Here are some stories you might have missed that I meant to discuss here but never quite got around to doing so:
* What happened to the world's transition to secularism? Weren't we supposed to outgrow religion by now. It seems that as science makes great progress toward explaining the mysteries of the universe, people are clinging to their obsolete superstitions.
* This study of religion and societal health addresses the question of whether religion is beneficial or harmful to society. Don't miss this one.
*Watching CNN but feel like you're watching CBN (Christian Broadcasting Network)? Media Matters (quickly becoming one of my favorite sites) explores this issue in an insightful story here.