Religion is the study or practice of preexisting beliefs, generally involving faith. Beliefs refer to people’s understandings and perceptions of things.


Arete Explained

Aret√© roughly means “moral virtue”. It refers to an innate “excellence” or “essence” in all things, and the striving toward that potential or purpose.


Being Gay Used to Be Illegal Fact

“Being gay” (same-sex activity and partnership) used to be illegal in the U.S. and the U.K., and being gay is still illegal in many parts of the world. The details are complex.


There Was a “Golden Age” of Islam Fact

The Islamic Golden Age lasted from roughly the 8th – 13th century. In this time, Islam helped spread, persevere, and advance science, wisdom, reason, and learning.


Western Astrology Explained

Astrology is a system of fortune telling that assigns meaning to planets based on symbolism relating to old theories like alchemy, the classical elements, and what we now called “mythology”


Astrology is Based on Science Fact

Aspects of astrology are rooted in the science of astronomy and the academic tradition, but today astrology is considered a pseudoscience.



The Census is Relatively Modern Myth

Censuses have been around since ancient Babylon. Historically, a census was a register of people and property used to determine taxes and organize society.



There is a Church of Bacon Fact

The United Church of Bacon is a legal church based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was founded in 2010 during a meeting at Penn Jillette’s house, to fight discrimination against atheists.