Hostility Towards Christianity Has Not Increased

A sociologist who is a Christian maintains there is not evidence U.S. society is more hostile to Christians than in the past. Times have changed in certain ways he admits. One thing that has changed is corporations’ attitude toward the faith. Perhaps it was 30 years ago when the religious right complained about Disney theme…
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Sociology Of Religion 101

Religion has a strong element of “tribalism” in it. Beliefs help define who is in the group and who is outside it. This role of forming a group is so powerful it sometimes does not allow, or brings fear, when a group’s ideas might be wrong. Suppose you are one very afraid of death. You…
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Some Christian Parents Do Harm To Their LGBT Children

When the daughter of a well know conservative Christian learns she is attracted to same sex, what happens? There are, of course, many different reactions. The sad fact is suicide rates among gay children whose parents reject them is among the highest of all groups. A book just published was written by such a woman…
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Religion As An Instinct, Not The Result Of Study

A branch of science is trying to unravel why religion is so pervasive and persistent. Why is it that, although there are periods when religion lapses in popularity, it never disappears? Evidence suggests religion does not disappear because it  is part of human’s evolutionary makeup. If it were reality one religion or god would come…
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New Religion Is Based On Artificial Intelligence

Religion seems to me to be created in people’s minds. The gods people believe in are virtual ones. Now a former engineer at Google has started a religion overtly originating in the human mind. It is a god from artificial intelligence. All religions, so far as I know, claim to be based on so called…
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