Modern Atheism

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What It’s Like to Be Black and Atheist

African-Americans are statistically the most religious group in the U.S. Leaving that community can be extremely hard, and carry a heavy price.http://thebea.st/2fuZPgS

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Maria Konnikova on the Opportunism of Con Men, Cults, and Organized Religion

Psychologist and writer Maria Konnikova looks at the mechanisms of human nature that have allowed con artists, religious authorities, and cult leaders to prevail for thousands of years.http://bit.ly/2fT1XeX

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Catholic bishops apologize for role in Rwanda genocide

“A church statement acknowledged on Sunday its members planned, aided, and executed the genocide, in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed by Hutu hardliners.”http://bit.ly/2fSYHQD

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Weaning People off Religious Belief Is a Sales and Marketing Problem

One day, people will look back on humanity’s religious past and laugh, says skeptic and science writer Michael Shermer.http://bit.ly/2fBLaz8

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And Then There Were Nones: How Millennials’ Flight From Religion is Transforming American Politics

In 1979, Jerry Falwell launched the Moral Majority, a “pro-family” lobby group for evangelical Christians that was aimed at thwarting the secular forces set in motion by the counterculture of the 1960s. In a speech at the time, Falwell told a crowd of fellow evangelicals that America didn’t really have a Bible Belt. Rather, he bellowed from his podium...

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The Atheist Population is Growing – Here are the Top 10 Benefits of Being an Atheist – think24x7

In spite of the fact that the correct number is difficult to bind, an expected 13% of the world population, identifies as atheist (non-believers). While accepting or not having confidence in a God is a difficult individual decision, there is a developing collection of evidence that focuses to specific advantages of being an atheist.http://bit.ly/2fZQT0e

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Bangladesh considering dropping Islam as state religion, according to senior minister | The Independent

Government officials in Bangladesh are considering dropping Islam as the country’s national religion after a senior politician claimed Bangladeshi people have embraced “a force of secularism”. Dr Abdur Razzak, a leading member of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League party, proposed the religion be withdrawn from the country’s constitution during a discussion at the National Press Club in the capital Dhaka.http://ind.pn/2fvY6Xn

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Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in U.S. History

While Trump has flip-flopped on a variety of issues, Pence has been a reliable stalwart in the cause of Christian jihad — never wavering in his commitment to America-First militarism, the criminalizing of abortion, and utter hatred for gay people.http://bit.ly/2fX2gWG

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To the Man Handing Out Bibles at School This Week

After reading this explosive little book, I applaud your courage.http://bit.ly/2fPymn9

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Atheist activist launches new political party in response to Donald Trump's victory

Activist and author David G. McAfee has announced the re-formation of the Party of Reason and Progress (PORP) which he originally launched in 2010.http://bit.ly/2fniji6