Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Our Misconceptions About Free Will and How Acknowledging Its Illusoriness Liberates Us Rather Than Taking Away Our Freedom – Brain Pickings


“Understanding this truth about the human mind has the potential to change our sense of moral goodness and what it would mean to create a just society.”
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White Evangelicals Say They Face More Discrimination Than Muslims


A new study suggests different groups of Americans see their country in radically divergent ways.
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Sex orgies, prostitution, porn: Claims shake Catholic Church in Italy


The lurid accusations involving priests emerged from several parishes in Italy recently, sending shock waves all the way to the Vatican.
http://usat.ly/2muflLG

Watching porn regularly may make you more religious, study says


Technically Incorrect: A researcher at the University of Oklahoma theorizes that guilt might be involved.
http://cnet.co/2nelNE2

Is There a Christian Double Standard on Religious Violence?


Nearly 80 percent of Christians don’t think a terrorist acting in the name of Christianity is Christian. But more than half say terrorists acting in the name of Islam are Muslims.
http://thebea.st/2mlBOuw

Stop Using God to Terrify and Punish Black Children – EBONY


When instilling fear in Black children, people tend to rely on God to do so. This writer explains why you shouldn’t use religion to keep kids in check.
http://bit.ly/2mYn4zU

Leaving The Flock by Ian Neil & Daniel Rose —Kickstarter


Feature length documentary charting the personal stories of members of the clergy trapped between two worlds of preaching and disbelief
http://kck.st/2maYvjn

For Decades, a Religious Leader Abused Boys for Masturbating; They Had to “Bleed for Jesus”


Religion is not a virtue.
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The Atheist Missionaries of the Catholic Philippines


Their style is less Richard Dawkins, more Christian missionary.
http://theatln.tc/2mT1w7Q