Modern Atheism

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The Federal Government Must Stop Catholic Hospitals From Harming More Women | American Civil Liberties Union

Unfortunately, it’s increasingly a common story. A woman who is expecting a baby rushes to the hospital knowing that something is going horribly awry. Her heart rate is elevated, and she is bleeding. Sadly, the pregnancy is doomed. Crying and upset, she realizes she needs an abortion because she knows the pregnancy won’t make it to term.   And she...

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Audit of U.S. Catholic church shows sharp spike in sex abuse reports

An annual audit of reports of sexual abuse by members of the U.S. Roman Catholic clergy released on Friday showed sharp increases in the number of new claims and in the value of settlements to victims.http://reut.rs/1U7Oyej

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Exodus: churches lose 11 worshippers for every new member

Mainstream churches are haemorrhaging worshippers around 11 times as fast as they can attract new converts, stark research on the state of faith in Britain shows.http://bit.ly/1WQj7vU

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People of no religion outnumber Christians in England and Wales – study | World news | The Guardian

Proportion of population who identify as having no religion rose from 25% in 2011 to 48.5% in 2014, surveys showhttp://bit.ly/1U7OhYN

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Christian academy in Kansas notifies students they can be expelled for having a gay family member

“In order to attend Trinity Christian Academy in Wichita, Kansas, both parents and students must sign a form that acknowledging (among other things) that they understand they can be expelled if they have an LGBT family member in the home. Not for being an LGBT student at the private Christian school, merely for having an LGBT family member in...

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Interactive map: States of religion

Maine ranks among the states with the least religious residents, although some fast-growing nondenominational churches are challenging that reputation.http://bit.ly/1WLU79c

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The Will to Doubt: Bertrand Russell on Free Thought and Our Only Effective Self-Defense Against Propaganda

“The protection of minorities is vitally important; and even the most orthodox of us may find himself in a minority some day, so that we all have an interest in restraining the tyranny of majorities.”http://bit.ly/1U6GV7Z

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Why a Pentecostal preacher gave up on Jesus and became an atheist activist

“Is it justifiable for a person to be painfully punished eternally for 70 years of sinful behavior? Something wasn’t adding up.”http://bit.ly/1Tzm413

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On the Hill: Congress Includes Nontheists in Legislation Supporting Immigrant Rights – TheHumanist.com

Last week I was proud to participate in an event on Capitol Hill that promoted a new piece of legislation meant to push back against GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to ban Muslim immigration to the United States.http://bit.ly/1TSJR88

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Kachetiendg: Holy Horrors: Religious slaughter through the centuries

The history of religion is a horror story. If anyone doubts it, just review this chronicle of religion’s gore during the last 1,000 years or so:http://bit.ly/1XffnT0