Modern Atheism

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Canada Shuts Down Its Office of Religious Freedom

The victim was barely three years old.http://bit.ly/23jlo6x

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Danish Atheists Are Helping People Avoid Paying a Church Tax; Religious Leaders Are Freaking Out

The exodus is already costing the Church $1.3 million/year.http://bit.ly/22iyRWv

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Oklahoma is a Step Closer to Putting an Illegal Ten Commandments Monument on Capitol Grounds

Last month, the Oklahoma State Senate approved a ballot measure that would allow citizens to vote on whether or not to put a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.http://bit.ly/1WivT4E

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Experts analyze tension between religion, climate change at Wednesday panel | The Chronicle

Panelists discussed how to bridge the perceived gap between religion and climate change Wednesday.Katharine Hayhoe, director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, explained that opposition to believing in climate change is primarily a phenomenon of politics, not religion.http://bit.ly/1qyqhXO

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GOP Idaho Gov Vetoes ‘Unconstitutional’ Bill To Teach Bible In Public Schools

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have expressly permitted the use of the Bible in public school instruction, calling the measure unconstitutional.http://bit.ly/1qxVFWr

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Satanic Temple Protests Pseudoscientific Therapies for Satanic Abuse and Witchcraft | Religion Dispatches

If you happened to walk past San Francisco’s Parc 55 hotel this past weekend, you would have seen a most unusual sight: Two women bound on the sidewalk in chains as Satanists cover them in ashes and recited from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual.http://bit.ly/1YhQV1K

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Jesus-preaching Indiana State Police trooper fired

Indiana State Police on Thursday fired a trooper who has been accused of proselytizing citizens while on the job.http://bit.ly/1Wg6Vmy

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Apocalyptic upbringing: how I recovered from my terrifying evangelical childhood | World news | The Guardian

Raised under the dark bubble of religious fundamentalism, Josiah Hesse recalls a childhood filled with gloom, doom and preparing for the end of the worldhttp://bit.ly/1NbVQLM

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Note to Atheists: Low Incarceration Rates Are Not a Sign of Morality – Greta Christina’s Blog

There are good arguments for why atheists are moral. Low prison rates isn’t one of them — because the U.S. justice system is horribly unjust.http://bit.ly/1PX7GJy

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Fox

Folks at Fox News are angry that Madison, Wisconsin now prohibits discrimination against atheists, because “there’s a lot of reasons why Christians or Jews might not want to hire an atheist.”http://bit.ly/1RH3u6e