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is a 501(c)4 advocacy organization whose purpose is to amplify the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. Our member organizations are established 501(c)3 nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Their purpose in founding the coalition was to formalize a cooperative structure for visible, unified activism to improve the civic situation of citizens with a naturalistic worldview. Learn more about us at secular.org.

How to Debate Christians: Five Ways to Behave and Ten Questions to Answer

Few people will change their worldviews because of a debate. But some Christians might become less inclined to stereotype atheists if atheists debate differently.
As an atheist, I’ve had a number of debates with Christians on topics lik…

Few people will change their worldviews because of a debate. But some Christians might become less inclined to stereotype atheists if atheists debate differently.
As an atheist, I’ve had a number of debates with Christians on topics lik…

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What will an atheist find when he attends services at a conservative Christian church in South Carolina?
Editor’s note: Church Invitation is an occasional series at OnFaith where we ask people of various backgrounds to attend houses of worship an…

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On Friday Salon.com published an article critical of the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Report Cards, “Liberals are overlooking a major political ally: Yes, there’s a religious left!” In the piece, author, Elizabeth S…

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On Friday Salon.com published an article critical of the Secular Coalition for America’s Congressional Report Cards, “Liberals are overlooking a major political ally: Yes, there’s a religious left!” In the piece, author, Elizabeth S…

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Why do I prefer our United States Constitution to the Bible? Lots of reasons, but I’ll focus on one. The Constitution allows for do-overs. Its authors understood the document to be imperfect and made provisions for future generations to amend it.
Alas,…

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Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America today released its 2013 Congressional Report Cards for the U.S. House and Senate. A majority of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives earned failing grades, but a majori…

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Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America will organize secular and nontheistic protestors outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday morning, as the Court hears two cases: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialtie…

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I’m a “big-tent” atheist, which includes whatever non-theistic labels people prefer: agnostic, humanist, secular humanist, freethinker, secularist, and more. This list applies to the whole tent:
1. The prefix “a” can mean “anti” or “non.” While so…

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First, the nonsense: original sin.
Much of the Christian world believes that a talking snake convinced Adam and Eve to eat a piece of fruit forbidden by God, who then became so angry that he condemned all humankind to be born with what Christians call …

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