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Bookmarks tagged with “religion”

  1. Christians aren’t being driven out of public life – they’re just losing their unfair advantages

    “Just as some men bleat that they are the oppressed because of feminism, Odone confuses a loss of advantage with an act of oppression. This is the shock of those who are losing their divine right to dominate.” (via @tomstuart)

  2. ‘Not believing in God makes life more precious’: meet the atheist ‘churchgoers’ | World news | The Guardian

    A few years ago I was wondering what an atheist Sunday “service” would be like. here we are.

  3. ‘Militant secularisation’ taking hold of British society, says Lady Warsi | World news | The Guardian

    When an absence of something — a null-state, no religion, an appreciation of the world as it actually is — is branded as “militant secularisation”, you’re being a little crazy. I wouldn’t say you were a “religious extremist” but, well, you know.

  4. Local councils have right to say their prayers, says Eric Pickles | Society | The Guardian

    Wow, I had no idea lots of councils have (Christian) prayers as part of their meetings. Nuts. it’s like living in America.

  5. Religious Faith and John Rawls by Kwame Anthony Appiah | The New York Review of Books

    Tracing John Rawls’ changing ideas from “the eternal claims of Christianity,” through ‘A Theory of Justice’s “appealing to the universal truths of reason,” to deriving ideals from the “shared consensus of democratic citizens.” (Subscribers only.)

  6. Paul Haggis Vs. the Church of Scientology : The New Yorker

    Long, long article about Scientology, focused on the screenwriter/director Paul Haggis who left after 34 years. Fascinatingly weird.

  7. If Britain decides to ban the burqa I might just start wearing one | David Mitchell | Comment is free | The Observer

    All wonderfully, beautifully sensible. “It’s not bigoted to disagree vociferously with people’s choices, as long as you’re even more vociferous in defending their right to make them.”

  8. Can Science Explain Religion? | The New York Review of Books

    I remember finding this interesting when I read it, but was offline at the time. Similarities and things between the major religions.

  9. Big Tent Atheism - Boing Boing

    I often wonder what a really populist atheism would look like. Could it exist? If so, would it look like anything?

  10. The Ladder at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

    There’s been a ladder perched on a balcony at the church since at least 1835. Fascinating story. (via Haddock)

  11. Gene Expression: Atheists for a Christian Europe?

    Has percentages for “no religion” census choices in various countries. (via Oblomovka)

  12. YouTube - The Late Edition - Britain’s Own War On Christmas

    Watch for the first 2 minutes 30 seconds rant about Christians complaining that “Christianity is under attack”. Brilliant. (via Haddock)

  13. The School Of Life - Homepage

    “A new cultural enterprise based in central London offering intelligent instruction on how to lead a fulfilled life.” A religion without religion? Intriguing. (via Kottke)

  14. Wired 14.11: The Church of the Non-Believers

    Dawkins, Dennett, Sam Harris. (via The Same River Twice)

  15. Evolution and Religion - Darwin’s God - Robin Marantz Henig - New York Times

    Why do people hold irrational, superstitious, religious views, and why does it persist over generations? Is there an evolutionary benefit? (via Kottke)

  16. Comment is free: Religions don’t deserve special treatment

    It’s a shame this needs saying, but still, great stuff. “It is time to refuse to tip-toe around people who claim respect, consideration, special treatment, or any other kind of immunity, on the grounds that they have a religious faith.” (via Haddock)

  17. Mapping religion in America (regionsofmind.blog-city.com)

    Fascinating and attractive maps showing the percentage of residents of all US counties that belong to different religions. (via Plasticbag)

  18. Trading Spouses Margaret freaking out - Google Video

    Very scary video from a US version of “Wife Swap”. Now, this woman vs Richard Dawkins would be interesting… (via Plasticbag.org)

  19. Bloggerheads (UK) - Jerry Springer, the BBC, Mediawatch UK, and those f**king c**ts at The Sun

    Wonderful deconstruction of the insane rabid Christians’ and tabloids’ mindless campaign. The ironies keep on coming.

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