A new study found that one in four Americans believe God has some hand in deciding who wins sporting events, such as the upcoming Super Bowl.http://bit.ly/2BMuOje
Americans are manipulated by fake news because religion has infected our politics: Peabody-winning journalist
Writer and reporter Kurt Andersen, in conjunction with Big Think, walked through the ways in which the United States has entered a kind of post-truth era. In a video, the linguistic expert on President Donald Trump’s speaking style explained that people seem to be losing IQ points year after year and it’s all due to a slow decline in...
In a recent article published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, NYU Sociology professor Michael Hout discusses the phenomenon of liminalism. Limen is Latin for “threshold.” Being liminal means you’re on the fence about religion. You either have one or you don’t, and that might change depending on when or how you’re asked.http://bit.ly/2ycxjcj
After signing an executive order earlier this month that seeks to relax restrictions on the political activities of tax-exempt churches, President Trump said th…http://53eig.ht/2q01GeS
Researchers say atheism is growing, but prejudice against the faithless remains common.http://bit.ly/2p3ytyj
Americans have less faith in organized religion than they did nearly a decade ago, a new study shows. A staggering 21 percent of those surveyed said they don’t practice a “formal religion” — up from the 15 percent who said that in 2008, according to Gallup “Religion is losing influence in society,” according to Gallup, which did not offer...
When I was a college student many years ago, we could look forward to an annual spring ritual: an itinerant evangelical preacher would appear on campus, set up base in an open area near the library and cut loose with some hellfire sermons.http://bit.ly/2deZgDo
There has been more debate than ever this campaign season about whether or not houses of worship should be permitted to endorse or oppose candidates for office. This is mostly thanks to Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, who has repeatedly said that if he is elected he will end legal restrictions that keep churches from acting like political...