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Why Do We Toss Coins into Fountains?

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  When I was in Rome a few years ago, I tossed a coin into the Trevi fountain. It was just something every tourist wants to do. But have you ever wondered why people toss coins into fountains? Where on earth did this ritual come from? Peter Wells, in his book, Barbarians to Angels, The […]

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Five Ways Religion Threatens our Future

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Climate change I just finished listening to a fellow atheist, Bernie Dehler, debate Ken Hovind. Ken built a dinosaur theme park in Florida (he believes they were around when humans were). I was astounded to listen to his version of science. If you can’t observe it in a laboratory, it isn’t science. What? How about observing […]

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7 Reasons Why We Need More Secular Men

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Good men can be found in all walks of life, but there is one group of men whose qualities set the standard for our evolving modern world. Who are these men and what assets to they bring to the table of humanity? Here are 7 reasons why we need more secular men in America: Secular […]

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Ten Reasons Humans Developed Religion – Part B

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This blog post illustrates the last of ten reasons why humans developed religion. Enjoy! To create a compassionate practice Neanderthal, a precursor to modern humans, lived from 400,000 to about 40,000 years ago.[1] A skeleton, referred to as Shanidar I, shows an individual that had clearly been disabled long before his death.[2] Others must have […]

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Ten Reasons Humans Created Religion – Part A

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  To make sense of their world Humans are meaning seeking beings. They want answers to questions: why did the sky erupt in fire? Why did the sun go dark? Why did my newborn daughter die? And the list goes on. For many of these occurrences, early humans felt pure terror. Even when we know […]

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