Atheism & Humanism

A Chaplain And an Atheist Go to War

September 4, 2010

Author: Michael M. Phillips

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467004575463833265055248.html

They say there are no atheists in foxholes. There's one on the front lines here, though, and the chaplain isn't thrilled about it.

 

Navy Chaplain Terry Moran is steeped in the Bible and believes all of it. His assistant, Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class...

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Kentucky State Fair's Atheist Booth Sparks Spirited Discussions

August 25, 2010

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/2010308250113

In a small booth nestled between a vendor of
roasted almonds and models of arch-style steel
buildings and infrared saunas, Frank Lovell and
Billy Joe Wright spent close to half an hour
debating the existence of God, the afterlife and
the role of Christianity in the nation’s founding.

Neither...

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Group Putting Up 20 Anti-Religious Billboards Across Tampa Bay

August 11, 2010

Author: Michelle Bearden

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/aug/11/group-putting-up-20-anti-religious-billboards-acro/

An anti-religion group is taking advantage of Florida's battered economy by launching a low-budget billboard blitz.

"To be honest, the price was right," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. "We got some...

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In Montana, a Fight Over Separation Of Church And Fairgrounds

August 11, 2010

Author: Tess Civantos

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/11/montana-church-service-moved-liberal-ville-county-fair-grounds-complaints/

Leaders of a Christian organization are convinced a group of atheists were successful in getting annual fellowship services moved from the Missoula County Fair, but church organizers say they’re determined to make the best of their new...

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In Montana, a Fight Over Separation Of Church And Fairgrounds

August 11, 2010

Author: Tess Civantos

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/08/11/montana-church-service-moved-liberal-ville-county-fair-grounds-complaints/

Leaders of a Christian organization are convinced a group of atheists were successful in getting annual fellowship services moved from the Missoula County Fair, but church organizers say they’re determined to make the best of their new...

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Group Putting Up 20 Anti-Religious Billboards Across Tampa Bay

August 11, 2010

Author: Michelle Bearden

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/aug/11/group-putting-up-20-anti-religious-billboards-acro/

An anti-religion group is taking advantage of Florida's battered economy by launching a low-budget billboard blitz.

"To be honest, the price was right," says Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. "We got some...

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Atheists 'Could Set Up Free Schools'

July 28, 2010

Author: Graeme Paton

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7914808/Atheists-could-set-up-free-schools.html

The Education Secretary said he would be "interested" to look at proposals for non-religious schools from figures such Professor Richard Dawkins.

Prof Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said last month that he approved of the idea of setting up a "free-...

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'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear In Major Cities

July 28, 2010

Author: Stephanie Rice

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0728/Anti-Islamic-bus-ads-appear-in-major-cities

The growing debate over Islam's place in America, which is escalating in light of plans to build a mosque near ground zero, is increasingly playing out on city streets across the country. On the sides of buses, to be precise.

Several groups are...

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'Anti-Islamic' Bus Ads Appear In Major Cities

July 28, 2010

Author: Stephanie Rice

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0728/Anti-Islamic-bus-ads-appear-in-major-cities

The growing debate over Islam's place in America, which is escalating in light of plans to build a mosque near ground zero, is increasingly playing out on city streets across the country. On the sides of buses, to be precise.

Several groups are...

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Atheists 'Could Set Up Free Schools'

July 28, 2010

Author: Graeme Paton

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/7914808/Atheists-could-set-up-free-schools.html

The Education Secretary said he would be "interested" to look at proposals for non-religious schools from figures such Professor Richard Dawkins.

Prof Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said last month that he approved of the idea of setting up a "free-...

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Woodruff Council Holds Firm On Prayers

July 27, 2010

Author: Jason Spencer

Source: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100727/ARTICLES/7271013/1051/NEWS01?p=all&tc=pgall

In his prayer opening the City Council meeting here Monday night, Pastor Randall Parnell of Northside Baptist Church proclaimed, “Let it be known that right here in Woodruff, South Carolina, we believe in Jesus Christ our savior.”

Nearly all of the 30...

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Woodruff Council Holds Firm On Prayers

July 27, 2010

Author: Jason Spencer

Source: The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20100727/ARTICLES/7271013/1051/NEWS01?p=all&tc=pgall

In his prayer opening the City Council meeting here Monday night, Pastor Randall Parnell of Northside Baptist Church proclaimed, “Let it be known that right here in Woodruff, South Carolina, we believe in Jesus Christ our savior.”

Nearly all of the 30...

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Chinese Turn to Religion to Fill a Spiritual Vacuum

July 18, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128544048

Alongside China's astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been taking place.

In the country's first major survey on religious beliefs, conducted in 2006, 31.4 percent of about 4,500 people questioned described themselves as religious. That amounts to more than 300 million religious believers, an...

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