Monthly Archive: June 2016

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Penn Jillette: Atheists, stand up and be counted – CNN.com

Candidates, take note: Your Bible-thumping bona fides don’t sell to America’s growing number of atheists, says Penn Jillette.http://cnn.it/1r4Lusb

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Judge Sentences Catholic to 12 Weeks of Baptist Church Services: Creative Ruling or Illegal Action?

Spoiler alert: it’s the latter. A courtroom isn’t a place for judges to advance their religious views.http://bit.ly/1sqUqsW

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10 facts about atheists | Pew Research Center

Here’s what we know about self-described atheists and their beliefs.http://pewrsr.ch/1TYcB2p

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Politicians ignore Reason Rally at their peril

A glass-half-full assessment of the secular movement shows a level of progress and momentum that promises to make it harder for politicians to disregard, writes Tom Krattenmaker.http://bit.ly/1sqOLTO

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Freedom from Religion Foundation sues Congress for forbidding a secular invocation « Why Evolution Is True

On May 5, the unconstitutional National Day of Prayer, the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) filed suit against the U.S. Congress, the office of the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, and the entire United States of America, arguing that FFRF co-President Dan Barker had illegally been denied his right to offer a secular invocation to…http://bit.ly/1XQQopB

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Boy Scouts, Unitarians, and Atheists

I was pleased when I heard last year that the President of the Boy Scouts of America, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, called for anhttp://bit.ly/1TQ1Fab

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Ten Books That Will Make You an Anti-Theist | Godless Mama

I don’t think there is any doubt that in the aggregate, religion – not just belief without evidence, but organized, capital-R Religion – has historically been and continues to be a bane to humanity.  One of the reasons this realization escapes so many people is the cultural deference to religion and its ubiquitous portrayal as…http://bit.ly/22xDT2W