A recent study has shown that religious fundamentalism is partly the result of a functional impairment in the prefrontal cortex, where damage to particular areas may indirectly promote religious fundamentalism by diminishing cognitive flexibility and openness.
A man in his early 20’s has been sentenced to death by public beheading on charges of apostasy, after an Appeals Court rejected his insanity plea for being “drunk and high.” He was arrested in 2014 after uploading a video in which he renounced Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
Two Kentucky Republicans have introduced a bill that would make the Christian bible, especially the crucifixion of Jesus, the trials of Job, and the Ten Commandments part of the public high school curriculum.
Conquer the world by intelligence, and not merely by being slavishly subdued by the terror that comes from it. The whole conception of God is a conception derived from the ancient Oriental despotisms. It is a conception quite unworthy of free men.