Why Are Non-Religious People Unhappy About the Growing Number of Non-Religious People?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: Why are non-religious people unhappy about the growing number of non-religious people?

(You can read more about the study in question here.)

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Evolutionary Art

I saw this in Freethought Today and had to share it. It’s a painting by LaVera Langeman called “Evolution“:

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Pedophile Priest Uses a Ticket to Heaven to Manipulate His Victim

This is one of the cases that pushes so many of us from being mere atheists into becoming angry atheists. It’s a case of unadulterated religious abuse — the kind that wouldn’t be possible if we taught our children critical thinking instead of unsubstantiated faith and unthinking respect for authority. This is the kind of thing that lends credence to the argument that “religion poisons everything.”

Like so many others before him, and doubtless many more to come, Belfast priest James Martin Donaghy has been convicted of sexual assault — a total of seventeen offenses against three boys, though he has since admitted to the existence of other victims. These were boys he found and groomed through his work as a parish priest. Tragic, infuriating, but hardly unusual.

The devil, you might say, is in the details.

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‘Do the New Atheists Have Any New Ideas?’ Here’s Why That’s a Bad Question

For some reason, Andrew Brown of The Guardian is rehashing that decade-old question with Daniel Dennett: Do the New Atheists bring any new ideas to the table? (For the sake of this post, I’ll use the “New Atheist” terminology, even though it’s a media creation rather than anything substantive.)

The short answer, of course, is no.

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Liberty Counsel: DOMA Repeal Will Lead to Christian Revolution

There’s a revolution coming — led by Christian Americans who are furious that the Supreme Court has redefined their marriages.

Or so says Mat Staver, the chairman of notoriously anti-gay Liberty Counsel. It comes as no surprise that Staver has long warned about the apocalyptic repercussions of repealing the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8. Now that the Supreme Court has all but abolished both anti-gay laws, Staver won’t keep quiet.

Here’s the video, courtesy of Right Wing Watch:

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