Monthly Archive: December 2015

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Freedom of Thought Report | Documenting discrimination against the non-religious around the world

The Freedom of Thought Report is an annual survey on discrimination and persecution against non-religious people in countries around the world. The latest report is available free to download.http://bit.ly/1I40sa3

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How Well Do You Know Religion? – The New York Times

This is a time that tests our fundamental values.http://nyti.ms/1Mak2Mu

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Conservatives Call For ‘Religious Freedom,’ But For Whom? : NPR

Republican presidential candidates decry what they call a “war on faith.” Religious conservatives say they face anti-Christian bigotry. But the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment reveals a double standard.http://n.pr/1I1gpOb

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Biblical Studies — An Incredible Interactive Chart of Biblical Contradictions

Preachers or biblical studies scholars say that the Bible contains no contradictions. They’re afraid to challenge their own beliefs. They’re wrong.http://bit.ly/1Z3wHdz

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Non-religious North Carolina mayor takes his oath while holding a copy of the Constitution

When Franklin, North Carolina mayor Bob Scott was sworn into his second term this week, the self-identified Humanist decided to honor his belief in the Separation of Church and State. Scott was not sworn in on the bible, but instead took his oath on a copy of the Constitution.http://bit.ly/1IJStib

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Which Holiday Do You Celebrate in December? – TheHumanist.com

Humanists may no longer belong to a traditional religious group, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy holiday celebrations! Do you celebrate a secular version of Christmas or Hanukkah? Do you have plans to attend a HumanLight or Winter Solstice party? Tell us how you celebrate during the month of December and take our poll below!http://bit.ly/1IJShzv

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Ted Cruz uses faith freely on campaign trail

Ted Cruz has made religion a key part of his campaign.http://usat.ly/1IJOOAW

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Atheists Booked Space in the Nebraska Capitol Early, Crowding Out a Nativity Until After Christmas

Atheists Booked Space in the Nebraska Capitol Early, Crowding Out a Nativity Until After Christmashttp://bit.ly/1Z38nsi

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Critical thinking is needed throughout life, not just in science | New Scientist

We define scientific literacy too narrowly: the tools of science are applicable to everything from economics to terrorismhttp://bit.ly/1lSfhlB

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Jesus Who? The Historical Record Gives No Clue

The historians of the 1st and 2nd centuries were barely aware of the Jewish messianic sect of Christianity and wrote nothing about Jesus Christ. The few mentions that exist are forgeries.http://bit.ly/1RGNTTU