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Christians are being ‘crushed under the pink jackboot’, says lunatic ex-councillor

Christians are being ‘crushed under the pink jackboot’, says lunatic ex-councillor | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

GAYS are the New Nazis, according to the demented leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance, Alan Craig.

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Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot

Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For the past three years, an atheist Army sergeant has had to remain silent as lie after lie was told about him by an Air Force Major named Jonathan Dowty. Major Dowty, a.k.a. JD the Christian Fighter Pilot, is a Christian officer who belongs to the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF), an organization that thinks the real duty of a military officer is to raise up “a spiritually transformed military, with ambassadors for Christ in uniform, empowered by the Holy Spirit.”

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Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers

Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Military Association of Atheists & Freethinkers provide community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, secularists, humanists, pastafarians, freethinkers, nontheists...
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Atheists at Fort Meade seek official recognition

Atheists at Fort Meade seek official recognition | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army 's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly.
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"Behold, It Is Written": The King James Bible at 400

"Behold, It Is Written": The King James Bible at 400 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible turns 400 this year, and while the milestone has been lavishly celebrated already, I’d like to add my toast before the party ends. In principle, a good book can always use another recommendation.

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Why Evangelicals Believe Weird Things - Science and Religion Today

Why Evangelicals Believe Weird Things - Science and Religion Today | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In a recent op-ed in The New York Times, Karl Giberson and Randall Stephens lamented “the evangelical rejection of reason.” The lay evangelical community, they explain, would rather get its science from folks like the young-Earth creationist Ken Ham than from the evolution-believing NIH director Francis Collins, even though both are evangelicals.

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Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief

Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Esther Garatie is a hero to our nation, serving in the Marine Corps in war-time. She also happens to be a lesbian. But that shouldn't matter.
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As atheists know, you can be good without God - USATODAY.com

As atheists know, you can be good without God - USATODAY.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Human morality is instinctual and fits into the evolutionary paradigm. In fact, morality without faith might be the best option of all.
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A Voice of Reason on the ‘In God We Trust’ Bill Coming from an Unlikely Place…

A Voice of Reason on the ‘In God We Trust’ Bill Coming from an Unlikely Place… | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"The fear that unless “In God We Trust” is displayed throughout the government, Americans will somehow lose their faith in God, is a dim view of the profound religious convictions many citizens have. The faith that inspired many of the Founders of this country — the faith I practice — is stronger than that. Trying to score political points with unnecessary resolutions should not be Congress’s priority. I voted no." - Justin Amash (R-MI)

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Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses

Good Reason: A chat with the Witnesses | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Some Jehovah's Witnesses came around this morning. I decided to go all Socratic on them, and just ask them questions. It didn't last very long."

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Halloween: Trick Or Treating Is Cheating On Jesus, Says Linda Harvey

Halloween: Trick Or Treating Is Cheating On Jesus, Says Linda Harvey | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Halloween is a holiday founded on “the priorities of our spiritual enemy,” and trick-or-treating is cheating on Jesus, says Mission: America’s Linda Harvey.
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Religion in the workplace is an issue on the rise

Religion in the workplace is an issue on the rise | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Justice statistics indicate that complaints of religious harassment in the workplace are on the rise.
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Atheists Treated Unequally in US Military

With the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, you could say that the US military is undergoing some big changes, progressing towards a modern age. But are they still far behind when it comes to its chaplain program and the role that religion plays in counseling? And one man is pleading for atheist chaplains to be accepted, so that those without a religious background can get the same services, as everyone else. Jason Torpy, President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers explains.

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Preacher's Spanking Book Linked to 3 Child Deaths

Preacher's Spanking Book Linked to 3 Child Deaths | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The deaths of three children have been linked to parents who reportedly own a popular but controversial spanking book by a Tennessee preacher.
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Growing Secularism

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Growing Secularism...It is estimated that there are around 1 billion secularists in the world, or about 15% of the total world population. This is smaller than the largest religions, but larger than most religions. What's more, these numbers seem to be growing. We may never reach a point where secularists are a majority, but we are approaching the point (or have reached it already) where secularists and secularism needs to be taken more seriously.

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Rise of the Secularists: 1 in 4 Millennials Don't Identify With Any Religion

Rise of the Secularists: 1 in 4 Millennials Don't Identify With Any Religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A record number of Millennials don't claim any religion as their own. How will this affect the future of America?
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Abiogenesis is supported by evidence

One of the big scientific questions is how life began on earth. Many scientists are now agreed that life is almost certain to have originated out of simpler, chemical compounds. Further, that this is practically inevitable given the early conditions on earth. This isn’t about faith, but the evidence that has been accumulated.


Since the Miller experiments of the 1950s, the application of the principles of chemistry and physics to this problem has shown that nearly all the components of a simple-cell can and do form naturally.


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French paper reprints Mohammad cartoon after fire-bomb

French paper reprints Mohammad cartoon after fire-bomb | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

(Reuters) - A French satirical weekly whose office was fire bombed after it printed a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad has reproduced the image with other caricatures in a special supplement distributed with one of the country's leading newspapers.

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Apologist Josh McDowell: Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians

Apologist Josh McDowell:  Internet the Greatest Threat to Christians | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Atheists and skeptics now have equal access to our children as we have, which is why the number of Christian youth who believe in the fundamentals of Christianity is decreasing and sexual immorality is growing, apologist Josh McDowell said.
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What Do Atheists Live For?

What Do Atheists Live For? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Edward Tarte got that question from one of his YouTube commenters and he responds beautifully in the video below.

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Penn Jillette's 10 Commandments for atheists

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Atheist magician Penn Jillette tells how he was challenged by conservative radio host Glenn Beck to come up with an atheist's version of The Ten Commandments.
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Has the American Cancer Society Been Caught Covering Up a Rejection of Atheist Money? | | AlterNet

Has the American Cancer Society Been Caught Covering Up a Rejection of Atheist Money? | | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The ACS has been stung by accusations of anti-atheist bigotry in its fundraising. Is it making things worse by trying to cover its tracks?
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Americans United Blasts Congress For Wasting Time On ‘In God We Trust’ Resolution

"The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote today on a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official national motto and encouraging its display in public places. Americans United for Separation of Church and State urged Congress to stop squandering time on meaningless issues like this and move on to more important matters."

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Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go

Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The history of Christianity, as atheists are fond of reminding us, is one that has been drenched in blood. Whether religious war, inquisition, or colonial violence, there’s been great evil committed in the name of God.
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Petulant mayor breaks cross to abide by First Amendment

Petulant mayor breaks cross to abide by First Amendment | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Whiteville, Tenn., certainly isn't Pleasantville for non-Christians with James Bellar behind the civic wheel, but the mayor of that Tennessee town finally and very grudgingly agreed that a water tower cross had to go.
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