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Years Later, Secular Student Group Recognized On A Religious Campus: Here's How It Happened

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

This long-overdue affirmation of secular students' place within an otherwise predominantly religious institution owes largely to precisely the kind of interfaith dialogue and collaboration that encourages mutual respect and solidarity between atheists and the religious, rather than scorn or derision.

WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Bill Moyers

From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornerin...

Republican Freethought

Christopher Lane | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Christopher Lane

By all accounts a brilliant, electrifying speaker, Robert G. Ingersoll best exemplifies the embrace of freethought that has all-but-vanished from the GOP today.

Dear Sally Quinn: Atheists Are Americans Too

Staks Rosch | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Staks Rosch

You seem bewildered by the amount of hate mail you received from atheists, agnostics and Humanists as a result of your comments. Let me be clear here: I don't think anyone should threaten you for your opinions, no matter how hateful they are -- and they are hateful.

The Candle or the Mirror: Living Out Faith in an Era of Agnosticism

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 12.14.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

Haven't we all met the Christian who's so compelling to us that his or her presence inspires our faith? And haven't we also met that sister or brother whose words, actions or attitudes cause us to literally doubt our faith?

Andrea Stone

Soldiers Say Army Chaplain Turned Suicide Prevention Class Into Prayer Meeting | Andrea Stone | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

During an Army-wide stand down for suicide prevention sessions, a Christian chaplain in Texas improperly led rookie soldiers in a candlelight prayer, ...

Would an Agnostic Make the Best President?

Keli Goff | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Our country has a long and complicated relationship with the role of religion in politics. The more that anger continues to dominate the conversation about religion in our country, the more I appreciate those who say 'enough is enough' with the politics of religion hijacking our political discourse.

Analytic Thinking Erodes Religious Belief

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.01.2012 | Religion
Rob Brooks

Although there is considerable disagreement about whether education kills religious faith, people's chances of identifying as religious believers declines with scientific education and education in rational thinking.

Science, Religion Incompatible? Scientist, Skeptic Join Debate

Posted 03.09.2012 | Science

Do you believe in God? Or do you put your faith in science? Some argue that it has to be one or the other--that either you accept scientific dogma...

Two Ways Of Thinking About Agnosticism: Hitchens vs. Dawkins

Christopher Lane | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

That Hitchens took a glass-half-full approach to agnostics is notable because it's sharply at odds with the line of his compatriot, Richard Dawkins, whose thoughts on agnostics are almost uniformly negative.

Debates About Agnosticism Are As Old As The Concept Itself

Christopher Lane | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

For science as for religion, the unknowable therefore remains a quandary. It serves as a reminder, Spencer says, of what is "utterly inscrutable" to us and likely to remain so.

Doing Justice To Agnosticism

Christopher Lane | Posted 02.02.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

Standing capably and forcefully for the benefit and necessity of doubt, it dealt a blow to dogma and certainty, whether about faith or unbelief.

Notes From A Black Agnostic: 'Like Being A Foreigner In Your Own Homeland'

The Loop21 | William Jelani Cobb | Posted 11.08.2011 | Black Voices

To be a black agnostic is almost akin to being a foreigner in your homeland.Last fall, not long after I returned from a family trip to Jerusalem, we r...

Dear Religious Americans: How Many Atheists Do You Know?

Chris Stedman | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Because we represent such a small sliver of the American population and are often seen in a negative light, I believe that it is imperative that atheists make themselves known.

Has Atheism Become A Religion?

David Lose | Posted 07.26.2011 | Religion
David Lose

These four elements suggest that Atheists regularly demonstrate attributes usually exhibited by religious folk of all persuasions.

"The Lord is My Shepherd" Blues

Susan Orlins | Posted 07.16.2011 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

I'm a pretty high-functioning agnostic in that I do ask God for things. But I find the Twenty-third Psalm unsettling. When I think of dwelling in the House of the Lord, I envision the dark mansion from Beauty and the Beast but without Mrs. Potts, the singing teapot.

Divinity of Doubt

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books
Frank Schaeffer

Divinity of Doubt will have no friends of the kind who want to be comfortable in a group, no ready-made groups looking to be further validated by the one-way bias that passes for communication these days.

Living A Good Life

Steven Nereo | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Steven Nereo

The most frustrating idea is that I truly believe we all feel the same thing and are only arguing the words to describe it.

Passing Through Times Of Confusion On The Path To God

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

They may pray from time to time, particularly in dire need, and they may go to services on key holidays. But for this group, finding God is a mystery, a worry or a problem.

A Rabbi Responds To His Atheist Critics

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

While I continue to suspect, based on my own experience, that there are more agnostics than 'pure' atheists, it seems, based on these responses, that there are more 'true' atheists than I'd thought.

Celebrating Love And Light: 10 Holiday Tips For The Post-Religious

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Does the cherubic little Jesus-in-a-Manger fail to flood your body with sweetness? Do you feel mixed about participating in a religious holiday now that you're not religious? Get the scrooge out with these ten tips.

The Big Strange Party

Omar Baddar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Omar Baddar

She opens her eyes, not quite sure where she is, shocked to find herself at a strange party full of strange people. She's overwhelmed by the confusion...

Judge Rules Against Agnostic Dad In Custody Dispute

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Craig Scarberry, a divorced father from Indiana, claims he's lost custody of his three children because he is agnostic. Scarberry shared equal custod...

An Atheist's Thanksgiving Confessions

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

Thanksgiving was a religious holiday for me just as it was for generations of American Christians. But God is no more at the heart of Thanksgiving than brutality is -- meaning both were, and both can be, but neither must be.

Agnostic Michael Krasny's New Book About 'Spiritual Envy' | Michael Krasny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In his memoir, Spiritual Envy: An Agnostic's Quest, the public radio host writes that he has longed for a God he could believe in....