12 Things Not to Say to Grieving Nonbelievers


Some of these are offensive even to those with religious belief.
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Secretly seduced by science, Hasidic atheists lead a double life


Seduced by science and rationalism, yet tied to their families and communities, Hasidic atheists opt for a double life
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Is Facebook Deleting Atheist Pages? Yes — Thanks To Harassment Campaigns By Some Muslim Groups


Facebook has been deleting some atheist pages, leading to heavy criticism of the social media giant and energizing atheists in the North Africa and Middle East
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When Leaving Religion Costs You Everything


Despite the rapid growth in the number of atheists, losing your faith can also cost you a job, your friends, and your family.
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Texas Court Says Citizens Can Skip Education If They Believe The Rapture Is Coming (DETAILS)


On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled in favor of a family accused of not teaching their children anything because they were waiting to be “raptured.”
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Montreal Catholic Church Forbids Priests From Being Alone With Children


In recognition of a problem, the Montreal Catholic archdiocese forbids priests from being alone with children.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/06/montreal-catholic-church-forbids-priests-from-being-alone-with-children/

Montreal Catholic Church Forbids Priests From Being Alone With Children


In recognition of a problem, the Montreal Catholic archdiocese forbids priests from being alone with children.
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2016/06/montreal-catholic-church-forbids-priests-from-being-alone-with-children/

Sacred Matters | On Being Spiritual but Not Religious: Past, Present, Future(s)


Recent Pew polls tell us that over 20% of the U.S. population and over 70% of the 19-28 year old crowd self-describe as being “spiritual but not religious.” That is significant, and it perks the interest of scholars of religion. But what does “being spiritual but not religious” mean? It’s on dating sites, so it must be something! But is it clear-cut and easy to identify, or is it more like what Gertrude Stein once said about Oakland, California, namely: “There is no there there.” It’s a good question. In this and the next two sections we’ll shed some light on the spiritual but not religious movement (SBNRM) and on “being” spiritual but not religious (BSBNR). Lets start with the easy.
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Egyptian Islamic Leader: The World is Less Religious Because Atheists Are Too Damn Reasonable


Sheik Ahmad Al-Tayyeb who heads up Egypt’s Sunni-affiliated Al-Azhar University, said on a TV show recently that atheists are undermining the Islamic world.
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A Bishop In The Exam Room: When Faith Dictates Health Care Instead Of Science | ThinkProgress


“I think it is incredibly difficult to understand what limits we have available.”
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