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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.

Church-State Separation and the Ongoing Culture Wars

Murali Balaji | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

This week, Louisiana lawmakers have begun debating a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book. The bill passed a House committee, with defenders arguing that the Bible's significance in the state's history merited the designation.

Rather Than a National Day of Prayer, How About a Humility Day?

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Surely, reasonable people -- those who are ready to tune out the hate talk for a few minutes and think for themselves -- can agree that you don't need an act of Congress to get Americans to pray.

Obama Vs McCain: OTB Policy Wonks Weigh In On Where The Candidates Stand On Key Issues

Off The Bus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Off The Bus

As the Wall Street crisis and recent bombing in Pakistan have made all too clear, there are crucial global, financial and social issues that the next president will be focused to grapple with. This week OffTheBus writers have tossed aside the lipstick and plunged into some of the most pressing issues in the election by analyzing key policy differences between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.