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The Unquenchable and Endless Thirst for War -- Thomas Paine Warns the NeoCons Are Coming... Again!

Ian Ruskin | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Ian Ruskin

Enter Thomas Paine, the one truly radical Founding Father, who was fighting for that soul of America. He was also the man who inspired a long and bloody war through his words in Common Sense and American Crisis, words often quoted by Neocons.

Supreme Court Ruling Gives Atheists A Prayer

AP | Associated Press | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) — An atheist cited the freedoms promoted by the Founding Fathers as he delivered the opening invocation Tuesday at a town meeting ...

Atheist Group Sends 'Freethought' Books To Prisoners As Alternative To Religion

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

(RNS) Leslie Zukor was a 20-year-old student at Reed College studying prison rehabilitation programs when something jumped out at her. While there ...

Coming Out Atheist Is Not The Same Thing As Coming Out LGBT

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Ronald A. Lindsay

There's a big difference between being gay and being an atheist. Someone can persuade you to be an atheist; no one is going to persuade you to be gay.

Do Atheists Belong In The Interfaith Movement?

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

In my experience, interfaith work doesn't require that people check their convictions at the door, and if the only thing keeping atheists from participating is a semantic disagreement with the word "faith," I think that is a missed opportunity.

Where Can Naturalism And Religion Agree?

John Shook, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shook, Ph.D.

The core messages of religion and naturalism do not sound so different, really. Should it be a surprise that they can converge on a morality designed for the essential needs for life?

Atheists, Humanists Resolve to Give More

Valerie Tarico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Valerie Tarico

As we head into 2011, humanist leaders around the world have resolved to give more and get their fellow freethinkers to do the same.

Camp Inquiry: A Summer Camp for Kids With Questions

Angie McQuaig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Angie McQuaig

This is not Jesus Camp in reverse, where we take aim at God and religion to the exclusion of other ontological claims. Instead, the point is for campers to learn empirical and ethical methods with which to make up their own minds.

Scientific Inquiry Concludes: Inhofe List "Not credible"

A. Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Senator James Inhofe misused the power of his chairmanship to expend taxpayer resources on distorting, misleading, and outright deceiving when it comes to scientific issues, most notably in relation to questions of Global Warming.