Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Kinds of irreligion

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irreligion Secular humanism embraces human reason, ethics, social justice, and philosophical naturalism while specifically rejecting religious dogma, supernaturalism, pseudoscience, and superstition as the bases of morality and decision making. Secular humanism posits that human beings are capable of being ethical and moral without religion or a god. Freethought holds that positions regarding

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Cult or religion ?

https://aeon.co/essays/theres-no-sharp-distinction-between-cult-and-regular-religion The historian J Gordon Melton of Baylor University in Texas says that the word ‘cult’ is meaningless: it merely assumes a normative framework that legitimises some exertions of religious power – those associated with mainstream organisations – while condemning others. Groups that have approved, ‘orthodox’ beliefs are considered legitimate, while

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U.K. Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse extend inquiry into other religions

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is currently looking at the extent to which institutions in England and Wales failed to protect children from sexual abuse. It is examining institutional failures in the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches but has yet to do anything specific on other religious organisations. An

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#USA #Voters #Trapped #Religion #Bias #AntiSecular

http://www.psypost.org/2017/05/study-uncovers-candidates-level-religiosity-can-impact-support-among-voters-48971 “The results have a number of implications for American politics,” Castle said. “First, they suggest that there is still a strong bias against secular candidates. In particular, we saw that Republicans had sharply negative reactions to the secular Republican candidate — in this treatment, the effect of party identification on

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