Emma Green

Emma Green is the assistant managing editor of TheAtlantic.com, where she also writes about religion and culture.

Gratitude Without God

If giving thanks isn't inherently religious, where does it come from?

The Origins of Aggressive Atheism

Non-believers are often marginalized in the U.S., which has led to a lot of resentment among their ranks. But don't be deceived: For most Americans, lack of religion usually comes with a shrug, not a shout.

Living to See the End of Days in Latin America

In a new survey, half or more of respondents in 15 Latin American countries said they believe Christ will return to earth within their lifetimes. How does this compare with rates in America?

Are Democrats Losing the Jews?

In this year's midterms, Jews voted for Republican candidates more than they have in any election in the last decade.

The Religious Lives of Finnish Mind Readers

In a study about the sources of spiritual belief, researchers investigated the role of "affective and cognitive empathy," or the ability to figure out what other people are feeling and thinking.

The Cold Logic of Drunk People

At a bar in France, researchers made people answer questions about philosophy. The more intoxicated the subject, the more utilitarian he or she was likely to be.

Mormon Underwear, Revealed

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released an informational guide to "temple garments" on their website. Why have these clothes been such a source of fascination in American culture?