Religious Skeptics, You Are Needed Now More Than Ever

This is a call for religious skeptics. Today we are subjected to more advertising than perhaps ever. Efforts to make good impressions are taught in grade school. Political techniques to bend our thinking are sophisticated. The public’s ability to deal with all of this is not static, however. It learns as time passes and improves,…
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Religion And The Firing Of FBI’s Comey

There is no end to speculation as to what goes on in the mind of James Comey, the FBI Director fired by Trump last week. Among that speculation are those who dug out Comey’s academic thesis on the religious philosopher Reinhold Niebahr. Niebahr has been referred to by several presidents. The question is whether Niebahr still…
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Preachers Are Doing Fewer Weddings

The new trend in weddings skips both the church and the pastor that works there. One pastor tells his story. The pastor noticed he was being asked less frequently to perform weddings. Then he watched a member of his congregation obtain a certificate to officiate weddings and earn a good living. The pastor in the…
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Spiritualism, Communicating With The Dead

There is a community on the East Coast devoted to the practice of Spiritualism. While we can assume there have been people since the beginning who thought they could communicate with the dead, this particular branch originated in the 1800’s here in the U.S. The closest I have been to anyone believing spiritualism was a…
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What Does Polling Tell Us About Atheists Versus Believers

Everyone who has studied polling knows the question asked can influence the conclusions that follow. The question, “Do you believe in God?” provides 80% positive answers but may lead to misleading conclusions about the popularity of Christianity. Everyone agrees there is social pressure to fit in with society’s norms. One norm is Christianity. So, when…
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