New Research Shows the Existential Threat Atheists Pose to Believers; No Wonder We’re So Disliked!

People don’t like death. They fear it. They’ll do anything they can to avoid thinking about it.

It’s one of the reasons religion is so powerful. Because you never really die when there’s a wonderful afterlife awaiting you… Religion, in many ways, functions as a defense mechanism against fear of death.

And according to new research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the fear of death contributes to distrust of atheists, since we pop that bubble of hope.

Researchers Corey L. Cook, Florette Cohen, and Sheldon Solomon set out to find how strong that link really is:

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Sex Ed Curriculum in Ontario Faces Opposition as Misinformation Spreads

Sex education today is somewhat different from what most of us had growing up. It’s not like we ever had to consider the effects of smartphones or online streaming.

So you’d think the revamped sex-ed curriculum in Ontario would have a lot of supporters:

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A Child Asks: Why Hasn’t There Been an Atheist President?

Kate Cohen‘s daughter wants to be the first woman President. But since Hillary Clinton may stand in the way of that goal, Kate suggested she aim for a different “first”:



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Pastor Can’t Understand Why Anyone Would Be an Atheist

Rev. Eric Strachan, a retired pastor from New Life Community Church in Petawawa, Ontario, doesn’t understand atheists. But instead of asking local atheists to inform him about their views, he went ahead and wrote an opinion piece for The Daily Observer laying bare all of his ignorance:



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Humanist Groups Call for End to Injustice in the Wake of Freddie Gray’s Death

Several Humanist groups have spoken up in response to what happened to Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Considering how often pastors’ voices were heard in the wake of everything that’s happened, it’s good to see some secular voices in the mix. Because if God doesn’t exist, we have to rely on ourselves to heal any injustices [Read More…]


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