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Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph

Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Roman Catholic Bishop has urged MPs “of Christian conscience” to rebel against their party leaderships and vote down plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

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Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage

Church of Scotland rejects proposals to legalise gay marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Church responds to Scottish government's reform plan by saying same-sex marriage undermines society...
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I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.

I’m Christian, unless you’re gay. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Today I want to write about something that has bothered me for the better part of a decade. Truth is, I’ve been trying to write it off and on for more than a year now, and the right words have been seemingly impossible to come by.
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Why Are People Still Afraid of Atheism? | AlterNet

Why Are People Still Afraid of Atheism? | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Plenty of people are reviled for their religious beliefs. But a lack of faith seems to inspire even more intense antipathy.
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Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage

Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been incredibly vocal in his opposition to marriage equality, repeatedly condemning the rights of same-sex couples under the guise of love and support for the gay community.
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2 Shocking Attacks on Atheism -- And How Atheists Fought Back | AlterNet

2 Shocking Attacks on Atheism -- And How Atheists Fought Back | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In the last few years atheists have become seriously organized, mobilized, visible, vocal and unapologetic about their atheism.
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People Think Atheists Are Just As Bad As Rapists? Christ.

People Think Atheists Are Just As Bad As Rapists? Christ. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Today in hateration news: people really, really don't trust atheists. In a new study, the only group participants found as untrustworthy as nonbelievers were rapists.
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Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army

Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Every year as we head into Christmas, members of the Salvation Army appear in public areas to solicit donations for the organization. It is easy to dig into a pocket and drop some loose change into the bucket, but that may not be the best decision, and it certainly should not give warm feelings of charity and good holiday cheer for those who do.

 

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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".