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‘Epic Fail’: Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ a Dichotomy of What is Wrong With American Christianity

‘Epic Fail’: Rick Perry’s ‘Strong’ a Dichotomy of What is Wrong With American Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Let’s face it - Governor Rick Perry (R-Texas) is one drunken gaffe away from riding the 'Cain Train' to the political sidelines, where he will be expected to reluctantly offer his official endorsement to one of the lesser evils to be spewed from...
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White House: Obama Hasn’t Seen Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad, Is Proud Of His LGBT Record

White House: Obama Hasn’t Seen Perry’s Anti-Gay Ad, Is Proud Of His LGBT Record | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama has not seen Rick Perry’s anti-gay ad accusing the administration of waging a war on religion, but reiterated that Obama was a religious man and proud of his record on LGBT equality.
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Top Seven Ways Christianity is Debunked By the Sciences | Debunking Christianity

Top Seven Ways Christianity is Debunked By the Sciences | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

God is dead, Friedrich Nietzsche predicted it over a century ago. No, God did not die. We just came to the realization he never existed in the first place. We no longer need him to explain what needs to be explained. We now have better natural explanations of the existing phenomena. They explain more without recourse to the ad hoc theories that supernatural explanations offer believers. Theologians came to realize this in the 60′s as announced on the cover of Time magazine, April 8, 1966. What killed him? The sciences.

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Today in Irony: A Church Spreads Good Morals by Breaking the Law | Friendly Atheist

Today in Irony: A Church Spreads Good Morals by Breaking the Law | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Many religious groups don’t seem to get how the system works. It’s really pretty simple. The government doesn’t tax them as long as they stay out of politics.

That temptation is hard to resist… In Texas, a church is being investigated for violating Texas’ election laws and possibly the federal tax code.

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

"Why I am an atheist." – Ogvorbis | Pharyngula | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
have been asked, “Why are you an atheist?” This question has not been asked in a rude or aggressive manner, it has been (I think) an honest request for information. The short answer is, “I see nothing in the universe which cannot be explained naturally.” Fine. But how did I arrive at that idea? 
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New Statesman - Richard Dawkins to guest-edit the New Statesman Christmas issue

New Statesman - Richard Dawkins to guest-edit the New Statesman Christmas issue | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
In a 100-page special issue, the evolutionary biologist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins brings together some of the world's leading scientists, thinkers and writers. His Christmas double issue follows the much-discussed New Statesman guest edit by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, in June this year. 
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Canada: Religious Groups React to Anti-Bullying Legislation Passed in Ontario | Friendly Atheist

Canada: Religious Groups React to Anti-Bullying Legislation Passed in Ontario | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Premier Dalton McGuinty just announced that under new anti-bullying legistlation, students will be able to set up gay-straight alliance clubs (though the name may be different) in ALL public schools in Ontario.

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Christopher Hitchens Takes on Nietzsche: Am I Really Stronger?

Christopher Hitchens Takes on Nietzsche: Am I Really Stronger? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche famously declared, “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” Christopher Hitchens—facing his mortality—questions the maxim’s truth.
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Is Free Will an Illusion?: Scientific American

Is Free Will an Illusion?: Scientific American | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Don't trust your instincts about free will or consciousness, experimental philosophers say...
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‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad

‘Morning Joe’ Crew Mocks Perry’s War On Christmas Ad | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
As if the overwhelmingly negative reviews from YouTube users and some faith-based leaders weren’t damning enough, MSNBC’s Morning Joe hosts ripped apart Rick Perry’s “war on religion” ad, even Googling for stories about the administration’s...
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Perry: Because Obama Is A ‘Member Of The Left,’ He Is To Blame For Imaginary ‘War On Religion’

Perry: Because Obama Is A ‘Member Of The Left,’ He Is To Blame For Imaginary ‘War On Religion’ | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Texas Gov.Rick Perry released a delusional campaign ad promising to end President Obama’s non-existent “war on religion.” Yet, when pressed to explain just how Obama is waging this imaginary war by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Perry was ...
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Perry’s Staff Divided Over ‘War On Religion’ Ad

Perry’s Staff Divided Over ‘War On Religion’ Ad | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
It seems that Rick Perry’s own staffers were not all on board with his newest ad, in which he criticizes President Obama for waging a “war on religion” and allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.
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Gay and Godless in Houston | Friendly Atheist

Gay and Godless in Houston | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

We know it’s tough to be an atheist in general. It’s not easy being gay, either. But when you’re both of those things — in Houston, Texas — it’s even worse. Sometimes you feel like you’re the only person you know who fits that description.

