New Report Shows Divorce Rates Highest in Bible Belt States

According to new data released yesterday (PDF) from the U.S. Census Bureau, Southern states — including many Bible Belt ones — had some of the highest rates of divorce for both men and women in the country. Nine of the 14 states with divorce rates for women above the U.S. average, ranging from 10.7 to [Read More...]

Should a Presidential Candidate’s Religious Beliefs Matter?

I would make a horrible religion reporter. I don’t know if I could talk about someone’s faith without interjecting my own commentary. Good religion reporters keep their own beliefs out of the picture. They just let you know what the subjects of their stories believe. That also makes it frustrating when reading mainstream coverage of [Read More...]

If God Says It, It Must Be True…

… unless he says something awful, in which case Christian apologists just have to find some rationalization for it. God never thought this whole “Supreme Infallible Deity” thing through, did he? [Read more...]

Atheist Billboard Goes Up in Terre Haute, Indiana

The Freedom From Religion Foundation just put up this “Imagine No Religion” billboard in Terre Haute, Indiana (courtesy of a donor who wished to remain anonymous): “There are many nonbelievers in America, including in Indiana, and we want them to know they are not alone. We’d also like to invite believers to imagine a world [Read More...]

Stiefel Freethought Foundation Awards Grant for Atheism Coverage in the Media

This could be controversial, but I think it’s a positive move. The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has just given a $50,000 grant to Religion News LLC (which owns Religion News Service) in order to expand coverage of the “growing community of atheists, agnostics, humanists and freethinkers.” Considering that RNS stories appear in a lot of popular [Read More...]


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