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Saudi Arabia Seriously Considering Allowing Women to Use Forks

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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today that it is leaning towards finally allowing its female population to use forks. "There is something very unclean about a woman putting four long hard things in her mouth at once," explains a leading Islamic cleric close to government policymakers. "When a man sees a woman putting metal with such shapes into her sacred orifice, he cannot help but think the most unnatural thoughts. This measure exists to prevent sexual chaos between men and women."

 

 

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An unhinged Christian woman has a mascara meltdown over gay marriage

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Meet The Middle East’s Atheist Preacher

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In a region increasingly defined by its Islamic fundamentalism, Ismail Mohammed is vocal about his belief that there is no God. And he’s discovering that he’s not alone.
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Catholic church writes to companies who support same-sex marriage

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Two companies reveal correspondence from church as more business sign Australian Marriage Equality’s open letter of support
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"Atheism must be about more than just not believing in god"

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In our ever more secular society, why does atheism still get a bad rep?
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Do we have free will? The atheist case for determinism

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Accepting that we are governed not by free will but by the processes of the body could provide a positive vision for society.
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Another Florida Megachurch Preacher, Billy Graham’s Grandson, Resigns After Affair

Another Florida Megachurch Preacher, Billy Graham’s Grandson, Resigns After Affair | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A high-profile pastor resigned over the weekend after admitting he had had an affair.
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Crowdsourced constitution calls for secular state

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The London School of Economics has published its "People's Constitution" which would enshrine secular principles across the UK.
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Twisting the facts over church shooting

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This we now know about yesterday’s horrific shooting at a black church in South Carolina that claimed nine lives: the alleged terrorist is 21-year-old  Dylann Roof, pictured above, who has been described as a “white supremacist”.  But “Fox &...
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"This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man"

"This is how I lost my faith: Science helped, yes — but finally I accepted the holy texts were written by man" | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
I thought religion and sacred texts held absolute truth handed down from God. I was so powerfully wrong
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"Atheists can never be truly happy" (says priest)

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Jesuit priest Father Robert Spitzer is an American philosopher, author and academic who recently mapped out four levels of happiness that he says are available to humankind. After a great deal of incomprehensible psycho-babble, Spitzer  – President of the Magis Center (motto “Shining Light on Transcendence and Eternity” – explains that the all-important fourth level of happiness involves folk: "Awakening … to the eternity to which they’re called.".

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Religion was born of affluence: The surprising origins of moral faith

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About 2,500 years ago something changed the way humans think.
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Psychology of Evil – The Role of Religion

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After watching the evening news, it’s hard to make the argument that religion makes us kinder to one another.

 

ISIS in Iraq is murdering Christians and Shia Muslims alike under the guise of a Holy War. Israel’s merciless bombardment of Gaza has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of women and children- the youngest to be killed was ten days old, the oldest was 100. In Uganda, evangelical Christians are vowing to campaign to reinstate the death penalty for gay men. And in Burma, Buddhist monks preach hate against that country’s persecuted Muslim minority.

Amidst this whirlwind of sectarian hatred, it is time to finally recognise that not only is morality possible without god, morality is infinitely better without god.   

 

History clearly shows that the rejection of religious dogma is essential if we are to expand our capacities for love and understanding.

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Is Richard Dawkins Destroying His Reputation?

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Even the scientist's closest allies worry that his online provocations do more harm than good.
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Pope portrait made out of 1,700 condoms scandalises art-loving Catholics

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Eggs Benedict, a $25,000 artwork made from multicoloured condoms, has split the Milwaukee community
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The rise of Arab atheism

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Across the Middle East, governments are cracking down on non-belief. But Arab atheists are becoming more visible
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"My hijab has nothing to do with oppression. It's a feminist statement"

Hanna Yusuf asks why a simple piece of clothing is seen as the very epitome of oppression
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"Why I Left Scientology"

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I was a Scientologist for eight years. Although I identified as one I didn’t really understand what actually being a Scientologist fully entailed until after a couple of years of being heavily indoctrinated. The reality of Scientology is deceptively hidden and cleverly disguised. When I look at Scientology today, I have to forgive myself for not seeing through the manipulation sooner. I’ve spent the last 13 years keeping Scientology out of my life. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve realized that the religion is built on a foundation of violence. I’m proud to add my voice to the many who, despite fear of retribution and humiliation, have come forward to tell of our experiences. This is my story.
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Is science policy a theological matter?

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With his latest statement on science, technology and the environment, Pope Francis has sought to change the debate on climate change.
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The Hierarchy of Religious Beliefs

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Crispian Jago created a hierarchy of religious beliefs, from the most harmless at the bottom to the most harmful at the top. He argues you can’t make your way up the pyramid without hitting all the levels below first: Before you can believe in something utterly ridiculous and hateful, you need to first believe in something seemingly slightly less ridiculous and hateful. The best way to believe in something slightly less ridiculous is firstly to make it a cultural norm, so we stop questioning it, and secondly to make sure you start believing in it before you are capable of fully comprehending the ridiculousness of the belief.

 

 

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8 atheist leaders actually worth listening to

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If you've read anything about the blossoming atheist movement, there's a good chance it was about Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris.
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Minnesota bishops resign in Vatican crackdown on sex abuse by priests

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Abuse survivors praised the Vatican’s latest actions as the most concrete steps Pope Francis has taken to institute accountability for sex abuse An American archbishop in Minnesota and a deputy bishop have resigned from the Catholic church just...
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"We atheists can use growing clout to beat evangelicals at their own political game"

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As long as atheists remain diffuse, we’ll be outmuscled by religious sects that can exert pressure on politicians with no one to counterbalance them
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Three nuns, one punk and an attempted exorcism

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Here’s a short clip of three nuns attempting to pray the SATAN punk away. Anyway, the guy’s a good sport and just goes along with all it. It’s sort of a dawwwwwww moment if you ask me.
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Can you be a scientist and have religious faith?

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Mark Lorch struggles to understand how some of his colleagues hold religious beliefs alongside a dedication to the scientific method.
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Christianity's bastions moving to Africa and Asia as West falls into secularism

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Christianity's stronghold has been shifting to Africa and Asia from Europe and the United States as the West continues to embrace secular values at their own risk, The Gospel Herald reported on Saturday.
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