The Title of ‘Least Bible-Minded City in America’ Goes To…

The Barna Group defines people as “Bible-minded” if they 1) say they read the Bible in a typical week and 2) if they believe the Bible is “accurate in the principles it teaches.”

Which leads to their list of the most and least Bible-minded cities:

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Should Math and Science Teachers Get Paid More Than Other Teachers?

Lawrence Krauss gives his take on a touchy subject: Should math and science teachers get paid more than those who teach the humanities?

As much as I want to get behind this, it’s a short-sighted solution… [Read more...]

Arizona Republicans Propose Bill That Would Not Allow Atheists To Graduate High School

A group of Arizona politicians — all Republicans, of course — have proposed a law (House Bill 2467) requiring high school students to recite the following oath in order to graduate: [Read more...]

Yes, There Are Atheists Who Are Anti-Abortion

Given how strong the ties are between religious conservatives and the anti-abortion movement, you might suspect that atheists are almost entirely pro-choice… and you’d be right. However, a vocal minority of pro-life atheists have been getting a lot of coverage lately as people realize we’re not as monolithic as we’re made out to be.

Marco Rosaire Rossi wrote about non-religious pro-lifers for The Humanist last fall (and one of the groups he wrote about offered a rebuttal to his piece here).

Now, Leslie Fain at The Catholic World Report takes another look at this group to find out how they justify being pro-life when God doesn’t factor into the equation: [Read more...]

Irish Citizens Rank Religion Dead Last on List of Priorities

A recent survey conducted by the Community Foundation for Ireland offers a glimpse at what issues matter most to the citizens of the country and it’s pretty clear where their priorities lie (PDF):

Education, education, education, air, education, education, kids, education.

Not a bad list at all.

So you have to wonder what ranked lowest out of the 119 options presented to respondents: [Read more...]