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Dispelling Christian Nation Myths | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Dispelling Christian Nation Myths | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
In the comments on a previous post there has been a conversation about separation of church and state and the Christian Nation myth that is worth moving up here to its own post. All comments in blockquotes are from commenter James Goswick, coupled with my responses. 
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“(X) Is Just Like A Religion” — No, It’s Not | Greta Christina's Blog

“(X) Is Just Like A Religion” — No, It’s Not | Greta Christina's Blog | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

“So-and-so is just like a religion. It inspires the same sort of blind trust. It encourages tribal loyalty and ‘us against them’ thinking. It places some individuals above others, in a position where their goodness and worth can’t be questioned. It asks people to hang on to ideas and beliefs that are flatly untrue. It’s a hierarchical system of authority and obedience. It’s just like a religion. Heck — it is a religion.”

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Good Reason: The entirely understandable evasion of Neil deGrasse Tyson

Good Reason: The entirely understandable evasion of Neil deGrasse Tyson | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

"Am I an Atheist, you ask? Labels are mentally lazy ways by which people assert they know you without knowing you."

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O, Canada ... Canada’s Conservatives May Repeal Marriage Equality

O, Canada ... Canada’s Conservatives May Repeal Marriage Equality | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Jean Chrétien, the former prime minister of Canada, is warning Liberals that the country’s Conservative government, led by current prime minister Stephen Harper, is undermining progressive policies and may soon target same-sex marriage and abortion...
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Anger doesn’t make the irrational more sensible | Pharyngula

Anger doesn’t make the irrational more sensible | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

We atheists are quite accustomed to silly people praying, and we see religion on TV all the time; it’s entirely within everyone’s personal rights to believe whatever they damn well please, as long as it doesn’t infringe on others’ rights to do likewise. The case was about an elected official using the apparatus of our common government to endorse sectarian religious belief.

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Religion Clause: Dutch Senate Unlikely To Concur In Ban On Halal and Kosher Slaughter

Last June, the lower house of Netherlands' parliament overwhelmingly passed a bill that effectively would ban kosher and halal slaughter of animals. The bill did so by eliminating a provision in current law that exempts ritual slaughter from the requirement that animals be stunned before they are killed.

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A common atheist delusion | Pharyngula

A common atheist delusion | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
This is just the weirdest thing: Julian Baggini discovers that believers believe.
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"Why I am an atheist." – Alexandra Noronha | Pharyngula

"Why I am an atheist." – Alexandra Noronha | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
I attended Catholic schools and believed Christian doctrine to be the rich history of our culture full of stories meant to help us learn morality that we...
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5 Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths

5 Ridiculous ‘War On Christmas’ Myths | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Christmas is a time where Fox News and right-wing christofascists take time out of their hating the middle class, poor, and gays schedules and feign outrage over a supposed sinister 'War on Christmas' being waged by godless liberals.
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Just let it sink in ..

Just let it sink in .. | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
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The Ten Marks of a Deluded Person | Debunking Christianity

The Ten Marks of a Deluded Person | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Below in no particular order are what I consider the ten marks (or characteristics) of a deluded person. I think even educated Christians will agree with most of them. You might want to consider from this checklist how many of them apply to you.

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Calvinism is Bullshit, and God Wanted Me to Say This | Debunking Christianity

Calvinism is Bullshit, and God Wanted Me to Say This | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

There are so many things wrong with Calvinism it’s hard to know where to start, but start we must.

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The ghouls are gathering | Pharyngula

The ghouls are gathering | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Ophelia has found a live one: a Christian zealot happily anticipating Christopher Hitchens' deathbed conversion.
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Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park

Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Atheists scored big in a lottery that gave them 18 out of the 21 spaces traditionally reserved for the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee, a coalition of 13...
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Gingrich, Santorum, and Bachmann All Sign Radical Personhood USA Pledge | Right Wing Watch

Last month, the radical "personhood" amendment in Mississippi was trounced in the polls, with 58% of voters rejecting the Religious Right's effort to implement draconian anti-choice restrictions in the state.

 

But that has not stopped supporters of this "personhood" movement from moving ahead with plans to try and pass similar amendments in states across the nation.

 

And now Personhood USA has announced that Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich have all signed the organization's pledge to support and promote both state and federal "personhood" laws.

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LIND Billboard Company Discriminates Against Atheists?

LIND Billboard Company Discriminates Against Atheists? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
According to the LIND Billboard Company, if you're an atheist group and want to put up a billboard saying "There Is No God - Don't Believe Everything You Hear," that would be "inflammatory" as well "obscene, offensive, and/or not in the best interests of the community." Say what? 
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"I am a Christian. Have some questions." : atheism

I just do not understand the whole atheism thing. I am not trying to turn this into a battle or anything. I legitimately believe in God and Jesus, but...
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UK: The Church of England's future grows ever more bleak

UK: The Church of England's future grows ever more bleak | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Nick Spencer: One grim finding for Anglicans in the British Social Attitudes survey is how few find religion after not being born into it...
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Atheists donated way too many care packages to deployed troops

Atheists donated way too many care packages to deployed troops | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Atheists donated way too many care packages to deployed troops...
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Debunking Santa Is Just Practice for God | Friendly Atheist

Debunking Santa Is Just Practice for God | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

As Christmas approaches, many atheist parents might be wondering if they should tell their young children about the infamous obese man in a red velvet suit, who goes around the world (overnight) in a flying sleigh pulled by reindeer, slides down chimneys (or possibly picks the locks), and delivers presents (but only if you have been really well behaved).

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Colombian Bishop Worries That Gay Dad Could Develop Sexual Attraction To His Two Adopted Boys

Colombian Bishop Worries That Gay Dad Could Develop Sexual Attraction To His Two Adopted Boys | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, a Colombian judge “ordered Colombia’s family welfare institute (ICBF) to return two Colombian minors to the custody of their adoptive father, Chandler Burr.” Burr, an American journalist, formally adopted the boys in March 2011,...
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Why Atheists Should Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry | Daylight Atheism | Big Think

Why Atheists Should Fight Anti-Muslim Bigotry | Daylight Atheism | Big Think | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Last month, the TLC television channel premiered All-American Muslim, a reality show which follows several, from what I can see, fairly normal American families who happen to be Muslims. On any other planet this shouldn't have been in any way controversial - but the Florida Family Association, a Christian-right hate group, has been pressuring advertisers to drop their support on the astounding basis that the stars of the show are too normal.

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Theocracy, not democracy.

Theocracy, not democracy. | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
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Noah’s Ark Found. Again. | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Noah’s Ark Found. Again. | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Ooh, yet another Noah’s Ark has been found. I’ve lost count, but the Real Noah’s Ark tm must have been found a hundred times by now. And that crack reporting team from CBN is on the story.

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Are ‘One in Four’ People Really Atheists? | Friendly Atheist

Are ‘One in Four’ People Really Atheists? | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

As of this week, the Seattle Atheists have four different ads circulating on twelve buses throughout the city proclaiming that “1 in 4 is an atheist“.

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