Reading Time: 5 minutes Religious apologists treat the decline of Christianity as a natural phenomenon, like weather. They don’t want to admit that their own choices are the cause.
Reading Time: 5 minutes They like to blame their decline on media bias or a hostile culture that hates them for no reason at all. But sometimes, they let slip that they’re aware of the real reasons.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Although we can’t predict the future in detail, there are large-scale trends that make me hopeful. The blossoming of renewable energy is one of these. Let’s discuss another. Overpopulation is a common fear among those who predict catastrophe. They point to the exponential growth of humanity in the 20th century, from 1.6 billion people to […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes Nonreligious Americans, and especially atheists, remain far and away the strongest supporters of abortion rights.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the Western world, like a cornered, injured animal, religion is both weaker and more dangerous than ever.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Religion is declining throughout the Western world – here’s why we should be glad about it.
Reading Time: 3 minutes We’re here to tell the story of the nonreligious generations who will inherit the earth.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Demographic change is one of the most salient shifts in American politics. A country that was once overwhelmingly white is now becoming more diverse. According to 2020 Census data, 58% of Americans identify as white, down from roughly 80% in 1980. Growing Black, Latino, Asian, and biracial populations are becoming more prominent both politically and […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Some secular folks thrill to see the “nones” in North America rising. Maybe you grew up feeling isolated in your atheism. Maybe you’ve been tearing your hair out over policies based on religious edict over empirical data. Or maybe you moved from your family’s faith but never fit in anywhere else. Whatever your backstory, it’s […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes By James A. Haught The long-foreseen Secular Age is arriving at a gallop. Survey after survey finds snowballing increases of Americans who say their religion is “none.” The 2017 American Family Survey found that “nones” have climbed past one-third of U.S. adults — the highest ratio yet tallied. These churchless people have become the nation’s […]