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Seeking the Eradication of Faith | The Malcontent's Gambit

We don’t have to accept a faith-based claim. We can disagree. If it breaks a heart, we can console. If it elicits anger, we can mollify. If it confuses, we can clarify. We can do all of this without resorting to myth and superstition.

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Christopher Hitchens remembered as New York pays tribute | The Raw Story

Christopher Hitchens remembered as New York pays tribute | The Raw Story | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Unsurprisingly, though, it was Christopher Hitchens who had the funniest and the most apposite words with which to describe himself at his own memorial in New York on Friday. He was, he said of himself in posthumous film clips and readings, a “radical freelance scribbler” who had devoted his life to curiosity, irony, dubunking, disputation, drinking, love and hate (though of all those things, it was hate that got him out of bed in the morning).

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Whether you're religious or secular, imposing your views on others is foolish

Whether you're religious or secular, imposing your views on others is foolish | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Deborah Orr: Whenever possible, it is best to accept people as they are, even – especially – when they are not the same as you...
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Did Humans Invent Music?

Did Humans Invent Music? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Two scientists debate whether the capacity to make and enjoy songs came from biological evolution—or from the advent of civilization.
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Some Thoughts on Mind – From Sam Harris’ Talk at the GAC | Martin S Pribble

Some Thoughts on Mind – From Sam Harris’ Talk at the GAC | Martin S Pribble | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

The third part of Sam Harris’ talk was about the mind, and how everything we experience is a product of the mind. I’ve written at length about the mind being all and everything before, but it is worth revisiting.

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Atheism for Believers: Do We Need a Book? | En Tequila Es Verdad

Atheism for Believers: Do We Need a Book? | En Tequila Es Verdad | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A lot of times, people want that book. Books can do things conversations can’t do. It gives folks a chance to go at their own pace. They can re-read the stuff that they’re not quite absorbing on the first go. They can put the things in the book together with the conversations they’re having, and possibly understand more than they would with either just a book or a talk alone. And in this case, it gives some much-needed distance. There are some things that are too emotional at first to discuss face-to-face.

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Missouri Advances ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

Missouri Advances ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Just two days after Tennessee advanced its infamous ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill, the state of Missouri referred to committee a measure that would eliminate discussions of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people in public schools, prohibit teachers from addressing bullying based on sexual orientation, and likely ban gay-straight alliances.

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How Americans Lost Trust in Our Greatest Institutions

How Americans Lost Trust in Our Greatest Institutions | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
It's not just Washington. Across the country, citizens' faith in their city halls, newspapers, and churches is fading.
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Social vs. Economic Conservatism on Gay Marriage

Social vs. Economic Conservatism on Gay Marriage | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
What if the government could pass a law which sharply reduced the likelihood of some people ever needing or requesting government assistance? Even better, a law that wouldn't also make people worse off financially?
Well, there is -- it's called legalized gay marriage. 
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Cognition, conservatism, and “common sense” | The Crommunist Manifesto

Cognition, conservatism, and “common sense” | The Crommunist Manifesto | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

If there is one phrase I would like for people to stop using, at least in approving tones, it’s “common sense”. What I’m sure is meant by the term, when used to praise someone’s rationality, is that someone exercising good “common sense” is making a decision based on good, clear thinking as opposed to convoluted and self-contradictory premises. The problem is that the world is often a complicated place that requires convoluted, or at least non-obvious thinking.

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Religion is an intellectual and social pathology

Religion is an intellectual and social pathology | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Life doesn’t count. Your situation or condition now is a matter of indifference. What matters is your belonging to the Lord. You are property, so stop worrying about what you do or do not have.

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Belief in God rises with age, even in atheist nations

Belief in God rises with age, even in atheist nations | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) -- International surveys about the depth of people’s belief in God reveal vast differences among nations, ranging from 94 percent of people in the Philippines who said they always believed in God, compared to only 13 percent of people in...
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"Fellow atheists, we need to talk?" : atheism

I usually just throw a few insults at the clueless n00bs who feel a need to tell me how I should behave. This time, because the post was reasonably po...
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Severe abuse in childhood may triple risk of schizophrenia | The Raw Story

Severe abuse in childhood may triple risk of schizophrenia | The Raw Story | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Children who experience severe forms of abuse are around three times as likely to develop schizophrenia and related psychoses in later life compared with children who do not experience such abuse, according to a study that has brought together psychiatric data from almost 80,000 people.

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A Penny Saved…and no God in sight

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Experience: I tried to 'cure' gay people

Experience: I tried to 'cure' gay people | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
'It never occurred that maybe you are gay because that's just the way you are'...
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The Filthy Moralist

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How the comedian Louis C.K.became America’s unlikely conscience...
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Debunking Christianity: The Era of The Angry Atheist is Over!

The era of the angry atheist is over. Anyone who persists into the future will just be talking to other atheists from now on.

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America’s Christian hypocrisy

America’s Christian hypocrisy | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
The Bible preaches tolerance and liberal economics. So why do its proponents embrace right-wing politics?
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Another Conservative State Fails To Pass ‘Personhood’ Legislation

Another Conservative State Fails To Pass ‘Personhood’ Legislation | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

A proposed “personhood” measure, which would have granted embryos full rights as people starting at the moment of conception, failed without coming up for a vote in the Oklahoma House yesterday, killing the bill for this legislative session

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God saves man named Lord from tornado

God saves man named Lord from tornado | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
There’s an amazingly strident and anti-religous post on Yahoo News, “Tornado survivor vainly claims God saved him,” by Andrew Riggio. 
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Why More Nonbelievers Are Openly Identifying | Psychology Today

Why More Nonbelievers Are Openly Identifying | Psychology Today | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
It's not unusual to hear commentators, especially religious conservatives, dismiss secular activism by citing numbers, pointing out that only one or two percent of Americans identify as atheists.
Though technically correct, such numbers only tell half the story. 
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Are evangelical Christians on another planet?

Are evangelical Christians on another planet? | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: I despair of humanity to see intelligent people turn from reality – but perhaps they just can't ignore the possibilities of other worlds...
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CHART: 17 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Right-Wing Extremism Is Greatest Domestic Terror Threat

CHART: 17 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Right-Wing Extremism Is Greatest Domestic Terror Threat | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

Though the terrorist attack on Oklahoma City happened nearly two decades ago, right-wing extremist terrorism remains a significant domestic threat to American security. The Department of Homeland Security released a report in 2009 stating that the economic and political climate bears important similarities to the conditions of the early 1990s when right-wing extremism experienced a dramatic resurgence.

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Daily Kos: Ohio Republicans move to defund Planned Parenthood

Daily Kos: Ohio Republicans move to defund Planned Parenthood | The Atheism News Magazine | Scoop.it

 Ohio Republicans want to get rid of Planned Parenthood but apparently don't want to get into the kind of trouble Texas did and lose Medicaid funding for women's health altogether. 

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