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U.S. Military Teaches Foreign Students That Liberals Subverted America's Judeo-Christian Heritage

U.S. Military Teaches Foreign Students That Liberals Subverted America's Judeo-Christian Heritage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"There's a program in the military called the International Military Student Officer (IMSO) program. This program is run by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, and exists in all branches of the military. But, while this program is run by the military, the Secretary of State is responsible for its "continuous supervision and general direction."

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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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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 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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Navy Atheist forced to permanently cover up a Bad Religion tattoo

Navy Atheist forced to permanently cover up a Bad Religion tattoo | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"I gave her my usual warm greeting and checked her ID and she noticed the crossbuster on my arm. Then she got a really disgusted look on her face and asked me if I realized that it could be *highly offensive* to people. I told her that yes I did and to have a nice day."

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Is Your Religion a Cult? Of Course It Is!

Is Your Religion a Cult? Of Course It Is! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

When I was a little kid I started a club. It was kind of small, only four members including me. Nonetheless I was the leader and I made the rules. The only rule I actually remember was very simple, and very childish. The rule stated that no club member could believe that super heroes were real...except for my favorite one at the time...Spiderman. Who would have thought that at age 7, I actually understood the foundation of all religions..."your personal favorite fairy tale is the only one in which you may believe."

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Catholic abbot, 80, wanted in connection with child sex offences, has vanished

Catholic abbot, 80, wanted in connection with child sex offences, has vanished | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Father Laurence Soper, an ex-London abbot accused of sexually abusing children, is reportedly on the run from police after jumping bail.
Soper, an abbot in Ealing between 1991 and 2000, was arrested last year on suspicion of sexual assault. He is now the subject of an international manhunt after jumping bail earlier this year.

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Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News

Christian radio host warns that lesbian nurses can make kids gay | Breaking News | Wisconsin Gazette - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Radio host Linda Harvey of Mission America went on an anti-gay rant during her “Christian” radio show yesterday, warning parents to keep their children away from LGBT healthcare professionals.
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Chelsea Rubio's curator insight, March 5, 10:48 AM

It is not proven that contact with a professional medical caregiver, or a caregiver of any kind, can make children gay. It is an insult to LGBT medical professionals everywhere for someone to even suggest that having contact with them can turn someone gay.

 

If you feel the need to keep your child away, it is your choice. Don't go along with someone just because they tell you to do it.

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Proof Prayer Doesn't Work - A Double-Blind Scientific Study

"The Templeton Foundation, a christian organization, in 2006, set out to prove that prayer works, with a massive study that ended up costing over 2.4 million dollars. 1,802 patients at 6 different hospitals were organized into the study. They'd all received heart bypass surgery so that there would be as much similarity as possible. Here are the results:"

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Why I’m an Anti-Theist

"*The following is taken from a rant I had today on my Twitter timeline, in response to being called "intolerant" for expressing atheist or anti-theist views in public."

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Mormons enlist rock star to improve image

Mormons enlist rock star to improve image | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Facing a sceptical public that still has questions about whether their faith is a religion or a cult, the Mormon Church is turning to one of its least stereotypical adherents to win...
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Skeptical 'Zombies' Attack Alleged Psychic James Van Praagh (VIDEO)

Skeptical 'Zombies' Attack Alleged Psychic James Van Praagh (VIDEO) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Psychic James Van Praagh has made a fortune by allegedly speaking to the dead, but apparently he has no time for the undead.
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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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Bertrand Russell’s 10 commandments for teachers everyone with a brain

Bertrand Russell’s 10 commandments for teachers everyone with a brain | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Bertrand Russell's 'Liberal Decalogue'… The Ten Commandments that, as a teacher, I should wish to promulgate, might be set forth as follows:"

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Spiritual Warfare | DomeMagazine.com

Spiritual Warfare | DomeMagazine.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Political Crusade Against ‘Demonic Spirits’ Comes to Detroit 11/11/11.
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Hitler was a True Christian™

Hitler was a True Christian™ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"If you tuned in to that local debate on Christian radio, you know that one of the points the Christian fool trotted out was the tired old claim that the Nazis were no true Christians — no True Christian™ would ever commit such horrible acts. It’s an annoyingly feeble and unsupportable argument, but it has a lot of life in it, unfortunately."

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‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event

‘Hitler Was Sent By God’ According To Pastor Involved With Rick Perry Prayer Event | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Now why do you suppose very few people are reporting on Rick Perry's association with a man that claims Hitler was an agent of God?
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Sally Morgan challenged to prove her psychic powers on Halloween

Sally Morgan challenged to prove her psychic powers on Halloween | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Sceptics have invited Sally Morgan to demonstrate her ability to communicate with the dead in a specially designed test...
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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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The Confrontational Nature of Coming Out Atheist

The Confrontational Nature of Coming Out Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Greta Christina has written one of the most thought-provoking posts about coming out atheist I've read in awhile. Her central point is that coming out as an atheist (i.e., disclosing our atheism to others) is an inherently oppositional act because it communicates to believers that they are wrong on the god question. For all of us who have been wondering why our very existence seems to agitate the religious so much, I think we may have our answer."

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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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Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True

Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Book Review: The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True by Richard Dawkins.
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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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We’re Telling Them They’re Wrong: Why Coming Out Atheist Is Inherently Oppositional

We’re Telling Them They’re Wrong: Why Coming Out Atheist Is Inherently Oppositional | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Yup. Coming out is hugely important for atheists. I assume this is not a wildly controversial statement. Coming out — and making our community a safer place to come out into, and making the world a safer place to come out in — is pretty much Number One on atheists’ To Do list. And yes, atheists have a huge amount to learn from the LGBT communities about coming out, not just the why but the how: what to say, when to say it, how to say it, who to say it to, what to do if people freak out. There are tons of parallels between the LGBT movement and the atheist movement, and the importance of coming out is one of them — as are many of the specific strategies about doing it."

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Nadine Dorries defends her comments about humanists

"Yesterday, I posted on the Conservative MP Nadine Dorries' reaction to becoming the frontrunner for our annual Bad Faith Award, whereby she described New Humanist as an "extreme" organisation and a "cult", and suggested that humanists advocate infanticide."

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