articles tagged: organized religion
when priests resort to insidious scare tactics
# oddities

when priests resort to insidious scare tactics

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.

the problem with avoiding religion’s dark side
# politics

the problem with avoiding religion’s dark side

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.

how priests handle customer complaints
# oddities

how priests handle customer complaints

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.

are we born with a sense of right and wrong?
# science

are we born with a sense of right and wrong?

Years of studies show that humans may be born with an innate understanding of good and bad, and prefer being nice to others.

skeptics and the law vs. the vatican
# politics

skeptics and the law vs. the vatican

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.

the strange world of non-believing preachers
# oddities

the strange world of non-believing preachers

What happens when a preacher loses faith? They may have no choice but to keep preaching...

yet another hunt for the god gene
# evolution

yet another hunt for the god gene

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.

when a fiery demagogue reaches a new low
# politics

when a fiery demagogue reaches a new low

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.

a question of faith and indoctrination
# politics

a question of faith and indoctrination

Sometimes believers don't proselytize because they're sure they have the truth. It's because they need affirmation of their beliefs.

sex, culture and religion with greta christina
# sex

sex, culture and religion with greta christina

There's a lot of pseudoscience lurking in sex positive communities. But how did it get there in the first place?

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