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Walking on Water with Giant Green Frogs

Shan Wells | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics
Shan Wells

At this point, I can hear readers of faith saying: "But you can't blame religion for murder. People kill whether they are religious or not!" Certainly, they do. But religion is one the most insidiously lethal accelerators of violence this side of an unfaithful lover.

Lessons Learned from the Atheist Alliance of America Convention

Andreea Nica | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

While I don't entirely consider myself an atheist, I was thoroughly impressed with the caliber of speakers and activists in the atheist community. I realized how important the atheist movement is to challenging systematic ideologies in the political, social, economic and religious realm.

Meet America's Most Famous Forgotten Atheist

Posted 05.29.2013 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service (RNS) Meet Robert Ingersoll, the most famous American atheist you’ve probably never heard of. A se...

Atheist Churches Grow As Nonbelievers Find A Sunday-Morning Connection

Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service HOUSTON (RNS) Sunday mornings at Houston Oasis may have the look and feel of a church, but there's no c...

An Atheist Chapaincy? A Good Way To Begin The New Year!

Alan Jones | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion
Alan Jones

There's an atheist chaplain at Stanford. This is good news. John Figdor has a degree from Harvard Divinity School and he does what chaplains do. He counsels those in need and visits the sick.

Abraham Lincoln's Atheist Period

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

God was not always Abraham Lincoln's God. In his early years, Lincoln hated this being. It was a natural response. He was thoroughly convinced that God, in turn, hated Abraham Lincoln.

Atheism On The Rise In America

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.15.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Religiosity is on the decline in the U.S. and atheism is on the rise, according to a new worldwide poll. The poll, called "The Global Index ...

Majority Of Americans Would Vote For An Atheist For President (POLL)

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

(RNS) For the second time in less than a year, the Gallup poll reports that a majority of Americans would vote for an atheist for president. The la...

New Atheists Are Neither A Minority Nor Heirs Of The Civil Rights Movement

Nathalie Rothschild | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Nathalie Rothschild

Nobody should be mistreated simply because they believe or do not believe in certain ideas. But if you can't identify with people around you, if they won't accept you for who you are, then ditch them. It's not always easy, but nobody is stopping you.

Atheists Face Uphill Climb With New Political Party

Posted 01.03.2012 | Religion

By Kimberly Winston Religion News Service How viable is a political party with the word "atheist" in its name? Troy Boyle, a corporate lega...

Atheists Invade Houston

Victor Stenger | Posted 12.17.2011 | Religion
Victor Stenger

On Oct. 7-8, Houston was invaded by some 700 atheists, agnostics, humanists and other unclassified nonbelievers for the annual Texas Freethought Convention.

What Being Religious Really Means To Young People

Lisa D. Pearce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lisa D. Pearce

For most people, religious identities are personal mixes of different aspects of religion with varying levels of priority.

A Rabbi's Thoughts: What Christmas Tells Us About America

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

G.K. Chesterton once referred to America as "a nation with the soul of a church," by which he meant a nation with an enduring religious character. He was right about this, and each year the Christmas season proves it anew.