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Inhofe refutes climate science with scripture

Inhofe refutes climate science with scripture | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of climate science, appeared on a Christian radio talk show this week to present an odd argument: the far-right senator's interpretation of Scripture helps bolster his hostility towards scientific data.

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Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education

Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Much of the hullabaloo surrounding Rick Santorum’s comment that President Obama is a “snob” for pushing college is missing the bigger picture: that Santorum is a cosmic conspiracy theorist, and higher education sits at the heart of the imagined...
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Why do Christians believe the Lord has commanded them to hit children?

Why do Christians believe the Lord has commanded them to hit children? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I got this information on Christian spanking sent to me from the author of, The Pink Swastika, Scott Lively, after I sent him an article on a child being ‘spanked’ to death by her parents. Scott had this to say on spanking...

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The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...?

The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Being a Christian seems really confusing in this day and age and I have some legitimate questions. I know at least some of my morals will conflict with mainstream Christianity, so I'm hoping they will make a few compromises and still accept me. This is an open letter extending to any Christian or atheist who wishes to reply and shed some light on these questions.

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craigolson01's comment, February 26, 2012 8:16 AM
It's really an issue of who is boss. Do I want to access the benefits of Christianity while maintaining sovereignty over my own life or do I want to yield to the sovereignty of God who created me and knows what is best for me? God is sort of like the parent who says, "You can do it your way if you want, but I know the outcome and you won't like it."
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Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior

Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Thrice-married Newt Gingrich, who has previously described same-sex marriage as “a temporary aberration that will dissipate,” told a right-wing radio show this afternoon that gay and lesbian unions are akin to “pagan” behaviors:

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Only Atheists Should Hold Public Office

Only Atheists Should Hold Public Office | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Religion plays a big role in politics. Noted polling organization Pew Research just published a report detailing which candidate people are likely to vote for based on religion. A USA Today report suggests Rick Santorum's popularity in South Carolina has been significantly increased by his religious positions on issues and support of the evangelical Christian movement. That's all a shame because America would be better off if only atheists were allowed to hold public office.

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Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships

Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A newly appointed state director of an atheist activist group said that he will fight two national Christian-based organizations for what he alleges to be proselytizing at public schools while "targeting the impressionable minds of our children."...
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Creationist Loon Ron Paul Thinks The Bible Dictates Monetary Policy [VIDEO]

No wonder his economic views are so warped and his monetary policies so insane. What an old fruitloop.
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The Inconvenient Truth (About God)

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99.99% of scientific experiments and results have had no relation, or bias, towards the question of any god's existence.

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Miriam Smith Killed Dog For Chewing On Bible: Nephew's Pit Bull Hanged From Tree, Burned To Death

Miriam Smith Killed Dog For Chewing On Bible: Nephew's Pit Bull Hanged From Tree, Burned To Death | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities have charged a South Carolina woman with felony animal cruelty, saying she hanged her nephew's pit bull from a tree with an electrical cord and burned its body because the dog chewed on her Bible.
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Polish court slaps fine on singer for insulting the Bible

Polish court slaps fine on singer for insulting the Bible | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Polish court slapped a fine on a popular singer who bad-mouthed the Bible _ the latest episode in which authorities grapple with religious defamation in a traditionally Catholic country that is growing increasingly secular.

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No True Christian – Ahlquist’s Harassers Just Weren’t! (Or were they? Screenshots)

No True Christian – Ahlquist’s Harassers Just Weren’t! (Or were they? Screenshots) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After anyone repeats something disgusting that a Christian has said or done, a chorus of Christians rise to the call:

They’re not REAL Christians, or they wouldn’t SAY that!
They’re PRETENDING to be Christians!
That doesn’t represent Christianity! They’re just young/hateful/angry.
You judgmental atheists are just saying they’re Christians. No way!
The fallacy here, as many know, is called “No True Scotsman.” What does it take to show that a person is a Christian? What does it matter to other Christians, except that it shows Christianity does not, in fact, make one a good person?

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Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing.

Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A series of articles today on Mitt Romney and the Mormons. The first, from Buzzfeed, documents how Romney is running (or at least hiding) his Mormon faith on the campaign trail. The second, a new poll from PEW, shows that Mormons feel discriminated against and misunderstood.

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Is Your God an Abusive Spouse?

Is Your God an Abusive Spouse? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Psychologists recognize that there are certain signs that a relationship might be abusive. Let’s take a look at some signs published by Health Central* and see how Jehova does.

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Another De-Conversion Story from a Fellow Clergy Project Member

Another De-Conversion Story from a Fellow Clergy Project Member | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Be sure to check out Dennis Smith’s de-conversion story on our Guest Writer’s page. Dennis is now out of the ministry and out as an atheist. His story gives hope to all of us who are working our way out of the pulpit.

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For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful

As a child, Alix Jules saw people in church speak in tongues, tremble, fall and have what appeared to be very genuine connections with God.

But not him. “I never tingled,” he said.

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Pennsylvania House Unanimously Violates First Amendment Of Constitution By Passing Bible Praising Resolution

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Violates First Amendment Of Constitution By Passing Bible Praising Resolution | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause in the United States Constitution, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring 2012 ‘The Year of The Bible,’ and praised the book as the greatest book of the year even though there are still 11 months left until 2013.

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Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize

Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A federal judge signed and entered a consent decree and order today in the ACLU’s case challenging widespread and pervasive religious practices in South Carolina’s Chesterfield County School District.

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Kentucky Gov. Cuts Education Funding While Preserving Tax Breaks For Biblically-Themed Amusement Park

Kentucky Gov. Cuts Education Funding While Preserving Tax Breaks For Biblically-Themed Amusement Park | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) proposed his 2012-2013 budget this week, he admitted that it was “inadequate for the needs” of the state’s people.
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Half of New Testament forged, Bible scholar says

Half of New Testament forged, Bible scholar says | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"In fact, virtually half the New Testament was written by impostors taking on the names of apostles like Paul. At least according to Bart D. Ehrman, a renowned biblical scholar, who makes the charges in his new book “Forged.”"

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‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’

‘How do atheists find meaning in life?’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Life cannot be meaningless so long as we have the capacity to affect the well-being of ourselves and others.
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The Most Unintentionally Ironic Creationist Quote of the Day – Perhaps of All Time?

The Most Unintentionally Ironic Creationist Quote of the Day – Perhaps of All Time? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Internet Monk has a post “Creation Police at Toys-R-Us” about an article on the Institute for Creation Research web site, complaining about a children’s game and its depiction of Noah’s ark. Here’s the priceless quote:

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Ten Reasons Why Most Believers Don't Seriously Question Their Faith

Ten Reasons Why Most Believers Don't Seriously Question Their Faith | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

This topic interests me to no end. Why don't most believers seriously question their faith? Does it take a special type of individual? Does it require some personality trait that believers don't have? Does that make skeptics different people? Could it be intelligence? Could it be that skeptics have a higher self-esteem than others? Is it that we don't need social approval? Is it that life's experiences have shown us we cannot accept the dominant opinion on a matter? Is it that we question what we're told in general? Perhaps, but when we look at skeptics in general there doesn't seem to be a set pattern. Perhaps a scientific poll might help answer that kind of question. What I do think is that the following ten reasons are almost certainly necessary conditions even if they are not sufficient ones:

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Santorum Staffer Says Women Shouldn’t Be President Because It’s Against God’s Will

Santorum Staffer Says Women Shouldn’t Be President Because It’s Against God’s Will | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In an article about the reasons Rep.Michele Bachmann’s campaign fizzled, the Des Moines Register points to “sexism among conservatives,” singling out an offensive email written by a staffer to Rick Santorum:

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An atheist looks at the GOP's "godly" candidates

An atheist looks at the GOP's "godly" candidates | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Once upon a time the GOP was a secular party known for its advocacy of business interests and conservative economic principles. While it still claims to represent those things, it no longer does so out of evidence-based conviction, but as articles of faith

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