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Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies

Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

AN ACT of defiance last year by a young Egyptian atheist, who posted nude pictures of herself on the Internet, this week became the focal point of an extraordinary female backlash against religious fundamentalism.

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Life's Extremes: Atheists vs. Believers | Religious Zealots & World's Religions | LiveScience

Life's Extremes: Atheists vs. Believers | Religious Zealots & World's Religions | LiveScience | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Whether a person is an atheist or a strong believer in a god or religion, going as far as religious zealotry, comes down to many factors, including genes and the environment in which that person grows up, scientists say.
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How Can Atheists Console Religious Believers? | Daylight Atheism

How Can Atheists Console Religious Believers? | Daylight Atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"I never really know how to respond. I want to respond and show that I care about them and their family. But I'm not really sure how to express this in a way that is not lame. "Good luck," "best wishes," "thinking about you," might be great in a card but look really stupid and out of place in a sea of religious language, promises to pray, and in the midst of what is essentially part of their spiritual community."

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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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17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious

17 Big Companies That Are Intensely Religious | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Many big brands are intensely religious, even though consumers may not realize it. Most of the time, it comes from a devout founder passing his or her values on down the line.

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Why It Makes People Uncomfortable When You Talk About Your Religious Beliefs

Why It Makes People Uncomfortable When You Talk About Your Religious Beliefs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I have heard many religious believers, mostly Christians, ask why it makes other people uncomfortable when they talk about their religious beliefs. It is a fair question, and as you might expect, different people are going to have many different answers. I'll highlight a few of the reasons it makes me uncomfortable. Please recognize that my reasons may be a bit different from those of other atheists based on differences in our experiences.

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A deluded rabbi explains why *everyone* is a believer

Much to my chagrin, the Parade of Apologist Rabbis continues in the religion pages of PuffHo. Here is Rabbi Adam Jacobs of New York, with “The God test: why really everyone believes.” It really is the dumbest piece written by a rabbi that’s been HuffPo on my watch, and that’s saying something.

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