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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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Christian Nightmares, ‘Something to cry about’: Sexist, homophobic,...

‘Something to cry about’: Sexist, homophobic, racist pastor Michael Pearl demonstrates the proper way to spank a child.

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God Wants You to Work Harder, and to Stop Complaining

God Wants You to Work Harder, and to Stop Complaining | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
So-called “workplace spirituality” teaches people that the anxieties associated with global capital are inevitable, even part of the natural order of things.
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“Asseh Lecha Rav”: A Journey Through Clergy Abuse

“Asseh Lecha Rav”: A Journey Through Clergy Abuse | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Zvi Bellin reflects on his experience in a community with an abusive Rabbi and what he has learned about the dynamic between students and leaders.
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Poll: Majority Of Republicans Support Federal Employment Protections For LGBT Americans

Poll: Majority Of Republicans Support Federal Employment Protections For LGBT Americans | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The majority of “Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Catholics, Protestants, weekly churchgoers, and even born again Christians” support extending federal employment protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, a new Human...
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Anti-Gay Activists Fear Minnesota School District Might Teach That Being Gay Is Okay

Anti-Gay Activists Fear Minnesota School District Might Teach That Being Gay Is Okay | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Facing a lawsuit from students alleging that it does not properly respond to anti-LGBT bullying and harassment, Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin School District is considering a new curriculum policy that would allow staff to discuss sexual orientation ...
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Think (Not)

Think (Not) | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
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A Chart Describing IQ vs. Religiosity | Friendly Atheist

A Chart Describing IQ vs. Religiosity | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

To quote XKCD, “Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there’.”

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North Korea Warns South Against Christmas Tree Towers At Border

BBC News reported Sunday that Christmas tree shaped towers have become the latest point of contention between North and South Korea.

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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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Atheism and Christmas: Should Atheists Ignore Christmas or Celebrate It?

Atheism and Christmas: Should Atheists Ignore Christmas or Celebrate It? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
There is a debate among atheists about whether they should celebrate Christmas or not. Some do so because they aren't out as atheists. Some do so in order not to rock the boat among religious family members.
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How to Decorate Your Tree Like a Good Atheist | Friendly Atheist

How to Decorate Your Tree Like a Good Atheist | Friendly Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

As it turns out, there seems to be a certain protocol for atheists decorating their Christmas trees, and it all starts with the tree topper. No angels or stars of Bethlehem here!

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Meet The Florida Family Association: A Faux Outrage Generation Factory

Meet The Florida Family Association: A Faux Outrage Generation Factory | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Florida Family Association (FFA) has attracted national attention this week for convincing Lowe’s to drop its advertising on the acclaimed new TLC reality show, All-American Muslim.
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Study: Child abuse on decline in U.S. - CBS News

Study: Child abuse on decline in U.S. - CBS News | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Fears that the economic downturn would lead to more abused children seem largely unfounded, new study says...
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Child sex abuse scandal rocks Orthodox Jewish community after 85 arrested

Child sex abuse scandal rocks Orthodox Jewish community after 85 arrested | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Some 117 alleged male and female victims have come forward to authorities in Brooklyn, New York since 2006. One suspected paedophile was accused of filming sex acts with boys at home after plying them with alcohol.
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Times/Harris Poll: 1/4th of Us Could Be Either Agnostic or Atheist | Debunking Christianity

Times/Harris Poll: 1/4th of Us Could Be Either Agnostic or Atheist | Debunking Christianity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

“We commonly hear that only a tiny percentage of Americans don’t believe in God and that, as a Newsweek poll claimed this spring, 91 percent do. In fact, this is not true. How many unbelievers are there? The question is difficult to assess accurately because of the challenges of constructing survey questions that do not tap into the prevailing biases about religion.”

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