While the Non-Religious Demographic Grows in England and Wales, Ireland Remains a Very Catholic Country

After the release of the UK’s 2011 Census data and the promising growth of the self-identified non-religious, I thought I’d see how our friends over the Irish Sea were getting on. Their census was published way back in March and isn’t quite as promising as the UK results. Christianity and Catholicism in particular is still the dominant religion in Ireland: A whopping 90.47% identify as Christian with 84.16% of the total population being Catholic. The second largest Christian group is the Church of Ireland, representing just 2.81% of the population. In spite of the countless instances of child abuse that have rocked Ireland more than any other European country, people still feel either obligated or proud to call themselves Catholic. [Read more…]

Heathen Holiday Card of the Day! (12/13)

Guys.  You are all so clever!  I’ve been receiving lots of really awesome cards from you and giggling my butt off at all of them.

Here’s today’s card brought to you by reader Tom Brauer: [Read more…]

Jon Stewart (Mostly) Agrees with Atheists Regarding the ‘War on Christmas’

Last night, The Daily Show covered the War on Christmas and how the right wing attacks atheists in particular for being “intolerant bullies”: [Read more…]

The Pope is Infallible… Unless He Says Something on Twitter

Everyone caught the Pope’s first tweet yesterday, right? [Read more…]

Atheist Billboard in Chico, California Vandalized

Earlier this week, the Butte County Coalition of Reason put up this billboard in twelve different locations around Chico, California: [Read more…]