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Why do Americans still dislike atheists?

"Atheism," Dmitry Dzhus (2007)

By Gregory Paul and Phil Zuckerman, Washington Post (April 29, 2011) Long after blacks and Jews have made great strides, and even as homosexuals gain respect, acceptance and new rights, there is still a group that lots of Americans just don’t

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Protected: Deceased Designs

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“New Israel”

Can we take truckloads of soil from Israel and dump it on a platform in the middle of the sea, so as to build an Israel-sized island? We could call it “New Israel.” The Fisk piece below, which collects from

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God: Better Off Without Him?

[ “Christian fundamentalists claim religion is associated with lower rates of violence, teen pregnancy and divorce. A new study says they couldn’t be more wrong,” reads Alternet’s header for the story. This piece is thought provoking for theists and atheists

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Nine Defy Vatican’s Ban on Ordination of Women

26 July 2005 | Washington Post by Doug Struck GANANOQUE, Ontario, July 25 — Nine women in white robes knelt on the deck of a cruise boat Monday in religious ceremonies they say will make them the first female Catholic

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Venezuela’s Chavez hits back at Catholic critics

Jul 13, 2005 | Reuters by Pascal Fletcher CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez accused Roman Catholic bishops on Wednesday of opposing his left-wing rule and being “out of touch with reality” after they questioned his populist policies.

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Abortion Opponents For Kerry

[ This piece by Mark Roche, dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, follows up an earlier piece on increases in abortions under Bush. Roche, who condemns abortion, writes: … many Catholics seem

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Can Prayers Heal? Critics Say Studies Go Past Science’s Reach

10 October 2004 | New York Times by BENEDICT CAREY In 2001, two researchers and a Columbia University fertility expert published a startling finding in a respected medical journal: women undergoing fertility treatment who had been prayed for by Christian

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Next Church to Shun Israel?: Anglican leaders following Presbyterians

Anglican Network Urges Sanctions on Israel: Report 24 Sept. 2004 | IslamOnline.net London — Inspired by an earlier successful campaign against apartheid in South Africa, a leading international Anglican group has asked sanctions on Israel and a boycott of businesses

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Violence May Force Iraq to Bypass Hotspots in Election

6 September 2004 | Los Angeles Times Plan would allow voting to proceed in January but might undermine credibility of the results by Patrick J. McDonnell BAGHDAD — Iraq remains on course to hold landmark elections in January, but violence

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