Étiquette : religion

Ce que prône la pornographie

Via Reddit.

Recherché: biologiste croyant

Bon, ce n’est pas totalement incompatible, mais je trouve ça quand même contradictoire.

Croire à un méchant surnaturel augmenterait vos chances d’aimer les armes à feu

Il faut bien avoir des armes pour se protéger contre le démon.

Results show that belief in supernatural evil is a robust predictor of support for policies that expand gun rights. Overall, the estimated net effects of belief in supernatural evil withstand statistical controls for a host of sociodemographic covariates, and, importantly, political ideology. Very few other aspects of religion are associated with any of these gun policy attitudes. Implications and study limitations are discussed, and promising directions for future research on religion and guns are identified.

Comment identifier une personne athée

Via Reddit.

Le nationalisme chrétien et la polarisation

Un aspect de la politique américaine qui a une bien plus grande influence qu’ici. Ce sera entre autres le sujet d’un documentaire sur le « preacher » Billy Graham.

The National Prayer Breakfast continues today, and Graham’s imprint on the intersection of religion and politics continues. White evangelical support for former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election cycle stemmed in large part from his connection to leaders like Franklin Graham and Jerry Falwell Jr. Both men, sons of famous religious leaders, followed in their fathers’ footsteps, and both have made careers from promoting fear, faith and political allegiance to Republicans. Taking this polarizing alchemy of faith and politics one step further, however, this second generation is much more likely to embrace Christian nationalism, which in turn incentivizes political leaders to make Christian nationalism part of their stump speeches.

How Billy Graham weaponized white evangelical Christian power in America

Les textes religieux violents pourraient inciter… la violence

Selon une étude menée entre autres par un chercheur de McGill.

In their attempts to mobilise supporters and justify their actions, violent religious extremists often refer to parts of scripture that legitimize violence against supposed enemies of the faith. Accounts of religious extremism are divided on whether such references to scripture have genuine motivating and mobilising power. We investigate whether references to legitimations of violence in religious scripture can raise support for religious violence by implementing a survey experiment among 8,000 Christian, Muslim and Jewish believers in seven countries across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Africa. We find that priming individuals with isomorphic pro-violence quotes from Bible, Torah or Quran raises attitudinal support for religious violence significantly. Effect sizes are particularly large among those with a fundamentalist conception of their religion. Our results show that religious scripture can be effectively used to mobilise support for violence. The findings thus mark a counterpoint to theoretical arguments that question the causal role of religion and have important implications for de-radicalization policies.

Scriptural legitimation and the mobilisation of support for religious violence: experimental evidence across three religions and seven countries

C’est peut-être aussi le cas dans d’autres sphères de la société.

Le créationnisme enseigné en Arkansas?

On veut y laisser les enseignants parler de cette théorie.

Last week, the Arkansas state House of Representatives passed a bill that would amend state education law to allow teachers in public schools to teach creationism as « a theory of how the earth came to exist. » As it stands, the act promotes blatantly unconstitutional behavior as made clear by a precedent set in a 1982 case involving the Arkansas Board of Education. Despite that, the bill passed 72-21, and it already has a sponsor in the state Senate.

Pour en savoir plus sur l’histoire de l’humanité, je suggère ce balado.

Le yoga banni des écoles de l’Alabama (depuis 28 ans)

Des représentants de cet État veulent faire annuler l’interdiction, mais les conservateurs s’y opposent:

But conservative groups are not giving up without a fight. The National Center for Law & Policy, an organization of Christian lawyers who take on legal cases backing anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage and other causes that they call “civil liberties”, has produced a factsheet claiming to prove that yoga cannot be separated from its religious roots in Hinduism. “Yoga can be dangerous, causing injuries, death from stroke, and psychotic episodes,” the document says.

C’est pas si pire finalement, la loi 21.

C’est confirmé: les talismans magiques ne protègent pas contre la COVID

En mars dernier, le président du Mexique, Manuel Lopez Obrador se sentait en sécurité face à la covid:

En milieu de semaine, le président Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) a brandi lui aussi des amulettes devant les journalistes médusés qui venaient de lui demander comment il se protégeait de la pandémie qui touche 251 personnes au Mexique et a fait deux morts.  

«Ce sont mes gardes du corps», avait fanfaronné AMLO, 66 ans, extrayant de son portefeuille une carte portant l’inscription «Arrêtez le Sacré-Cœur de Jésus», ainsi que plusieurs talismans.  

Hier, on apprenait que M. Lopez Obrador était atteint de la COVID: « Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador n’utilise pas de masque dans les lieux publics. On ne l’a vu en porter que lorsqu’il voyage en avion. »

Bien joué.

Religion aux États-Unis: il y a de l’espoir

Hier, je manifestais mon désarrois devant l’omniprésence de la religion aux États-Unis, ce matin, je lis ceci:

Since 1990, the fraction of Americans with no religious affiliation has nearly tripled, from about 8 percent to 22 percent. Over the next 20 years, this trend will accelerate: by 2020, there will be more of these « Nones » than Catholics, and by 2035, they will outnumber Protestants.

The U.S. Is Retreating from Religion

D’ici 2035, la proportion d’américains qui ne s’identifient à aucune religion devrait surpasser celle des protestants.