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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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How To Have An Atheist Wedding Ceremony

How To Have An Atheist Wedding Ceremony | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Where there is an absence of formal doctrine, the couple has to think for themselves. The absence of traditional wording can leave space for a more spontaneous and heartfelt expression of love.
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UK Christians are not "persecuted", says England's top Catholic

UK Christians are not "persecuted", says England's top Catholic | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, the Rt Rev Vincent Nichols, has responded to the recent debates over "militant secularism" by saying that he does not believe Christians in Britain are the victim of persecution. "I personally don't feel in the least bit persecuted," he told the Guardian. "I don't think Christians should use that word."

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In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference

In Georgia, a School Board President Faces Opposition Simply Because He Won’t Reveal His Religious Preference | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A man named Leonard Presberg was recently elected to the Fayette County Board of Education (in Georgia). That was back in November. In January, he was named Chairman of the board.

What are his views on education? You would think that’s the only point of concern for local residents… but at a school board meeting last week, resident David Barlow spoke out against Presberg… not because of any particular educational policy they disagreed about, but because it appears that Presberg is a member of — wait for it — the Fayette Freethought Society.

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Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion

Richard Dawkins: Morals Come From Enlightened Secular Values, Not Religion | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Morals aren't begotten from religion, but secular moral philosophy, jurisprudence and dinner table conversation, renowned atheist Richard Dawkins recently argued at the Jaipur Literature Festival in India.
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Religion In Childhood: Evil Beyond Measure.

Religion In Childhood: Evil Beyond Measure. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A staggeringly low percentage of parents raise their children in a secular household, especially in North America. Whether its ghosts, alien conspiracies, or (worst of all) religion, they all share the same groundwork of ingraining the notion of supernatural forces on Earth- none of which have any validity.

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Petition A Call to Atheists and Secularists to Defend Women's Right to Abortion and Birth Control

Atheists and secularists generally pride themselves on respect for science, opposition to harmful religious myths, and a fierce defense of the separation of church and state. Yet there is a critical need for atheists and secularists of conscience to collectively challenge the current moral, cultural, and political siege upon women’s right to self-determination. Flowing from each of these principles, we call on atheists and secularists to make public their support for women's right to abortion and birth control. Due to the insidious climate of anti-abortion propaganda and legislation these basic rights are being viciously imperiled.

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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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The New Golden Age of Freethought | National Atheist Party

The New Golden Age of Freethought | National Atheist Party | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

During a recent speech titled: A Strategic Plan for Secular Success, Author and Director of Strategy and Policy at the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, Sean Faircloth, suggests that the main impediment to Atheism and the Secular community is the “seductive simplicity of certainty” possessed by those who endorse religion.

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Secularism is neutrality towards all religion – including atheism

Secularism is neutrality towards all religion – including atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
David Pollock: Its opponents have made it out to be a bogeyman, but secularism is the best guarantee of freedom of religion...
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In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change

In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A crèche and a Christmas tree used to be the only holiday displays on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds. Then came the atheists and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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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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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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Women in Secularism—A Conference for Everyone | Center for Inquiry

Women in Secularism—A Conference for Everyone | Center for Inquiry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

CFI’s upcoming conference on Women in Secularism (register here) is most decidedly not a conference targeting an exclusively female audience. Yes, the speakers are all female and yes, the conference is focused on women’s concerns. But the concerns of women are not a concern for women only.

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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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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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Pope hits out at 'radical secularism'

Pope hits out at 'radical secularism' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Radical secularism in the political and cultural arenas pose "grave threats" to the Roman Catholic faith, Pope says.
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Secular victory: Religious groups must offer birth control

Secular victory: Religious groups must offer birth control | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

In a victory for secular America, and American women, the Obama administration has ruled that religious institutions must follow a new federal mandate and offer employees free birth control through their health insurance coverage.

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Secular Coalition Flunks U.S. House on Religious Freedom Issues | Secular Coalition for America

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Secular Coalition for America today released its 2011 Congressional Report Card. A majority of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives earned failing grades on seven issues related to religious liberty and discrimination against nontheistic and secular Americans.

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Manifesto of a Future Secular Mother

Manifesto of a Future Secular Mother | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The world makes no promises, and the promises of people are unreliable. However, if all goes well, I’ll be a mother in seven months, and there are values that I want to give to my child. There are also values that I would like to protect my child from falling victim to. Although our current world can be a terrible place for all people, I do, with great sincerity, believe that it is on the brink of getting better. Helping to foster the next generation is a great honor and a humbling task.

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Raising Atheist Children In A World Full Of Gods. - Atheist Parents: Parenting Beyond Belief

Raising Atheist Children In A World Full Of Gods. - Atheist Parents: Parenting Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Raising amazing, intelligent, social responsible and ethical children beyond belief.
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Will 2012 Be the Year of the Atheist?

Will 2012 Be the Year of the Atheist? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
If religious folks need a selfish reason to accept their atheist neighbors, consider this: it may not be too long before the shoe is on the other foot and the religious minority will be the ones hoping for a place at the social table.
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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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