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Is the Christian Right Driving Americans Away from Religion?

New research finds that, when evangelical organizations raise their profile by sponsoring a high-profile political campaign, a backlash ensues.http://bit.ly/2jrv3Fd

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Millennials are fleeing organized religion as Christian hypocrisy becomes impossible to ignore

I think we can safely say that President Donald Trump has changed American politics forever. He won the White House with no political experience, didn’t release his tax returns, and the extent to which Russia was involved in tilting the election is still under investigation. In the midst of all of Trump’s deception and corruption, there’s one rule he had to follow: yielding to the...

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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...

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America’s Founding Fathers’ Religion Is Not What You Think It Is

Despite what many citizens and current government officials believe, the United States of America is not a Christian nation. In fact, founding fathers’ religion could even be classified as Deism.http://bit.ly/2nHFK8W

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How Religion Turned American Politics Into a Bizarre Anti-Science Spectacle

Magical thinking has always run deep in America, but in the last 30 years things have begun to escalate. “Nutty fringe ideas” are making their way into the mainstream.http://bit.ly/2DuFwMF

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Should Children Learn About Religion in Public School?

Do we want our children to learn about world religions as part of their public school education? If so, how might we best accomplish this?http://bit.ly/2iAHxu6

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Canada’s Governor General Mocks Religion, Rejects ‘Divine Intervention’

The truth hurts: Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette mocks religion, creationism, and the idea of “divine intervention” while speaking to scientists.http://bit.ly/2hJ4YRw

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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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I’m Raising My Child Without Religion, And Don’t Worry, They’re Not Going To Be A ‘Bad Person’ – Scary Mommy

“You’re going to get the baby baptized, right?” I took a breath and exhaled. I knew what was coming next, and so I composed my thoughts before speaking. I knew I had to say more than “no.”http://bit.ly/2f4qdg7

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GodlessSmiles: No-religion–world’s fastest growing religion!

Do you know more and more people are identifying as atheists now more than ever before? Up to 13% of the world population is atheists, says PewResearch. People who do not believe in any religion will be, probably, more. Even in the US more people are becoming atheists as per the study.http://bit.ly/2lhJcDP