Atheism

No major religious group in America supports refusal of service to LGBT people: poll

Poll finds that for the first time in its polling history that Americans oppose businesses refusing to serve LGBT<p>Some would think that the rise of President Donald Trump proved that a majority of Americans were not ready for the complete separation of church and state. But a new poll conducted by …

LGBTQ

How Do You Study the Sociology of Religion?

Not all religions share the same set of beliefs, but in one form or another, religion is found in all known human societies. Even the earliest …

Sociology

Want the Benefits of Faith without Believing in God? Try Hope.

If faith is what bolsters the believers, could hope be a form of secular prayer? What is the difference between faith and hope, anyway? Philosophy …

Support the International Humanists and Ethical Union

The IHEU is launching a fundraising campaign to help humanists at risk around the world.Over the last 5 years, the IHEU has led the way in providing …

Humanism

Opposite Sides of Cultural War Meet to Debate Religious Liberty and Discrimination: Here Is What They Said

Amid the ongoing national debate about religious liberty and discrimination, two conservatives and a liberal wrote a book to present their views and …

Equality

The destructive narrowing of internet atheism

Hussein Kesvani writes about how internet atheism sucks. As an internet atheist, I have to agree.<p>To understand where online atheism is at the moment, …

Milo Yiannopoulos

How Conspiracy Theories Changed Our Way of Thinking

Tracking the history that led to the mass questioning of authority.<p>We've come a long way from presidential assassinations being the most popular subject of conspiracy theorists. All that Kennedy speculation seems almost cheap now, like a ghost story. These days, conspiracy theories seem much more …

Conspiracies

Fighting God

American Atheists President Dave Silverman’s first book, Fighting God, is a firebrand manifesto for normalizing atheism in America.<p>In the book, …

Religion

The best books on Humanism — a Five Books interview

What is ‘humanism?’ Is it just another word for atheism?<p>It’s not just another word for atheism. The word ‘humanism’, like all words with long …

George Eliot

The comfort of atheism and the consolation of faith

It doesn't take much effort to believe in nothing. Faith actually requires a nuance of critical and self-critical thinking<p>“The single most annoying …

What Is a Worldview?

Abortion. Euthanasia. Pornography. Same-sex marriage. Transgender rights. Embryonic research. Genetic enhancement. Christians surveying the cultural …

Global Perspectives

Is this what Christian love looks like?

Earlier this week, a judge in Florida ruled that a giant government-sponsored Christian cross in Pensacola had to come down. It was clearly an …

The myth that gender is binary is perpetuated by a flawed education system

High schools all teach the same narrative in sex-ed: Chromosomes determine genitals, which determine sex, which determines gender. Women are XX, and men are XY. One has a penis, the other a vagina. It’s science. Right?<p>But what about people born with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), a disorder …

Richard Dawkins

American Gods may be the best show about religion on TV

Looking back on the first season of the show, its philosophical arc becomes clear.<p>The first season of <i>American Gods</i> ends with an image that compacts …

American Gods

Should the United States Be a Christian Nation?

<i>OZY’s next TV show, Third Rail With OZY, is launching on PBS this fall! To kick things off, we’re shelving anything PC and launching debates. Nothing</i> …

Culture

Heretics! is a History of Reason vs. Religion in 17th Century Europe

Steven and Ben Nadler have produced a fascinating new graphic novel called Heretics! that walks readers through the ideas of those 17th century …

History

Why do public atheists have to behave like such jerks?

Dear god, it's hard to be an atheist sometimes.<p>That's not just because Australia's non-atheist community get to have cozy little get-togethers in …

Richard Dawkins

Huckabee has too much riding on his ignorance to ever learn the facts.

<b>Mike Huckabee</b>, who can always be counted on to say something idiotic in the name of Jesus, lived up to that reputation last night.<p>He was on Fox News …

Religion

Maybe Instead of Solidarity, The Religious Left Should Try Being Indivisible

If I were asked to briefly summarize my various critiques of the religious left, I’d...

Religion

Tim Farron showed religion could have a place in British politics

After gaining ground in a general election, a leader does not usually step aside. But Liberal Democrat Tim Farron did. He chose to leave because he …

Brexit

On Living Without Transcendence: A Homage to Camus | Issue 98

You’ve read <b>one</b> of your four complimentary articles for this month.<p>You can read four articles free per month. To have complete access to the thousands …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Pop Star Selena Gomez: Religion “Freaks Me Out” Sometimes

Selena Gomez, the 24-year-old actress and pop singer, recently said she is freaked out by and uncomfortable with “religion” despite the fact that she …

Selena Gomez

Comment on Conversation with an ex-creationist by daemonios

Thank you both for this, I found it very interesting as I’ve never really talked with anyone about going from religious belief to atheism.<br>In my case …

Energy Sec. Rick Perry Denies Humans Are Main Cause of Climate Change

Rick Perry, who wanted to axe the Department of Energy he now leads, just publicly rejected the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon dioxide …

Climate

First legal humanist wedding ceremony in Northern Ireland will go ahead, Thursday

Humanists Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane have been granted legal authority by the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland to have their Humanists …

Humanism

Athena Salman, atheist legislator, on secular values and godless invocations

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Arizona native may be the only openly atheist woman state legislator in the country, but she hopes more will join her soon.

Unlike their Central and Eastern European neighbors, most Czechs don’t believe in God

The vast majority of adults in Central and Eastern Europe identify with a religious group and believe in God. But one country is an exception to this …

Czech Republic

Noah battles a T-rex on cover of new book promoted by Australian creationist (Yahoo7 News)

'Packed with action, adventure, and heartbreak,' the new book details Noah's crisis of faith and, possibly, his gladiatorial battles with dinosaurs

Bill Nye

THE BEADY EYE ASKS: IS RELIGION DISAPPEARING IN THE QUICKSILVER OF TECHNOLOGY.

( A five minute read)<p>We all know the way religious scriptures are read can influence how they are interpreted.<p>Apps like YouVersion, which has been …

Religion

Sociological and Anthropological Conceptions of Modern Religious Movements

From ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English.Rabat – Religion and socio-religious movements have been an area of study for western sociologists. Classical schools of …

Middle East