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Of Course the 9/11 Cross Is a Religious Symbol

September 11 was an American tragedy, not an opportunity for preachers to capitalize on catastrophe.

Atheist-sponsored billboard: ‘Shame on Mormonism’

“No Blacks Allowed (Until 1978). No Gays Allowed (Current). Shame on Mormonism.” A billboard on wheels about the Church of … Continued

No place for religion in politics

“Our political system is rife with religion and it depends too much on religion and not enough on substance. Religion … Continued

Reason Rally on National Mall

Leaders in the secular movement head to the National Mall to exercise the First Amendment in their own way.

Atheists don’t own reason

The new atheists–participants in the contemporary anti-religion movement led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, among others–are … Continued

Why we need a Reason Rally

America is one of the most religious countries in the world. And if you are non-religious, it can seem that … Continued

Why Richard Dawkins is still an atheist

In October 2008 I attended a lecture by the Christian apologist John Lennox. He could hardly contain his excitement because … Continued

‘Tis the season … to attack Christian faith

It is the holidays – a time for friends and family to gather to celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving – and … Continued

Living without religion

Earlier this year, the Center for Inquiry, an Amherst, N.Y.-based atheist group, initiated a controversial and provocative ad campaign in … Continued

Atheism on the upswing in America

Atheism – The absence of theism. So if you doubt the existence of any gods more than you believe in … Continued

Democrats and Republicans agree: They want a president who believes in God

Brandon Thibodeaux GETTY IMAGES A cross necklace hangs in front of Lucy West’s American flag t-shirt as she participates in … Continued

Protecting ‘American Atheists’ 2.0

Dear patriotic protectors of American Atheists, Less than two weeks ago, I asked you to assist me in finalizing “The … Continued

The complete idiot’s guide to: protecting ‘American Atheists’

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK, NY – JULY 23: (This Image was made with a panoramic film camera and … Continued

Ground Zero Cross: Unconstitutional because it exists?

In the tumultuous days following the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, workers at Ground Zero discovered a sign of … Continued

Atheist group’s frivolous lawsuit aims to bar ‘cross’ from 9/11 museum

CHIP EAST REUTERS The World Trade Center Cross, made of intersecting steel beams found in the rubble of buildings destroyed … Continued

Heaven ignites atheist uproar

Mario Tama GETTY IMAGES NEW YORK, NY – MAY 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (C) carries a wreath with New … Continued

Reasons for the season

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Selling atheism with billboards

Returning to Manhattan after Thanksgiving, I was greeted at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel with a huge … Continued

Forgetting God has eternal and earthly consequences

In a Pew Forum survey released Tuesday, atheists and agnostic surpass all other groups in their knowledge of religion. How … Continued

American atheists irreligiously united, politically divided

In the United States, largely as a result of the relatively recent, post-1980 alliance between the political and religious right, … Continued