(RNS) — A handwritten 1954 letter by the Nobel laureate is dismissive of religion in general and Judaism in particular.
(RNS) — In its complaint, the charity said it 'objects to having to file Form 990 while churches and church-related organizations do not.'
(The Conversation) — Just because you believe in evidence-based, scientific research – which is subject to strict checks and procedures – doesn’t mean that your mind works in the same way.
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KAUNAS, Lithuania (AP) — He denounced those who get caught up in debating who was more virtuous in the past and fail to address the tasks of the present — an apparent reference to historic revisionism.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) — Across Africa, groups have emerged stressing science and critical thinking as a better way of understanding the natural world.
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Voices of Reason, thought to be the only atheist choir in the U.S., performs at events for other religious skeptics while offering the benefits of community for its church-adverse members.
EDINA, Minn. (RNS) — A two-day conference started with a hunch — that youth pastors in America weren't ready to talk about faith and science with the students in their churches.
(RNS) — The new caucus comes as the religious 'nones' — those who claim no religious affiliation — jumped from about 16 percent of the U.S. population in 2007 to nearly 23 percent in 2014, according to the latest Pew data.
(RNS) — David Silverman, who took the 55-year-old organization to new prominence, is accused of sexual assault by two women.
(RNS) — His nonbelief was more of a slow simmer than Richard Dawkins' explosive ire.
(The Conversation) — History suggests caution about political generalizations.
(RNS) — It is already illegal to 'defame' religion, but a new law would make it a crime to have no belief in God.
It's not much of a story.
From the popularity of 'Cosmos' on Fox-TV to the Roku launch of 'Atheist TV', from open atheist James Woods's inspiring congressional campaign to Richard Dawkins's less-than-inspiring tweets, atheists made headlines all year.