Reading Time: 5 minutes Men depicted in age-old paintings and sculptures are often, to modern sensibilities, spectacularly under-endowed penis-wise. There are reasons.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A likely illegal campaign selling repurposed Nike sneakers as Satanic kicks has got South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem up in arms about “souls,” not rule of law.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Certain religions require that livestock animals be conscious when killed for slaughter. The European Court just ruled that states can ban that cruel rite.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As evangelicals continue to push Christianity in public schools, parents are pushing back, claiming it is unconstitutional. Courts are agreeing.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Turning water into wine and saving a party is a beloved tale about Jesus, who heeded an impossible request of his mother. Didn’t happen, though.
Reading Time: 5 minutes An interesting article in the online ezine “Aeon” posits that religious bureaucrats, not civilized states, invented writing thousands of years ago.
Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s the ageless, burning question of humanity: Is there a heaven or hell? After much study, eminent University of North Carolina scholar Bart Ehrman says no.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s good for atheists to remember that we don’t have a corner on virtue or even, necessarily, truth. Even people with what appear to be ill-advised beliefs can be noble.
Reading Time: 5 minutes A Kentucky amusement park with a Noah’s Ark theme and giant ark soaked tax funding from state and local governments because it promised jobs and tourists, a new documentary reveals.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You’d think evolution would be a done deal by now. But, no, Christian evangelicals remain unconvinced … and they’re still trying to insert the bogus Bible version in science classes.