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Who’s Afraid of a (Mostly) Fictional Bible?

Christians who pick and choose what to believe in the Bible may be on a slippery slope to secular humanism — and that’s just fine by me.

COMMENTARY: A new evangelical engagement with public schools

PORTLAND, Ore. — Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war … Continued

Remembering Paul Kurtz

AP In a July 20, 2004 file photo, Paul Kurtz, chairman of the Center for Inquiry, responds to a question … Continued

Democrats gather in the heart of Billy Graham country

The host city for the Democratic National Convention is not a particularly political place. Charlotte, N.C., is known for three … Continued

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart on Ground Zero cross

BEBETO MATTHEWS ASSOCIATED PRESS All hands stretch towards a steel beam cross as Rev. Brian Jordan, center, applies holy water … Continued

The L-word

My personal tradition has been to avoid the L-word. This has little to do with my secular humanism, other than … Continued

The Constitution is not an idol

In battling the right-wing argument that the framers of the Constitution never intended to separate church and state because the … Continued

Christopher and Peter Hitchens debate religion against brutal backdrop

By Michelle Boorstein The food was elegant, the attendees elite and polite, the backdrop brutal. Sitting before a highly unusual … Continued

Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America

If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look … Continued

Cyberviciousness and a student’s suicide: the fault is always in ourselves

If there is any doubt about the pervasiveness of moral confusion and illogic in our society, one need only sample … Continued

Humanism’s Future Hinges on Secular Discourse

By Michael De DoraExecutive Director, Center for Inquiry New York, and Contributor to We live in a time when … Continued

“Christian” belongs to Christ

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued

Nonbelievers claim seat at U.S. policy table

By Tom Flynnexecutive director, council for secular humanism On balance, getting into the White House is just slightly easier than … Continued

How to win friends and influence people

Q: Is there a problem with proselytism overseas by U.S. religious groups? Isn’t sharing one’s faith part of religious freedom? … Continued

Atheism and the silly goodness competition

The objection most frequently raised by defenders of faith to atheism and atheists is that there can be no morality … Continued

Atheistic construct doesn’t shed any light

Q: In the Weekly Standard, University of Virginia professor James. W. Ceaser argues that President Obama’s approval ratings are suffering, … Continued

Neither nationalist nor socialist

Q: Do we expect our presidents to be spiritual leaders as well as political leaders? Can they be? Should they … Continued

The anti-Christian elite

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

Obamas at Christmas: Balancing public and personal

Q: Should the White House, whose residents serve all Americans, display a crèche or a menorah or any strictly religious … Continued

Humanist ads: less Santa more Scrooge

Q: What do you think of the American Humanist Association’s new “Godless Holiday” campaign? The ads will say: “No God? … Continued