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9 hrs ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

Paths of the Spirit: A message for skeptics this Good Friday

You are the skeptics. You read Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens and think they're on the money with the "new atheism."


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Holidays, Easter

13 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Atheism, self-sacrifice, and morality

In a recent This Week column , Damon Linker restates a common criticism of atheism - that it cannot explain or justify self-sacrifice or other morally motivated behavior that goes against our narrow self-interest: Atheism shouldn't be wholly identified with the confusions of its weakest exponents any more than we should reduce religious belief to ... (more)


Related Topix: Religion, Sports

14 hrs ago | Detroit News

New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive.

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Related Topix: New Jersey Government, New Jersey, Religion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Raw Story

SC Gov. Nikki Haley faces Facebook fracas over appointee's alleged atheism

The prospect of an atheist holding public office in South Carolina is apparently big enough of a concern to lead South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley into a public squabble online with a state lawmaker and political ally, Buzzfeed reported.


Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors, Religion, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

Religion News Service

Chris Stedman a " Is atheism without works dead? The shifting landscape of nontheistic service

When it comes to neighborliness, atheist Americans have some catching up to do-but efforts are underway to change that.


Related Topix: Religion, Life, Charity

The Spectator

Is moral change speeding up?

After David Cameron's whole God thing last week, there was a discussion on the radio this morning about whether religion is necessary for morality.


Related Topix: Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Myrtle Beach Online

New tomes shed light on our relationship to religion

As many of us get ready to celebrate Easter and Passover, it is perhaps worth noting that, last year, a Gallup poll indicated that most Americans - 77 percent - think religion is no longer the influence in this country it used to be.


Related Topix: Religion, Entertainment

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Panda's Thumb

New book on understanding evolution

I occasionally get books for review unsolicited, and many of them are not worth noticing.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

World Magazine

Islam wins the battle of P.C. causes

A poster child of women's rights-a woman who should be every feminist's dream-was disinvited from receiving an honorary degree at Brandeis University last week.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, Brandeis University, Abortion

Jim Jones the Atheist preacher of Jones Town

The Jones Town mass suicide of the late 1970s AD amounted to 900 deaths including 276 children.


Related Topix: Religion

Free Republic

By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV.


Related Topix: Religion

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Daily Pennsylvanian

Collin Boots | Are atheists persecuted in America?

Recently, Saudi Arabia officially declared that all atheist organizations are terrorist groups.


Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Daily Campus

World famous Richard Dawkins gives a lecture at Jorgensen theater

In the wake of the rampaging riots and post-game celebrations at UConn, a carefully measured ration of reason has been brought to our school.


Related Topix: Theater, Biology

National Public Radio

Embracing Atheism After A Wild Journey To Find God

Author Barbara Ehrenreich is known for her work on poverty and other social issues.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Apr 07, 2014


Atheism, a mere 'gateway ideology' to worse convictions?

Keen writer, are we? Seems so, you have just had your 5th piece selected as an Editor's Choice article! For me, personally, atheism was a gateway ideology that lead to a far more dangerous state of mind.


Related Topix: Religion

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Daily Kos

Are you now the same religious/lack of religious /"belief" system of your parents?

My father and mother were both Jewish. My father was raised Conservative, my mother barely Reform.


Related Topix: Judaism, US News, Liberal Political News

Religious wars vs. Atheist wars

Within various formats-from statistics to Atheist vs. Christian debates and much more in between-the issue of wars, and specifically religious wars , is considered.


Related Topix: Religion

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch


The Unbelievers university tour stops at Ohio State University at 7 p.m. on Monday at Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St. Tickets are $15 for OSU students and $30 for nonstudents.


Related Topix: Ohio State University, Religion, Arizona State University, Columbus, OH

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Saudi Arabia Codifies Atheism as Terrorism

Our partners in peace in Saudi Arabia has now made it a crime to not believe in God.


Related Topix: Terrorism, Religion, Prison

Doctor's Real-Life Switch From Atheism to Christianity Inspired ...

Yip's character, an atheist who converts to Christianity after meeting protagonist Josh Wheaton on campus, is actually based on a real-life doctor who went through a similar experience decades ago.


Related Topix: Religion, Medicine, Surgery, US Politics, US News