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Transhumanism, Atheism, Christianity, And The Transhumanist Olympics

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

As a science and technology-inspired presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, my candidacy has been a strange and unique journey. The coffin bus has so far been the wildest part. The bus was designed as a coffin to remind spectators of one thing: We're going to die.

In Russia-U.S. Deal, West Leaves Syrian Islamist Mess

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
Anhvinh Doanvo

With no official documentation publicly available, latest cease-fire negotiated by the US and Russia has been criticized as unusually vague, nontransparent, and weak.

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

Interview: Zoltan Istvan On Transhumanism And His US Presidential Campaign

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

Recently, thinker and writer C. JoyBell C. interviewed me about transhumanism and my growing 2016 US Presidential campaign.

The Godless Descend on DC

Staks Rosch | Posted 06.26.2016 | Religion
Staks Rosch

Saturday, June 4, marked the "Second Coming" of the Reason Rally. Atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers, and secularists from all over the country descended on our nation's capital to rally in support of reason over faith in government.

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

The Holy Bible Is Now One Of The Most Challenged Books In America

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.13.2016 | Religion

The top 10 most challenged books for 2015 includes an entry that may seem unlikely for the United States, which is home to more Christians than any ot...

Ekam Sat: The Pluralistic Heart of India

Sunita Viswanath | Posted 03.18.2016 | Religion
Sunita Viswanath

Ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti. - Rig Veda (Truth is one; sages call it by various names.) This morning, I have woken up in the beautiful apartmen...

An Awakening of Hope

Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert | Posted 01.28.2016 | Religion
Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert

Perhaps the most frequent question I've been asked from ordination exams to becoming a pastor who works with college students has been, "What do you think is going to happen to the future of the church with so few young people going to church?"

Purpose-Driven Life and Secularism

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

This article first appeared on the blog of Intentional Insights, a nonprofit organization that empowers people to refine and reach their goals by prov...

What do Politics Have to do With Meaning and Purpose in Life?

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.15.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

You pass through the long security line at the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC. While the line of tourists streams forward into the Exhibition Hall, you turn right, and head to the Senate appointment desk.

Meaning, Purpose, and Civic Engagement Beyond Belief

Gleb Tsipursky | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Gleb Tsipursky

Whether you are a believer or secular, to gain a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life it helps to participate in civic engagement with others from your community.

Wrestling With Ourselves

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 01.12.2016 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

In 1920, Orot ("Lights"), a collection of works by the first Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, was published, which included an essay c...

Ahh, the 'War on Christmas'

Anthony Biglan | Posted 11.30.2015 | Media
Anthony Biglan

The "War on Christmas" agitation is quite contrary to the spirit of Christmas that I learned as a child and still hold dear. In The Nurture Effect I write about how we can build caring relationships with others and how fundamental doing so is to evolving a more nurturing society.

More "Nones?" No Surprise There!

Margaret Placentra Johnston | Posted 11.13.2015 | Religion
Margaret Placentra Johnston

Pew Research recently reported their findings that religious "nones" are not only growing, they are becoming more secular. This should come as no surprise.

Why Are Religious Children Mean?

Cindy Brandt | Posted 11.12.2015 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

We Christians should turn our attention to the log in our own eyes and examine how we could do better--how we can raise our children with more kindness and generosity.

Religion Is Not to Blame

Soumaya Ghannoushi | Posted 10.29.2015 | Religion
Soumaya Ghannoushi

To say that religion is divisive is to attempt no analysis of the problems at hand. It is to stop at the surface making no effort to dig deeper for the underlying problems seething underneath.

The Atheists Are Coming Out of a Closet Near You

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 08.10.2016 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

If the folks behind a movement called Openly Secular have their way, more and more American atheists will be coming out of their religion-free closets to declare their unbelief to friends, family and coworkers.

The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.09.2015 | Religion

In Portland, Oregon, a whopping 42 percent of the population identifies as religiously unaffiliated. New analysis from the the Public Religion Researc...

Is it Time for Fast Track Atheist Security Checks at Airports?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.09.2016 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

I can't help but wonder if I really have to wait in hour-plus lines since no atheist--so far as I can discover--has ever been accused of bombing or highjacking a plane.

Bad for the Jews, Bad for America

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.26.2016 | Religion
Sandy Goodman

The American Jewish community is coming apart at the seams. Its vital center is collapsing, and the entire group is increasingly polarized by runaway growth at both extremes: religious fundamentalism on one end, secular non-belief on the other.

An Atheist Reaction to the Chapel Hill Tragedy

Herb Silverman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Religion
Herb Silverman

No large group should be held responsible for the actions of a deranged person who just happens to belong to that group.

Can Atheists Be Elected?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Tom Krattenmaker

Candidates have to at least feign some religiosity to qualify for prominent political office, despite our Constitution forbidding religion tests of this sort. Atheism and related forms of non-belief are about the worst thing a candidate can be associated with.

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.