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September 19, 2018
Three Cheers for Atheist Education in British Schools
Adding atheism and humanism to the public curriculum merely reflects the reality of demographic changes...
September 17, 2018
Hail the Rising Secular Age
By James A. Haught Last fall, the 2017 American Family Survey by Brigham Young University...
May 30, 2018
The Astounding Hypocrisy of Anti-Refugee Christians, Continued
The moral difference between the nonreligious and the wicked xenophobia of white Christians is almost...
February 19, 2018
Repost: We Have an Unfair Advantage
[I'm away on a mini-vacation for Presidents' Day weekend. Regular posting will resume later this...
January 31, 2018
The Least Christian Generation in American History
The generation after the Millennials will be the first to grow up in a world...
December 18, 2017
How Many Human Beings Do We Need?
The human population can't grow forever, so why would it be so bad if it...
September 13, 2017
The Dying of White Christian America
As white Christians die off and the country becomes more diverse and more secular, America's...
July 19, 2017
Down With Education!
The GOP's newfound hatred for higher education is the culmination of a trend that's been...
July 10, 2017
Are Atheists Smarter than Theists?
Why does religious doubt correlate with everything that's associated with greater intelligence?
May 24, 2017
More Atheists, Fewer Creationists
Even the more optimistic earlier surveys may have been an undercount.
March 08, 2017
Evangelicals Cement Their Bigotry
Christian evangelicals are going backward while the rest of the country is pulling away from...
November 28, 2016
The Moral Ruin of Evangelicalism
According to exit polls, 81% of white evangelicals voted for Donald Trump in the 2016...
November 02, 2016
Repost: The Coming Secular Era
[I'm working on a new talk and another big project I hope to announce soon....
August 31, 2016
Does Religious Diversity Undermine Religion?
Religious uniformity is inherently fragile.
August 22, 2016
The Collapse of the Christian Vote
What the rise of the atheist voting bloc looks like from the other side.
August 03, 2016
Rise of the Atheist Voting Bloc
The non-religious are now a plurality of American voters. What does this mean for the...
August 02, 2016
New on the Guardian: Should the Democrats Pander to Atheists?
For all their lip service to diversity and inclusion, the Democrats snubbed atheists at their...
July 04, 2016
The End of Christian Hegemony
Their claims of persecution are laughable, but the religious right has correctly foreseen the coming...
May 09, 2016
Why Donald Trump Will Lose the Election
Don't panic, friends. We've got this one.
February 24, 2016
Building the Ramparts
I dream of the day when this blog is obsolete. It's not that I'm tired...
February 20, 2016
Weekend Coffee: February 20
• Last month, I wrote about Richard Dawkins being disinvited from NECSS for sexist comments....
November 11, 2015
New on the Guardian: Non-Religious Theists
Earlier this week, I wrote about Pew's latest American religious landscape survey, which revealed the...
November 09, 2015
Are Atheist Kids More Altruistic?
When I see a story that promises evidence for something I'd very much like to...
September 21, 2015
The Graying of the Priesthood, Continued
Pope Francis's visit to the U.S. this week is generating reams of breathless, anticipatory coverage. But...
May 18, 2015
How Low Will It Go? The Continuing Decline of American Christianity
The Pew Research Center has released a huge new survey of the American religious landscape,...
March 30, 2015
The Atheist Community Is Diversifying
I was pleased to read about a new survey from the Public Religion Research Institute...
January 26, 2015
An Honest Look at Catholicism’s Decline
I came across an essay by Peter Daly, a Catholic priest, that I wanted to...
January 07, 2015
New on the Guardian: The Peaceful Side of Atheism
I've published a new column on the Guardian: "If peace on earth is our goal,...
January 03, 2015
Lee Strobel Says Atheism Is Winning
Here's some welcome news to start out 2015: Lee Strobel, the famed Christian apologist, says...
December 22, 2014
Book Reviews: Fighting Back the Right, Living the Secular Life
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