For many religious parents, a child coming out as an atheist is perceived as a thorough rejection of their entire value system. No wonder they sometimes react poorly.
One radical notion is that the story of Jesus was a type of psychological warfare to pacify the Jews.
Even kids know not to believe religious lies.
Saudi Arabia is launching a programme to “inoculate” children against Westernisation, atheism, liberalism and secularism. They were listed as threats to “ideological security”, ahead of the danger from extremist groups including Isis and al-Qaeda and sectarianism.
(RNS) The freshly signed Frank L. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act is being heralded by both atheists and Christians as a milestone.
Every atheist parent should read this book.
The First Amendment Defense Act is exactly the kind of weaponized legislation religious conservatives have been fighting for since the 1990s and the passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
‘I hope that its abusive practices come to an end. I’m all for people believing in things that are decent.’
Hotels guests are seeking a connection with something they cannot see. But no longer of the spiritual kind. Religious materials, particularly bibles, have been a nightstand staple at American hotels for decades. Yet innkeepers are now ditching holy books for more modern amenities. A survey conducted by the American Hotel and Lodging Association and hotel research firm STR found…
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,…