Atheism

Reza Aslan: Why I am a Muslim

(CNN)As a writer and scholar of religions, I am often asked how, knowing all that I know about the religions of the world, I can still call myself a believer, let alone a Muslim.<p>It's a reasonable question. Considering the role that religion so often plays in fueling conflicts abroad and inspiring …

Religion

What Would Christopher Hitchens Do? Charlie Rose

On "Charlie Rose," guest host John Hockenberry asks What Would Christopher Hitchens do, and say, in this unprecedented political climate? We are …

Christopher Hitchens

Atheism's Dark Side Aiding the Trump Agenda

Sam Harris recently appeared in a one-on-one segment on <i>Real Time With Bill Maher</i> to discuss Donald Trump’s immigration ban, which he criticized for …

Richard Dawkins

She frequently blurs the lines between minister and State Rep.

When witches say they’re going to cast a spell on <b>Donald Trump</b> in order to prevent him from harming anybody, it’s one thing for a Christian zealot …

Christianity

Is anyone surprised by this?

We’ve known this for a long time now: The $100 million Noah’s Ark theme park in Grant County, Kentucky was never going to be good for the local …

Should You Let Your Child Choose Their Own Faith?

Parenting is all about making choices. From choosing to bring a child into this world to choosing their name, clothes, being responsible for their …

Parenting

A Southern Outsider Artist's Mythological Paintings Inspired by the Bible and Bosch - Creators

Aesop's fable, The Frogs Who Desired a King, is a parable of discontent. A community of frogs plead with Zeus to send them a leader. First, he throws down a piece of wood that floats in the water. Frustrated by its passivity, the frogs request another leader. Zeus, annoyed with their …

Art

Why Progressive Humanist Values Will Ultimately Prevail

Source: Wikimedia Commons<p>Our geopolitical world seems increasingly unstable, and some see this instability as a threat to Humanist values. But I’m …

Humanism

Here Is the Best Piece I’ve Read on Why Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites

(photo YouTube)<p>Susceptibility to fake news has its particular historical origin in Christian fundamentalism’s rejection of expert elites… as Trump …

Theology

Ask Amy: Atheist should consider becoming ‘goshfather’

<b>Dear Amy:</b> I am a happily married man with two wonderful children (ages 6 and 8).<p><i>Recently, a close friend and his wife (who are Catholic) asked me to be the godfather to their child.</i><p><i>I instantly reminded them that I am an atheist. My children weren’t baptized, and my understanding is that a godparent</i> …

Parenting

Parents Found Guilty In Faith Healing Death Of Diabetic Son

Faith healing parents convicted of first-degree murder in the death of their diabetic teenage son.<p>Emil Radita, 60, and Rodica Radita, 54, were found …

Crime

In Which I Rock A Little Old Lady’s World View

Shoppily, droppily,<br>Digital Cuttlefish<br>Needed some groceries, so<br>Went to the store;<p>There, he encountered an<br>Octogenarian—<br>Wonderful lady; he’d<br>Met her …

Good thing his God is okay with lying.

The Henderson County Courthouse in North Carolina now has the phrase “In God We Trust” plastered on the front of the building, at the request of a …

Religion

There was no wine involved. But there should've been.

In our latest podcast, Jessica and I discussed the past week in politics and atheism.<p>We spoke about:<p>— A Danish man charged with blasphemy.<p>— Death …

Religion

The Bible isn't a science book.

In a bizarre Facebook post yesterday, Creationist <b>Ken Ham</b> argued that atheists were indoctrinating children in the public schools by teaching them …

The belief in atheism

Atheism or the absence of belief in deities has seen resurgence in recent times. It is most common is Western and Northern Europe where according to …

Religion

Students Deserve a Space That’s Free of Religious Indoctrination

With Secretary of Education <b>Betsy DeVos</b> already intent on using taxpayer money to fund religious education, the question has to be asked: Why do …

Education

Religions, Academia, and the Media lie. I am Not a churchgoer. I am Not a religious fanatic. I do not want money and have nothing to sell you. My opening statement is below, You'll either learn or leave. -Rob Hall | We are currently living in the most deceitful time in our history. Most of what you know is a lie. It is a life changing moment when you realize what the lie is, and who is responsible for telling, creating, and promoting the lie. They use the media, music, movies, sports, drugs, medicine, food, religions, education, and money to deceive you.

<b>“Do not be so naïve as to think that what you</b> <b><br>See with your eyes is all there is to this world.”</b><p>Most of what I had heard or learned from so-called …

Proof from Logical Necessity, or the Ontological Proof (3)

Kant-er ArgumentsObviously, I’m not the only one with objections. Immanuel Kant, most notably, spent eleven pages in “Critique of Pure Reason” poking …

Atheist Receives Death Threats After Ten Commandments Decision

More of that Christian love: Atheist mom receives death threats after a public school is forced to remove a Ten Commandments monument.<p>Some …

Extremism

Finding a spiritual home

Wendy Koffer carried a wicker basket full of gloves, clippers, plastic baggies and a ball of string as she strolled through Rock Creek Park.<p>Koffer's …

Religion

So much for helping people who are struggling.

Just on grounds of compassion and common sense, you’d think people would be aware of how <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s temporary Muslim ban is bad for the country, …

Religion

Vendredi Voltaire: Prayers

Voltaire by HoudonWe know of no religion without prayers; even the Jews have them – even though they had no published formulas back in the days when …

Pearls Before Swine

A book, like a flag, is a symbol. And destroying one hurts nobody.

A man who burned a Qur’an and posted video of his actions on a Facebook page has been charged with blasphemy in the theocratic nation of…. …

Religion

Encouraging Children to Doubt - Unfundamentalist Parenting

“Warning Children” by Cosey Fanni Tutti, Flickr. Used according to Creative Commons license.<p><b>Doubt is an important part of faith. That may sound</b> …

Parenting

Pope: It’s better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic

Pope Francis delivered another criticism of some members of his own Church on Thursday, suggesting it is better to be an atheist than one of “many” …

Pope Francis

Bill passes to allow religion in schools in Kentucky

WEEK IN RELIGION<br>Public schools in Kentucky wishing to host programs or plays that contain religious themes could soon be allowed to after the state …

Religion

Surgeons Should NotLook Like Surgeons

<i>Literature doesn’t look like literature –Business plans are for suckers — Donaldo Hiring practitioners –the glory of bureaucracy–teach a professor</i> …

Richard Dawkins

Catholicism and "Nones": The Data on Youth and Young Adults | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

World Youth Day pilgrims hold candles during eucharistic adoration with Pope Francis at the July 30, 2016 prayer vigil at the Field of Mercy in …

Religion

Study suggests belief in demons and evil spirits is harmful to mental health

Belief in demons and evil spirits is linked to poorer mental health, according to research published in the <i>Journal for the Scientific Study of</i> …

Psychology