Humanism

Russia’s Atheists Organize to Protect and Promote Secularism

October 30, 2010

Author: Paul Goble

Source: The Georgian Daily

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20317&Itemid=72

At a time when religious organizations are seeking an ever greater role in Russia’s public life and when clashes among them are increasingly frequent, Russia’s atheist community has formed a new public movement to defend secularism, a principle enshrined in the Russian...

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Religious Skeptics Disagree On How Aggressively to Challenge the Devout

October 10, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/religion/la-me-humanists-20101010,0,7099867.story

As the largest organization of American atheists, agnostics and other religious skeptics gathered in Los Angeles this weekend, there was a predictable amount of scorn heaped on Christians, Jews and Muslims.

 

Religion was dismissed as "nonsense" and "...

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Visitor Center's 'In God We Trust' Safe, for Now

October 2, 2010

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=210073

A court decision in Wisconsin has turned back an attack on the inclusion of the national motto "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, a $600 million-plus facility that highlights the heritage of the United States.

 

The ruling from U.S. District Judge William M. Conley...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Atheist Billboard Provokes Oklahoman Christians

September 11, 2010

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzTzDhWpR4NBMVrYHCQHkz1nEgQQD9I597600

Atheists in Oklahoma City have erected a billboard seeking fellow non-believers, and Satanists have scheduled a conference in a city-owned building, drawing criticism from ministers in a state where more than eight out of 10 people say...

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Atheist Billboard Provokes Oklahoman Christians

September 11, 2010

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzTzDhWpR4NBMVrYHCQHkz1nEgQQD9I597600

Atheists in Oklahoma City have erected a billboard seeking fellow non-believers, and Satanists have scheduled a conference in a city-owned building, drawing criticism from ministers in a state where more than eight out of 10 people say...

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A Chaplain And an Atheist Go to War

September 4, 2010

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463833265055248.html

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. There's one on the front lines here, though, and the chaplain isn't thrilled about it.

 

Navy Chaplain Terry Moran is steeped in the Bible and believes all of it. His assistant, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class...

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A Chaplain And an Atheist Go to War

September 4, 2010

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463833265055248.html

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. There's one on the front lines here, though, and the chaplain isn't thrilled about it.

 

Navy Chaplain Terry Moran is steeped in the Bible and believes all of it. His assistant, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class...

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Kentucky State Fair's Atheist Booth Sparks Spirited Discussions

August 25, 2010

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/2010308250113

In a small booth nestled between a vendor of
roasted almonds and models of arch-style steel
buildings and infrared saunas, Frank Lovell and
Billy Joe Wright spent close to half an hour
debating the existence of God, the afterlife and
the role of Christianity in the nation’s founding.

Neither...

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Group Putting Up 20 Anti-Religious Billboards Across Tampa Bay

August 11, 2010

Author: Michelle Bearden

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/aug/11/group-putting-up-20-anti-religious-billboards-acro/

An anti-religion group is taking advantage of Florida's battered economy by launching a low-budget billboard blitz.

"To be honest, the price was right," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. "We got some...

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