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A United States for nonbelievers?

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued

Nonbelievers to rally for unbelief in Washington

Thousands of atheists and nonbelievers will gather this Saturday (March 24) on the National Mall in Washington for the “Reason … Continued

Non-theists in the city: Gray off on the wrong foot

An inauguration is a traditional ceremony to mark the beginning of a newly elected leader’s term. Such festivities send symbolic … Continued

Selling atheism with billboards

Returning to Manhattan after Thanksgiving, I was greeted at the New Jersey entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel with a huge … Continued

When God enters the voting booth

Pope Benedict XVI and Catholic Cardinal-designate Raymond Burke both recently characterized voting as a moral act with spiritual consequences. The … Continued

Thank the Void I’m an atheist

Q:Do your religious beliefs exalt or stigmatize sex (or both)? Is religion a useful tool for helping young people navigate … Continued

Foreign policy + religion = recipe for disaster

Q: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is recommending that the U.S. government develop a strategy to make religion ‘integral’ … Continued

The Option to Pray is Sacred

Before the zealots of secularity or God’s warriors get going on this one, could we all agree that having the … Continued

Atheism/Agnosticism Plus Compassion Equals Humanism

Karen Armstrong, a religious thinker I can admire and support, has begun a project called the “Charter for Compassion.” The … Continued

Rectifying “Religulous”

The quasi-documentary “Religulous” (religion + ridiculous) mixes elements of the passionate Michael Moore with the outrageous faker, Borat. It no … Continued

The Pope and Islam: Let’s Stop Kidding Each Other

The Question: Pope Benedict’s recent baptism of a well-known Italian Muslim has prompted criticism in much of the Islamic world. … Continued

The Religious Counterculture

A narrative running through countless news articles over the last eighteen months goes something like this. Over the last 20 … Continued

A Mufti, A Christian and a Rabbi

In the West, “A Mufti, a Christian and a Rabbi …” is often how a good interfaith joke begins. But … Continued

Ho Ho Ho: We Spit On Heathen “Happy Holiday” Greetings

This annual nonsense about so-called political correctness “taking the Christ out of Christmas” must come from people who walk around … Continued

Mitt Romney’s American Religion

Imagine if John Edwards, Hilary Clinton or John McCain gave a speech on faith. Would it have been awaited with … 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