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Extraordinary Claims Really Do Require Extraordinary Evidence | Foxhole Atheism

Bayes's Theorem conclusively shows that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
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A Closeted Atheist Pastor’s Letter to His Wife

A Closeted Atheist Pastor’s Letter to His Wife | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Today’s post is written by a fellow Clergy Project member. Since he’s still in the pulpit, he uses the name ‘John Jameson‘.
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Navy lawyers defend rejection of atheist chaplain

Navy lawyers defend rejection of atheist chaplain | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jason Heap was a 38-year-old former youth minister with a master's degree in divinity from Texas Christian University when he applied to become a
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For believers, fear of atheists is fueled by a fear of death

For believers, fear of atheists is fueled by a fear of death | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Skepticism about the existence of God is on the rise, and this might, quite literally, pose an existential threat for religious believers.
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5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science | The Logic of Science

5 simple chemistry facts that everyone should understand before talking about science | The Logic of Science | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
One of the most ludicrous things about the anti-science movement is the enormous number of arguments that are based on a lack of knowledge about high school level chemistry. These chemistry facts are so elementary and fundamental to science that the anti-scientists' positions can only be described as willful ignorance, and these arguments once again…
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Using Religion to Discriminate | American Civil Liberties Union

Using Religion to Discriminate | American Civil Liberties Union | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
With increasing frequency, we are seeing individuals and institutions claiming a right to discriminate—by refusing to provide services to women and LGBT people—based on religious objections.
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Should We Forgive Evangelical Christians? – TheHumanist.com

Should We Forgive Evangelical Christians?  –  TheHumanist.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Can we forgive evangelicals? That’s the question posed on the blog The Bilerico Project by Warren J. Blumenfeld, a professor at the University of Massachusetts. He sees previously anti-gay Christians and denominations rushing to “adjust” their anti-gay policies to something that might be socially acceptable (and ethical), and Blumenfeld is not impressed. He hasn’t forgotten […]
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Here Are 3 Examples of Christian Privilege – And How You Can Challenge It — Everyday Feminism

Here Are 3 Examples of Christian Privilege – And How You Can Challenge It — Everyday Feminism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Christianity is seen as the default in many places. Here's how Christian privilege shows up, why it needs to change, and what you can do about it.
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We atheists can use growing clout to beat evangelicals at their own political game | Adam Lee | Comment is free | The Guardian

We atheists can use growing clout to beat evangelicals at their own political game | Adam Lee | Comment is free | The Guardian | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As long as atheists remain diffuse, we’ll be outmuscled by religious sects that can exert pressure on politicians with no one to counterbalance them
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Satanic Coloring Book Prompts Fla. School To Ban All Religious Materials

Satanic Coloring Book Prompts Fla. School To Ban All Religious Materials | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A Florida school district on Tuesday banned the distribution of religious materials from outside organizations after a Satanic group tried to hand out coloring books to students, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
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Oklahoma man uses religious freedom argument to push for Satanist literature in schools

Oklahoma man uses religious freedom argument to push for Satanist literature in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Oklahoma man uses religious freedom argument to push for Satanist literature in schools
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Army Disbands Chaplain Corps, Says Military Is 'No Place For Superstition'

Army Disbands Chaplain Corps, Says Military Is 'No Place For Superstition' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Army Disbands Chaplain Corps, Says Military Is 'No Place For Superstition'
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These Two Charts Explain Why People Are Leaving Christianity in Droves

These Two Charts Explain Why People Are Leaving Christianity in Droves | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
These Two Charts Explain Why People Are Leaving Christianity in Droves
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The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Becoming An Atheist - Modesto Atheism | Examiner.com

The Top 10 Ways to Avoid Becoming An Atheist - Modesto Atheism | Examiner.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
10. Don't go to college. Book learnin' is for sinners. 9. If you do go to college, don't take an Introduction to Philosophy course.
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8 Awesome Atheist Leaders Who Aren't Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris | Alternet

8 Awesome Atheist Leaders Who Aren't Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris | Alternet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Atheism has great leaders, with widely varying points of view. And these eight are the tip of the iceberg.
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The Satanic Temple to unveil 'Baphomet' monument in Detroit | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times

The Satanic Temple to unveil 'Baphomet' monument in Detroit | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Satanic Temple plans to unveil the completed statue for the first time in Detroit next month.
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A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith | Holly Baer

A Letter to My Mother, Who Just Learned About My Lack of Faith | Holly Baer | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Dear Mom, Yesterday, you asked me point-blank if I still believed in Jesus. Yesterday, you found out I’m no longer a Christian. Yesterday, the daughter you love, the daughter who would spend forever by your side, died. Yesterday, you had to face the fact that your daughter no longer lives in the faith she grew…
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Some Lawmakers Are Making The Separation Of Church And State Seem Like A Total Joke

Some Lawmakers Are Making The Separation Of Church And State Seem Like A Total Joke | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Any decent, red-blooded American politician loves the Constitution. It seems fair, then, to expect these politicians to respect the very first right established by that great document: "Congress
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Abusive superstitious thinking against women still alive in India | Doubtful News

Abusive superstitious thinking against women still alive in India | Doubtful News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In Gujarat, a woman was gang raped for eight months, is now pregnant, denied an abortion, and ordered to undergo "purification tests" by
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British Humanist Association sends The Young Atheist’s Handbook to every prison and young offender institution in the UK | Richard Dawkins Foundation

British Humanist Association sends The Young Atheist’s Handbook to every prison and young offender institution in the UK | Richard Dawkins Foundation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Today the British Humanist Association (BHA) is sending free copies of The Young Atheist’s Handbook: Lessons for Living a Good Life without God to every prison and young offender institutions in the United Kingdom.
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This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man - Salon.com

This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man - Salon.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong
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Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Wants Atheists to Be Exempt from Airport Security Checks | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Wants Atheists to Be Exempt from Airport Security Checks | Richard Dawkins Foundation | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Transhumanist Party Presidential Candidate Wants Atheists to Be Exempt from Airport Security Checks
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How 'Diet Gurus' Hook Us With Religion Veiled In Science : The Salt : NPR

How 'Diet Gurus' Hook Us With Religion Veiled In Science : The Salt : NPR | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Paleo to vegan to raw, nutrition gurus package their advice as sound science. But peel the studies away and you'll find timeless myths and superstitions of religion.
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Religion Is Disappearing. That’s Great for Politics. - Michael Shermer - POLITICO Magazine

Religion Is Disappearing. That’s Great for Politics. - Michael Shermer - POLITICO Magazine | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Before the rise of the religious right in the 1980s, most politicians kept their faith to themselves. In 1945, for example, President Harry Truman wrote: “I’m not very much impressed with men who publicly parade their religious beliefs.” After his election in 1953 President Dwight D. Eisenhower joined a Presbyterian church, but when...
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Rules Are for Schmucks: The Amazing Special Privilege for Religious Immigrants – TheHumanist.com

Rules Are for Schmucks: The Amazing Special Privilege for Religious Immigrants – TheHumanist.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
There are some people who think that the United States shouldn’t have any immigration restrictions at all. Anybody should be able to come and live here whenever they like. Others think that we’re too crowded already, so we ought to just shut the door and not let anyone else in. Most of us fall somewhere […]
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