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Michele Bachman Says Not Teaching Creationism In Public Schools Is Government Censorship (VIDEO)

Michele Bachman Says Not Teaching Creationism In Public Schools Is Government Censorship (VIDEO) | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
During an appearance at an education forum at the University of Northern Iowa, Bachmann talked about how she wants public schools to start including creationism and intelligent design on the curriculum and claimed that not doing so is censorship.
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The Top Ten Occupations That Lead People to Become Atheists | Debunking Christianity

The Top Ten Occupations That Lead People to Become Atheists | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Keep in mind there are others I could mention and trying to rank them’s a bitch:Let me start out with biblical/ministry related ones and move on to others.

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Catholic League Announces ‘Adopt an Atheist’ Campaign | Friendly Atheist

Catholic League Announces ‘Adopt an Atheist’ Campaign | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Donohue seems to labor under a serious misunderstanding. For him, the notion of a self-identified atheist not knowing that deep down, in her heart of hearts, that she is really a follower of Christ, is just as ridiculous as the notion of a self-identified Christian being an atheist in secret. The idea that a person could be unaware of their own atheism (as I once was) must seem especially ludicrous to him.

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Religious groups cry foul over Ontario anti-bullying bill | CTV Ottawa

Religious groups cry foul over Ontario anti-bullying bill | CTV Ottawa | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Ontario's Liberal government says it is not prepared to abandon the sex-ed component of a pending anti-bullying law, despite criticism by some religious leaders Tuesday that it is an affront to traditional family values.
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Out of the Mouths of Babes | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Out of the Mouths of Babes | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

If bigotry is going to diminish within a person, it is almost always going to be the result of beginning to see the humanity in the object of our bigotry. Once we begin to see them as a person rather than an abstract Them, it becomes more and more difficult to maintain our prejudices against them and the process has begun. Here’s a far better example, a well-spoken young adult defending his lesbian parents without being prompted. Will that happen to Bachmann? I highly doubt it. She is more likely to use the fact that the mother used her child to tell her this as a means of dismissing the message, a psychological “out” to avoid having to confront the reality that would disprove her biases. 

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Gingrich’s Anti-Secularist Diatribes | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

Gingrich’s Anti-Secularist Diatribes | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Though there are obviously candidates in the race who are more in line with religious right views than Newt Gingrich — Santorum, Bachmann, Perry — no one has spent more time demonizing “secularists” and non-believers than he has. Sarah Posner has a litany of his anti-secularist statements over the years. 
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GOP Candidates Line Up to Attend Huckabee's Anti-Choice Premier | Right Wing Watch

GOP Candidates Line Up to Attend Huckabee's Anti-Choice Premier | Right Wing Watch | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Lately, Mike Huckabee has been making the rounds on right-wing radio promoting a new anti-choice documentary he produced with Citizens United called "The Gift of Life" which profiles anti-choice activists as well as those who were "saved from the abortionist".

 

Huckabee is scheduled to premier the film in Iowa next week and he invited the candidates seeking the Republican nomination to join him for the event where each would be given five minutes to address the audience and flaunt their anti-choice credentials ... and so far, four candidates have accepted the invitation.

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Century 21 Fires Troy, MI Mayor For Anti-Gay Comments

The newly elected mayor of Troy, MI, Janice Daniels, came under fire last week when the blog Keep Troy Strong found a Facebook comment she’d left condemning New York “queers” for marrying.
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Louis C.K. on evolution (and its deniers)

http://www.louisck.com This is an excerpt or outtake from my new special "Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater" which will be available exclusively on my we...

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Iowa’s Influential Social Conservative: Gingrich Convinced Us He ‘Asked God’s Forgiveness’ Over Affairs

During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Rundown today, Steve Scheffler, the influential social conservative and president of Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, tore into Mitt Romney over his past positions on “homosexual marriage” and for not...
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Michigan Senate Votes To Ban Domestic Partnership Benefits

Michigan Senate Votes To Ban Domestic Partnership Benefits | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Yesterday the Michigan Senate voted 27-9 to prohibit public employers from providing medical or fringe benefits to the domestic partners of employees, same-sex or opposite-sex.
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Ohio GOP Brings In 9-Week-Old Baby To ‘Testify’ For Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Bill

Ohio GOP Brings In 9-Week-Old Baby To ‘Testify’ For Anti-Abortion ‘Heartbeat’ Bill | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Ohio Republicans leapfrogged other states in crafting what could be the most radical anti-choice bills in the nation, the “heartbeat” bill.
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