According to the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey, the share of Americans who identify themselves as “atheist,” “agnostic,” or “nothing in particular” has jumped from 16.1% to 22.8% in the last seven years.
The increasing share of religious “Nones” matters because lack of religion is a basis for discrimination in this country. Michael Wallace, Bradley […]
A tip of the hat to DocDawg for bringing the following information to light:
According to federal law, specifically the National Voter Registration Act of 1993,, North Carolina must offer an opportunity for voter registration whenever a person comes to a public assistance office for help. And yet, when the voting-rights activist organizations Dēmos, Lawyers’ […]
Percent of Americans who indicate they are “Atheist,” “Agnostic,” or “Nothing in Particular” when asked to identify their religion in the 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Survey: 22.8%
Rank of Atheism/Agnostic/Nothing in American religious identifications: #2 (behind Protestant)
Percent of Americans who indicate they are “Catholic” when asked to identify their religion in the 2014 Pew […]
On March 19 2015, the National Snow and Ice Data Center declared that sea ice in the Arctic Ocean had reached its high point in its area of coverage (“extent”) for the year, and that this high point was the smallest on record.
As you can see by following the blue line in this […]
Five years ago this month, American newspapers and television stations reported the amazing story of Prahlad Jani, a mystic from the Indian subcontinent who claimed to have lived seven decades without eating or drinking, subsisting as a “breatharian.” Even more amazing, said the news reports, was the research of Dr. Sudhir Shah, who declared at […]
This afternoon, as I was finishing shopping for my family, I came upon two fluoride rinses. We live in the country and draw from well water, so a fluoride rinse is necessary for the kiddos. I couldn’t help but notice that there were two versions of ACT brand fluoride for sale at two different prices:
What this landscaping fabric was not good for: restraining weeds. As you can see, roots have shot right through it.
What this landscaping fabric is great for: poking up through the weeds that have taken over the spot in garish white plastic strips.
The previous inhabitants of my home laid this stuff down meaning […]
Progressive blogger DocDawg has discovered a highly curious pattern in North Carolina, where by federal law the state government is required to reach out to citizens at the DMV and in public assistance offices and offer them a chance to register to vote. You can read the details here, but I’ll cut right to the […]
HKONJ — Historic Thousands On Jones Street — is a North Carolina movement that has transcended the Mondays of the Tar Heel state’s Moral Mondays marches in the state capital of Raleigh. The progressive organization makes this purple state more active than its blue peers, adding to the breadth of the Moral Mondays movement with […]
Whoops! Darn it, my mistake.
Again? Why do I keep hitting the wrong key?
I meant to post a funny picture of Garfield wearing a hipster sweater and making a remark about the size of the latest NASA budget.
Trying again… I swear this was the Garfield image, not the Mohammed […]