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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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Moving Secularism Forward: Council for Secular Humanism Conference 2012

Moving Secularism Forward: Council for Secular Humanism Conference 2012 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Florida will host one of 2012’s most dramatic church-state battles. In response to a Council for Secular Humanism lawsuit, a measure on Florida’s November 2012 ballot would amend the state constitution to jettison language that forbids state funding of religious institutions. The national implications: more than thirty-five other states have similar constitutional provisions (often called “Blaine Amendments”) that bar state aid to religious groups in language stronger than the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

At “Moving Secularism Forward,” you’ll learn about the Florida face-off—about what you can do to help defend Florida’s Blaine Amendment—and much, much more!

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Scooby-Doo is Veggie Tales for secular humanists - Boing Boing

Scooby-Doo is Veggie Tales for secular humanists - Boing Boing | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

At Comics Alliance, Chris Sims makes such a good argument that I can only gape and think, "Oh my god, why had I never noticed this before?"

"Because that's the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren't monsters, they're liars."

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Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists

Duquesne University Discriminates Against Atheists | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheists at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, are being denied the ability to create a secular student group. The excuses being offered by Duquesne officials might sound more credible if it weren't for the fact that Duquesne has already recognized Jewish, Muslim, and even gay student groups. It's only atheists who are being excluded because the goals of a secular group, promoting understanding and tolerance of secularism and atheists, is contrary to the school's mission.

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Duquesne University Refuses to Recognize Campus Atheist Group

Duquesne University Refuses to Recognize Campus Atheist Group | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Duquesne University is a Catholic school in Pennsylvania.


So is DePaul University, just outside of Chicago. DePaul has a thriving Secular Student Alliance group — the DePaul Alliance for Free Thought — which encourages conversations about religion between religious and non-religious students. They also bring in speakers for the school, question long-held beliefs of everyone, and raise awareness about atheism-related issues for the school population. They’re less interested in “proselytizing atheism” and more interested in educating people about religion and getting them to think critically.

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Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot

Atheist Army Sergeant Unleashes on the Bully Known as JD the Christian Fighter Pilot | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For the past three years, an atheist Army sergeant has had to remain silent as lie after lie was told about him by an Air Force Major named Jonathan Dowty. Major Dowty, a.k.a. JD the Christian Fighter Pilot, is a Christian officer who belongs to the Officers’ Christian Fellowship (OCF), an organization that thinks the real duty of a military officer is to raise up “a spiritually transformed military, with ambassadors for Christ in uniform, empowered by the Holy Spirit.”

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Gingrich Says Atheists Can't be Trusted, Disregards 50 Million Secular Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Secular Coalition for America condemns Newt Gingrich’s statements attacking secularists in government and public office. Gingrich made the anti-atheist statements Tuesday night at the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily

Clergy Project supports pastors, priests who leave their faith | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Science and Reason and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have announced the formation of a new group to help clergy who have “seen the light” to move beyond faith.
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Secular Values Are American Values | Secular Coalition for America

Secular Values Are American Values | Secular Coalition for America | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In Michigan, Tuesday, when asked what he would do as president to protect religious liberty, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney claimed that President Obama has not been sensitive to religious freedom, saying that the administration has "fought against religion" because those the President "hangs around with" have a "secular agenda." Romney told the audience that he would be more sensitive to the issue. How a president would protect religious freedom is an important question, but Romney's answer sheds light on some alarming misconceptions about what religious freedom is, why it is important, and what really threatens it.

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Richard Dawkins backs student society over Muhammad cartoon

Richard Dawkins backs student society over Muhammad cartoon | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
UCL's atheist society advised to take down Jesus and Mo cartoon posted on Facebook following complaints...
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Responding to the strawmanning of secular morality

Responding to the strawmanning of secular morality | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

If you have ever searched the internet for a section of text from Darwin’s writings you will have noticed that most of the links that come up are to creationist websites and blogs. What we are seeing is simple dishonest quote mining. Somebody makes a claim about evolution, Darwin or Darwinism, attaches a mined quote – and the quote then has a life of its own. It gets repeated ad nauseum by the creationist echo chamber – with hardly any of the users bothering to check the quote against the original for accuracy – let alone context.

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Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army

Secular and non-bigoted alternatives to the Salvation Army | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Every year as we head into Christmas, members of the Salvation Army appear in public areas to solicit donations for the organization. It is easy to dig into a pocket and drop some loose change into the bucket, but that may not be the best decision, and it certainly should not give warm feelings of charity and good holiday cheer for those who do.

 

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Secular Coalition for America submits statement to Congress on religious liberty in the U.S.

The Secular Coalition for America Wednesday submitted comments to the House of Representatives Subcommittee on the Constitution regarding the State of Religious Liberty in the United States.


The comments focus on several key areas, including Religion in Public Schools, Faith Based Initiatives, Religion in Medical Treatment, Anti-Discrimination Laws and Freedom from Government Religious Tests.

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Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins

Why I refuse to debate with William Lane Craig by Richard Dawkins | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Dawkins: This Christian 'philosopher' is an apologist for genocide. I would rather leave an empty chair than share a platform with him.

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You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily

You CAN be good with God! | Secular News Daily | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
OK – we have become used to the slogan “You can be good without God.” Versions of it have popped up all around the world over the last few years. Even in little old New Zealand.
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Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews?

Christians Vs. “The Mormon Cult:” Really? So What About the Jews? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Tweet Mr.wOw ponders the new world of “cults” Evangelical pastor — and Rick Perry supporter — Robert Jeffress announced at the “Values Voters Conference” last week that Mitt Romney was not fit to be president because his Mormon religion...
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