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To understand why “God does not exist” can be a legitimate scientific statement, it’s important to understand what the statement means in the context of science.
People want to live meaningful lives. They want to make a ‘difference’. They want for it all to ‘matter’. Some people think that this is only possible if God exists.
According to Einstein, there is no punishment for misdeeds or rewards for good behavior in any afterlife.
Cruz never hesitates to brandish his evangelical bona fides, and didn’t deviate from habit last night. He embarked on a lengthy discussion of his father’s conversion to Christianity.
Buddhist scriptures either do not promote or actively reject the existence of a creator god, the existence of “lesser” gods who are the source of morality, and that humans owe any duties to any gods.
Can progressive Muslims and atheists actually find ways to work together? Some of my atheist comrades may disagree with me, but I think so.
Religion is a pervasive and significant cultural phenomenon, so people who study culture and human nature have sought to explain the nature of religion.
Liberal and progressive believers have a variety of theological rationalizations for why they remain in a church that’s historically been an unrelenting enemy of people like them.
My upbringing caused me to confuse sex with love. And I never really recovered.
Note; the matter involved a man whose family often hosted a teenage girl from their congregation in their home for extended sleepovers, as she would visit the family’s own daughter.
For many Christians, Martin Luther is a household name. He was a monumental reformer–the father of the Protestant Reformation.
The United Arab Emirates has passed an ‘anti-hatred’ law which it has claimed will help tackle discrimination, but which outlaws ‘insulting’ religion.
If you live in a major metropolitan area in the U.S., chances are your city is predominantly Catholic, religiously unaffiliated or both.
These poll findings are often misused by the media and misunderstood by the public, Wuthnow writes in his new book, “Inventing American Religion: Polls, Surveys, and the Tenuous Quest for a Nation’s Faith.”
In a poll about American’s attitudes toward religious freedom, Republicans, and especially conservatives, are standout churchgoers.
A prominent atheist activist group is demanding that a Texas school district remove a number of Christian quotes from its walls, contending that they “unconstitutionally promote religion.”
The philosophic atheist is one who stands in opposition to theism, in that he or she denies a personal God.
All those killed were secular and critical of conservative religious political movements in the country.
The National Secular Society has joined other secularist organisations in calling for a full pardon and civil protection for nine people recently sentenced to death by a Sharia court in Nigeria.
Lively explained, it is because the United States has grown to accept “religious pluralism” that God is now punishing us with abortion rights and LGBT equality.