Why Science Is Not in Conflict with Religion – TheHumanist.com


SCIENCE AND RELIGION have had a long, rich history of conflict, most famously with the case of Galileo, who was found guilty of heresy for discovering one of the basic truths of our solar system.
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Atheist pastor sparks debate by ‘irritating the church into the 21st century’


Can a minister in a Christian church be an atheist? That’s the question facing the United church of Canada as it wrestles with the case of Gretta Vosper
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Prince ‘overdosed on Perocect’ before being found dead at his Paisley Park estat


Prince ‘overdosed a week ago on Percocet taken for a chronic hip problem’: Star suffered for years ‘but refused to get an operation because of his Jehovah’s Witness faith’
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You wouldn’t believe it but atheism is now world’s third biggest ‘faith’ after Christianity and Islam


A study, based on extensive data for the year 2010, also showed Islam and Hinduism are the faiths mostly likely to expand in the future while Judaism has the weakest growth prospects.
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Black Atheists Explain What It’s Like to Be a ‘Double Minority’


We talked to five black atheists about what it’s like to be black in America and reject the the idea of a higher power.
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Religion isn’t growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling


It often seems as though religion is bigger than ever, being at the root of so many of the world’s conflicts, but philosopher and author of Against All Gods Anthony Grayling thinks this is paradoxically a sign that it is in its ‘death throes’.
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Tennessee Repeals Protections For Faith Healing Parents


Secular victory: Tennessee will now prosecute faith healing parents who damage or kill their children by choosing prayer over modern medicine.
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Art or sacrilege? Rutgers removes controversial dartboard Jesus art exhibit | NJ.com


Rutgers officials removed the controversial art piece from the Art Library in New Brunswick Thursday.
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Church and state collide in Puerto Rico • Ateístas de Puerto Rico


That’s how the the Secretary of the Treasury of Puerto Rico, Juan Zaragoza, summed up his position after confirmation that the agency will oversee the churches next May. The Secretary said yesterday that the measure is part of the pilot program that began last year with an audit process of more than 40 non-profit organizations.
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Ignorance is Bliss: Why Religious People Seem Happier Than the “Nones” – TheHumanist.com


A new Pew Research Center study released last week that examines the relationship between religion and everyday activities brought out a number of eye-catching headlines, including “Highly Religious Volunteer More, Lie Less, and Claim to Be Happier” from the Houston Chronicle and “Strongly Religious People are Happier than Non-Religious” by the Christian Daily. The study determined that 40 percent of highly religious adults—defined as those who “pray every day and attend religious services each week”—consider themselves to be “very happy,” compared with 29 percent of less religious adults.
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