Why the Youth Are Falling Away from Religion

A few weeks ago, Northwestern student Jessica Murphy filmed a segment about young people and religion for one of her classes. The focus was on the rapidly-changing religious demographics and how the church’s stances on many cultural issues are facilitating that shift… and I was one of her subjects. Check it out!

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The Theodicy Rag

Steve Baughman sings a cute ditty about how we should never be mad at God:

But I say don’t be mad at God, oh don’t be pissed.
It ain’t that he’s mistreating you, it’s just he don’t exist.
And it makes no sense, only makes you tense, to be pounding on his door.
So don’t go blaming God for your troubles anymore.

(Thanks to Allein for the link!) [Read more...]

I Don’t Know Whether to Laugh or Cry at This Cartoon

Bob Englehart of the Hartford Courant drew this cartoon yesterday discussing religion and dark matter:

Initially, I laughed. Suck it, religion, right?

But the science wasn’t accurate… and Englehart’s description didn’t help the matter:

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Imagine a Country with No Christian Privilege

Imagine a country that had freedom of religion, but also had a greater than 70% Muslim population. Of course, this ranged from “cover your women from head to toe” Islam to “You don’t really need to pray five times a day, as long as you pray often” Islam, and some groups didn’t see others as truly Muslim, but that’s what freedom of religion is for, right?

Imagine that people of no religion were a 16% minority, and Christians were a less than 2% minority. There might have been more Christians, but public sentiment shifted away from them powerfully when a Christian group attacked this country for what they called crimes against Christian nations.

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These Venn Diagrams Are Getting Out of Control

Inspired by Crispian Jago, Dehydration Station has made an updated, more complicated, and still-being-revised “Organized Collection of Irrational Nonsense” (click to enlarge):

Glad to see Scientology’s position still hasn’t changed. [Read more...]


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