Archive for ‘religion’

January 30, 2018

Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

Why do white right-wing Christian evangelicals support Donald Trump? The answer is quite simple. Their agenda is his agenda. Trump and the Republican Party are working to take away women’s reproductive rights, and to extending special “conscience” protections to “Christians” who feel that their faith should somehow supersede the law. They view the poor, the disabled, and others as “useless eaters,” and are working to protect white privilege and the power of white right-wing Christians in all areas of American life.

Source: Why Do Evangelicals Worship Trump? The Answer Should Be Obvious

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January 6, 2018

Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

Twenty years ago Memphis mega-church teaching pastor Andy Savage sexually assaulted a high school senior who was 17 years old. According to Fox 13, the Highpoint Church leader admitted to the act on his social media platforms. At the time, Savage was in college and working as a staffer at a Texas Baptist church now known as StoneBridge. He said in his statement that he apologized immediately and asked for forgiveness from the victim. “I…

Source: Memphis mega-church pastor admits he molested a minor days before his ‘True Love Waits’ workshop

October 20, 2017

Computing the Probability of God

Wouldn’t it be great to find a simple equation that computes the likelihood of the God claim? One author claims to have just such an equation and (surprise!) has concluded that God is indeed likely.

Source: Computing the Probability of God

October 20, 2017

I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

I’ve spent the last few weeks wondering if I should own this story or if I’ve said too much, but I think it’s time we have a very open and honest discussion about domestic […]

Source: I Let My Husband Rape Me, and Here’s Why…

September 1, 2017

A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

How can we nudge religion in the direction of liberalism and inclusiveness? It begins with the ability to communicate so that your ideological opponents will listen to you.

Source: A New Book Offers Advice on How to Effectively Spread Science and Secularism

January 27, 2017

Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

Source: Faith rebounds: an atheist’s apology for Christianity | Aeon Essays

December 23, 2016

The Ashes: A Humanist Sermon – Daylight Atheism

Despite the failure of our hopes, the mission to do good must continue.

Source: The Ashes: A Humanist Sermon – Daylight Atheism

December 22, 2016

How Do You Distinguish Between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness? – Scientific American Blog Network

It’s not meant as insult to believers; the two states of mind can share many similar characteristics

Source: How Do You Distinguish Between Religious Fervor and Mental Illness? – Scientific American Blog Network

December 22, 2016

God Told Me To Hate You (Book Review) – The Gaytheist Manifesto

Muzzio’s story is one that may be familiar to anyone who’s been forced to hide who they are when it comes to their sexuality or their religious identity.

Source: God Told Me To Hate You (Book Review) – The Gaytheist Manifesto

December 18, 2016

Little Things Can Make An Atheist | The Huffington Post

Source: Little Things Can Make An Atheist | The Huffington Post