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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 Can a Made-Up Bible Still Be God’s Word?

A few months ago, Patton Dodd highly recommended two books for Christians who are experiencing acute and painful doubt. Though I’m an atheist who experiences no such painful doubts, I do experience painless curiosity about books meant t…

Find below our modern English “translation” of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, passed on January 16, 1786. The statute led to the formation of the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution, whi…

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Many people tell me they wouldn’t mind if I were an agnostic, but that I shouldn’t be so arrogant as to be an atheist.
I used to call myself an agnostic because I could not logically prove whether a god exists, so I took the agnostic positi…

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The recent PBS documentary, Thinking Money: The psychology behind our best and worst financial decisions, never mentions religion, but I couldn’t help but relate the worst money decisions it describes to belief in God. (My favorite connectio…

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I recently I gave suggestions on what religious people shouldnot say to the atheist in the family. Here are conversations and suggestions that might improve family relations, especially at holiday gatherings.
1. Listen to the atheist.
Yo…

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I recently gave tips on how atheists can peaceably interact with religious family members at Thanksgiving. Now, here are tips for religious family members on what not to say to an atheist during holidays or any other family gatherin…

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Groucho Marx famously said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” I’m thinking about joining a club that I thought would never accept me as a member. A Ku Klux Klan chapter is …

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WASHINGTON, DC –The Secular Coalition for America is pleased to announce that Kelly Damerow has been tapped to serve as the Interim Executive Director of the Secular Coalition effective immediately. Damerow previously served at the Coalition’s D…

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Should atheists come out to their religious family at the Thanksgiving dinner?
October was a good trick-or-treat month to wear masks and pretend to be someone else. The organization Openly Secular is encouraging atheists in November to remove their mas…

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I’m conflicted about privileging religion in prison, because government should not privilege religion inside or outside of prison. However, I think most prisoners should receive more privileges than they now have, and a substantial number shouldn&…

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