Guest blog by: Jason Paul Benell
Recently the IRS settled with the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) concerning the political activism that many religious groups have engaged in over the past years. FFRF challenged the IRS on the grounds that religious organizations receive preferential treatment due to their church status, citing the requirement for all non-profit groups file special financial accountability forms while churches do not. They allege that “this preferential treatment directly benefits churches while discriminating against other non-profit organizations solely on the...
Name: Ryan Carnett
Location: Springfield, MO
Former Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational Christian
Name: Rachel Head
Location: Emporia, KS
Former Religious Affiliation: Mormon and Wiccan
Label: Atheist, Humanist
For many years now all I have heard from Christians are that they have god given morals that somehow give them the ability to do better at life than anyone else. Their god, scriptures, and set of moral codes ensure that they are the higher authority on not only morality but in all areas of life. So I decided to see if this was true.
Atheists overall have lower poverty rates than Christians, Society Without God (Zuckerman, 2008). This is due to the psychology of religion leaching onto the poor to give them hope and security that after all of this pain and suffering there is a better eternal...
Name: Taylor Richard
Location: Des Moines, IA
Former Religious Affiliation: Christian, Jewish
Affiliated Organization: Drake University Secular Student Alliance