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They don’t fear death – expecting no after-life just makes each day more precious. And they keep in mind that it is science that explains that grandeur, not a mythic god.
The protesters – many of whom were carrying placards featuring slogans like ‘stop discrimination against atheists’ – were seen gathered outside the branch on Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday.
We didn’t ask them to predict, but rather to share their hopes for the direction spirituality might take and inspire us to imagine a world filled with wisdom, compassion, and justice and beauty.
At the heart of this story is a journalistic virus that seems to be affecting journalists around the world. You know the one, the “Everything Pope Francis touches is brand new” bug.
The prominent philosopher of science is an advocate for hard-nosed empiricism, and as a leading New Atheist he calls for naturalistic explanations of religion.
Through surveys, the huge industrialists found the preacher was considered the most trustworthy. They then enlisted religious activists with like minds, who would preach the message that Christianity meant “freedom under God,” industriousness and free enterprise.
Nuclear weapons “are incompatible with the values upheld by our respective faith traditions,” representatives of some 50 Christian, Buddhist, Muslim and Jewish organizations have said.
For your entertainment, dear reader, we are pleased to bring you another rant from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.
This year thus far has seen major political moves made over religion, ever since same-sex couples filed discrimination suits against Christian businesses that would not provide them services.
Conference speakers highlight statistics and trends showing that in the U.S. and around the world, faith is on the rise.
I think there were several reasons undergrad did not resonate well with my spirit. I did not understand that it is okay if I do not get along with some people, so I tried to force people to be my friends.
This idea that individualism is negative, and that anything that resembles individualism is therefore bad ideology is not new to me, nor is it an argument used exclusively against egalitarianism.
The potential presidential candidate in the November 2016 election gave the commencement speech to 34,000 people in the football stadium at Liberty University, a school founded by evangelical leader Jerry Falwell.
He seems positioned to appeal to the anti-LGBT, creationist segment of the Protestant evangelical right.
A coalition of pro-life organizations with offices in the nation’s capital claim a recent measure adding “reproductive health” to the city’s non-discrimination policy infringes on their religious freedom to employ only people who share their values.
The American Family Association’s One News Now claimed that “Christian colleges and universities would be forced to decide between compromising their biblical beliefs and surviving financially.”
Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, seeking documents about a lawsuit settled between the IRS and an atheist group, the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
America is a melting pot with many religions and belief systems, and prayer should be a private matter that the government and public officials stay out of.
Over the years, what has replaced Catholicism, however, is a devout belief in fitness and nutrition. My sister and her husband are vegan.
Susan Hemeryck has launched a GoFundMe page partly, she says, because she lost her home and her job in the aftermath, but also because she wants to wage a war on Satanists and atheists.