Teaching the bible in schools could open a wiggly can of worms, causing educated people to wonder if schools had stepped into quicksand.
We’re entering a new secular age when magical supernatural beliefs cannot be swallowed by educated modern people.
The enlightenment gradually changed western civilization, instilling a new sense that faith is personal, not to be dictated by authorities.
Ministers and priests aren’t morally superior to us, and it’s insulting to think they are.
For millennia, female inferiority was presumed. Often mere possessions of men, confined to the home, rarely educated, with few rights.
No right-wing conspiracy is needed to push mysticism to a well-deserved death.
Why is religion—which universally teaches love, forgiveness and brotherhood—entwined in so much murder and hate around the world?
Church Attendance Is Down; Supernatural Beliefs Are Down. Perhaps 50 Million U.S. Adults Now Ignore Organized Religion.
Many In-Person Atheist Groups Are Struggling, but Freethought Is Alive and Well Online.
The Problem of Evil Doesn’t Disprove God’s Existence – It Merely Proves That He Cannot Be Both All-Controlling and All-Merciful.
The Snake-Handlers and Miracle Men of Evangelical Appalachia.
Churches and holy men reap earnings and exalted status from the supernaturalism they administer to followers. As self-proclaimed emissaries of invisible spirits, they outrank common folk, who support them.
The United States is no longer a majority white, Christian country, and that is already beginning to have profound social and political implications.
The most important lesson you can learn is that other people are as real behind their eyes as you are behind yours.
During the 1700s, religion’s throttlehold upon Europe slowly loosened. Religious killing still occurred, but with decreasing frequency.
These Amazing Realities Are Profoundly Important, yet When I Try to Discuss Science With My Chums in the News Business or Music Circles or Political Groups, They Look at Me as If I’m Babbling in the Unknown Tongue.