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More and More Christians Support Marriage Equality

More and More Christians Support Marriage Equality | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

It has been refreshing to see more and more Christian groups coming out in support of marriage equality and stepping away from homophobic beliefs. And now Washington United for Marriage is using that fact to persuade even more Christians in Washington State to support marriage equality with this ad.

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Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Divorce -- Scientology Was Her Breaking Point

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes Divorce -- Scientology Was Her Breaking Point | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Katie Holmes filed for divorce primarily over Tom Cruise's fierce ties to Scientology, fearing that Tom would drag Suri deep into the church ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

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Good Reason: The case against the word 'spirituality'

Good Reason: The case against the word 'spirituality' | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I just don't think 'spirituality' is a good choice to refer to the transcendent and ineffable. It's so fuzzy and imprecise — it could mean anything. And that means that when you use it, you're leaving yourself open to misinterpretation. Why use a word that you have to explain every time you use it?

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Why Cultural Cognition Is Not a Bias, Pt. 1 - Science and Religion Today

Why Cultural Cognition Is Not a Bias, Pt. 1 - Science and Religion Today | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Scientists, like everyone else, are able to know what is known to science only by taking others’ words for it. There’s no way around this. It is a consequence of our being individuals, each with his or her own separate brain.

What’s important, if one wants to know more than a pitiful amount, is not to avoid taking anyone’s word for it. It’s to be sure to take it on the word only of people who truly know what they are talking about.

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Atheists Are Organizing in High Schools

Atheists Are Organizing in High Schools | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Kimberly Winston of the Religion News Service just released her article on the rise of high school atheists. I’ve been doing research on the subject for the past month for my book and this only confirms what I’ve been finding.

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Over 200 Professors And Therapists Condemn Faulty Gay Parenting Study

Over 200 Professors And Therapists Condemn Faulty Gay Parenting Study | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Mark Regnerus’ flawed paper on gay parenting has won the acclaim of hate groups and ex-gay therapists and its publication seems to have been politically calculated with marriage equality opponents like the National Organization for Marriage.
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What's the Matter With Creationism? | The Nation

What's the Matter With Creationism? | The Nation | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Forty-six percent of Americans believe that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years or so. Why that’s a worrying statistic.
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Pro-Life Org Sued for Sexual Abuse During Exorcism

Pro-Life Org Sued for Sexual Abuse During Exorcism | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Will it be seen as emblematic of anti-abortion activism?
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Catholic school fires teacher for thought crime | Secular News Daily

St. Joseph’s Catholic School of Moorehead, MN fired a grade school teacher not for speaking out in favor of same-sex marriage, not for teaching her students that it was a great idea, but for privately sharing in a closed-door meeting that she did not agree with the Catholic Cult’s teaching on the matter.

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"The rebranding of circumcision as 'child abuse' echoes the ugly anti-Semitism of medieval Europe."

"The rebranding of circumcision as 'child abuse' echoes the ugly anti-Semitism of medieval Europe." | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
There are many bad things about the modern atheistic assault on religion. But perhaps the worst thing is its rebranding of certain religious practices as "child abuse".
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New Bill Would Recognize Military Same-Sex Spouses

New Bill Would Recognize Military Same-Sex Spouses | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), the top-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced a new bill that would recognize benefits for the spouses of military servicemembers and veterans.
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Chuck Norris attacked over anti-gay Boy Scouts article | The Raw Story

Chuck Norris attacked over anti-gay Boy Scouts article | The Raw Story | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A lesbian mother who was ousted as a American boy scout leader because of her sexual orientation has slapped down 1980s action star Chuck Norris after he claimed gay people have no place in the scouting movement. Jennifer Tyrrell, the former leader of her son’s boy scouts troop in Bridgeport, Ohio, accused Norris of being “out of touch” after he wrote a column that accused President Obama of encouraging attempts trying to impose a “pro-gay” stance on the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) by stealth.

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High School Student: Our Story In Two Minutes

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So you are sick of the tyranny and want to move to Canada. A guide.

