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The U.S. Senate, For Two-Thirds Of America, All Of The Time

Only 50 percent of Americans participate in religious rituals even once per month, so why is the U.S. Congress opened with a Christian religious ritual every day? […]

Lack Of Belief And Lack Of Compassion – What’s The Connection?

This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others and were more likely to be judgmental of other children, […]

Pew Forum Survey Shows Unitarian Universalism Wandering Deeper Into Irrelevance

Yesterday, I wrote about one particularly odd finding in the latest survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life: In New York State, the survey says that there are less than half as many atheists as people who don’t believe in God.

Today, I want to focus on another finding by the […]

People Who Don’t Believe In God Outnumber Atheists More Than 2 To 1 In New York

Perhaps there are aspects of being “atheist” besides not believing in God that many New Yorkers don’t want to associate themselves with. […]

Biblical Literalists Know Less About Religion

Why don’t those Christians who believe that their Bible is the literal truth bother to educate themselves more about it? Religion is much, much bigger than just Christianity […]

Democrats Lead Among Seculars And Religious Independents

The Democratic Party would do well to show more appreciation for its solid non-Christian base of support. […]

Do Christians Know More About Atheism Than Atheists?

Do Christians know more about atheists than atheists themselves do? When it comes to the relationship between atheists and Christianity, ignorance is not mutual. […]

Atheists Know More About Religion Than Religious Believers Do

The results of the Pew Center’s U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey suggest that if people truly want Americans to become more religiously literate, the last thing they ought to do is to follow the example of Christian organizations. […]

Zeal for Torture Higher Among Churchy Americans

If Obama is seeking to create a base of political support using America’s churches, institutions that he used as campaign tools in 2008, then he can solidify that base by acting in support of torture. […]