Six-in-ten religious nones say the questioning of religious teachings is a very important reason for their lack of affiliation. But nones are far from a monolithic group.
One evangelical writer said, in complete sincerity, that the way to keep teenagers in the church was to
About seven-in-ten Czechs (72%) do not identify with a religious group.
“You’re going to get the baby baptized, right?” I took a breath and exhaled. I knew what was coming next, and so I composed my thoughts before speaking. I knew I had to say more than “no.”
New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.
Gervais made a simple, easy-to-follow case for atheism.
“Humans don’t know shit from shit in the grand scheme of things,” Kelly Baron says.
The unaffiliated have been punching below their weight at the ballot box in recent elections.
There has been more debate than ever this campaign season about whether or not houses of worship should be permitted to endorse or oppose candidates for office. This is mostly thanks to Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who has repeatedly said that if he is elected he will end legal restrictions that keep churches from acting like political action committees.
Researchers asked them how they felt about that discrepancy.