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The Fear of Supernatural Punishment and Not “Big Gods,” Gave Rise to Societal Complexity


Researchers used a technique from biology to illustrate how Pacific Asian cultures developed.
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Psychology of Religion: Religion – a Hell of a Lot of Fear and Depression (Redux)


I promised to dig out some ones about hell recently, as there have been some threads discussing it. This article is taken from the excellent podcast Reasonable Doubts which itself borrows from source material and commentary from Tom Rees’ superb Epiphenom blog here at Patheos. Thanks to these two great sources for the bulk of this article.
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VeggieTales Creator Says Christians Fear Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Because ‘Our Kids Will Actually Use Them’


VeggieTales Creator Says Christians Fear Teaching Critical Thinking Skills Because ‘Our Kids Will Actually Use Them’
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Religion news in 2015: Terror, fear and forgiveness – Religion News Service


Religion news in 2015: Terror, fear and forgiveness
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Indoctrination: 4 Tips to Avoid Our Biggest Fear When Teaching Ethics | Camp Quest

In a previous post we argued that teaching critical thinking alone was not enough. There are values, skills, and knowledge that we want our campers to walk away with after camp that are more than just about accurately processing information.  We want them to be good people, we want them to flourish!
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For believers, fear of atheists is fueled by a fear of death


Skepticism about the existence of God is on the rise, and this might, quite literally, pose an existential threat for religious believers.
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