The Best Charts About the ‘Rise of the Nones’ You’ll See All Year

Morning Edition on NPR is running a weeklong series on “Losing Our Religion” and they ran a nice story today about the “Nones” (atheists, agnostics, people who believe in “something” but don’t belong to an organized religion, etc) and it’s worth a listen. It’s nothing you haven’t heard before, but yay for more press about the topic!

Better than the piece, though, are the graphics by Matt Stiles appearing alongside the piece on the NPR website. They showcase the growth of the Nones (in general), the growth of young Nones, and the growth of both male and female Nones. [Read more...]

Why Religion is Like Mark Sanchez

In this week’s issue of the New Yorker, James Surowiecki digs into the frustrating problem now confronting the New York Jets: They owe less-than-stellar quarterback Mark Sanchez $8,250,000 next year whether or not he plays… but he’s not playing well at all. What should they do? Stick with him and hope he improves or go with a different quarterback (Tim Tebow?) altogether? [Read more...]

1,000+ Catholic Priests Just Signed a Petition… Guess What It Was About?

Over 1,000 leaders in the Catholic Church — “almost a [quarter] of all Catholic priests in England and Wales” — just signed a petition against same-sex marriage: [Read more...]

Job Openings in the Atheist Movement

The American Humanist Association (based in Washington, D.C.) is looking for a Web Content Manager and a Communications Assistant.

The Secular Student Alliance (based in Columbus, Ohio) is looking for a Development Director.

Deadlines are approaching soon, so check out those listings if you’re interested! [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Ship Hoists Christian Flag Above American Flag

Who knew Navy ships were Christian…?

I don’t care if a group of Christian naval officers hold a worship service for themselves. They have that right.

But I’ve never seen a Muslim or atheist or Hindu or Jewish or any non-Christian symbol hoisted above the American flag before, certainly not on one of our Navy’s vessels. [Read more...]


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