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If you're finishing your degree in secular studies and are trying to decide where in the country you want to plant your godless stakes, here are some places to avoid. By Greta Christina | 8 June 2011 AlterNet Let’s be clear. It’s not like it’s easy to be an atheist anywhere in the U.S. Atheists are the most distrusted and disliked of all minority groups — more than blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, and gays and lesbians — and polls show that Americans are less likely to vote for an atheist than they are for a person in any other minority or marginalized category.
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. The research came from Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer of Penn State .
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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.
Top Ten Myths of Popular Psychology
Redated from March 2009.
By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY If you pray to God, to whom — or what — are you praying? When you sing God Bless America , whose blessing are you seeking? In the USA, God — or the idea of a God — permeates daily life.
It’s been a long time since we last published a list of quotes. Many atheists are people of fairly high intellect and their quotes are often witty and thought provoking.
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An unscrupulous charlatan or a deluded fool who preys on the vulnerable. The imaginary super power of twats.
November 9, 2010 | Like this article? 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.
Just like Porky Pig, a coalition of non-theist groups in North Carolina has reminded Americans that “under God” wasn’t always in the Pledge of Allegiance. Back in 1939, a Porky Pig cartoon, “Old Glory”, featured America’s favorite side of bacon reciting a pre-McCarthy Pledge of Allegiance. Of note, and now resulting in a resurgence of popularity for the porcine pledger, is the absence of “under God” from his recitation. In contrast to the assertions of many Christian revisionists, it simply wasn’t there until the Cold War.
By MARSHALL EVANS - RICHARDDAWKINS.NET Added: Sunday, 24 May 2009 at 1:00 AM Introductory note: I happened to have breakfast with Marshall Evans (not his real name) at the American Atheists conference in Atlanta in April 2009. He looks exactly what he is, an American military pilot, flying jets from aircraft carriers. Perhaps naively, I was surprised to meet such a man at an atheist conference, and I curiously asked him about his story. When I heard that he had been home schooled by fundamentalist parents, who had thrown away his treasured collection of science books because they mentioned Darwin, I wanted to hear more. When I heard that his atheism and his liberalism had caused his mother to disown him and his brother to sever all connection with him as 'the enemy', I was moved to ask him if he would like to write a brief account of his life for RD.net.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. -- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) (I have seen this attributed to Truman, as well) It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)