Why does Richard Dawkins, an experienced communicator who once served as Oxford's Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science, say that he feels misunderstood and muzzled?
ATHERTON, Calif. (RNS) Recent criticism of Dawkins has come from women, many of them within the atheist movement, which has long drawn more men than women to its ranks.
Atheist musician Jeremy Messersmith tells RNS how his experiences as a former Christian inspired his most recent album, what he believes now, and why relating to his religious family can feel like going to a Renaissance Festival.
DECATUR, Ga. (RNS) A coalition of nearly 30 atheists, humanists and other nonreligious groups is taking a page from the gay rights movement to encourage people to admit they are “openly secular.”
(RNS) "I don’t think (Dawkins) has done more harm than good to the atheist movement, but the balance has been shifting towards harm," atheist blogger Adam Lee said.
The first channel specifically for atheists launched this week. But their decision to feature figures like Richard Dawkins and Jaclyn Glenn so prominently has guest columnist Sarah Jones wondering which atheists the channel is designed to attract.
(RNS) A new coalition is gathering stories of discrimination from nonbelievers in an attempt to make that kind of bias unacceptable.
Humanists, and secularists need to stand up against anti-Muslim prejudice, says Humanist author.
(RNS) A new "Rational Doubt" blog hopes to help those who feel isolated by doubt in a sea of believers, pairing clergy who have lost their faith and left the pulpit with those struggling with leaving religion.
Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal speaks with RNS about the Bill Nye and Ken Ham creationism debate, "selfish genes," and what humanists can learn from religion.
(RNS) “I am certainly not predicting that every atheist is the result of one hypothesis, much less mine,” said Catholic psychologist Paul C. Vitz. “I am just saying there is a tendency for more things to go together than you’d expect normally.”
Imagine what we could achieve if we moved beyond name-calling and making dismissive statements about the “other,” and instead put our heads and hearts together to heal our shared world.
Among the most persistent myths about atheists: that we are joyless, that we are immoral, that we don’t experience wonder, and that we are angry and bitter. These stereotypes can be shattered when people ...
Christian dating website ChristianMingle.com has been the butt of many, many jokes over the years. (Just one example: the "Gay Christian Mingle" parody video.) In spite of that—or perhaps in part ...
A few months ago, Bill Maher made a claim that I regularly hear from other atheists: “[Atheists are] out there, they’re thinking it, they’re just afraid to say it. But that’s ...