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What’s Killing The Atheist Movement?

What’s Killing The Atheist Movement?<p>August 20, 2016 by David Smalley<p>Remember when our friends could be wrong?<br>I do. Lots of my friends were idiots …

After a Pastor Said the Bible Was Perfect, a Young Atheist Responded With a Point-By-Point Rebuttal

August 15, 2016 by Hemant Mehta<p><b>Pastor Greg Locke</b> made a video last month claiming the Bible was infallible. It’s nothing you haven’t heard a pastor …

What *Really* Made Me an Atheist?

August 22, 2016 by Dale McGowan<p><b>by Dale McGowan</b><br>Author of <i>Atheism for Dummies</i><p><b>For years, people told me why I was an atheist.</b> I was mad at God. I just …

City Crafts Plan to Try and Stop Atheists’ Battle to Remove ‘Historic’ Religious Symbol — but There’s a Big Catch

As an atheist group continues its call for the removal of a nativity scene on permanent display inside of a New Mexico city park, officials are planning a work-around that could prevent a possible lawsuit: selling the tiny plot of land on which the symbol stands.<p>The Freedom From Religion Foundation …

Defiant Sheriff Posts ‘In God We Trust’ Decals and Unleashes Tough Response to Atheists Who Don’t Like It

A defiant Texas police chief who responded to atheists’ demands that he remove “In God We Trust” decals by telling them to “go fly a kite” has inspired yet another law enforcement official to add the nation’s motto to his department’s patrol vehicles.<p>Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks announced on …

Really Listening to Atheists: Taking Nonbelief Seriously

When Larry Alex Taunton talked to young atheists about why they left Christianity, he interpreted their objections as matters of style, not substance. That's not accurate or fair.<p>As an atheist, I have frequently had religious acquaintances and even family members misunderstand the basis for my lack …

Atheist Group Gives $20,000 Donation to Doctors Without Borders Following Hospital Bombing

By Hemant Mehta<p>Kudos to the Freedom From Religion Foundation and its new humanitarian arm Nonbelief Relief for making a $20,000 donation to Doctors …

Doctors Without Borders

Can atheists find spirituality without God?

<i>Pondering why people continue to be religious in the 21st century, lifelong atheist Gary Bryson heads to a Sunday assembly and speaks to a secular</i> …

Mississippi pastor-turned-teacher mocks atheist 'fools' in his public school history class

A teacher at a public school district in Mississippi that has been in trouble for proselytizing students told his class that atheists are “fools,” …

High School

Kentucky City Fights to Save Cross on Water Tower After Atheist Group Demands its Removal

Residents of a Kentucky city are pushing back against an atheist group that is attempting to have a cross removed from a water tower with the help of …

Atheist Richard Dawkins Calls It ‘Disgraceful’ That Presidential Hopefuls Are Creationists — and Reveals Which Religion Has ‘Maximum Toxicity’

Atheist biologist Richard Dawkins decried the fact that some Republican presidential candidates are creationists, calling it “disgraceful” and proclaiming that evolution is a “fact” that “you can not seriously disbelieve,” in an interview with Fox News’ Alan Colmes this week.<p>Dawkins repeatedly …

Christian Apologists React to the Rise of Atheism

They're going through all the five stages of grief.

Faith

Civil Rights March Silences Scoffers

It was part camp meeting, part joyful picnic and part a determined, almost fierce political rally uniting people of so many kinds and conditions.<p>Above all, it was an answer to the scoffers hoping for the worst. Gov. George Wallace of Alabama had sneered at what he called an organized civil war, a …

Immigration Policy, the West Indies, and Canadian Black Activism in the 1960s

Last month I wrote about a protest held by Toronto’s Black Lives Matter movement and the emergence of the Black Canadian Lives syllabus/hashtag as a …

#BlackLivesMatter Goes Global

Black Lives Matter may have started in the U.S. in response to police violence against black people, but its message has now gone global.<p>Mass protests have recently taken place not only across the U.S. but also in countries including France, England, Senegal, Canada, South Africa and Germany.<p>Just …

Racial bias found in Texas death penalty cases, Harvard Law School study says

Harris County was named one of 16 ‘outlier’ counties in the US, where five or more death sentences were assessed between 2010 and 2015<p>A Harvard Law School study has found that racial bias, overly aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants affect death penalty cases in …

4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating

The post 4 Science-Backed Methods to Stop Procrastinating appeared first on Trello Blog.You have a huge deadline hanging over your head, and you know …

Procrastination

How To Train Your Brain to Push Past Perfectionism

Perfectionism isn’t hard-wired, it’s learned. Which means we can unlearn it too, with these methods.<p>The fear of failure greatly impedes performance. That’s why most successful people are less likely to be perfectionists. After all, think about all of the quick, important decisions high-level people …

The 12-Step Process that Will Train Your Brain to Write More Every Day

Can you reprogram your brain to develop a consistent writing habit? Yes, you can, says this programmer and bestselling author.<p>Whether you're a professional writer trying to meet a deadline or word count target, or you're trying to write that first great novel during the in-between moments of your …

How to Become a More Productive Writer: 7 Helpful Tips

Learn tips and strategies that'll help you get more writing done without feeling like pulling your hair out.

Black Lives Matter activists launch Abolition Square encampment, demanding reparations, end to Broken Windows policing

<b>(Salon/Ben Norton)</b><p>PHOTO ESSAY: Inside #ShutDownCityHallNYC, where the Movement for Black Lives is holding an Occupy-style protest<p>Ben Norton<p>August 5, 2016 11:59am (UTC)<p>Revolution is in the air again in New York City.<p>Five years after the launch of Occupy Wall Street, activists have begun a new …

Watch The New Mothers Of The Movement Documentary

After the cameras disperse, the hashtags stop trending and the protestors go home, the mothers of those who have died by the hands of police are left …

Talking With Activist Michaela Angela Davis About Black Lives Matter, Self-Care, And Afro-Feminism

I practice radical self-care because I want radical change<p>A few years ago, I was introduced to a woman with these simple sentences: “T, this is Michaela. I feel like you should know each other. You might get along.”<p>Judging purely by the golden halo of an afro she sported, in tandem with some of the …

Atheist Professor Gives Chelsea Handler a Great Example of How Religion Controls Women’s Sexuality

By Hemant Mehta<p>On a recent episode of <i>Chelsea</i> on Netflix, <b>Chelsea Handler</b> spoke with a couple of celebrities about their religious faith. And after the …

Mary Magdalene

When Science Stands Up To Creationism

Overwhelming hard data from biology, geology and anthropology — gathered with a firm grasp of the workings of evolution — prove false the claims made by creationists.<p>Earth is not 6,000 years old and it wasn't shaped by a great flood 4,500 years ago. (Earth is 4.5 billion years old.) Humans and …