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Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data

Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A technological crackdown, telegraphed by Mormon leaders, has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing the LDS Church’s database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead.
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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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Girls Scouts No Longer Welcome At Virginia Church Because Of Connection To Planned Parenthood

Girls Scouts No Longer Welcome At Virginia Church Because Of Connection To Planned Parenthood | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As the Right Wing assault on the Girls Scouts escalates, individual chapters of the group are finding themselves unwelcome by those who object their inclusiveness.
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Richard Dawkins Rejects Plan for £1M Atheist 'Church' in City of London

Richard Dawkins Rejects Plan for £1M Atheist 'Church' in City of London | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
RICHARD DAWKINS has hit out at plans to build a network of atheist 'churches' across the UK, starting with a £1 million monument in the City of London.
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The Role of Faith in the Abortion Debate

The Role of Faith in the Abortion Debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I’ve often said that the pro-life position in the abortion debate is largely fueled by religion. I had my preconceptions cemented last Sunday when the church I went to presented a sermon on abortion. Did you know that 50 million babies have been killed under this terrible law? It’s a tragedy! Everyone has been affected by it! The church needs to stand up for biblical truth!

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Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe

Voluntary 'De-Baptism' Rising in Europe | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
European Christian clergy grapple with wave of so-called 'de-baptisms' among Protestants, Catholics who want their names deleted from the baptismal registry.
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Church's anti-atheist billboard is banned by advertising watchdog

Church's anti-atheist billboard is banned by advertising watchdog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Officials ruled a billboard erected outside a Johannesburg church that suggested atheists considered their existence to be accidental was likely to be found offensive.
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BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis

BishopAccountability.org - Documenting the Catholic Sexual Abuse and Financial Crisis | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a matter of public record that U.S. bishops have knowingly transferred thousands of abusive priests into unsuspecting parishes and dioceses, placing fear of "scandal" ahead of the welfare of children. The bishops themselves have apologized for what they call their "mistake," but they say nothing about the crucial actions that constitute accountability.

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Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims

Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby For Adoption While He Was A Mormon Bishop, New Book Claims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An upcoming book about Mitt Romney claims that the GOP presidential candidate, then a Mormon Bishop, once pressured a woman to give her unborn baby up for adoption.
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Tragedy of religion stifling science | CapeCodOnline.com

It's almost a cliche nowadays to hear people talk of where the world of computers will be in 50 years. Or where medical science will be. Advances are moving at such a rapid pace that few of us can imagine the technological future even 10 or 20 years from now. But few people realize how much time has been lost and how forces are gathering to slow or stop research that might enhance not only how long people live but the quality of that life.

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Rogue Catholic Group Vandalizes Anglican Church Billboard | Friendly Atheist

Rogue Catholic Group Vandalizes Anglican Church Billboard | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

“This is Satanic, this is the ultimate Satanic attack, when Lucifer attacks his worst enemy, the Blessed Virgin. This particular church — so called — is run by a gay, feminist-type lobby. They claim to be Christian and yet they put up a blasphemous image of the Blessed Virgin, attacking her virginity and the fact that she was the mother of Christ, the God-Man.”

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How We All Pay For the Huge Tax Privileges Granted to Religion - It's Time to Tax the Church

How We All Pay For the Huge Tax Privileges Granted to Religion - It's Time to Tax the Church | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Beside Wall Street bankers and stock traders, there's another group of the mega-wealthy that's often overlooked. By some estimates, the property tax exemption alone removes $100 billion in property from U.S. tax rolls, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

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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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Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK

Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
African groups warn that boom in pentecostal churches and belief in 'kindoki' are causing more children to suffer in silence...
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The Catholic Hierarchy’s Quest To Erase Same-Sex Marriages From The Universe

The Catholic Hierarchy’s Quest To Erase Same-Sex Marriages From The Universe | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Fifty years ago, the only Catholic President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, stressed the importance of separating church and state, imagining a nation “where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials.” Fast forward to the present where Rick Santorum — also Catholic — feels that mentality makes him throw up, and it’s clear how much power the Catholic Hierarchy is now exerting over the debate about equality.

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Catholic hypocrisy at its worst

Catholic hypocrisy at its worst | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Bishops condone much more direct contradictions of church dogma. The birth control uproar is a cynical power play.

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Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy

Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Religion people are happier and have higher self-esteem than non-believers, but only in countries where faith plays an important role in daily life.
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Italian Church Chased on Property Tax as Debt Crisis Leaves Nothing Sacred

Italian Church Chased on Property Tax as Debt Crisis Leaves Nothing Sacred | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Nothing may prove to be untouchable in the European debt crisis.
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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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Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest

Tainted Saint: Mother Teresa Defended Pedophile Priest | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The death of journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens last month gave those familiar with his work a chance to revisit one of his more controversial subjects: the Albanian nun Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, better known to the world as Mother Teresa. In his 1997 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Hitchens argued that the "Saint of Calcutta," who founded and headed the international Missionaries of Charity order, enjoyed undeserved esteem.

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German priest admits 280 counts of abuse

German priest admits 280 counts of abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A ROMAN Catholic priest in Germany has admitted to 280 counts of sexually abusing three boys over a several-year period.
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Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time"

Former Worldwide Church of God preacher says Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012 and that today marks the end of time and beginning of "half time" | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Ronald Weinland, who considers himself a prophet of God, continues to warn that Jesus Christ is returning on May 27, 2012.
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Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan'

Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Yahoo!: Homeowners in Hudsonville, Mich., have been singled out for displaying what an anonymous letter-writer calls “pagan” lights and decorations on their properties.
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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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Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal

Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Before he became pope, Benedict XVI held a position that had authority over abuse cases but did not assert it for many years.
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