As individuals, atheists tend to score high on measures of intelligence, especially verbal ability and scientific literacy. They value freedom of thought.
To paraphrase Christopher Hitchens, these twelve dubious concepts belong in the dustbin of history just as soon as we can get them there.
Religion is an extremely touchy topic. Church members often become angry if anyone questions their supernatural dogmas.
For thinking people, there's only one possible answer to the age-old problem of evil: The all-loving Father proclaimed by many faiths cannot exist.
Suppose a miracle is reported. Some Americans will embrace this news joyfully, as evidence of the holy, while others will be skeptical.
Fact 7: Almost all of the myths and moral philosophies attributed to Jesus can be found in earlier mythologies and philosophies.
Accommodationism is fashionable, but that has less to do with its intellectual merits than with widespread solicitude toward religion.
Politicians always call religion a mighty force for good. President Reagan labeled it “the bedrock of moral order”. They say it builds brotherhood.
Without religion, divisions would blur with passing generations; children would adapt to new times, mingle, intermarry, forget ancient wounds.
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.