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10 Scariest States to Be An Atheist - Network for Church Monitoring. The Holy Bible: King James Version (9780529064639): Thomas Nelson. What atheists are really concerned about. Most teachers lukewarm at best on evolution. Two political science professors claim a strong majority of US biology teachers either don’t advocate the theory of evolution, or flat out promote either creationism or intelligent design.

Most teachers lukewarm at best on evolution

The research came from Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer of Penn State. They looked through the results of a wider survey of 926 biology teachers in public schools who’d been picked as a representative sample. The survey included statistical questions about the time spent on particular subjects, and open-ended questions about the teachers’ views on evolution. The pair then divided the respondents into three groups: 28% structure their classes to include evidence that evolution occurred, and use it as a unifying theme (the approach recommended by the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences) 60% do not strongly endorse either evolution or alternative explanations. 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can (And Must) Agree On. And if we agree that we tend to exaggerate about the other guy, can we also agree that... 7.

10 Things Christians and Atheists Can (And Must) Agree On

We Tend to Exaggerate About Ourselves, Too If you're like me, there's this weird process that happens when you encounter somebody who believes the opposite as you, especially when they're really pushy about it. Research Finds that Atheists are Most Hated and Distrusted Minority. Intolerance is a bitter beast. There are many groups in America that are subject to discrimination and prejudice, but none are more hated than atheists. Research conducted a couple years ago at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis found that atheists are more distrusted than muslims or homosexuals in the US. Austin Cline from writes, “Every single study that has ever looked at the issue has revealed massive amounts of bigotry and prejudice against atheists in America. The most recent data shows that atheists are more distrusted and despised than any other minority and that an atheist is the least likely person that Americans would vote for in a presidential election.

It’s not just that atheists are hated, though, but also that atheists seem to represent everything about modernity which Americans dislike or fear. This group does not at all agree with my vision of American society… ChristWire. Dear friends, we are living in cruel days.


Evil hours. eSkeptic » Wednesday, September 1st, 2010. Top Ten Mythsof Popular Psychology Virtually every day, the news media, television shows, films, and Internet bombard us with claims regarding a host of psychological topics: psychics, out of body experiences, recovered memories, and lie detection, to name a few.

eSkeptic » Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Even a casual stroll through our neighborhood bookstore reveals dozens of self-help, relationship, recovery, and addiction books that serve up generous portions of advice for steering our paths along life’s rocky road. Yet many popular psychology sources are rife with misconceptions. Ebon Musings: The Theist's Guide to Converting Atheists. Do Christians REALLY Believe? Redated from March 2009.

Do Christians REALLY Believe?

Americans' views of God shape attitudes on key issues. By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY If you pray to God, to whom — or what — are you praying?

Americans' views of God shape attitudes on key issues

When you sing God Bless America, whose blessing are you seeking? In the USA, God — or the idea of a God — permeates daily life. 20 More Quotes By Atheists. Religion It’s been a long time since we last published a list of quotes.

20 More Quotes By Atheists

Many atheists are people of fairly high intellect and their quotes are often witty and thought provoking. Here I have chosen the best 20 (after the first list) and, of course, you can add any that you want to the comments. Here is the first part. 20. Atheist Propaganda: Questions biblical creationists can't answer without making me laugh. Basic questions (no education required):

Atheist Propaganda: Questions biblical creationists can't answer without making me laugh

Holy Taco’s Flowchart to Help You Determine What Religion You Should Follow. Atheist Nexus. Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives. Ask just about anyone.

Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives

They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals. Just name the situation, and ask. They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Nonsense. Teenage Atheist: Unintelligent Design: Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve. Artificial Intelligence Chat with God. Exposing the Dirty Truth That Bush's New Memoir Tries to Cover Up. November 9, 2010 | Like this article?

Exposing the Dirty Truth That Bush's New Memoir Tries to Cover Up

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. In George W. Bush’s book Decision Points, the former president tells a story of his presidency based on his own say-so. BAKER: Bush was already looking forward to invading Iraq years earlier. BUSH: He was mortified by the disaster that resulted from Hurricane Katrina (and takes some responsibility for the slow response) BAKER: The incompetence of the federal government was the result of willful neglect of FEMA, the agency in charge of response.

BAKER: Father and son were joined in the family enterprise from the start. - American Atheists. Welcome to the United Atheist Front. Patriotic billboard campaign: One nation, indivisible. State of the Nation. Atheist Statistics. Source: Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005). * NOTE: The estimates of the number of atheists in North Korea, China and Cuba may be unreliable. The best data available have been used in making these estimates, but the people in these three nations live under Communist governments which have traditionally suppressed religious freedom and officially (often forcibly) endorsed atheism.

These figures are based on responses to survey questions about beliefs. There may be overlap between people who self-identify as adherents of an organized religion, while at the same time hold beliefs which categorize them an atheist. Note: The Communist nations of China, Cuba and North Korea were not included in this study. The statistical incidence and classification of atheism among world religions is discussed on the Major Religions of the World page. ID Creationist Bingo - Skeptico. Textbook disclaimer stickers. This post is for people tracking the bizarre ethical slide of The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. (CPBR). As you probably know from my earlier posts, CPBR sends out a yearly invitation to plant biotechnology researchers to submit grant proposals. Part of the emailed PDF has instructions on how to make a scientific poster, and a big part of that section was created by copying/pasting text from my page on the topic (but with no quotation marks and no attribution).

Because I happen to have an official copyright registration on my poster design page, the PDF is in violation of U.S. copyright law. So, in addition to being able to sue CPBR rather easily, I can can also use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to send Notifications of Copyright Infringement (NOCIs) to have the CPBR document (PDF and any paper copies) destroyed.