So you are sick of the tyranny and want to move to Canada. A guide. | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

My poor sad wingnut friends. I hear you. I understand. When you elected George W. Bush to a second term in office, I had serious discussions with my fiance, now my husband, that the time may have come to leave these shores. We entertained both the Netherlands and Canada. Now I can understand that the Netherlands would be completely out of the question for you. Fox News has made sure you hate the Netherlands nearly as much as abortion. And they speak Dutch. It's hard. It's only natural that you would gravitate towards Canada.

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Evolution of Apologetics

How the mighty have fallen. Perhaps it has something to do with no longer being allowed to kill the opposition. The story of Elijah on Mt. Carmel is such obvious bunk, probably ancient propaganda, and clearly opposed to Moses' and Jesus' sentiments of not testing God. I thought it would be funny to juxtapose it with a William Lane Craig-style debate. I guess somehow it wouldn't be as convincing for God to show up during one of Billy Craig's debates, with cameras rolling and a few billion potential viewers. Nope. A few hundred desert people atop Mt. Carmel are obviously much more important.

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Cruise, Holmes divorce announcement shines light on Scientology

Cruise, Holmes divorce announcement shines light on Scientology | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Nearly every move of the celebrity couple - dating, childbrith and now divorce - has captivated many.
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An Interview with the Secular Women of Secular Woman

An Interview with the Secular Women of Secular Woman | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Dedicated to “advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women,” the national organization, which is open to all chromosome combinations, made its debut yesterday, with plans to provide conference grants, a speakers bureau, and a blog. Amidst all the commotion, Bridget Gaudette, Vice President of Outreach for Secular Woman, answered a few of my questions.

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Raising Godless Children: What Should Atheist Parents Do for their Children?

Raising Godless Children: What Should Atheist Parents Do for their Children? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Christians raise their children as Christians, Jews raise their children as Jews, and Muslims raise their children as Muslims, so doesn't it make sense that atheists raise their children as atheists?
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Richard Dawkins - Now Praise Intelligent Design

A Celebration of Reason - 2012 Global Atheist Convention; 13-15th April - Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre; Presented by the Atheist Foundation of Australia 

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NeuroLogica Blog » Anti-Science as a Political Platform

There are numerous examples in the platform of the Texas Republican party of ideology trumping science and critical thinking. This phenomenon, in my opinion, is universal to ideology, and is not particular to any specific ideology. That is not to argue, however, for absolute equivalency. Not all ideologies are equal in this regard. The Republican party has certainly moved in that direction with their opposition to evolution, their embrace of climate change denial, and now their embrace of health care freedom and anti-vaccine sentiments.

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Inside the Vatican bank: silence, secrets and Latin cash machines

Inside the Vatican bank: silence, secrets and Latin cash machines | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The pope's bank has held its first-ever press visit – but television cameras were forbidden and journalists had to submit questions in advance...
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The Launch Of Secular Women – US First National Organisation For Non-Believing Women | Token Skeptic

The Launch Of Secular Women – US First National Organisation For Non-Believing Women | Token Skeptic | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The launch of Secular Women – the first organization in the U.S. focusing exclusively on the interests of non-religious women. 
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Epiphenom: Does belief in a compassionate god increase murder rates?

Epiphenom: Does belief in a compassionate god increase murder rates? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Crime rates are lowest in nations where equal numbers of people believe in both heaven and hell.

As belief in hell drops away, so that more people believe in heaven but not in hell, crime rates go up.

Now, if you look at the figure closely, you will see that there are some trends here - poor Muslim countries have high belief in hell and low crime rates, while wealthy Christian nations have low belief in hell and high crime rates.

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Ohio ‘Personhood’ Effort Short on Signatures | rightwingwatch.org

The Associated Press is reporting that Personhood Ohio, a state affiliate of Denver-based Personhood USA, will likely fall short in its effort to put a so-called “personhood” amendment on the ballot this fall.

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