The court also fined him 20,000 riyals – or, just short of £4,000
A new study has uncovered vast swathes of the ancient world did not believe in Gods, contrary to popular belief
A High Court finding to include atheism will have 'no impact', said government
There is a greater chance of meeting a Jedi Knight in the south of England
Atheist minister says he had been invited by the founder of the worldwide web Sir Tim to present but had been blocked by BBC senior management
It wasn't your average Advent Sunday service. It started with a rousing chorus of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' and ended with Abba's 'Waterloo'. In between there was a poem dedicated to Tony Wilson, a mini rave and a Danish clapping game. This was Sunday Assembly, a "godless church" which has one aim - to celebrate life. It has all the trappings of a traditional Sunday service – a sermon, songs, readings, community notices, a collection, tea and cakes – but none of the religion. Its only creed is live better, help often, wonder more.
Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin has said Pope Francis has “taken her aback” with his liberal interpretation of Christianity and has expressed fears he may be being influenced by the mainstream media.
That's the one thing all religions have in common
Des Moines Art Center, Iowa
A new translation of the Bible has topped the bestseller list in one of Europe’s least religious countries. The new version, replacing a 1978 edition, sold 160,000 copies in 2012, beating Fifty Shades of Grey.
The ‘infallible’ Pope’s proclamation that atheists will go to heaven has led to a rebuke from officials who declared they will go to hell. Jonathan Owen reports on the controversy
The Boy Scouts of America has thrown open its ranks to gay youngsters, but not adult leaders, in a compromise that some warned could fracture the organisation and lead to mass defections.
It's taken me a while to convince myself of the arguments for marriage, but as MPs vote today on historic proposals to legalise gay marriage, I'm more convinced than ever
Believe in God? If that's a yes, this probably isn't for you.
Writer Alain de Botton has created a set of 10 new virtues for atheists.
The US Scout movement is signalling its readiness to end a ban on gay members and leaders after a wave of protest.