The last pope, Joseph Ratzinger, denounced secularism as a source of wickedness. Today, Pope Francis has released a statement that shows a very different attitude.
The Pope said: “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the [...]
“Democrats are the Atheist Party,” declares the conservative Christian website Greene Opinion. This is a popular sentiment in conservative circles. Is it true?
Chapter 3 from Secularism and Secularity, a research volume published by Trinity College that describes results from the American Religious Identification Survey:
Democrats make up a smaller share of atheists than [...]
A transcript of the speech of Congressman Peter Stark to the Reason Rally, a gathering last weekend of thousands of non-theist Americans on the National Mall. [...]
It’s easy to forget that there are many places in America where it’s still extremely difficult for a person to publicly acknowledge that they don’t have any religious identity. Until such places are the exception, rather than the rule, it will be sadly reasonable to attend events like the Reason Rally. [...]
In August of 2010 a reader, noting my disturbing lack of Christianity, suggested that if I only read Lee Stroebel’s The Case for Christ I’d see the light. Stroebel had written such a rationally compelling apologetic that the reader, a former agnostic, said she’d had no choice but to convert to Christianity. Although Stroebel depicts [...]
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority, overwhelmingly funded by and operated on behalf of the government, tried to tell an Atheist group it couldn’t run bus advertisements because angry Christians would vandalize the buses. Judge Susan Webber Wright rejected CATA’s claim yesterday, denying the right to discriminate based on perceived (and it turns out, inaccurate) risk [...]
The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]
Are atheists sacred tricksters? [...]
Earl Sholley’s campaign of scapegoating against Muslims and atheists should serve as a reminder that when the freedom of religion of one cultural minority is threatened, the religious freedom of all minorities is made vulnerable. [...]
Michael Stopa admitted that he didn’t have any evidence for Obama’s atheism. He just believed in it, because of clues such as Obama’s stands on political issues. [...]