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Unitarians Sue for Religious Freedom to Use Solar Panels

First Parish Unitarians are crying ‘foul’ over a recent denial to allow solar panels on the rooftop of their iconic church in Bedford, Massachusetts. Declaring the Historic District Commission’s (HDC) decision was “legally untenable, unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious,” the congregation has filed a suit against the Town of Bedford. Specifically pointing to the US Constitution’s […]

August 17th

Why Religion Must Escape Its Harmful Image

It’s no secret that our modern world is witnessing a mass exodus from organized religion. In the United States, one-fifth of the public — and a third of adults under 30 — are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling. And just 51% of the European Union’s 27 nations said […]

November 6th

Christianity’s Influence on the Air Conditioner

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “Cosmos” has fueled debate between creationists and defenders of science. Creationists complain that the show doesn’t devote adequate time to Christianity and their misguided belief that the Earth is only 4,000 years old. Defenders of science rightfully respond that that creationism is a religious belief with no scientific validity — sometimes with […]

May 19th

Science and Religion… and Doubt

By James Camparo Some who profess to be scientifically minded, including some scientists, will rail against the irrationality of the religious.  Science, they will argue, through systematic and unbiased organization and interpretation of facts, shows that Nature can be understood without the biased trappings of religious or spiritual explanation. “And when I say facts,” they […]

December 13th