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Be Strident, Hitchens Tells Dawkins in His Final Interview | Big Think

Be Strident, Hitchens Tells Dawkins in His Final Interview | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Dawkins guest-edited the Christmas edition of British left-wing politics and culture magazine The New Statesman -- and it contains an interview he conducted with his fellow anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, the writer’s last interview before he died of pneumonia, a complication of his oesophageal cancer. At 5,264 words, it’s a long, but riveting read. (There’s an excerpt at the magazine’s website.)

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David Cameron Criticised By Richard Dawkins For Comments To Clergy On Christianity | UK News | Sky News

David Cameron Criticised By Richard Dawkins For Comments To Clergy On Christianity | UK News | Sky News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticised by leading atheist author Richard Dawkins for suggesting that a revival of traditional Christian values could counteract Britain's "moral collapse".
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Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens

Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

As we revealed earlier this week, this year's New Statesman Christmas special is guest-edited by Richard Dawkins (copies can be purchased here). Among the many highlights is Dawkins's interview with his fellow anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, who began his Fleet Street career at the NS in 1973.

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Camp Quest | The Secular Summer Camp

Camp Quest | The Secular Summer Camp | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Camp Quest (noun): 1. Summer camp beyond belief! 2. A place for fun, friends, and freethought for kids ages 8-17.

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What Could Atheists Do to Be Perceived as More Trustworthy?

I think the simplest way for atheists to be perceived as more trustworthy is to be open about their lack of belief in God. There’s a wealth of social psychological evidence that shows contact with members of disliked groups can reduce prejudice. In addition, my own research (published last year in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) has revealed that simply knowing that there are lots of atheists in the world makes atheists seem more trustworthy.

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David Berlinski makes an ass of himself defending intelligent design

I know of no critic of evolution—perhaps save the late William F. Buckley, Jr.—who is at once so eloquent and so ignorant as David Berlinski. The man has spent years attacking evolutionary biology and defending intelligent design (ID), and is, to my knowledge, the only living creationist who is not religious. (He claims to be an agnostic, though I have trouble believing that.) He’s also a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute, a position reserved for only the Highest Poo-Bahs of Ignorance.

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Dawkins responds to a stalker – Craig gets his debate | Secular News Daily

William Lane Craig has repeatedly demanded that Richard Dawkins debate him. Seems he got his wish.
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Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Book Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins.
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Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools

Scientists demand tougher guidelines on teaching of creationism in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Sir David Attenborough among those accusing 'fundamentalists' of seeking to portray creationism as scientific theory in class...
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Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily

Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have announced the formation of a new group to help clergy who have “seen the light” to move beyond faith.
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Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too)

Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
There's a pretty dreadful piece by Tim Padgett in the latest online Time Magazine (I'm not sure about the print version) called "Having faith: what both Hitchens and fundamentalists don't get about...
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Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism

Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
On 7 October, I recorded a long conversation with Christopher Hitchens in Houston, Texas, for the Christmas edition of New Statesman which I was guest-editing.
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The Scarlet Letter of Atheism

The Scarlet Letter of Atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The wonderful irony must be the precise reasoning behind the symbol of The Out Campaign. The themes of pariahdom articulated in the pages of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s timeless novel mirror the mentality many atheists face today. The decision to reject a personal god (or the concepts of god/religion altogether) is typically viewed in the same damning light that poor Hester suffered due to her unchristian behaviors. Unfortunately, it is the rejectors of these foolish fairy tales and archaic paranormalities that are deemed the weird ones. Funny that those who come to religious decisions based on direct studying of the evidence are the ones looked at strangely.

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Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran'

Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory citing their religious beliefs.
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Darwinism Is a Delusion, According to New Book - Press Release

Author rebuts The God Delusion by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. Ebifegha says, “The creationist worldview is a revealed fact that God confirmed historically in a speech before an audience on ancient Mount Sinai. Modern science, through discoveries such as DNA, supports the creationist worldview. Thus, the evolutionist worldview is a delusion resulting from materialism, the dead end to all scientific investigation.”

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Richard Dawkins - Faith, Biology, and Skepticism | For Good Reason

Richard Dawkins - Faith, Biology, and Skepticism | For Good Reason | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In this wide-ranging conversation with D.J. Grothe at The Amazing Meeting 8 in Las Vegas, Richard Dawkins talks about applying skepticism to religious claims.
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Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion

Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The gulf between an apologist theologian and an atheist biologist is an abyss only bridgeable by epiphany or tragedy.
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Richard Dawkins: 'Somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist' - video interview

In the latest in John Harris's National Conversations series of interviews, Richard Dawkins is invited to defend his atheism. What about the comfort, community, and moral education offered by religion?

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Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins

Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Dawkins: This Christian 'philosopher' is an apologist for genocide. I would rather leave an empty chair than share a platform with him.

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