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From TheJournal.ie These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist Atheism

These are the best and worst countries in the world to be an atheist

The International Humanist and Ethical Union launched its annual Freedom of Thought report this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God' Read Me

Retirement: 'For the first time in nearly forty years I could openly admit that I didn't believe in God'

Being an atheist principal and managing a Catholic school was a difficult balance to maintain, writes Peter Gunning.

From TheJournal.ie 'If there was a creator of the universe, it wouldn't need its feelings protected by Dermot Ahern' Opinion

'If there was a creator of the universe, it wouldn't need its feelings protected by Dermot Ahern'

Until the X Case happened, most people believed that the State would never seek an injunction to prevent a raped teenager from leaving the country, writes Michael Nugent.

From TheJournal.ie An Atheist Christmas: 'You can do Christmas even if you don't do god' Read Me

An Atheist Christmas: 'You can do Christmas even if you don't do god'

Christmas was originally a mid-winter solstice festival, writes atheist Ray Leonard.

From TheJournal.ie LISTEN: BBC presenter 'made a mistake' by revealing he's an atheist on air Stephen From Dungannon

LISTEN: BBC presenter 'made a mistake' by revealing he's an atheist on air

One caller was none too pleased.

From TheJournal.ie It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution No Offence

It's official: We'll have a referendum to remove blasphemy from the Constitution

The last known conviction for blasphemy was in 1855.

From TheJournal.ie What is it like to be an atheist in Ireland? Minority Report

What is it like to be an atheist in Ireland?

Is it different from any other faith? We found out.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Religion should be taken out of schools. Leave it at home. Opinion

Column: Religion should be taken out of schools. Leave it at home.

Most schools in Ireland are far from inclusive to non-Catholics, writes Jane Donnelly – and this needs to change.

From TheJournal.ie Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO Religion

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO

3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state Opinion

Column: Ireland needs to become a fully secular state

Everyone is free to practice their religion – but that shouldn’t have anything to do with how we run the country, argue Nathan Wheeler and Sean Cassidy.

From TheJournal.ie Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious Well Holy God

Big drop in number of Irish people who describe themselves as religious

Less than half of the Irish population say that they are religious.

From TheJournal.ie New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists' Atheism

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'

The Church unveils a plan to open dialogue with non-believers – but there’s no room for the likes of Richard Dawkins.

From TheJournal.ie Atheists kick off ‘Honest to Godless’ census campaign Census 2011

Atheists kick off ‘Honest to Godless’ census campaign

The secular lobby group asks people not to tick the ‘Catholic’ box on the census if they don’t subscribe to that faith.

From TheJournal.ie Atheists know more about religion than faithful Religion

Atheists know more about religion than faithful

A US survey says that non-believers, on average, know more about the beliefs of different religions than their members.