Atheism

Organized Religion Is Being Replaced By Disorganized Religion

Americans traveling in Europe are sometimes surprised at the empty pews in its grand cathedrals. Religion slipped to the periphery of public life in Europe after World War II. Europeans are commonly regarded as living in a ‘post-Christian’ age, contrasted with the relative religious enthusiasm of …

Religion

The billboards will be up for the next month.

Set to coincide with the nomination of <b>Neil Gorsuch</b> to the Supreme Court, the Freedom From Religion Foundation along with their Metro Denver Chapter …

Religion

Answers to Christain arguments - ReligousDoubts

Here are answers and responses to questions and comments made by Christians and Catholics. These answers are to real Christians questions though the …

Christianity

Richard Dawkins: England becoming a 'nasty little backwater' after Brexit vote

Influential academic and writer Richard Dawkins drew fierce criticism earlier this week with a remark on Twitter regarding the current state of England, as Theresa May prepared to trigger Article 50 and set into process the UK's withdrawal from the EU.<p>The outspoken scientist, a vocal critic of …

Richard Dawkins

Bill Nye is going to march on Washington

The Science Guy joins the March for Science<p>Bill Nye, star of the megahit "Science Guy" television show of the 90s, announced his public support of the March for Science in a blog post on Thursday. The April 22 march is billed as a call for the world to support and safeguard science in light of …

Science

Aliens CREATED GOD… and now they want him back - shock claim of how religion began

GETTYA new theory claims that aliens began religion on Earth.<p>A new conspiracy theory says, before religious texts like the Bible were written, alien …

UFOs

Religion Is Not A Commodity To Be Controlled Or Sold – Part I

<b>Country needs to treat history for what it is and allow religion to be studied or practiced as a means to define freedom of faith.</b><p>When religion …

Religion

Dave Rubin's Political Awakening

In an era of daily internet outrage, Dave Rubin stands out for his willingness to engage a wide spectrum of political opinions with a civil tone. His …

Christ and Creation (RJS)

I have the opportunity this week to be at the BioLogos conference <i>Christ and Creation</i> in Houston. I’ve escaped the chilly north, but more importantly …

Christianity

What happens when one day you realise you've stopped believing in God?

It's a cliche, really. The beginning of the end for my Christian faith was getting an unbelieving girlfriend in my late teens. But it's not exactly …

Christianity

Richard Dawkins: We need a new party - the European Party

Getty<p><b>Show</b> Hide image<p>It is just conceivable that Brexit will eventually turn out to be a good thing. I gravely doubt it, but I’m not qualified to …

Richard Dawkins

New Study Reveals Link Between Atheists, Religious Devotion, and Death Anxiety

Socrates warned against fearing death. He thought it irrational—the fear of death causes you to believe you’re wiser than you actually are. “No body …

Psychology

Herb Silverman's newest essay collection suggests how we can be "good without God"

I'm agnostic. I'm one of those wishy-washy irreligious folks who doesn't quite want to claim the title of "atheist." Sitting down with College of …

Charleston

Religion and national belonging: Do you have to be Christian to be “one of us?”

<i>Is religion seen as core to national identity? Here Pew Research Center’s Bruce Stokes discusses the findings from Pew’s recent survey on public</i> …

Religion

Why Public Schools Will Always Include Religious Indoctrination

Religious indoctrination is an important function of American public education. The main reason most Americans don’t know this is that the religion …

Religion

Richard Dawkins has given his verdict on Brexit and it's devastating

Prominent atheist and scientist Richard Dawkins has said England is becoming a “nasty little backwater,” as the government prepares begin the process …

Richard Dawkins

Natalie Morales Calls Christopher Hitchens an ‘A–hole’ for Saying Women Aren’t Funny

Natalie Morales didn’t mince words about Christopher Hitchens’ infamous assertion that women can’t be funny.<p>The “Access Hollywood” and “Today” host …

Christopher Hitchens

The mystery of Wallace Stevens’ ‘deathbed conversion’ to Catholicism

Did the poet Wallace Stevens convert to Catholicism on his deathbed? The intruguing question is raised by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts in …

Catholicism

Which state Googles "porn" the most? The answer might surprise you.

Google Trends has become a productive source of data for social scientists, particularly those interested in when and where people search for the …

Psychology

Fear of Death Is Lowest Among Atheists as Well as the Very Religious, Study Finds

A worldwide study has found little link between higher levels of religious belief and lower anxiety about death.

Longevity

Faith or Presumption?

Faith or Presumption?<p>by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 2 Corinthians 1:9–10<p>The old motto of soldiers during the Revolutionary War applies to many …

Faith

About Us

Who or what is “GOD”? Is it a force, an indescribable entity, or an alien race that manipulated our evolution? Or is it described accurately by any …

Religion

Is Yoga a Religion? We Asked, You Answered

Interestingly enough, what convinced me to try yoga a couple of years later, were precisely the mind and soul aspects of the practice. I read some …

Yoga

So, You’re Starting to Doubt Your Faith

From age 22 to 23, I lived in England. I was there for graduate school, but really I was there for something else: to wrestle with that question all …

Faith

7 Great Quotes On Negative Social Effects of Religion

I love the first clip.

Here’s a sixth compilation of <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b>‘s best arguments and comebacks. Because you can never get enough. I especially love the first …

What Happens to Your Brain When You Stop Believing in God - Tonic

My belief in God didn't spontaneously combust—it faded. I lost my virginity at 16. I stopped going to church. I snuck out past curfew. As punishment, my mom made me memorize Bible verses, and I recited them like recipes.<p>I wasn't the only kid who stopped believing. A record number of young Americans …

The Brain

The Atheists Struggling to Find Therapists in the Bible Belt

The rise of faith-based counseling in America’s most Christian regions has brought the clash over religious liberties to the therapist’s couch.<p>In the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election, life in the town of Easley, South Carolina, was tense for Leigh Drexler. Pick-up trucks with airborne …

Religion

Theocracy should scare us more than terror | Coffee House

In yesterday’s <i>Guardian</i>, David Shariatmadari confronts the claim that Islam is an especially violent religion. The claim, he says, is undermined by the fact that jihadi terrorism is a very recent phenomenon. Yes, there is also the violence of empire-building in its history, but you could say this of …

A Paranormal Investigator Describes Her Journey from Believing in Ghosts to Accepting Science

"I would love to tell you that nine times out of 10, science wins, saves the day, it's all explained.That's not true. The truth is, 10 times out of …

UFOs