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“Caught in the Pulpit” author Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency.
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock lately, you’ve heard of this week’s biggest religion story: “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” the Pew Research Center’s once-every-seven-years report.
The Dark Ages were dark partly because education was discouraged and science was suspect, leading to some astoundingly silly things being taken for fact.
The roots of war are permanently fixed in organized religion. Humans around the world are fleeing organized religions because they are not fact.
A leading religious figure has blasted the British Humanist Society for attempts to “indoctrinate” children in Tayside schools.
There is nothing that bothers me more today than people using bad stats and deception to argue that homeschooling is better than public or private schooling when in fact there is no data that actually says this.
For some conservative religious people, the culture wars are about more than just winning elections or improving schools.
Missouri’s House Bill 486 (PDF) died in committee in the Missouri House of Representatives on May 15, 2015, when the legislature adjourned.
Zineb El Rhazoui, 33, was called to a preliminary dismissal hearing to remind her of her ‘obligations’ towards the French weekly following ‘numerous incidents’.
There are Muslims who believe that Allah condoned, if he did not order, the murder of 136 Muslim infants and a score of others in a primary school in Peshawar in December 2014.
A recording of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which the Pentagon has not confirmed is genuine, calls for all Muslims to join the fight agains the “infidels.”
“Nowadays there are cafes for atheist, streets for atheists, political parties for atheists, TV channels for atheist… That’s strange,” [Yasser] Borhami said in a recorded statement.
Dawkins and his fellow New Atheists were on the warpath in recent days over the subject of believers.
Homaidan al-Turki’s entire defense strategy from the beginning was Islam. The member of a prominent Saudi family claimed that the prosecution was Islamophobic.
Pentecostals and charismatics are the world’s fastest-growing form of Christianity. Click here for lots of Pew Forum information on that.
Americans frequently cite freedom of religion as one of the nation’s most important freedoms. There are, however, significant variations in how much Americans are concerned about violations of church/state separation.
“In 1993 only 16 percent of atheists and agnostics were women,” the report explains. “By 2013 that figure had nearly tripled to 43 percent.”
What if God didn’t intend for it to be the unquestioned final authority we’ve turned it into? What if God isn’t a fan of the way we rip verses out of the Bible to prooftext everything?
Eagle Forum founder Phyllis Schlafly said that lawsuits against business owners who violate nondiscrimination measures by refusing service to gay and lesbian customers show that marriage equality advocates ultimately seek “to wipe out the Christian religion.”