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The secular festival where kids will walk on water

The secular festival where kids will walk on water | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Camp Quest is more than just the secular answer to Vacation Bible School. Some even say that such comparisons are false, or not useful. But they aren’t the boss of me!

At the upcoming Rock Beyond Belief festival, Amy Monsky from Camp Quest South Carolina is going to be running the show for the children’s activities. One of the things being offered is bound to teach a lasting lesson.

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Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ's authentic burial robe - Telegraph

Italian study claims Turin Shroud is Christ's authentic burial robe  - Telegraph | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Just days before Christmas, a new study has emerged that suggests that one of Christianity's most prized but mysterious relics – the Turin Shroud – is not a medieval forgery but could be the authentic burial robe of Christ.
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Church sex abuse widespread – and leaders knew about it - Scotsman.com

Thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to stop it or help victims because they feared sparking scandals, according to a long-awaited report published yesterday.

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Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan'

Mich. Residents Receive Letter Calling Christmas Lights 'Pagan' | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
From Yahoo!: Homeowners in Hudsonville, Mich., have been singled out for displaying what an anonymous letter-writer calls “pagan” lights and decorations on their properties.
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David Cameron Criticised By Richard Dawkins For Comments To Clergy On Christianity | UK News | Sky News

David Cameron Criticised By Richard Dawkins For Comments To Clergy On Christianity | UK News | Sky News | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Prime Minister David Cameron has been criticised by leading atheist author Richard Dawkins for suggesting that a revival of traditional Christian values could counteract Britain's "moral collapse".
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25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat

25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After Christopher Hitchens passed away, the title of his book, “God Is Not Great,” started trending on Twitter. Here's how some people, mostly “Christians,” reacted.

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The faith (and doubts) of our fathers

The faith (and doubts) of our fathers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The founders’ genius lay in their willingness to cast doubt on fixed ways of thinking inherited from the past.
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Cops Tells Israeli Woman To Move To The Back Of The Bus - FailedMessiah.com

Cops Tells Israeli Woman To Move To The Back Of The Bus - FailedMessiah.com | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A woman passenger on a public bus from Ashdod to Jerusalem Friday was told by a haredi male passenger to move to the back of the bus. The man held the door of the bus open and would not allow it to move for approximately 30 minutes. Police came and asked the woman to move to the back of the bus, even though the law says she does not have to. She refused.

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Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB

Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Air Force changes mind, atheist holiday display now welcome at Travis AFB...
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In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change

In Leesburg, holiday displays bring controversy and change | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

A crèche and a Christmas tree used to be the only holiday displays on the Loudoun County Courthouse grounds. Then came the atheists and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

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Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
'The one word that comes to mind when I think of my brother is "courage".
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Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison

Warren Jeffs , paedophile preacher, writes rulebook for sect followers from prison | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Jeffs, 55, is serving a life prison term in Texas after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he wed as spiritual brides when they were 12 and 14 years old.
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In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

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Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery

Bishop's child porn collection included Catholic imagery | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Child pornography in the collection of disgraced Catholic bishop Raymond Lahey included graphic images of young boys wearing crucifixes and rosary beads, a Crown prosecutor told a judge Tuesday.
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Gingrich vows to arrest judges who don't toe the Christian party line.

Gingrich vows to arrest judges who don't toe the Christian party line. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Republican hyper-emphasis on "Christian Values" recently took a sharp turn and landed squarely on fascist police state.
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Irreverent atheists crowdsource charitable giving

Irreverent atheists crowdsource charitable giving | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheist bloggers have shown their charitable side by swarming to donate money to Doctors Without Borders, in what turned into the humanitarian agency's biggest online fundraiser.

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Rogue Catholic Group Vandalizes Anglican Church Billboard | Friendly Atheist

Rogue Catholic Group Vandalizes Anglican Church Billboard | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

“This is Satanic, this is the ultimate Satanic attack, when Lucifer attacks his worst enemy, the Blessed Virgin. This particular church — so called — is run by a gay, feminist-type lobby. They claim to be Christian and yet they put up a blasphemous image of the Blessed Virgin, attacking her virginity and the fact that she was the mother of Christ, the God-Man.”

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Dan Dennett's response to Rick Warren | Video on TED.com

Philosopher Dan Dennett calls for religion -- all religion -- to be taught in schools, so we can understand its nature as a natural phenomenon. Then he takes on The Purpose-Driven Life, disputing its claim that, to be moral, one must deny evolution.

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10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism

10 Things You Miss About Christian Fundamentalism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

So you used to be a Christian fundamentalist, but now you’ve been born again in the fires of hell and baptized in the cold water of atheism. Congratulations. And while you appreciate all your new free time and ability to think through a situation without superstitiously invoking a deity or fleeing to church, there are also some things you miss about your old faith…

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God didn’t kill Christopher Hitchens

God didn’t kill Christopher Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The Internet decides death is evidence against atheism...
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Hitchens cleared space for real debate

Hitchens cleared space for real debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Discovering the master essayist carried the sort of thrill early explorers must have felt when they found uncharted continents...
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Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism

Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
On 7 October, I recorded a long conversation with Christopher Hitchens in Houston, Texas, for the Christmas edition of New Statesman which I was guest-editing.
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Christopher Hitchens – Collected Articles, Memories, and Obituaries

A collection of articles, memories and obituaries by and about Christopher Hitchens.

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How We All Pay For the Huge Tax Privileges Granted to Religion - It's Time to Tax the Church

How We All Pay For the Huge Tax Privileges Granted to Religion - It's Time to Tax the Church | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Beside Wall Street bankers and stock traders, there's another group of the mega-wealthy that's often overlooked. By some estimates, the property tax exemption alone removes $100 billion in property from U.S. tax rolls, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.

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Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR

Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The influential writer and cultural critic died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus.
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