Atheism & Humanism

Atheist or Agnostic, a Place for Humanists

December 1, 2010

Author: Rich Barlow

Source: Boston University Today

http://www.bu.edu/today/node/11962

John McCargar found religion fascinating by the time he was seven, an age when most children would sooner eat broccoli than attend church. “I was a strange kid,” he says with a laugh. Growing up, he sampled a number of religions—from Christianity to Deism—and by the time he got to BU, he was a Mormon.

Non-Religious Group Offers Alternative

November 30, 2010

Author: Karissa Bursch

Source: The Crimson White

http://www.cw.ua.edu/2010/11/30/non-religious-group-offers-alternative/

There are many religious organizations on campus that cover a wide spectrum of faiths, sects and beliefs. However, where do students go who consider themselves non-religious?

 

The University’s student-led atheist and agnostic organization, Alabama Atheists and Agnostics, or AAA, is a...

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Famed Atheist Christopher Hitchens to Debate At Christian School In Plano

November 17, 2010

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111710dnmethitchens.40dba40.html

If you're a Christian school bent on bringing in an atheist to test students' faith, why not shoot for the stars?

 

That was the thinking at Prestonwood Christian Academy, which landed Christopher Hitchens, a celebrity skeptic and author of...

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Bulgarian Atheists Rally On International Tolerance Day

November 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Novinite.com

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=122222

Bulgarian atheists from all around the country gathered Saturday in front of the National Statistical Institute in order to protest for the right to be properly indicated in the population census.

 

They insist on the Statistical Institute including the "atheist" option as an answer to the religious beliefs question in the census papers.

Atheist Students Find Their Place In the Interfaith Movement

November 2, 2010

Author: Chris Stedman

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-stedman/atheist-students-find-the_b_775707.html

Atheists are leading the charge for interfaith cooperation. If that sounds contradictory, allow me to confirm: I just saw it with my own eyes.

 

Last weekend, more than 200 college students and 100 faculty and staff from across the United States converged in...

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Russia’s Atheists Organize to Protect and Promote Secularism

October 30, 2010

Author: Paul Goble

Source: The Georgian Daily

http://georgiandaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20317&Itemid=72

At a time when religious organizations are seeking an ever greater role in Russia’s public life and when clashes among them are increasingly frequent, Russia’s atheist community has formed a new public movement to defend secularism, a principle enshrined in the Russian...

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Religious Skeptics Disagree On How Aggressively to Challenge the Devout

October 10, 2010

Author: Mitchell Landsberg

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/religion/la-me-humanists-20101010,0,7099867.story

As the largest organization of American atheists, agnostics and other religious skeptics gathered in Los Angeles this weekend, there was a predictable amount of scorn heaped on Christians, Jews and Muslims.

 

Religion was dismissed as "nonsense" and "...

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Visitor Center's 'In God We Trust' Safe, for Now

October 2, 2010

Author: Bob Unruh

Source: World Net Daily

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=210073

A court decision in Wisconsin has turned back an attack on the inclusion of the national motto "In God We Trust" and the Pledge of Allegiance at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, a $600 million-plus facility that highlights the heritage of the United States.

 

The ruling from U.S. District Judge William M. Conley...

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Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans

September 28, 2010

Author: Laurie Goodstein

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/us/28religion.html?ref=religion_and_belief

Americans are by all measures a deeply religious people, but they are also deeply ignorant about religion.

 

Researchers from the independent Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life phoned more than 3,400 Americans and asked them 32 questions about the Bible, Christianity and...

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Papal Visit: Linking the Godless to a Lack Of Values Is Wrong, Say Critics

September 16, 2010

Author: Maev Kennedy and Riazat Butt

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/16/papal-visit-linking-godless-lack-values-wrong

The pope is wrong, and unhelpful, to speak of "atheist extremism" in contemporary Britain, according to Christian, Muslim, Jewish and humanist voices.

 

Paul Handley, managing editor of the Church Times, termed the pope's remarks "a decent bit of...

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Atheist Billboard Provokes Oklahoman Christians

September 11, 2010

Author: Sean Murphy

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jzTzDhWpR4NBMVrYHCQHkz1nEgQQD9I597600

Atheists in Oklahoma City have erected a billboard seeking fellow non-believers, and Satanists have scheduled a conference in a city-owned building, drawing criticism from ministers in a state where more than eight out of 10 people say...

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