PRRI data on the rise of the “nones” among young adults in 1986 vs. in 2016. RNS graphic by Jana Riess.http://bit.ly/2IKVQGG
New research finds that, when evangelical organizations raise their profile by sponsoring a high-profile political campaign, a backlash ensues.http://bit.ly/2jrv3Fd
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
Young people are less indoctrinated from an early age than ever before, and it’s hurting organized religion.http://bit.ly/2g2q2kz