People aren’t dumping faith. They’re reconciling creationism and evolution in a way that suggests how we can bridge other polarizing divides.
Some of us have good reason to keep our misfortunes to ourselves.
In the United States we enjoy the “freedom of religion.” This freedom to believe whatever one wants to about divine beings, or to not believe at all, is an
A glass-half-full assessment of the secular movement shows a level of progress and momentum that promises to make it harder for politicians to disregard, writes Tom Krattenmaker.
A new Pew Research Center analysis of General Social Survey data confirms a long-simmering trend in U.S. religious observance: While attendance at religious services has declined for all Americans, it has declined more among women then men.
“Everything happens for a reason” is my very least favorite thing for someone to say. It is bad philosophy, bad theology, bad thinking, and bad advice. It manages to combine the maximum of ignorance with the maximum of arrogance.
As I write this, the Seventh Annual Orange Country Freethought Alliance Conference—so good they named it lots—is underway. I know this because over the last hour, friends have been sharing an image showcasing (if not advertising) the conference’s lineup of speakers. According to the ad, there are twelve people speaking at this year’s OCFAC. In stark contrast with the county itself, all of them appear to be white, while in contrast with planet Earth, eleven appear to be men. I’m not here to crucify OCFAC’s organisers—there is, however, a point I’d like to make.
I emerge from this conversation dumbfounded. I’ve seen this a million times before, but it still gets me every time.
Come all ye unfaithful, there’s a large-scale rally on the Mall for you, too.
No word on whether Tim Burton will be joining him.