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The Chapel Hill Murders and ‘Militant’ Atheism
Sam Harris responds to the charge that “militant” atheism is responsible for the murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina. (w/ AUDIO)
When Humanism Is Attacked, Have Courage
Born of our protective drive for survival, fear can make even the best of us lash out at perceived enemies.
The Christian Right Is Quite Scary, But the GOP’s Economic Agenda Is America’s Big Nightmare
The holy rollers, naturally, seized the opportunity to present themselves as persecuted patriots defending America’s regular folk against godless liberal elites.
Why, whenever a Muslim is involved in violence, are we so sure the perpetrator’s religious belief was the cause?
To Be Fully Religious, One Must (Partially) Embrace Atheism
When someone tells me they‘re an atheist and that they don’t believe, I often surprise them by saying I agree with them, at least to an extent.
Westerners Join Iraqi Christian Militia to Fight Islamic State
Thousands of foreigners have flocked to Iraq and Syria in the past two years, mostly to join Islamic State, but a handful of idealistic Westerners are enlisting as well.
Therapists Who Say Homosexuality Can Be Cured Are Committing Consumer Fraud, N.J. Judge Says
The ruling said conversion therapists could not advertise their “success rate” of turning people into heterosexuals because “there is no factual basis for calculating these statistics.”
Can the Satanic Temple Save America?
America’s new Satanists are less about animal sacrifice and more into ‘Paradise Lost’—and they may be our best hope for saving religious freedoms.
Too Much Prayer in Politics: Republicans, the Religious Right and Evolution
Faith and government shouldn’t be as cozy as they are in this country. Politicians in general, and Republicans in particular, shouldn’t genuflect as slavishly as they do, not in public.
Answers in Genesis Explains an Ark Mystery
What’s really important is how they all climbed out of the Ark when the Flood was finished. Be prepared to be enlightened, dear reader. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us and most of the scripture references omitted.
Charlie Hebdo and Americans’ Opinions on Religious Violence
A PRRI survey found that Americans have a double standard when evaluating violence committed by self-identified Christians and Muslims.
Do You Know How Many Megachurches Are in Your State?
More than one in ten Protestant churchgoers attend megachurches, according to Scott Thumma, a sociologist at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research who’s been researching the trend since the 90s.
College Students Are Abandoning Religion In Record Numbers
America’s Class of 2018 cares less about religious identity than any other group of college freshman in the last 40 years, newly released research shows.
‘Polyamorous’ Woman Loses Fight with Catholic Church
The woman filed the lawsuit against Brisbane-based Centacare last October claiming she sexually discriminated against, as well as accusing the centre of breach of contract.
The Upside of Delusional Beliefs
In the context of schizophrenia, if you are about to endorse a delusional thought, then you are likely to have had anomalous experiences.
What Conservatives Want in Schools
In a recent long interview with Bill Kristol on The Weekly Standard, Secretary Bennett shares his memories of his conservative leadership in education.
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