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How the Web is killing faith

apple “Open access to knowledge — the ability to fact check your pastors and imams and rabbis — is a … Continued

Man on a mission: Mitt Romney in France

This piece is part of a joint On Faith – On Leadership series exploring the Mormon experiences that have helped … Continued

Educating fundamentalists

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

Faith and social justice

“The black church, as we know it, is dead.” This was the claim made by my friend and Princeton professor, … Continued

Michele Bachmann and anti-HPV vaccine unreason

Chris Carlson AP Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the California Republican Party Fall Convention dinner in … Continued

Just in time for Christmas: Kinder, gentler anti-God campaigns?

By Becky Garrison As as an apophatic Anglican, who has more in common with spiritual atheists than Christian reconstructionists, I … Continued

Tea-publicans and the Know-Nothing recycle

The Tea Party paints itself as something new in American politics: it is not. United States’ history has always harbored … 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

No more victories for Bin Laden

President Obama, after saying that building a mosque at Ground Zero fit our “commitment to religious freedom,” backtracked, saying he … Continued

Public charter schools culturally divisive, academically dubious

A federal district court judge in Idaho dealt a significant blow to the religious right last week by ruling that … Continued

Thin and salvation

By Michelle M. Lelwicaprofessor, Concordia College A few weeks ago, Ralph Lauren made the news with an altered ad that … Continued

Proof of God Never Stands Still

Q:What makes the best ‘case for God’ to a skeptic or non-believer, an open-minded seeker, and to a person of … Continued

Nonbelievers are Believers Too

“Oh, their God,” my friend the historian and poet Jennifer Michael Hecht posted on facebook, “he said Nonbelievers.” President Obama … Continued

First, Do No Evangelizing

By Richard P. Sloan Should the medical care you receive from your doctor depend upon the quality of the available … Continued

Hail to Chief Executive, Not Chief Theologian

The frequent references to their personal faith as a rationale for public policy by all of the Democratic candidates this … Continued

In God Our Press Trusts

The question about whether the media treat religion fairly really ought to have two parts, and the second half ought … Continued

Know-Nothing Nation: Flunking Religion Too

The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, if religion is measured by churchgoing (or, to … Continued

No Atheists (Still) Need Apply

In nearly every interview about my book, Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism,I am asked whether I am an atheist … Continued

Dialogue of the Dumb

One of many naive American beliefs is that all we need to do is talk to one another and our … Continued

Dumb Dialogue

The devil made me do it. When I was promoting my book “Freethinkers,” I agreed to appear on a right-wing … Continued