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10 Commandments For Atheists

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion

STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) An atheist, a humanist and an agnostic walk into a restaurant. The hostess says, “Table for one?” An old joke, yes, b...

Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

A federal district court in Oregon has ruled in favor of an atheist inmate who filed suit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons in April for rejecting...

What Happened When Tony Campolo's Son 'Came Out' As Humanist

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Bart Campolo decided he was no longer a Christian after being injured in a bike accident in 2011. But he waited until last Thanksgiving to break...

So What Exactly Happens At A Sunday Assembly?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion

The number of so-called “atheist churches” more than doubled this past weekend. On Sept. 28, 35 towns around the world launched new Sunday Ass...

The Three Mistakes Atheists Make

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Advocates of atheism continue to appear, each new wave of thinkers reshaping what has come before. What Philip Kitcher has to say is ultimately neither new nor convincing. He makes the same mistakes that most others make who argue the case for atheism or secular humanism.

Roger Ebert's Life Itself: A Presence Profoundly Felt, Even After His 'Leave of Presence'

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While all 55 chapters are 4-star reads, the final nine offer moving evidence that, for a man who could not speak, he had restorative observations to make and therapeutic reflections to share.

Is America to Blame for the Crisis on the Border?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The roots of this crisis go back decades, to a time when the American government thought it was more important to frustrate the Russians than to end a bloodbath. A natural question is, how long are we responsible for the sins and errors of the past?

Don't Call Me a Humanist

Chris Sosa | Posted 03.23.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

Growing up in the Evangelical Christian tradition, I was repeatedly warned of the threat posed by "secular Humanism." Despite the reflexive irony of the criticism when considering the source, I'm inclined to agree with the overall assessment. Being an atheist does not make me a Humanist by default.

Adventure in Christian Incivility

Phil Zuckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Phil Zuckerman

And so we had the debate. And I won. Now, that's not my opinion -- its the opinion of Adventure Christian church, because they now refuse to post the video on-line.

Atheist Wrongly Imprisoned Over Religious Rehab Dispute

Religious News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion

SAN FRANCISCO (RNS) An atheist parolee should be compensated by California after the state returned him to prison for refusing to participate in a rel...

The Role of Religious Ethics in Public Policy

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

We have to get beyond the 'religion or secularism' dichotomy regarding moral values and to do so some basic points need to be made.

Why Would Atheists in the Military Want Their Own Chaplains?

Chris Stedman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Religion
Chris Stedman

The debate over humanist chaplains in the military has been heating up recently. Last week, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins offered several of the most common sentiments held by those who oppose the effort to create this resource for nonreligious members of the military.

iAtheist: Being Godless in America

Walker Bragman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

I was deeply disturbed by the news that the House had passed a measure to bar the Defense Department from appointing atheist military chaplains, but I...

Can Atheism Save Humanity?

Andrew Schwartz, M Div. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Religion
Andrew Schwartz, M Div.

Atheism cannot simply be about setting individuals free. It needs to address the deep suffering of society and take aim at dismantling the socio-economic structures that privilege the few while oppressing the many.

When Will Boy Scouts Accept The Non-Religious?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 07.21.2013 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

It's the right thing to do. And here's the bonus: Once the Boy Scouts open up to non-believers, they're going to discover they have a lot to contribute -- just as they've been contributing all along.

Religion, Secularity And Suicide

Richard W. Kropf | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Richard W. Kropf

We all know, or think we do, what religion is. Nor is there any question in anyone's mind regarding the finality of suicide. But regardless of all the ranting against secularism by churchmen or religionists, there seems to be quite a bit of confusion on the subject.

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.

Life's A Movie; Enjoy The Show

Staks Rosch | Posted 09.06.2012 | Religion
Staks Rosch

People often get so bogged down with the nitty-gritty of life that we often forget to stop and look around. We are moving so fast, that we forget where we are going.

5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use

Alain de Botton | Posted 05.02.2012 | Religion
Alain de Botton

In a world beset by fundamentalists of believing and secular varieties, it must be possible to balance a rejection of religious faith with a selective reverence for religious rituals and concepts.

Atheism, Interfaith Work And My New Tattoo

Chris Stedman | Posted 08.29.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

As an atheist who lives in a culture that privileges religious expression, I believe that anti-atheist attitudes will be overcome through invested relationships with the religious, not combative shouting matches.

An Alternative to National Day of Prayer

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics
Roy Speckhardt

The country deserves to have a conversation about the proper place of religion in public life, and it can begin with the National Day of Reason.

The Humanist Obligation To Serve: Being "Good Without God" Requires Action

Chris Stedman | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Chris Stedman

Can we stop intellectualizing and debating, even just for a moment, and start putting our money where other people's mouths are?

WATCH: CNN Commentator Claims Atheists Die First In A Disaster

Posted 05.28.2011 | Comedy

Proving that they will not be outdone by Fox News in the pretty, blonde and vapid talking head department, CNN produced Dr. Wendy Walsh, "journalist, ...

Thanksgiving: A Holiday For Believers And Non-Believers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kristen Moulton Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Ken Guthrie and his partner will be at his aunt's house for Thanksgiving, sharing a table w...

Why Religion Should Be Confronted

Victor Stenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Stenger

The time has come to rise up against the unthinking, immoral acts that are brought about by religious views -- to state the case for science, reason, and honest compassion.