Atheism

Did God choose Trump? What it means to believe in divine intervention

<i>(Editor’s note: Since Donald Trump’s victory in last year’s election, many Christians became convinced he was chosen by God to be president even</i> …

Theology

Atheists have made important gains since last year.

It was just over a year ago that <b>Larry T. Decker</b>, a self-described “unaffiliated Christian” at the time, became the new Executive Director for the …

Government

OMNIVORE: The long, slow death of religion

An American religious tradition takes a step closer to extinction

Religion

Mississippi Governor: Some Gay People Become Straight, and Lots of Them Bully Christians

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant attends B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, Mississippi, May 30, 2015.Reuters/Mike Blake/File Photo Mississippi Gov. Phil …

Justice

Betsy DeVos: American Schools Should Advance ‘God’s Kingdom’

Theocracy alert: Betsy DeVos is a radical Christian extremist who wants to use American schools to advance “God’s kingdom.”<p>Billionaire Betsy DeVos, …

Education

They tried and failed to do this in 2014.

If you put your money on South Dakota as the first state to propose legislation to weaken science standards in school, you win!<p><b>State Senator Jeff</b> …

Education

This Pokemon mod for Ark: Survival Evolved is the open-world Pokemon game you’ve been wanting

<b>Ark: Survival Evolved</b> is an open-world MMO that lets you tame, and ride dinosaurs. Honestly, it’s really hard to top an idea that awesome, but …

Pokémon

What is Intelligent Design and Creation Science and Why are They “Junk Science”?

Science is based on facts; religion is based on faith. Science is based on observation, evidence, and experimentation; religion is based on …

Science

Morgan Freeman on God, Islamophobia in Trump’s America, and Keeping the Faith

The Oscar-winning screen icon discusses the second season of his popular Nat Geo series ‘The Story of God,’ belief in the afterlife, and much more.<p>Time-honored actors always make for the best interviews. They’re freewheeling, delivering honest-to-goodness answers in lieu of vague observations …

Faith

There is No Open Atheists in the 115th Congress

Little has changed regarding the religious composition of the new Congress, especially when it comes to the participation of open atheists.<br>Among …

Religion

What is Darwin Day and Why is it Celebrated World-Wide?

Darwin Day is on February 12. It is celebrated every year on the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin (born in 1809).<p>Darwin Day is celebrated …

What To Read After Watching The OA

When I love a television series or movie, I want to read about it. Not gossip about the stars, but about the writers and subject of the show. <i>The OA</i> …

Storytelling

Morgan Freeman Explains How Christianity, Judaism and Islam All Started

World Religion News<p>Posted by Elisa Meyer<p>Morgan Freeman tells the origins of three major world religions in the second season of <i>The Story of …

Religion

Likely Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Has Long Mixed Faith and Politics; So Has Her Family

<b>Betsy DeVos</b>, who may become the next Secretary of Education, has been a longtime supporter of using taxpayer money to fund religious schools. Now, in …

Education

I hope that actor was paid good money.

Self-described exorcist <b>Bob Larson</b> works on his toughest demon yet in this <b>Vic Berger</b> supercut.<p>I hope that actor was paid good money. I’m not sure what …

Proof no one wants to hear about America's Christian heritage

“Each year on January 16, we celebrate Religious Freedom Day in commemoration of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom,” – wrote …

Religion

The Power of Belief

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with author Lawrence Wright about al-Qaeda & ISIS, Arab culture, 9/11 conspiracy …

L. Ron Hubbard

Buddhism is a Religion | Rachel's Musings

<i>Please note that i wrote this back in January 2008. My views on Buddhism have changed and thus my words from back then might not necessarily reflect</i> …

Buddhism

World Religion Day 2017

A supermoon raises above the Baha'i Temple in Wilmette, Illinois, Sept. 27, 2015.Observers around the world will celebrate World Religion Day Sunday, …

Religion

Soul Management: beliefs

Why do humans lay such store by what they believe? <b>'Belief'</b> seems to be the <b>'real thing:'</b> it has the weight that makes 'opinion' flippant.<p>It <b>asserts</b> …

Religion

Freethought of the Day

There are 3 entries for this date: Martin Luther King, Jr. , Jean Meslier and Moliere<p>Martin Luther King, Jr.<p>On this date in 1929, <b>Martin Luther King,</b> …

Religion

Who didn't know this?!

Now that there’s an After School Satan club in a Utah elementary school, the <i>Salt Lake Tribune</i> seems to have discovered the dirty truth about The …

Critical Thinking

Bad traditions shouldn't continue forever.

A 14-foot-tall Christian cross in a Santa Clara (California) public park is no longer there thanks to atheists who fought the illegal promotion of …

Can Jeff Sessions, in good faith, hire attorneys with no faith? The AG contender has repeatedly disparaged “secularists”

"If you don’t believe in truth, if you’re a secularist, then how do we operate this government?"<p>Citing previous remarks that Sessions has made about secularism, Whitehouse asked, “Does a secular attorney have anything to fear from an Attorney General Sessions in the Department of Justice?”<p>Sessions …

Jeff Sessions

Millennials are the least religious generation

Although older generations are also becoming religiously unaffiliated, millennials remain the group that is far more likely to identify as …

Generations

‘Proving’ a negative

There has been an interesting discussion in the comments on my post <i>When can we conclude that dark matter does not exist?</i> with commenter Establishment …

Philosophy

Does Religious Participation Contribute to Human Flourishing?

Communal forms of religious participation sometimes come under criticism for promoting narrow-minded perspectives or even contributing to violence …

Life Sciences

I Am Now An Atheist

40 arguments

Christianity

Gallup Poll: 1.9% of “Highly Religious” Americans Are LGBT, but the Number Jumps to 7% Among Nones

A new Gallup poll shows stark differences between very religious and non-religious Americans when it comes to identifying as LGBT.

LGBTQ

Episode 268 :: Professor Richard Gombrich :: Buddhism in the Modern World : Secular Buddhist Association

Ted Meissner | January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments<p>Richard Gombrich<p>Professor Richard Gombrich speaks with us about Buddhism in the modern world.<p>The term …

Buddhism