There’s nothing wrong with people who call themselves atheists attending these Sunday Assemblies. It’s just that Sunday Assemblies won’t be the ticket for people who are more interested in the open field of possibilities as we develop ideas and rituals centered in our own contemporary experience, separate from the traditions of the past.
Christopher Silver has developed a six-type categorization of atheists and agnostics… and atheist/agnostics.
Until the Orange County Public Schools either allows all points of view about religion to have equal access to high school students or institutes a ban for the distribution of materials about religion in high schools by outside groups, students in the Orlando area will be receiving a remarkable lesson in hypocrisy.
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
It was a simulation, but the stonings of the Bible were not merely theatrical.
Almost the entire National Atheist Party seems to have fallen asleep. The party doesn’t have a single candidate for public office anywhere – not even for a local school board or highway superintendent. The last politically-themed comment on the National Atheist Party forum was back in April. The last event endorsed by the party was a book raffle in early June.
Jim Bridenstine doesn’t just insult atheists when he uses atheism as a political scapegoat on which to blame America’s problems. He insults the intelligence of the voters in Oklahoma as well.
States that prohibit atheists from holding public office have a higher average rate of poverty (15.4%) than states that allow atheists to hold public office (13.1%).
Secular liberals are treated as pariahs by the Democratic Party. There is no functioning political party that represents the interests of secular Americans over the interests of religious Americans.
In Tulsa’s local version of Unitarian Universalism, I found the very same problem I’ve seen elsewhere. Unitarian Universalism claims to be diverse, and claims to be welcoming, but when non-Christians walk through the door, they find themselves left in a corner, ignored at best, and often belittled.
Are atheists sacred tricksters?