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ANALYSIS: 7.5 Million Americans Lost Their Religion Since 2012

GSS-Nones-807x5141[1]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the Great Decline of religion in America continues: Since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion.

Why Should Atheists Learn Philosophy? How Can Atheists Learn From Philosophy?

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.

Five Inspirational Female Nonbelievers to Recognize during Women’s History Month

hepburn_katherine[1]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.

Agnostics and Non-Believers Are ATHEISTS!

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.

Censorship of Turkish Atheist Website Highlights Need for Congressional Involvement

laptop-300x199[1]In the past few weeks, numerous instances of discrimination or outright violence against atheists have shocked nontheists around the world.

Hacked to Death for Unbelief: The Rise of Atheist Persecution

Atheists and secularists are calling on the international community to act to reverse a growing trend of persecution of the non-religious.

Rules for Atheist Radicals: Ideas and Tactics for Atheist Activism, Politics

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.

It’s Never Too Soon to Become a Humanist Philanthropist

khk03-300x225[1]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?”

Religious Liberty or Freedom to Discriminate?

Passion and opinions continue to spark around Georgia’s proposed “religious liberty” bill being considered in the General Assembly.

Oklahoma Bill Would Abolish State’s Role in Granting Marriage Licenses, Leave It in Clergy Hands

RNS-OK-MARRIAGEIn 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.

Child Abuse Under the Guise of Religion

America has hundreds of religious denominations. We would have anarchy if everyone was allowed to act out his religious beliefs without restriction.

Activist Groups Criticize County’s Promotion of Crucifix Event

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.

Unraveling the Church Ban on Gay Sex

12stoneWEB-blog480[1]Last month, Salvatore Cordileone, the archbishop of San Francisco, made controversial changes to a handbook for Catholic high school teachers in his jurisdiction.

‘Milestone’: Herbert Signs LGBT Nondiscrimination, Religious Freedom Protections Bill (Video)

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.

Judge: Philly Public Buses Must Run Ads Linking Muslims to Hitler

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.

Who Was St. Patrick, and Would He Drink Green Beer?

0317-san-patricio[1]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.

Don’t Just Pray – Choose to ACT!

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.

Spiritualism and Traditional Religion

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.