Hey Bible Belt believer: Why do YOU persecute atheists?

Confession: I live in the Bible Belt. Even worse, I’m a — gulp — conservative Christian. But here’s the good news: I haven’t persecuted any atheists today! Of course, it’s still early, and I haven’t left my house yet. There’s still time for me to track down a nonbeliever, give ‘em hell and chase ‘em [Read More...]

Porn no more: Secular students inviting religious discussion

Gone is the “low-hanging fruit” of years past when the media converged on the University of Texas-San Antonio campus each year to produce titillating stories on students exchanging Bibles and Qurans for porn. The annual “Smut for Smut” event is no more. In its place are kinder, gentler atheists, in the form of the Secular [Read More...]

When Bible Belt atheists go to church

A church service for atheists? Really!? Here in my home own state of Oklahoma, that’s the basis for a religion story in today’s Tulsa World. The headline grabs readers’ attention this way: All souls welcome at church’s morning service for atheists OK, I’m curious. The top of the story: Why would atheists go to church? Wouldn’t [Read More...]

Pod people: Digging for old news on ‘Nones’

Friends and neighbors, the whole media world continues to buzz with news (me too, of course) about the “Nones,” that growing coalition of religiously unaffiliated voters that showed up big time in that recent survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. This was an important survey, don’t get me wrong. It was [Read More...]


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