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Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained - opinion - 06 January 2012 - New Scientist

Kopimism: the world's newest religion explained - opinion - 06 January 2012 - New Scientist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Isak Gerson is spiritual leader of Kopimism, devoted to file-sharing.
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Real Spiritual Exercises for Atheists | Pharyngula

Real Spiritual Exercises for Atheists | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Several years ago, I had a very strange dinner with Paul Nelson, who tried to convince me that my materialist view of biology was totally wrong and was missing...
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The Secular Outpost: The Gospels and Critical History

The Secular Outpost: The Gospels and Critical History | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I follow with interest some of the debates posted on SO concerning the historical reliability of the Gospel narratives. Christian apologists often accuse skeptics of approaching those narratives with an unwarranted degree of skepticism that assumes the falsehood of those narratives until and unless they meet unreasonable standards of proof not imposed on other ancient testimonies. For instance, they say that skeptics raise no quibbles about the general historicity of the accounts of Thucydides, Suetonius, or Tacitus, but impose a much stricter standard on Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In particular, skeptics are accused of adopting a “post-Enlightenment” bias that automatically rejects miraculous accounts, such as the resurrection narratives, without due consideration of their actual historical support.

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Females Are Not welcome in the Atheist Community | The X Blog

Females Are Not welcome in the Atheist Community | The X Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Females, especially younger women and girls, are not as welcome in the Atheist Community as are men. There are indeed many women who are atheists, and many of those are quite active. But to be a woman active in the atheist community, two things are almost always, I think, true: 1) You are not allowed to forget that you’re a woman before you’re an atheist, and not in a good way but in a stereotyped, sexualized, objectified and exploited way; and 2) one of your main jobs as an activist, blogger, writer, or speaker, may very well be dealing with sexism not only generally but in your particular field of interest as well.

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Who thinks Britain should be a Christian country? | Secular News Daily

Who thinks Britain should be a Christian country? | Secular News Daily | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
In a speech just before Christmas, the British Prime Minister David Cameron declared that We are a Christian country and we should not be afraid to say so.
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Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair, Feb 2012)

Salman Rushdie, Christopher Hitchens (Vanity Fair, Feb 2012) | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

On June 8th, 2010, I was “in conversation” with Christopher Hitchens at the 92nd Street Y in New York in front of his customary sellout audience, to launch his memoir, Hitch-22. Christopher turned in a bravura performance that night, never sharper, never funnier, and afterwards at a small, celebratory dinner the brilliance continued. A few days later he told me that it was on the morning of the Y event that he had been given the news about his cancer. It was hard to believe that he had been so publicly magnificent on such a privately dreadful day. He had shown more than stoicism. He had flung laughter and intelligence into the face of death.

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Canadian foxhole atheists also have trouble getting accurate dog tags

Canadian foxhole atheists also have trouble getting accurate dog tags | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Canadian foxhole atheists also have trouble getting accurate dog tags...
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The biology of politics: liberals roll with the good, conservatives confront the bad | KurzweilAI

From cable TV news pundits to red-meat speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire, our nation's deep political stereotypes are on full display: conservatives paint...
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Father Responds To His Son’s Coming Out Of The Closet By Scalding Him With Boiling Water (VIDEO)

Father Responds To His Son’s Coming Out Of The Closet By Scalding Him With Boiling Water (VIDEO) | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
News sources in the Philippines are reporting that 19 year-old Edmund Padilla suffered first degree burns over much of his body after his father Erano, poured scalding water on him.
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Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia' - CNN.com

Santorum wants to impose 'Judeo-Christian Sharia' - CNN.com | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Dean Obeidallah asks: How do his claims that U.S. civil law should reflect Christian law differ from the Taliban in Afghanistan?
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Social Darwinism: Darwinism is an Atheist Lie, Except in Politics

