A philosophy webcomic about the inevitable anguish of living a brief life in an absurd world. Also Jokes
A father-son writing and illustration team tells the story of the Western thinkers that fell afoul of the church at the dawn of modernity.
It’s commonly accepted that as societies become more modern, religion loses its grip. But recent research suggests it’s more complicated than that.
f the idea of freedom bound Camus and Sartre philosophically, then the fight for justice united them politically. They were committed to confronting and curing injustice, and, in their eyes, no group of people was more unjustly treated than the workers, the proletariat.
Jedi, the worship of the mythology of Star Wars is not a religion, says the Charity Commission.
It’s a strengthening of a 1998 religions freedom law, which established the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, dedicated to protecting religious liberty around the world.
Abortion rights activists may have found an unlikely ally in the Satanic Temple, which has vowed to oppose a new Texas state rule requiring fetal tissue be given a burial or cremation.
In the 2001 Australian census, over 70,000 citizens indicated that their religion was Jedi. That number fell to around 58,000 in 2006, then rose back up to over 64,000 for the 2011 census. Of course, Jedi, based on the ancient spiritual organization from Star Wars, isn’t a real theistic religion, just a fun way to either stick it to the government or showcase your Star Wars fandom.
A Chicago-area woman says she wants to fight for her right to wear a pasta strainer on her head in her driver’s license photo, claiming the item is an expression of her religious beliefs.
“Caught in the Pulpit” author Daniel Dennett on closeted atheist clergy and our new age of radical transparency