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Study: Better Government Services and Quality of Life Reduce Need for Religion


The better the quality of life your government offers, the less need you have for religion, the study found.
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Losing Friends Over Atheism


Have you lost friends because you are an atheist? I’ve heard enough reports of this happening to make me suspect that it is not an uncommon experience.
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Exorcism by cellphone: Beating the devil in the 21st century


About 200 aspiring exorcists gathered on Monday for a week-long course in casting out demons – including by cellphone if necessary – amid increased demand for the service among Roman Catholics.
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American Atheists Answers Follow-Up Questions After the Firing of Its President


I spoke with American Atheists about a number of questions that have been raised since the firing of president David Silverman.
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Millennials are fleeing organized religion as Christian hypocrisy becomes impossible to ignore


I think we can safely say that President Donald Trump has changed American politics forever. He won the White House with no political experience, didn’t release his tax returns, and the extent to which Russia was involved in tilting the election is still under investigation. In the midst of all of Trump’s deception and corruption, there’s one rule he had to follow: yielding to the word of God. This article originally appeared on Salon Be a good person by treating others…
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NHS appoints humanist to lead chaplaincy team


Lindsay van Dijk will help meet demand for non-religious pastoral care in Buckinghamshire
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WATCH: Christian author tells followers to not vaccinate their kids because “there’s nothing in the Bible” about it


A Christian author recently told her followers on Facebook to avoid taking vaccines because they were never mentioned anywhere in the Bible. Per Patheos, Christian wellness author Brittney Kara last week posted a video to her Facebook account that took Christians to task for vaccinating their children. “There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about vaccines,” she says. “So, just want you guys to think about that. So if God knew in the future that…
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Religious and supernatural belief linked with poor understanding of the physical world


A study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology suggests that believers struggle to understand the physical world.
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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Christian Group’s Case Involving Giant Cross in MI


Christians sued the city of Grand Haven (Michigan) to put a giant cross back up, and today marked the final nail in their coffin.
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Victory For Florida’s Church-State Separation Advocates: State Constitution’s Religious Freedom Provision Remains Intact


Americans United activists in Florida got a tremendous and welcome surprise last week when two harmful proposals to amend Florida’s Constitution failed to advance. This group of AU leaders campaigned to protect the No-Aid Provision and another provision that protects public education.
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