For Harvard Freshmen, Non-Religious Students Outnumber Christians

For the past few years, Harvard University’s newspaper, The Crimson, has asked incoming freshman to fill out a survey in order to assess various demographic trends.

It’s not scientific (70% of freshmen responded and it was all voluntary), but it’s still fascinating for anyone who loves to crunch numbers. Last year, they reported that a third of the incoming class were atheists (16.4%) or Agnostic (19.2%).

This year, it got a little more godless:

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I Am the Very Model of a Modern Fundamentalist

Can someone please get the Pirates of Penzance music and record this?

I am the very model of a modern fundamentalist
I’m not merely judgmental, I’m the absolute judgmentalest!
I always follow scripture and I act on God’s authority
But marital longevity was never my priority.

I married first one husband, then two others, then another one
Because I think one man is pretty much like any other one.
I’ve never been too troubled by the dubious legalities
Of sex outside of marriage or of other trivialities.

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Listen in on a Long Conversation Between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Richard Dawkins discussing religion and science for 80 minutes?

Yes, please.

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When the Preacher’s Kid Has a Mustang, It Makes You Rethink Tithing

Ball Bearings is a magazine produced by students at Ball State University and their latest issue is focused on Millennials and religion.

One of the featured articles, by Alex Kincaid, is all about a student on campus who rejected her faith in part because she realized how much money the local church was taking in:

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Houston Officials Are Handing Out 30,000 Wristbands That Say “Pray for Police”

The Houston Police Department is the latest to get into the religion game. They’re bypassing the latest trend to put “In God We Trust” on vehicles, but they’re instead wasting time by handing out more than 30,000 wristbands with the words “Pray for Police” on them.

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