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Rick Santorum: Satan is Systematically Destroying America

Rick Santorum: Satan is Systematically Destroying America | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Via the Daily Beast: In 2008, then-Senator Rick Santorum gave a speech at Ave Maria University where he declared “Satan has his sights on the U.S."

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The Way I See It: Things Atheists Need Christians To Know

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The Way I See It: Things Atheists Need Christians To Know

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Quantum Christianity? | Pharyngula

Quantum Christianity? | Pharyngula | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Hallelujah! At long last, we can reconcile Jesus and science — all we need is to know a little quantum physics. Very little quantum physics.
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The new anti-science assault on US schools

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Katherine Stewart: In a disturbing trend, anti-evolution campaigners are combining with climate change deniers to undermine public education...
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Catholic Priest Allegedly Told Child He Was Raping That ‘This Is What God’s Love Feels Like’

Catholic Priest Allegedly Told Child He Was Raping That ‘This Is What God’s Love Feels Like’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
According to NBC Los Angeles, one victim has detailed the tragic incident of a priest raping him.
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Pennsylvania House Unanimously Violates First Amendment Of Constitution By Passing Bible Praising Resolution

Pennsylvania House Unanimously Violates First Amendment Of Constitution By Passing Bible Praising Resolution | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You can’t make this stuff up, folks. In a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause in the United States Constitution, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring 2012 ‘The Year of The Bible,’ and praised the book as the greatest book of the year even though there are still 11 months left until 2013.

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Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget

Popes Gone Wild: What the Catholic Church Would Rather You Forget | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The man pictured above is the poster boy for Catholic debauchery. His name was Pope Alexander VI. He wasn't the first, nor the last, of a string of simply sinful popes.

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Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy

Why Religion Makes Only Some of Us Happy | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Religion people are happier and have higher self-esteem than non-believers, but only in countries where faith plays an important role in daily life.
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State: Lawmaker wants to set up high school Bible class - Prescott, Arizona

PHOENIX - An Arizona lawmaker is pushing to create a high school course about the Bible and its role in Western culture with a bill that threatens to drop the state into a constitutional dilemma over the separation of church and state.

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Astrology believer kills family; blames planets for bad life

Astrology believer kills family; blames planets for bad life | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Man overdoses wife, kids with pills, shoots off 6 suicide notes - Mumbai.

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Pious Political Posturing Alert!: U.S. House Set To Vote On Bills Promoting Religion

Our nation has more than a few pressing problems.

The economy is in the tank, unemployment is unacceptably high and foreclosures are kicking many families into the street. The gap between the uber-wealthy and everybody else gets wider every day, and many people are worried about how we’ll pay for Social Security and Medicare as more baby boomers join the rolls.

So what’s on the agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives today?

You guessed it: two bills promoting religion on government property.

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Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize

Don't B-SHOCked: Settlement Shows Public Schools Can't Proselytize | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A federal judge signed and entered a consent decree and order today in the ACLU’s case challenging widespread and pervasive religious practices in South Carolina’s Chesterfield County School District.

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Lechery, Immodesty and the Talmud: Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the Modesty Fight

Lechery, Immodesty and the Talmud: Ultra-Orthodox Jews and the Modesty Fight | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jewish law holds men responsible for controlling their licentious thoughts about women.
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Poll: Should 'Under God' Be Removed From Pledge?

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A Massachusetts family faced a judge Monday to ask to remove "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance.
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We must stop being so damned respectful, Dawkins tells London free speech rally

We must stop being so damned respectful, Dawkins tells London free speech rally | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One of a number of high-profile speakers at yesterday’s Rally for Free Expression in London, Professor Richard Dawkins said that people should “stop being so damn respectful”. Without freedom of speech, Dawkins added, society would be:
In a scientific, technological, moral dark age.

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Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph

Bishop calls on Christian MPs to rebel over gay marriage - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A Roman Catholic Bishop has urged MPs “of Christian conscience” to rebel against their party leaderships and vote down plans to legalise same-sex marriage.

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Gay bishop encounters protests in N.C.

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An openly gay Episcopalian bishop visited Charlotte, N.C., and preached inclusion while encountering protesters, observers said Monday.
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Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie

Bishop accused of incitement to hatred in homily - National News - Independent.ie | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A HOMILY delivered at Knock shrine by the Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, is being investigated by the Director of Public Prosecutions following a formal complaint by a leading humanist who claims the sermon was an incitement to hatred.
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Atheists should make more noise

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I am an atheist, don’t know why.

I’d like to tell you that I was one of those intelligent children who at age 11 gave the religion question careful thought and then alerted their parents that they wouldn’t be doing the church thing no more. Or that reading about the Holocaust had made me think of the open sky above Treblinka and wonder what kind of god didn’t care to notice the crematoria, especially when he could allegedly see a little sparrow fall.

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Family guilty of 'honour' murders

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Three members of an Afghan-Canadian family are found guilty of murdering four of their female relatives in a case of so-called honour killing.
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Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior

Gingrich: Same-Sex Marriage Is ‘Pagan’ Behavior | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Thrice-married Newt Gingrich, who has previously described same-sex marriage as “a temporary aberration that will dissipate,” told a right-wing radio show this afternoon that gay and lesbian unions are akin to “pagan” behaviors:

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Look forward to the death of organized religion: Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins - scientist, bestselling author and the world's foremost atheist- comes across as mild-mannered and genial but doesn't believe in pulling his punches. He certainly didn't on Monday at the Jaipur Lit Fest as he blasted the "lamentable disgrace" of Salman Rushdie's enforced absence. He also launched a broadside against the "virus of faith", and said he looked forward to the "complete death of organized religion" in his lifetime.

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Blasphemy is always good | Maryam Namazie

Blasphemy is always good | Maryam Namazie | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I’ll be speaking at the Blasphemy, religious hatred, and human rights: Who speaks for the sacred? conference this Saturday at Conway Hall in London.

My talk will focus on how accusations of blasphemy, offensive speech and ‘Islamophobia’ censor and restrict free speech, limit citizen rights, and aid and abet Islamism. With all that’s going on, it’s a good time for blasphemy

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Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion

Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Morals aren't begotten from religion, but secular moral philosophy, jurisprudence and dinner table conversation, renowned atheist Richard Dawkins recently argued at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India.
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Why Creationists Shouldn't Gloat about Hawking's Reference To God

Why Creationists Shouldn't Gloat about Hawking's Reference To God | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Last week some creationists celebrated an apparent triumph: Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking used the word God, possibly not in vain.
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