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Trump’s Call For A National Day Of Prayer Divides Rather Than Unites

We’ve watched from afar the devastation and tragedy brought by Hurricane Harvey to the Gulf Coast of Texas. Our hearts are with those who are just beginning the recovery process. As difficult as the past week has been, there is some comfort in watching, as we often do, Americans coming together to aid those in the area through donations and volunteering.

Rather than focus on what has brought everyone together, however, President Donald Trump today held a press event in the Oval Office with a bevy of religious fundamentalist leaders and signed a proclamation declaring Sunday as a National Day of Prayer. (Texas governor Greg Abbott issued a similar proclamation.)
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“Calling Bullshit” Is the College Course for Our Times – Here’s How You Can Take It Online


A college course on how to recognize “bullshit” addresses fake news, memes, clickbaiting and misleading advertising.
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The most atheist countries in the world in one map


Religions make out a great part of the culture of a country, but what about the countries that don’t believe? Here are the most atheist countries, mapped.
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The Hypocrisy of Religious Leaders Like Joel Osteen Is a Major Reason Why Americans Are Fleeing the Church


The Houston pastor has raked in millions but had to be shamed into opening his doors to Harvey’s victims. On Monday, millionaire pastor Joel Osteen taught more Americans via his actions than he’ll ever do in a sermon. At least initially, Osteen refused to open the doors of his Houston megachurch to people displaced by Tropical Storm Harvey.
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Study: Katharine Hayhoe is successfully convincing doubtful evangelicals about climate change


Dana Nuccitelli: A new study finds that a lecture from evangelical climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe successfully educates evangelical college students, validating the “trusted sources” approach
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Iceland Bans American Televangelists


Iceland bans American televangelists. This small country picks a big fight with American televangelists.At stake is the soul of a country.
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Atheists Do Got Songs: Lots of ‘Em


In 2010 actor and comedian Steve Martin performed his satirical “Atheists Don’t Have No Songs” with the Steep Canyon Rangers at music festivals. It became a YouTube hit after audience members used their smart phones to capture the performances and became popular enough for late night host David Letterman to invite them to perform the […]
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Melbourne archbishop says he’d rather go to jail than report child abuse heard in confession


Denis Hart says ‘communication with God is of a higher order’ after child sex abuse inquiry calls for failure to report to become a criminal offence
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Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists | Nature Human Behaviour


Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists | Nature Human Behaviour
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Bishop: Church “abandons” the poor because clergy won’t leave middle-class areas with trendy coffee shops


The Church is “abandoning” the poor because middle-class clergy are unwilling to move away from “trendy coffee shops”, a bishop has said.
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