‘Henrico Supervisors’ Decision on Prayer was Courageous,’ Says Local Columnist

Michael Paul Williams has a wonderful column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch regarding how the Henrico County (Virginia) Board of Supervisors voted to stop invocation prayers at their meetings: In an increasingly diverse U.S., the stubborn idea persists that we are a Christian nation. This notion muddles public policy and leads people to cite biblical passages [Read More...]

Two Quick Takes on Atheist Books

David Niose‘s new book Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans gets a stamp of approval from trade publication Publishers Weekly. On their site, Niose explains “Why Secularism Is Good for the U.S.”: Unlike previous generations, young people today are more likely to consider religious skepticism an important part of their personal identity, viewing open [Read More...]

Why Aren’t Atheist Parents Raising Atheist Children?

I’ve been seeing this image a lot over the past week: Hey! We’re at the bottom of the list when it comes to retention rates! That’s bad, right? Not quite. Where did that 30% number come from? When the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted its massive U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, only 432 [Read More...]

The Catholic Church is Now Pissing Off the People Who Actually Like Them

We know Catholic leaders are mostly a bunch of men who don’t want to hear any legitimate arguments as to why they’re wrong on issues like contraception usage and gay marriage. We also know that most Catholics who are not part of the hierarchy don’t buy into what their “superiors” tell them. Catholic women use [Read More...]

Mississippi Humanists Attempt to Help Community Members ‘Beat the Heat’

Humanists in Northeast Mississippi are trying to raise money to buy air conditioners for the 105 people waiting in line for an air conditioner in the area. Because we believe in social justice and we know that no gods are going to solve this problem, we humanists are ready to do something about it! We [Read More...]


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