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At Occupy Protests, Bearing Witness Without Preaching

At Occupy Protests, Bearing Witness Without Preaching | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
When liberal activists hear “Christian,” they often think “conservative.” So committed Christians at Occupy Wall Street events have different answers to the question, “How Christian should we seem?
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Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage

Archbishop Dolan Prohibits Church From Using Facilities, Services That May Further Same-Sex Marriage | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan has been incredibly vocal in his opposition to marriage equality, repeatedly condemning the rights of same-sex couples under the guise of love and support for the gay community.
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"Behold, It Is Written": The King James Bible at 400

"Behold, It Is Written": The King James Bible at 400 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The King James Version (KJV) of the Bible turns 400 this year, and while the milestone has been lavishly celebrated already, I’d like to add my toast before the party ends. In principle, a good book can always use another recommendation.

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The Confrontational Nature of Coming Out Atheist

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"Greta Christina has written one of the most thought-provoking posts about coming out atheist I've read in awhile. Her central point is that coming out as an atheist (i.e., disclosing our atheism to others) is an inherently oppositional act because it communicates to believers that they are wrong on the god question. For all of us who have been wondering why our very existence seems to agitate the religious so much, I think we may have our answer."

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Evangelical: Why Do Many Evangelicals Get Science From a Creationist?

Lately, Karl Giberson and Randall J. Stephens have spilled some ink trying to convince the world that there is a distinction to be drawn between evangelicalism and fundamentalism. “Fundamentalism appeals to evangelicals who have become convinced that their country has been overrun by a vast secular conspiracy; denial is the simplest and most attractive response to change,” they write in this week’s Times. “Evangelicalism at its best seeks a biblically grounded expression of Christianity that is intellectually engaged, humble and forward-looking. In contrast, fundamentalism is literalistic, overconfident and reactionary.” So fundamentalism is, in their view, spiritually and intellectually stagnant evangelicalism.

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It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet

It's 2011 -- Why Is God Still Involved In American Politics? | Belief | AlterNet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Mormon-bashing directed at Mitt Romney should concern everyone for what it reveals about the undue influence of religion in American elections.
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Major Religions Ranked by Size

This is a listing of the major religions of the world, ranked by number of adherents.
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Debunking Christianity: Ten Ways How To Resist Preaching to the Choir

I have extensively read both atheist and Christian literature, their blogs, journals and books, along with listening to their videos and podcasts. What I have discovered is that most people are preaching to the choir. They do not step inside each others shoes to understand where they are coming from. They do not meet on common ground, assume common assumptions, and common understandings.

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Dumping Satan: It’s Time to Let Go

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The history of Christianity, as atheists are fond of reminding us, is one that has been drenched in blood. Whether religious war, inquisition, or colonial violence, there’s been great evil committed in the name of God.
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Taxpayer Funded ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Tell Jewish Woman To Convert To Christianity Or Go To Hell

Taxpayer Funded ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Tell Jewish Woman To Convert To Christianity Or Go To Hell | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
As ThinkProgress has reported, so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” that claim to help women in need are actually established by anti-abortion activists with the sole objective of shaming women out of having abortions.
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A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist

A More Honest COEXIST Poster | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After my rant about the misguided Christian COEXIST poster, the folks at Truth-Saves made one that’s much more realistic (click on the image for a larger version):

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