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Sin is Arbitrary Morality

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What does it mean to sin? Why are some things sins if they harm no one? Does this mean that sin and immorality are not synonymous? Two sins come to mind that are involuntary and harm nobody; homose...
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Violent, religious bigotry -- How not to react when your child tells you that he's gay

A perfect example of how much hate and intolerance still exists today. This family gave a young man two options: attend a pray the gay away intervention, or ...
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Egyptian Feminists Bleed and Shit on ISIS Flag to Protest Misogynist Islamic State (uncensored)

Egyptian Feminists Bleed and Shit on ISIS Flag to Protest Misogynist Islamic State (uncensored) | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Egyptian activist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and an unnamed collaborator have made an incredibly bold statement against the Islamic State (ISIL).This past Saturday, the exiled Elmahdy posted her most dari...
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Ohio lawmakers want to ban schools from teaching scientific process

Ohio lawmakers want to ban schools from teaching scientific process | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Science educators have recognized that teaching science as a large compendium of facts, without reference to the scientific process and theories that bind them together, simply leads to uninterested and uninformed students. So it's a bit mind-boggling to discover that an Ohio state legislator is attempting to ban educators for teaching anything about the scientific process. And for good measure, the bill's sponsor threw politics and creationism into the mix.

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Are conservative atheists really 'better'?

Are conservative atheists really 'better'? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Conservative atheist and television pundit S.E. Cupp has come out swinging against progressive atheists. In a clip (see above) for CNN’s “Crossfire,” she argues that conservative atheists are “better” than liberal nonbelievers. What’s more, Cupp says, those on the right respect and tolerate atheists more than liberals do. She’s wrong, and here are three reasons why.

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Dawkins now just telling random strangers why he hates them

Dawkins now just telling random strangers why he hates them | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The former scientist leaves his house in Oxford at 11am and immediately begins hurling brief insults at anyone who comes within 10 feet of him.

According to local residents, a typical 30 second burst will include phrases such as ‘please don’t have children’, ‘you look like a baptist’, ‘everything about your shoes sickens me’ and ‘your face seems to be inside out’.

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Christian singer Vicky Beeching: 'I knew I was gay when I was 13'

Christian singer Vicky Beeching: 'I knew I was gay when I was 13' | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A huge star on the American evangelical Christian scene, Vicky Beeching found the stress of being gay in a very conservative community almost intolerable and became seriously ill. Here she tells how she reached breaking point
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Bakery Owner Refuses Gay Couple After "Talking To Jesus"

Bakery Owner Refuses Gay Couple After "Talking To Jesus" | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Growing up in Schuylkill Haven, Jennifer and Bethany Petrich, said they were very familiar with the Cake Pros bakery. That's why when the two were planning a ceremony to renew their vows the bakery seemed like an obvious choice to supply the cake. "They had called and said to her they were a christian bakery and the owner talked to Jesus for two weeks," Jennifer said. "And that because it was two females getting married she couldn't bake our cake."

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Conservative Christians infuriated that Navy orders Bibles removed from its lodges

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Religion News Service reports that the United States Navy has angered conservatives with its decision not to allow complementary Bibles in the guest rooms of its lodges.

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Strippers take topless protest to church that harassed them as ‘whores, tramps’ for years

Strippers take topless protest to church that harassed them as ‘whores, tramps’ for years | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A group of topless dancers in Ohio on Sunday turned the tables on a fundamentalist church that has picketed their club for almost nine years. According to the Coshocton Tribune, at least six bare-b...
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5 Bizarre Parts of Christianity That Are Going Away Forever

5 Bizarre Parts of Christianity That Are Going Away Forever | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
As America starts looking more secular and less like Pat Robertson's 1950s-era dream board, I suspect a few of the sillier elements of Christian culture are going to disappear forever.
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Does dopamine create religious experience?

Does dopamine create religious experience? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Religion spawns both benevolent saints and murderous fanatics. Could dopamine levels in the brain drive that switch?
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‘Throwing Atheism In Everyone’s Face’

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I have a rule in my personal life. I don’t bring up my atheism to anyone unless that person brings up religion first. If someone never mentions religion to me, they would never hear anything about atheism from me. They would not have their religious beliefs criticized by me if they just don’t bring it up. However, religious believers have a really hard time not talking about their imaginary deity and all the absurdly ridiculous other religious beliefs that go along with belief in God. They just can’t help themselves.

