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 […]
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 […]
These days, you’ll hear a lot of bluster about “The Ten Commandments”, a group of supposedly divine commands that mythology says are thousands of years old. The truth is that there is no single authoritative list of what The Ten Commandments actually are. There’s no list in any ancient Christian or Jewish scripture that is […]
For years, Americans have been working to establish equal marriage rights for heterosexual and homosexual couples. Another kind of marriage equality battle is being fought in Washington County, Minnesota, home of the cities of Stillwater and Woodbury. Washington County officials have prohibited atheists with humanist ordinations from performing marriage ceremonies. The county cites a state […]
There’s a reason that marriage has been one of the key political battlegrounds in American culture over the last 100 years. Regressive groups want to keep dating and marriage within strictly controlled boundaries. […]
Amanda Scott’s simple act of standing up and asking for atheists to be accorded equal legal rights led local Christians to flood onto the Facebook page of a local television station, and demand that she be violently punished. Many other Alabama Christians didn’t call for Amanda Scott to be killed, but urged her to commit suicide. […]
I’m using the power of the Internet to shame these violent people who believe that people who don’t share their Christian religion deserve to be exiled, attacked, and killed. It’s time to call out these bigots who are threatening violence against Amanda Scott. […]
Today Christian shares “93 Words That Will Bring An Atheist To Their Knees!“:
I pray today that you would touch the heart of my friend who does not acknowledge your existence.
Let the spirit of pride, doubt and unbelief leave their minds. Let their hearts be tender to the words that would be […]
My answer to the Facebook meme.
Last week, Rowan created a visualization of Pew Research polling data on Americans collected from January-March 2014. When Pew asked respondents how they would feel about their children marrying athiests, members of the American Christian majority displayed a strong tendency to express unhappiness at the prospect.
Because surveys gather data from […]
I answer Robert Nielsen’s 10 Questions For Every Atheist, and in turn, ask 10 Questions for Every Christian. […]