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Religion: Divorced from the Hallmarks of Rationality

We can and do use the same scientifically-rigorous approaches of observation, analysis, trial and error, and conclusion when approaching questions of meaning, purpose, and right and wrong. Read more here

Is Disbelief Rational?

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Rumors of the irrationality of faith are prejudiced, premature, and probably based in poor reasoning. Read more here

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Religion and Politics: Some Ground Rules for Engagement

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The problem isn’t faith and politics interacting, it’s how they relate to one another. That relationship need not be a problem if some simple ground rules are kept in mind. Read more here

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Movies Generate Empathy and Broaden Our Circle of Concern

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Movies can nourish us with good art and strengthen us to do good and be good in our great world. Read more here

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Just Be Good for Goodness’ Sake: Humanism and Charitable Giving

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Humanists give because we know a higher power won’t save us; we have to save each other. It’s about being good because it’s the right thing to do. Read more here

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Humanist Egalitarianism Puts People First

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We can build a fair society through naturalism and pragmatism. Read more here

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Channel Editors’ Roundtable: Managing the Conversation on Faith

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Listen in on the conversation of some of the Patheos Channel Managers as they talk about how to engage a multifaith world. Read more here

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The Rise of the Latino Nones

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The rise of religiously unaffiliated Latinos will change everything from politics to the way that Latino identity is configured. Read more here

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The Decline of Creeds and (Eventually) a More Secular, Humanist America

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From a humanist perspective, the rejection of dogmatic thinking is more important than the outright rejection of God. Read more here

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American Atheism: Moving Beyond Stigmas

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Labels such as atheist, humanist, and agnostic will become more prevalent and more socially acceptable, and that we will continue to be a better, more ethical, responsible, freer nation as a result. Read more here

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