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One-Third of Americans Under 30 Have No Religion

Join our email list: Cenk Goes Ballistic on Fundamentalist Religion. Sam Harris simply destroys catholicism. Bob Thurman: We can be Buddhas. Experiments in Faith. It’s very odd timing.

Experiments in Faith

In the final month of the shittiest calendar year in my memory, after the worst run of romantic luck in my life, after getting sick and losing my job due to it, after dropping my medication and the return of the mood swings, and smack-dab in the middle of my recent irreligious awakening…. …Amuma dies. Early morning on the 3rd. For those of you who haven’t heard my stories, my Amuma (grandmother in Euskadi) was my first best friend.

Now, you could have said that about her by any standard of a true friendship, but she excelled in the category by which I judge the term; she was the first person in the world to whom I could tell absolutely anything. Losing her has felt like losing a limb. Those reading may or may not know that I am a fairly proficient lucid dreamer. These are the thoughts that were on my mind when I talked to Amuma the night of the 6th. Can we bring the Greek Gods back, please? Deaf Heaven. Near my father’s house, where this one is currently located, there is a small Catholic prayer garden, a beautiful, hexagonal affair wreathed in trees and centered upon an alabaster Virgin Mary.

Deaf Heaven

The Holy Mother looks up towards the sky with that look (perfected through centuries of sculpture) of divine bliss and tranquility, her serenity still palpable though bits of her have begun to chip off. The branches from the nearby foliage bend low over her, shading her during the hot summer days. Indeed, the whole garden is quite overgrown at this point in summer (it’s attached to a church that serves as a school), with the approach through the brick archway at its entrance now requiring a deep stoop under cascading greenery. Entering this sanctuary almost gives one the sense of going through C.S. Lewis’ wardrobe, and as such the air hums with an almost permanent sense of peace. ”Please help!”

Can't we talk about this? : atheism. BBC Nature - Birds hold 'funerals' for dead. 1 September 2012Last updated at 02:27 By Matt Walker Editor, BBC Nature Some birds, it seems, hold funerals for their dead.

BBC Nature - Birds hold 'funerals' for dead

When western scrub jays encounter a dead bird, they call out to one another and stop foraging. The jays then often fly down to the dead body and gather around it, scientists have discovered. The behaviour may have evolved to warn other birds of nearby danger, report researchers in California, who have published the findings in the journal Animal Behaviour.

The revelation comes from a study by Teresa Iglesias and colleagues at the University of California, Davis, US. They conducted experiments, placing a series of objects into residential back yards and observing how western scrub jays in the area reacted. "If you want to be awe inspired.." (Christopher Hitchens) How I felt after coming to r/atheism. Browse your computer drag and drop here Ctrl + V paste from your clipboard By uploading, you agree to our terms of service.

How I felt after coming to r/atheism

How do we break the habit of excessive thinking? Ch - Showing Bunch fk34 - Slavoj Zizek: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse conversation with Jack Miller. Alan Watts - Jesus, His Religion. 46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll. A new Gallup poll measures Americans' belief in the origin of human beings, and how this belief correlates with church attendance, political party affiliation and education level.

46% Americans Believe In Creationism According To Latest Gallup Poll

The poll was conducted by interviewing a random sample of 1,012 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. The following question was asked to determine Americans' views on origin of human beings: Which of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings? 1) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God guided this process, 2) Human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but God had no part in this process, 3) God created human beings pretty much in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years or so.

Overall, in the last 30 years, there hasn't been a significant shift in Americans' belief in creationism or evolution. Sam Harris - Death and the Present Moment. All Ethics Are Secular Ethics. In an exchange at Slate with Will Saletan, Ross Douthat writes: [T]he more purely secular liberalism has become, the more it has spent down its Christian inheritance—the more its ideals seem to hang from what Christopher Hitchens’ Calvinist sparring partner Douglas Wilson has called intellectual “skyhooks,” suspended halfway between our earth and the heaven on which many liberals have long since given up.

All Ethics Are Secular Ethics

Sam Harris Makes An Excellent Analogy For Religion. Psychology Professor sent this email to all of his students after a class spent discussing religion. R/atheism browse your computer drag and drop here Ctrl + V paste from your clipboard.

Psychology Professor sent this email to all of his students after a class spent discussing religion

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