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Religion could die out as world’s population gets richer, evolutionary scientists claim

A wealthier population could mean the end of religion, according to evolutionary scientists. The group of academics suggest the world’s major religions, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism, emerged as an evolutionary response to the differences in lifestyle between wealthy elites and other, poorer, communities.http://ind.pn/1WY4kh0

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They Must Be the Least Belligerent Drunks Ever

Their website has some hilarious products.http://bit.ly/1ObZYkJ

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Arkansas man planned to hang 7 mayors over Common Core and overthrow US with ‘Christian army’

A Mineral Springs man was taken back into custody after a judge ruled he was a threat to the community for mailing threatening letters to lawmakers over Common Core standards in the schools, reports Arkansas Online.http://bit.ly/1ObXKC4

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I’ll believe in God – but on on one condition | New Humanist

Laurie Taylor reminisces about the arguments he’s had with true believers.http://bit.ly/1T6K6Cg

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Mississippi Police Want to Arrest the Satanists Who Turn Dead People Gay | VICE | United States

Just over a week ago the Satanic Temple, unwavering disciples of the Prince of Darkness and aspiring adopt-a-highway participants, performed a Pink Mass over the grave of Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps Jr.'s mom. On Monday, the chief of the Meridian PD said that they are “in the process of constructing affidavits” and “will have [the satanists] arrested...

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A New Documentary Will Investigate the Social Stigma and Civil Rights Aspects of Atheism

That trailer was hard to watch… and harder to ignore.http://bit.ly/1WgKFuj

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Christians force driver to change beastly number plate

A driver who bought his number plate VI6SIX in memory of his late dad has been forced to scrap it by Christians who claim the beastly number is satanic. [Ed: even if he was a Satanist, so what? Leave him alone to do his thing.]http://bit.ly/1QV0uy8

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Rampant religious persecution against atheists | Richard Dawkins Foundation

Should it be a crime to deny the existence of God? In the Russian city of Stavropol, Viktor Krasnov, a 38-year-old man, faces trial, charged with publicly insulting Orthodox Church believers by supporting atheism in social media. For proclaiming in a heated Internet exchange “there is no God,” Krasnov was confined for a month to a local hospital for...

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Watchdog finds much larger Catholic influence on U.S. hospitals | Grand Forks Herald

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A growing number of U.S. hospitals are now owned or affiliated withCatholic health institutions that restrict procedures such as sterilizations…http://bit.ly/21FDStm

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Three Warning Signs That Village Atheism Is Your New Religion – TheHumanist.com

I recently came across an open attempt to “diss” secular social justice activism. In the interest of not igniting some kind of flame war, I’ll just say that the author’s intent was clear but the reasoning vacillated between simplistic and specious.http://bit.ly/1T4Y5bU