Does religious unbelief exist? | Dr Lois Lee | Think Kent

Hi, I’m Lois Lee and I’m a Research Fellow here at the University of Kent and I also direct the Understanding Unbelief programme and I’m going to talk today about unbelief. So, over the past 10 years there’s been growing interest in atheism and other forms of religious unbelief and that’s reflected in our academic…

Religious and secular nationalism

[MUSIC] As foundations for nation states, religious nationalism and secular nationalism are often thought of as polar opposites. Those who value secular nationalism often depict religious nationalism as backward, irrational, repressive, and violent. In contrast, secular nationalism is depicted as modern, rational, liberal, and peaceful. On the other hand, those who value religious nationalism often…

Religion as ritual – 60 Second Adventures in Religion (2/4)

Sixty second adventures in religion. Number two, religion as ritual. Isidore Auguste Marie Francois Xavier Comte was a French philosopher and one of the founders of sociology – who preferred to be known as ‘Auguste.’ He believed that society went through three stages – first, that primitive people thought things they didn’t understand were down…

Were the Founders Religious?

What were the religious beliefs of the Founding Fathers of the United States? There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding this subject. But there shouldn’t be. Because of their prominence, I will discuss George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin — our nation’s first three Presidents, and the man referred to as “the…

EPIC Religious Debate Faith Vs Logic

I’m not going to lie — The world has been around for 6000 years? Do you believe that slavery slavery is OK? NO! Alright well we’ve just proven that and the Bible said it It says slavery is OK?? [unclear] – Morally – We’re not for slavery — yea – Leviticus yeah, stuff they don’t…

My Problem With Religion | Cosmic Skeptic

have you ever noticed that there’s a stunning correlation between a person’s place of birth and their religious affiliation have you ever noticed that there’s a stunning correlation between someone’s parents religious beliefs and their own I can’t count the amount of times that upon asking a theist why they subscribe to a particular religion…

Should Religion be Allowed in Public Schools?

We’ve all heard the arguments. Religion does not belong in publicly funded schools. That would be a violation of the separation of church and state right?! Where I live, in Canada, there are three provinces that give constitutional status to what are called separate schools. Now these are schools that reflect the doctrines of a…