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Moving Secularism Forward: Council for Secular Humanism Conference 2012

Moving Secularism Forward: Council for Secular Humanism Conference 2012 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Florida will host one of 2012’s most dramatic church-state battles. In response to a Council for Secular Humanism lawsuit, a measure on Florida’s November 2012 ballot would amend the state constitution to jettison language that forbids state funding of religious institutions. The national implications: more than thirty-five other states have similar constitutional provisions (often called “Blaine Amendments”) that bar state aid to religious groups in language stronger than the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

At “Moving Secularism Forward,” you’ll learn about the Florida face-off—about what you can do to help defend Florida’s Blaine Amendment—and much, much more!

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How To Have An Atheist Wedding Ceremony

How To Have An Atheist Wedding Ceremony | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Where there is an absence of formal doctrine, the couple has to think for themselves. The absence of traditional wording can leave space for a more spontaneous and heartfelt expression of love.
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In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference

In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A man named Leonard Presberg was recently elected to the Fayette County Board of Education (in Georgia). That was back in November. In January, he was named Chairman of the board.

What are his views on education? You would think that’s the only point of concern for local residents… but at a school board meeting last week, resident David Barlow spoke out against Presberg… not because of any particular educational policy they disagreed about, but because it appears that Presberg is a member of — wait for it — the Fayette Freethought Society.

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Manifesto of a Future Secular Mother

Manifesto of a Future Secular Mother | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The world makes no promises, and the promises of people are unreliable. However, if all goes well, I’ll be a mother in seven months, and there are values that I want to give to my child. There are also values that I would like to protect my child from falling victim to. Although our current world can be a terrible place for all people, I do, with great sincerity, believe that it is on the brink of getting better. Helping to foster the next generation is a great honor and a humbling task.

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Major Religions Ranked by Size

This is a listing of the major religions of the world, ranked by number of adherents.
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Science is independent of humanism, atheism and religion

Science is independent of humanism, atheism and religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Julian Baggini: Heathen's progress: It's one of the highest human achievements, but some atheists seem to want to raise science to the level of our saviour...
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You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily

You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
OK – we have become used to the slogan “You can be good without God.” Versions of it have popped up all around the world over the last few years. Even in little old New Zealand.
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What is Godlessness? Defining Godlessness, Godless Secularism, Godless Atheism

What is Godlessness? Defining Godlessness, Godless Secularism, Godless Atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It's true that atheists are by definition godless, but it's possible to draw a subtle distinction between the two concepts.
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Women in Secularism—A Conference for Everyone | Center for Inquiry

Women in Secularism—A Conference for Everyone | Center for Inquiry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

CFI’s upcoming conference on Women in Secularism (register here) is most decidedly not a conference targeting an exclusively female audience. Yes, the speakers are all female and yes, the conference is focused on women’s concerns. But the concerns of women are not a concern for women only.

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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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Petition A Call to Atheists and Secularists to Defend Women's Right to Abortion and Birth Control

Atheists and secularists generally pride themselves on respect for science, opposition to harmful religious myths, and a fierce defense of the separation of church and state. Yet there is a critical need for atheists and secularists of conscience to collectively challenge the current moral, cultural, and political siege upon women’s right to self-determination. Flowing from each of these principles, we call on atheists and secularists to make public their support for women's right to abortion and birth control. Due to the insidious climate of anti-abortion propaganda and legislation these basic rights are being viciously imperiled.

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Queen Mary threatened by Muslim man

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A talk organised yesterday by the Queen Mary Atheism, Secularism and Humanism Society on ‘Sharia Law and Human Rights’ had to be cancelled after threats of violence.

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Scooby-Doo is Veggie Tales for secular humanists - Boing Boing

Scooby-Doo is Veggie Tales for secular humanists - Boing Boing | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

At Comics Alliance, Chris Sims makes such a good argument that I can only gape and think, "Oh my god, why had I never noticed this before?"

"Because that's the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren't monsters, they're liars."

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Nadine Dorries defends her comments about humanists

"Yesterday, I posted on the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries' reaction to becoming the frontrunner for our annual Bad Faith Award, whereby she described New Humanist as an "extreme" organisation and a "cult", and suggested that humanists advocate infanticide."

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How to Party Like a Humanist

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It's no secret that we humanists enjoy a good party once in a while—that's why we invented holidays like HumanLight and Darwin Day! (Okay, there were other important reasons, but cake was definitely a factor.) So we thought to ourselves, "How does one party like a humanist?" Here are some ideas for your next humanist gathering:

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Surely by now we've outgrown the soul? - Martha Robinson - The Independent - RichardDawkins.net

Surely by now we've outgrown the soul? - Martha Robinson - The Independent - RichardDawkins.net | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Call it the soul, spirit or transcendent human consciousness – the idea that human ‘minds’ exist outside of and separate from the body has been pervasive throughout history. It’s certainly comforting – an assurance that we are special, unique and separate from animals in a clear-cut way. Although traditionally afforded to us by a God, the concepts of ‘soul’ and human exceptionalism that allow this easy view of humanity are carried over virtually unexamined into the more secular principles of humanism."

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