Study Shows: People who Don’t Go to Church are Haters.

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Ok, now that I've got your attention, the study doesn't say that... exactly.  But it does show that non-religious persons are much less willing or able to forgive themselves or others than religious people....those who leave a religious tradition entirely (i.e., those who were religiously affiliated and no longer were at the time of the survey) are less likely to forgive themselves and others compared to those who stay in a religious tradition. What seems to matter in promoting forgiveness, … [Read more...]

Is Atheism a Religion?

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Dan Fincke, who  has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham and hosts the Patheos Atheist blog (way to go,  Catholic higher ed.) , Camels with Hammers, asks the question, "Is atheism a religion?"Psychologists of Religion might have something to say about this question.  I would suggest that the answer hinges on the definition of "faith," "belief," and "religion."Although religious people tend to think of faith as necessarily transcendent, psychologists of religion like James Fowler, have defi … [Read more...]


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