We are built to believe, say scientists
Do humans need spirituality? An intriguing study has found that 71% of atheists believe in the supernatural. Why is belief so pervasive, even as we abandon traditional religion?
How religion is winning the fight with atheism
Is atheism in danger? In Britain and America more people than ever are shunning the church. But as religion booms in other regions, some think that atheism does not have a bright future.
Scouts drop obligatory God vow to woo atheists
For the first time in its 106-year history, the Scout pledge has been tweaked to give newcomers the option of leaving out God. Is The Scout Association right to move with the times?
Science hero attacks top atheist campaigner
In a clash of scientific heavyweights, the discoverer of the so-called ‘God particle’ has taken on the author of ‘The God Delusion’. And what’s their battle about? God himself.
Atheism on the rise as millions reject religion
According to a new survey, record numbers of people are swapping religious belief for atheism. Could we be heading toward a godless world – and what might that society look like?
Philosopher’s book aims to end ‘God Wars’
In recent years, fierce debates have divided passionate atheists from firm believers. Now famous thinker Alain de Botton has provoked a storm of debate by suggesting a ‘middle way’.