Good News: Teens Reject Religion at Record Rate


Hope for the future:  A new study shows millennials are the least religious generation of the last six decades, and possibly in the nation's history.Researchers analyzed data from 11.2 million respondents from four nationally representative surveys of U.S. adolescents ages 13 to 18 taken between 1966 and 2014.The results: American adolescents and emerging adults in the 2010s (Millennials) were significantly less religious than previous generations (Boomers, Generation X) at the same … [Read more...]

Scotland Bans Creationism From Science Classes

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Secular victory: The government of Scotland has issued a clear statement prohibiting the teaching of creationism in science classrooms.In September 2014, the Scottish Secular Society (SSS) lodged a petition with the Scottish Parliament asking for an explicit position to be taken on creationism in schools: Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issue official guidance to bar the presentation in Scottish publicly funded schools of separate creation and of Young … [Read more...]

Creationist Defends Josh Duggar: If Evolution is True, Molesting Kids is OK


Leading creationist Eric Hovind argues that if evolution is true, it wasn’t wrong for Josh Duggar to sexually assault little girls, “because what one evolved bag of molecules does to another bag of molecules just doesn’t really matter.”Writing on his blog Creation Today, leading creationist Eric Hovind, son of imprisoned creationist theme park operator Kent Hovind, defended Duggar’s heinous acts by making an absurd argument involving evolution.Hovind, expressing the twisted moral logic of … [Read more...]

Pat Robertson: Treat Eating Disorders as Demonic Possession

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Bad medicine: Televangelist Pat Robertson tells viewers to treat eating disorders “as a demonic possession thing,” and claims an eating disorder “is like a demon and it needs to be rebuked and cast out.”Right Wing Watch reports: Today “The 700 Club” aired a report on a rehab facility for people with eating disorders, which got Pat Robertson to thinking about someone he knew who had had an eating disorder as well as Karen Carpenter, the singer who died after suffering from anorexia. … [Read more...]

Jessa Duggar: Atheists Don’t Exist and Science Proves Creationism

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Reality TV stars Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald visited the Institute for Creation Research in Texas where they promoted the false idea that atheists really do not exist and that science proves Biblical creationism.Jessa Duggar, reality TV star and victim of the radical Christian extremist movement known as Quiverfull, recently married Seewald in a tabloid extravaganza featured on 19 Kids and Counting, the wildly popular reality show that glamorizes the dark life of a family … [Read more...]

Vatican backed exorcism threatens the mental health of the vulnerable

Goya's painting of a Catholic priest performing an exorcism (Wikipedia)

Currently a controversial and dangerous course on exorcism approved by the Vatican is underway at the European University of Rome.The course is sponsored by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy and organized by the Sacerdos Institute, all with the approval of Pope Francis and the Vatican.The course runs from April 13 to 18, with reports indicating that at least 170 students are attending in order to learn how to “recognize and fight demonic possession.”The conference is an assault … [Read more...]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Don’t base government on ‘holy documents’

Wise words: Neil DeGrasse Tyson says government should not be based on “holy documents.” Instead, Tyson argues government should be based “on things that are objectively true.”Tyson, in a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Beast, said: It seems to me that the way you govern people is you base governance on things that are objectively true; that are true regardless of your belief system, or no matter what the tenets are of your holy documents. Later in the interview Tyson reiterates the p … [Read more...]

Creationist Ken Ham exploits children to lobby for Ark park tax break

Creationist Ken Ham exploits children in a public relations stunt aimed at shaming Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear into restoring illegal tax breaks for Ham’s Noah’s Ark theme park.Ham is angry that the state of Kentucky had the good sense to withdraw an offer of $18 million in tax breaks after it became clear that Ham’s Noah’s Ark theme park was not a tourist attraction, but a Christian ministry.In an attempt to garner sympathy for his cause and shame Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear into … [Read more...]