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“Reclaimers” may struggle with harmful ideas and emotions from the beliefs they once held or the behavior of fellow believers.
Opinions expressed by individual writers and talkers are a legitimate aspect of journalism. But these days newspapers, TV news and allegedly journalistic Web sites are all tempted to overdo such single-sourcing.
Women are joining the atheist community by the millions – and they are being joined by racial and ethnic minorities.
Democrats across the country have been critical of these statutes, arguing that they effectively give state residents license to discriminate against gays and lesbians.
Religious institutions have survived by controlling what their adherents know, argues Tufts Prof. Daniel C. Dennett, but today that is next to impossible.
Everyone wants Congress to stop fighting and get working, and that includes Pope Francis, a top adviser said Wednesday (April 29) in a preview of the pope’s upcoming U.S. trip.
Until recently, when I used the term “Isis cult” I had in mind the once-popular religion of Isis and Osiris, a faith originating in archaic Egypt, then spreading throughout the Roman Empire.
NOW activists around the country will continue to fight for the right of all women to access the health care they need, when they need it, without interference by politicians or religious extremists.
She went on to separate Muslims into three categories: jihadists, a moderate majority and reformers. Hirsi Ali said she had been a member of each group at some point in her life.
Ahmed’s presentation, “Shari’a 2.0: Islamic Systematics and the Science of Islamic Legal Reform” before a student-dominated audience of about fifteen, demonstrated simultaneously Sharia’s all-too human origins as well as its embedded dangers.
Local Freethinkers talk of dealing with their unpopular stance on religion, explain their own efforts to find ultimate meaning in life.
Atheists’ lives are ruined worrying about how much they hate God. Evangelicals have fucked up the country worrying that everyone else isn’t worried– enough about what “God” “wants.”
I have always been skeptical that science, as a purely descriptive field, would help us to navigate the moral universe. This feeling comes less from my training as a theologian than from earlier work in linguistics.
The question was part of the hosts’ conversation over a recent Wall Street Journal column by Professor Daniel C. Dennett stating that the Internet will cause the future of religion to be bleak.
The woman said she regards the waiting period as “a state sanctioned attempt to discourage abortion” and plans to challenge the law on religious grounds, reported the Friendly Atheist blog.
For the evangelical businessmen who belonged to the Gideons International, Inc., selling God was a second calling, if not their first.
First discovered outside Jerusalem in the late 1940s, this ancient collection of texts includes the oldest known biblical manuscripts, dating back some 2,000 years.
Painting climate science and proposed reforms as “articles of faith” allows Republicans to avoid criticism for their political inaction.
Bill Maher compared cops to the Catholic Church because of their consistent cover-ups and the belief that they’re “infallible.”