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.
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.
Clearly Jesus espoused values aligned with the modern political left. Sometimes, this facet of religion is called the "social gospel".
Edison is greatly admired even today for his scientific genius but his views on religion are unfortunately little remembered.
The struggle for women's rights in America was launched largely by one brilliant, determined activist who waged the battle for a half century.
At first, the Templeton Prize went mostly to religious figures. Then it veered to major scientists who didn’t denounce supernaturalism.