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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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Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933*

Humanist Manifesto III, a successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933* | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

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Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice | Friendly Atheist

Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The American Humanist Association has launched a Christmas advertising campaign “aimed to raise awareness of discrimination against nonbelievers in America.”

Billboards with the following image have gone up in New Jersey and Michigan:

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A Christian Overreaction to An Atheist Group’s Existence

A Christian Overreaction to An Atheist Group’s Existence | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison took advantage of a program that allows them to send an email to the entire student population… for a price."

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American Humanist Assocation denounces House passage of Protect Life Act | Secular News Daily

The American Humanist Association strongly denounced Thursday's passage of the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358) by the U. S. House of Representatives.
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The Voice of Kurt Vonnegut: Audio Recording of 1992 Humanist of the Year Acceptance Speech

The Voice of Kurt Vonnegut: Audio Recording of 1992 Humanist of the Year Acceptance Speech | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

From the AHA archives, we hope you enjoy the official audio recording of the late prolific author and past AHA honorary president Kurt Vonnegut as he accepts the 1992 Humanist of the Year award. The title of his speech is, “Why My Dog is Not a Humanist.”

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15 faith-based predictions for 2012 – CNN Belief Blog

15 faith-based predictions for 2012 – CNN Belief Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

To ring in the New Year, CNN's Belief Blog asked experts in religion, faith leaders, and a secular humanist about how the forces of faith and faithlessness will shape the world in 2012. Here's what they told us:

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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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A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist

A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After my rant about the misguided Christian COEXIST poster, the folks at Truth-Saves made one that’s much more realistic (click on the image for a larger version):

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