(RNS) Sociologists debunk a common assumption about religion and science.
Phil Zuckerman, author of several books on secularism and founder of Pitzer College’s first-of-it-kind Secular Studies program, talks to RNS about whether or not "New Atheists" are responsible for the rise of the "nones."
As we begin 2015, here's a look back at the most read 'Faitheist' posts from last year—from whether or not atheists can be fundamentalists to why atheists shouldn't call religion a mental illness.
Ryan Bell—the Christian pastor who spent 2014 living as an atheist—is ready for his big reveal. Bell tells RNS how he came to his decision and what it will mean to him and his loved ones.
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.
Richard Dawkins and others have already demonstrated that they're not afraid to direct their skepticism toward religious ideas. But the freethinking spirit they strive to embody and promote can't be limited to this one area.
Does skepticism take the fun out of Halloween? Paranormal investigators Bryan Bonner and Matthew Baxter tell RNS about about their strangest investigations and what they discovered when they investigated the hotel that inspired 'The Shining.'
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.
(RNS) Victor Stenger, the scientist and atheist who famously said "Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings," has died.
We speak with Sarah Jones, who will be guest writing for Chris Stedman over the next two weeks, about feminism, atheism, and why she calls herself a 'faitheist.'
What are your favorite atheist songs? Here are our top 5, including songs from John Grant and Bill Callahan.
Which musician said his award-winning album was about his "own personal viewpoint on atheism"? Check out the first part of our list of the top 10 atheist anthems, including songs from Quiet Company and The Ballet.
David Morrison, Carl Sagan's first doctoral student and current Director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, speaks with RNS about Sagan's legacy, what it was like to be one of Sagan’s students, the “Cosmos” reboot, and more.
"Twenty years ago I believed, as Shaha believes, that the world would be kinder and saner with more atheists," writes Daniel Loxton. "I don’t believe that anymore."
Daniel Taylor says religious people should accept that certainty is a false goal and skepticism is healthy.