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Religion Doesn’t Help Make Our Society Less Violent, Says Professor

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Liberty Counsel Deserves Its “Hate Group” Status

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Secular Faith and Dogma

This should come as no surprise, as we have plenty of good reasons for doing so. And yet, it is important to realize that faith and dogma are not exclusive to religion or to religious believers. There are secular versions of faith and dogma that have the potential to be every bit as destructive as their religious counterparts. After Football Coach Leads Team in Prayer, School Employee Laments Proselytizing in District. “Predatory” Illegal Christian Recruiting Program Uncovered at Many Virginia Public Schools. It’s Hard to Teach Kids About Religion When Their Parents Can’t Handle Different Beliefs.

The Old Testament’s made-up camels are a problem for Zionism. There are 21 references to camels in the first books of the Bible, and now we know they are all made up.

The Old Testament’s made-up camels are a problem for Zionism

Some of them are quite startlingly verisimilitudinous, such as the story of Abraham’s servant finding a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24: “Then the servant left, taking with him 10 of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor. He made the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was towards evening, the time the women go out to draw water.” Winfield (Alabama) City Council Declares God “Owner” of the City. Right-wing Christians’ hostility to science destroys lives. When a pilot program in Colorado offered teens state-of-the-art long acting contraceptives—IUD’s and implants—teen births plummeted by 40%, along with a drop in abortions.

Right-wing Christians’ hostility to science destroys lives

The program saved the state 42.5 million dollars in a single year, over five times what it cost. But rather than extending or expanding the program, some Colorado Republicans are trying to kill it—even if this stacks the odds against Colorado families. Why? A Busy Week for Religious Freedom Bills in the States. American Christian Homeschoolers Sell Daughter to Perspective Husband for $25,000; Gave Discount Because She was Sexually Abused. At 20 years old, a young woman was slated to be sold into marriage to man twice her age.

American Christian Homeschoolers Sell Daughter to Perspective Husband for $25,000; Gave Discount Because She was Sexually Abused

For $25,000, in installments no less, her perspective groom was able to buy her. It would’ve been more, except that she had been sexually abused as a young child. As a result, her future husband got a “discount” as it were. It sounds like something out of Saudi Arabia or some parts of Africa, doesn’t it? Why We Must Offend Religion More. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com “Yes, it is freedom of speech, but,” said Inna Shevchenko, the 24-year-old leader of the topless, fiercely atheist activist group Femen in France.

Why We Must Offend Religion More

On Feb. 14 she was addressing the conference on art, blasphemy and freedom of expression held at the Krudttønden, a café and cultural center in Copenhagen. Where the Bible Really Stands on Slavery. Should a person be able to own another person?

Where the Bible Really Stands on Slavery

Today Christians uniformly say no, and many would like to believe that has always been the case. Workplace Worship?: New Seminary Course Could Be Master Class In Religious Discrimination. The Supreme Court in June handed down its verdict in Hobby Lobby v.

Workplace Worship?: New Seminary Course Could Be Master Class In Religious Discrimination

Burwell, and, just as we feared, that ruling’s reverberations continue to be felt as the Religious Right adopts the cause of corporate religion. Why the Term 'Biblical Marriage' Is Misleading. October 28, 2014 | Like this article?

Why the Term 'Biblical Marriage' Is Misleading

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(U.S. orders only) How Patriarchal, Christian Backlash Politics Have Only Become More Vicious. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/spirit of america October 28, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The Arrogance of Evangelism. It makes sense to me why an evangelical Christian would evangelize to close friends or family members who did not share his or her beliefs.

This could be seen as a way of trying to bring the friends or family members closer, strengthening their relationship through this aspect of a shared worldview. This is not terribly difficult for me to wrap my head around. At the same time, the evangelical Christian who seeks to persuade stranger to adopt his or her beliefs strikes me as quite arrogant. Most evangelical Christians I've known seem to start with the assumption that nobody can be truly happy without believing in their particular god. It does not seem to matter whether the targets of their evangelism are Christians who believe in the "wrong kind of Christianity," former Christians who knowingly rejected their beliefs previously, or persons raised in an entirely different religious tradition.

– Top Ten Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Religious Freedom. Today is Independence Day, a day in which we reflect on the bravery of Will Smith and Randy Quaid, engage in sodium nitrate vertical distribution, and blow off major appendages. The Woman's Bible Index. Sacred Texts Women Bible The Woman's Bible, written by famous 19th Century feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton and a "Revising Committee", is one of the first attempts by women to evaluate the Judeo-Christian legacy and its impact on women through history.

