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Where do atheists live? Maps show the 'godless' cities of England and Wales - The Guardian (blog)

Where do atheists live? Maps show the 'godless' cities of England and Wales - The Guardian (blog) | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
Where do atheists live? Maps show the 'godless' cities of England and Wales The Guardian (blog) DataShine, a new census data visualisation tool from Oliver O'Brien at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, shows 'no religion' hotspots in...
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On the Most Basic Astronomy Question of All, 1 in 4 Americans Fail

On the Most Basic Astronomy Question of All, 1 in 4 Americans Fail | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
Oh for crying out loud. Sorry, Galileo.
A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.
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Tweet from @AtheistWorld

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#AtheistLove Atheism is love. http://t.co/mapFjGDbb6
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Editing Memories

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An interesting article from NPR about a new piece of memory research. That is, if I’m remembering it correctly:
The brain edits memories relentlessly, updating the past with new information.
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Being young and atheist in Iraq - Orlando Sentinel (blog)

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Being young and atheist in Iraq
Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Coming out as an atheist – or non-believer – in Iraq, or any other Muslim-majority society for that matter, isn't as easy as in the West.
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Losing my religion: the stigma of atheism - Telegraph.co.uk

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Losing my religion: the stigma of atheism
Telegraph.co.uk
Losing my religion: the stigma of atheism. Atheists living in a small Virginia town tell The Telegraph why they keep their atheism quiet for fear of being shunned.
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Tweet from @daraiderx

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All "miracles" in the Bible are without evidence. #Atheist http://t.co/voxl2aauMW
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20 Atheist Quotes About Joy and Meaning That Crush ‘Angry, Empty’ Stereotype

20 Atheist Quotes About Joy and Meaning That Crush ‘Angry, Empty’ Stereotype | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
When asked about their moral values or what motivates them in life, atheists use words that sound downright spiritual.
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Twitter / SassySis843: What does the GOP not understand ...

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RT @SassySis843: What does the GOP not understand about this young ladies sign....SHE NAILED IT! http://t.co/frFVfzCsa9
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Gretchen Carlson mistakes atheists for Satanists - Raw Story

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Gretchen Carlson mistakes atheists for Satanists
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Fox News host Gretchen Carlson was raked over the online coals on Tuesday for apparently conflating atheism with Satanism, just before one of her guests did the same.
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Pastor tries atheism, loses jobs, gains $19000 - CNN (blog)

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Pastor tries atheism, loses jobs, gains $19000
CNN (blog)
(CNN) - In the past, at times like these, when his life foundered and frayed around the edges, Ryan Bell often prayed for help. But this year, at least, the pastor has resolved not to.
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Twitter / atheist__girl: @whedonworship I do! This one ...

Twitter / atheist__girl: @whedonworship I do! This one ... | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
@whedonworship I do! This one also http://t.co/8KTcY1cLzi
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5 of the Worst High-Profile Attacks on Atheism This Year: How Oprah, Time Mag and Scalia Sold Nonbelievers Short

5 of the Worst High-Profile Attacks on Atheism This Year: How Oprah, Time Mag and Scalia Sold Nonbelievers Short | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
America's most famous TV personality suggests atheists lack an emotional connection to the universe.
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Sources: Bulgarian Bishop Boris Fired After Orgy Video Emerges Online

Sources: Bulgarian Bishop Boris Fired After Orgy Video Emerges Online | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
A news story attributed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) (see here, here, and here) says that a prominent Bulgarian clergyman who was seen in a just-surfaced video having sex with four women (another source says two) has been dismissed from the...
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Pakistani Islamists Issue a Warning to Indigenous Polytheists: ‘Convert to Islam or Die’

Pakistani Islamists Issue a Warning to Indigenous Polytheists: ‘Convert to Islam or Die’ | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
In the Chitral Valley in Northern Pakistan, a decades-long influx of Sunni Muslims has gradually changed the dynamic between followers of Islam and the indigenous Kalash, … a polytheistic people who claim descent from Alexander the Great and who...
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Today in History: 15 February -399: Greek Philosopher Socrates Sentenced to Death

Today in History: 15 February -399: Greek Philosopher Socrates Sentenced to Death | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
The Greek philosopher Socrates is thought to have been sentenced to death in Athens. Socrates had been charged with impiety and corrupting the youth, found guilty by a margin of 30 votes out of the 501 jurors, and sentenced to death.
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Hospital Apologizes For Telling Patient That Atheists Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Procreate, But Stonewalls Inquiry

Hospital Apologizes For Telling Patient That Atheists Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Procreate, But Stonewalls Inquiry | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
Last week, an Oklahoma resident named Scott accompanied his wife to the Catholic Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore. As I reported on Thursday, the two of them made their way to one of the registration rooms to check in Scott’s spouse for some tests.
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Exorcism Online

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As Terry Firma reported a couple weeks ago, nut-case exorcist Bob Larson is now selling his services through Skype:
Bob Larson, a televangelist and the pastor of the Spiritual Freedom Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, wants to rid you of evil spirits.
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RDFRS: Why I'm Not Shutting Up About Atheism.

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I'm tired of being told to shut up about what I think. I am especially tired of being told to shut up about what I think by people who think I am actually right.

Don't get me wrong.
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15 Years Ago, the Intelligent Design Movement’s ‘Wedge Document’ Was Exposed

15 Years Ago, the Intelligent Design Movement’s ‘Wedge Document’ Was Exposed | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
On February 5, 1999, the Wedge Document was first uploaded online for the world to see.
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I’ll Never See a Nativity Scene the Same Way Again…

I’ll Never See a Nativity Scene the Same Way Again… | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
… because it turns out Christians have been sneaking two dinosaurs into their displays this whole time:
(via Richard Wiseman)
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This Must Be How God Created Us…

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somegreybloke walks us through a brand new game called ProphetQuest in which we can all create a new religion.
If any of that sounds like an actual religion, it’s purely coincidental, I assume.
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The Money That Was Rejected by the Morton Grove Park District and Public Library Has Finally Been Accepted

The Money That Was Rejected by the Morton Grove Park District and Public Library Has Finally Been Accepted | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
For more than two months now, I’ve been trying to give the community of Morton Grove, Illinois over $3,000 that readers raised after a local American Legion post withheld a significant amount of money from the Park District when board Commissioner...
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Twitter / Jason_Alabama: Let me get this ...

Twitter / Jason_Alabama: Let me get this ... | Ranting New Yorker Daily | Scoop.it
Let me get this straight...

#Atheism http://t.co/8PA5lAWZtm
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RDFRS: The Rise of Indonesian Atheism

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Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering (The Rise of Indonesian #Atheism - by Marcel Thee - Jakarta Globe http://t.co/BDXepTn5so...
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