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ENTIRELY SCIENTIFIC: What Prayer Does to Your Brain!

ENTIRELY SCIENTIFIC: What Prayer Does to Your Brain! | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
New scientific discoveries shine light on health benefits! Does prayer really work? Can prayer prevent and even reverse disease? Can prayer strengthen your brain and prevent mental decline? Can prayer improve your relationships?
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How Christian Apologists Work | Debunking Christianity

How Christian Apologists Work | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

If you read Christian works you’ll see something very interesting that should tell us all they are wrong. Here’s what I see.

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"Why I am an atheist." – Jessica | Pharyngula

"Why I am an atheist." – Jessica | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Basically, I am an atheist because for me, the idea of a God, a 'higher power' or even just the universe being conscious and deliberate raises more questions...
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We’re terrible at this pogrom business. Should we try harder next year? | Pharyngula

We’re terrible at this pogrom business. Should we try harder next year? | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The DefendChristians website has a poll to determine the Top Ten Anti-Christian Acts of 2011.
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The Meaning of "The Meaning of Christmas" | Book Think | Big Think

The Meaning of "The Meaning of Christmas" | Book Think | Big Think | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Christmas is not a single holiday so much as several kinds of celebration grafted together. It’s a religious holiday, a commercial holiday, a family holiday, a fun holiday. That hybrid nature reflects its complex history, which in turn reflects the diversity of its source texts. The search for the “true meaning of Christmas” is an act of literary interpretation, performed annually by millions of amateur critics worldwide.

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(UK) Christianity on the decline, according to new survey - Telegraph

(UK) Christianity on the decline, according to new survey - Telegraph | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The number of people who declare themselves as Christians in England and Wales has fallen by almost ten per cent over the last five years, according to an
official survey.

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Study: Religious Americans more connected with community than non-religious counterparts – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Study: Religious Americans more connected with community than non-religious counterparts – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

People who are religiously active live more involved and connected lives, according to a Pew Research study released on Friday.

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Religion Clause: Settlement Is Reached In Suit By Nurses Asserting Conscience Rights In Assisting On Abortions

AP reports that a settlement has been reached in Danquah v. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, a suit filed last month by a group of nurses who claim that the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has demanded that they assist in abortions in violation of their religious objections. (See prior posting.) Under the settlement which was mediated by U.S. District Judge Jose Linares, 12 nurses in the same-day surgery unit will retain their current positions and, with a limited exception, will not be required to assist in any part of an abortion procedure. If there is a life-threatening emergency and no non-objecting staff members are available, then the nurses will be required to assist, but only until another staff member can be brought in.

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Christian Nightmares, The worst Christmas present ever: A Christian Guns...

The worst Christmas present ever: A Christian Guns N’ Roses tribute band delivers ‘Sweet Child Divine’

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There are some things I won’t compromise on…but Stedman will | Pharyngula

There are some things I won’t compromise on…but Stedman will | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Chris Stedman is at it again.Once more, he's carping at atheists who dare to question the beliefs of the delusional theists he considers his dearest friends,...
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Two Homophobic Students; Two Different Outcomes | Friendly Atheist

Two Homophobic Students; Two Different Outcomes | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

In recent days, I’ve heard stories about two different students, both expressing anti-gay sentiments in a school setting and both being penalized for that expression. They each filed suit after their respective penalties were imposed, so they should each get the same result, right?

I don’t think so.

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FFRF’s Winter Solstice Statement | Secular News Daily

For a fact, the Christians stole Christmas. We don’t mind sharing the season with them, but we don’t like their pretense that it is the birthday of Jesus. It is the birthday of the Unconquered Sun — Dies Natalis Invicti Solis.
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Navy first: Same-sex couple share homecoming first kiss

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won a raffle on the dock landing ship Oak Hill to be the first to kiss a loved one on its return to Virginia Beach. Pet...
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The Secular Outpost: Tom Flynn, the Anti-Claus

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Should non-believers celebrate a secular version of Christmas as a sort of winter holiday? According to Tom Flynn, the answer is "no." If you haven't heard of Flynn, he is the Executive Director of the Council for Secular Humanism, editor of Free Inquiry, and the author of The Trouble with Christmas.

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How to Avoid Advancing the Gay Agenda | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

How to Avoid Advancing the Gay Agenda | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Virulently anti-gay wingnut Peter LaBarbera calls on righteous bigots to use the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index to know what companies not to do business with. 
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American Family Association Pulls Burning Christmas Cross | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

American Family Association Pulls Burning Christmas Cross | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

AFA Pulls Burning Christmas Cross...

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Public Elementary School in North Carolina Offers Bibles to Kids | Friendly Atheist

Public Elementary School in North Carolina Offers Bibles to Kids | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Ginger Strivelli, a parent in North Carolina, got in touch with her local chapter of the ACLU after her fifth-grade son came home from his public school with a copy of the Bible without her prior knowledge or consent.

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No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus | Greta Christina's Blog

No, Virginia, There Is No Santa Claus | Greta Christina's Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Skepticism is healthy. It keeps us from being duped by liars and scam artists and people who want to control and manipulate us. More importantly: Skepticism helps us understand reality. And reality is amazing. Reality is far more important, and far more interesting, than anything we could make up about it.

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Which Christian Principles are These?

Which Christian Principles are These? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
At some point in the ongoing argument about whether or not America is a Christian nation, both sides run out of quotes.
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The Night Before Reason

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Christians demand that I must show their faith is impossible before they will see that it is improbable. | Debunking Christianity

Christians demand that I must show their faith is impossible before they will see that it is improbable. | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I have been arguing daily for about six years online. I tire of arguing with people who continually move the goal posts, who seek out the tiniest loophole to drive a truckload of Christian assumptions through, who refuse to see the implications of current psychological studies on the state of the human mind, and who refuse to see the obvious and clear impact of my Outsider Test for Faith.

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"Why I am an atheist." – Natasha K | Pharyngula

"Why I am an atheist." – Natasha K | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
I suppose my journey to atheism started with spirituality. When I was a kid, I attended a Unitarian Universalist church in Seattle.
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"Why I am an atheist." – Ethan Mittel | Pharyngula

"Why I am an atheist." – Ethan Mittel | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
While growing up, I shared almost no similarities with all the other children in Kansas. I was never what one might call a religious child.
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Israel's treatment of women is hardly that of a democracy

Israel's treatment of women is hardly that of a democracy | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Rachel Shabi: You told us: A 'dignified' dress code and gender segregation show Israel is fast becoming bigoted about dissent and difference...
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Believing in Mayan calendar 'prophecy,' many think this year's Winter Solstice was the last

Believing in Mayan calendar 'prophecy,' many think this year's Winter Solstice was the last | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Yesterday was the Winter Solstice and  according to ABC News, many think this year's event was the last they would see.  That's because they believe that the...
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