Rubio Shows Why 'In God We Trust' Must Go

Rubio shows that the national motto of "In God We Trust" helps to validate the idea that nonbelievers are less patriotic than believers.

Why the Opposition to the Religious Right Failed

The opposition to the religious right has been a dismal failure for thirty years, but the modern secular movement provides another viable strategy.

What About America's Secular Heritage?

We frequently hear about the importance of America's religious heritage, but what about its secular heritage?
Atheist Acceptability on the Rise in America

Atheist Acceptability on the Rise in America

An atheist president? It may not be as far-fetched as it once seemed. Secularity in politics is gaining acceptance.
Nonbelievers Who Aren't Atheists?

Nonbelievers Who Aren't Atheists?

If we are reluctant to identify as atheist, let's be honest about why.

The Dangerous Fallacy of Ceremonial Deism

Ceremonial deism is a doctrine that says certain governmental religious expressions are harmless. But are they?

Obama's Evolving Morality Challenges Religious Absolutists

Obama's "evolved" view of same-sex marriage shows us why the exclusion of seculars in politics comes at a high price.

"Romance Me, You Reasonable Man!"

Humanism is often called a reason-based worldview, but there's more to it than that.
Why More Nonbelievers Are Openly Identifying

Why More Nonbelievers Are Openly Identifying

Through identity politics, nonbelievers are mounting an unprecedented opposition to the religious right.

It's Time to Challenge America's 'Very Religious' Self-Image

Politicians are quick to define America as a very religious country. They are wrong.

For Humanists, the Secular Movement Is Only Half the Battle

The secular movement offers hope, but it's no guarantee of progressive public policy.

The Atheist Who Ran for Governor of South Carolina

An atheist running for governor of South Carolina: the audacity of hopelessness?

Reason Rally: A Secular Coming-Out Celebration

Mainly in response to the increasing power of the Religious RIght, nonbelievers are finding solidarity and demanding recognition like never before.

The Secular Movement Can Save Your Birth Control

If you're worried about the attack on birth control, you should consider where it comes from.

The Truth About America's Religious Heritage

Is America's "religious heritage" a justification for the regular assertion of religious truth claims by the government?
What Nonbelievers Believe

What Nonbelievers Believe

The common views of ordinary Secular Americans are neither extreme nor dangerous.
Can a Candidate Be Too Religious?

Can a Candidate Be Too Religious?

It's often said that Americans are very religious and that they expect their politicians to be religious as well, but many Americans are very uneasy with politicians who are too religious.
Is All Religion True?

Is All Religion True?

Cee Lo Green turns John Lennon's "Imagine" upside down.

Time for Nonbelievers to Emphasize Equality

Nonbelievers have rarely emphasized identity and discrimination in their activism. Could this be why they have had little success in gaining public acceptance?

If You Love Me, You'll Divorce Me

There's lots of talk nowadays about the sanctity of marriage. But to some, the underlying strength of a relationship far overshadows the man-made institution of marriage. What about the sanctity of love?

The Religious Right's Disingenuous Interest in History

If the law doesn't allow religiously motivated symbols, just say they are motivated by something else.

Religious Expressions Are Rooted in Fear-Based Politics

Religious political agendas gain traction during times of fear.
What the Occupy Wall Street Protesters Want

What the Occupy Wall Street Protesters Want

Do the Occupy Wall Street protesters agree on an agenda?

Government Neutrality Is Not "Anti-Religion"

Religious conservatives often wrongly see government neutrality as an anti-religion bias.
Disbelief Is Not a Choice

Disbelief Is Not a Choice

The Religious Right knows that our environment affects our inclinations toward belief and disbelief.
Concerns About the Religious Right Are Not Overblown

Concerns About the Religious Right Are Not Overblown

One columnist says fears of the Religious Right are overblown. The facts suggest otherwise.

Is Obama Empathetic to a Fault?

If Obama seems to cave to Republican demands too often, is it because he's too empathetic?

As Religion Fades, Will Atheism Be Enough?

If traditional religion fades, what will replace it? Humanism stands ready.
The Unseen Influence of the Religious Right

The Unseen Influence of the Religious Right

The Religious Right affects policy far beyond the usual social issues and "culture war" battleground. The beneficiary of all this might surprise you.