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It’s Not Muslims Who Are Trying To Impose Their Religion On Everyone: It’s The Catholic Church

It’s Not Muslims Who Are Trying To Impose Their Religion On Everyone: It’s The Catholic Church | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The more I engage, challenge and debate sensitive issues of the day with social conservatives, the more aware I become of how authoritarian governments and religious institutions obtain power and impose their will on others.
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Family guilty of 'honour' murders

Family guilty of 'honour' murders | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Three members of an Afghan-Canadian family are found guilty of murdering four of their female relatives in a case of so-called honour killing.
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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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Georgia State Rep: ‘I’m Afraid’ Of Romney’s Mormon Faith, But ‘It’s Better Than A Muslim’

Georgia State Rep: ‘I’m Afraid’ Of Romney’s Mormon Faith, But ‘It’s Better Than A Muslim’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
One obstacle that Mitt Romney may face as he asks for the support of Republican primary voters is bigotry against the Mormon faith. A Marietta Daily Journal story published yesterday demonstrates the bigotry that Romney may have to overcome.
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Tragedy of religion stifling science | CapeCodOnline.com

It's almost a cliche nowadays to hear people talk of where the world of computers will be in 50 years. Or where medical science will be. Advances are moving at such a rapid pace that few of us can imagine the technological future even 10 or 20 years from now. But few people realize how much time has been lost and how forces are gathering to slow or stop research that might enhance not only how long people live but the quality of that life.

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Atheists & Agnostics Speak Out in Arabic | Atheismtube

Atheists & Agnostics Speak Out in Arabic | Atheismtube | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Here in the west it’s often “inconvenient” to come out as an atheist, but these former Muslims who have come out as atheists on this video are brave souls indeed as I’m sure there are some religious nuts out there who would do something extreme. Well done!

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Religion Imprisons Women | Daylight Atheism | Big Think

Religion Imprisons Women | Daylight Atheism | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One hypothesis for the origin of religion is that it's a kind of "costly signaling" - a way for people to prove their loyalty to the group by participating in complex rituals and extravagant shows of devotion. But there's an underappreciated danger to this: when everyone in a community already follows a strict interpretation of faith, religious belief will have a tendency to spiral out of control into extremism, as group members go to greater and greater lengths to express their piety. And when religion grows more and more fanatical, while it's bad for everyone forced to live under its dictates, it's inevitably women who suffer the most.

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Denmark: Muslim Cousin Marriages Fills Schools For Retarded

Denmark: Muslim Cousin Marriages Fills Schools For Retarded | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Cousin marriages has negative impact on intelligence, sanity, health and society. In Pakistan, 70 percent of all marriages are between first cousins (so-called "consanguinity") and in Turkey the amount is between 25-30 percent. Across the Arab world today an average of 45 percent (in some parts up to 70 percent) of married couples are related.

This phenomenon is allowed for by Islam's marriage law, which is delineated in Qur'an 4:23-34, making this something for which Sharia opens the door.

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Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick Calls Allah A ‘False God,’ Warns Of A Muslim Immigrant ‘Population Jihad’

Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick Calls Allah A ‘False God,’ Warns Of A Muslim Immigrant ‘Population Jihad’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Last Friday, Veterans Day, anti-Muslim activists and politicians converged in a small town on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee to hold a convention. ThinkProgress attended the event, and spoke to a number of speakers involved. State Rep. Rick Womick (R-TN), a local politician from Murfreesboro already known for his inflammatory remarks about the Muslim religion, told us that he would like to purge the military of Muslims. ThinkProgress is now releasing more excerpts from our interview with Womick.

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Man who 'murdered his treacherous daughter in honour killing said he'd do the same again 100 times'

Man who 'murdered his treacherous daughter in honour killing said he'd do the same again 100 times' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Mohammad Shafia (pictured) cursed his teenage daughters teenage saying they were 'treacherous' as he likened them to prostitutes after they were found dead in a canal in Kingston, Ontario.

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ON THE RIGHT TO SATIRISE, PROVOKE, AND BE DOWNRIGHT OFFENSIVE

ON THE RIGHT TO SATIRISE, PROVOKE, AND BE DOWNRIGHT OFFENSIVE | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo were this morning firebombed, just as it was about to publish its latest edition, a spoof issue 'guest edited by Muhammed', in response to...
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Atheist group targets Muslims, Jews with ‘myth’ billboards in Arabic and Hebrew - RichardDawkins.net

Atheist group targets Muslims, Jews with ‘myth’ billboards in Arabic and Hebrew - RichardDawkins.net | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The billboard wars between atheists and believers have raged for years now, especially around New York City, and a national atheist group is poised to take the battle a step further with billboards in Muslim and Jewish enclaves bearing messages in Arabic and Hebrew.

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Queen Mary threatened by Muslim man

Queen Mary threatened by Muslim man | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A talk organised yesterday by the Queen Mary Atheism, Secularism and Humanism Society on ‘Sharia Law and Human Rights’ had to be cancelled after threats of violence.

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Nigeria killings called ‘ethnic, religious cleansing’

Nigeria killings called ‘ethnic, religious cleansing’ | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The head of Nigeria’s Christians said Saturday the killing of dozens of faithful in attacks blamed on Islamists suggested “ethnic andreligious cleansing” reminiscent of the start of the 1960s civil war.

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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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Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too)

Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
There's a pretty dreadful piece by Tim Padgett in the latest online Time Magazine (I'm not sure about the print version) called "Having faith: what both Hitchens and fundamentalists don't get about...
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Atheist Saeed Khalid must not be deported to Pakistan | Maryam Namazie

Atheist Saeed Khalid must not be deported to Pakistan | Maryam Namazie | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain is supporting ‘apostate’ Khalid Saeed’s demand for asylum in Sweden. We are astonished to hear he has been refused asylum and urge the Swedish authorities to reconsider and grant him protection.

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Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran'

Muslim students walking out of lectures on Darwinism because it 'clashes with the Koran' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory citing their religious beliefs.
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Campus Atheist Group Raises Money for the War on Hunger | Friendly Atheist

Campus Atheist Group Raises Money for the War on Hunger | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Chris Calvey and the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are in a fundraising battle-to-the-death (or as he calls it, a “friendly competition”) against Christian and Muslim groups on their campus and they need your help! They’re trying to raise money for the (non-sectarian) Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin:

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Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist

Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Public Religion Research Institute just released the 2011 American Values Survey — “a large annual survey exploring important issues at the intersection of religion, values and politics.”

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Parents support Judeo-Christian teaching: LNP

Parents support Judeo-Christian teaching: LNP | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Queensland's Liberal National Party has strongly backed religious instruction in state schools, arguing Islamic and non-religious parents often want children brought up with a Judeo-Christian grounding

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'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love'

'My daughter deserved to die for falling in love' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

'Death was the least she deserved,' said Abdel-Qader. 'I don't regret it. I had the support of all my friends who are fathers, like me, and know what she did was unacceptable to any Muslim that honours his religion,' he said.

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