The rise of the 'Nones'

Religiously unaffiliated people have been growing as a share of all Americans for some time. Pew Research Center’s massive 2014 Religious Landscape Study makes clear just how quickly this is happening, and also shows that the trend is occurring within a variety of demographic groups – across genders, generations and racial and ethnic groups, to name a few. Click here to read the rest of this article.

Proof that Genesis 3:14 is nonsense

Snakes lost their legs as a result of Evolution,
not because they were cursed by God.
"14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:"
A 113-million-year-old fossil from Brazil is the first four-legged snake that scientists have ever seen. Several other fossil snakes have been found with hind limbs, but the new find is estimated to be a direct ancestor of modern snakes.
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Old Comments

Steve and I have managed to restore the first five years of older comments. The remainder will be restored over the next few days. Credo: Your splendid review of Faith vs Fact has been added to the June 5 main article and not as a comment.

Extracts from Faith vs. Fact by Jerry Coyne (1)

There’s no surer route to immersion in the conflict between science and religion than becoming an evolutionary biologist. Nearly half of Americans reject evolution completely, espousing a biblical literalism in which every living species, or at least our own, was suddenly created from nothing less than ten thousand years ago by a divine being. And most of the rest believe that God guided evolution one way or another— a position that flatly rejects the naturalistic view accepted by evolutionary biologists: that evolution, like all phenomena in the universe, is a consequence of the laws of physics, without supernatural involvement. In fact, only about one in five Americans accepts evolution in the purely naturalistic way scientists see it.................... 

Eddie Izzard on Young Earth Creationism

Comment of the week

By Mark

I didn't try to be a CD to be honest. I had to suffer the usual round of wasted Sundays plus youth days and endless boring irrelevant talks at fraternals, but from a young age I could see the whole religion for the nonsense that it was Many of my peers succumbed to the indoctrination and blatant guilt tripping, but it just seemed to bounce off me until I was old enough to say "No more!" I now live a productive and satisfying life without the constraints and silliness that go with belief in an omnipresent man in the sky.

Video: Lawrence Krauss on science, religion and philosophy

A C Grayling on the case against religion + new video

A C Grayling
By A C Grayling

Religious faith has many manifestations. There are people of sincere piety for whom the religious life is a source of deep and powerful meaning. For them and for others, a spiritual response to the beauty of the world, the vastness of the universe, and the love that can bind one human heart to another, feels as natural and necessary as breathing. Some of the art and music that has been inspired by faith counts among the loveliest and most moving expressions of human creativity. It is indeed impossible to understand either history or art without an understanding of what people believed, feared and hoped through their religious conceptions of the world and human destiny.

Videos: 'First Peoples' Season 1 Episodes 1 - 4

See how the mixing of prehistoric human genes led the way for our species to survive and thrive around the globe. Archaeology, genetics and anthropology cast new light on 200,000 years of history, detailing how early humans became dominant.

The book of Genetics, not the book of Genesis, is the true account of human origins. Forget everything that the Christadelphians have ever told you and discover the real truth about how we got here.

"I tried very hard to become a Christadelphian"

By Simon Tankeris
(Name changed by Editor)
I am the son of Christadelphians; I am not, however a Christadelphian.  From as early as I can remember I was taken to morning and evening meetings, Sunday School, fraternals up and down the country, outings and visits to many brethren and sisters homes. My father, who was a decent bloke, would spend many evenings writing sheets of notes to be the basis of an exhortation or lecture. Every Wednesday he would go to the Bible Class. Every other Tuesday it was the Mutual Improvement Class.