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Holy Horrors: Religious slaughter through the centuries

Without religion, divisions would blur with passing generations; children would adapt to new times, mingle, intermarry, forget ancient wounds.

Think religion makes society less violent? Think again.

If it were true that when belief in God weakens, societal well-being diminishes, then we should see abundant evidence for this. But we don’t.

The history of religion in the United States: Liberty and theocracy

Never before have Americans needed to be reminded more of where American religious liberty started. This country was never a country...

Why the Future of Religion Is Bleak

Religion has been waning in influence for several centuries, especially in Europe and North America.

Holy Freeloading! 10 Ways Religious Groups Suck on the Public Purse

Religion is big business. There are lots of options (over 30,000 variants of Christianity alone), and if the scale is right it can pay really,…

Does the Internet Spell Doom For Organized Religion?

The Vatican, and the Mormon Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and the Southern Baptist Convention should be very worried.

How evangelicals are making children their missionaries in public schools

Adults can't proselytise in schools – but kids can. Hence a new scam by fundamentalists to circumvent church-state separation.

The 4- to 14-Year-Old Window: Turning Children Into Evangelists in Public Schools

Right is not a single organization, and yet it is surprisingly well organized in a certain way. It is a “grassroots movement” by definition.