A few months ago I published a piece in the online journal Salon entitled “Religion’s Smart-People Problem.” It generated over 2,500 comments on the site and had over 66,000 facebook shares. I thought my readers might be interested in hearing from some of my most vociferous critics. Continue reading Critics of “Religion’s Smart-People Problem”
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso in 2007
Why should I be moral? One answer is that if we are moral, the gods will reward us; and if not, the gods will punish us. Continue reading Does Morality Depend on Religion?
Salon magazine recently featured an article about the forthcoming Oscar-winner Alex Gibney’s explosive new HBO documentary Continue reading The Origin of Scientology
While this pokes fun at Biblical literalists, and irrationality should be open to ridicule, I don’t post it to make fun of all religion. Continue reading Some Interesting Biblical Prescriptions
A recent study, conducted at the University of British Columbia suggests that analytical thinking can decrease religious belief. Continue reading Logic Decreases Religious Beliefs