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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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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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Have Scientific Questions? There Are No 'Answers in Genesis'

Have Scientific Questions? There Are No 'Answers in Genesis' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When we permit theology to define our science, we end up with gibberish, but not even consistent gibberish.
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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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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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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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Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education

Santorum’s War on Satan... er, on Higher Education | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Much of the hullabaloo surrounding Rick Santorum’s comment that President Obama is a “snob” for pushing college is missing the bigger picture: that Santorum is a cosmic conspiracy theorist, and higher education sits at the heart of the imagined...
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Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK

Accusations of witchcraft are part of growing pattern of child abuse in UK | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
African groups warn that boom in pentecostal churches and belief in 'kindoki' are causing more children to suffer in silence...
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Why we need college degrees more than we need faith

Why we need college degrees more than we need faith | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
If it is true that education tends to reduce religious faith, then we have to decide which is more valuable.
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For atheists of color, ‘coming out’ can be painful

As a child, Alix Jules saw people in church speak in tongues, tremble, fall and have what appeared to be very genuine connections with God.

But not him. “I never tingled,” he said.

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Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News

Humanist literature now available for new enlistees | Atheists in Foxholes News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

New enlistees are exposed to an imposing new culture as they enter the military. For decades, the Gideons have been treating them to a good Christian introduction. Good for the Gideons for taking care of their people. For the first time, enlistees will see that it’s ok if you’re not Christian. Humanist enlistees now have access to “Living Well Through Secular Humanism”, a publication of MAAF introducing humanism as a positive, science-based, and ethical life stance for nontheists.

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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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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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Is There A Conflict Between Science And Religion?

Is There A Conflict Between Science And Religion? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Is the scientific world view in conflict with science itself, as philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues in a recent book? No, says Alva Noë.
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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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Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies

Naked ladies calendar sends an ‘up yours’ message to religious fundies | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

AN ACT of defiance last year by a young Egyptian atheist, who posted nude pictures of herself on the Internet, this week became the focal point of an extraordinary female backlash against religious fundamentalism.

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Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data

Mormon church blocks whistle-blower’s access to baptism data | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
A technological crackdown, telegraphed by Mormon leaders, has effectively blocked the pre-eminent whistle-blower of controversial proxy baptisms from accessing the LDS Church’s database that chronicles so-called baptisms for the dead.
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Going Godless: Does Secularism Make People More Ethical?

Going Godless: Does Secularism Make People More Ethical? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Non-believers are often more educated, more tolerant and know more about God than the pious. A new wave of research is trying to figure out what goes on in the minds of an ever-growing group of people known as the "Nones".
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Doctor who performed abortion on 9-year old rape victim excommunicated

Doctor who performed abortion on 9-year old rape victim excommunicated | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Brazil is being rocked by a controversy pitting "God's Law" against the state's and the opinion of much of the nation.
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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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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 best argument against Christianity...is the story of Christianity.

The best argument against Christianity...is the story of Christianity. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

This is a YouTube video from Theoretical Bullshit. We think it's one of the best compilations of the things we find ridiculous, horrible, and utterly unbelievable about Christianity.

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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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Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense

Victory for teachers who say that creationism is nonsense | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Yesterday, the Supreme Court “declined to hear an appeal Tuesday from a former high school student who sued his history teacher, saying he disparaged Christianity in class in violation of the student’s First Amendment rights.” The case, C. F. v. Capistrano USD, involved a high school student who was insulted that his history teacher, James Corbett, didn’t think much of creationism and religion. Some of Corbett’s comments (which deserve some sort of hero’s award) are:

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True Religious Freedom Means No Government Involvement

The United States is the most religiously diverse country in the world. In no other nation can you find as many varied religious groups, beliefs and practices as there are here.
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