Should Anyone Be Surprised? Latinos Contributing to Growth of the Nonaffiliated in America

According to recent research conducted by Pew, there is no reason to suppose that Latinos in America aren't part of upward trends in nonaffiliation and nonreligion. If anyone is surprised, they haven't been paying attention in recent years. The signs were all there to see.The new report is here:PEW: "The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States" article … [Read more...]

Who are You Calling an Atheist?

If you wanted to be sure that you are talking to an atheist, what would you listen for? Asking about god, or about atheism, is pretty direct. Would you get a direct answer? Atheists dubious about god may not be sure what to say to you.Why not just ask, “Do you accept atheism?” The atheists are the ones who like atheism, right? Not so fast. If atheism had the same sharp meaning for everyone, atheists would all see how to agree with atheism. Obviously, they don’t. Counting nonreligious people h … [Read more...]