How Many Atheists Are There?

Not that numbers matter, but its nice to see a rise in the number of people willing to claim they are atheists or non-theists. The decline in church attendance is also encouraging. How many atheists are there? Gallup poll on religion: here Pew on religion: here In 2013, the accuracy…

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Religion’s Death Toll

James A. Haught [This article was first published in 1990.  For that reason, neither the ongoing carnage in the middle east nor terrorist attacks in the past 25+ years are mentioned.] Ronald Reagan often called religion the world’s mightiest force for good, “the bedrock of moral order.” George Bush said…

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Proof of…

While I like some of what Richard Carrier has written, I have to say I am a little disturbed by his attempts to use Bayes Theorem with history. R. Joseph Hoffmann has a nice synopsis of the issues with Carrier’s logic, or the lack of it, here.

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Religions Conflict

  If you have come here for the religions conflict sticker you have come to the right place. Yes, the design is in in protest of the ubiquitous “coexist” iteration of various religious symbols. While we might be able to coexist, cults and religions come into being because they occupy…

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