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A Trans Believer

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 01.22.2017 | Queer Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Dear God, Dad says I have to go to church to warship. I don't know what that means. But I like the man in the dress who tells us to pray and bosses ev...

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.

Pledge of Allegiance Incident Proves We Need More Critical Thinking

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.14.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

It's time to take control of our own lives and start thinking for ourselves. Shouldn't American citizens have the freedom to live their lives without limits as long as they're not hurting anyone else of infringing on others' rights?

Interfaith, Interlove Project: Love Conquers All

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 05.23.2015 | Religion
Chaker Khazaal

With so much talk these days about 'opposing beliefs' inciting conflict, violence and hate, I wanted to approach it from a positive angle and talk about 'opposing beliefs' coming together with respect, honor and most importantly, love.

Do Atheists Get Scared During Supernatural Horror Movies?

Quora | Posted 03.22.2015 | Religion

If the point of watching a scary movie is to be scared, and one has no part of their worldview that accepts the possibility of the events being depicted happening in some way to themselves, how can a scary movie do its job, for them?

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.

Neil deGrasse Tyson v. the Right: Cosmos, Christians and the Battle for American Science

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.23.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The religious right has been freaking out about Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos for what feels like an eternity. And, while the theological complaints seem laughable for their rancor and predictability, it's time we thought harder about what they represent.

Was Jesus Nothing More Than a Fabrication? Biblical Scholar Says Yes!

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Steve Siebold

Was Jesus Christ really the son of God? It's probably one of the most heated debates in all of history. On one side, the devout Christians believe s...

We Could Use God's Help. Where Is He?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

When God fails to intervene in human suffering, the acceptance of a loving deity who cares for his children arouses fresh doubts.

Merry Christmas from Your Friendly Neighborhood Atheist

Luis Ruuska | Posted 02.22.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

Yes, I'm a teenage atheist and yes, I celebrate Christmas. Why? Well, you see I could list off the number of Christmas traditions that aren't even Christian at all from the Yule log to the tree to the caroling to the candles.

Why We Must Fight for Peace

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.17.2013 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Imagine a world where all of humanity feared less. Where we found less of a reason to await potential tragedy of every shape and size.

Another Blow To Religion In America -- Or Is It?

Steve Siebold | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Steve Siebold

The faster the church stops telling people they are hopeless sinners and starts building them up, the better chance this archaic institution has to survive.

Atheists Sue Over World Trade Center Memorial Cross

Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

An atheist group has lodged a lawsuit to block the World Trade Center cross from going on display at the 9/11 museum. The suit claims that displayi...

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.

A.J. Cronin Goes to Hollywood

David Shasha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David Shasha

A.J. Cronin is an important figure for our times because his writing addresses many of the most critical issues we face as a culture. Cronin's Religious Humanism redraws for us the categories in which we can process social activism and religious belief.

Atheism, Conversion, and Class

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shelley Emling

Converts to theism are disproportionately from upper and upper-middle-class social groups while converts to atheism are disproportionately from lower social groups.

In Defense of Religion

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

"Spiritual" is great. So is "Religious"

Dani Shapiro's 'Devotion' Is For Everyone Over 30 Who Knows Less And Less Every Day (VIDEO)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Kornbluth

I could tell you the answers Dani Shapiro finds. But I promise you: they won't mean much to you unless you read her 243 pages.

Stop the Politics of Division

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shashi Tharoor

The important debate is not about conversions, but between the unifiers and the dividers -- between those who think all Indians are "us," and those who think that Indians can be divided into "us" and "them."