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Richard Dawkins: Atheism’s Asset or Liability?
Originally Posted: 08/08/2014 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

It was 2006’s “The God Delusion” that many credit with sparking a growing interest in atheism in the U.S. Along with best-selling books by the other members of the “Four Horsemen” of atheism—the late Christoph ...

Charter of Quebec Values Would Ban ‘Overt’ Religious Symbols
Originally Posted: 09/13/2013 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Quebec’s government this week introduced its much-discussed Charter of Quebec Values, which would ban “overt and conspicuous” religious symbols worn by government employees. Quebe ...

Is the Growth of the Nonreligious Good or Bad? Americans are Divided
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” according to a poll conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ...

Canadians Turning Away from Organized Religion
Originally Posted: 05/16/2013 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

TORONTO — A new national study shows that while Canada remains overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized religion in ever greater numbers. Results from the 2011 National Househo ...

Christianity in Britain Losing Ground to Islam, Secularism
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

New figures from the 2011 Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by 4 million over the last 10 years. CANTERBURY, England ...

Pope Benedict XVI Convenes Bishops to Confront ‘Tsunami’ of Secularism
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

Fifty years after the Second Vatican Council revolutionized life inside the Roman Catholic Church, hundreds of bishops from around the world are gathered in Rome to confront an external threat: a mounting tide ...

Professor to Atheists: 'Stop Whining'
Originally Posted: 09/17/2012 - 8:46am | Type: Blog

Jacques Berlinerblau wastes no ink in his new book trying to flatter his fellow nonbelievers. "American atheist movements, though fancying themselves a lion, are more like the gimpy little zebra crossing ...

Finding Faith in America's Most Secular City
Originally Posted: 07/04/2012 - 9:24am | Type: Blog

SEATTLE — In 1962, when my younger brother was just four years old, this city perched on the nation's northwest rim held a World's Fair that imagined a glistening future. Grounded in a vision of scie ...

Secularists Counter National Day of Prayer with National Day of Reason
Originally Posted: 04/27/2012 - 3:00pm | Type: Blog

As millions of Americans bow their heads next Thursday (May 3) for the annual National Day of Prayer, atheists, humanists and other nontheists will mark a day of their own. The National Day of Reason - or "NDR" in the shorthand of the nonth ...

Evangelicals: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:12am | Type: Blog

What are "the evangelicals," you ask? Certainly not a political or ideological monolith, as recent polling and survey numbers demonstrate. What are "the evang ...

Scandal, Secularism, and the Politics of the Catholic Church
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

It is far too easy to blame the highly publicized priestly scandal for the alienation of Catholics in Europe or the United States. It is far too easy to blame the highly publicize ...