Stanton concluded that 'the Bible in its teachings degrades Women from Genesis to Revelation'. Evil Bible Home Page. Misunderstanding Jesus’s Execution. The Historical Evidence For Jesus. Is there good, extra-biblical evidence for the Jesus described in the New Testament? A List of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments) Christmas and Jesus? Debunking, Paganism, & Conflicts Continue. Photo-Nativity Catholic Church Was Jesus born on Christmas? Not according to the Bible. How I Left the Quiverfull Movement and Other Stories About the Loss of Faith. David Barton: ‘I Don’t Need Religion or a Bible’ to Oppose Marriage Equality… Just Phony Stats! A Short Film About Giving Up Faith and Gaining Even More.

“The Myth of Persecution”: Early Christians weren’t persecuted. Jesus as a reincarnation of Mithra. Did Jewish Slaves Build the Pyramids? 20 Vile Quotes Against Women By Religious Leaders From St. Augustine to Pat Robertson. October 13, 2014 | Flood Stories from Around the World. Evangelicals admit the Sodom story has nothing to do with homosexuality. All About Horus: An Egyptian Copy of Christ? Response to Zeitgeist movie. Before the Ten Commandments: The 42 Commandments of the Goddess Ma’at.

Code of Hammurabi. Free Thinkers of the World. Addicting Info – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter (But Really Should) Celebrating Easter? Which Contradicting Biblical Account of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Are You Going to Pick? Why Do I have to pay a Televangelist to Pray for Me? A New Look at an Old Christian Myth. Seeking hard evidence for the similarity of the Horus and Jesus myths. Jimmy Carter: Religion is the Cause of Horrific Abuse of Girls and Women All Over the World. No Longer Quivering — 'Gospel of Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Is Ancient, Not Fake, Scientists And Scholars Say.

10 Things Traditional Christians Got Terribly Wrong. Former fundamentalist 'debunks' Bible. An Incredible Interactive Chart of Biblical Contradictions. Pagan Roots? 5 Surprising Facts About Christmas. Asherah and the God of the Early Israelites. Beyond ALL Religion. Addicting Info – 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter (But Really Should) Bishop Spong: Hell isn’t Real, Grow Up Instead of Being Born Again. Jesus Didn’t Walk on Water. Meet Osiris, The Other Resurrected Savior. Women And Religion: Sexism In The Christian Tradition, By Barbara G. Walker, Freethought Today Jan/Feb 1998. Americans United. Rightfromwrongjpg. Maat. Isis Goddess.

Knowinggod. Valuefromreligion. Pocket : A New Look at an Old Christian Myth. Osiris & Christianity - The Christian Adoption of Egyptian Iconography, Symbolism, and Myth. Religious Beliefs, Emotional Problems Linked In Provocative New Study. What the Bible Says Versus What Republicans Wish it Said. Debunking Christianity: According to Restaurant Workers, After Church Christians are the Worst to Serve.

New Study Finds That Divorce Rates Are Higher in Counties with a Greater Concentration of Conservative Christians. New Study Finds That Divorce Rates Are Higher in Counties with a Greater Concentration of Conservative Christians. Why Do the South (and Megachurch Land) Embrace the GOP? Marriage: A Government Label, Not A Religious Institution. Shape-Shifting Jesus Described in Ancient Egyptian Text. The Catholic Irish Babies Scandal: It Gets Much Worse. Patriarchy and Religion: Built to Oppress Women. Religious OCD: 'I'm going to hell' - CNN.com. New Poll Shows the Effect of Religious Ignorance on Scientific Issues. Prayer in School: It Is About More Than Separation of Church and State. Prayer in School: It Is About More Than Separation of Church and State. Religion: A Message To Girls About Religious Men Who Fear You. RELIGION: Based on a Bedrock of Lies.

Religious Trauma Syndrome: How Some Organized Religion Leads to Mental Health Problems. The Bible – The False Premise of American Theocracy. The Bible – The False Premise of American Theocracy. The Bible – The False Premise of American Theocracy. When God Is Not Enough: Religious States Have Highest Rates of Anti-Depressant Use. Why Don't Christians Who Take the Bible Literally Also Think the Earth Is Flat? What the Bible Says Versus What Republicans Wish it Said. Davidcross. Abstinenceonlystates. Kingjamesbible. Catholicbirthcontrol. – 35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate. – Top Ten Thomas Jefferson Quotes On Religious Freedom. Mithaism. Lies In The Name Of God. Home - Freedom From Religion Foundation.

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