I commemorate this time of year partly due to my Jewish tradition, but also because I want to help change that tradition into a more godless one.
While our support for religious freedom abroad might have limited resultants, we must remain vigilant at home.
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I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Catholic Church. That’s why I feel less … Continued
When I was six, I began Hebrew School as an Orthodox Jew because that’s what my family was and that’s … Continued
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Recently I was invited to participate in a Religion and Law Conference at Florida State University. Almost all the other … Continued
DAVID MANNING REUTERS Eagle Scout Zach Wahls, 20, of Iowa City, Ia., talks after delivering a 280,000 signature petition to … Continued
What do Christian fundamentalists and many atheists have in common? Both read the Bible as if it were meant to be taken literally. Here’s a better approach.
JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES US President Barack Obama takes the oath of office in front of First Lady Michelle Obama … Continued
Courtesy of Herb Silverman Herb Silverman It is with a heavy (10.5-ounce) heart that I tell my millions of … Continued
AFP/GETTY IMAGES A believer in the spirit of Christmas, Vikki Hill stands for hours a day holding a placard for … Continued
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently urged his Republican Party to “stop being the stupid party.” In order to win elections, … Continued
In October, the Secular Coalition for America released the 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard, which rates each of the presidential candidates … Continued
AP In a July 20, 2004 file photo, Paul Kurtz, chairman of the Center for Inquiry, responds to a question … Continued
CHRIS SEWARD CSEWARD@NEWSOBSERVER.COM Atheist billboard on Capital Blvd. in Raleigh, N.C. on March 29, 2011. I’ve attended countless atheist and … Continued
Leaders in the secular movement head to the National Mall to exercise the First Amendment in their own way.
By Elizabeth Tenety Palestinians buy flowers for Valentine’s Day in a shop in Gaza City, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. (AP … Continued
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