Look: Bible-bearing bank robber sought in Nashville – UPI.com


Authorities are seeking to identify a man who robbed a Nashville bank while armed with only a Bible.
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What Not to Say to an Atheist | Healthy Life


Spirituality comes in many forms. But, for atheists, spirituality can be a lot more complex and doesn’t revolve around the traditional God or other higher power that most of us believe in. Too often people believe that atheists will “change their ways” if they’re just convinced of the existence of god, and so atheists are subjected to incessant lectures by well-meaning individuals. Believe me, atheists have heard all of the arguments before
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Secular Summit 4.0 – Center for Inquiry


The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.
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0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals | Icelandmag


Iceland seems to be on its way to becoming an even more secular nation, according to a new poll. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it had been created by God.
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Nigeria (with 70% living in poverty) Unveils Largest Jesus Statue in Africa. | United Humanists


The largest statue of Jesus in Africa was unveiled on Friday in the country of Nigeria, with hundreds of spectators present. According to Christian Today, the statue is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs 40 tons. It has…
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Does Believing in God Make You Dumb? | TestTube


Are you a dummy for believing in God? There’s a new study out whose authors claim to have found a correlation between religion and a lower IQ. Trace looks at the science behind their claims.
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Atheist Delivers Invocation at Oak Ridge (TN) City Council, Only to Be Cut Off by Mayor


At Monday’s Oak Ridge City Council meeting in Tennessee, Aleta Ledendecker of the Rationalists of East Tennessee became the first atheist to deliver an invocation address there.

But not every council member was there to hear it, and Ledendecker wasn’t even able to deliver the full speech because the Mayor cut her off early
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Atheism is an old boys’ club. More women should admit to being Godless


The trouble with the atheist movement, of which I consider myself a part, is that sometimes it just looks far too much like religion.
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Religious Belief, Naturally Selected – with John C. Wathey | Point of Inquiry


Throughout history, humans have looked to religion to explain why the world is the way it is. Thanks to the development of science, we now have more concrete ways of understanding the world, ways that do not rely on faith. Despite our progress, however, in 2016 faith and religion are still considered to be prime ways of knowing for billions of people.
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Michael Newdow Has Filed Another Lawsuit to Remove “In God We Trust” from U.S. Currency


The federal lawsuit, which was filed in Akron, Ohio, may be unique for relying not on the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, but on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). In essence, Newdow takes the same argument used by Hobby Lobby to get out of covering contraception for its employees and says that the U.S. Treasury can’t push God onto atheists without a “compelling governmental interest,” which he believes they don’t have.
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