Weekend Link Miscellany

I’ve got a couple of links this weekend, some atheism-related, some not:

• Lost a digital camera lately? It made me smile to find out about I Found Your Camera, a website helping to reunite lost cameras with their owners.

• After the terrible and entirely preventable deaths of three people during a “sweat lodge” ceremony last year, the New Age community in Sedona is suffering a tourist backlash. Is this what it takes to make people realize that pseudoscientific gibberish is not harmless?

• “The most rapidly growing religious category today is composed of those Americans who say they have no religious affiliation.” An excellent piece on the rise of atheism among young people, due in part to obnoxious evangelicals insisting that conservative politics are a prerequisite for believing in God. (Thanks, guys!)

• NPR covers the founding of a secular student group at historically black Howard University in Washington, D.C. (See also).

• The FFRF stops Christian proselytizing at a Tennessee public school. One board member complains that anyone who didn’t want to hear the prayers could just “put their fingers in their ears”.

• A wonderful meditation on atheist spirituality. (HT: Unequally Yoked)

• And lastly, any female readers want to advance the course of science? My brother is working on his graduate thesis, and he’s looking for volunteers to take this study on female sexual response. It’s completely anonymous and doesn’t collect any personal information.

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  • bbk

    The third link suggests that political affiliation is the main cause for the decline in religious affiliation. I doubt it. Young Americans could easily flock to liberal denominations or religions, but they aren’t doing that. Why does the author think that this could still happen if it hasn’t already happened? Does he think that liberal sects don’t exist or couldn’t easily be formed if they were in demand? I’d say they’re confusing cause and effect. Churches are becoming more conservative because liberals are becoming secular. There’s nothing that priests can do about it.

  • jemand

    please, when your brother is done with his research, post a link to that or let us know what he found out…. I’m very curious!