(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.”
(RNS) From “Me So Holy” to “iSlam Muhammad,” Apple has banned at least five iPhone apps with religious themes deemed too controversial for download.
(RNS) California pastor Ryan Bell is flirting with atheism for 12 months. His unorthodox resolution is only an experiment, he says. He is not an atheist. “At least not yet.”
LONDON (RNS) A new report says eight current and incoming member states of the U.N. Human Rights Council were among 24 countries to imprison believers and atheists in 2013 for violating local laws that restrict freedom of religion or belief.
Pope Francis’ Christmas Day outreach to atheists was off script but not out of character for the pontiff. He often invites all to work for the common good.
(RNS) Could the star of Bethlehem have “risen in the east” and led the Magi to the infant Jesus? Physicist Aaron Adair has his doubts. A Q&A.
(RNS) “Writing ‘S.H.O.O.T. First’ was part of that process of being able to admit that I am a full-on atheist.”
(RNS) As the holiday season peaks, atheist and humanist groups around the country have seen their charitable impulses rebuffed by both Christian and secular organizations.
(RNS) The Freethought Equality Fund plans to back 15 to 20 candidates but so far shows no fundraising activity on its most recent Federal Election Commission filings.