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Gingrich: Secularism to Blame for U.S. Economy

Gingrich: Secularism to Blame for U.S. Economy | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You know how the Christian god sends hurricanes, tornados, and earthquakes to destroy cities and towns that displease it in some manner? When this happens, I've noticed that many of the worst offenders (e.g., atheists, homosexuals, etc.) escape unscathed while many devout Christians are harmed. It is almost as if the weather was random, but obviously that can't be true. Anyway, what if it was not just a town or city that displeased the Christian god but the entire country? What do you suppose would happen then?

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The religious having nothing to fear from secularism

The religious having nothing to fear from secularism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In an earlier article, I reflected on why so many religious people felt threatened by atheism, especially the so-called "new atheism" associated with Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and company.

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Major Religions Ranked by Size

This is a listing of the major religions of the world, ranked by number of adherents.
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What Convinced You? A Survey for Non-Believers | Greta Christina's Blog

What Convinced You? A Survey for Non-Believers | Greta Christina's Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you’re a non-believer in religion, and you used to be a believer — what changed your mind?


Was there one particular argument or incident or experience that did the trick? Or was it more of a general softening of the ground, with lots of different factors adding up?

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People of faith must assert righteous principles to combat secularism | Deseret News

People of faith must assert righteous principles to combat secularism | Deseret News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

God is becoming increasingly unpopular these days. Perhaps even more unpopular in our increasingly secularist world are individuals who openly practice their faith in him.

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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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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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Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion

Atheists, creationists and the pitfalls of public debate - The Drum Opinion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The gulf between an apologist theologian and an atheist biologist is an abyss only bridgeable by epiphany or tragedy.
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A Christian Overreaction to An Atheist Group’s Existence

A Christian Overreaction to An Atheist Group’s Existence | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison took advantage of a program that allows them to send an email to the entire student population… for a price."

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Ten Commandments: Basis for American Law?

Ten Commandments: Basis for American Law? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
One of the arguments most frequently offered for the creation of Ten Commandments plaques, monuments, or displays on government property is that they are the foundation of American (or Western) law.
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Human Rights: Religion vs. secularism

Human Rights: Religion vs. secularism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Rabbi Alana Suskin recently posted an article on Huffington Post titled, “Why Religion Is Better Than Secular Ethics for Human Rights.” I attempted to post a comment on this article to address some of the claims made by Rabbi Suskin, but because Huffington Post has a horrible moderator system which only posts about half my comments and this one wasn't it apparently. So I have extended the comment to an article."

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Embrace secularism; keep religion out of politics

Embrace secularism; keep religion out of politics | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The debate over Mitt Romney’s beliefs should serve as a reminder that religion has no place in politics.
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Bully for Michigan: Religion exemption for school harassment may fail

Good news from Michigan! The state legislature is moving toward anti-bullying legislation that does not include an exemption for religiously motivated harassment.
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Religion and government must not mix in America, say experts | National Secular Society

Religion and government must not mix in America, say experts | National Secular Society | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Senior academics in the United States have stressed that separation of church and state in public life is essential to ensure that U.S.citizens retain their civil liberties.

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Secular Coalition for America submits statement to Congress on religious liberty in the U.S.

The Secular Coalition for America Wednesday submitted comments to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the State of Religious Liberty in the United States.


The comments focus on several key areas, including Religion in Public Schools, Faith Based Initiatives, Religion in Medical Treatment, Anti-Discrimination Laws and Freedom from Government Religious Tests.

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Chris Holden - Last post | New Humanist

Chris Holden - Last post | New Humanist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

While serving in Afghanistan, Petty Officer Chris Holden has attended numerous memorials to honour the dead. This is what they look like to an atheist.

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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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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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Gingrich says atheists can't be trusted, disregards 50 million secular Americans

The Secular Coalition for America condemns Newt Gingrich’s statements attacking secularists in government and public office. Gingrich made the anti-atheist statements October 18 at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Not Every Church Practice Is Useless

Not Every Church Practice Is Useless | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Particularly in immigrant and black communities (and conceivably in Central American/hispanic ones as well), the church is the focal point of civil life. It is a resource not only for instrumental support like counselling and a financial safety net, but as an existential anchor. The prospect for many of “leaving the church” is not so simple as just getting to sleep in on Sundays -– it has real repercussions. Setting up a humanist church speaks directly to those people: “you don’t have to ‘leave the church’, you are simply invited to switch churches. This one doesn’t have a god in it”."

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How to Party Like a Humanist

How to Party Like a Humanist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

It's no secret that we humanists enjoy a good party once in a while—that's why we invented holidays like HumanLight and Darwin Day! (Okay, there were other important reasons, but cake was definitely a factor.) So we thought to ourselves, "How does one party like a humanist?" Here are some ideas for your next humanist gathering:

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Conservatives Want America to be a "Christian Nation" -- Here's What That Would Actually Look Like | Belief | AlterNet

Conservatives Want America to be a "Christian Nation" -- Here's What That Would Actually Look Like | Belief | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Let's compare Rick Perry's version of "Christian values" to what the Bible really dictates.

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Military backs off threat to pull atheist from ceremony

By Jennifer Rizzo, CNN Washington (CNN) -- After almost being pulled from a graduation ceremony for refusal to lower the head during a benediction, a soldier is now allowed to attend but must instead stand at attention.
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What is Godlessness? Defining Godlessness, Godless Secularism, Godless Atheism

What is Godlessness? Defining Godlessness, Godless Secularism, Godless Atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
It's true that atheists are by definition godless, but it's possible to draw a subtle distinction between the two concepts.
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