The Pew Center for Religion and Public Life just came out with the results of a survey that glances across some trends relating to the collision of Americans’ religious attitudes and 2016 presidential politics. Among the results of the survey is the finding that: –
The sort of religious liberty these Republicans support is akin to the philosophy of aesthetic choice offered by Henry Ford, who told customers that they could buy a Model T in any color, “as long as it’s black”.
Muslims, I welcome you to come live in my neighborhood. Right wing conspiracy theorists are welcome too, just so long as they agree to respect everyone else’s rights. We’ll judge you by your deeds, not by your creeds.
This week, a study of children’s behavior published in the journal Current Biology concludes that children who are raised by religious families are less compassionate than children who are raised in non-religious households. Specifically, children from Christian families were less likely to share with others
Perhaps there are aspects of being “atheist” besides not believing in God that many New Yorkers don’t want to associate themselves with.
From what I’ve seen of this special journal issue on the anthropology of atheists, I’m not seeing the ground for building any single agenda for ethnographically studying atheist cultures.
In Egypt, 22 year-old Sherif Gaber has been convicted for creating a page on Facebook discussing atheism. The student was arrested after his home was surrounded by four military vehicles, and has been sentenced to one year in prison. While awaiting trial, Gaber was subjected
At high school orientation for my son this evening, I saw this professionally-produced poster hanging in a hallway, posing the question, “What is Religion?”. Apparently the answer is that religion is misunderstood by the poster maker, because the maker’s answer begins by describing religion as
It seems that, in Alabama, faith-based education has led to a strange alternative interpretation of history, and of interpretation of the law.
The next time you wonder why atheists aren’t willing to join in with Christian worship, and to accept Christian attempts to claim the federal government as an instrument of their religion, remember what Amanda Scott has faced as a result of her request for simple equality. The religion that these Alabama Christians are showing is not a religion of compassion.
I’m using the power of the Internet to shame these violent people who believe that people who don’t share their Christian religion deserve to be exiled, attacked, and killed. It’s time to call out these bigots who are threatening violence against Amanda Scott.