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July 21, 2014
How should we define — and assess — atheism?
DANIEL ASKS: Is it becoming possible to be religious without believing in god? (the lower-case...
June 23, 2014
The track record when atheists wield political power?
DUANE’S QUESTION: He’d like to know what The Religion Guy was talking about in this...
June 16, 2014
Do religions influence China’s atheistic rulers?
MADDIE ASKS: How much of ... eastern and western religions have had an influence on...
June 04, 2014
The silent swan song of Wojciech Jaruzelski
The silver Swan, who living had no Note, when Death approached, unlocked her silent throat....
May 27, 2014
Hey Bible Belt believer: Why do YOU persecute atheists?
Confession: I live in the Bible Belt. Even worse, I'm a — gulp — conservative...
May 25, 2014
Épater le bourgeois catholique
Stories about religion seem to do odd things to otherwise sensible reporters. Some news articles...
May 11, 2014
Some new facts on Harvard’s Satanists from Daily News
The Harvard Satanist story will not die. Monday's Black Mass continues to generate conversation on...
May 09, 2014
Why should the devil have all the best press?
Satan sells newspapers. Where would newspapers or television be without devil stories? Satanic ritual abuse,...
May 06, 2014
Gasp! NYTimes covers the heart of Kennedy’s argument!
Let's hear it for The New York Times, a newspaper that can always be trusted...
April 14, 2014
Did Jesus only become God at Easter?
ARTHUR ASKS: Christians observe that the Son of God died to atone for human sins....
March 18, 2014
Universe gives birth to itself, transformed by unknown ‘force’
This is a challenging day to be a journalist on the science beat, if the...
February 14, 2014
A plea for gay, er, atheist rights
Those poor atheists. They have to keep their heads down in repressive American society. They...
February 12, 2014
That faceless, mysterious flock of atheists in Guitar Town
One of the rules here at GetReligion is that we really, really try to understand...
February 05, 2014
Got news? Can Christian and atheist swap lives for a month?
Half a world away from my Oklahoma home, an experiment just concluded in Australia. An...
January 27, 2014
God, prayer and the winner of the Super Bowl
THIS WEEK, the question doesn’t come from a “Religion Q and A” reader but a...
January 16, 2014
Where’s the religion at Washington’s National Cathedral?
The financial difficulties facing the Washington National Cathedral were the subject of a local news...
January 09, 2014
CNN finds missing voices in ‘atheist’ pastor’s media blitz
Earlier this week, I posted on Ryan Bell, the Seventh-day Adventist pastor who gave up his...
January 06, 2014
An ‘atheist’ Adventist’s alienation: any missing voices?
The most popular story on Religion News Service's website right now involves a Seventh-day Adventist...
January 01, 2014
Oklahoma news: A Christmas ‘miracle’ via the local atheists
News stories blending the miraculous with Christmas aren't difficult to find: families reunited, poor children...
December 24, 2013
NYTs on atheists at holidays: Fox Butterfield, is that you?
There is such a thing as "low-hanging fruit" in life, and, it turns out, even...
December 17, 2013
UK’s Telegraph finds atheists in Florida — film at 11
Here's a shocker: America is becoming more secular, atheism is on the rise and --...
November 25, 2013
Where’s the other side in atheist lawsuit story?
Religion News Service had an interesting story recently about atheists challenging Uncle Sam over nonprofit...
November 22, 2013
Concerning C.S. Lewis, Christian apologist (not theologian)
The mistake showed up in news reports so often that it almost became normal, which...
November 11, 2013
How many atheists does it take to form a ‘megachurch?’
In pitching a trend story for a national audience, a headline-friendly catchphrase goes a long...
November 06, 2013
Porn no more: Secular students inviting religious discussion
Gone is the "low-hanging fruit" of years past when the media converged on the University...
October 29, 2013
Praise be to Soros for investing millions in Baltimore
So, does the cultural left have a leader who might play the role that the...
October 14, 2013
Is the ‘New Atheism’ any different from old atheism?
BETH ASKS: Are there any substantive differences between traditional atheism vs. what is called “New...
October 10, 2013
Hey atheists, ‘Thank God you’re wrong’
As a reporter, I'm always amazed by how much I learn when I actually pick...
September 30, 2013
Der Spiegel and the cutting question of circumcision
The issue of circumcision has returned to Germany's newspapers -- and the manner in which...
September 27, 2013
The warning in the atheist pastor story
The New York Times today has a piece headlined "Minister Admits Overstating Her Credentials," an...
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