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Anti-Semitism on downward slide but still rampant online

The Anti-Defamation League’s study of anti-Semitism in the U.S. shows a 14 percent decrease in incidents during 2012, the second consecutive … Continued

Atheists to unveil first monument to unbelief on public land

After years of fights over religious monuments on public land, a county courthouse in Northern Florida will soon be the … Continued

American Atheists wrestles with its cherished ‘grumpy’ image

AUSTIN, Texas — For someone who was once dubbed “the most hated woman in America,” Madalyn Murray O’Hair is getting … Continued

Hey atheists: You’ve got a friend

While there is such a thing as atheists who prefer to antagonize the religious of every stripe-and that’s certainly their … Continued

At Christmas, the babe in the manger isn’t always white

When the Rev. Kip Banks’ family pulls out its nativity scene each Christmas, the African features of the baby Jesus … Continued

Former minister: ‘We atheists love this time of year like everyone else’

REUTERS People view a display showing the nativity scene in Palisades Park in Santa Monica, Calif. in this Dec. 12, … Continued

In Christmas wars, it’s all or nothing

AP This Dec. 4, 2011 photo shows avowed atheist Damon Vix in front of the display he set among other, … Continued

Conservative law firm fights atheists’ suit over cross at 9/11 museum

A lawsuit that was filed by the group American Atheists to keep a revered cross out of the National September … 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 Court, the Preacher, and the Military

By Marci A. Hamilton The Supreme Court decided this week that the Westboro Baptist Church, led by the Rev. Fred … Continued

Obama is pandering to religion

The Spirited Atheist, like a great many secularists at this political juncture, is feeling somewhat dispirited. President Obama’s “how-I-came-to-know-Jesus” speech … Continued

Cornbread and coffee with Santa

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

O Holy Night

UnorthodoxyPatrick J. Deneen Despite conservative disapproval of the greeting “Happy Holidays,” as a Christian I take no offense at the … Continued

The scandal of atheist campaigns against Christmas

By Frederick W. Schmidt This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War … Continued

An Islamic sermon for the world

By Mustafa Abu Sway, John l. Esposito On Nov. 15th, 2010 (the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1431 AH), the Grand Mufti … Continued

Call it karma

Washington Post political reporter Karen Tumulty wrote Monday about the growing use of the idea of “American exceptionalism” by political … Continued

Mosque at Ground Zero: the tragedy of blanket accusations

The New York City community board endorsed the Cordoba House, a community center and mosque planned for construction near Ground … Continued

A Kagan, not a Stevens

Q: If Elena Kagan is confirmed to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens, the Supreme Court would for the first … Continued

Reaction to retirement of Justice Stevens

Reactions to the announced retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens: Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty: The U.S. Supreme Court … Continued

Big Church-State Issues Fading in Mojave Cross Case?

By Michelle Boorstein According to close Supreme Court-watchers, the case before the justices about a 6 ½-foot cross built on … Continued