Sightings Articles



Give Me That Old-Time Atheism

Is there a new-er conversation about atheism brewing? And, if so, what might it offer religion?...

October 21, 2019


Varieties of Unbelief

Sighting “unbelief” is a never-ending task of historians of religion in the Western world. Unbelief, or at least how it’s discussed and debated among intellectuals, is episodic. I’ve been tracking debates over its many forms since the mid-1950s, and ...

March 11, 2019

atheists | music

Sing, Choirs of... Atheists?

Since Sightings sights theisms, it must also pay attention to alternatives to them in our pluralistic culture. These include non-, a-, anti-, counter-, para-, et cetera. One thing we’ve never written about is “sung” atheism. That changes today, becau...

June 4, 2018

nones | atheists | nonbelievers | American Religious Identification Survey | Pew Forum survey | universal spirit | God

Secularization in the U.S.: Overblown Or Underestimated?

Self-professed atheists are the tip of a vastly larger secular population of nonbelievers and nominal believers....

November 5, 2015