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Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars

The so-called rise of the “nones,” or those who profess no religious affiliation on social surveys, is a phenomenon that has been widely publicized and talked about over the last few years. According to a Pew Research Center study, the number of Americans that fall into this group has gone up from 16% in 2007 to 23% in 2014.1 Corresponding declines in overall religious affiliation and with Christianity in particular were also found. Despite the optimism this may instill in some secular humanists and atheists, other research paints a bit of a different picture.

New Atheism has been a predomina...

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What’s So Great About Christianity

When it comes to our cherished beliefs and opinions, we all love to toot our own horns. Some of us could go on for days (or for a whole 304 pages) about the benefits we see in a particular viewpoint or position. In fact, this is basically what I do through this website: I present the arguments for atheism and I critique those against it. What’s So Great About Christianity is intended to be a reply to people like me, taking up the banner of the Christian religion and defending it against critics...
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Prayer in Public Schools

You may have heard that prayer has been taken out of public schools, that throughout much of the United States, students are forbidden to exercise their freedom of religion. According to many conservative believers, the 1962 court case of Engel v. Vitale resulted in a ban on school prayer which has led to a gradual moral decline in America.1 Petitions and pleas to reinstate prayer for school children can be found all over the internet, as well as many other places. But amidst all the fury, there is a glaring and slightly amusing misconception...

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