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Leaving religion but finding community

Mark Poprocki / iStock In my nearly twenty years reporting on Americana Christianity, I’ve observed a growing number of Christians … Continued

Is the growth of the nonreligious good or bad? Americans are divided

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” … Continued

God is back in the party platform, but religion remains an issue for Democrats

God was out and now God is in. And Jerusalem wasn’t the capital of Israel and now it is. The … Continued

‘’God particle” discovery ignites debate over science and religion

The Higgs boson is perhaps better known by its sexier nickname: the “God particle.” But in fact, many scientists, including … Continued

Studies say atheists, believers both do good, but for different reasons

BERKELEY, Calif. — Atheists and others who don’t adhere to a religion often say they can be good without God. … Continued

Solace Without the Supernatural

By Jennifer Michael HechtAuthor, poet, professor, and Contributor to In the years since I published Doubt: A History in … Continued

All religions not same to you

Q: Are all religions the same? The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 75th birthday, often refers to the ‘oneness’ … Continued

Love me do: secular sex as a family value

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Repeal ‘don’t ask, dont’ tell,’ preserve values and save lives

Q: Top U.S. defense officials say they will repeal the decades-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which requires gay soldiers … Continued

Brit Hume’s choice

Q: Is there widespread media bias against Christianity? Against evangelicals such as Brit Hume and Sarah Palin? Against public figures … Continued

Disarmament Begins With Ourselves

Q: Reacting in part to recent missile tests by Iran and North Korea, President Obama and a unanimous UN Security … Continued

Fear of God and Darwin

Visit a public school biology class in Alabama today, and you may likely find a sticker on the textbook disclaiming … Continued

Secularism Good for the Soul

Looking at the shouting match in our culture, between the forces of aggressive atheism (“The End of Faith”, “God is … Continued

Keep Your Eye on Romney’s Politics

True to its title, Mitt Romney’s “Faith In America” speech said little about his personal religious faith, but much about … Continued

Democracy Must Discipline Religion

I have said and written many times that I think a good and fair discussion of how a candidate’s faith … Continued