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Fifty-two years ago – can it be? – I published “The Infidel: Freethought and American Religion,” and have been tracking “the infidel” ever since. Whether he or she was dubbed “free-thinker,” “agnostic,” “atheist,” “secularist” or many things more, “the infidel” thrived on the reaction of the “religious” majority. By publishing date in 1961, “the infidel” […] Read More

You would think during a distressful economic crisis such as the one we are facing now, people would be flocking to places of worship seeking divine guidance and intervention. Amazingly, that is not the case. According to a recent Newsweek poll, church attendance and religious affiliation is actually declining.   In fact, the poll reveals […] Read More

On March 9, a wake-up call was issued to the church in America. That’s the day the new American Religious Identification Study was released. It revealed that the number of Americans who identified themselves as Christians had dropped 10 percent (from 86 percent to 76 percent) in almost 20 years (1990-2008).   The concern should […] Read More