Modern Atheism

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How does an anti-consumerist atheist celebrate Christmas?

The good thing about having to explain Christmas to my kids every year is that I get a lot of practice trying to figure out what it means. The twin pillars of the mainstream Caucasian Christmas…http://bit.ly/2DzqMIm

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Courting trouble

Many people find Moore’s alleged sexual assaults disturbing, but the romantic pursuit of teens appears to be an accepted practice in some parts of the fundamentalist Christian community.http://bit.ly/2pgfAxd

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New inquiry may result in criminal charges for hundreds of Catholic clergy

New inquiry may result in criminal charges for hundreds of Catholic clergy. Hundreds of people may be charged with child abuse thanks to a royal commission that advocates say has already helped victims achieve some justice by uncovering the truth. The five-year inquiry has referred 2559 matters to the authorities, mostly the…http://bit.ly/2DhByTN

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Can Celebrity Scientists Change The Way People Think About Science And Religion?

Do people like Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins impact public opinion on how science and religion relate? Tania Lombrozo considers a study on the influence of big-name scientists on the debate.http://n.pr/2yVOs9K

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Atheism Has a Suicide Problem

Depression is a serious problem with in the greater atheist community and far too often, that depression has led to suicide. This is something many of my…http://bit.ly/2iI3lDA

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Failed doomsday predictions turn people off Christianity

Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, has had enough of evangelists making end-of-the-world predictions.http://bit.ly/2zKAu8A

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From Roy Moore To Tax Debate, A Spotlight On Christian Nationalism

Christian nationalists like Senate candidate Moore argue that the United States was established as a Christian nation, to be governed by Christian principles.http://n.pr/2noOXWi

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The evidence about Jesus is weaker than you think

Before the European Enlightenment, virtually all New Testament experts assumed that handed-down stories about Jesus were first recorded by eye witnesses and were largely biographical. That is no longer the case. Assuming that the Jesus stories had their beginnings in one single person rather than a composite of several—or even in mythology itself—he probably was a wandering Jewish teacher...

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Should Children Learn About Religion in Public School?

Do we want our children to learn about world religions as part of their public school education? If so, how might we best accomplish this?http://bit.ly/2iAHxu6

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Roy Moore And The Dangerous Rise Of Christian Nationalism

Don’t be shocked by the allegations against Moore. Subjugation of women and girls is actually his movement’s plan.http://bit.ly/2iBcNcg