Modern Atheism

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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.http://bit.ly/2wVI2re

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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.http://bit.ly/2vMSMmT

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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.http://bit.ly/2xae4Pw

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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” approachhttp://bit.ly/2vtXpHm

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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.http://bit.ly/2vhu4vH

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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 […]http://bit.ly/2wH2g7n

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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 offencehttp://bit.ly/2uMDSO1

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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 Behaviourhttp://go.nature.com/2woAR7A

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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.http://bit.ly/2v7nqKR

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Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort

Which is more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort, or difficult circumstances beyond their control? There’s theology involved in how you answer that.http://wapo.st/2v0Q53R