One of my posts is included in the Carnival of the Godless this week.  Along with mine there are several other articles that I think are worth drawing further attention to.

  • How Religion, Religious Groups, and Beliefs are Privileged:  Studies still find that atheists are America’s most distrusted minority, ranking below Muslims, recent immigrants, homosexuals and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society”.  In contrast, religions and religious people are afforded rights that would be roundly trounced if they were given to, say, men or whites.
  • Moral Fallacies: Morality doesn’t just come from religion and, in fact, religion can make it worse.  Non-theistic morality can, alternatively, be based on compassion and respect.
  • The relation of war to religion: in a fascinating step beyond a pair of Science articles this author draws the connection between the traits found to encourage war (in-group altruism and out-group hostility) and the traits found in most religions.

There are other good articles, so definitely take a look!

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