Modern Atheism
Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?

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When a person’s religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn’t that be a subject for discussion and debate?
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Has Sally Morgan – Britain’s best-loved psychic – ever read for you?

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Science writer Simon Singh wants to hear from you if you have ever received a psychic reading from Sally Morgan. Psychic Sally has done it again. By which I do not mean that she has (or has ever) committed fraud, lied or cheated, but rather that she has inspired yet another article raising interesting questions about how she performs her apparent psychic shows.
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Is There A Conflict Between Science And Religion?

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Is the scientific world view in conflict with science itself, as philosopher Alvin Plantinga argues in a recent book? No, says Alva Noë.
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Atheists likely to outnumber Christians in England in 20 years

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Christianity is waning in England and could be outnumbered by nonbelievers within 20 years, according to a new study.
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Christians have no right to wear cross at work, says Government

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In a highly significant move, ministers will fight a case at the European Court of Human Rights in which two British women will seek to establish their right to display the cross. It is the first time that the Government has been forced to state whether it backs the right of Christians to wear the symbol at work.
Via telegraph.co.uk

A Looming U.S. Theocracy?

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Translated literally, “theocracy” means “rule by God.” Pragmatically, it pertains to the belief that a certain religion should receive preferential treatment and, further, that they should control at least the judicial system of a country.
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Inhofe refutes climate science with scripture

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Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a leading opponent of climate science, appeared on a Christian radio talk show this week to present an odd argument: the far-right senator’s interpretation of Scripture helps bolster his hostility towards scientific data.
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Is Your God an Abusive Spouse?

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Psychologists recognize that there are certain signs that a relationship might be abusive. Let’s take a look at some signs published by Health Central* and see how Jehova does.
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Yes, life without God can be bleak. Atheism is about facing up to that

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Julian Baggini: Heathen’s progress: Attempts to brighten up atheism’s image miss its unique selling point – life can be brutal, yet we live in recognition of that…
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Have Scientific Questions? There Are No ‘Answers in Genesis’

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When we permit theology to define our science, we end up with gibberish, but not even consistent gibberish.
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