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Exploring Atheism, Secularism, Humanism as well as Logic, Reason and Skepticism In Today's World
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Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News

Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

New enlistees are exposed to an imposing new culture as they enter the military. For decades, the Gideons have been treating them to a good Christian introduction. Good for the Gideons for taking care of their people. For the first time, enlistees will see that it’s ok if you’re not Christian. Humanist enlistees now have access to “Living Well Through Secular Humanism”, a publication of MAAF introducing humanism as a positive, science-based, and ethical life stance for nontheists.

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Atheist vet speaks out against religious bias in the military

Atheist vet speaks out against religious bias in the military | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Yes Virginia, there are atheists in foxholes… and they don’t always receive equal or unbiased treatment in the military.
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Growing Secularism

Growing Secularism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Growing Secularism...It is estimated that there are around 1 billion secularists in the world, or about 15% of the total world population. This is smaller than the largest religions, but larger than most religions. What's more, these numbers seem to be growing. We may never reach a point where secularists are a majority, but we are approaching the point (or have reached it already) where secularists and secularism needs to be taken more seriously.

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At religious campuses, atheist groups operate underground

At religious campuses, atheist groups operate underground | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The university rejected their application — and rejected them again in September. Without university approval, the group cannot meet on campus, tap a student activities fund, participate in campus events or use campus media. For now, they meet at a Panera cafe off campus, relying on word-of-mouth to draw members, up to about 15 now. And they are appealing the rejection.

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Dead-Logic: The Path of a Critical Thinker (part one)

Dead-Logic: The Path of a Critical Thinker (part one) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If I had to choose the "If You're Only Going to Read One Thing on Dead-Logic, Read This" blog entries, my gut would want me to say this series is the one. I'm not sure whether my mind agrees with my gut, but I will say that these next few entries will showcase the critical thinking tips and tools that I've learned over the past two decades (that makes me sound old), and feature some of the foundational principles I learned from two of the biggest influences in my life in this area: Dr. Herman Stark from South Suburban College, and Dr. Gary Burlington (formerly) from Lincoln Christian College. I am indebted to these men more than they know.

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What Convinced You? A Survey for Non-Believers | Greta Christina's Blog

What Convinced You? A Survey for Non-Believers | Greta Christina's Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you’re a non-believer in religion, and you used to be a believer — what changed your mind?


Was there one particular argument or incident or experience that did the trick? Or was it more of a general softening of the ground, with lots of different factors adding up?

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Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers provide community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, humanists, pastafarians, freethinkers, nontheists...
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Atheists Treated Unequally in US Military

With the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, you could say that the US military is undergoing some big changes, progressing towards a modern age. But are they still far behind when it comes to its chaplain program and the role that religion plays in counseling? And one man is pleading for atheist chaplains to be accepted, so that those without a religious background can get the same services, as everyone else. Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers explains.

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