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In Argentina, There’s a Movement to Help People Quit the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has done enough damage to Argentina that these protesters are fighting back.

A New Year’s Resolution for Atheists

We need more people who can think critically pushing back when they see something that’s false.

Courting trouble

Many people find Moore’s alleged sexual assaults disturbing, but the romantic pursuit of teens appears to be an accepted practice in some parts of the fundamentalist Christian community.

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.

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.

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.

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:

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.

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…

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.