Pope Francis has said that atheists should be seen as good people as long as they do good, in a move to urge people of all religions – or no religion at all – to get along.
The theme of this year's Society of Catholic Scientists is, er, out of this world. Participants will land at a Hilton Hotel in Washington DC in June to ponder "Extraterrestrials, AI, and Minds Beyond the Human." From the Catholic News Agency: "Half of the talks are going to be about extraterrestrial life, and there's going… READ THE REST
Less than half of Americans are in a church, according to Gallup, the lowest in the history of its survey. A membership rate around 70% held steady from 1940 to 2000, with more granular polls in the 1990s suggesting a little back-and-forth. By the late 2000s, it was bouncing off the high fifties. By the… READ THE REST
I love these KIS KIS (Keep It Short) animated videos and other short-form content. This one looks at Martin Luther and the Christian Reformation. Bonus track: Image: Screengrab READ THE REST
We all think living in a smart home would be really cool. And many of us have enlisted smart home assistants, smart bulbs, and smart appliances to help bring that dream of a voice-controlled home of the future into reality. Unfortunately, most of us aren't living in a home constructed after 2015, and our house,… READ THE REST
When you need to know an answer to a coding problem, there's nothing like a reliable reference library to feed you the information you need. Sure, most people just start Googling these days, but if you aren't 100 percent sure about the information you're getting online, especially about something as idiosyncratic as programming, can you… READ THE REST
It could be the hottest game of 2021 like Call of Duty: Black Ops. Or maybe it's just a simple, yet engrossing mobile game that keeps your fingers glued to the buttons. Whether it's a blockbuster title or an intriguing freebie, there's really nothing like the allure of a new game to get you really… READ THE REST