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Exploring Atheism, Secularism, Humanism as well as Logic, Reason and Skepticism In Today's World
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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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Alternative medicine: The illusion of control : Respectful Insolence

We humans like control. Actually, we need to feel as though we are in control. Perhaps that's why, when we aren't in control--can't be in control, for whatever reason--we instinctively seek ways of being more in control, or at least...
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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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'Family Guy' Creator Receives Humanist Award

"Heralded by a live rendition of the theme from Family Guy, Seth W. MacFarlane, the show’s creator, took a swig of what appeared to be alcohol in front of a packed audience at Memorial Church this Saturday."

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Diax on wanting things to be true - A Little Book for Humanity

Diax on wanting things to be true - A Little Book for Humanity | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
"Never believe a thing simply because you want it to be true." - Diax My own ideas on the...
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American Humanist Assocation denounces House passage of Protect Life Act | Secular News Daily

The American Humanist Association strongly denounced Thursday's passage of the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358) by the U. S. House of Representatives.
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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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Surely by now we've outgrown the soul? - Martha Robinson - The Independent - RichardDawkins.net

Surely by now we've outgrown the soul? - Martha Robinson - The Independent - RichardDawkins.net | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Call it the soul, spirit or transcendent human consciousness – the idea that human ‘minds’ exist outside of and separate from the body has been pervasive throughout history. It’s certainly comforting – an assurance that we are special, unique and separate from animals in a clear-cut way. Although traditionally afforded to us by a God, the concepts of ‘soul’ and human exceptionalism that allow this easy view of humanity are carried over virtually unexamined into the more secular principles of humanism."

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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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Catholics Stole 300K Babies From Mothers

Catholics Stole 300K Babies From Mothers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A secret network of priests, nuns, and doctors have stolen up to 300,000 of babies from mothers in Spain and sold them to other parents, a BBC documentary shows. Their scheme: Tell the mother her baby...
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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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In praise of stem-cell simplicity - opinion - 17 October 2011 - New Scientist

In praise of stem-cell simplicity - opinion - 17 October 2011 - New Scientist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
We should keep all avenues of stem-cell research open but be grateful when simpler alternatives emerge...
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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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Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse

Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised.

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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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Scientists Now Know: We're From Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy!

Scientists Now Know: We're From Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy! | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Viewzone Magazine offers a look at life and humanity from different angles. Astronomy, space, environment, conspiracies, lost history, religion and mysteries as well as humor and facts... we tell it like it is.
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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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How Do You Know Satan Didn't Write The Bible? :Rosa Rubicondior:

How Do You Know Satan Didn't Write The Bible? :Rosa Rubicondior: | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Yep, I know. I'm an Atheist so I don't believe in Satan or any other spirits, evil, benign or supremely indifferent - but YOU do.

So, how can you tell that your god either wrote the Bible or inspired its authors and not Satan, the Great Deceiver?

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Fremont members vote to leave Presbyterian Church USA over gay minister - sacbee.com

Fremont members vote to leave Presbyterian Church USA over gay minister - sacbee.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Members of Fremont Presbyterian Church voted Sunday to leave their national denomination and join one that church leaders said reflects more traditional beliefs.
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Harold Camping: Doomsday Is Definitely Friday

Harold Camping: Doomsday Is Definitely Friday | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The end is nigh—no, really this time!—but don’t bother repenting. That’s what Harold Camping, America’s favorite doomsday prophet , is preaching these days. In a message... Living News Summaries.
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Atheism is the “new cool”? | Martin S Pribble

Atheism is the “new cool”? | Martin S Pribble | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
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