(RNS) Some argue that Jesus was a fictional character, and that believers and everyone else have been duped. Scholars say there’s nothing to the claim. So why does the theory keep hanging around?
(RNS) The report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union demonstrates a shift away from viewing atheists, humanists and secular liberals as merely apostates.
OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) A newly minted observance called “Secular Solstice” takes religious ritual common to the holiday season and adds its own spin.
(RNS) The billboard in Springdale, Ark., is one of a handful posted this month by the group , which is working to drum up attention for their annual convention in April.
(RNS) “Atheist Max” has written “Jesus is despicable” or its equivalent more than once in the online comments sections of religion news sites. While some may see people like Max as online trolls, they see themselves as therapists and online missionaries for unbelief.
(RNS) The goal of the book is to encourage atheists and humanists to define what they believe so they can articulate it better, both to themselves and to a broader society that often regards atheists as immoral and untrustworthy.
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.
(RNS) The suit charges that the Navy inconsistently requires accommodation of religious practices for sailors while not permitting a humanist chaplain because “the Navy does not consider Humanism to be a religion.”
(RNS) Election night was a mixed bag for atheists, but they remain optimistic a new website for atheist voters will grow and gain voters’ support.