Category Archives: Science Sundays

Religion and Mental Health (SS#14)

Citing previous research that ignored secular groups, this month researchers Jon T. Moore and Mark M. Leach published a study that seeks to explain “the relationship between religion and various facets of mental health” (p. 1). Their paper, titled “Dogmatism and … Continue reading

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Correlation between College Attendance and Liberal Beliefs (SS#13)

Conventional wisdom would have most of us believe that attending college strengthens students’ liberal beliefs and diminishes their religious beliefs. This idea is not lost on the church. In recent years the Catholic Identity College Guide’s list of faithful schools has swelled … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 5): What We Know So Far

[Published a day early because I will be very busy tomorrow] Anti-Atheist prejudice is an under-studied phenomenon, seemingly viewed by academics as systemic but not important or, by lay people, as irrelevant. Whatever the case may be prejudice against atheists … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 4) (SS#11)

For the last three weeks I have been discussing the academic literature studying anti-atheist prejudice. My goal with this project is to eventually weave this research together into something that more closely resembles a discussion amongst social and psychological scientists. … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 3) (SS#10)

For the past two weeks I’ve been reviewing the academic literature about anti-atheist prejudice in the US (here and here). In both reviews I’ve explained some recommended prejudice mitigating factors and even offered some of my own. This week I’ll … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 2) (SS#9)

If everyone in the world believed in god except me, there wouldn’t be much of a reason to form prejudices against me. At worst you’d probably just think I’m crazy. I wouldn’t be perceived as a threat. I’d just be … Continue reading

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Anti-Atheist Prejudice (Part 1) (SS#8)

Over the next several weeks I will be reviewing the literature regarding prejudice towards atheists in what will ultimately become a comprehensive literature review. This review, once complete, should suffice to say, “Prejudice against atheists is rampant.” Most, if not … Continue reading

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