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Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park

Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

theists scored big in a lottery that gave them 18 out of the 21 spaces traditionally reserved for the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee, a coalition of 13 churches, and the Santa Monica Police Officers Association for the last 60 years. The coalition got two of the spaces in the new lottery system, and a spokesman for the coalition of the city's churches is crying foul, despite the fact that the atheists only used three of the spaces:

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4 Ways Lawmakers Still Grovel to the Christian Right, Even As Right-Wing Religion Declines in America | Alternet

4 Ways Lawmakers Still Grovel to the Christian Right, Even As Right-Wing Religion Declines in America | Alternet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Bibles to school prayer, legislatures are signaling their religious stripes.
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10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked - Salon.com

10 egregious myths the religious perpetuate about atheists, debunked - Salon.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Nonbelievers do not lack a basic moral code -- despite what the likes of David Brooks might have you believe
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The challenges facing atheists in the U.S. - Videos - CBS News

The challenges facing atheists in the U.S. - Videos - CBS News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Fifty-three percent of Americans say they'd be less likely to support an atheist for president, and almost half say they'd be unhappy if a family member married an atheist. Mo Rocca reports on the many consequences that those who come out as non-believers suffer in a nation founded on religious tolerance.
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Atheist Mom Gets Threats After School Cancels 'Bible Man' Visits

Atheist Mom Gets Threats After School Cancels 'Bible Man' Visits | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
An atheist mother in Tennessee says she's been getting threats on social media after her complaint led to the cancellation of school visits by a preacher nicknamed "Bible Man." Horace Turner, aka "Bible Man," had been visiting...
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9 Famous Women With the Perfect Response on Why They've Ditched Religion

9 Famous Women With the Perfect Response on Why They've Ditched Religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Atheism needs a makeover.
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Our Coming Theocratic Hell: The Right’s “Religious Freedom” Push Is Just the Beginning | Alternet

Our Coming Theocratic Hell: The Right’s “Religious Freedom” Push Is Just the Beginning | Alternet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Religion is far too dangerous to our liberties to be laughed off or mischaracterized as harmless.
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Losing My Religion For Equality

Losing My Religion For Equality | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
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Dad challenging DVLA over right to wear 'religious headgear' in driving licence photo - a colander - Mirror Online

Dad challenging DVLA over right to wear 'religious headgear' in driving licence photo - a colander - Mirror Online | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Ian Harris is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster whose followers are known as Pastafarians and revere the pasta strainer as a religious garment
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Taking Easter Seriously – Revised & Enhanced ~ ExChristian.Net

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Does the religious right and the GOP plan to turn the U.S. into a theocracy? - Orlando liberal | Examiner.com

Does the religious right and the GOP plan to turn the U.S. into a theocracy? - Orlando liberal | Examiner.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The First Amendment. If someone doesn't know much about history, politics or current events, they still probably know about the First Amendment.
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1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith

1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith
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CNN Thinks Atheists Are the Devil - The Daily Beast

CNN Thinks Atheists Are the Devil - The Daily Beast | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The network aired a program about nonbelievers that wrongly suggested they not only are a unified group, but the most hated one in the country.
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Church Of Bacon Offers Weddings, Baptisms And Funerals To Thousands Of Meat Lovers - (CREDIT: Getty/United Church of Bacon) | Guff

Church Of Bacon Offers Weddings, Baptisms And Funerals To Thousands Of Meat Lovers - (CREDIT: Getty/United Church of Bacon) | Guff | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
- (CREDIT: Getty/United Church of Bacon) #church, #church of bacon, #bacon, #meat lover
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Atheists answer questions about life, morality, meaning, raising good kids | AL.com

Atheists answer questions about life, morality, meaning, raising good kids | AL.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Atheists answer questions about life, morality, meaning, raising good kids | AL.com
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Turkey's Atheists Face Hostilities, Death Threats

Turkey's Atheists Face Hostilities, Death Threats | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Onur Romano, a founding member of Turkey’s Atheism Association, opens the office and checks the mail. For once, he says, there are no death threats. "Sometimes they send photos of som...
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The Angry Athiest: Why Some Believers Perpetuate A False Stereotype Of Skeptics

The Angry Athiest: Why Some Believers Perpetuate A False Stereotype Of Skeptics | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
People believe atheists are angrier than believers, yet when innate feeling was measured, atheists did not reveal more irate feelings than others.
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FAITH: Leaders booted from the Boy Scouts for their atheism now making a huge difference with Camp Quest.

FAITH: Leaders booted from the Boy Scouts for their atheism now making a huge difference with Camp Quest. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
FAITH: Leaders booted from the Boy Scouts for their atheism now making a huge difference with Camp Quest.
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Bill Maher’s Bigoted Atheism: His Arrogant Shtick Is Just as Ugly as Religious Intolerance | Alternet

Bill Maher’s Bigoted Atheism: His Arrogant Shtick Is Just as Ugly as Religious Intolerance | Alternet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As the 'Real Time' host and his ilk prove, you don’t need a religion to be in the business of spreading hate.
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How Christians Think They Can Convert Atheists… According to WikiHow

How Christians Think They Can Convert Atheists… According to WikiHow | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
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Atheists Aren’t the Problem, Christian Intolerance Is the Problem

Atheists Aren’t the Problem, Christian Intolerance Is the Problem | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Source: Time. That nonbelievers somehow deserve to be discriminated against is a view widely shared, particularly among Christian conservatives who seem to think “religion by the sword” is an oldie but a goodie.
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The Chinese Communist Party cracks down on religion: All party members must be atheist - Asia - World - The Independent

The Chinese Communist Party cracks down on religion: All party members must be atheist - Asia - World - The Independent | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Applicants to the Communist Party of China (CPC) will be rejected in future if they are found to embrace any religion, and existing members forced to denounce their beliefs.
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Madison first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists | News - Channel3000.com

Madison first in nation to pass ordinance protecting atheists | News - Channel3000.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As the current common council met for the last time Tuesday, members unanimously voted to make discriminating against atheism, and others who do not believe in God, illegal.
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Teaching human evolution at the University of Kentucky: There are some students I’ll never reach.

Teaching human evolution at the University of Kentucky: There are some students I’ll never reach. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
This essay is adapted from a piece originally printed in the March/April 2015 issue of Orion. Request a free trial issue of Orion here. To teach evolution at the University of Kentucky is to teach at an institution steeped in the history of defending evolution education. The first effort to pass an anti-evolution law...
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Product recall issued for Bible amid health and safety concerns

Product recall issued for Bible amid health and safety concerns | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A product recall has been issued for the Bible following concerns that users of the religious instruction manual could be putting themselves and others at risk. (Satire)
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This is the most godless city in America - MarketWatch

This is the most godless city in America - MarketWatch | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
If you don’t believe in God, you might want to move to the Pacific Northwest.
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