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Watch: Bill Maher Explains Why Churches Should Pay Taxes

Tax the Church: Bill Maher makes a powerful case for ending the tax exempt status for religious institutions.http://bit.ly/23NWusx

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Will Science Drive Religion Extinct? | RealClearScience

Religion is declining in America.This is actually something fairly new. For decades, religion has been on the wane in developed countries worldwide, with statistical models going so far as to…http://bit.ly/1NdMGnr

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Of Science And Faith, As Discussed By A Physicist And A Cardinal : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

The essence of a constructive dialogue between faith and science is to recognize that we are all in this together — and that our perplexity at being alive is one and the same, says Marcelo Gleiser.http://n.pr/1Sg5n8Z

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Secular Coalition Launches Petition to Shed Light on Dark Money in Churches | Secular Coalition for America

Washington, D.C. — The Secular Coalition for America issued an online petition calling for the IRS to hold religious nonprofits accountable to the same standards as secular nonprofits. The petition urges the IRS to lobby Congress in support of amending the tax code to require that churches file the 990 form, which makes financial information available for the public...

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Can atheists swear in the name of Constitution: PIL filed in Bombay HC | india | Hindustan Times

The question came to the discussion table in Bombay high court on Thursday when two petitions were filed seeking liberty to people who are “atheists”to take oath in the name of Constitution in the courts, instead of swearing in the name of God.http://bit.ly/1Nde6tr

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Growing beyond religion – timesofmalta.com

A survey published by MaltaToday over the Easter weekend took a look at the evolving social landscape in Malta by examining the role that religion plays in people’s lives. Some very interesting details emerged.http://bit.ly/1SfnWdz

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Tennessee governor vetoes law christening Bible as official book | Reuters

The governor of Tennessee vetoed legislation on Thursday that would have made the Christian Bible the state’s official book, saying it would violate the U.S. Constitution, but lawmakers vowed to hold a vote to overrule his decision.http://reut.rs/1Ndc5Ob

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Can Science and Religion Get Along? | Big Think

New research verifies that each addresses a separate cognitive domain.http://bit.ly/1TVGUs5

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Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ | US news | The Guardian

The Followers of Christ is a religious sect that preaches faith healing in states such as Idaho, which offers a faith-based shield for felony crimes – despite alarming child mortality rates among these groupshttp://bit.ly/1N94Er3

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Pastafarianism is Not a Real Religion, Judge Tells Prisoner in Completely Serious Decision

Stephen Cavanaugh is a prisoner currently being held in the Nebraska State Penitentiary. As a prisoner, he has the right to practice his religion and get special perks associated with being part of an organized belief system — as he says, “the ability to order and wear religious clothing and pendants, the right to meet for weekly worship services...