News Ticker

Here’s What the Research Shows About Public Perceptions of Atheists

Will Gervais, the University of Kentucky professor who’s done a lot of research into public perception of atheism, gave a talk a few months ago at the University of Texas at Austin, and the video is now up online:

Will Gervais, the University of Kentucky professor who’s done a lot of research into public perception of atheism, gave a talk a few months ago at the University of Texas at Austin, and the video is now up online:

It’s short! And it’s really interesting! Check it out. Especially the 9:50 mark where he talks about distrust people have toward different groups.

(Thanks to Richard for the link)

In the spotlight

For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609
[MORE]

Leave a comment