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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

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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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Obama NSA Now Wiretapping the Prayers of All Christians

Kansas resident Amy Grant noticed that every time she went to her local prayer booth to pray, she would suddenly develop ‘intense migraine’ pain.  New revelations from Edward Snowden reveal how Obama and the NSA have developed a way to ‘wiretap’ the prayers of all Christians and archive what people have been praying for in a large database. The END TIMES are truly upon us, my friends.   The Age of Liberal Darkness is here.  The Bible warns that the …
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19-Year-Old Oklahoma Missionary Who Raped Kenyan Orphans Claims He Was Possessed By Demon

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Matthew Lane Durham, the 19-year-old Oklahoma missionary accused of sexually abusing multiple children while on a trip to Kenya, reportedly believes that a demon named Luke had taken over and forced him to commit the heinous crimes.
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Federal appeals court taking up six gay marriage cases Wednesday

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The convergence of cases could produce a massive showdown over gay marriage, as early as next year, when the cases are expected to be appealed to the US Supreme Court.
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Nebraska won’t give driver’s license to same-sex married woman, or even recognize her name

Nebraska won’t give driver’s license to same-sex married woman, or even recognize her name | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The state of Nebraska has refused to give a woman who was born there a driver’s license or even recognize her name because she is married to another woman.

Sue Stroesser told The Omaha World-Herald that she had no trouble getting a driver’s license at the age of 16, but the state has refused to give her one at the age of 51.

Sue and Mary Stroesser have been together for 30 years, were married in Iowa in 2009, and recently moved back to Nebraska. When she went to the DMV last month to get her Nebraska driver’s license, she was told that her Iowa marriage license could not be accepted as proof of her name change.

Nebraska passed a constitutional amendment in 2000 that prevents the state from recognizing same-sex marriages.

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Judge Strikes Down Alabama Law Restricting Abortion Clinics

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says an Alabama law restricting abortion doctors is unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled Monday that state lawmakers exceeded their authority when they passed a law last year requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have hospital admitting privileges.
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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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France Just Passed A Sweeping Gender Equality Law To Make It Easier To Get An Abortion

France Just Passed A Sweeping Gender Equality Law To Make It Easier To Get An Abortion | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
"France has set an important example for the rest of the globe with its progressive stance toward reproductive health care."
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Bare-headed TV anchor sparks anger

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The unprecedented appearance of a female newsreader on Saudi state television without a headscarf has caused a scandal in the lunatic Islamic state.
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The truth about science vs. religion: 4 reasons why intelligent design falls flat

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The devil's in the details
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Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad wants pastors to hand out biblical voting guides in church to save America

Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad wants pastors to hand out biblical voting guides in church to save America | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

During a speech in Texas last week, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), encouraged religious leaders to “restore America” by distributing biblical voting guides in church. “When government ceases to work towards those ends it is our right, and it is I believe our duty, to remove that government and replace it with another government,” the conservative pastor said July 31 at Trinity I.S.D. Auditorium, paraphrasing the Declaration of Independence.

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