Monthly Archive: December 2015

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Boca Raton father, son sue school district for not teaching evolution | Local News – Home

A Boca Raton father and son have filed a lawsuit claiming the Palm Beach County school board isn’t teaching the theory of evolution.http://bit.ly/1k6m7m4

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You don’t have to be religious to revel in the holiday season – LA Times

I’m not a believer in God, but that’s never stopped me from reveling in holiday cheer. Jewish by birth, I’ve never met a latke I didn’t love. I’ve found that lighting a menorah and attending a midnight Mass afford me an opportunity to meditate on the humanist values I hold dear: inclusiveness,…http://lat.ms/1UFEFH9

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A Christmas Song for Atheists About Keeping the Merry and Dumping the Myth

Peter D’Angelo, a composer who normally creates music for TV and film, put together a Christmas song for atheists. It’s called “Keep the Merry, Dump the Myth”http://bit.ly/1UEYs9P

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Christians announce new Bible installment as Christmas overshadowed by Star Wars

Leading figures in the Christian Church have today revealed plans to reboot their biggest hit, ‘The Bible’, as they look to be overshadowed by rival franchise Star Wars this winter.http://bit.ly/1Ibcoqs

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Here are 5 reasons to suspect Jesus never existed

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are “mythologized history.” In other words, based on the evidence available they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity.http://bit.ly/1k2pHO9

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City of Orange pulling nativity scene after atheists demand equa – 12 News

The City of Orange Monday announced it will remove a Nativity scene Christmas decoration from city hall after receiving a request from an atheist organization to put up a sign.http://bit.ly/1Ounu6l

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Why are we humans so prone to believing spooky nonse…

Human beings are remarkably prone to supernatural beliefs and, in particular, to beliefs in invisible agents – beings that, like us, act on the basis of their beliefs and desires, but that, unlike us, aren’t usually visible to the naked eye. Belie…http://bit.ly/1O30VFn

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10 Best Things About Being an Atheist on Christmas | Alternet

When it comes to wrapping paper, travel and movies, the holidays can be a special time even for non-believers.http://bit.ly/1Nmgpac

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NeuroLogica Blog » We Need Both Science and Critical Thinking

A recent commentary published in the New Scientist addresses the issue of scientific literacy and civic decision-making. The author notes: We have a long…http://bit.ly/1Nmg5IH

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Ancient Mythic Origins of the Christmas Story | ValerieTarico.com

Valerie Tarico interviews Dr. Tony Nugent, scholar of world religions. Dr. Nugent is a symbologist, an expert in ancient symbols. He taught at Seattle University for fifteen years in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and is an ordained Presbyterian minister. Tarico: Many Americans have heard that December 25 was a birthday of Roman gods…http://bit.ly/1Qpmh6v