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Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years

Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Christianity is waning in England and could be outnumbered by nonbelievers within 20 years, according to a new study.
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A Looming U.S. Theocracy?

A Looming U.S. Theocracy? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Translated literally, “theocracy” means “rule by God.” Pragmatically, it pertains to the belief that a certain religion should receive preferential treatment and, further, that they should control at least the judicial system of a country.

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Invisible Children "Kony 2012" Leader Suggests It's About Jesus and Evangelizing

Invisible Children "Kony 2012" Leader Suggests It's About Jesus and Evangelizing | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Is one of the biggest viral video in history Christian fundamentalist propaganda? Invisible Children's founder lays out his agenda at Liberty University.
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Another De-Conversion Story from a Fellow Clergy Project Member

Another De-Conversion Story from a Fellow Clergy Project Member | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Be sure to check out Dennis Smith’s de-conversion story on our Guest Writer’s page. Dennis is now out of the ministry and out as an atheist. His story gives hope to all of us who are working our way out of the pulpit.

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The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...?

The Way I See It: Can I Still Be A Christian If...? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Being a Christian seems really confusing in this day and age and I have some legitimate questions. I know at least some of my morals will conflict with mainstream Christianity, so I'm hoping they will make a few compromises and still accept me. This is an open letter extending to any Christian or atheist who wishes to reply and shed some light on these questions.

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craigolson01's comment, February 26, 2012 8:16 AM
It's really an issue of who is boss. Do I want to access the benefits of Christianity while maintaining sovereignty over my own life or do I want to yield to the sovereignty of God who created me and knows what is best for me? God is sort of like the parent who says, "You can do it your way if you want, but I know the outcome and you won't like it."
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Lenoir City High School won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools

Lenoir City High School won't publish atheist student's editorial on religion in schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

LENOIR CITY — Krystal Myers is an honors student, captain of the swim team and editor of her high school newspaper. She's also an atheist in a predominantly Christian student body.

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Fox Sets High-water Mark In Hypocrisy: How DARE Obama Use Jesus For Politics? (VIDEO)

Fox Sets High-water Mark In Hypocrisy: How DARE Obama Use Jesus For Politics? (VIDEO) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
In one the most jaw dropping displays of fake outrage in recent history, Fox contributor Steven Crowder let loose a diatribe against President Obama for daring to speak of his religion as the basis of his politics.
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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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Right Wing Christians Can't Claim Compassion While Preaching Hate

Right Wing Christians Can't Claim Compassion While Preaching Hate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The bible is rife with death and destruction for the non-believer and that is the impetus for the religious right’s assault on women, gays, Democrats, Liberals, and peace-loving Americans.
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Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships

Atheist Activist Targets Two National Christian Fellowships | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A newly appointed state director of an atheist activist group said that he will fight two national Christian-based organizations for what he alleges to be proselytizing at public schools while "targeting the impressionable minds of our children."...
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Christian Voice blames Tesco fall on gay pride

Christian Voice blames Tesco fall on gay pride | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Stephen Green, leader of the extremist religious group Christian Voice has blamed Tesco’s falling sales on gays.

No, we’re not joking. The retailer’s shares nose-dived today after it reported suffering its worst Christmas for two decades

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Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims

Prayer in Public Schools an Essential Right - Except for Muslims | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Fundies love the school prayer myth, crying that children must be allowed to pray in school - that is, until the kid turns out to be Muslim...
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Tim Tebow: Would we love him if he were Muslim?

Tim Tebow: Would we love him if he were Muslim? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The lauding of Tebow's Christianity has me recollecting another Denver athlete who once flaunted his faith, on the basketball court in the mid-1990s, and paid a price for it.
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Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government

Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work.

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Inhofe refutes climate science with scripture

Inhofe refutes climate science with scripture | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of climate science, appeared on a Christian radio talk show this week to present an odd argument: the far-right senator's interpretation of Scripture helps bolster his hostility towards scientific data.

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Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock

Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Following a week of attacks, the evolutionary biologist responds to his critics – and argues Britain must not make policy by following “Census Christians” who can’t name the first book of the New Testament.
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Why do Christians believe the Lord has commanded them to hit children?

Why do Christians believe the Lord has commanded them to hit children? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

I got this information on Christian spanking sent to me from the author of, The Pink Swastika, Scott Lively, after I sent him an article on a child being ‘spanked’ to death by her parents. Scott had this to say on spanking...

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Girls Scouts No Longer Welcome At Virginia Church Because Of Connection To Planned Parenthood

Girls Scouts No Longer Welcome At Virginia Church Because Of Connection To Planned Parenthood | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As the Right Wing assault on the Girls Scouts escalates, individual chapters of the group are finding themselves unwelcome by those who object their inclusiveness.
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UK Christians are not "persecuted", says England's top Catholic

UK Christians are not "persecuted", says England's top Catholic | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Rt Rev Vincent Nichols, has responded to the recent debates over "militant secularism" by saying that he does not believe Christians in Britain are the victim of persecution. "I personally don't feel in the least bit persecuted," he told the Guardian. "I don't think Christians should use that word."

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In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference

In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A man named Leonard Presberg was recently elected to the Fayette County Board of Education (in Georgia). That was back in November. In January, he was named Chairman of the board.

What are his views on education? You would think that’s the only point of concern for local residents… but at a school board meeting last week, resident David Barlow spoke out against Presberg… not because of any particular educational policy they disagreed about, but because it appears that Presberg is a member of — wait for it — the Fayette Freethought Society.

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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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What Took Them So Long? Tennessee Republicans File Ten Commandments Bill

What Took Them So Long? Tennessee Republicans File Ten Commandments Bill | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Holy Moses! A House Republican has introduced a Ten Commandments bill.
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Ten Reasons Why Most Believers Don't Seriously Question Their Faith

Ten Reasons Why Most Believers Don't Seriously Question Their Faith | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

This topic interests me to no end. Why don't most believers seriously question their faith? Does it take a special type of individual? Does it require some personality trait that believers don't have? Does that make skeptics different people? Could it be intelligence? Could it be that skeptics have a higher self-esteem than others? Is it that we don't need social approval? Is it that life's experiences have shown us we cannot accept the dominant opinion on a matter? Is it that we question what we're told in general? Perhaps, but when we look at skeptics in general there doesn't seem to be a set pattern. Perhaps a scientific poll might help answer that kind of question. What I do think is that the following ten reasons are almost certainly necessary conditions even if they are not sufficient ones:

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No True Christian – Ahlquist’s Harassers Just Weren’t! (Or were they? Screenshots)

No True Christian – Ahlquist’s Harassers Just Weren’t! (Or were they? Screenshots) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After anyone repeats something disgusting that a Christian has said or done, a chorus of Christians rise to the call:

They’re not REAL Christians, or they wouldn’t SAY that!
They’re PRETENDING to be Christians!
That doesn’t represent Christianity! They’re just young/hateful/angry.
You judgmental atheists are just saying they’re Christians. No way!
The fallacy here, as many know, is called “No True Scotsman.” What does it take to show that a person is a Christian? What does it matter to other Christians, except that it shows Christianity does not, in fact, make one a good person?

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Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing.

Mormons feel misunderstood? Then maybe they should stop the gay-bashing. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A series of articles today on Mitt Romney and the Mormons. The first, from Buzzfeed, documents how Romney is running (or at least hiding) his Mormon faith on the campaign trail. The second, a new poll from PEW, shows that Mormons feel discriminated against and misunderstood.

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