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Priest admits to 280 instances of sexual abuse

Priest admits to 280 instances of sexual abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Catholic priest admitted in a German court today to sexually abusing three boys over eight years, including one he was preparing for his first communion and two brothers during trips that included Disneyland in Paris, German media reported.

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I’m an atheist psychiatrist. Should I see patients who believe in God? - The Washington Post

I’m an atheist psychiatrist. Should I see patients who believe in God? - The Washington Post | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
If you don’t believe in God, how can you see someone who does as anything but delusional?
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Egypt’s War on Atheism - NYTimes.com

Persecuting minorities in the name of public morality is a tried and tested technique of authoritarian regimes.
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New Religious Freedom Bill Would Allow Child Abuse, Domestic Violence

"Religious freedom" laws are being used nationwide to discriminate against LGBT community, but this one could allow abusers to go unprosecuted.
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Texas considers amendment to religious freedom act | KXAN.com

Texas considers amendment to religious freedom act | KXAN.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Legislation introduced in the Senate has sides battling over just how far freedom of religion extends.
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If peace on earth is our goal, atheism might be the means to that end | Adam Lee | Comment is free | The Guardian

If peace on earth is our goal, atheism might be the means to that end | Adam Lee | Comment is free | The Guardian | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Adam Lee: The nonreligious are more liberal and more pacifist on most issues relating to violence: torture, the death penalty, corporal punishment, imperialism and more
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Saskatoon Muslims rally saying free speech has limits - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca

Saskatoon Muslims rally saying free speech has limits - Saskatoon | Globalnews.ca | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Members of Saskatoon’s Muslim community rally, say there are certain limitations on free speech.
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The Young Turks Take on Harlem Hate Pastor in Interview

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Paris Announces Plan to Promote Secular Values - NYTimes.com

The aftermath of the killings at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market near Paris exposed serious cultural rifts, teachers say.
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Atheist sworn in as new Prime Minister of Greece

Atheist sworn in as new Prime Minister of Greece | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
After leading the radical left to electoral victory in Greece this weekend, Alexis Tsipras, a proud atheist and leader of the victorious left-wing Syriza party, has been sworn in as Prime Minister of Greece at the presidential palace in Athens.
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You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans - Salon.com

You don’t have a soul: The real science that debunks superstitious charlatans - Salon.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Trust science, not myth: Religious hucksters with claims of immortal souls are lying. Let's embrace reality
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Pastor Creates a Fake “World-Renowned” Atheist To Rail Against, and Imagines Him Abandoning His Godless “Faith”

Pastor Creates a Fake “World-Renowned” Atheist To Rail Against, and Imagines Him Abandoning His Godless “Faith” | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Pastor Creates a Fake “World-Renowned” Atheist To Rail Against, and Imagines Him Abandoning His Godless “Faith”
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Jehovah’s Witness Leader Rants Against Higher Education, Saying It’ll Lead to “Spiritual Disaster”

Jehovah’s Witness Leader Rants Against Higher Education, Saying It’ll Lead to “Spiritual Disaster” | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jehovah’s Witness Leader Rants Against Higher Education, Saying It’ll Lead to “Spiritual Disaster”
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Religious People View Science Favorably But Reject Some Theories - Just Like Everyone Else

Religious People View Science Favorably But Reject Some Theories - Just Like Everyone Else
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Court rejects Vatican appeal to keep Swiss bank account secret - Yahoo News

Court rejects Vatican appeal to keep Swiss bank account secret - Yahoo News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Yahoo News: A Swiss court rejected Monday an appeal by the Vatican's bank to keep secret information from one of its Swiss bank accounts suspected of being used for fraud. Judges at Switzerland's federal criminal court allowed the transfer of most information sought by prosecutors in Italy from the account held by the Vatican bank, officially known as the Institute for Religious Works (IOR), the daily Le Temps reported. The IOR had invoked the Vatican's sovereign immunity, but the judges found that the transactions in question did not relate to functions covered by that immunity.
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Delaware Governor Announces 'Charles Darwin Day'

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Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) has declared Feb. 12 as "Charles Darwin Day" in the state. Praising Darwin's theory of evolution as "the foundation of modern biology, an essential tool in understanding the development of life on eart...
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Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens - CSI

Remembrance of Apocalypse Past: The Psychology of True Believers When Nothing Happens - CSI | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Research on belief in the 2012 “apocalypse” demonstrates that specific psychological processes contributed directly to the maintenance of paranormal apocalyptic beliefs, even after the apocalypse did not occur.
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Antiscience legislation in South Dakota | NCSE

Antiscience legislation in South Dakota | NCSE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The bill identifies "biological evolution, the chemical origins of life, global warming, [and]human cloning" as scientifically controversial. (Missouri's bill identifies only "the theory of biological and hypotheses of chemical evolution" as controversial, Indiana's bill identifies only human cloning as controversial, and Oklahoma's bill offers no specific examples.)
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The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights: Neither Religious nor Civil

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights: Neither Religious nor Civil | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Why does the Catholic League exist? What are its tactics? And who are its allies?
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Michigan Towns Are Riled Up by an Atheist Activist Trying to Get Christians to Play Fair

Michigan Towns Are Riled Up by an Atheist Activist Trying to Get Christians to Play Fair | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Michigan Towns Are Riled Up by an Atheist Activist Trying to Get Christians to Play Fair
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Ancient Human Fossil Could Be New Primitive Species

Ancient Human Fossil Could Be New Primitive Species | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An ancient human fossil discovered from the seafloor near Taiwan reveals that a primitive group of humans, potentially an unknown species, once lived in Asia, researchers say.
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Creationism isn't a science and doesn't belong in science class: Matt Marshall, Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio | cleveland.com

Creationism isn't a science and doesn't belong in science class: Matt Marshall, Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio | cleveland.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Creationism isn't a science and doesn't belong in science class: Matt Marshall, Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio | cleveland.com
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Turkey orders Facebook to block pages that insult the Prophet Mohammed | The Verge

Turkey has moved to block several Facebook pages considered insulting to the Prophet Mohammed. A Turkish court ordered Facebook to close the offending pages in a ruling handed down Sunday, Reuters...
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Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus - Chris Hedges - Truthdig

Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus - Chris Hedges - Truthdig | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The movie “American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—including the belief that Christians are called upon to exterminate “lesser breeds.” - 2015/01/25
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John Edward Protest/Teach-In Draws Police To The Scene | Emery Emery - Ardent Atheist

John Edward Protest/Teach-In Draws Police To The Scene | Emery Emery - Ardent Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
John Edward Protest/Teach-In Draws Police To The Scene Emery Emery at the John Edward Protest/Teach-In How do you know you’re having an effect? When the people running the event, lose their minds...
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‘Our god wins’: Bobby Jindal tells atheists his hate group prayer rally is ‘a time-honored tradition’

‘Our god wins’: Bobby Jindal tells atheists his hate group prayer rally is ‘a time-honored tradition’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
‘Our god wins’: Bobby Jindal tells atheists his hate group prayer rally is ‘a time-honored tradition’
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