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Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies

Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

AN ACT of defiance last year by a young Egyptian atheist, who posted nude pictures of herself on the Internet, this week became the focal point of an extraordinary female backlash against religious fundamentalism.

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Family guilty of 'honour' murders

Family guilty of 'honour' murders | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Three members of an Afghan-Canadian family are found guilty of murdering four of their female relatives in a case of so-called honour killing.
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New year brings new attacks on evolution in schools

New year brings new attacks on evolution in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The new year is bringing new controversy over teaching evolution in public schools, with two bills in New Hampshire seeking to require teachers to teach the theory more as philosophy than science.
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10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism

10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

So you used to be a Christian fundamentalist, but now you’ve been born again in the fires of hell and baptized in the cold water of atheism. Congratulations. And while you appreciate all your new free time and ability to think through a situation without superstitiously invoking a deity or fleeing to church, there are also some things you miss about your old faith…

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Religion and Child Abuse

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The convergence of two news stories should be a wakeup call to alert us to the fact that there is a brutal movement in America that legitimizes child abuse in the name of God.

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Tim Minchin: Mocking God in the heart of Texas

Tim Minchin: Mocking God in the heart of Texas | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When Tim Minchin – actor, comedian, confirmed atheist – decided to take his comedy to America's Bible belt, we were concerned he might be burnt at the stake.
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Right Wing Christians Can't Claim Compassion While Preaching Hate

Right Wing Christians Can't Claim Compassion While Preaching Hate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The bible is rife with death and destruction for the non-believer and that is the impetus for the religious right’s assault on women, gays, Democrats, Liberals, and peace-loving Americans.
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What Took Them So Long? Tennessee Republicans File Ten Commandments Bill

What Took Them So Long? Tennessee Republicans File Ten Commandments Bill | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Holy Moses! A House Republican has introduced a Ten Commandments bill.
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So you’re a theist who wants to comment on an atheist blog? Read this first!

There are certain arguments and tactics which we see over and over again, usually (but not exclusively) from Biblical literalist Christians (included hereafter for brevity under the umbrella terms “fundamentalists” or “fundies”). Sometimes their posts are very offensive, but usually they’re just repeating arguments that we’ve already seen many, many times. With that in mind, I’m aiming to create a thread that can be linked to whenever a new commenter turns up and uses these same arguments and tactics.

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10 Reasons Atheists Are More Moral Than Religious Fundamentalists

10 Reasons Atheists Are More Moral Than Religious Fundamentalists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

While most atheists are faced with answering how they can be moral without a god, I have a list of 10 reasons that the irreligious are morally superior to religious fundamentalists.

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Why Evangelicals Believe Weird Things - Science and Religion Today

Why Evangelicals Believe Weird Things - Science and Religion Today | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens lamented “the evangelical rejection of reason.” The lay evangelical community, they explain, would rather get its science from folks like the young-Earth creationist Ken Ham than from the evolution-believing NIH director Francis Collins, even though both are evangelicals.

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