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Ex-porn star wears spaghetti strainer on head for driver’s license in Utah

Posted by doctore0 on November 18, 2014

“Saved” by His noodly appendage ;)

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14 glorious minutes of religious people getting served by Richard Dawkins

Posted by doctore0 on November 17, 2014

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Tracy High School Student Disciplined For Omitting ‘Under God’ From Pledge Of Allegiance

Posted by doctore0 on November 10, 2014

A Tracy high-school student is in hot water after omitting the words “under God” from his reading of the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Atheist scientist claims religion will be gone in a generation.

Posted by doctore0 on November 7, 2014

Religion can be eradicated in one generation?

That’s according to atheist scientist and cosmologist Lawrence Krauss, who recently stoked controversy with comments suggesting that religion could disappear in the near future if schools gave students the tools to determine as much.

“What we need to do is present comparative religion as a bunch of interesting historical anecdotes, and show the silly reasons why they did what they did,” Krauss said at an Aug. 29 dinner presentation on cosmology and education at the Victorian Skeptics Cafe in Melbourne, Australia, in response to a question about religion being taught in schools. The video of his response was uploaded on Monday to YouTube.

“People say, ‘Well, religion has been around since the dawn of man. You’ll never change that,’” said Krauss, who the Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. He argued that religion will go the way of slavery and opposition to gay marriage.

“This issue of gay marriage, it is going to go away, because if you’re a child, a 13-year-old, they can’t understand what the issue is,” he continued. ”It’s gone. One generation is all it takes.”
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More than Half of Britons think religion does more harm than good

Posted by doctore0 on November 5, 2014

No shit, religion is cancer of the mind

religionblows More than half of Britons believe religion does more harm than good, with less than a quarter believing faith is a positive force, according to a new survey.

Even 20% of British people who describe themselves as being ”very religious” said religion was harmful to society.

The study for the Huffington Post UK revealed that only 8% of Britons describe themselves as very religious, with more than 60% saying they were not religious at all.

The poll shows more people believe being an atheist is likely to make you a good person than being religious.

In fact, one in eight Britons said atheists tend to be more moral, compared to just 6% who say atheists are less moral, challenging widely held beliefs that religion is one of the last remaining bastions of British morality.

Of the 2,004 people surveyed, 56% described themselves as Christian, 2.5% were Muslim, 1% were Jewish and the remainder were of another faith or no
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Federal Court Ruling Extends Equal Protection Rights To Atheists

Posted by doctore0 on November 4, 2014


A federal district court in Oregon has ruled in favor of an atheist inmate who filed suit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons in April for rejecting his requests to form a humanist study group on grounds that humanism was not listed as a religious affiliation under existing prison classifications.

In a decision issued Thursday, Senior District Judge Ancer Haggerty ruled that prison officials violated inmate Jason Holden’s constitutional rights under the First and Fifth Amendments, and moved to recognize secular humanism as a religion for “Establishment Clause purposes.”

The case, co-filed by the American Humanist Association, marks a victory for secular groups seeking access to the same legal rights afforded to Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims — all of whom are permitted to organize under the current federal prison system.

“As humanists, we believe in the ability of mankind to transcend their differences and to reach some common ground and make the world a better place,” Holden, who is currently serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon, explained in an Uptown Radio interview in May. “We simply want the same thing other religious groups are provided.”
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Atheists sue Washington County over denial to perform marriages

Posted by doctore0 on October 24, 2014

A Washington County manager’s refusal to register an atheist seeking to solemnize marriages has led to a lawsuit contesting Minnesota law as unconstitutional.

Atheists for Human Rights (AFHR) and Rodney Michael Rogers allege that state law and county policy deprived the organization and Rogers of “equal protection of laws” guaranteed in the 14th Amendment. Their suit also said that “content-based discrimination” violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

“When the statute clearly permits recognition of a marriage celebrant whose religious credentials consist of nothing more than a $20 ‘ordination’ obtained from the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster … the requirement is absolutely meaningless in terms of ensuring the qualifications of a marriage celebrant,” Golden Valley attorney Randall Tigue wrote on behalf of AFHR.

Attorneys for the county responded by saying that employees had to follow state law and said the atheist organization had acknowledged that online: “We have to wait until the November elections are over before we proceed with legislation to amend the Minnesota marriage statutes to include celebrants other than court personnel and clergy.”

Rick Hodsdon, an assistant county attorney, said he didn’t see any allegations in the complaint that the county had misinterpreted the law. The state isn’t named as a defendant.

“This is an orchestrated effort to use Washington County as a test case,” Hodsdon said Thursday.
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But, but FSM is real.. see

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Sam Harris: Islam is “mother lode” of bad ideas

Posted by doctore0 on October 15, 2014

Guest Sam Harris joins “CNN Tonight” to defend his claim that Islam is the “mother lode of bad ideas”

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$2 million settlement for Shasta County atheist

Posted by doctore0 on October 15, 2014

A Shasta County man has agreed to a nearly $2 million settlement with the State of California and a not-for-profit drug treatment group after he was sent to prison for refusing to comply with the religious-based program.

Barry Hazle, Jr., of Oak Run, will receive a $1,925,000 settlement from the State of California and Westcare California Inc., the group that contracts services from Empire Recovery Center.

In 2007, Hazel was sentenced to a 12-step treatment program at Empire Recovery Center on California Street in Redding.

An atheist, Hazle objected when he learned the program included religious components.

According to a press release from Hazel’s lawyer, John G. Heller, the program required him to “acknowledge and release responsibility for his fate to a ‘higher power.’”

Due to Hazle’s objections, Heller says parole officials revoked his probation and sent him to prison, where he served roughly 100 days.
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Sam Harris: Mindfulness is Powerful, But Keep Religion Out of It

Posted by doctore0 on October 2, 2014

Sam Harris says that stress-reductive benefits of meditation are rather trivial compared to the insights one can discover about the nature of the self. And though such mindfulness practices can and should be approached secularly, the business of religion is all too often a forced and unnecessary part of the parcel. Harris is the author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

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