Social Darwinism: Darwinism is an Atheist Lie, Except in Politics | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A common argument used by conservative Christians against evolutionary theory is the idea that it reduces humanity to mere physical beings and morality to...
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Conn. university, Jesuits sued over man’s sex abuse of poor Haitian children and young adults

Conn. university, Jesuits sued over man’s sex abuse of poor Haitian children and young adults | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Seventeen Haitian men are suing Fairfield University in Connecticut, the Society of Jesus and others alleging they failed to protect them from a man who sexually abused them when they were poor children or young adults attending...
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Tokenism Is Not Inclusivity | Greta Christina's Blog

Tokenism Is Not Inclusivity | Greta Christina's Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

When a list of Top Five atheists doesn’t include any women, you’ve got a problem.

When a list of Top Five atheists doesn’t include any women — and the creator of the list says it’s because he didn’t want to include any “tokens” — you’ve got a bigger problem.

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No Slippery Slope for Assisted Suicide | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

No Slippery Slope for Assisted Suicide | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I strongly advocate assisted suicide, allowing doctors and nurses to help patients who desire to end their lives do so as painlessly and as dignified as possible. 

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The Hypocrisy in Protests against Ultra-Orthodox in Israel

The Hypocrisy in Protests against Ultra-Orthodox in Israel | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
In light of recent events in the small Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, many in the modern Jewish world have argued the haredim (ultra-Orthodox) have crossed a line.
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What Do You Say to Grieving Non-Believers? A Reader Query | Greta Christina's Blog

What Do You Say to Grieving Non-Believers? A Reader Query | Greta Christina's Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I want to write a piece for AlterNet about godless/ secular grieving, and I’m asking for help from readers.

The piece I want to write is tentatively titled, “What Do You Say to Grieving Non-Believers?”. The gist: A lot of religious and spiritual believers find themselves stymied when the non-believers in their lives are grieving.

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(UK) Government backs Church plans to take over many more state schools | Secular News Daily

The government and Church of England are working together to expand vastly the number of Church-run but state-funded ‘faith’ schools, it has been revealed.
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Religion Clause: Refusing Pagan Books, School System Is Reviewing Policy On Distribution of Religious Materials

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Juliette Norwood's curator insight, January 13, 2014 9:16 AM

This is an example of a large organization that is a hinderance in the spread of some religions, marking the post's connection to religion. When religion in organizations is refused, it is seen as a hinderance.

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Belief in Elves vs. Belief in Gods - Is One More Reasonable or More Rational?

Belief in Elves vs. Belief in Gods - Is One More Reasonable or More Rational? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Comparisons to belief in elves or fairies to belief in gods are frequently used by atheists either as an argument about why belief in gods is unreasonable or as an explanation for why they don't believe in gods.
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Report: 24 States Enacted 92 Abortion Restrictions In 2011

Report: 24 States Enacted 92 Abortion Restrictions In 2011 | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Lawmakers across the nation pursued a record number of reproductive health and rights-related provisions in 2011, a new report from the Guttmacher Institute finds, enacting 135 measures in 36 states — “an increase from the 89 enacted in 2010 and the...
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Newt Dumps Christian Climate Scientist

Newt Dumps Christian Climate Scientist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
He used to care about climate, but now Gingrich is cutting a chapter about global warming science from his new book.
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Results for the Most Influential Female Atheist of 2011 | Blag Hag

Results for the Most Influential Female Atheist of 2011 | Blag Hag | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

In past years, the vote has been closer. But I don’t think anyone will be surprised by 2011′s Most Influential Female Atheist:

Rebecca Watson

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"Why I am an atheist." – Tom J | Pharyngula

"Why I am an atheist." – Tom J | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
At some point in my teens I became rather disenchanted with being Catholic. Well, not with all of Catholicism.
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In academia, Islam remains a risky third rail

In academia, Islam remains a risky third rail | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A recent spate of campus controversies involving professors who made provocative statements about Muslims shows one of two things: a decreasing tolerance for inflammatory speech, or how easy it is for academics to get into trouble.
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