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  1. Can we have some critical thinking in discussing Islam?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Spectator

    There are many disheartening aspects to the war on cartoonists, one of which is the way that some people are so caught up in their own culture war that they can't see the difference between their opponents and enemies. A small number of anti-racism activists still see the power + prejudice formula in a way that misses the woods for the trees, but I'm mainly thinking of Catholics like Bill Donahue who are so obsessed with atheism they've lost all sense of proportion.

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  2. Letting God Out of the BoxRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Daily Kos

    ... I threw out the Babe with the bathwater, but I felt like Something was missing. I began to study Zen and yoga. My atheism continued until my first year of college in Florida, when I ate magic mushrooms which grew at cow farms near my school in the ...

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  3. Stephen Glover: I abominate the Charlie Hebdo murderers. I also...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Mail on Sunday

    ... asserted that his magazine was 'above all secular and atheist'. That was a very revealing thing to have said. His atheism, and that of his colleagues, was not the easy-going sort of non-belief so widespread in the modern West, which can happily ...

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  4. Farage Is Right: We Must Protect Our Judeo-Christian HeritageRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Breitbart.com

    ... heritage. By invoking God as a moral good, he is being unfashionable but inescapably right. The militant tendency in atheism has, mirabile dictu , had its day: with Christopher Hitchens's sad passing and the gradual descent into madness so evident ... 1 comment

  5. How crowdfunding helps haters profit from harassmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Boing Boing

    ... video blogger Phil "thunderf00t" Mason, formerly of Freethought Blogs . In addition to his promotion of atheism and debunking of pseudoscience, he focuses on attacking feminism and particular feminist personalities. In particular, he's focused on ...

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  6. Bill Maher Decries 'Ancient Myths', Touts Atheism in...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | TheBlaze.com

    Comedian Bill Maher is urging atheists and secularists to speak out in an effort to encourage real world decision making that is based on "proven facts" rather than "ancient myths." Maher, who recorded a short PSA for Openly Secular , an atheist-led campaign aimed at changing the way society views nonbelievers, said in the clip released this week that it makes the most sense to view the world through a nontheistic lens.

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  7. How to Become an Atheist in Twelve Short MonthsRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | Religion Dispatched

    ... States." On the surface, it sounds a little gimmicky, and his critics have often portrayed his decision to "try on" atheism as little more than a carefully-crafted media stunt of a typical genre. If it was all a stunt, it may have not been a very ...

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  8. The day France walked togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | The Times of Israel

    ... journalists, editors, and staff come from all the monotheistic branches (Christianity, Islam and Judaism) and atheism. The magazine never spared any religion. Their anticlerical and libertarian attacks put them equidistant from all. But none of ...

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  9. Prison for atheismRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | Donald Sensing

    Egypt student gets 3-year jail term for atheism An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to three years in jail for announcing on Facebook that he is an atheist and for insulting Islam, his lawyer said Sunday. Karim al-Banna, a 21-year-old whose own father testified against him, was jailed by a court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira on Saturday, lawyer Ahmed Abdel Nabi told AFP.

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  10. Bill Maher mocks 'ancient myths' in ad for Richard Dawkins' pro-atheism campaignRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Raw Story

    Real Time host Bill Maher appears in an ad for the atheist group Openly Secular released on Monday, saying he was eager to lend his voice to their campaign. "It seems to me the most obvious decision a person could make in their life: do I want to make real-world policy decided on the basis of proven facts and the reaches of what humans have gotten to do in science?" Maher says in the ad. 1 comment

  11. Lacey Sturm, former Flyleaf lead, transitioned from atheism to ChristianityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Examiner.com

    Lacey Sturm , former lead singer for the musical group Flyleaf , explained recently why she transitioned from atheism to Christianity , according to an article in the Christian Post . She also explained in her recent book "The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living" how she came to that decision on the day she was going to commit suicide, according to Blabbermouth .

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  12. the Musical Soul of an Atheist - California Solo Artist's Debut AlbumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Mi2n

    Influenced by the likes of Bon Iver, Damien Jurado, Midlake, Elvis Costello and Richard Dawkins, january son's self-released debut album Occitan Reverb flies in the face of conventional rock and roll wisdom: imply godlessness while soulfully singing to the heavens - but never admit to atheism. A solo artist based in the California Bay Area, Alexander Lewis, a.k.a. january son, wraps his confession of "nonbelief" in metaphor across the album's eight tracks.

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  13. Watchdog: Student jailed in Egypt's crackdown on atheismRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | KLAL-FM Little Rock

    ... him on blasphemy charges Saturday in what Human Rights Watch called "part of a wider government push to combat atheism and other forms of dissent." "Atheists are one of Egypt's least-protected minorities, although the constitution ostensibly ... 47 comments

  14. Egyptian Student Gets 3 Years in Jail for Declaring He's an Atheist on FacebookRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | Breitbart.com

    ... recognized monotheist religions in that country. Authorities in Egypt have reportedly stepped up measures to counter atheism, the AFP notes, including organising workshops to counter atheism. "If he pays a bail of 1,000 Egyptian pounds ($ 140 or 117 ...

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  15. Egypt: 3-Year Sentence for AtheistRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    ... North Africa director. "Egyptian authorities need to be guided by the constitution and stop persecuting people for atheism." Al-Banna's sentencing is part of a wider government push to combat atheism and other forms of dissent. It came after police ...

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  16. .com | How to Harmonize respect and freedom of speech in a democratic society.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | News24

    ... make an allusion of one group that finds comfort in offending and insulting Christianity, that particular group is atheism. The atheists all over the world do not attack any other religions except for Christianity. Is it because Christians have the ...

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  17. Does Religion Really Have a "Smart-People Problem"?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | DFW Catholic

    ... "Catholicism" and "Catholicism:The New Evangelization." Daniel Dennett, one of the "four horsemen" of contemporary atheism, proposed in 2003 that those who espouse a naturalist, atheist worldview should call themselves "the brights," thereby ...

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  18. Egypt student gets 3-year jail term for atheismRead the original story

    Jan 12, 2015 | Newsalert

    AFP reports: An Egyptian court has sentenced a student to three years in jail for announcing on Facebook that he is an atheist and for insulting Islam, his lawyer said Sunday. Karim al-Banna, a 21-year-old whose own father testified against him, was jailed by a court in the Nile Delta province of Baheira on Saturday, lawyer Ahmed Abdel Nabi told AFP.

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  19. If peace on earth is our goal, atheism might be the means to that endRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Ukiah Blog Live

    The nonreligious are more liberal and more pacifist on most issues relating to violence: torture, the death penalty, corporal punishment, imperialism and more he quiet truth behind the inescapable headlines about man's inhumanity to man is that the world is actually becoming a more peaceful place. Deaths from war and conflict have been declining for decades - and, if current trends continue, we can make them rarer still.

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  20. Explaining the rise of the NonesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | Religion News Service

    ... reason. The rise of the Nones - Americans who say they have no religion - began in the 1990s, years before the New Atheism appeared on the scene. The first study to register the rise was the 2001 American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), ...

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