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Atheist Republicans: Supporting a Party That Hates Them

Atheist Republicans: Supporting a Party That Hates Them | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
It’s not unusual to support an organization with which you don’t always agree. It is entirely normal to pick the party that most closely aligns with your views and tolerate the other positions they hold. However there is something downright strange about supporting a party that expresses deep antipathy towards who you are. 
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Your Brain on a Magic Trick

Your Brain on a Magic Trick | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Reality and our perception of it are incommensurate to a far greater degree than is commonly believed.
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An Atheist For President? It's Only A Matter Of Time

An Atheist For President? It's Only A Matter Of Time | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
There isn’t an atheist running for President this year, but in case one is waiting in the wings, the latest Gallup Poll holds some good news.
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“The Invisible War”: Military Rape With Impunity

“The Invisible War”:  Military Rape With Impunity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Invisible War documentary film’s riveting account of rape in the ranks should compel Congress to rip every door off its hinges inside the Pentagon.
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Thousands in critical condition after ‘day of inaction’ from homeopathic doctors | NewsBiscuit

Hospitals around the country are close to meltdown as they struggle to deal with a one day strike by homeopathic doctors.
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Catholic official found guilty of covering up sexual abuse by priests | The Raw Story

Catholic official found guilty of covering up sexual abuse by priests | The Raw Story | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A Philadelphia monsignor became Friday the highest-ranking US church official to be convicted over a child sex cover-up, as he was was found guilty of endangerment.

Monsignor William Lynn, who served as secretary of the Philadelphia Archdiocese from 1994 to 2001, was acquitted of two other counts — one of conspiracy and a second charge of child endangerment.

Lynn, 61, who took the witness stand for three days during his 10-week trial, is not charged with molesting children, but rather with covering up crimes of priests who did.

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72 virgins starting to nag and have needs

72 virgins starting to nag and have needs | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Marwan al-Shehhi, who flew United Airline Flight 175 into Two World Trade Centre on 9/11, has expressed his increasing discontent over the conduct of his 72 virgins in paradise.
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Dick Cheney’s Daughter Mary Marries Her Long-Time Partner | Mediaite

Dick Cheney’s Daughter Mary Marries Her Long-Time Partner | Mediaite | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Daily Caller learned that on Friday morning, Mary Cheney, the openly-gay daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has married her long time partner Heather Poe.
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Louisiana will invest in schools using Christian Fundamentalist textbooks

Louisiana will invest in schools using Christian Fundamentalist textbooks | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
For the 2012-2013 school year, Louisiana will invest in textbooks, which promote the Far Right agenda and students will receive state voucher money to attend Christian schools, thanks to a bill by Governor Bobby Jindal. 
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The Funny Thing About Sexual Harassment. And Then the Unfunny Thing. | Blue Collar Atheist

The Funny Thing About Sexual Harassment. And Then the Unfunny Thing. | Blue Collar Atheist | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

When you get right down to it, the issue belongs to everyone in the freethinker community. If we really believe in equality as one of the freethinker social imperatives, this is something that MUST be addressed, examined, nailed down with clear directives, both in our public events and in the community we’re building. The men in the movement MUST understand the experience and desires of the women.

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Sorry Einstein, the universe needs quantum uncertainty

Sorry Einstein, the universe needs quantum uncertainty | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Remove one of quantum theory's weirdest components, and you end up with a perpetual motion machine...
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Rosa Rubicondior: No Answers In Genesis - Project Steve

Rosa Rubicondior: No Answers In Genesis - Project Steve | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Attempting to compensate for the fact that few serious scientists agree with a literal interpretation of Genesis, including creation of the universe and all species, extinct or living in a single act of creation 6000 years ago, creationist organisation such as Ken Ham's Answersingenesis.org and the Institute for Creation Research have put together a list of nearly 200 scientists whom they claim support a literal interpretation Genesis.

