There Are Atheists In Saudi Arabia

Though it is still anecdotal, there is evidence of growing atheism in this oil country. Not so long ago revealing to anyone you are an atheist was very dangerous. There was the possibility of government arrest. Also one assumed whoever you were talking to was a follower of the faith and would be offended. According…
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More Evidence Religion Will Not Save Us

Until recently, a satellite circled the planet Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, and measured its orbit. What the satellite found was that the planet’s path moved, ever so slightly, away from the sun. That is, the gravitational force holding Mercury in its path weakened. This is consistent with Einstein’s theory which was tested…
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The Earliest Writing About Religion Was Cave Art

I never tire of reading about ancient art discovered in caves. The pictures drawn on cave walls tell us, just like words on paper, what was in the mind of the writer/artist. Modern equipment allows exploration of cave areas not reachable before. Modern lighting exposes art which has been overlooked for decades. What the drawings…
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LGBT Housing Offered At A Catholic University

A Catholic university, Georgetown, in Washington, D.C., recently announced a housing initiative devoted to those students who have under gone or are under going a sexual change. The announcement set off angry responses from conservative Catholics. Conservatives do not like either gays or trans people. Conservatives, of course, refer to the Bible. That is exactly…
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Norway Is Decriminalizing Drug Use

Following the success of Portugal, Norway is in the process of eliminating laws against using drugs. It has decided filling its courts with nonsense is not in Norway’s best interests. When I write about legalizing drugs in the U.S., people tell me it will lead to drug-crazy people stumbling around everywhere. That is what they…
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