Nicholas Kristof Doesn’t Get Atheists

In yesterday’s New York Times, Nicholas Kristof tried to argue that atheists ought to have more respect for religious beliefs. He cites Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind: … Haidt, an atheist since his teens, argues that scientists often misunderstand religion because they home in on individuals rather than on the way faith can [Read More...]

Toronto School District Bans Gideon Bibles Distribution… Christians Respond with Threats

The Bluewater school district near Toronto, Ontario has a decades-old tradition of handing out Gideon Bibles to 5th graders. Why this was allowed for so long, I don’t know, but the school board recently decided to put a stop to it, banning “distribution of all non-instructional religious materials.” As you might expect, many of the [Read More...]

Billy Graham’s Daughter: I Would Not Vote for an Atheist to be President

The daughter of Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, spoke about the nature of religion and politics on yesterday’s Meet the Press. At one point, host David Gregory asked her about the likelihood of Evangelical Christians voting for the Mormon candidate, Mitt Romney: David Gregory: … Evangelicals… are deeply suspicious of Mormons and the Mormon faith [Read More...]

Amazing Poll Results from Canada: The Non-Religious Are Trusted More Than the Religious

I’ve never seen this before… A survey conducted by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies has revealed two amazing things: 42 per cent of those polled agreed with the statement “religion is an important part of my life”… Fewer than half the people surveyed said religion was important to them! But wait… it gets better: [Read More...]

Aziz Ansari: ‘I’m Not a Religious Person’

Aziz Ansari, one of the stars of Parks and Recreation, said in a recent interview he’s not religious. So we can add one more celebrity to the roster (And he’s brown, so we get bonus points for diversity!) Daniel Kellison: Hm, OK, sure. All right — what do you think happens when you die? Aziz [Read More...]