Secular Blog

November 5, 2012 - 3:18 pm

There’s no doubt about it: atheists get a bad rap.

According to a 2006 national survey, nearly 79 percent of Americans believe that atheists don’t share their vision of American society. Nonbelievers are branded as immoral, hedonistic and rebellious.

October 26, 2012 - 1:48 pm

After the Pew Forum study earlier this month that indicated 19.6 percent of Americans are religiously unaffiliated, we didn't expect another study on the "nones" quite so soon.

October 24, 2012 - 2:01 pm

Paul Kurtz was a founder and a leader, more so than anyone else I have ever known. Before there were the new atheists and their best-selling books, there was Paul Kurtz promoting humanism and skepticism through his many publications and institutions.

October 17, 2012 - 11:35 am

With a new survey from Pew showing that about one in five Americans are now religiously unaffiliated, it would be reasonable to ask what impact, if any, the rapidly growing secular movement will have on public policy.

October 12, 2012 - 4:34 pm

On Tuesday, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life published its newest findings on the religiously unaffiliated or "nones".

October 12, 2012 - 4:05 pm

While the public focus is on the changing religious identity of the average American, the takeaway for elected officials should be this: the religious unaffiliated are a growing segment of the electorate. Here are five reasons why politicians can no longer afford to ignore us.

October 12, 2012 - 3:53 pm

This immense voting bloc is not being actively courted by the Democratic Party and is met with outright hostility from some members of the Republican Party.

October 12, 2012 - 3:39 pm

How do we successfully organize around nonbelief?Finding a way to wield the power of growing numbers is the difference between being a part of a socially liberal coalition and being a leading political movement. What’s key in changing our potential into action is to convince nontheists to identify as nontheists, rather than social liberals who happen to be non-believers.

October 3, 2012 - 9:57 am

It can be difficult to find victories in the Secular Movement. From Florida’s proposed Amendment 8 to the Missouri legislature’s override of a gubernatorial veto of a bill that would prohibit women’s access to contraception on religious grounds, it can seem like losing is the name of the game.

October 2, 2012 - 10:16 am

Private schools have long had a place in educating America’s youth. Indeed, for many years there were only private schools. However, looking at the makeup of today’s “private schools”, Secular Americans have every right to be concerned about the final destination of taxpayers’ dollars.