Monthly Archive: February 2016

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‘Strange Gods’ Chronicles The History Of Secularism And Conversion : NPR

Journalist Susan Jacoby tells Fresh Air that more than half of Americans will change religion at least once in their adult life time. Her new book is Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion.http://n.pr/1UawyEj

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A Discussion About the Best Way to End Government-Sponsored Promotion of Religion

His approach isn’t the one I’d choose for myself. But it gets results.http://bit.ly/1UascwK

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Bible-as-science-reference bill in Idaho | NCSE

Idaho’s Senate Bill 1321 (PDF), introduced on February 12, 2016, and referred to the Senate Committee on State Affairs, would, if enacted, permit the use of the Bible in Idaho’s public schools “for reference purposes to further the study of” a variety of topics, including “astronomy, biology, [and] geology.”http://bit.ly/1R8ahUH

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Mississippi Republican Lawmaker Pushes Bill That Would Allow The Teaching Of Creationism In Science Classes

“To say that creationism as a theory is any less valuable than any other theory that nobody can scientifically prove I just think is being close-minded.”http://huff.to/1U6FFWr

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Ted Cruz Surrogate Tells MSNBC ‘Separation of Church and State is a Myth’ | Mediaite

For Americans worried about the possibility of a presidency that conflicts with their own faith, or lack thereof, the Ted Cruz campaign has news for you: thathttp://bit.ly/1U6FaLV

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How One Religion Normalizes Crazy Talk

It would be difficult to overstate the political impact of the recent passing of Antonin Scalia, who was undoubtedly the most colorful and outspoken conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. The effort to fill the vacancy created by his departure may very well dominate the next year in American politics, a year in which tensions are already at...

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In the beginning… was atheism

Earliest evidence for atheism predates Jesus by at least 500 years, Cambridge professor argueshttp://bit.ly/1WpEAaN

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How The American Religious Right Is Making The Middle East Peace Process Impossible

“He said basically, ‘We’ve got the Bible. That’s our proof.’ He’s right.”http://bit.ly/1OcSrLH

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Local religious leaders voice support for “Pastor Protection Act”

Pastors who decline to perform same-sex marriages would be protected from lawsuits if a bill known as the Ohio Pastor Protection Act becomes law.http://bit.ly/1okQrwi

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God is not a prude: This is why religion remains so sex-obsessed, why we pretend Jesus was born of a virgin

Adulterous televangelists. Contraception-denying pro-lifers. Here’s the science behind religion’s fear of sexhttp://bit.ly/1KjxKTH