WASHINGTON (RNS) A new survey finds — surprise!– we like ourselves. U.S. adults feel most warmly about those who share their religion.
(RNS) “It is irrational to allow humanists to solemnize marriages if, and only if, they falsely declare that they are a ‘religion,’” Judge Frank Easterbrook wrote for a federal appeals court.
(RNS) “I am going to ask the council to understand the principle that this country was founded on,” said Dan Courtney, a member of the Atheist Community of Rochester. “That the government was founded by the people and it needs to represent all the people regardless of their religious beliefs.”
Humanists all over the world celebrated their rational way of thinking this past weekend on World Humanist Day.
The celebration has existed since the 1980s, and might feature parties, ceremonies, proclamations and conferences, according to the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
(RNS) In 2012, the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the decision to hold a public high school graduation ceremony at a Wisconsin megachurch was “offensive” and “coercive.”
(RNS) In yet another sign of polarized society, 49 percent would be unhappy with an unbeliever joining the family.
(RNS) The title of Frank Scaheffer’s new book says he is an atheist. But he prays every day. And goes to church every week. Catch him on the right day and he believes in God. What’s going on here?
(RNS) The departure of a high-ranking lobbyist after an embezzlement scandal has the secular community in disarray before its biggest event of the year.
(RNS) In 1950, about 20 percent of all U.S. marriages were interfaith. Today, that number is 45 percent.