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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Religion in the United States is worth more than most countries

A new study has shown that religion in the United States is equal to about 1.2 trillion dollars, which would place it in 15th on the list of national economies. The 1.2 trillion was actually a more conservative estimate as well. From the study: This mid-range estimate puts the value of religion to U.S. society at over [Read More…]


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Former Ohio mayor who “dedicated life to Christ” admits to raping 4-year-old

Richard Keenan, former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, has been indicted on a variety of rape charges. Despite Keenan admitting to raping the girl multiple times, he plead not guilty. His defense? He claimed that the child initiated sex with him and was a “willing participant.” Beyond terrible. I’m glad that Keenan was indicted, but he still has [Read More…]


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Feminism and the science of religious belief (VIDEO)

I was recently interviewed on the Road To Reason TV show and I’d like to share the video now that it’s online! I covered a variety of topics including how I became an atheist, my gender equality and sexual violence prevention activism, as well as some of the psychology and neuroscience of religious belief. It [Read More…]


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