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Someone should tell Reverend Robert Barro that "believe what I say or God will smite you" is not a logical or morally upstanding argument in favor of one's religion.
While faitheists and accommodationists urge atheists to be nice to religious zealots, the most fervent believers feel no need to treat atheists and other faithful as human, much less worthy of respect.
A satirical customer complaint about prayer shines a light on the problem with telling people you can speak to a deity able to grant your desires in return for obedience and reverence.
Years of studies show that humans may be born with an innate understanding of good and bad, and prefer being nice to others.
The Catholic Church has a thousand year old history of various sexual abuses they successfully kept from the law. Their recent scandals merely reveal how they've always operated.
What happens when a preacher loses faith? They may have no choice but to keep preaching...
Science writer Nicholas Wade makes the bold claim that belief in the supernatural is genetic but his reasoning and examples fail to live up to the hype.
Bill Donohue, a fire and brimstone polemicist with morals considered barbaric by 15th century standards, mouths off on Christians' duty to outbreed the secular and educated.
Sometimes believers don't proselytize because they're sure they have the truth. It's because they need affirmation of their beliefs.
There's a lot of pseudoscience lurking in sex positive communities. But how did it get there in the first place?