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Atheist vs. Agnostic: Why The Difference Matters. A 2nd Dialogue

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

The agnostic (AG), while sympathetic to the atheist's arguments, still wants to accommodate other belief systems and confronts the atheist (Ath) for attacking religion. The atheist attempts to respond to the challenge.

Is Agnosticism Just Timid Atheism? A Dialogue

Ted Cadsby | Posted 06.06.2016 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

The agnostic wants more evidence and is therefore unsure; the atheist insists there is ample evidence and is therefore certain.

Americans May Be Getting Less Religious, But They're Feeling More Wonder

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion

Awe is that feeling you get when you look up at the beauty of the night sky or look out over the incomprensible vastness of an ocean. It's something t...

Atheists Form Super Group, Name Woman To Top Leadership Role

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

It’s like a royal wedding in the small world of atheist organizations: The Center for Inquiry and the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Scie...

Why This Group Of Atheists, Agnostics, And Seekers Loves Christmas

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion

About 900 revelers crowded into London's Union Chapel last Thursday, ready to sing their hearts out. They were atheists, humanists, agnostics, spiritu...

20 Ways To Think About God

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Humanity as a whole has never ever agreed about Who or What or Whether God is.

There Is A Revolution Going On In Religion, And Faith Leaders Better Listen Up

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion

The “nones,” or religiously unaffiliated, now constitute the second largest faith-related group behind Christians in the United States. They make ...

A Year Without God Becomes Life After God

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 09.02.2015 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

What happens when you conclude that there is, at best, no compelling reason to believe in God? In the midst of exploring arguments for and against the existence of God I very early on began asking a question which, in my case, is far more important: What do I do now?

How The 'Nones' Can Find A Sense Of Community Outside Of Religion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion

The "nones," or the religiously unaffiliated, are a rapidly growing "faith" group in the United States. They make up roughly 23 percent of the U.S. ad...

We Are Not so Different: Science and Religion

Marion Leary | Posted 06.05.2016 | Religion
Marion Leary

I am an agnostic scientist who happens to also be fascinated with the world's religions, especially the Abrahamic religions -- Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

Atheists Unite! Leaders Gather to Collaborate

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Religious and conservative organizations have a history of organizing to accomplish shared aims. It's time to share the secret that atheists are now doing the same.

Don't Just Question the 10 Commandments; Question the Entire Bible

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.23.2015 | Science
Steve Siebold

Most people are familiar with the story of the Ten Commandments. The short version is that God called Moses to Mount Sinai where he gave him two tablets of stone that contained the Ten Commandments.

JT Burke's Paradise Circus Pops Up at the LA Art Show

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

For Burke, the allegory of Paradise Circus is not really about satirizing any individual faith per se, his own or anyone's -- it's more about shining a light on the absurdity of killing one another over competing theories of the unknowable.

Why I'd Still Believe In God Even if the Bible Was a Fairytale

Mick Mooney | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Mick Mooney

I've watched a lot of well known atheists on YouTube. To be honest, they have some really interesting ― and truthful ― things to say. The main objection I find with their perspective is not their critique on religion, which I find mostly quite accurate, but rather it is how they mix God with religion. They look at the irrationality of religion, and therefore claim that belief in God is irrational.

So What Exactly Happens At A Sunday Assembly?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion

The number of so-called “atheist churches” more than doubled this past weekend. On Sept. 28, 35 towns around the world launched new Sunday Ass...

Stephen King Has A 'Tendency To Believe In Intelligent Design'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

For Stephen King, life is too perfect for it to be a random occurrence. The famed horror author said in a HuffPost Live interview Wednesday that h...

Being #OpenlySecular Is the First Step To Eliminating the Stigma

Richard Dawkins | Posted 11.20.2014 | World
Richard Dawkins

The Openly Secular coalition hopes to eliminate the social costs of coming forward. It is lamentable that people fear they are risking their jobs, businesses and personal relationships, simply through being true to who they are.

Some Atheists and Transhumanists are Asking: Should it be Illegal to Indoctrinate Kids With Religion?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A reasonable society should not have to indoctrinate its children; its children should discover and choose religious paths for themselves when they become adults, if they are to choose one at all.

'Out of Many, One'

Trey Lyon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.

You're Not Agnostic, You're An Atheist

Isaac Saul | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Isaac Saul

One of the most popular phrases I hear amongst my friends these days is, "I'm agnostic." According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, an agnost...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Hadid's 'Arab Atheism' Article Restores My Hope for Tolerance in Civilization's Cradle

Thom Senzee | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Thom Senzee

Coming from a WASPy, mixed-faith, yet significantly agnostic and atheist, intellectual (and admittedly pseudo-intellectual) family these days living i...

LOOK: Surprising Reaction To The Growth Of 'No Religion'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

Surveys have frequently shown that the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans -- including but not limited to atheists, agnostics and people who...

‪Teaching About God and Science Revisited

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Dr. Hedin's course at Ball State University on the "Boundaries of Science" remains in the news, with the New Atheists waging a war of words with the fellows at the Discovery Institute. I often find myself caught between the extreme views coming from these opposing armies in the science culture wars.

Is Atheism Only For The Upper Class?

Daniel Cox | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Daniel Cox

One of the more notable findings from a recent American Values Survey analysis is that atheists and agnostics have significantly higher socio-economic status than either secular Americans or unattached believers.