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A World Future Society Conference Speech: Everyone Faces a Transhumanist Wager

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a problem. Each one of us has a problem. In fact, no matter where you go on the planet, no matter who you find, every single person on Earth has this same dire problem.

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.

Born and Raised: More Americans Are Being Raised Without Religion and Choosing to Stay that Way

Daniel Cox | Posted 09.30.2013 | Religion
Daniel Cox

The increasing number of Americans raised in nonreligious homes presents a significant challenge to churches. Instead of luring back those who were once part of a religious community, they now face the prospect of trying to attract those with no formative religious experiences to draw on.

Our Beloved Samaritans: A Vision for Evangelicalism in the 21st Century

Frank Fredericks | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Frank Fredericks

It's pretty hard to learn from someone if we only see them by their external identity. Bart isn't my gay friend, he's my friend who just happens to be gay. Without this level of humanization, we'll never have a chance to build community with others and learn from them.

Reason Is Better than Prayer (for Government)

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

Every year on the first Thursday of May a peculiar thing happens: the president and government officials across the nation ask us to pray.

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.

Thanks Be to Humanists

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The largest segment of President Obama's "religious" coalition (23 percent) was the nones, according to a new American Values Survey by the Public Religion Research Institute. But who exactly are these nones?

Gay Bashing By Churches Is Why A New Pew Poll Shows America Losing Its Religion

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

A new poll reveals that a record number of Americans now consider themselves unaffiliated with any particular religion. If you want to understand the reasons behind this trend, read the letter that Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt sent to the mother of a gay son.

Church-Goers Now A Minority In America

John Shook, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion
John Shook, Ph.D.

One measure of the decline of church strength and authority is church membership and attendance. And by that measure, US secularity is rising to surprising heights.

Why We're Announcing Two Atheist-Led Initiatives at Park51 Islamic Center

Chris Stedman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Religion
Chris Stedman

This idea that nonreligious people do not gather, both as a moral community and in cooperation with the religious, is entirely without merit.

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.

6 Paths To God: The Path Of Disbelief

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

You might be surprised to hear of agnosticism or atheism as a path to God. But, in my experience, believers have often found themselves on this path.

Atheists Meet In Melbourne To Celebrate Lack Of Faith

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia is bringing together more than 2,000 scientists, philosophers, writers, and comedians to celebra...

Foundation Urges Charitable Giving Among Nonreligious

pewforum.org | Kimberlee Hauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The Foundation Beyond Belief is urging atheists and secularists to donate more to charity in order to show that their generosity equals that of church...