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Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?

Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When a person's religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn't that be a subject for discussion and debate?
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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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Christian Right's 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy

Christian Right's 2012 Meme: Atheist Dictatorship or Secular Theocracy | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The more Rick Santorum pushes for an American theocracy the more the Christian Right accuses liberals of plotting an atheist dictatorship...
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Rick Santorum: Satan is Systematically Destroying America

Rick Santorum: Satan is Systematically Destroying America | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Via the Daily Beast: In 2008, then-Senator Rick Santorum gave a speech at Ave Maria University where he declared “Satan has his sights on the U.S."

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An atheist looks at the GOP's "godly" candidates

An atheist looks at the GOP's "godly" candidates | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Once upon a time the GOP was a secular party known for its advocacy of business interests and conservative economic principles. While it still claims to represent those things, it no longer does so out of evidence-based conviction, but as articles of faith

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Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia' - CNN.com

Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia' - CNN.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Dean Obeidallah asks: How do his claims that U.S. civil law should reflect Christian law differ from the Taliban in Afghanistan?
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Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com

Why doesn’t America like science? - FT.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Just three Republican candidates have declared that they believe in the scientific basis for evolution.

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Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality.

Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Is the United States sliding toward theocracy? That’s what Republican presidential candidates have told us for more than a year. Radical Islam, they’ve argued, is on the verge of taking over our country through Sharia law.
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Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism?

Why Is Atheism a Bigger Obstacle to Political Office Than Mormonism? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Although it's Republicans who are primarily making the charge that atheists are un-American, Democrats aren't exactly lining up to defend non-believers.

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‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient

‘In God we trust,’ when politically convenient | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Such sectarian religious propaganda fails to unite us.
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Congress endorses God instead of creating jobs

Congress endorses God instead of creating jobs | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

On November 1st, 2011 the 112th United States Congress decided to pass H. Con. Res. 13, which reaffirms “In God We Trust” as our national motto and encourages the display of the motto on all public buildings, schools, and government institutions. The resolution passed by a vote of 396 to 9.


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A Voice of Reason on the ‘In God We Trust’ Bill Coming from an Unlikely Place…

A Voice of Reason on the ‘In God We Trust’ Bill Coming from an Unlikely Place… | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"The fear that unless “In God We Trust” is displayed throughout the government, Americans will somehow lose their faith in God, is a dim view of the profound religious convictions many citizens have. The faith that inspired many of the Founders of this country — the faith I practice — is stronger than that. Trying to score political points with unnecessary resolutions should not be Congress’s priority. I voted no." - Justin Amash (R-MI)

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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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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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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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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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Indiana creationism teaching bill clears Senate committee

Indiana creationism teaching bill clears Senate committee | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Indiana's Senate Education Committee has given the OK to a bill that would allow creationism to be taught alongside evolution in the state's public school science classes.
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Kansas GOP House Speaker ‘Prays’ That Obama’s ‘Children Be Fatherless And His Wife A Widow’

Kansas GOP House Speaker ‘Prays’ That Obama’s ‘Children Be Fatherless And His Wife A Widow’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
ThinkProgress reported last week that Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R) was forced to apologize to First Lady Michelle Obama after forwarding an email to fellow lawmakers that called her “Mrs. YoMama” and compared her to the Grinch.
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The religion of an increasingly godless America | The Great Debate

The religion of an increasingly godless America | The Great Debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Americans seem not just more religious, but more drawn to reactionary religion than ever before. That is, until you start to dig into the actual facts.
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Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign

Christian politicians exalt suffering in GOP campaign | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Iowa forum was a triumph of the union of psychobabble and public religiosity that has come to dominate American politics.
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Bachmann Endorser Grant Says "It Is Dominion We Are After. World Conquest" | Right Wing Watch

"World conquest. That's what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less."

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Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal

Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
We can see that among Christians there are in fact radically different ways of thinking about science that need not disturb faith.

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Jon Stewart Report On "In God We Trust" Motto Vote - Think Atheist

Jon Stewart Report On "In God We Trust" Motto Vote - Think Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Congressional Republicans believe that the only thing more important than focusing on jobs is sending Barack Obama a petty, unrelated message on official house stationery.

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New Law Protects Christians Who Bully Gay Kids : AtheismTV

New Law Protects Christians Who Bully Gay Kids : AtheismTV | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

New law does nothing to protect gay children from being bullied, but basically outlines how to get away with bullying in accordance to the law.

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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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