How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook
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How The Handmaid’s Tale Is The Christian Right’s Playbook

Is the U.S. headed for more seasons of Queer Eye, or will that be illegal Under His Eye? I’m Francesca Fiorentini, and in this episode, we’re talking about the growing Christian nationalist movement in the U.S. and how it’s tearing down the separation between church and state. This super-right-wing version …

Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way
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Atheist Voicemails #23: From Friends to Foe: How Religion Got in the Way

You have reached Atheist Republic voicemails. God may not be listening to you but the citizens of the Atheist Republic are. Leave us a voicemail at atheistrepublic.com for a chance to have your message broadcast to our followers worldwide. Send us your opinions, stories, advice, or concerns. Together, we’ll build …

Religion In The UK
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Religion In The UK

Hi everyone. I’ve been asked to say a few words about religion here in Britain. Well, as you probably know, we’re a Christian country like you are in America. We’re not quite as Christian as you are, because after all you’ve still got the death penalty, but traditionally we practise …

Bad Religion – Don’t Sell Me Short [acoustic cover]
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Bad Religion – Don’t Sell Me Short [acoustic cover]

we don’t need any more mountains ’cause the trail builders failed to give us passage there so we can’t reach the sky we don’t need any more failure ’cause there is human tragedy that is written everywhere we are all too young to die like a mystery that’s here to …

punishing doubt | religious condemnation of thought [cc]
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punishing doubt | religious condemnation of thought [cc]

Doubt is an inevitable part of life for every one of us. We experience doubts about ourselves, about other people and about the ever-changing world around us. Some doubts are easily resolved; with others, resolution might seem unattainable. Some doubts point to significant personal implications for us; with others, the …

My Relationship with Religion | Hannah Witton
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My Relationship with Religion | Hannah Witton

– Hey, guys. It is day two of Vlognukkah, where I’m uploading daily videos for the eight days of Hanukkah. And I thought today I would just do a unscripted chat about my relationship with religion. Completely by coincidence, ’cause I do wear this hoodie all of the time. It …

Primum Non Nocere – Religion and Healthcare
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Primum Non Nocere – Religion and Healthcare

The fact that they can’t get, receive sterilizations or abortions at a Catholic health service facility is not a form of suffering at all. As a matter of fact, that we’re protecting them from evil things that can happen to them. She said that was it a, uh, Catholic hospital …

degrading love — part one | how religions distort ‘love’ [cc]
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degrading love — part one | how religions distort ‘love’ [cc]

‘I love you’ This simple phrase, expressed in countless languages down the centuries has performed many roles. It’s served as a lovers’ mantra; an affirmation of family bonds; a sex-worker’s roleplay; an emotional blackmailer’s weapon; a domestic abuser’s justification; a celebrity’s message to fans; a stalker’s confession; a songwriter’s lyric …

Cross cultural forms of religious (non)commitment
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Cross cultural forms of religious (non)commitment

My name is Benjamin Grant Purzycki, and I’m a senior researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. In my view cross-cultural research is absolutely important particularly with respect to making sense of religion. Because for the past century or so we’ve focused almost exclusively on moralistic deities, certain …

Sandi Toksvig: Introducing humanism, non-religious approaches to life
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Sandi Toksvig: Introducing humanism, non-religious approaches to life

We live in an increasingly pluralistic world. We are surrounded by a diversity of beliefs. Today, an increasing number of people are not religious. Many believe that the universe is a natural phenomenon with no supernatural side. They believe that this is the one life we have. And they want …