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  • n  the quality of not being devout

  • Furthermore, "the charge that Yale is encouraging irreligion or atheism is without foundation.
  • Some criticize his failure to think and act in terms of the church or to generate ideas that would help to counteract modern irreligion and immorality.
  • Remembered now mainly for a tag about one born a minute which has been tied to his name, he was once notorious for his irreligion, notable for his oratory, famed for his .
News & Articles

  • Harvard University's humanist chaplain founds a church for the churchless
    Greg Epstein, the Harvard humanist chaplain who has made his name arguing that millions of people are "good without God,'' is starting a network of groups that give atheists the fellowship and ceremony of religion without requiring any belief in the transcendent. Call it organized irreligion. Instead of hymns and collection plates, there are environmentally friendly service projects; instead of ...
    Aug. 12, 2013 - Boston.com
Quotes

  • Cardinal George Pell in Advertiser Adelaide
    In fact the Pope's long speech was more about the weaknesses of the Western world, its irreligion and disdain for religion and he explicitly rejected linking religion and violence,Dr Pell said.
  • John Paul Stevens in BP News
    The majority's opinion in the case "makes a mockery of the constitutional ideal that government must remain neutral between religion and irreligion," Stevens wrote.
  • Antonin Scalia in USA Today
    Writing in dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia denounced the "demonstrably false principle that the government cannot favor religion over irreligion. Our national tradition has resolved that conflict in favor of the majority."

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