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Separation of Church and State

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Guest post by M. D. Fisher “Wouldn’t it be great if our society lived by the Bible?” is a sentiment I have heard many times.  Every time I hear it I get riled up because it requires gross ignorance to make such a statement. Most of Europe from the fourth century until the sixteenth either […]

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Who Invented Heaven?

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One of the major promises of virtually all religions is that after you die here on earth, you will be taken to a paradise in heaven where everything will be perfect forever. Of course, you have to do everything the religion requires you to do to qualify. In some cases that is separating your dishes […]

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The Not-So-Intelligent Designer

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Ever wonder why we have an appendix? Why so much of our genome is superfluous? Or, in my case, ever give birth to a baby with severe physical deformities who could not safely be born without medical intervention, and then have your friends quote the biblical psalm at you about God knitting a baby together […]

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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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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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