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Five Ways Atheists Are More Like Christians Than You Realized

Why atheists and Christians are surprisingly good bedfellows.

Believing in Nothing Is Really Something

Why believing in nothing has not left a void in my life.

Is atheism winning the culture war?

For many years, I’ve been encouraging atheists and humanists to organize and cooperate in order to change the culture.

Yale’s humanists lose bid for campus recognition

RNS () — A newly formed humanist group at Yale University suffered a setback when the school’s broader religious community … Continued

Court says atheist was wrongly jailed over religious rehab

SAN FRANCISCO — An atheist parolee should be compensated by California after the state returned him to prison for refusing … Continued

On religious atheists

When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s … Continued

The invisible secular humanists: A response to Joe Klein

In the wake of the April 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech, Dinesh D’Souza wrote an opinion piece asking why atheists … Continued

COMMENTARY: The revolution is upon us

Religious historians say that every 500 years, Christianity goes through a “massive transition,” as noted religion writer Phyllis Tickle puts … Continued

The boogeyman approacheth

AUSTIN, Texas — Conspiracy theories like those accompanying the Benghazi and IRS-Tea Party foul-ups come and go in American political … 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

A place for atheism at a Catholic college?

TORONTO — Talk about an unlikely course in an unlikely place. The main chapel at Jesuit-run Regis College at the … Continued

Secularists see ‘HumanLight’ as new December holiday

Add another holiday to the December dilemma — HumanLight. In addition to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, secular humanists have added … Continued

Court upholds Indiana’s ban on secular wedding officiants

A federal court in Indiana has rejected atheists’ requests to preside at wedding ceremonies, saying only clergy or public officials … Continued

In invoking ‘Judeo-Christian values,’ Ryan is stunning in his hyprocrisy

When the going gets tough the tough get going. In this case it was Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. … Continued

Hopeful for

Getty Images Ccombination of file pictures shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking during the American Legion 94th National Convention … Continued

Mass. Supreme Court to hear case against’under God’ in Pledge of Allegiance

Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a non-religious family that’s challenging the mandatory daily recitation … Continued

What the campaigns should know about the religiously unaffiliated

REUTERS Voting signs sit outside the Licking County Board of Elections on the first day of early voting in Newark, … Continued

Dawkins: Don’t need God to be good … or generous

AFP/GETTY IMAGES British author and scientist Richard Dawkins attending the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2007. Freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, secular humanists … Continued

Does this candidate have a prayer?

“South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum,” observed Congressman James L. Petigru, … Continued

What atheist groups learned from the Christian Coalition

Clem Britt AP In this file photo, Rev. Pat Robertson, center, talks to attendees at a prayer breakfast at the … Continued