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Exploring Atheism, Secularism, Humanism as well as Logic, Reason and Skepticism In Today's World
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Grief without God is a challenge for nonbelievers

Grief without God is a challenge for nonbelievers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
BERKELEY, Calif. – When Rebecca Hensler's infant son died in 2009, she received numerous condolences from friends, colleagues and even total strangers she met online.


She knew their intentions were good, but their words weren't always helpful. And in the rawness of her grief, Hensler found some of them downright hurtful.

 

Hensler is an atheist, so when people described her three-month-old son Jude as being an angel, or part of God's plan, or "in a better place" than in his mother's arms, the pain sometimes overwhelmed her.

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Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR

Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The influential writer and cultural critic died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus.
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Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison

Faith-Healing Child Killers Sentenced to Prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Dale Hickman and Shannon Hickman had a baby son who was born prematurely and who died shortly after birth. You probably shouldn't feel sorry for them, though, because their newborn son had a 99.9 chance of survival if they had only gotten him to a hospital. Instead they had the birth at home and decided to pray over the boy instead of seeking medical help.

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Atheism 101: What happens when we die?

Atheism 101: What happens when we die? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

From the beginning of human history people have wondered about death. It is not uncommon for young children to ask their parents, what happens when we die?

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Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
'The one word that comes to mind when I think of my brother is "courage".
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Nihilistic Existentialism

Nihilistic Existentialism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Those who disbelieve in God will usually agree that there is no “objective” meaning to their lives, but deny that therefore there is no meaning at all. Instead, they argue that their lives can be fulfilling and purposeful from the subjective perspectives of themselves and other human beings. Because they find this satisfying, they do not sink into despair and they do not feel that suicide is the best option.

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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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