Finding Jesus can feel a lot like falling in love, winning an award or getting high because all of these events activate the same reward circuits in the brain,…http://engt.co/2fECKZf
The idea of god can have a powerful effect on the human brain.http://bit.ly/2fAU80Z
The dark rigidity of fundamentalist rural America: a view from the insidehttp://bit.ly/2gBK7fY
Psychologist and writer Maria Konnikova looks at the mechanisms of human nature that have allowed con artists, religious authorities, and cult leaders to prevail for thousands of years.http://bit.ly/2fT1XeX
“A church statement acknowledged on Sunday its members planned, aided, and executed the genocide, in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu hardliners.”http://bit.ly/2fSYHQD
One day, people will look back on humanity’s religious past and laugh, says skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer.http://bit.ly/2fBLaz8
In 1979, Jerry Falwell launched the Moral Majority, a “pro-family” lobby group for evangelical Christians that was aimed at thwarting the secular forces set in motion by the counterculture of the 1960s. In a speech at the time, Falwell told a crowd of fellow evangelicals that America didn’t really have a Bible Belt. Rather, he bellowed from his podium...
In spite of the fact that the correct number is difficult to bind, an expected 13% of the world population, identifies as atheist (non-believers). While accepting or not having confidence in a God is a difficult individual decision, there is a developing collection of evidence that focuses to specific advantages of being an atheist.http://bit.ly/2fZQT0e