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Fish out of Water: On Being an Atheist in a Religious Culture

Fish out of Water: On Being an Atheist in a Religious Culture

It’s not always easy to be an atheist in a predominantly religious culture, but most of the challenges are manageable and getting easier with time. Some of my fellow non-believers would kill me for saying that, but it’s silly to suggest that it’s as difficult to be openly nonreligious now as it was in 1954. Not to mention 1454.

What Do Americans Really Know About Islam?

What Do Americans Really Know About Islam?

Let’s face it; Americans know more about the sex lives of Tiger Woods and Jesse James than they do about Islam. If Arabs do not make up the majority of Muslims—who does? According to the Pew Research Center’s informative report, Mapping the Muslim World, “more than 60% of the global Muslim population is in Asia and about 20% in the Middle East and Northern Africa.”