My Atheism Will Not Be Politically Correct


Or: Shit Atheists Say To Make Believers Comfortable.
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Richard Dawkins: Religion Is a Meme and Religious Beliefs Are “Mind-Parasites”


Work on “memes” by Richard Dawkins provides insight on the spread of thought viruses.
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Fewer Americans are practicing religion


Americans have less faith in organized religion than they did nearly a decade ago, a new study shows.

A staggering 21 percent of those surveyed said they don’t practice a “formal religion” — up from the 15 percent who said that in 2008, according to Gallup

“Religion is losing influence in society,” according to Gallup, which did not offer a reason for the decline. “This may be a short-term phenomenon or an indication of a more lasting pattern.”

Overall, 74 percent of Americans identified as Christian and 2.1 percent said they were Jewish; 1.8 percent said they were Mormon and .8 identified as Muslim, according to the pollsters.

Everyone else either claimed to be “none/ atheist / agnostic” or gave no response at all, researchers said.

The number of true believers has dropped dramatically since the 1940s and 1950s, when less than 3 percent said they practiced no formal religion.
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Belief in God plunges after torrid year


Atheism surges as Brits stop saving a prayer for a higher power
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7 Ways Christianity Teaches Arrogance – Godless Mom


Discussions from an atheist perspective from a godless mom. Topics include religion, law, current events and parenting.
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With A Pen Stroke President Obama Protects Non-Believers from Religious Republicans


Freedom of religion isn’t just about the right to practice religion. It’s about the right to have your own views about religion including being agnostic and atheistic.
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Atheism as the Repudiation of One’s Family Values


For many religious parents, a child coming out as an atheist is perceived as a thorough rejection of their entire value system. No wonder they sometimes react poorly.
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A Growing Number of Scholars Are Questioning the Historic Existence of Jesus


One radical notion is that the story of Jesus was a type of psychological warfare to pacify the Jews.
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Kids Are Leaving Catholicism Because They See Atheism As “Smart” and Faith as a “Fairy Tale”


Even kids know not to believe religious lies.
http://bit.ly/2idBN6R

Saudi Arabia to ‘inoculate’ children against Westernisation, atheism and liberalism


Saudi Arabia is launching a programme to “inoculate” children against Westernisation, atheism, liberalism and secularism. They were listed as threats to “ideological security”, ahead of the danger from extremist groups including Isis and al-Qaeda and sectarianism.
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