'Religion' Archive

A Basket of Broken Eggs

April 4th, 2010 / Religion / 18 comments

In the past, I've discussed how Easter has been co-opted and corrupted by Christianity from what had been a pagan ...

Brain Damage Increases ‘Spirituality’

February 11th, 2010 / Religion, Science / 49 comments

I've maintained that religion and spirituality are inversely correlated with high-functioning intelligence.  (previous article, Religion Rots Your Brain And ...

Follow the Law!

December 24th, 2009 / Atheism, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 14 comments

Can't get through the season without saying something about the annual "War on Christmas," that perverse ritual when Bill O'Reilly, Bill Donohue and the whole gang of U.S. cultural conservatives ...

It’s Not Nice To Criticize People’s Myths

November 8th, 2009 / Atheism, Critical Thought, Religion / 21 comments

Editorials slamming "new atheism" as "strident," "tedious," "uninformed," or the kicker, "fundamentalist" crop up every week like new mushrooms sprouting ...

Are They Really Trying To Ban Divorce?

September 14th, 2009 / Current Affairs, Humor, Newswire, Religion / 8 comments

Apparently emboldened by the success of Prop. 8, it seems California religious nutters are now gathering signatures to put an initiative to ban divorce on the ballot in 2010. I still can't ...

The Pitch: Eternal Life Insurance

September 4th, 2009 / Marketing, Religion / 13 comments

Marketing as Seduction We assume marketing relies on a certain amount of hype, and consumers willing to suspend their disbelief. But ...

Glurge: “If You Are Not Ashamed, Pass this On…”

August 24th, 2009 / Religion, Stupid Things / 19 comments

My wife just mentioned a term I hadn't heard before: Glurge. But I've certainly experienced it. Now you can, too...   You're welcome. The image below is exactly how this ...

The Pseudo Science of the Spoken Word: Part 3

May 31st, 2009 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mark Prophet, Psychology, Religion / 53 comments

Continued from Part 2 From campaign speeches to tent revivals to late-night talk radio, countless orators throughout human history have influenced, cajoled, inspired, and galvanized the ...

The Atheist Bus Sides

February 8th, 2009 / Atheism, Marketing, Newswire, Religion / 12 comments

Religion has never needed much prodding to demonstrate its hypocrisy. It's almost a weekly perp-walk of the clergy across the world stage with their sexual indiscretions. Then there's the lying ...

New-Age ‘Spiritual Living’ Confusion

February 6th, 2009 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 3 comments

Wow, I shouldn't be surprised any more, but I always am. It seems the new-agers take the same apologetics used by religion, then add on top their notions of universal ...

Harvard Crimson Prints “Atheism is Faith” Canard

December 16th, 2008 / Atheism, Newswire, Religion / 11 comments

The Church of Atheism By DHRUV K. SINGHAL Its standard-bearers swarm across oceans and mountains, propagating a vitriolic doctrine of bigotry and intolerance ...

Dalai Lama Slams Sex in Post-Hoc Rationalization

November 29th, 2008 / Celebrities, Newswire, Psychology, Religion / 49 comments

Sex invariably spells trouble, says Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama, the exiled Tibetan spiritual and temporal leader, on Friday said sex spelt fleeting satisfaction and trouble later, while ...

CUT Leaders Deny 1990 Nuclear War Prediction

November 25th, 2008 / Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Newswire, Religion / 4 comments

More revisionist propaganda from CUT leaders in a new AP article: In March 1990, thousands of church members who had descended on the Yellowstone area entered the shelters to ...

They Can Dish It Out, But They Can’t Take It

November 23rd, 2008 / Atheism, Bigotry, Newswire, Religion / 3 comments

Controversial 'Imagine No Religion' billboard removed in Rancho Cucamonga A billboard with the message "Imagine No Religion" is no more. Sign company General Outdoor removed the sign by ...

Prop. 8 Protest - A Beautiful Sight

November 16th, 2008 / Bigotry, Current Affairs, Newswire, Religion / 12 comments

I love the energy at this anti-Prop. 8 protest in San Diego. This bad law is SO getting tossed. You can't write discrimination into the state constitution without a supermajority ...

Putting the Perps in Charge of ‘Healing’

October 23rd, 2008 / Newswire, Religion / 2 comments

What other institution could get away with this? OAKLAND, California (CNN) -- Terrie Light stands outside Oakland's stunning new modern cathedral in a first-of-its-kind garden that honors victims ...

Abstinence Marriage Challenge Draws No Takers

October 23rd, 2008 / Humor, Newswire, Religion, Stupid Things / 6 comments

A "challenge" promising $10,000 for a wedding to couples who agree to abstain from sex and undergo religious counseling is going down in flames. No one has stepped up ...