Category Archives: Belief

Everything you know is wrong: Wikipedia’s ‘List of Common Misconceptions’

We are gullible people, as we painfully learned over the course of the 2016 election cycle. Even the wackiest of claims,┬árepeated often (and loud) enough, will often become “true.” And while many misconceptions are trivial, some perpetuate ignorance and can lead to harm. The very nature of Wikipedia, which relies on the general public to […]

Are Secular Parents Denying Their Children The Opportunity To Be Religious?

There’s a good joke about Unitarian Universalists. Q: “What’s a Unitarian Universalist?” A: “An Atheist with children.” Religious jokes, like any jokes, are funniest when there’s an element of truth. I don’t┬áspeak for Unitarian Universalists, but I have been to Unitarian Universalist services before, and I enjoyed them. Mostly because it was church without all […]

The State of Religion In Maine: Takeaways From The Pew Research Survey

Americans are becoming less religious, especially young adults. That’s the takeaway soundbite from The latest Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study. But what about Maine? The Almanac of American Politics describes Maine as “a state with a distinctive personality,” labeling us as “ornery” and “contrary minded.” Does this hold true with regards to our changing […]