(RNS) “We are not a church,” atheists say. Government lawyers disagree, saying atheist leaders can be considered ministers.
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(RNS) Miron Zuckerman is careful to point out that his work does not mean only dumb people believe in God. Rather, he said, it shows only that more intelligent people may have less need for religion.
(RNS) For a growing number of people who don’t identify with a faith — 51 million Americans are religiously unaffiliated — Camp Quest fills a void.
(RNS) Some observers caution there’s a difference in asking about an increase in the nonreligious rather than a decrease in the religious.
(RNS) While two-thirds of home-schooling families are evangelical Christian, the number of secular home-schoolers is significant — 25 percent, according to the Home School Legal Defense Association.
They may not agree on evolution, gay marriage or abortion, but when it comes to a friendly game of volleyball – these Christians and atheists bring their best game face.
(RNS) After years of unsuccessful challenges to religious monuments on public land, atheists are adopting a new strategy: if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
Redemption for all: Stephen Colbert professes his faith to a stapler after Pope Francis disappoints him.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (RNS) With one in five Americans claiming no religious connection, national atheist and humanist agencies are developing ordaining programs to establish nontheist ministers in most states to perform weddings and funerals.