It Could Be the ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ in Pennsylvania

As you’re all undoubtedly aware, this is the Year of the Bible in Pennsylvania. It was a resolution that passed 193-0. That the House of Representatives declare 2012 as the “Year of the Bible” in Pennsylvania in recognition of both the formative influence of the Bible on our Commonwealth and nation and our national need [Read More...]

What’s the Future of Humanism?

What’s the future of faith according to people who practice it? What about the future of atheism and Humanism? Patheos Press (hi, bosses!) has put out an anthology called Future of Religion: Traditions in Transition (edited by Kathleen Mulhern) that features thoughts about the future of various belief systems. The Humanism section features contributions by [Read More...]

Could Kansas be at the Center of Another War on Science?

The Associated Press is reporting that Kansas is “Headed for Another Debate Over Evolution“: … a State Board of Education member [said] Wednesday that science standards under development are “very problematic” for describing the theory as a well-established, core scientific concept. … [Republican Ken] Willard said the draft [of proposed science standards] embraces naturalism and [Read More...]

Zack Kopplin Accepts Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award

Last week, I mentioned that Zack Kopplin, the former high school student who worked to repeal the wrongly-named “Louisiana Science Education Act,” was going to receive the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award. He just accepted it the other day (at the Playboy Mansion) and there’s now video of his talk (ignore the squawks): Nice [Read More...]

New Study Shows Generation X Has Grown Less Religious Over Time

In 2008, the American Religious Identification Survey released its results and they looked amazing for those of us who know better than to believe in god. The percentage of people categorizing themselves as having “no religion” went up in every state: Now, Barry A. Kosmin & Juhem Navarro-Rivera have gone through the data specifically relating [Read More...]


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