The AFA’s Bigotry Map: A Who’s Who of Humanism
Congratulations to all the freethought and LGBT groups recognized by the American Family Association (AFA) last week on their much-discussed interactive Bigotry Map, dedicated to “exposing anti-Christian bigotry in America.” We know it is truly... Read More
Lent—Forty Days for What?
Last week, you may have noticed people walking around with ash on their foreheads. Ash Wednesday kicked off the forty days of Lent for millions of Christians around the world. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and... Read More
Do You Believe in Atheists Who Believe in God?
The definition of an atheist is someone who lacks a belief in any kind of deity. Alternately, an atheist could be defined as someone who asserts that no kind of deity exists. With either definition... Read More
Can a Priest Be an Atheist?
Can one be a priest and an atheist? That’s a question Religion News Service is asking after a survey revealed that two percent of Anglican clergy in England believe that God is a social construct.... Read More
Do Religious Beliefs Completely Override Reason? This Study Says No.
“This is the body of Christ,” the pastor stated matter-of-factly in a confirmation class, a rite of passage that Lutheran teenagers undergo where they memorize the basic tenants of the faith and learn to revere... Read More
Reza Aslan, Religion, and Moral Influence
Religion scholar Reza Aslan is quite a big deal these days. When he’s not getting into heated arguments with CNN hosts over Islam or writing bestselling books about the life of Jesus, he’s ripping into... Read More
Favorite Pastime? A Seventh-Inning Walk through Hell in a Gasoline Suit
“I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.” –Pete Rose Ah, yes, nothing unites—and divides—our country like that great game of baseball and the conversations it inspires. Passionate debates abound: Which is... Read More