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Americans are manipulated by fake news because religion has infected our politics: Peabody-winning journalist

Writer and reporter Kurt Andersen, in conjunction with Big Think, walked through the ways in which the United States has entered a kind of post-truth era. In a video, the linguistic expert on President Donald Trump’s speaking style explained that people seem to be losing IQ points year after year and it’s all due to a slow decline in...

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How The Religious Right Pioneered Propaganda As News | HuffPost

Before Fox News, there was Pat Robertson’s “700 Club” where I was an executive producer.http://bit.ly/2rsrNf4

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Atheists and agnostics growing in numbers – News – NorthJersey.com

The elder of her two daughters is getting married next month in what Dana Hahn Gellis describes as “a secular ceremony — no church, no prayers, no ‘gathered before God.’” Gellis, a Wanaque resident, adjunct professor at Montclair State University and a learning consultant in the Montclair public schools, is an atheist, as is her husband, Dave.http://bit.ly/2eMO2ZE

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Why Science Works – And Religion Doesn’t

News The CERN scientists have admitted a mistake stands in stark contrast to the basic dishonesty of religious apologetics.http://bit.ly/2az6TSI

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Hitchens, Dawkins and Harris are old news — a totally different Atheism is on the rise

It’s surprising just how much media analysis, both mainstream and progressive, continues to take as given the notion that atheism can be defined and discussed solely by looking at the so-called “New Atheists” who emerged roughly between 2004 and 2007. It’s easy to understand the appeal: Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens became prominent representatives of atheism because...

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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

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Most people in Scotland ‘not religious’ – BBC News

More than half of people in Scotland now have no religion, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.http://bbc.in/2019IQr

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Fox News falsely hints that D.C. shooter could be ISIS, turns out to be Christian pastor

After the U.S. Capitol was put on lockdown during an active shooter situation, Fox News was quick to speculate.http://bit.ly/1PD4Au9

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Fewer Americans Believe in God — Yet They Still Believe in Afterlife – NBC News

The study was called evidence that millennials are “the least religious generation in memory, and possibly in American history.”http://nbcnews.to/1MD2Aly

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The US: One nation not quite under God – Religion News Service

(RNS) Politicians often cite American “exceptionalism” and the country’s high level of religiosity when boasting about one nation under God. But this country isn’t so unique on the faith front any more, say two sociology professors.http://bit.ly/1XrElN0