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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.

5 Books All Atheists and Other Outsiders Should Read

Each of the books below changed my worldview and my way of thinking to varying degrees. They are listed in the order I read them — and all but the last I read before the age of 20, when most of us are probably more open to learning about and cons…

The 1969 protest song “War” asks “What is it good for?” and answers “Absolutely nothing!” If I substituted “Prayer” for “War,” I would qualify my answer with “Almost nothing.”
Prayer can be good for its placebo effect when believers feel they are doing…

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I can empathize with religious groups whose mission is to convert everyone in the world, since I think the world would be better if everyone “saw the light” of secular humanism. But whether religious or secular, I believe the best form of p…

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The phrase “More Catholic than the Pope” usually refers to someone who is more religiously strict than the Catholic Church requires. Gordon Klingenschmitt, Republican nominee for Colorado House of Representatives District 15, is not Catholi…

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We’ve had a busy summer so far, but it’s not time to cool off yet! 

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It’s a hot, hazy and humid summer in D.C., but the Se…

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This piece reprinted with permission from the July/August 2014 Freethought Society newsletter. www.ftsociety.org.  The Freethought Society is a member organization of the Secular Coalition for America.
 
Margaret Downey:
The first time I…

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Unsurprisingly, Christianity is the largest religion in all 50 states. Surprisingly, Bahá’í is the second largest religion in my home state of South Carolina. This news inspired two local papers, the Charleston Post a…

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Unsurprisingly, Christianity is the largest religion in all 50 states. Surprisingly, Bahá’í is the second largest religion in my home state of South Carolina. This news inspired two local papers, the Charleston Post a…

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Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America today condemned the Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases. In a 5-4 decision, the Court said&nbs…

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Washington, DC – The Secular Coalition for America today condemned the Supreme Court’s decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Burwell cases. In a 5-4 decision, the Court said&nbs…

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