Barack Obama’s speech on religion in America

I just watched Barack Obama’s recent speech on religion in America. I *really* like what he had to say. Obama discusses a few key interrelated topics: his personal religious background, the religious divide in America, and the importance of upholding church-state separation. Advertisements

Faking faith to get one’s kids into UK state-funded religious schools

It has been pointed out frequently by prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris that there are notably more nonreligious people than statistics indicate. For a variety of reasons (e.g., fear of negative social consequences), it seems that some atheists and agnostics are claiming to be of faith. In the UK, a new … Continue reading

The “Oppression” of Christians in America

It’s become somewhat popular among hardline Christians in America to claim that they are being oppressed. “The scientific community is oppressing Intelligent Design” (which isn’t scientific, is based on no evidence, makes no predictions, and has been proven to be nothing more than Creationism in a cheap disguise, and was even rejected outside of the … Continue reading