Why Non-Believers Should Embrace Religion While Fighting Superstition

The following is a guest post by Lucien Greaves, social activist and co-founder of The Satanic Temple.     American Christendom of recent generations has enjoyed an unprecedented ecumentical unity under the banner of the religious right. Sectarian differences have become all but invisible as “values voters” perplexingly align not with a political platform that [Read More…]


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Ricky Gervais Discusses His Atheism on The Late Show

Comedian Ricky Gervais is one of the most well-known atheists there is. He recently went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and talked about a variety of issues including his atheism. I thought Gervais did a good job here representing the atheist position. Most atheists (myself included) do not claim they know God doesn’t exist, but that they [Read More…]


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Reza Aslan Has A Powerful Message For Paul Ryan

The Trump administration is trying to ban Muslims from entering our country. This xenophobic and ridiculous ban will accomplish nothing except make life much more difficult for many innocent people. Reza Aslan, religious scholar and historian, had a powerful message for Paul Ryan regarding this ban. Aslan calls out Ryan for supporting such a terrible idea, especially when Ryan’s [Read More…]


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Top 10 Most Horrific Religious Scandals

Religious communities can come together and do a lot of good. However, they can also be complicit in some truly horrible activity. The video below highlights ten of the most shocking religious scandals. You may be familiar with some of them, but others might be new to you (as they were to me). Any organization [Read More…]


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An Atheist Responds to “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)”

I often enjoy reading the posts by Benjamin L. Corey over on the Patheos Progressive Christian Channel. I consider him an ally as we both care about many social justice issues. Corey recently wrote a post titled “S%#t I Wish (Some) Atheists Would Stop Doing (And Saying)” where he called out some bad behavior of atheists. [Read More…]


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Child Dies Because Parents Prayed Instead of Calling 911

I hate seeing stories like these. Seth Johnson, the 7 year-old child of Timothy and Sarah Johnson, recently died from pancreatitis and acute sepsis. This could have been prevented if Seth’s parents got medical help for their son, but instead relied on prayer. The Johnsons noticed that their son was ill, but refused to do anything because [Read More…]


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Roland Martin Debates White Nationalist Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer, a known white nationalist, recently gained some notoriety lately as he shouted “Hail Trump” at a recent white nationalist meeting. Spencer believes whites are a superior group and seriously thinks they are oppressed in America and underrepresented in the workforce. Journalist Roland Martin absolutely destroys such arguments in the video below. The one area that Martin [Read More…]


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It’s absolutely ridiculous to call Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali “anti-Muslim extremists”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has done some great work fighting against hate and discrimination. However, they really missed the mark by placing Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali on their “anti-Muslim extremist” list. Both Nawaz and Hirsi Ali regularly criticize Islam, but they do not ever call for violence against Muslim people. We should be allowed to [Read More…]


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Christians refuse to tip waitress because a “woman’s place is in the home”

South Carolina has many great people, but there are still plenty here that are embarrassingly bad. A Christian couple in Greenville, SC refused to tip a waitress and left her this terrible sexist message on a napkin instead.  Thank you for your excellent service today — you’re a good waitress. Here’s your tip: The woman’s place is in [Read More…]


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Study finds that belief in miracles is associated with poorer health outcomes

There is a great deal of scientific literature that analyzes how religious belief impacts physical and mental health. Religiosity has been documented as having both positive and negative effects on people’s health, depending on exactly what they believe. For example, belief in God can reduce anxiety, but not if you think God is punishing you. A new study [Read More…]


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