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Can Celebrity Scientists Change The Way People Think About Science And Religion?

Do people like Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins impact public opinion on how science and religion relate? Tania Lombrozo considers a study on the influence of big-name scientists on the debate.http://n.pr/2yVOs9K

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Failed doomsday predictions turn people off Christianity

Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has had enough of evangelists making end-of-the-world predictions.http://bit.ly/2zKAu8A

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Young People Are Abandoning Religion Long Before They Go to College

Young people are less indoctrinated from an early age than ever before, and it’s hurting organized religion.http://bit.ly/2g2q2kz

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Here’s How Atheists Are Helping People in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

A letter to the editor in a Kentucky newspaper yesterday asked a simple question:http://bit.ly/2xdjydd

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Why religious people ‘cling’ to beliefs even when contradicted by evidence

Religious people “cling” to certain beliefs in the face of evidence because those views are closely tied to their moral compasses, new studies have suggested. Dogmatic individuals hold confidently to their faith even when contradicted by experts because those beliefs have “emotional resonance,” researchers said.http://ind.pn/2vUgtLb

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Evidence About Jesus is Weaker than You Might Think | ValerieTarico.com

Most people would be shocked to learn how little is actually known about Jesus. Note: This story was co-authored with David Fitzgerald, author of “Jesus: Mything in Action.” Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down stories about Jesus were first recorded by eye witnesses and were largely biographical. That is…http://bit.ly/2s5gN7J

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Weaning People off Religious Belief Is a Sales and Marketing Problem

One day, people will look back on humanity’s religious past and laugh, says skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer.http://bit.ly/2fBLaz8

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How to Be an Atheist?

An atheist is someone that does not believe in gods or deities. Just like religious people, atheists have their own boundaries, beliefs, and ethical stances, and any two atheists may exercise their lack of religion in completely different ways. In order to be an atheist, you must decide what it means to you to live without religion — whether...

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Religious People Less Likely To Understand How The World Works

Religions aren’t exactly famed with being in touch with modern culture, but it seems their followers might not even be in touch with reality.http://bit.ly/2eLGDIB

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With so few people going to church, they may no longer need to hold Sunday services

The Church of England is considering scrapping a law that requires churches to hold services on Sunday, after a big drop in the number of people going to church. A paper posted on the organisation’s website reveals leaders are discussing plans to relax the centuries-old law that states services must take place every Sunday. The update was posted by...