No Religion, Please — We’re English

[T]he common people are without definite religious belief, and have been so for centuries. The Anglican Church never had a real hold on them, it was simply a preserve of the landed gentry, and the Nonconformist…

Scandinavia!

It was difficult to read this New York Times piece without feeling just a little cheered… Mr. Zuckerman, a sociologist who teaches at Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif., has reported his findings on religion in…

Human Rights and Faith

Here’s a good thumb-sucker piece, courtesy of Arts & Letters Daily, about the connection between human rights and religious belief. In there somewhere is a version of the “midwife” argument — i.e. that whether or not…

Bummer!

No wonder the newspaper business is in trouble. Look at the standard of reporting in this story from the Baltimore Sun: Police said a 58-year-old man stabbed his teenage son after he refused to take off…

How Many Miracles?

Incidentally, as a resource for arguing about Christianity, I have found the Christian Think Tank website invaluable. For example:  How many miracles did Jesus perform, according to the Gospels?  Answer: 36 … including three revivifications, which…

Suicide bombings, God & religion

I have a post here @ ScienceBlogs. Remember, correlation need not be transitive….

The God Who Wasn’t There

While reading my Sunday Telegraph this morning, my eye was caught by an ad for yet another proactive atheist venture, a movie (or at any rate a DVD) titled The God Who Wasn’t There. Its premise seems…

SR Sets the Pace

Does the New York Times read SecularRight.org? Here was me on Feb. 19 bringing up the Harvard Implicit Association Tests. Here was the Times on Feb. 20 bringing up the Harvard Implicit Association Tests. Coincidence? I…