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A Debate About The Wisdom of Trying To Deconvert People

A Debate About The Wisdom of Trying To Deconvert People | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"We live in the 21st Century, in a world with highly complex modern challenges and the vast majority of our fellow citizens (including an entire major political party) are enthralled to ancient, regressive superstitious beliefs with harmful real world consequences. I think we have a responsibility to actively oppose such falsehoods and their corrosive effects."

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European Commission failing in its duty to meet with the non-religious

European Commission failing in its duty to meet with the non-religious | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

An official complaint has been lodged by the European Humanist Federation (EHF) against the European Commission for refusing to comply with their obligation to hold discussions with non-religious groups. The EHF is the main umbrella organisation representing non-religious groups, including the British Humanist Association, at a European level.

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Newt Gingrich doesn't think 'you have judgment if you have no faith'

Newt Gingrich doesn't think 'you have judgment if you have no faith' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Despite the U.S.’s long history of separation of church and state, there is still a lot of canoodling between the two.
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Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins

Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Dawkins: This Christian 'philosopher' is an apologist for genocide. I would rather leave an empty chair than share a platform with him.

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It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet

It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Mormon-bashing directed at Mitt Romney should concern everyone for what it reveals about the undue influence of religion in American elections.
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'Ghostwriting' the Torah? New algorithm distinguishes contributors to the Old Testament with high accuracy

A professor has developed a new computer algorithm to help unravel the different sources that contributed to the authorship of the scriptures.
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Gingrich Says Atheists Can't be Trusted, Disregards 50 Million Secular Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Secular Coalition for America condemns Newt Gingrich’s statements attacking secularists in government and public office. Gingrich made the anti-atheist statements Tuesday night at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Religious Sex Abuse Epidemic

The Religious Sex Abuse Epidemic | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Sexually repressive religions suffer numerous allegations of sexual abuse, which makes sense when you consider the effect that their scripture might have on normal sexual behavior.
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You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily

You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
OK – we have become used to the slogan “You can be good without God.” Versions of it have popped up all around the world over the last few years. Even in little old New Zealand.
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Deaths 'after church HIV claims'

Deaths 'after church HIV claims' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
At least three people with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors, BBC London learns.
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Atheists Helping the Homeless completes its 31st giveaway, begins charter groups

Atheists Helping the Homeless completes its 31st giveaway, begins charter groups | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Since September 2009, atheist volunteers in Austin have been gathering on Sundays at 7th Street and the I-35 freeway in downtown Austin to help the homeless. ...
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Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews?

Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Tweet Mr.wOw ponders the new world of “cults” Evangelical pastor — and Rick Perry supporter — Robert Jeffress announced at the “Values Voters Conference” last week that Mitt Romney was not fit to be president because his Mormon religion...
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Physicist and atheist Alan Lightman goes accommodationist

Physicist Alan Lightman is one of the rare breed of working scientists who is an engaging and prolific popular writer. I loved his book Einstein's Dreams. But now he proves to be somewhat of an acc...
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A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist

A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After my rant about the misguided Christian COEXIST poster, the folks at Truth-Saves made one that’s much more realistic (click on the image for a larger version):

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Forcing your beliefs on others is not religious freedom | Secular News Daily

First it was doctors who wouldn’t perform abortions and pharmacists who wouldn’t fill prescriptions for contraceptives. Several years back a Chicago police officer sought an exemption from an assignment to guard an abortion clinic.
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Evil Conflicts with the Existence of God: God Doesn't Care or God Doesn't Exist

Closely associated with taking action that should be considered immoral is the fact that there is so much evil in the world today. If there are any gods, why don't they act to eliminate it?
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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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Peter Cundall - beyond atheism | Martin S Pribble

Peter Cundall - beyond atheism | Martin S Pribble | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Longtime host of ABC's Gardening Australia, the much loved Peter Cundall was recently interviewed for ABC's religious program Compass, asking about the more ethereal moments of life, and the search for meaning.
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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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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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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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Bishops Are Behind the 'Let Women Die' Act and the Push Against Birth Control--Even As They're Under Fire for Sex Abuse Scandals | Belief | AlterNet

Bishops Are Behind the 'Let Women Die' Act and the Push Against Birth Control--Even As They're Under Fire for Sex Abuse Scandals | Belief | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The first bishop in the US is indicted for child sex-abuse coverup; meanwhile, his colleagues push for laws that will intrude on our sexual freedom.
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Where’s The Evidence? | Philosophy Now

Where’s The Evidence? | Philosophy Now | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Michael Antony argues that the New Atheists miss the mark.

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martinpribble's comment, October 20, 2011 2:29 AM
Well I see this argument misses the mark somewhat, basically claiming atheism is a religion, even though he admits it's not. I am starting to agree with Stephen Hawking "Philosophy is dead."
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Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily

Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have announced the formation of a new group to help clergy who have “seen the light” to move beyond faith.
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Listening to the Hair Dryer: Why Nice Religion is Still Problematic, Analogy #37,476 | Greta Christina's Blog

Listening to the Hair Dryer: Why Nice Religion is Still Problematic, Analogy #37,476 | Greta Christina's Blog | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"So if some believers are good people whose religion leads them to good moral conclusions… why should atheists care about their religious beliefs?"

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