Why religious people ‘cling’ to beliefs even when contradicted by evidence


Religious people “cling” to certain beliefs in the face of evidence because those views are closely tied to their moral compasses, new studies have suggested. Dogmatic individuals hold confidently to their faith even when contradicted by experts because those beliefs have “emotional resonance,” researchers said.
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Trump’s Federal Judge Nominee Goes on the Record: the Bible and One’s Religions Beliefs take Precedence over the Constitution


Liberal watchdog group, Alliance for Justice, has issued a warning about Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee for a vacant seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals.  The AFJ says that Barrett believes “judges should be bound by their religious faith, not the law.” The AFJ Nominee Report on Amy Coney Barrett reads, in part, “Stunningly, […]
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Justin Bieber Canceled His Tour Because of Christ | iHeartRadio


Justin Bieber pulled the plug on his Purpose tour because he “rededicated his life to Christ.”
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Satanist Makes Tucker Carlson Look Silly While Talking About Religion


Tucker should have done his homework first.
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Does Having More Sex Result in a Stronger Religious Inclination?


Here may be why religious states have a higher consumption of pornography.
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Denver’s Secular Hub unites non-believers in what one calls an “atheist church”


Every Sunday at a community center in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood, a group of non-believers gather at the Secular Hub for what one member calls “atheist church.”
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Bible Class At Public School In Kentucky: What Could Go Wrong? | Americans United

Recently, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed into law HB 128, which allows public schools to offer a Bible class as an elective. What could possibly go wrong? Here at Americans United, we have two main concerns.
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Trump Admits His Religious Liberty Order Is Just “A Great Thing for Christianity”


President Trump sat down with Pat Robertson in the Oval Office on Wednesday to give his first non-Fox News interview in more than two months. The Christian Broadcasting Network just posted the full video of its founder’s conversation with the president, and while no one was expecting the 87-year-old televangelist to ask hard-hitting questions, the sycophantic glad-handing between the two wealthy, elderly white men was hard to stomach.
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Creationism support is at new low. The reason should give us hope.


People aren’t dumping faith. They’re reconciling creationism and evolution in a way that suggests how we can bridge other polarizing divides.
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Christian movie studio donates $25,000 to rebuild Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas – Religion News Service


As of Monday (July 10) afternoon, the American History and Heritage Foundation had received more than $55,000 to replace the monument.
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