Monthly Archive: May 2016

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The Will to Doubt: Bertrand Russell on Free Thought and Our Only Effective Self-Defense Against Propaganda

“The protection of minorities is vitally important; and even the most orthodox of us may find himself in a minority some day, so that we all have an interest in restraining the tyranny of majorities.”http://bit.ly/1U6GV7Z

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Why a Pentecostal preacher gave up on Jesus and became an atheist activist

“Is it justifiable for a person to be painfully punished eternally for 70 years of sinful behavior? Something wasn’t adding up.”http://bit.ly/1Tzm413

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On the Hill: Congress Includes Nontheists in Legislation Supporting Immigrant Rights – TheHumanist.com

Last week I was proud to participate in an event on Capitol Hill that promoted a new piece of legislation meant to push back against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the United States.http://bit.ly/1TSJR88

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Kachetiendg: Holy Horrors: Religious slaughter through the centuries

The history of religion is a horror story. If anyone doubts it, just review this chronicle of religion’s gore during the last 1,000 years or so:http://bit.ly/1XffnT0

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Religion fading, secularism increasing globally

The latest research on worldwide trends shows that religious beliefs are deteriorating, while those adhering to a secular belief system devoid of God are on the rise.http://bit.ly/1TSif2P

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Christian Pastor Tells Dubious Story of Defeating Atheist in a Debate in Under Two Minutes

I don’t believe this debate even happened.http://bit.ly/1TBoGYp

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Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

An ongoing spate of recent studies – looking at various countries around the world – all show the same thing: religion is in decline. From Scandinavia to…http://bit.ly/1ZJHglm

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No, Everything Does Not Happen for a Reason. Thank God for That. | Big Think

“Everything happens for a reason” is my very least favorite thing for someone to say. It is bad philosophy, bad theology, bad thinking, and bad advice. It manages to combine the maximum of ignorance with the maximum of arrogance.http://bit.ly/1YlYGUR

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 As the Religious Right Forces the Gospel Into Public Schools, Some Parents Are Opting to Homeschool | Richard Dawkins Foundation

One Friday afternoon, Betty Ogletree’s daughter RaMae came home in tears. “I can’t do this anymore,” RaMae cried, as Ogletree remembers it. RaMae was a straight-A fourth grader at Watauga Elementary School, a public K-5 in the bucolic town of Abingdon in southwest Virginia. But in a community where most families trumpeted their conservative Christianity, she was marked as...

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California State Senate Candidate Steve Hill: I’m An Atheist and Organizer for The Satanic Temple

He’s running on wholesome Satanic values.http://bit.ly/1TETJSS