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Texas gov. says religious freedom is not freedom from religion

by Associated Press
June 15, 2013

Print: The Washington Post

Rick Perry on Thursday signed a law protecting Christmas and other holiday celebrations in Texas public schools from legal challenges.

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Syrian teenager executed by Islamists for blasphemy

ABC News
June 10, 2013

Print: ABC News

Members of an Islamist group have allegedly executed a 15-year-old boy in front of his parents as punishment for what the group regarded as blasphemy.

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For atheists, all religion is superstition

by Herb Silverman
June 1, 2013

Print: The Washington Post

The “Good Book” is seriously flawed. Which book am I talking about?  It could be any book.

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The Problem of Muslim Leadership

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
May 28, 2013

Print: The Wall Street Journal

Another Islamist terror attack, another round of assurances that it had nothing to do with the religion of peace.

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Dear Pope, Atheists Don’t Need Redemption

by Staks Rosch
May 24, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

Thanks, Pope Francis, but I’m not worried about going to Hell. And I’m not interested in being “redeemed” by Jesus.

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Christianity declining 50% faster than thought in Britain

by John Bingham
May 19, 2013

Print: The Telegraph

Christianity could be facing a catastrophic collapse in Britain according to official figures.

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Crowd Led by Priests Attack Gay Rights Marchers in Georgia

by Andrew Roth
May 19, 2013

Print: The New York Times

A throng of thousands led by priests in black robes surged through police cordons in Tbilisi and attacked a group of about 50 gay rights demonstrators.

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The dark side of home schooling: creating soldiers for the culture war

by Katherine Stewart
May 11, 2013

Print: The Guardian

The Christian home school subculture isn’t a children-first movement. Some former students are bravely speaking out.

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After Boston, Little Change in Views of Islam and Violence

Pew Research Center
May 11, 2013

Print: Pew Research Center

The public’s views of Islam have changed little in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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An Atheist Muslim’s Perspective on the ‘Root Causes’ of Islamist Jihadism

by Ali A. Rizvi
May 5, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

For the fast-growing secularist/humanist movement, criticism of religion isn’t a demonstration of bigotry but a struggle against it.

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U.S. Muslims More Moderate Than Muslims Worldwide, Poll Finds

by Omar Sacirbey
May 2, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than other Muslims abroad.

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Yes, Of Course It Was Jihad

by Andrew Sullivan
April 24, 2013

Print: The Dish

When will some understand how dangerous religious fundamentalism truly is?

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Christianity As State Religion Supported by 1/3rd of Americans

by Emily Swanson
April 8, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

A new national poll finds widespread support for making Christianity the official religion of the United States of America.

(6) comments | Read the full article.

Half of Christians Think Jesus Will Return Within 40 Years

by Heather Brady
March 29, 2013

Print: Slate

A Pew Research Center survey on religious beliefs in America shows that about half believe Jesus will either definitely or probably return in the next 40 years.

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Filipino Crucifixion Reenactment on Good Friday Draws Penitents and Onlookers

by Aaron Favila
March 29, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

Devotees in villages in the northern Philippines took part in a bloody annual ritual to mark Good Friday.

(1) comments | Read the full article.

What a New Pope Means for Atheists

by Dave Muscato
March 14, 2013

Print: The Friendly Atheist

It doesn’t really matter if the new pope is liberal or conservative.

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Do countries lose religion as they gain wealth?

By Kazi Stastna
March 12, 2013

Print: CBC News

Poor nations have the highest proportion of people who identify as religious.

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Muslim mob torches Christian homes in Pakistan after reports man committed blasphemy

by Associated Press
March 10, 2013

Print: The National Post

Hundreds of people in Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighbourhood Saturday after hearing reports that a man had committed blasphemy against Islam’s prophet.

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Big Government Kills Religion

by Nigel Barber
March 1, 2013

Print: The Huffington Post

Big government helps citizens to feel more secure and less in need of religious reassurance

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The real church scandal

by Herb Silverman
February 23, 2013

Print: The Washington Post

Lives are being destroyed by the Catholic Church’s faith-based approach to real-world problems

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