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A new survey shows in stark relief that what some are calling the Great Decline of religion in America continues: Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion.
One way or another, philosophy ends up touching upon nearly every aspect of human life. Philosophy has something to say when it comes to science, art, religion, politics, medicine, and a host of other topics.
Unsurprisingly, many women who are notable for their accomplishments as activists, writers, actors, scientists, and a host of other professions are also critical of religion and have identified as atheists and humanists.
Either you believe in a mythical supernatural god or you don’t. If you say you don’t know then that means you are an Atheist. There is no fence sitting here.
In the past few weeks, numerous instances of discrimination or outright violence against atheists have shocked nontheists around the world.
Atheists and secularists are calling on the international community to act to reverse a growing trend of persecution of the non-religious.
As a community organizer and political activist, Saul Alinsky played a pivotal role in the growth of grass roots organizing and activism in modern America.
Why Uganda? And why focus on humanist schools? These are questions that are asked of the Mouton family all the time. The short answer is “Why not?”
Passion and opinions continue to spark around Georgia’s proposed “religious liberty” bill being considered in the General Assembly.
In an effort to block the state’s involvement with gay marriage, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday (March 10) to abolish marriage licenses in the state.
America has hundreds of religious denominations. We would have anarchy if everyone was allowed to act out his religious beliefs without restriction.
Freedom from Religion Foundation staff attorney Rebecca S. Markert wrote of the organization’s objection “to Emmet County’s promotion of an underwater crucifix in Petoskey,” and that it had been contacted by a concerned local citizen.
Last month, Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, made controversial changes to a handbook for Catholic high school teachers in his jurisdiction.
With the swipe of a pen, Gov. Gary Herbert enacted a landmark, compromise bill that gives Utah its first statewide nondiscrimination protections for the gay and transgender community while safe guarding religious liberties for people of faith.
CBS Philadelphia reports that a federal court judge on Wednesday sided with a New Hampshire based non-profit on its claim that it has a first amendment right to run bus ads linking Muslims to Hitler.
For Catholics, Episcopalians and some Lutherans, March 17 is the Feast Day of St. Patrick. For the rest of us, it’s St. Patrick’s Day — a midweek excuse to party until we’re green in the face.
I once had a congregant ask me to pray for her cousin who faced a breast cancer relapse. I responded, “I have a better idea – give me her phone number and I’ll call her.
It is true that spiritualism presumably provided proof of the sorts of claims made by traditional Christianity for centuries, but this does not meant that Christian leaders eagerly welcomed it.