‘Medical Malpractice’: Catholic Bishops Urge Parents, Doctors to Withhold Care for Transgender Kids (Updated)

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with its unscientific claims continues to guide medical policy across the United States. Catholic hospitals follow directives issued by the Bishops.

Here are 8 ways the religious right wins converts – to atheism

If the Catholic Bishops, their Evangelical Protestant allies, and other Right-wing fundamentalists had the sole objective of decimating religious belief, they couldn’t be doing a better job of it. Testimonials at sites like ExChristian.net show that people leave religion for a number of reasons, many of which religious leaders have very little control over. Sometimes, for example, people take one too many science classes. Sometimes they find their faith shattered by the suffering in the…

Egypt to ban atheism in case it turns people gay

Politicians in Egypt are hoping to ban atheism in case it turns people gay, as psychologists claim it causes ‘mental imbalances and paranoia’

Sundays at the Altar of Science

An awe-inspiring tradition with ancient origins and dazzling, interconnected forces: home science experiments.

How does an anti-consumerist atheist celebrate Christmas?

The good thing about having to explain Christmas to my kids every year is that I get a lot of practice trying to figure out what it means. The twin pillars of the mainstream Caucasian Christmas…

Courting trouble

Many people find Moore’s alleged sexual assaults disturbing, but the romantic pursuit of teens appears to be an accepted practice in some parts of the fundamentalist Christian community.

New inquiry may result in criminal charges for hundreds of Catholic clergy

New inquiry may result in criminal charges for hundreds of Catholic clergy. Hundreds of people may be charged with child abuse thanks to a royal commission that advocates say has already helped victims achieve some justice by uncovering the truth. The five-year inquiry has referred 2559 matters to the authorities, mostly the…

Can Celebrity Scientists Change The Way People Think About Science And Religion?

Do people like Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins impact public opinion on how science and religion relate? Tania Lombrozo considers a study on the influence of big-name scientists on the debate.

Atheism Has a Suicide Problem

Depression is a serious problem with in the greater atheist community and far too often, that depression has led to suicide. This is something many of my…

Failed doomsday predictions turn people off Christianity

Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has had enough of evangelists making end-of-the-world predictions.