Humanism

Non-Christians Focus On Secular Side Of Christmas

November 10, 2009

Author: Nick Hytrek

Source: Sioux City Journal

http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/leisure/article_9914761e-ce50-11de-98cf-001cc4c03286.html

Many of us have undoubtedly heard someone urging folks to tone down the commercialism of the holiday season and "keep Christ in Christmas."

But what if you're not among those who follow Jesus Christ? What if you believe in another god or no god at...

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Atheist Group Freedom From Religion Foundation to Meet In Seattle

November 4, 2009

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010195429_atheist04m.html

When some 600 atheists, agnostics and other nonreligious folks gather in Seattle starting Friday for a Freedom From Religion Foundation convention, there will be an emphatically nonprayer breakfast.

Not to mention hundreds of provocative bus ads, including one with Santa saying: "Yes,...

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Atheist Ads to Adorn New York Subway Stations

October 21, 2009

Author: Evan Buxbaum

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/21/new.york.subway.ads/index.html

Some New Yorkers may want to reconsider exclaiming "Thank God" when arriving at their destination subway station beginning Monday.

Or at least that's what a coalition of eight atheist organizations are hoping, having purchased a month-long campaign that will place their posters in a dozen busy subway stations throughout Manhattan....

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Atheists Feel Left Out, Finds Faith Surveys

October 20, 2009

Author: Patsy McGarry

Source: The Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1020/1224257057606.html

Ireland's atheists feel discriminated against and left out of conversations with religious people, as well from the public sphere, according to new all-island faith surveys.

They have also found that 67 per cent of lay Irish people view ecumenism positively, but some complained it was too “...

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Atheism 3.0 Finds a Little More Room for Belief

October 15, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/atheism_30_finds_a_little_more_room_for_belief1/

Bruce Sheiman doesn’t believe in God, but he does believe in religion. Setting aside the question of whether God exists, it’s clear that the benefits of faith far outweigh its costs, he argues in his new book, “An Atheist Defends Religion:...

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One In 5 Americans May Be Secular By 2030

September 25, 2009

Author: Angela Abbamonte

Source: Religion News Service/Pew Forum Religion News

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=18769

The number of American adults who do not identify with a particular religion is growing and may comprise more than 20 percent of the population in two decades, according to a new study.

Conducted by researchers at Trinity College, the study, entitled "American Nones: The Profile of the No Religion Population,"...

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Secular Camp In Collin County Focuses On Questions, Not Answers

August 31, 2009

Author: Avi Selk

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/083109dnmetatheistcamp.3cc7357.html

"Mommy," 5-year-old Joseph recently asked Amie Parsons, "if Jesus was a carpenter and was real, and God isn't real, does that mean Jesus built the schools and buildings?"

Parsons, who describes herself as nonreligious, was delighted by her son's...

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Beyond Belief: Atheists Push for Greater Visibility And Acceptance

August 24, 2009

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/367/story/1165325.html

There's nothing unusual about churches advertising Sunday services, but South Florida atheists are turning that idea on its head: Why not promote the belief that there is no God?

"Most people are under the impression that atheists lack morals and ethics. We are trying to dispel that myth,'' said Ken Loukinen, founder of the 400-member Florida...

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