Secular Blog

November 19, 2012 - 12:32 pm

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently urged his Republican Party to "stop being the stupid party." In order to win elections, he also advised Republicans to reject anti-intellectualism.

November 8, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Regardless of party affiliation, any elected official that serves his or her constituency for four decades should be recognized as exhibiting the essence of representative democracy.

November 7, 2012 - 5:12 pm

Election Day wasn't without its share of disappointments but for the nontheistic community it was overwhelmingly a very good night!

November 5, 2012 - 3:22 pm

In October, the Secular Coalition for America released the 2012 Presidential Candidate Scorecard, which rates each of the presidential candidates on issues important to the secular community.

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.