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
Bangladesh considering dropping Islam as state religion, according to senior minister | The Independent
Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion at the National Press Club in the capital Dhaka.http://ind.pn/2fvY6Xn
While Trump has flip-flopped on a variety of issues, Pence has been a reliable stalwart in the cause of Christian jihad — never wavering in his commitment to America-First militarism, the criminalizing of abortion, and utter hatred for gay people.http://bit.ly/2fX2gWG
Activist and author David G. McAfee has announced the re-formation of the Party of Reason and Progress (PORP) which he originally launched in 2010.http://bit.ly/2fniji6
Though the man who came up with the idea, Josef Erdem, said he proposed the project because he wanted people to “decide for themselves what their graves should look like,” in point of fact people who want a cross or star of David on their graves will have to be buried elsewhere. The new graveyard has a strict policy...
While many individuals learn selflessness, generosity, and gratitude through religion, countless others do not. These things aren’t exclusive to religion.http://bit.ly/2f4qdg7