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Journey of an Ex-Muslim atheist from Bangladesh to the USA

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Guest post by Zerin M. Firoze Please read last week’s post for the first part of the journey of this brave young woman. A year ago, every moment of my life passed with the constant fear of rape and death. Islamic extremists could break into my house and kill me at any moment. The Bangladeshi […]

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Journey of a Bangladeshi Woman from Islam to Atheism

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Guest post by Zerin M. Firoze I never believed in religion, not even as a child. Religions, particularly Islam, never made sense to me. However, I used to believe in Allah—The Almighty God who created the whole universe. After all, just like most Muslim kids, it was drilled into my head that there is no […]

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When Will the US Have Its Own Cleopatra?

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Cleopatra, the most well-known but not the first female pharaoh, ruled Egypt 2000 years ago. The first woman ruler of Egypt may have been Sobekneferu who ruled 1800 years before Cleopatra. Moving closer to the present, there have been 59 countries who have had women leaders in the past fifty years according to a 2016 […]

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Women Doing Street Epistemology

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Epistemology = “The theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.” This week’s blog post is about Street Epistemology (SE). I interviewed three women who have learned about its methods and have engaged in conversations with people who hold religious […]

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Reading with Little Bit: A Critical Look at The Chronicles of Narnia – Introduction

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By Alexis Record Magic spells, witches, and my devotedly conservative Christian parents are okay with it? Wow! I had a lot of restrictions growing up in the 80s and 90s during the height of my experience with evangelical culture. Leaders in our religious tradition considered many books, types of music, and television shows to be […]

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The Arrogance of Religious Thought

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By author William A. Zingrone I wrote the recently published The Arrogance of Religious Thought long before the epitome of arrogance and religion joined hands in the most insidious of ways delivering us the Trump Presidency that looms before our very eyes. I already felt it was time, with just over a decade passed in this New […]

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Socrates in Your Pocket – How Atheos Breaks Through Dogmatism

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By Christine Vigeant Christine Vigeant is a mother of two young children and a secular activist. She is currently working towards an MA in German Studies at the University of Oregon where she teaches German to undergraduates. Christine is a Ronald E. McNair scholar, has worked with the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, […]

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Where did that name YHWH come from?

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Unless you are Jewish or took a course in religion during your lifetime, you may not even know what the letters YHWH stand for. No worries. It is the name of God written in Hebrew in the Torah or, as Christians call it, the Old Testament. The word is composed of all consonants because the […]

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The Garden of Eden

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And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east; and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst of the […]

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Adventure Finders

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Adventure Finders! by Rod Espinosa Adventure Finders is a story about chasing one’s dream no matter what may come. In a small town at the edge of the empire, Clariette grows up with the dream of one day becoming a great warrior. She is friendly and popular in town. Adopted at birth, she grows up with […]

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