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The Blessings of Atheism

by Susan Jacoby
January 6, 2013

Print: The New York Times

The widespread misapprehension that atheists believe in nothing positive is one of the main reasons secularly inclined Americans do not wield public influence commensurate with their numbers.

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Why must the nation grieve with God?

By Lawrence Krauss
December 28, 2012

Print: CNN

Why must it be a natural expectation that any national tragedy will be accompanied by prayers?

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1 in 6 People Worldwide are Religiously Unaffiliated

The Pew Forum
December 18, 2012

Print: The Pew Forum

According to a new global study, the religiously unaffiliated number 1.1 billion, accounting for about one-in-six (16%) people worldwide.

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Atheists around world suffer persecution, discrimination: report

By Robert Evans
December 11, 2012

Print: Reuters

In at least seven nations, atheists can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a new report.

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Dinosaurs and Denial

by Charles M. Blow
December 8, 2012

Print: The New York Times

Finally, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida — a Tea Party darling and possible 2016 presidential candidate — admits that dinosaurs and humans didn’t co-exist.

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The Death of “Near Death”: Even If Heaven Is Real, You Aren’t Seeing It

By Kyle Hill
December 4, 2012

Print: Scientific American

As Richard Feynman said, “It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.”

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Does the Universe Have a Purpose?

By Neil Degrasse Tyson
November 29, 2012

Video: The Templeton Foundation

Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked by the Templeton Foundation to answer the question “Does the Universe Have a Purpose”?

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A Rationalist Fights to Disprove Miracles in India

By Ashley Cleek
November 24, 2012

Print: The World

As reports of the supernatural spring up, groups of rationalists in India have made it their job to disprove them.

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Atheists sue IRS for failure to monitor church politicking

By Kimberly Winston
November 16, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

A First Amendment watchdog group is suing the Internal Revenue Service for failing to challenge the tax-exempt status of churches whose pastors engage in partisan politicking from the pulpit.

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The ‘stupid party’

By Herb Silverman
November 16, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently urged his Republican Party to “stop being the stupid party.”

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Arizona Democrat to replace defeated Pete Stark as sole atheist in Congress

By Kimberly Winston
November 7, 2012

Print: The Washington Post

Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., the only openly atheist member of Congress, lost his race for another term on Tuesday (Nov. 6).

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Belief in Miracles on the Rise

By David Briggs
October 31, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

A new study finds that the number of Americans who definitely believe in religious miracles increased 22 percent in the past two decades.

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How Christian fundamentalism feeds the toxic partisanship of US politics

By Katherine Stewart
October 27, 2012

Print: The Guardian

When evangelicals attack ‘the gay agenda’ of an anti-bullying event in schools, something is sick in America’s religious culture.

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Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy

By Shawn Lawrence Otto
October 18, 2012

Print: Scientific American

The United States faced down authoritarian governments on the left and right. Now it may be facing an even greater challenge from within.

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‘Young Earth’ Baloney on the House Science Committee

By Christopher Lane
October 13, 2012

Print: The Huffington Post

A Republican congressman has dismissed evolution, the Big Bang theory and embryology as “lies straight from the pit of hell.”

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“Nones” on the Rise

The Pew Research Center
October 10, 2012

Print: The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

One-in-five U.S. adults have no religious affiliation.

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No, you’re not entitled to your opinion

By Patrick Stokes
October 6, 2012

Print: The Conversation

The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned.

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Leaving Westboro

By Jen Gerson
September 30, 2012

Print: The National Post

Nate Phelps traded his father’s hate-fuelled faith for atheism.

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How evangelicals are making children their missionaries in public schools

by Katherine Stewart
September 25, 2012

Print: The Guardian

Adults can’t proselytise in schools – but kids can. Hence a new scam by fundamentalists to circumvent church-state separation.

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Activist Arrested Over ‘Innocence’ Allegations

by Mike Giglio
September 16, 2012

Print: The Daily Beast

The harrowing ordeal of an atheist man attacked by an angry mob in Cairo over accusations he posted a link to the anti-Muslim film on Facebook.

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