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Atheist Convention Billboards Rejected For Mentioning ‘Easter’

Posted by doctore0 on March 4, 2015

Ohh my..

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1-800-DOUBTS: A new helpline for troubled atheists

Posted by doctore0 on March 2, 2015

Lucky for me that religious people in my country are considered…. ~”weird” :)

atheist1(CNN)The man on the line sounds nervous.

He’s been a Christian for 20 years but can’t believe in the Bible anymore. He hasn’t told his friends or family and still sits, uneasy, in church each Sunday.

“I feel like I’m lying,” he tells the woman on the other end of the phone. “I’m pretending to be a person that I’m not.

“But what if I’m wrong?” he asks. “Will I go to hell?”

“Hmmm…” the woman says, after stumbling through an awkward answer. “I thought you weren’t going to make this hard.”

If this call had been real, the woman says, she would have dissuaded the man from falling for Pascal’s Wager, the argument that it’s better to believe in God because — well, hell is an awfully hot place to spend eternity.

But the call wasn’t real. The man and woman are volunteers training for 1-84-I-DOUBT-IT, believed to be the country’s first helpline for people wrestling with religion, suffering from a loss of faith, or confused about why their son or wife seems to have suddenly embraced atheism.

Founded by the group Recovering From Religion and cobbled together with a small budget, the helpline launched on Friday. Nearly 100 volunteers are ready to field calls 24/7 on the weekends and from 6-12 Central Time on weeknights.
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Another Charlie Hebdo in Bangladesh, atheist blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death

Posted by doctore0 on February 27, 2015

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DHAKA, Bangladesh — A prominent U.S. blogger, known for his writing against religious fundamentalism, has been hacked to death by unidentified attackers in Bangladesh’s capital, police said Friday.

The attack on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born U.S. citizen, took place late Thursday when he and his wife Rafida Ahmed, who was seriously injured in the attack, were returning from a book fair at Dhaka University.

It was not known who was behind the attack, but Roy’s family and friends say he was a prominent voice against religious fanatics and received threats in the past. No groups have claimed the responsibility.

The local police chief, Sirajul Islam, told The Associated Press that the assailants used cleavers to attack Roy and his wife, who is also a blogger.

“Several attackers took part in the attack and at least two assailants hit them directly,” Islam said, adding that two blood-stained cleavers were found after the attack.

Roy had founded a popular Bengali-language blog — Mukto-mona, or Free Mind — in which articles on scientific reasoning and religious extremism featured prominently.
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Rule preventing atheists from holding office likely to stay in Tenn. Constitution

Posted by doctore0 on February 26, 2015

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All Icelanders To Be Registered To Atheism Society

Posted by doctore0 on February 24, 2015

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dartvadericelandIn a funny albeit passive aggressive move, the board of the Icelandic atheism society, Vantrú, have voted to register all Icelanders as members, reports Vísir.

“You, dear reader, will be a member of Vantrú, unless you specifically deregister yourself from membership,” reads a statement from the atheism society on their website. “Those who have children after March 1 do not need worry that they will miss out on this lively community, as we will automatically register children in Vantrú at birth, regardless of whether their parents have registered as members or not and without their knowledge or consent. That is obviously the best way to go about it. And also the fairest.”

The statement highlights what happens to Icelanders at birth. By law children of mothers registered in the National Church are registered in it by default and – once they begin working – a portion of their taxes is appropriated to said church.

If a person wishes to register as a member of another faith so that their taxes are directed to that religious institution instead or remove themselves from any religious affiliation at all, they must do so by filling out an official government form. If a person under the age of 16 wishes to leave the National Church, they must get their parent or guardian to submit the paperwork for them.

As reported, more Icelanders are deregistering themselves from the National Church than joining it.
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seeing things

Posted by doctore0 on February 23, 2015

An invitation to critically assess religious argument and experience.

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Atheism is a religion like …

Posted by doctore0 on February 19, 2015

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Jamila Bey on the Chapel Hill murders

Posted by doctore0 on February 14, 2015

“All In” with Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 2-13-2015,
Jamila Bey, Journalist & Board Member of American Atheists, Inc.
Dean Obeidallah, “The Daily Beast” & documentary: “The Muslims Are Coming”

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Keep YOUR God Out of OUR Public Schools!

Posted by doctore0 on February 12, 2015

WJAX-TV news, Jacksonville, FL, 2-12-2015
Yulee High School

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Mr Deity and the Atheist

Posted by doctore0 on February 11, 2015

Richard Dawkins is mistakenly brought to the realm of the Deity.

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