So, there's thousands and thousands of religions out there. Some are similar, others are completely different from any other. I'm a Christian - Baptist, but its hard for me to say so because I have my own views and sometimes question religions in general, including my own. For example:
God has been around for ever and ever, logically, that's completely impossible, and if he has been, it doesn't take him forever - 7000 ish years to realize he's bored and create the heavens and the earth.
There's all these religions, but only one is true, or maybe none of them are true. What about the very first religion, if there was one. Could it be a mix of every single major religion that just kept getting mixed up and taught differently throughout the centeries as does stories and legends?
It's just really hard for me to believe certain things...
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It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
The Harvard psychologist loves reading authors' rules for writing. Here are his own.
- Steven Pinker is many things: linguist, psychologist, optimist, Harvard professor, and author.
- When it comes to writing, he's a student and a teacher.
- Here's are his 13 rules for writing better, more simply, and more clearly.
It could put the American fossil fuel industry on a clear path to extinction.
- A bipartisan group of renowned economists has proposed the U.S. implement a carbon tax.
- The tax would increase until climate goals are met, and all proceeds would be given back to the people in equal lump-sums.
- Recent research suggests that a majority of people would support a carbon tax policy that redistributes proceeds back to citizens.
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