In his new book, God Is Alive and Well, Frank Newport (editor in chief of the Gallup Poll) posits that the number of nonbelievers
, which has been climbing steadily over the years, may be leveling off.
These actions only serve to alienate believers and nonbelievers
from the Catholic church.
Responded Silverman, "Discrimination against nonbelievers
is the last civil rights struggle in which blatant discrimination is viewed as acceptable behavior.
. Turns out Jews and Mormons (who reported an average warmth rating for humanist types of 64 and 61, respectively) like us better than we like ourselves (we only gave us a 59).
Robertson has described Islam as "a religion of the slavers," Hindus as "devil worshipers" and Methodists, Presbyterians and Episcopalians as reflecting "the spirit of the Antichrist." In recent years, he's made vicious attacks on Wiccans, liberals, Mormons, gays, feminists and nonbelievers
Pointing out that the United States has no official religion and counts nonbelievers
, atheists, and agnostics among its population, the council said Bush should avoid "turning this conflict into a holy war between the Islamic jihad and the Western world."
Even after reading Harris, Dennett, Dawkins, and Hitchens, secularists have difficulty discussing what it is we believe in, if it's not God." Aronson, who is Distinguished Professor of the History of Ideas at Wayne State University, goes on to differentiate between what he calls the "principled tentativeness" of nonbelievers
and the firm beliefs, morality, deep sense of belonging, and the "confidence in dealing with life's mysteries and uncertainties," of their religious counterparts.
Far from axiomatic, his assertion that nonbelievers
cannot possibly be moral actors is an affront to millions of Americans.
In general, religious believers were more likely than nonbelievers
to support the war.
"All the statues in the country should be destroyed because these statues have been used as idols and deities by the nonbelievers
before" the Taliban's official decree said.
flags, protesting the increasing infringement of religion in government affairs, and calling themselves one of the last group in the United States facing unrestrained bigotry, about 2,000 atheists, humanists, and other nonbelievers
participated November 2 in the first "Godless Americans March on Washington." The FBI reported in 2001 that of the 1,828 religiously motivated hate crimes committed that year, five were motivated by "anti-atheism/agnosticism/etc."
Rushdoony, who preaches a hyper-Calvinist theology, says true Christians should exclude nonbelievers
. "In the name of toleration," he grouses, "the believer is asked to associate on a common level of total acceptance with the atheist, the pervert, the criminal, and the adherents of other religions as though no differences exist."