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What Happens When You Raise Kids With No Religion?

Posted by doctore0 on August 25, 2015

More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation’s history. They are the offspring of an expanding secular population that includes a relatively new and burgeoning category of Americans called the “Nones,” so nicknamed because they identified themselves as believing in “nothing in particular” in a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center.

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Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death

Posted by doctore0 on August 7, 2015

:( Stupid religion of peace.
A Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in Dhaka, activists and police say.

Niloy Neel was reportedly attacked at his home in the capital’s Goran area.

He is the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh.

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Indiana public school punishes 7-year-old with ‘banishment’ for not believing in God: lawsuit

Posted by doctore0 on August 5, 2015

My summer vacation is over, maybe I will post more… or not :)

A lawsuit recently filed against a teacher at Forest Park Elementary School in Indiana alleged that a 7-year-old student was “banished” from sitting with other students at lunch after he revealed that he did not believe in God.

According to the lawsuit obtained by The Washington Post, second grade teacher Michelle Myer interrogated the student, who was identified with the initials A.B., about his religious beliefs after he told his classmates on the playground that he did not go to church because he did not believe in God.

As a result, the child was ordered to sit by himself during lunch for a three-day period.

“The defendant’s actions caused great distress to A.B. and resulted in the child being ostracized by his peers past the three-day ‘banishment.’”

“Ms. Meyer asked A.B. if he had told the girl that he did not believe in God and A.B. said he had and asked what he had done wrong,” the lawsuit explained. “Ms. Meyer asked A.B. if he went to church, whether his family went to church, and whether his mother knew how he felt about God… She also asked A.B. if he believed that maybe God exists.”

Several days later, Meyer sent A.B. to talk to another adult at the school, who “reinforced his feeling that he had done something very wrong,” the lawsuit said.
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Russia briefly blocks atheist webpage over ‘insulting’ believers

Posted by doctore0 on July 14, 2015


MOSCOW (AFP) –

Gawd, kiss me darling comrade

Gawd, kiss me darling comrade

A Russian atheist social networking page was briefly blocked Monday on the back of a court ruling that it insulted the feelings of religious believers.

The group called “There is no God” on the VKontakte networking site — which had over 26,000 followers — went offline for users across the whole country but started working again after sparking online debate.

A moderator’s message on the webpage said it was blocked due to a ruling by a court in the mainly Muslim North Caucasus region of Chechnya in May 2015.

“The community has been blocked due to the possible violation of the site’s rules,” it said.

VKontakte, Russia’s largest social networking site, did not respond to a request for comment.

A scan of the court decision published by Russian media accused the page of publishing materials that can “insult the feelings of Orthodox Christians”, based on an inspection of the page by prosecutors on April 6.

A cached version of the group’s website showed posts with pictures making fun of religion, mostly focusing on the Russian Orthodox Chuch.

One is a cartoon drawing of Jesus telling a surgeon during an operation: “I created this cancer, how dare you remove it?”, with the surgeon replying “Shut up, Jesus.
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Duck Dynasty Star on Why Atheists Don’t Exist

Posted by doctore0 on July 8, 2015

..One of the stars of Duck Dynasty, Si Robertson, was recently speaking to the Christian Post about an upcoming film he’s in called “Faith Of Our Fathers.” During the interview Robertson said he doesn’t believe Atheists exist because of…calendars?

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The Big Picture and a Petty Deity

Posted by doctore0 on June 29, 2015

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Florida sheriff under fire for preaching in uniform

Posted by doctore0 on June 18, 2015

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Teens are fleeing religion like never before: Massive new study exposes religion’s decline

Posted by doctore0 on May 29, 2015

Nice..

Religion is rapidly losing the youngest generation of Americans, according to new research.

America’s rising generation of adults are the least religiously observant of any generation in six decades, determined an expansive study led by Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State.

“Unlike previous studies, ours is able to show that millennials’ lower religious involvement is due to cultural change, not to millennials being young and unsettled,” Twenge says in a San Diego State University news release. .

In one of the largest studies ever conducted on Americans’ religious involvement, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Georgia collaborated with Twenge and her colleagues in California to analyze data from four national surveys of U.S. adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. The surveys were taken between 1966 and 2014, and include responses from some 11.2 million people.

The researchers’ findings were published this month in PLOS One.

According to Twenge and her cohorts, today’s adolescents view religion as less important, report less “approval” of religious organizations, and spend less time on prayer than did their similarly-aged predecessors. Some 75 percent of American 12th graders, the paper finds, believe that religion is “not important at all” in their lives.
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Biblical “Truths” or Anti-Human Hate Speech

Posted by doctore0 on May 28, 2015

Hannity, Fox News, 5-27-2015,
David Silverman, President American Atheists, Inc.

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Uneasy neighbors in Turkey: atheism and Islam

Posted by doctore0 on May 27, 2015


The latest polls show that Turkey’s President and former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have to form a coalition government following the June 7 elections. In its unlucky 13th year in rule, Erdogan’s AKP has suffered several image attacks in recent months, triggering defections among erstwhile supporters to other parties, especially within Turkey’s minorities.

Among his opponents, a newly-formed group of “Istanbullu” – those born and raised in Istanbul – has grown steadily over the past year and now numbers around 150 individuals across Turkey. Without a party-political agenda, the country’s first official atheism league, Ateizm Dernegi, says that it wants to create a platform for like-minded people amid the AKP-driven climate of political Islam.

“Being an atheist in Turkey is not exactly a desirable label. We few are wearing it proudly and we refuse to be silenced by the fear and threats,” Morgan Romano, vice-president of the association, said at the group’s first public conference in Germany on Sunday.

“The term ‘atheist’ is used as a harsh insult – one of the harshest in the country. Furthermore, atheists are commonly and publicly discriminated against and are subjects of public and private hate speech in Yeni Turkiye all the time.”

Morgan Romano says that atheists in Turkey suffer from persecution and discrimination

Romano repeatedly referred to present-day Turkey as ‘yeni Turkiye’ – the ‘new Turkey’, and its “booming Islamism growing at a rate unlike any other nation”. Born and raised in the US, Romano described how she considered herself part of the old Turkey before the AKP’s rise to power.
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