Jimmy Carter: I Think An Atheist Could Be Elected President

Jimmy Carter appeared on The Joy Behar Show Wednesday night and she spoke with him about religion (at the 5:58 mark): Behar: Yes. Let me ask you about religion for a second because when you were president, I know that you were a very, very religious person, a good Christian, et cetera. You never really [Read More...]

Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Disparages Atheists

Members of the Unione degli Atei e degli Agnostici Razionalisti (UAAR), an Italian atheist group, sent the following letter to their President regarding the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini (translated): Dear Mr. President, We had occasion to read an extremely incendiary article that the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Franco Frattini, wrote on 22 October [Read More...]

Did the Congresswoman Say ‘Under God’ in the Pledge?

Betty McCollum is a Democrat running for re-election in Minnesota’s 4th congressional district. It looks like she’s going to win her seat back, but not before a last-second attack from her opponent. The attacks comes courtesy of an 8-year-old video of McCollum leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the House of Representatives. It turns out [Read More...]

The True History of American Church/State Separation

Think you know the history of separation of church and state? Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article on the subject by Kenneth C. Davis — he argues that our knowledge of that doctrine contains a lot more myth than we think: From the earliest arrival of Europeans on America‚Äôs shores, religion has often been a [Read More...]