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Being #OpenlySecular Is the First Step To Eliminating the Stigma

Richard Dawkins | Posted 09.20.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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.

'Out of Many, One'

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.01.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

In 1782 an act of Congress determined that the latin phrase "e pluribus unum" would become the motto of a fledgling nation.

You're Not Agnostic, You're An Atheist

Isaac Saul | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Isaac Saul

One of the most popular phrases I hear amongst my friends these days is, "I'm agnostic." According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, an agnost...

I'm an Atheist, Therefore I'm a Transhumanist

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Zoltan Istvan

Sometime in the next decade, the number of worldwide godless people -- atheists, agnostics, and those unaffiliated with religion -- is likely to break through the billion-person mark.

Hadid's 'Arab Atheism' Article Restores My Hope for Tolerance in Civilization's Cradle

Thom Senzee | Posted 10.16.2013 | Religion
Thom Senzee

Coming from a WASPy, mixed-faith, yet significantly agnostic and atheist, intellectual (and admittedly pseudo-intellectual) family these days living i...

LOOK: Surprising Reaction To The Growth Of 'No Religion'

Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion

Surveys have frequently shown that the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans -- including but not limited to atheists, agnostics and people who...

‪Teaching About God and Science Revisited

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 08.25.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

Dr. Hedin's course at Ball State University on the "Boundaries of Science" remains in the news, with the New Atheists waging a war of words with the fellows at the Discovery Institute. I often find myself caught between the extreme views coming from these opposing armies in the science culture wars.

Is Atheism Only For The Upper Class?

Daniel Cox | Posted 06.24.2013 | Religion
Daniel Cox

One of the more notable findings from a recent American Values Survey analysis is that atheists and agnostics have significantly higher socio-economic status than either secular Americans or unattached believers.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.