So steeped in pagan lore are the dueling accounts of Matthew and Luke, so reflective of the politics of the early Church rather than of any possible history, and so wholly contradictory in their details, that when it comes to the Nativity, Christianity's foremost sources tell us quite literally nothing at all.
In a new study, more than 11% of survey respondents--equivalent to 24 million Americans--report no religious preference. That would make irreligion the nation's second-largest life stance, outnumbering members of any sect or denomination except Roman Catholics.
Flynn describes an (apparently now defunct) organization called the Society of Activist Freethinkers (SAF). Among other things, the SAF distributes anti-tracts under the wipers of cars in church parking lots?
As one who disdains marriage, yet enjoys a delightful, long-term committed relationship with a woman who has no more interest in tying the knot than I have, I'd like to open a new debate on the subject of humanism and matrimony.
The idea of wholly secular schools won't even stay on the table unless we learn to articulate it all, fearlessly and completely. Politically impractical as they may seem right now, we know that religion-free schools are the appropriate response to American diversity.