Sunday Morning Service
31 MAY 2009

Why People Believe Invisible Agents Control the World - "Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspirators, and all manner of invisible agents with power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives. Why?" By Michael Shermer.

Wikipedia Bans Scientologists - Wikipedia has banned all IP addresses owned or operated by the Church of Scientology. "Contributors" from the organization have continuously changed Wikipedia entries to add pro-Scientology views, and remove any negative information regarding Scientology. A Wikipedia comity decided this jeopardized their neutral stance and banned the group from contributing.

Animals 'can tell right from wrong': Scientists suggest it's not just humans who have morals - "Animals have a sense of morality and can tell right from wrong, according to new research. Species ranging from mice to wolves are governed by similar codes of conduct as humans, say ecologists."

How to spot a hidden religious agenda - I posted on this article back in February because it was pulled from New Scientist; its recently been reinstated, so I thought I would point it out again.

Things on T|A You Might Have Missed from the Last Week

Religion is like a Football Team - When described in basic terms, the characteristics of football are the same as religion. Check out this article by Liam.

Supernaturalism is like a rolodex full of blank cards - by Jim Valentine. Check your rolodex, do you have any blank entries left?

Conversed with a Priest at the Gas Pumps - Dan shares a cool story from a recent run-in with a Priest.

Jephthah - Morgan posted NonStampCollector's latest.

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Tags: SMS, Sunday-Morning-Service, recap, weekly-recap

Comment by Gary Bergeron on May 31, 2009 at 12:05pm
Another top notch service Johnny!
Michael Shermer rules! I've read all his books. How We Believe and The Borderlands Of Science are my favorites.
Thanks for all your efforts!
Comment by SparkleyFlowers on May 31, 2009 at 12:56pm
Re: Wikipedia and Scientology

I'll bet they just spoof IPs. It doesn't matter, though. Cleansing the internet of all criticism about Scientology is a pretty impossible feat. 4chan, alone, would take forever.
Comment by Kevin McShane on May 31, 2009 at 2:00pm
Where's the podcast link where you can listen to the recording? I can't seem to find it.
Comment by Frink on May 31, 2009 at 2:42pm
This is such a good idea!
Comment by Greg Phillips on June 1, 2009 at 8:59am
Wheres the Sunday Morning Service podcast link?? I was going to download the archive for my commute :(
Comment by Johnny on June 2, 2009 at 2:48pm
Great idea (Kevin and Greg)! Next week I'll try to get the link from the previous night's 'cast posted here too.

Oh, and thanks everyone for the encouragement and feedback!

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