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21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
People aren't always awful. Sometimes, they're maybe even just a little bit wonderful. Here are 21 pictures to remind you of that fact.
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"Atheists Can't Be Real Americans"

"Atheists Can't Be Real Americans" | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Why are atheists becoming more vocal and direct in saying who they are and what they believe? Because of bigots like Joseph Farah who assert that merely disbelieving in gods is sufficient to deny that we are "real" Americans like him. Note that Farah's statement has nothing to do with atheists being "militant" or "rude". It has nothing to do with so-called "new" atheists or "fundamentalist" atheists. It is solely about being an atheist at all -- about not believing in any gods generally and the god of conservative, evangelical Christianity in particular. 

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Pope Benedict XVI Hires Fox News Correspondent To Beef Up PR Wing | Mediaite

Pope Benedict XVI Hires Fox News Correspondent To Beef Up PR Wing | Mediaite | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Vatican announced this week that its public relations department will be getting a little bit of a boost from Fox News.
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Giving to religious institutions drops for second year in a row | The Raw Story

Giving to religious institutions drops for second year in a row | The Raw Story | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Church congregations may need to pass the offering plate again because giving to religious institutions has dropped for the second year in a row.

Charitable giving to the religious sector fell by 1.7 percent last year, according to the Giving USA 2012 report released this week. Since the start of 2010, giving to religious groups has slipped by a cumulative 3.7 percent (not adjusted for inflation).

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School and Religious Freedom Dying in Louisiana

Public education is dying in the state of Louisiana - and religious freedom is dying right alongside it. Earlier this month - the Republican-controlled state...
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Seems Legit

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http://godl.es/LoFxPs

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Christian Family Values - Christian TV Network Plagued By Allegations Of Family Coverups Of Rape And Embezzlement

Christian Family Values - Christian TV Network Plagued By Allegations Of Family Coverups Of Rape And Embezzlement | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The largest chain of Christian TV stations is being accused of hiding rape and of financial malfeasance, by the granddaughters of its founder.
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Top Prop 8 Witness Now Supports Gay Marriage For ‘The Good That It Can Do’

Top Prop 8 Witness Now Supports Gay Marriage For ‘The Good That It Can Do’ | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

David Blankenhorn, a top witness for the supporters of Prop 8, today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage “for the good that it can do.”

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Galileo to Turing: The Historical Persecution of Scientists

Galileo to Turing: The Historical Persecution of Scientists | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Turing was famously chemically-castrated after admitting to homosexual acts in the 1950s. He is one of a long line of scientists who have been persecuted for their beliefs or practices.

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Religious conversions happen because of people’s personal relationships | The Uncredible Hallq

Religious conversions happen because of people’s personal relationships | The Uncredible Hallq | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

I was briefly puzzled when I heard about atheist blogger Leah Libresco’s conversion to Catholicism. But I was immediately un-puzzled when I read Dan Fincke’s post on it, which reminded me that “the very premise of Libresco’s blog was that she was romantically involved with a Catholic.” Oh yeah. Duh.

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Is God's mercy to blame for high crime rates?

Is God's mercy to blame for high crime rates? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Fear of eternal damnation in hell could act as a deterrent, but belief in a forgiving god may make crime more tempting...
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Look for FFRF’s ‘counter the bishops’ TV blitz airing now! | Secular News Daily

Look for FFRF’s ‘counter the bishops’ TV blitz airing now! | Secular News Daily | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is storming the “Bishops’ Bastille” in an unprecedented TV ad campaign to counter the Roman Catholic Church’s inquisition against contraceptive insurance coverage. The 30-second spots feature one of America’s favorite former Catholics — actress Julia Sweeney, beloved by freethinkers for her play, “Letting Go of God,” and by the American public for her portrayal of “Androgynous Pat” on Saturday Night Live!

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Atheists Are Still the Most Unelectable Group in America

Atheists Are Still the Most Unelectable Group in America | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Only 54% of Americans would vote for us… 43% would not. Not that we want to see low numbers in any of the other categories, but gays/lesbians and Muslims have a better rating than we do.
I suppose we can be thrilled that, for the first time, more than half the country would theoretically vote for us…

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