Science And Religion Battle For A Man's Beliefs In I Origins Trailer

Given the ever-expanding battle between those who trust science and those who believe in a supreme deity, I expect Mike Cahill's follow-up to Another Earth to raise quite a stir. In I Origins, a scientist experiences a phenomenon he can't explain with science — a crisis of faithlessness, if you will. » 4/10/14 10:53am 4/10/14 10:53am

A Zen Priest explains how spirituality will evolve in the future

Love it or hate it, the world's religions are in no danger of disappearing any time soon. But that doesn't mean religious and spiritual sensibilities aren't going to evolve. To learn more about religion's future, we talked to Michael LaTorra. By day, he's a mild-mannered Assistant Professor of English at New Mexico… » 2/17/14 11:04am 2/17/14 11:04am

Packages sealed with "Atheist" tape go missing 10x more often than…

Does the United States Postal Service discriminate against atheists? A recent experiment suggests it does. ATHEIST SHOES is a German based-company that, as its name suggests, makes comfy kicks "for people who don't believe in god(s)." The company regularly ships shoes, like the ones pictured above, to America. When it… » 3/27/13 9:20am 3/27/13 9:20am

How this millionaire activist is making atheism the next civil rights…

Nearly one in five Americans now identify themselves as being religiously unaffiliated — a figure that’s been on the rise for the past two decades. But as atheists and non-religious folk increasingly step out of the closet, many still feel marginalized — and even a bit threatened — by a larger religious society wary… » 3/26/13 9:40am 3/26/13 9:40am

Anti-creationist activist Zack Kopplin wins award for being…

Last month we told you about Zack Kopplin, the 19-year old activist who's making life hell for Louisiana's creationists. Kopplin, in addition to his campaign to get the 2008 Louisiana Science Education Act repealed, is seeking to reform the U.S. school voucher system, which currently funds schools that teach… » 2/15/13 9:40am 2/15/13 9:40am

Why Smug Atheists Should Read More Science Fiction

You can't be on Twitter these days without being bombarded with atheistic smugness. You know what I mean. People who can't just profess that they don't believe in God — they have to taunt religious people for believing in "fairy tales." Or the Tooth Fairy. Most of the time, these are geeks who have immense respect for… » 11/27/12 1:55pm 11/27/12 1:55pm

So you're ready to come out as an atheist? Here's how to do it


Patrick Mitchell of Coffee Shop Atheist has put together a comprehensive and practical guide for atheists looking to come out of the closet. Mitchell is aware that atheists risk censure, anger, and outright excommunication from family, friends, and their communities, for their belief in the non-existence of God. So… » 9/14/12 12:30pm 9/14/12 12:30pm

Religion can improve your self-control — even if you don't believe in…

Think your beliefs preclude you from being influenced by religious thoughts? Think again. Psychologists at Queen's University have demonstrated that test subjects who are primed to think subconsciously about religion — including agnostics and atheists — actually perform better at tasks requiring self-control than… » 5/17/12 11:28am 5/17/12 11:28am

Analytical thinking really does reduce your belief in God

Does God exist or not? That question may never be answered to everyone's satisfaction — but the question of why people become religious might be. Scientists found a way to meddle with the level of analytical thought people used, and in turn were able to influence the strength of people's religious beliefs. » 4/26/12 3:20pm 4/26/12 3:20pm