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Baptist Church Leader Arrested for Soliciting Dog Sex on Craigslist

Baptist Church Leader Arrested for Soliciting Dog Sex on Craigslist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A Missouri Baptist conference center is seeking a new CEO after its current leader was arrested while allegedly trying to arrange sex with a dog and an unnamed other animal on Craigslist.
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School District Removes Two Plaques That Contain Religious Content

School District Removes Two Plaques That Contain Religious Content | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Two plaques that feature the words “God” and “Holy Christian Church” were covered at two elementary schools in Midlothian, Texas and will eventually be replaced after their religious content has angered some folks who believe they violate people’s Constitutional rights, reports Fox News. The plaques, which have stood in front of Mt.
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Human altruism traces back to the origins of humanity

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Humans are generally highly cooperative and often impressively altruistic, quicker than any other animal species to help out strangers in need. A new study suggests that our lineage got that way by adopting so-called cooperative breeding: the caring for infants not just by the mother, but also by other members of the family and sometimes even unrelated adults. In addition to helping us get along with others, the advance led to the development of language and complex civilizations, the authors say.

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BoD Boards the Ice Bucket Bandwagon

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A couple of us guys from Better Off Damned took on the Ice Bucket Challenge... because why not? Dusty Smith, Peter Thurston, & Andre Oliver, we're calling on you to perform the next round. For ...
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Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the US

Atheist politicians may run the UK, but they remain closeted in the US | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

ust because they’re not out does not mean there are no atheists in the halls of Congress. “We already know of 24 members of Congress who have told us privately that they don’t believe in God, but they won’t come out, of course, and if we tried to out them they would deny it.” [.] That’s not the case in England. When former Prime Minister Tony Blair asked staffers whether he should add “God bless Great Britain” to the end of a speech they told him, “This isn’t America.”

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Wedding Venue Must Pay $13,000 For Refusing A Lesbian Couple's Wedding

Wedding Venue Must Pay $13,000 For Refusing A Lesbian Couple's Wedding | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A popular New York wedding venue just discovered the high cost of discrimination.
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Atheists On Religion, Science, And Morality (The Point with Anna Kasparian)

Can we prove there is no God? Does it make sense to equate religion with science? Do theists have a monopology on morality or is secular morality superior? W...
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The Great Decline: 61 years of religiosity in one graph, 2013 hits a new low

The Great Decline: 61 years of religiosity in one graph, 2013 hits a new low | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Great Decline continues: 2013 had the lowest level of religiosity of any year we can measure.
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"Religion without a church? Humanism almost qualifies."

"Religion without a church? Humanism almost qualifies." | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

So, can you have religions without a church? Humanism almost qualifies. It sacralises humanity, claiming for us a significance that is not to be derived from either biology or physics. Organised humanism clearly has unified beliefs and practices. It even has the world’s most lugubrious and sentimental hymn: John Lennon’s Imagine. Like all modern religions it has universalist aspirations, claiming to explain the lives of non-believers better than they can do so themselves. It can inspire heroism and self-sacrifice, but also be used to legitimise intolerance – see Sam Harris and his friends.

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Atheism: A new approach is needed

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As a movement we’ve become top-heavy on arguers and ludicrously understaffed for every other job position. The shame of it is that there are atheists with precisely the skills we need right now who are kept from making their own crucial contributions by the perception that, if you’re not a thuggish debater, we don’t require you. I modestly present, then, some Atheist Classifieds for the sorts of positions we need to be fostering to keep atheism from swallowing its own tail in the decades to come.

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Neil Hilborn - "Dear Creationists"

 

 

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Obama Occultists Dance Under Supermoon To Worship New Age of Liberal Darkness

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Democrats in DC are celebrating their latest accomplishments in destroying America’s relationship with Jesus tonight.  Gathered under the supermoon, the liberals chanted “Obama, Obama” as rain poured from the skies.  The rain was tears of angels crying because so many Americans have turned their backs on Jesus. 

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Florida church cancels ‘blasphemous’ funeral after learning man was gay

Florida church cancels ‘blasphemous’ funeral after learning man was gay | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A Florida woman said her family’s church canceled funeral plans for her son after learning he was gay.

Julie Atwood said the pastor of Tampa’s New Hope Missionary Baptist Church abruptly called off the service after reading her son’s obituary and discovering he was survived by a husband.

“Based on our preaching of the scripture, we would have been in error to allow the service in our church,” said Pastor T.W. Jenkins. “I’m not trying to condemn anyone’s lifestyle, but at the same time, I am a man of God, and I have to stand up for my principles.”

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