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How Religiously Unaffiliated Is Your City?

03-16-Unaffiliated-cities-chart1-640x922[1]More Americans than ever are choosing to forgo formal religious attachments—the religiously unaffiliated make up 22 percent of the U.S. population overall.

What is a Free Thinker?

A free ­thinker, I imagine, would not follow the teachings of any one teacher or group of teachers, but would sift through reliable information supported by reliable evidence, in order to further their own learning and psychological sovereignty.

Trillions of Stone Age Artifacts: A Young Earth Anthropology Paradox

87535_web[1]The product of the manufacturing of stone tools by hunters and gathers over long periods of time, these stone artifacts literally carpet the ground in some places in Egypt and Libya.

Student in Hiding After Prison Sentence for Atheism

Karim Al-Banna faces three-year prison term for Facebook posts in “highly politicised” case, lawyer says.

Stuff I Wish I’d Seen

350px-Joseph_von_Führich_001[1]Almost every single Christian alive believes that the Bible is the inspired word of a real live god and that it is that god’s instructions and desires for humanity, they don’t think it’s interesting enough to read.

Is Judas in Hell?

Without a doubt, Judas, the biblical disciple of Jesus, is considered the greatest sinner of all time because of what he did to Jesus.

What Good Are Billboards?

I’ve been struggling to figure out the intended purpose of belief driven billboards. For example “Jesus is Lord: And You Know It”or “Reason over faith, always” or “Jesus is Muslim (yes we used the present tense.)”

Evangelicals Want Immigration Reform. Why Won’t Republicans Listen?

Lifeway Research released a new poll today, finding that a majority of evangelicals want to see Congress pass immigration reform.

Okla. House OKs Bill Shifting Issuance of Marriage Licenses from State to Clergy

The Oklahoma state House has approved legislation that shifts the issuance of marriage licenses from the state to members of the clergy.

Republicans Find Religion on Spending

After years of preaching the gospel of tight budgets and smaller government, some Republicans are finding religion when it comes to spending.

Ken Ham Rejects Uniformitarianism

How can AIG’s drooling fans deal with these contradictory messages? Even their minds must be reeling.

To Defend Freedom of Religion, First Understand Faith

Religion is being in right relation to the divine – the more than merely human sources, if there be such, of meaning and value.

New Atheism’s Astonishing Hypocrisy Toward Islam

The Feb. 10 killing in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, of three Arab-American students, allegedly by atheist Craig Stephen Hicks has led some to compare militant atheism to Islamic militancy.

Don’t Touch Me — A Reflection on Courtship and Purity: Merab’s Stpry, Part One

My parents, although conservative in political beliefs, were not legalistic, and actually openly debated legalism and fundamentalism in our household.