articles tagged: organized religion
why an unhip church is also not the answer
# politics

why an unhip church is also not the answer

While priests are looking how to get more butts in pews they're willing to consider anything to explain dropping church attendance. Anything except people losing faith.

why a good story doesn’t make for good reasoning
# science

why a good story doesn’t make for good reasoning

It's not a revelation that people like creationist "just-so" stories. Pundits need to stop insisting that scientists make up some of their own.

covering up for mediocrity and greed with piety
# politics

covering up for mediocrity and greed with piety

"Yeah, sure he's not that good. But he's a man of such deep faith!"

it’s quite literally the least you could do…
# politics

it’s quite literally the least you could do…

Yes, praying for someone after a tragedy is not even as helpful as sharing a news article about it on social media. And that's a very low bar to fail to clear...

murder and mayhem in the name of faith
# evolution

murder and mayhem in the name of faith

Christina fundamentalists may want to ban evolution from schools, but Muslim fundamentalists want to kill anyone who teaches it.

what scientology’s apostates can teach us all
# oddities

what scientology’s apostates can teach us all

Scientology presents itself as a religion of the future, but its former members tell the story of an abusive, criminal cult obsessed with money, power, and blackmailing its followers.

biologos draws a theological line in the sand
# science

biologos draws a theological line in the sand

Biologos openly declares that the only science they will accept is science tinged by a heavy religious bias.

a simple atheist wish list for the real world
# politics

a simple atheist wish list for the real world

What do most atheists actually want? Surprisingly for many theists, it's not the abolition of faith...

on the vatican’s crusade against contraception
# health

on the vatican’s crusade against contraception

Instead of helping Africans combat the spread of AIDS, the Catholic Church keeps pouring gasoline on the fire.

the misguided drama of the great qu’ran roast
# politics

the misguided drama of the great qu’ran roast

Blasphemy is an important tool in a secular society, but it's not a good way for angry religious zealots to engage in a low brow tit-for-tat.

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