Secular Blog

January 17, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Christianity and many other religions are sometimes described by category, rather than by denomination, as conservative, liberal or cultural. To that, I would add a fourth category: political Christian, i.e. a candidate for public office who feels the need to profess deeply held Christian beliefs.

January 5, 2012 - 4:30 pm

The first contest for the upcoming 2012 presidential election took place in Iowa on Tuesday, and reshaped the landscape of Republican presidential nominees. 

December 28, 2011 - 3:03 pm

In the United States, the right to religious liberty is protected from the government by the First Amendment by two clauses: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof[.]”

December 22, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I once believed in miracles because my parents told me they were true, but even then I recognized that all miracles were not created equal.

December 21, 2011 - 9:34 am

This time of year brings traditions and festivities for many people, including (but not limited to) Diwali, Thanksgiving, Human Light, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Winter Solstice, New Year’s, and even Festivus.

December 20, 2011 - 10:16 am

Secular movement has never been identity-oriented

Ever notice that you almost never see the terms "equal rights" and "atheists" in the same sentence? Let me explain why.

December 16, 2011 - 12:36 pm

It was 2007 and I stood amongst a long line of others at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) conference, waiting with breathless anticipation to have Christopher Hitchens sign my copy of God Is Not Great.

November 29, 2011 - 9:56 am

Many religious believers and atheists alike express regret at the crass materialism shown this time of year, when Thanksgiving now represents the prelude to a shopping spree for Christmas presents on “Black Friday.” I gained an appalling insight watching television on the Saturday after “Black Friday.” First I saw frenzied crowds of Egyptian protesters in Cairo’s T

November 28, 2011 - 4:01 pm

The religious right-wingers got their feathers ruffled again last week – this time at president Obama’s apparent lack of “God” in his Thanksgiving Address.

November 18, 2011 - 11:46 am

No taxpayer should be required to pay for another’s religious education. But that is exactly what is happening in many schools across the country—specifically in Arkansas, where several preschools that offer religious training rely on tax dollars to operate.