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Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense

Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Supreme Court “declined to hear an appeal Tuesday from a former high school student who sued his history teacher, saying he disparaged Christianity in class in violation of the student’s First Amendment rights.” The case, C. F. v. Capistrano USD, involved a high school student who was insulted that his history teacher, James Corbett, didn’t think much of creationism and religion. Some of Corbett’s comments (which deserve some sort of hero’s award) are:

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Atheism 101: A Reading List

Atheism 101: A Reading List | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One question frequently asked by those just discovering atheism is, "What books would you recommend to someone just beginning to explore atheism?" Not only is this an excellent question, but it is one I remember wanting desperately to ask at one point in my life. Unfortunately, I could not find anyone to ask. I am happy to see this question around the atheist blogosphere, as it shows me that times have indeed changed with regard to the availability of atheists and information about atheism. In this post, I'll provide a reading list to get you started.

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Creationism and the Marriage Debate

Creationism and the Marriage Debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The moment someone tells me "marriage has always been" something or another, I know they are ignorant of the actual history of marriage. It has never "always" been anything. It has taken different forms, with different social rules attached.
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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Here's a look at 50 of the most prominent atheists of all time who also happen to be recognized as some of the most brilliant members of our species.

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How Fake American History Feeds Christian Nationalism

How Fake American History Feeds Christian Nationalism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Because of recent opposition GOP Congressman Randy J. Forbes's new House Resolution 888 (co-sponsored by 31 other members of Congress), which showcases many of the most common American history lies currently in circulation, I thought I'd re-post my following analysis of how such fake history can pave the way for Christian Nationalism. We're well on the way : a 2007 poll from the First Amendment Center showed that 65% of Americans believe the founders intended the US to be a Christian nation and 55% from that poll thought the US Constitution establishes the US as a Christian nation.

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Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age – CNN Belief Blog

Survey: U.S. Protestant pastors reject evolution, split on Earth's age – CNN Belief Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.

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The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

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