Religious Believers

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Are Atheists Smarter and Humbler?

In a study of 63 individual studies, 53 showed less religiosity among the more intelligent participants.

Religious diversity is increasing at the office, and so are pitfalls

RNS () — The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is … Continued

Reza Aslan meets ‘experts’ on God

‘Zealot’ author Reza Aslan on MSNBC Nobody has ever mistaken me for a Muslim, but I now feel an affinity … Continued

On July 4th, cherishing precious religious freedom

Americans manifested staggering rudeness and aggression during a public gathering with the local Muslim community on June 4 in Tennessee. … Continued

Pentagon debunks reports of anti-Christian policies

Christian conservatives have grown increasingly alarmed in recent weeks over reports and rumors that the Pentagon is considering new policies … Continued

After giving up religion, atheists try giving up something else for Lent

What would an “atheist Lent” look like? A group of young nonbelievers are finding out, observing the Christian practice minus … Continued

Richard Dawkins goes to the Bible Belt

I had been trying to persuade bestselling author Richard Dawkins to give a talk in my hometown of Charleston, South … Continued

Scholars seek to reclaim a dirty word: secularism

A conference at Georgetown University in Washington this week focused on cleaning up what many Americans consider a dirty word … Continued

An atheist guide to love

Growing up as an evangelical Christian, I was taught that atheists are selfish individuals incapable of truly loving others. When, … Continued

Interfaith(less) dialogue

There are two types of people who sometimes object to participating in interfaith ceremonies: religious and irreligious. First the religious. … Continued

Latter-day Saints: Proposition 8 support based on traditional view of marriage

GEORGE FREY REUTERS Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gather around the Mormon Salt Lake Temple … Continued

Silverman Concedes U.S. Senate Race

  Courtesy of Herb Silverman Herb Silverman It is with a heavy (10.5-ounce) heart that I tell my millions of … Continued

Newtown shootings renew questions about evil and suffering

“Oh, God!” That cry has echoed ever since news of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, … Continued

What’s a ‘Faitheist’? Chris Stedman explains

As the assistant humanist chaplain at Harvard University, Chris Stedman coordinates its “Values in Action” program. In his recent book, … Continued

Analysis: Film revives questions about Abraham Lincoln’s faith, but offers few answers

There is a moment in Steven Spielberg’s masterful new film “Lincoln” when the 16th president asks the kind of big … Continued

Gods and morality

One of the most common and profound misconceptions about faith is that God is necessary to be moral and to … Continued

What “Dummies” need to know about atheism

Dale McGowan, author of “Atheism for Dummer,” boils down the basics.

Religious liberty: A cause for all seasons

Patrick Semansky AP Deacons sing during a liturgy in Baltimore, Thursday, June 21, 2012, to kick off the “Fortnight For … Continued

Romney, Santorum and archaic ideas on fertility

Between them, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have as many children — 12 — as there were tribes of Israel. … Continued

Rick Santorum: ‘More Catholic than a conservative’?

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. What does it mean to be a Catholic … Continued