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Atheists: Let your conscience be your god

Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued

The ‘Godless’ Democrats: Again?

GETTY IMAGES People cheer as First lady Michelle Obama speaks on stage during day one of the Democratic National Convention. … Continued

RNC’s mixed blessings

GETTY IMAGES A woman bows her head during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Aug. … Continued

Obama’s prayer breakfast and the still small voice of the Religious Left

View Photo Gallery: Scenes of religious faith meeting politics in the 2012 campaign. Remember that young phenom who “rocked” the 2004 … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

If there is one thing that infuriates defenders of the faiths about atheists, it is that we keep pointing out … Continued

Our products, ourselves: The glorification and demonization of Steve Jobs

Hiro Komae AP Apple computer fans hold their iPhones and iPads displaying candle graphics during a candle light vigil to … Continued

Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … 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

Unreason infects atheism (too) in the culture of American rage

For me, one of the worst aspects of America’s week of rage over the ashes of 9/11 was the commentary … Continued

Dissecting Presidential Theology is not an American Tradition

There have now been billions of words (to which On Faith has made a considerable contribution) written about President Obama’s … Continued

God is not One, and neither are the religions

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

Hooray for Holywood

By David Waters Seven of the 10 movies that received “Best Picture” Academy Award nominations Tuesday, including front-runner “Avatar,” were … Continued

The Way We Use Religion Polarizes and Distracts Us

Religion invoked as a reason to vote for or against a political candidate – by which we generally mean invoking … Continued

Religious Hypocrisy and Women as Leaders

Are conservative religious groups hypocritical to think that a woman can lead a nation and not a congregation? Hypocrisy is … Continued

How Big is Your God?

The answer to the question how does God allow disasters like hurricane Katrina depends on what kind of God we … Continued

Faith Tempered By Reason Is An Antidote To Violence

In pure theological terms, Christianity and Islam have a lot in common. We share sacred texts, a received revelation that … Continued