All posts by wishx

Tunisian Teenager Allegedly Sent to Mental Institution Because of Her Atheism


Nouhe Bchiny says her father placed her in a mental institution in part because of her atheism. But there are conflicting reports.
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How 140 bills across the country are redefining religious freedom


The Deseret News found 140 bills regarding religious freedom that cover everything from LGBT rights, free speech, health care and adoption, among other topics.
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The Rise of Iraq’s Young Secularists


On Facebook and in the cafés of decimated Mosul, they envision a country free from political Islam. Do they have a shot?
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A Judge Has Ruled Against Atheists Trying to Put Up the Least Offensive Ad Ever


A Pennsylvania judge said a local transit system had every right to reject this ad with the word
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As churches close in Minnesota, a way of life fades


Minnesota’s mainline Christian denominations face unprecedented declines, altering communities and traditions celebrated for generations.
http://strib.mn/2KYvGlv

Atheist Census – Numbers matter. Be counted.

Atheist Census – Numbers matter. Be Counted. Atheist Census is a project of Atheist Alliance International.
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Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists


Challenge came just days after Philippine president called God ‘stupid’
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Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher’s take


The television presenter and the scientist are having an argument about God on Twitter, and Morgan is getting a lot of stick. That’s not fair.
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Here is how Christian homeschooling hurts kids — and leaves some barely literate


My interest in homeschooling was first sparked nearly 20 years ago, when I was a socially awkward adolescent with a chaotic family life. I became close to a conservative Christian homeschooling family that seemed perfect in every way. Through my connection to this family, I was introduced to a whole world of conservative Christian homeschoolers, some of whom we would now consider “Quiverfull” families: homeschooling conservatives who eschew any form of family planning and choose…
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Why millennials are really leaving religion (it’s not just politics, folks)


PRRI data on the rise of the “nones” among young adults in 1986 vs. in 2016. RNS graphic by Jana Riess.
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