? Our religious jokes will be right up your alley. Tons of hilarious religious jokes and …

Jokes

Yes, Science Is For The Religious, Too

There is no reason for science and faith to be hostile to one another.<p>If you want to figure out how the Universe works, you have to ask. Not by …

Religious Freedom Day — practicing your religion is not a license to discriminate against other

If an atheist and a Catholic walked into a bar, how do you think their conversation would go? It is safe to assume that after a few pints they would …

Rights & Freedoms

Christianity Is Not Getting Greener

U.S. Christians' concerns about the environment and climate change haven't shifted much in the past two decades, despite a push by some religious …

Climate

The Internet Is Changing the Way People Feel About Religion

Spend enough time on the internet and you may well end up becoming an ordained minister of Dudeism. The vague religion dedicated to the mellow Zen of …

Science

20 per cent of non-religious people pray, poll finds

A significant number of non-believers turn to God in times of crisis, a survey suggests<p>One in five adults admit to praying despite saying they have …

Catholicism

Opinion: Public funding should be religion-neutral

Disqualifying otherwise eligible recipients from a public benefit because of their religious beliefs is unacceptable in a liberal democracy. Yet that …

Rights & Freedoms

Fraudster Convicted After Judge Denies His Anti-Government “Religious” Defense

Just because your "religious beliefs" say the U.S. government is corrupt doesn't mean you can get away with committing fraud.

Watch Penn Jillette Politely Poke Holes in Comedian Pete Holmes’ Faith

Comedian <b>Pete Holmes</b>, whose HBO show <i>Crashing</i> had its second season premiere last night, has always been open about his faith. He told <i>Christianity …

TV

One in four people who aren’t religious call on God

<b>A quarter of people who aren’t religious may still call on God, a new poll shows.</b><p>It may not come as a surprise that even those who don’t believe …

Faith

Richard Dawkins: Why “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Is a Farce

<b>Richard Dawkins:</b> In Science in the Soul I have a chapter on reasonable doubt and it’s about, of course, the phrase. “Reasonable doubt” comes up in …

Richard Dawkins

During the Hawaiian False Alarm, Atheists Didn’t Suddenly Find God

After a text message alert informed Hawaiians yesterday that they were under threat of a missile attack, it took 38 minutes before the alert was …

Attending religious services may increase lifespan

A recent study published in the journal <i>PLOS One</i> has revealed that regularly attending religious ceremonies, such as a mass or a funeral, may lead to …

Psychology

PRAGER: I'm Back. Here's Where I've Been

I won't make any assumptions about how many readers noticed I took a three-month break from column writing.<p>Nevertheless, I want to explain why.<p>I …

Conservative View

Dear Politicians — I Don't Care About Your Religion, I Care About My Rights

Whether it's "thoughts and prayers," "God's will," or "the natural order of things," politicians of faith have a tendency to lean on religious …

Rights & Freedoms

Increases in internet use linked to a loss of religious affiliation, study finds

People who surf the internet more often are more likely to be religiously unaffiliated, according to new research published in the <i>Journal for the</i> …

Research

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies in 2018?

Nearly one of every four people in the US is religiously unaffiliated<p>Last fall, the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute noted the growing number of religiously unaffiliated Americans: Nearly one of every four people is unaffiliated — a threefold increase since the 1980s.<p>Often called …

U.S. Politics

Elaine Howard Ecklund Wants to Dispel Myths Surrounding Religious Resistance to Science

Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund studies the intersection of religion and science in Houston, a city with Texas-sized helpings of both: Joel Osteen …

Climate

I'm a Muslim-American, and Here's How I Talk to My Kids About Religion

Religion has always been a heavily politicized topic in American society, but it seems there's more need than ever before to discuss the topic openly with our children. Interestingly enough, as the political climate of religious fervor increases, the Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape Study …

Parenting

An Atheist Gave an Invocation in the FL House, Celebrating Our Shared Humanity

"May your leadership be guided by integrity and compassion to uplift all people today and every day of this legislative session," said Humanist …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Neil deGrasse Tyson concurs: Catholicism is the science-friendly religion

Despite lazy narratives, the Church's enthusiasm for scientific research and discovery is actually enshrined in its Catechism.<p>On a recent episode of</i> …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Does Suffering Mean There’s No God?

<i>Quick Questions About Christianity</i>Terrible things happen in this world and no one can pretend to really understand why. Even the Bible acknowledges …

Evangelical Christianity

Why I'm Letting My Kids Choose Their Own Religion

Spirituality and religion can be both the hardest and easiest things for people. Some are raised in a religion they know they belong to, some branch out to try something new that speaks to them, and others can feel a bit lost, like there isn't anything real to cling to. Because of this, raising …

Parenting

Iowa Legislator Compares Atheist’s Invocation Request to Supporting Abortion

Last year, Iowa activist <b>Justin Scott</b> delivered a secular invocation in the Iowa State House. It was a perfectly inoffensive speech in which he …

Government

Revolutionary Left Radio and anticapitalist sectarianism

I love the Revolutionary Left Radio podcast, whose subject matter is what the name implies. Their approach allows for an incredibly diverse amount of …

4 reasons atheists and Christians both need to be extremely concerned about this new study

Religion in America is declining. Believer or not, this matters for the simple reason that we all benefit when religion is part of our national …

BBC's boost to religious programming is a good idea – no matter what humanists say

In the week before Christmas, the BBC announced that it is to air more religious programming after conducting its religion and ethics review, which …

Sean Bean

Comment on I guess I’m not the only one disenchanted with movement atheism by Ian James

Who is surprised by this, after all PZ, atheists/sceptics are as human as devout Roman Catholics, look at the sheer hypocrisy of Hollywood today, …

Roman Polanski

The Metaphysics of Democracy | Thomas Joseph White

<i>Dear Readers,</i><p><i>This version of “The Metaphysics of Democracy” differs from the version that was published in the February 2018 print edition. The</i> …

John Paul II