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Religion, unlike skin colour, is a matter of choice, so criticism of others' religious beliefs is legitimate. The sites here provide some answers to the religious bigotry listed at The Millenium Project.
Articles about religion from The Millenium Project:
Some articles by other people.
books about religion and its effects.
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"This site offers information that a) helps equip Christians to logically present and defend the Christian faith, and that b) encourages Christians and non-Christians to understand, evaluate and compare various religious claims"
"This website is dedicated to people everywhere who are trying to break the iron grip that religion exerts on their day to day lives. This is not an anti-religious rant. There would be no point to that, because religion, just like all of us, is a natural result of evolution".
"The Commonwealth shall not make any law for establishing any religion, or for imposing any religious observance, or for prohibiting the free exercise of any religion, and no religious test shall be required as a qualification for any office or public trust under the Commonwealth".
Where better to find out what is really in the Bible than to look at the book itself?
The Book of Common Prayer is one of the major works of English literature. Since its introduction in the mid-1500's it has exerted enormous influence on the religious and literary lives of all who speak the English language.
Broken Rites Australia - fighting church sexual abuse since 1993
Children's Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD, Inc.) is a non-profit national membership organization established in 1983 to protect children from abusive religious and cultural practices, especially religion-based medical neglect. CHILD opposes religious exemptions from duties of care for children.
CINAM is a Christian based information and resource organization which seeks to educate the church as well as the wider audience of health consumers about issues which occur with "alternative" and other fringe health practices. CINAM evaluates alternative health practices, products, and promoters, considering both science and the spiritual / philosophical issues. Of particular interest is mis-information, quackery, health fraud, and spiritual world view.
Certain events give us cause to think about what we think and how we think about it. This is an essay about skepticism and critical thinking written immediately following September 11, 2001.
"ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public's trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship"
Exposing the Con of Scientology
Mainly about Jehovah's Witnesses and The Watchtower Society
"We are committed to scientific inquiry and the enhancement of human values. This combines both reason and compassion in realizing ethical wisdom. It focuses on the principles of personal integrity: individual freedom and responsibility. It includes a commitment to social justice, planetary ethics, and developing shared values for the human family."
"Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs"
Lisa McPherson, a Dallas native, a line dancing enthusiast, and a dedicated Scientologist for most of her adult life, died on December 5, 1995, after 17 days in the custody of the Church of Scientology. She was 36 years old. This site presents the information collected by the Clearwater Police Department in their investigation of Lisa's death.
MinistryWatch is an online database with profiles on more than 400 of the largest church and parachurch ministries in the United States. It is also a place where you can learn about how to be a "responsible giver".
Narconon is an international drug rehabilitation organisation which claims a presence in 26 countries around the world. This website offers a critical examination of Narconon's claims, contrasting them with the strong body of opposing evidence.
Poe's Law is an axiom suggesting that it's difficult to distinguish between parodies of religious fundamentalism (or, more generally, parodies of any crackpot or extremist belief) and genuine proponents of religious fundamentalism, since they both seem equally insane.
Following the recent amendment of the NSW Education Act 1990, students who don't attend Special Religious Education (SRE) / Scripture classes in NSW public schools now have a legal right to receive philosophical ethics classes as an option to supervised 'private study'
"This religion simplified website is a condensed information only site, which presents and discusses the different types of religions practiced today. All this information is available from other sources, hard copy, online and in much greater detail"
"No peace among the nations without peace among the religions. No peace among religions without dialogue between the religions. No dialogue between the religions without investigation of the foundation of the religions." Hans Küng
"This website explores the beliefs and practices of Scientology, then compares those beliefs and practices to those of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism"
"I think Scientology is breaking the law and hurting people, and I want them to stop".
One form of religious bigotry is fundamentalism, or a belief in the inerrancy of the literal Bible. This site points out the inconsistencies and contradictions in the Bible and also highlights the parts that the true believers would rather not talk about.
This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for scientific skepticism.
"to expose and elucidate the Scientology enterprise's Suppressive Person Doctrine, to defend Suppressive Persons, to unite them against this pernicious doctrine and its Scientologist proponents, and to participate in the process of eliminating this doctrine"
A web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Tolerance.org encourages people from all walks of life to "fight hate and promote tolerance."
"If you're a Scientologist or if you're interested in the technology of Scientology but have some concerns about outpoints within the Church of Scientology, this site is intended for you".
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
The Unbound Bible is a collection of searchable Bibles consisting of: 10 English versions including the NASB, Greek and Hebrew Versions (the original Bible languages), 4 ancient versions, 42 versions in other languages
If you want to know what the Catholic Church thinks, ask the experts.