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February 12, 2013 Strident strains of atheism often ignore the history of humanity's search for spiritual answers to the universe we live in. They shouldn't. One person who can help open the door to this vibrant landscape is the author Karen Armstrong.
As religious as this country may be, many Americans are not religious at all. The group of religiously unaffiliated — dubbed "nones" -- has been growing.
January 13, 2013 As religious as this country may be, many Americans are not religious at all. The group of religiously unaffiliated – dubbed "nones"-- has been growing. One-fifth of Americans say they're nones, as are one in three under 30. They're socially liberal and aren't looking for an organized religion.
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November 13, 2012 Many demographic groups remain underrepresented in high-level government positions, including atheists — at least those out of the theistic closet. Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders why atheists appear to be distrusted by the electorate.
Author and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Mar. 22.
March 26, 2012 Listen to a provocative conversation between evolutionary biologist and atheist Richard Dawkins and NPR commentator Barbara J. King, on the nature of science, reason and faith. In her blog post, King reflects on the conversation.
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November 22, 2011 No amount of explanation, be it a "Theory of Everything" or a religious theology, will reduce the power of experience.
Dexter at work
October 28, 2011 In the Showtime series Dexter, an atheist serial killer confronts other killers who believe themselves to be following God's plan. In the midst of much blood, the plot offers a meditation on science and religion.
April 15, 2011 Comedian Ricky Gervais, who authored a controversial essay last Christmas called 'Why I Am An Atheist' is back with a religious message sure to irritate many people. It's titled, 'Why I Am A Good Christian'.
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