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Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 10 2011

10 Scariest States to Be an Atheist

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 …

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Jun 08 2011

High School Atheist Ostracized by Town — Atheist Community Steps Up

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was ostracized, threatened, and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in. Whatever you think about atheists — good, bad, mixed, indifferent — this story should seriously trouble you. Damon Fowler, an …

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Jun 07 2011

Do Atheists Have Better Sex?

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Leaving religion doesn’t change people’s sexual behavior very much — but it vastly improves how they feel about it. Do atheists have better sex? Yes. According to science, that is — and more specifically, according to the recently released “Sex and Secularism” study. In January 2011, organizational psychologist …

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Jun 02 2011

Are All Religions Equally Crazy?

This piece was originally published on AlterNet. Please note the addendum at the end about my use of the word “crazy” in this piece. * Are less established religions really crazier than older mainstream ones? Or are mainstream religions just more familiar? Does any religion make more sense than any other? Atheists, by definition, don’t …

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Jun 01 2011

TEAM AWESOME IS VICTORIOUS!

We are the champions, my friend And we’ll keep on fighting ’til the end… The scrappy underdogs have won it! In the epic battle to raise more money for Camp Quest — the kids’ camp for children of atheists, freethinkers, humanists, and other non-supernaturalists — Team Awesome/ Beat PZ — made up of me, Hemant …

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Jun 01 2011

Camp Quest Fundraising Contest – Matching Offer for the Final Hours!

The Camp Quest Fundraising Contest is in its final hours — it ends at 2pm Eastern time today — and an amazingly awesome monkey wrench has just been thrown into the works. The Stiefel Freethought Foundation has just pledged a 1 to 1 match of up to $5,000 per team for the last 3 hours …

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