Atheists are often imagined to be intolerant, immoral, depressed, blind to the beauty of nature and dogmatically closed to evidence of the supernatural.
A growing body of scholarly research reveals a convoluted pattern of religious failure in which atheism and the nonreligious played little role.
Religion is an extremely touchy topic. Church members often become angry if anyone questions their supernatural dogmas.
For thinking people, there's only one possible answer to the age-old problem of evil: The all-loving Father proclaimed by many faiths cannot exist.
Beyond its impact on the church, Humanae Vitae has dramatically impacted the health of Catholics and non-Catholics around the world.
What few understand is that the pedophile disgrace is just the tip of an iceberg of outrageous church activity extending back over history.
Suppose a miracle is reported. Some Americans will embrace this news joyfully, as evidence of the holy, while others will be skeptical.
During WWII in Yugoslavia, Catholic priests were willing accomplices in the genocide of the nation's Serbian, Jewish and Roma population.
Without religion, divisions would blur with passing generations; children would adapt to new times, mingle, intermarry, forget ancient wounds.
Winners write history books. That’s why Manuel Azaña, whose lonely death occurred in 1940, is the greatest humanist you never heard of.