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10 hrs ago | Examiner.com

Op-Ed: Is Richard Dawkins really a scientist?

Atheists often claim "atheism is the default position; atheism makes no claims, it just disbelieves in God or gods." This statement is a lie unto itself, containing several claims: 1) Atheism makes no claims; 2) It's doubtful there is a God; 3) It's doubtful the universe is created; 4) Atheism is the default position; 5) The Encyclopedia Britannica definition of atheism is wrong.

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Related Topix: Religion, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Slashdot

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

New submitter anlashok writes: Atheism and science face a real challenge: To frame an account of science, or nature, that leaves room for meaning. According to this article, atheists have pinned their flag to Mr. Spock's mast.

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Related Topix: Religion, Star Trek, Science Fiction TV, Entertainment, Television, Science / Technology

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Washington Post

Can atheist Sam Harris become a spiritual figure?

Sam Harris, author of "Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion". Photo by Jonathan Alcorn for The Washington Post That question may be imminent in the case of celeb-author Sam Harris , whose recent books attacking religion became bestsellers and fueled a deeper new look at secular ethics.

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Juan Cole

Arabs without God

In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section of Arab society rarely gets much attention: those who reject religion entirely. And yet such people do exist, their numbers appear to be growing and they are beginning to find a voice.

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Related Topix: Religion, Agnosticism, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Juan Cole

Arabs without God

In the midst of sectarian turmoil in the Middle East, one section of Arab society rarely gets much attention: those who reject religion entirely. And yet such people do exist, their numbers appear to be growing and they are beginning to find a voice.

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Related Topix: Religion, Agnosticism, US News, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Is Fundamentalism a Problem?

Many in this community, including its namesake, are now opposing military action against ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever they seek to call themselves. I do share in their concerns: 1) our so-called allies in the Middle East appear to be doing nothing concerning this obvious threat.

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Related Topix: Religion, Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Wed Sep 10, 2014

News24

.com | The myth of evangelical, militant atheism

I noted the use of a new term "evangelical atheism" in recent article on the Daily Maverick website by a Christian whining about actions being initiated to stop government funded schools promoting themselves as "Christian" schools and abusing their secular status by proselytising one particular religious view to pupils. The author of that hypocritical diatribe clearly sees no problem with a publicly funded school, that serves a diverse local community, imposing the views of her particular religious minority cult on all pupils at the school.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Indiana Governor Mike Pence Stands Up to Atheistic Fascism

Secular Atheists seek to remove every vestige of Christianity from public view. They seek to ban prayer in public meetings, in schools, and among public employees and officials.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence, US Governors, Religion

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Ukiah Blog Live

Sam Harris's Vanishing Self

Sam Harris is a neuroscientist and prominent " new atheist ," who along with others like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens helped put criticism of religion at the forefront of public debate in recent years. In two previous books, "The End of Faith" and "Letter to a Christian Nation," Harris argued that theistic religion has no place in a world of science.

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National Public Radio

Awe, With And Without The Gods

In a 2006 article for the Los Angeles Times , Sam Harris identified 10 myths about atheism, among them the idea that "atheists are closed to spiritual experience." Harris explained: "There is nothing that prevents an atheist from experiencing love, ecstasy, rapture and awe; atheists can value these experiences and seek them regularly."

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CNN

Why I have rejected ATHEISM because of the JEWS

My rejection of atheism because of the Jews is due to finding at the foundation of atheism's arguments nothing reasonable or scientifically empirical about them. On the other hand, the Jews are not a mythical people.

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Related Topix: Religion, Pop/Rock, Moses

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Do Christians hate atheists?

I must respond to Cal Thomas' Sept. 1 column about racism. First, he writes to hate someone because of race is so incredibly stupid, yet as a Christian, his world view hates the atheist of Christianity.

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New Scientist

No ghosts, no gods, no aliens on my atheism channel

DID aliens build the pyramids? Can psychics contact the dead? Are ghosts real? For anyone with a grasp of critical thinking, the reply might be a chuckle, followed by: "Wait. You're not serious?" Unfortunately, a lot of people are serious.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

WFTV Orlando

Atheist group's lawsuit against Orange County School District thrown out

Before the dispute could play out in court, the school board agreed an atheist group could distribute its pamphlets when Christian groups leave An atheist group was allowed to leave pamphlets about atheism at schools like Boone High School last year, but they claimed the district censored their views so they took it to court. That led to David Williamson and the Central Florida Free Thought Community to leave pamphlets about atheism at the same schools.

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The Ashland Daily Tidings

'Freud's Last Session" at Ashland Contemporary Theatre

The two men could not have been more dissimilar. Sigmund Freud was an outspoken atheist who lived to become an argumentative, cranky old man.

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Related Topix: Religion, Theater, Freud's Last Session, Medford, OR, Grants Pass, OR, Entertainment

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Daily Kos

Atheism and the fight against religious privilege

What we believe matters. It matters because our behavior is often predicated on what we believe to be true.

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Daily Kos

Atheism vs. Theism: Knowns and Unknowns

We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know.

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Daily Kos

Barney Frank Has the Last Word On Atheism

Our days long meta stew on atheism vs. theism can only be complete once jazzed up with the simple but potent spice of retired Congressman Barney Frank.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Religion, US News, US House of Representatives, Barney Frank, Democrat, Liberal Political News

Daily Kos

Why I am not a Christian

"Why I am not a Christian" is a book by the British philosopher Bertrand Russell which I read when I was a freshman in high school.

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Daily Kos

Atheism vs. Theism: Knowns and Unknowns

We also know there are known unknowns: that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know.

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Related Topix: Religion, US News, Liberal Political News

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