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Ben C. O. Grimm - Google+ - Christopher Hitchens' Death. | Articles and Obituaries

Ben C. O. Grimm - Google+ - Christopher Hitchens' Death. | Articles and Obituaries | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Christopher Hitchens. | Right, there are dozens more articles about Hitch, so I'll just link them here for your perusal. Links added as they come in.

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God is not great: Remembering Christopher Hitchens, Atheist hero

God is not great: Remembering Christopher Hitchens, Atheist hero | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
 Celebrated atheist and author, Christopher Hitchens, is dead.
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Church secretary says interracial marriage got her fired

Church secretary says interracial marriage got her fired | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A white church secretary is suing her former employer, arguing that she was fired for marrying a black man.
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Wingnuts Rally Behind Perry After Absurd Ad | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Wingnuts Rally Behind Perry After Absurd Ad | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Rick Perry’s ridiculous “I’m not afraid to say I’m a Christian” ad may be justifiably prompting mockery by intelligent people everywhere, but it’s winning him high praise in wingnut circles. Right Wing Watch reports.

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Want to see Jesus in your toast? Buy a Jesus toaster!

Want to see Jesus in your toast? Buy a Jesus toaster! | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Now when you ask Jesus to give you this day your daily bread, you'll get a real answer.  In reponse to a spate of reports that have had people seeing Jesus in...
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'Ex-Gay' Leader Claims Christian Pastors who Support Gay Rights are like Nazis, Disobeying God | Right Wing Watch

Joe Dallas, the former leader of Exodus International and speaker at Focus on the Family’s Love Won Out conferences, appeared yesterday on The Janet Mefferd Show to attack Christian figures who support equal rights for gays and lesbians. Dallas claims that he is an “ex-gay” and runs his reparative therapy group, Genesis Counseling. He has also endorsed the work of the immensely discredited Joseph Nicolosi, an officer of the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality and who jokes that it is better for a child to have brain damage than to be gay.

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Banksy unveils church abuse work

Banksy unveils church abuse work | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Artist Banksy installs his latest work, a vandalised sculpture of a priest that refers to child abuse in the Catholic church.
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Careful what you wish for ..

Careful what you wish for .. | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
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New Virginia Adoption Rules Permit Anti-Gay, Gender, Disability And Other Forms Of Discrimination

New Virginia Adoption Rules Permit Anti-Gay, Gender, Disability And Other Forms Of Discrimination | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
A Virginia agency just approved new adoption rules which authorize state-licensed adoption agencies to engage in a breathtakingly broad range of discrimination: Virginia’s Board of Social Services on Wednesday approved final regulations on adoption...
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10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism

10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
So you used to be a Christian fundamentalist, but now you've been born again in the fires of hell and baptized in the cold water of atheism.
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Stand back! I am trained to deal with these things! | The X Blog

Stand back! I am trained to deal with these things! | The X Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A few days ago in Saint Paul, Minnesota, somebody let the host drop. It crashed to the floor. The host was duly retrieved and placed in the holy water.

Later, blood was observed to have seeped out of the host. IT WAS A FUCKING MIRICLE!!1 Actual blood coming from the wafer, in a church in Saint Paul.

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Italian Catholic Church under pressure to start paying property tax - Telegraph

Italian Catholic Church under pressure to start paying property tax  - Telegraph | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Roman Catholic Church in Italy is under growing pressure to start paying taxes on its massive property portfolio, in a move that could raise up to 800 million euros (£680 million) a year and help bail the country out of its economic crisis.
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The 20 Best Christopher Hitchens Quotes

The 20 Best Christopher Hitchens Quotes | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Christopher Hitchens has a lot of quote-worthy material, but here are 20 of my personal favorites:�What can be asserted without pr...
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In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
From world affairs to entertainment, business to fashion, crime to society, Vanity Fair is a cultural catalyst that drives the popular dialogue globally.
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Writer Christopher Hitchens dies

Writer Christopher Hitchens dies | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
British-born author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens dies in a Texas hospital, aged 62, after suffering cancer.
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Elizabeth Warren Comes Out For Full Equality For LGBT People

Elizabeth Warren Comes Out For Full Equality For LGBT People | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren — who is challenging Scott Brown’s (D-MA) senate seat in Massachusetts — is reiterating her support for same-sex marriage and greater equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the workplace.
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Kentucky school superintendent complains that science test characterizes evolution as fact and not 'theory'

Kentucky school superintendent complains that science test characterizes evolution as fact and not 'theory' | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Ricky Line, superintendent for the Hart County Schools, is complaining about the state's blueprint for the new high school science test, saying that...
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'Keep Christ in Christmas' banner displayed on city street opposed on Constitutional grounds

'Keep Christ in Christmas' banner displayed on city street opposed on Constitutional grounds | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
In Pitman, N.J., Christmas music is heard on the streets,  holiday decorations abound.  But one display by the Knights of Columbus has stirred...
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United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Calls For End To All Persecution Of LGBT People

United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Calls For End To All Persecution Of LGBT People | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The United National Human Rights Council has released its thorough report on laws and practices that punish LGBT people or enable violence against them.  
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Christian Bookstore Pulls Pink Bibles Over Distant Ties to Planned Parenthood | Right Wing Watch

Back in 2008, Lifeway Christian Bookstores, which is owned by the Southern Baptist Convention, made news when it pulled a magazine from its stores for featuring female pastors on the cover because it was "contrary to what we believe."

 

Now Lifeway is making news again for having pulled from its stores pink Bibles that were designed to promote awareness of breast cancer, with proceeds going the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation for breast cancer screenings.

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Weekly Poll: Should Atheists Create Secular Holidays?

Weekly Poll: Should Atheists Create Secular Holidays? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Many atheists stop following the traditional, religious holidays observed by religious people and theists. Others still observe them, but they have lost their former meaning. Some atheists have tried to create new, secular holidays as replacements - like Solstice and Darwin Day. Is this a good idea?

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Christian bookstore pulls Bible from shelves, anti-abortion advocates celebrate

"When our leadership discovered the overwhelming concern that some of Komen's affiliates were giving funds to Planned Parenthood, we began the arduous process of withdrawing this Bible from the market. Though we have assurances that Komen's funds are used only for breast cancer screening and awareness, it is not in keeping with LifeWay's core values to have even an indirect relationship with Planned Parenthood."

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Answering Once and For All The Christian Complaint That Skeptics Would Refuse to Believe No Matter What God Did | Debunking Christianity

Answering Once and For All The Christian Complaint That Skeptics Would Refuse to Believe No Matter What God Did | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

This objection comes in several different forms. Christians complain that skeptics demand that God should make his existence obvious to us with undeniable proof before we will believe, or that God should make all religious diversity disappear, or that we wouldn’t believe no matter what miracle God did before our eyes. Some atheists have even said as much, including PZ Myers, who said he would seriously consider that he had gone mad rather than believe a miracle had happened before his eyes. I agree.

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"Who here is offended by religion?"

"Who here is offended by religion?" | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
This is another inspirational and informative letter from a New Foxhole Atheist.
He already took the oath of enlistment, and expects to ship out to Basic Training soon. His experiences at the regular ‘drill’ sessions contained a few pink flags. 
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