Archives for December 14, 2011

Tax the Pope? Hey, It Could Happen!

Bloody hell. The European Humanist Federation estimates that the tax advantages of the Catholic Churches costs the Italian government 6 billion euros a year — roughly $7.8 billion US.Could that change? Well ...Italian Catholic Church under pressure to start paying property tax … [Read more...]

Yeah? So What Else is New?

Religious Believers Don’t Trust Atheists, Says New StudyIn other news, the sea is wet, dogs bark, and bears poop in the woods.Love this bit: While atheists may see their disbelief as a private matter on a metaphysical issue, believers may consider atheists’ absence of belief as a public threat ... This following part strikes me as probably a little bit bullshit. If the data is correct, I'll bet they're misinterpreting it. Atheists also tend to trust religious people more than they trust oth … [Read more...]