Generation Next Is Stepping Away from Church

Another article about religious demographics, another sign that we’re heading in the right direction: As recently as 1990, all but 7% of Americans claimed a religious affiliation, a figure that had held constant for decades. Today, 17% of Americans say they have no religion, and these new “nones” are very heavily concentrated among Americans who [Read More...]

Moment of Silence and Prayer Back in Play in Illinois

The last time I wrote about this subject was a year-and-a-half ago and I thought I was done… Here’s what I wrote about the Mandatory Moment of Silence back then: Last year, Illinois passed a Mandatory Moment of Silence and Prayer Act. After being sued, it was changed [to] a Voluntary Moment of Silence bill. [Read More...]

Is This Atheist Flyer Clever or Offensive?

The Secular Student Alliance at Valencia Community College in Florida saw this flyer floating around their campus recently: Ok, fine… no need to vandalize it or anything, but it does seem silly to trivialize your current life because you think eternity is where all the action is at. At least, that’s what I read into [Read More...]

Wanna Buy a Pope Shirt?

When Paul Sullivan‘s company created shirts for the Pope’s visit to the UK, he had high hopes: In August, Canon Pat Browne, dean of St Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham, told the BBC: “The producers tell me it will raise somewhere in the region of £50,000 for the papal visit fund.” The shirts were a combination [Read More...]

The Hitchslap

Got some free time this weekend? Here’s 15 minutes of Christopher Hitchens at his finest It only gets better toward the end. [Read more...]