He Was Raptured! And Other Tales of Faith-Based Defenses
Can the Rapture get you out of house arrest? Lyle Jeffs, a member of the Utah-based Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), was arrested last year along with ten other church leaders... Read More
If White Christian America Is Dying, Is Donald Trump Its Frankenstein?
Since the number of religiously unaffiliated Americans (the “Nones”) has grown to almost 25 percent of the general population and over a third of the Millennial generation in the United States, the humanist movement has... Read More
Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the “Nones”
A new Pew Research Center study released last week that examines the relationship between religion and everyday activities brought out a number of eye-catching headlines, including “Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to... Read More
A Liberal Rabbi Challenges Believers to “Put God Second”
Prominent Rabbi Donniel Hartman is the author of a seemingly contrary new book titled Putting God Second: How To Save Religion From Itself. A few minutes into his book talk at Brookings Institute on Tuesday,... Read More
A Flood of Tax Breaks for Noah’s Ark
Many humanists are both bemused and irritated by Ken Ham, a vocal creationist and evolution denier. Ham runs the Kentucky Creation Museum and famously debated Bill Nye (2010 Humanist of the Year) in 2014 about... Read More
Religious Academics Fail to Make the Case for Religion’s Revival
Many Americans have watched the presidential debates that have taken place so far as the election approaches and the media doubles down on political programming. But one debate, that of the role of religion in... Read More
Christianity, Judaism, Islam—There’s an Emoji for Those. But What about Humanism?
If religious people ever found it difficult to express their faith in public, at least religious Apple iPhone users now have answers to their prayers. In its latest operating system update, Apple added new emojis—pictures,... Read More