The End of Religion as We Know It: Why Churches Can No Longer Hide the Truth | Alternet


Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency.
http://bit.ly/1KZD49N

Baptists in Denial: Millions Who Left the Faith Were Never True Christians


Baptists in Denial: Millions Who Left the Faith Were Never True Christians
http://bit.ly/1PLm9cr

Christianity is losing ground in the United States as atheism and agnosticism grow


Christianity is losing ground in the United States as atheism and agnosticism grow
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Millennials leaving church in droves, study says – CNN.com


A new study shows American Christianity declining to 70% of the population from 78% seven years ago, mainly because millennials are leaving the fold.
http://cnn.it/1FbL8UE

Happy Birthday, Richard Feynman: The Great Explainer on Science and Religion and Why Uncertainty Is Central to Morality | Brain Pickings


“It is impossible to find an answer which someday will not be found to be wrong.”
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A Closeted Atheist Pastor Is Finally Telling People His Secret and Sharing the Exchanges Online


A Closeted Atheist Pastor Is Finally Telling People His Secret and Sharing the Exchanges Online.
http://bit.ly/1bGbHFy

Godless Parents Are Doing a Better Job


Hate to break it to you, Bible thumpers: Parents who raise their kids without religion are doing just fine, studies say, possibly even better. Overall, not believing in God seems to make people and their offspring more tolerant. Less racist. Less sexist. Enviro-friendly. And their kids care less about what’s cool, which—say it with me—only makes them cooler.
http://bit.ly/1uV6LAn

New Research Shows the Existential Threat Atheists Pose to Believers; No Wonder We’re So Disliked!


New Research Shows the Existential Threat Atheists Pose to Believers; No Wonder We’re So Disliked!
http://bit.ly/1IO19BE

Why Do People Believe in Gods? – CSI


… And Ghosts, Angels, Demons, Fairies, Goblins, and Other Imagined Conspiracies?
http://bit.ly/1KhjLZ6

Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious


MADISON, Wis. (AP) — While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists. In what is believed to be the first statute of its kind in the United States, Madison banned discrimination against the non-religious on April 1, giving them the same protections afforded to people based on their race, sexual orientation and religion, among other reasons. It’s hardly surprising that such a statute would originate in Madison, an island of liberalism in a conservative-leaning state and the home of the Freedom from Religion Foundation. But the ordinance’s author, Anita Weier, said it didn’t arise from an actual complaint about alleged discrimination based on a lack of religious faith.
http://bit.ly/1GWic5f