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When Evidence Isn’t Enough - Truthdig

When Evidence Isn’t Enough - Truthdig | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In the face of ever-increasing contradictory evidence, millions of Americans believe God created humans as they exist today and that Earth is just thousands of years old. Why?
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True Religious Freedom Means No Government Involvement

The United States is the most religiously diverse country in the world. In no other nation can you find as many varied religious groups, beliefs and practices as there are here.
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America Founded as a Scientific Nation

America Founded as a Scientific Nation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Many conservative Christians insist that America was founded as a Christian Nation, despite the absence of any evidence that would support this. In contrast, there is some evidence for the idea that America was founded as a "scientific" nation. What I mean is that principles of science and scientific investigation, as they were understood at the time, were an important influence behind the creation of American democracy and government.

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The faith (and doubts) of our fathers

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The founders’ genius lay in their willingness to cast doubt on fixed ways of thinking inherited from the past.
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George Michael Hospitalized: Christians For A Moral America Calls For Singer's Death In Light Of His 'Satanic Lifestyle'

George Michael Hospitalized: Christians For A Moral America Calls For Singer's Death In Light Of His 'Satanic Lifestyle' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After the Daily Mail reported that Michael's family and long-time partner Fadi Fawaz had gathered at his bedside in Vienna, Christians For A Moral America took to Twitter, claiming the singer "has AIDS" and calling for followers to pray for the his demise in light of his "satanic lifestyle."

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Dominionism & Dominion Theology: The Theological Basis for American Theocracy

Also known as Dominionism, Dominion Theology teaches that all of humanity is under the sovereign dominion of God. This means that Christians, as the followers of the only True Religion and representatives of God, have a divine mandate to rule over the rest of humanity.

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Ten Commandments: Basis for American Law?

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One of the arguments most frequently offered for the creation of Ten Commandments plaques, monuments, or displays on government property is that they are the foundation of American (or Western) law.
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Secular Values Are American Values | Secular Coalition for America

Secular Values Are American Values | Secular Coalition for America | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In Michigan, Tuesday, when asked what he would do as president to protect religious liberty, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney claimed that President Obama has not been sensitive to religious freedom, saying that the administration has "fought against religion" because those the President "hangs around with" have a "secular agenda." Romney told the audience that he would be more sensitive to the issue. How a president would protect religious freedom is an important question, but Romney's answer sheds light on some alarming misconceptions about what religious freedom is, why it is important, and what really threatens it.

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America's Darwin Problem

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Our Darwin problem is really a science problem. The easier it becomes to depict the scientific enterprise as a special interest immersed in the culture wars, the easier it becomes to reject scientific findings.
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How Fake American History Feeds Christian Nationalism

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Because of recent opposition GOP Congressman Randy J. Forbes's new House Resolution 888 (co-sponsored by 31 other members of Congress), which showcases many of the most common American history lies currently in circulation, I thought I'd re-post my following analysis of how such fake history can pave the way for Christian Nationalism. We're well on the way : a 2007 poll from the First Amendment Center showed that 65% of Americans believe the founders intended the US to be a Christian nation and 55% from that poll thought the US Constitution establishes the US as a Christian nation.

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Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S. | LifeSiteNews.com

Vatican Cardinal Burke: ‘We’re well on the way’ to Christian persecution in the U.S. | LifeSiteNews.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

VATICAN, November 28, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – One of the highest ranking cardinals in the Vatican has said that the United States is “well on the way” to the persecution of Christians.

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Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil DeGrasse Tyson | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!

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Why is there Bigotry, Prejudice Against Atheists? Origins of Anti-Atheist Animus

Why is there Bigotry, Prejudice Against Atheists? Origins of Anti-Atheist Animus | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheists in modern America have more freedom and can be more open about their atheism than at any time in history. Paradoxically, this openness has led to more direct and public bigotry towards atheists than at just about any other time in history as well. Thus while there are more open atheists than ever before, there are also significant pressures on atheists to stay in the closet. Why is there so much bigotry and hatred directed at them, and why is most of it based upon misconceptions?

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Kelvin Sein's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:32 AM

Why is there so much prejudice and hatred against atheist? People tend to be afraid of things they do not know and in this case would be the truth. This truth poses as a threat towards organized religion therefore they fear change and lash out attack upon atheist. Of course, as time goes by, this ignorance and hatred grows and become prejudice. This prejudice becomes poisonous and it grows in the younger generation who are under the influence of organized religion. The only we can prevent this religious prejudice is by educating the younger generation. Ricky Gervais, a comedian once said " Beliefs don't change facts, if you're reasonable, should change your beliefs".