Humanism

Minnesota Atheists Radio Program to Debut on Air America Radio in January

December 27, 2007

Author: TIM HARLOW

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/local/12851441.html

Minnesota Atheists are taking their message to the air waves with a new radio program that will debut in January on the talk station Air America Minnesota.

Called "Atheists Talk" -- the same name as a show the organization airs on cable access television -- the live radio broadcast featuring news, interviews, listener call-ins and special guests is...

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Disquiet over Schools' Moment of Silence

December 24, 2007

Author: P.J. Huffstutter

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-silence24dec24,1,5677773.story

CHICAGO -- When high school freshman Dawn Sherman learned that Illinois had a new law requiring public schools to provide a moment of silence each day for "reflection and student prayer," she was outraged.

Not because the law meant lost learning time in her honors math class...

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Atheists Join Religions in Holiday Display

December 2, 2007

Author: Walter F. Naedele

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/pa/chester/nabes/11960367.html

The head of Atheists Alliance International plans to put up a tree this weekend on the lawn at the Chester County Courthouse to stand beside three traditional holiday displays there.

The 20-foot tree will be hung with copies of covers of books, including "Why I Am Not A Christian," "Why I Am Not a...

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Papal Letter Blames Atheism for World's Worst Woes

November 29, 2007

Author: NICOLE WINFIELD

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3935043

Pope Benedict XVI strongly criticized modern-day atheism in a major document released today, saying it had led to some of the "greatest forms of cruelty and violations of justice" ever known to mankind.

But in his second encyclical, Benedict also critically questioned modern Christianity,...

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Atheist, Daughter Challenge Law

October 27, 2007

Author: Tara Malone

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-silentsuitnew_27oct27,1,178548.story

A 14-year-old suburban girl and her dad, atheist activist Rob Sherman, filed a lawsuit Friday in U.S. District Court that challenges the constitutionality of a law requiring Illinois public schools to observe a moment of silence.

Sherman and his daughter Dawn, a freshman at Buffalo Grove...

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Madison Group Aims for Alternative Viewpoint to Religion

October 7, 2007

Author: Karen Lincoln Michel

Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071007/GPG0101/710070701/1207/GPGnews

MADISON — An eye-catching billboard with an anti-religion message appeared along the west Beltline on Tuesday, paid for by the national Freedom From Religion Foundation.

In Gothic-style lettering set against a stained-glass...

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A Non-Believer - Say it Isn't So

August 11, 2007

Source: SMH.com

http://www.smh.com.au/text/articles/2007/08/10/1186530618725.html

You can be gay, black or even a woman, but America will not tolerate a president who has no religion. Anne Davies writes.

Pete Stark found himself in a unique and slightly uncomfortable position earlier this year. The longtime Democrat congressman for the Oakland district near San Francisco had responded to a survey from the Secular Coalition for America which offered a $...

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Humanist Wedding Numbers Increase

August 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6926888.stm

Humanist weddings have soared in popularity since they were legally recognised in Scotland, BBC Scotland has learned.

Figures obtained from the Humanist Society show there were more than 400 last year - a five-fold increase on the figure for 2004.

The first legally recognised humanist wedding was in June 2005.

Previously, a marriage...

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Atheists Split Over Message

April 7, 2007

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/215/story_21519_1.html

Atheists are under attack these days for being too militant, for not just disbelieving in religious faith but for trying to eradicate it. And who's leveling these accusations? Other atheists, it turns out.

Among the millions of Americans who don't believe God exists, there's a split between people such as Greg Epstein, who holds the partially...

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"Is Religion an Obstacle to Thought?" a Commentary by Bob Bushong

April 3, 2007

Author: Bob Bushong

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/opinion/orl-myword0307apr03,0,5547656.story?coll=orl-opinion-headlines

Recently I heard Salman Rushdie speak at Rollins College. Rushdie's The Satanic Verses precipitated his being forced into hiding due to the fatwa, or death sentence, imposed on him by former Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini....

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"Fundamentalist Intolerance of Atheists is Unwarranted," a Commentary by Michael O'Brien

February 8, 2007

Author: Michael O'Brien

Source: The Heights

http://media.www.bcheights.com/media/storage/paper144/news/2007/02/08/Marketplace/Fundamentalist.Intolerance.Of.Atheists.Is.Unwarranted-2706340.shtml

Throughout his presidency, while combating Islamism in the Middle East, Bush has consistently and successfully appeased America's Christian Religious Right....

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