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Paper Currency Celebrates 60 Years of ‘In God We Trust,’ Atheist Plans to Not Spend Any


One atheist has made it his goal to remove the motto from U.S. currency.
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30 years after Edwards v. Aguillard: Why creationism lingers in public schools


Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, ‘creation science’ is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
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Turkey: Recalling secularism after 93 years

Currently going through one of its most traumatic years in 2016, the Turkish Republic celebrates its 93rd anniversary on Oct. 29 embroiled in a number of problems.
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The kids of Jesus Camp, 10 years later: ‘Was it child abuse? Yes and no’


The controversial 2006 documentary about an evangelical church camp outraged secular audiences, but its subjects have mixed memories
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Saudi Arabia sentences a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism on Twitter


A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts.
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0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals | Icelandmag


Iceland seems to be on its way to becoming an even more secular nation, according to a new poll. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it had been created by God.
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Two Years Without God


It was two years ago today that I woke up to the firestorm that Year Without God had become and just over one year since I told Arun Rath at NPR that I don’t believe in God anymore. It’s hard to imagine that two years have gone by. I’ve made so many new friends over these years—too many to name—and my life has been enriched by each interaction with people who are part of the atheist and humanist communities, however you want to define those.
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Religion has been causing conflict for over 2,000 years, say scientists


Religious conflict has been dividing human society for more than 2,000 years, scientists say.  A new anthropological study of several Mexican archaeological sites dating back to 700BC has appeared to contradict a long-held belief that religion united early state societies.  In fact, researchers from the University of Colorado and the University of Central Florida believe it may have had the opposite effect.
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100 years ago, Americans talked about Catholics the way they talk about Muslims today – Vox


Anti-Catholic fervor even led to violence.
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