You Don’t Want My Prayers…?

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That’s One Way To Combine Science and Religion…

Reader Josh was trying to look up Science apps on his iPad when this screen popped up: Can someone please explain why the Bible apps are listed in the “Science” list? (And while we’re at it, why is Glee Karaoke there…?) [Read more…]

Seven Things to Avoid When Talking to Strangers about Humanism

This is an article by Jennifer Hancock. It appears in the January/February 2012 issue of The Humanist. You can read other articles from this issue and subscribe to the magazine by going to their website. … Imagine you’ve just met someone new and it comes up that you’re a humanist. It happens. Perhaps you’re at [Read More…]

A Tremendous Jump in Generosity

Foundation Beyond Belief usually grows a little larger every quarter, but we had a *huge* jump in donations at the end of 2011 (and that doesn’t even include a fundraising drive we held). Giving grew by 21% over the previous quarter and we were able to give a total of $38,450 to our selected charities! [Read More…]

Federal Government Wastes $666,000 To Study the Effectiveness of Praying Away AIDS

Last month, the Chicago Tribune released a review of the National Institute of Health’s allocation of research funds. The results are equally infuriating and disheartening. Among other dubious, implausible propositions, NIH funded research of whether distant prayer can remedy the symptoms of AIDS. I’m sure I don’t need to tell my more astute readers what [Read More…]