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Nadia Bulkin, 27, the daughter of a Muslim father and a Christian mother, spends “zero time” thinking about God. And she finds that among her friends many are just as spiritually disconnected.
If moderate atheists reject this interpretation of their faith, the responsibility rests on their shoulders to say so.
Our enduring deference to religion, despite its toxicity and phony explanations for the cosmos, lets it survive.
Jim Lyttle of Duluth is the coordinator of the Iron Range Coalition of Reason. It’s a recently formed resource for “freethinking people, uniting various nontheistic groups” across the Northland.
Kelly James Clark: “Many Christians have defensively retreated into unscientific, untenable biblical literalism. Conflict is an apt metaphor for the ongoing battle between Darwinian evolution and biblical literalism.”
Whites used religion to justify slavery because the Bible instructs that slaves should obey their masters.
It would be silly to refer to a four-year-old as a Marxist because his parents are Marxist, so why in the world should we credit to children a belief in the Resurrection or Muhammad riding to heaven on horseback?
Already a rape survivor at 12 years old at the hands of her sister’s first husband, and again at 13 by a family friend staying in her home. Still, her faith did not waver.
Former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers will team up with LGBT advocates in opposing legislation pending in the state now. Bowers is best known nationally as the man who defended sodomy laws in Bowers v. Hardwick.
Hindus are urging Pope Francis to discipline a Catholic priest from Northern Ireland after he suggested yoga was the work of the devil.
The Grand Imam of Egypt’s top Islamic institution has called for a radical reform of religious teaching to tackle the spread of Islamic extremism.
Science and religion converge in one important way. The more scientists investigate our origins, the more improbable our existence seems.
A Chinese statue of the Buddha dating back to around 1100 AD is more than just a statue — it’s the final resting place of a Buddhist master.
Academic departments are known for their fractiousness, so I have never ceased to be amazed at how well my colleagues, despite our varied interests and backgrounds, get along with one another.
The extreme hostility towards atheists in America can probably be traced to two related factors: America’s view of itself as a religious nation entrusted with a special mission from God and America’s fight against communism in the Cold War.
A House committee could vote as soon as Wednesday on a trio of bills that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to continue to operate under their religious beliefs without fear of losing state funding.
“This settlement protects the rights of freethinkers and non-theists,” said Alex J. Luchenitser, associate legal director of Americans United.
Skeptic magazine publisher Michael Shermer has gotten onto the same “science can determine moral values” bandwagon as other scientistically-minded writers such as Sam Harris.
I consider the definition of “success” as an anti-theist to be “turning at least one person away from the delusions of faith and towards the virtues of reason.”