Where Did the Term ‘Nones’ Come From?

The term “None” has come to describe atheists, agnostics, and even those who believe in God without subscribing to a particular religious faith. It’s one of those words we would never use to describe ourselves, but researchers and media types frequently use it to describe us.

Wendy Thomas Russell spoke with Barry Kosmin, the man who coined the term to represent “[t]he irreligious, the unreligious, the anti-religious, and the anti-clerical”: [Read more...]

Crucifixion Relaxation

I don’t know why Jesus complained about being in this position. Seems pretty comfortable to me: [Read more...]

Atheists: We Don’t Bite

About a month ago, I spent some time speaking to Sylvia Broeckx, a filmmaker working on a documentary (“Hug An Atheist“) about what atheists have to deal with in America and how we’re not as horrible as pastors make us out to be. [Read more...]

Exclusive Excerpt: David G McAfee’s The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer

This is an excerpt from Mom, Dad, I’m an Atheist: The Guide to Coming Out as a Non-believer by David G McAfee (Dangerous Little Books, 2012). Reprinted by permission of the author.

Your chance to win a copy of David’s book is below! [Read more...]

Anti-gay Pastor Louie Giglio Withdraws from Inauguration Ceremony

Just days after being selected to deliver the benediction at President Obama’s inauguration, it appears that anti-gay Christian pastor Louie Giglio has withdrawn from the ceremony: [Read more...]


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