Most atheists I know think speculation on an afterlife is as pointless as speculation on a "beforelife" would be.
The malignant effects of such ideologies are being intensely felt – as manifested in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
In 1900, about 80 percent of the world's Christian population lived in the Western world and about 20 percent in the majority world.
Purpose for humans is about more than surviving and reproducing. It’s about what we believe we should do in the brief time we're alive.
Whether God exists or not is one of the most important philosophical questions there is.
I still think religion has seriously poisoned much of human life and still is doing so. But not quite "everything".
The U.S. is heading toward nonbelief. The Secular Age is snowballing in America, as in other Western democracies.
When we declare that supernatural dogmas are false fairy tales, believers who devote their lives to those dogmas may feel bitterly insulted.
Priests and scriptures say a magical, invisible God created the universe, and put people here to be tested. But some of us can’t swallow it.
The steady decline of supernatural religion is a human improvement because it advances scientific honesty instead of magical fairy tales.