Modern Atheism

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Holy Bible on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries

NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible. “You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible,...

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The mouse messiah bringing salvation to India’s atheists – BBC News

They worship a cartoon mouse who wears a superhero costume, but devotees of India’s Dinkoist movement have a serious message.http://bbc.in/1qNrLOj

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Why Ireland must get rid of its disgraceful blasphemy law | Media | The Guardian

A woman is facing execution in Pakistan, a country which cites the Irish constitution’s prohibition on insulting religion as ‘best practice’http://bit.ly/1Q4GYP8

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Time for Secular Voters to Flex our Muscle — Medium

Now that the Bible Belters have had their say, there’s no better time for secular voters to flex our collective muscle a…http://bit.ly/1oSxCzT

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Guest Post: At Camp Quest I Learned I’m Not Alone

The following is a guest post by Jaime Isham. Jaime was a first year volunteer counselor at Camp Quest Oklahoma, Camp Quest Kansas City, and Camp Quest West SoCal in 2015. In this guest post she writes about #WhyWeCQ. Fill out this quick form if you’re interested in more information about volunteering for Camp Quest after reading about Jaime’s...

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Bangladeshi al Qaeda declares war on atheists – CNN.com

Officials are investigating a claim of responsibility by al Qaeda’s wing in South Asia for the machete murder of a secular blogger in Dhaka on Wednesday.http://cnn.it/20w5uR9

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Out of ‘religious freedom’ push, a clear pattern emerges | MSNBC

North Carolina’s controversial HB 2 is far from the only measure of its kind, and it likely won’t be the last. Here’s what you need to know.http://on.msnbc.com/1N4QO94

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Fox guest: Keep discrimination legal because Bible tells businesses not to hire atheists

A former Department of Justice official went on Fox & Friends over the weekend to discuss the passage of a Madison, Wisconsin city ordinance that prohibits businesses from discriminating against atheists.http://bit.ly/1N4QKq6

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State funding church: 93 percent of ‘scholarship program’ vouchers go to religious schools

In this year alone the state of North Carolina has spent $12 million on what they refer to as Opportunity Scholarships, which exist to help lower income families move their children from public to private schools. Of that $12 million, approximately $11 million has gone to faith-based schools and only $800,000 to secular schools.http://bit.ly/20w4DQq

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Americans Have No Clue What Percent of Democrats Are Atheist or Agnostic

No wonder evangelical Christians always think they’re persecuted. “Given all the talk about religion and politics on this site, here’s a fair question: What percent of Republicans are evangelical Christians? The correct answer is about 34.3%, but odds are you said something much higher.”http://bit.ly/1MpwX4G