People in attend a talk at the American Atheists National Convention in 2014. Many Americans remain distrustful of atheists, surveys show.
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Americans are getting more comfortable with new forms of spirituality, but their views of atheists are still complicated.
Fifty years ago, did John Lennon tell us not to pray?
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Regularly topping lists for ‘greatest song of all time,’ the former Beatle’s classic 1971 song is taken by many as an atheistic anthem.
Was Chaucer a toxic misogynist, or a staunch women’s ally?
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Chaucer’s career as a secret agent helped him assume different disguises in his writing. Some scholars interpret this role-playing as Chaucer being sexist and anti-Semitic.
There have been few slots available for weddings at register offices since the pandemic.
Unless there are safety reasons for outdoor weddings, it would be far better for local authorities to focus resources on making more slots available
Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda at the inauguration of former South African president Thabo Mbeki in 2004.
Kaunda will be remembered as a giant of 20th century African nationalism – a leader who gave refuge to revolutionary movements, a relatively benign autocrat and an international diplomat.
Above it, only skies? In it, only believers? Imagine that!
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Despite growing numbers of non-religious Americans, self-declared atheists are few and far between in the halls of power – putting the US at odds with other global democracies.
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With the number of declared ‘non-believers’ growing worldwide, researchers sought to discover what beliefs the irreligious turn to when times are tough.
The Bomvana say the global development agenda has created division because it sees people as individuals rather than primarily as members of a collective.
‘No religion’ doesn’t mean atheism for a start.
Pupils would be able to explore the complex worldviews and practices of people who do not identify with a religion.
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The television presenter and the scientist are having an argument about God on Twitter, and Morgan is getting a lot of stick. That’s not fair.
A Pakistani humanist has been denied asylum in Britain because he couldn’t identify Plato or Aristole. The state is illiterate when it comes to atheism.
Pope Francis writes that the church must be a ‘field hospital’ for the souls of the world.
Pope Francis’ new book provides an insight into the theology and life experiences underpinning his unorthodox approach to the papacy. Does his rhetoric conceal Church doctrine as hardline as ever?
Should Humanism be a core part of the syllabus?
To include Humanism as one of six core religions to study, would do it an injustice.
King’s College Chapel: beauty, art, profundity – but truth?
My idea of bliss is a Sunday walk that takes in first some English countryside, and second a pleasant medieval church, with some glass or woodwork or monuments. I once even wrote a piece, published in…