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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

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Richard Dawkins: Religion Is a Meme and Religious Beliefs Are “Mind-Parasites”

Work on “memes” by Richard Dawkins provides insight on the spread of thought viruses.http://bit.ly/2ilt4TO

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Fewer Americans are practicing religion

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...

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Wi-Fi, not nightstand bibles, is the new religion at hotel rooms across the US — Quartz

Hotels guests are seeking a connection with something they cannot see. But no longer of the spiritual kind. Religious materials, particularly bibles, have been a nightstand staple at American hotels for decades. Yet innkeepers are now ditching holy books for more modern amenities. A survey conducted by the American Hotel and Lodging Association and hotel research firm STR found…http://bit.ly/2fKM2mw

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Religion and gambling have the same effect on your brain

Finding Jesus can feel a lot like falling in love, winning an award or getting high because all of these events activate the same reward circuits in the brain,…http://engt.co/2fECKZf

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Brain scans on Mormons show religion has a similar effect to taking drugs – ScienceAlert

The idea of god can have a powerful effect on the human brain.http://bit.ly/2fAU80Z