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Religionists often remark that they do not see a way to live without religion. Apparently they are unaware that approximately 2 billion people around the world live lives free of religious control. It is not difficult and now a new … Continue reading

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Media coverage of and commentary on Gregory Paul’s research

MEDIA COVERAGE OF AND COMMENTARY ON GSP RESEARCH ANALYSIS – Gregory Paul on Religion Domain-of-Darwin at Deviant Art blog 12/29/09 Are We Better Off Without Religion? Susan Blackmore The Guardian 12/8/09 Who Needs God When We’ve Got Mammon? David Villano … Continue reading

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You cannot end the religious indoctrination of vulnerable children

There is a presumption that religious indoctrination of children is a good thing. This presumption is based on tradition, not ethically valid logic. For certain sensitive children the horrors present in the bible and koran can have a serious impact on their mental health. Furthermore, because the horrors incite fear the memories are difficult to erase. Once indoctrinated, children tend to grow into adults that remain indoctrinated. The tide is turning against indoctrination and the trend can be accelerated. Continue reading

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An insightful personal narrative of an apostate

Image by ruSSeLL hiGGs via Flickr http://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/9fg1b/atheism_vs_theism_may_seem_like_a_battle_of_wits/ It is generally common for atheists to consider that the arguments against religion boil down to science, the facts, debate, etc. It puzzles many why someone when faced with all the evidence for … Continue reading

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Science vs. Religion: Ideology and Methodology

I’ve had several private correspondences over the last couple of days dealing with what I’ve started calling the Church of Dawkins.  A significant number of theists and atheists seem to believe that there’s some sort of cult forming around everything … Continue reading

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Thought for atheist pride day

Image via Wikipedia We are not endeavouring to chain the future but to free the present. We are not forging fetters for our children but we are breaking those our fathers made for us. We are the advocates of inquiry, … Continue reading

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Indoctrination and “losing the faith”

One of the things that was drilled into me as a child was that I needed to attend church frequently so that I would not fall away from the faith.   I was warned vividly (and often) that every member … Continue reading

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