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The study also identifies some variables related to religiosity, noting that those without an education are the most religious, and noting the stronger variable—income.
The poll provided equally precise counts of atheists in other Arab countries: 325 in Morocco, 320 in Tunisia, 242 in Iraq, 178 in Saudi Arabia, 170 in Jordan, 70 in Sudan, 56 in Syria, 34 in Libya, and 32 in Yemen.
America is not a Christian nation. We’re a secular nation that suffers a small but vocal minority of theocrats.
The study, titled “Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth,” compares religious beliefs and belief in God with scientific innovation as measured by issuance of patents.
How one reverend’s big business-backed crusade altered the political landscape.
Rachel Campos-Duffy says we have an assimilation problem, and laments the times of old when her father immigrated to America and public schools and civic groups openly proselytized and inculcated people.
Leviticus 19:28: “You shall not make any gashes in your flesh for the dead, or tattoo any marks upon you. I am the LORD” (New Revised Standard Version).
People are able to enhance their self-esteem by participating in an activity that the conventional wisdom endorses, whether or not it provides any actual benefit for the participant’s “soul” or for anyone else.
Today, spreading “liberty and democracy,” even if it needs to be done through war and violence, is what neoconservatives push for the hardest. What gives?
Thanks to Attorney General Scott Pruitt, there is a lot of confusion in Oklahoma about distributing bibles in public schools. There needn’t be. It’s illegal.
Perhaps nothing is as fundamental as the rule of law: liberal democracy simply cannot exist unless everyone, from the lowest citizen to the highest official, is equally subject to the same laws.
The first CoR that reported success was Omaha CoR, whose coordinator, Tom Gray, petitioned Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and the mayors of Omaha and Bellevue to proclaim May 7, 2015, the National Day or Reason.
Almost invariably, voters are told, directly or indirectly, that God is somehow in favor of some law or policy.
A mid-19th-century Persian poetess clashes against Old World gender expectations, religious orthodoxy and politics in this exquisite tale, based on the actual life of poet and theologian Tahirih Qurratu’l-Ayn.
Americans United has a clergy network of over 2,500 committed faith leaders who are champions of church-state separation and support AU’s mission – often doing so in communities that are hostile to their very message.
Franklin Graham is outraged by the news that the character Iceman will come out as gay in a new issue of “X-men” issue.
The same-sex marriage bans of four states will be considered next week by the Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges. Proponents of these marriage bans framed their arguments in religious terms.
Death is a part of life. The first Adam brought sin and death into the world, and now it is a guarantee that everyone will die.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative, classified as an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been fighting to get the ads up since last year.
Here’s Discovery Institute Fellow Paul Nelson using a novel (but stupid) argument for Intelligent Design, aka God’s Handiwork.