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How Stephen Hawking Got It Right On Religion

The belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a "fairy story" for people afraid of death, the late Professor Stephen Hawking said.

U.S. Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

The religious landscape of the US continues to change at a rapid clip. Americans who believe in God are in decline.

Bible Authors May Have Been High on Cannabis

It would seem that cannabis played no small part in the religious ceremonies of the priests and prophets of early Judah.

Bishop: Women should skip college so they are not smarter than their husbands

Bishop Edir Macedo claims that women should not be allowed to go to college because if they do they will be smarter than their husbands.

Study: Atheists are nicer to Christians than Christians are to Atheists

A study from Ohio University provides evidence that atheists behave more fairly towards Christians than Christians behave towards atheists.

COVID-19 Means A Worldwide Lessening Of Religious Fantasy

Religious fantasy can no longer be offered as a route to human survival. We humans are in charge and responsible.

Every Christmas tradition is pagan in origin

Every, single, Christmas tradition was taken from a pagan tradition or religion – long before Christianity entered the mix.

The Christian Right could be irrelevant by 2024

While the older cohort of the Christian Right is aging and dying out, the younger is abandoning it due to being fed up.

How the “prosperity gospel” convinces poor people to give everything to grifty millionaire preachers

The prosperity gospel is the most predatory form of mainstream religion in practice today, and it benefits from the US tax code.

Christianity No More Than Roman Government Propaganda

Throughout history, powerful governments have tried to control popular opinion, and often haven’t hesitated to flagrantly manipulate the truth.

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