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Christian Concern back parents over accusations adopted son was “held down” at prayer meeting for an exorcism

Christian Concern back parents over accusations adopted son was “held down” at prayer meeting for an exorcism

Christian Concern and the Christian Legal Centre are assisting a couple whose adopted sons were removed, after accusations one of the boys had been held down at a prayer meeting while people talked in tongues to exorcise a demon.

Social workers also raised concerns that the "disciplinary regime" for the two children in the…

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Added by Stephen on February 6, 2016 at 5:08pm — No Comments

UN calls on Ireland to recognise needs of non-Christian children in the education system

UN calls on Ireland to recognise needs of non-Christian children in the education system

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has criticised Ireland in its periodic review, urging the country to protect the rights of non-religious and non-Christian children and families.

Strong criticism was made of the overwhelming religious control of Ireland's schools, and the Committee said that Ireland must improve access to…

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Added by Stephen on February 6, 2016 at 5:02pm — No Comments

An illustrated version of Prof Stephen Hawking's second Reith lecture,

An illustrated version of Prof Stephen Hawking's second Reith lecture, Black holes ain't as black as they are painted.

While Prof Hawking challenges the idea that all matter and information is destroyed irretrievably within black holes, the artist Andrew Park draws the key points of the lecture in chalk on a blackboard.…

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Added by Stephen on February 6, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

More than half of Americans still “less likely” to support a non-religious presidential candidate

More than half of Americans still “less likely” to support a non-religious presidential candidate

More than half of Americans still “less likely” to support a non-religious presidential candidate

A Pew survey conducted in January 2016 has found that Americans are still put-off by an atheist presidential candidate, with 51% saying they would be less likely to support a non-religious aspirant.

While just 6% would be more likely to…

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Added by Stephen on February 3, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Archbishop Says He ‘Didn’t Know’ It Was Criminal To Have Sex With Children.

Archbishop Says He ‘Didn’t Know’ It Was Criminal To Have Sex With Children.

The St. Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal testified that he didn’t know in the 1980s whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children, according to a released court deposition.

Archbishop Robert Carlson, who was chancellor of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul at the time, was deposed as part of a lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese and…

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Added by Stephen on January 31, 2016 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Blind Faith: Blind Folly ~ by Frank O'Meara

No seriously guys I cant recommend enough Frank O'Meara's blog he's life experiences give him a true insight into religion and its many types of believer. I know some of you know Frank and he's blog already but for those who don't, Check him out.

 https://blindfaithblindfolly.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/cover-up/#comments

COVER -UP

We associate the expression with Nixon and Watergate and…

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Added by Stephen on January 30, 2016 at 8:47am — No Comments

Why Atheists Terrify Believers

Why Atheists Terrify Believers

Their presence challenges fundamental defense mechanisms that protect people from fear of death.
Even as an increasing number of Americans declare their disbelief in…
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Added by Stephen on January 24, 2016 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Pew Research Center Religion in public life

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

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Overwhelming percentages of Muslims in many countries want Islamic law (sharia) to be the official law of the land, according to a worldwide survey by the Pew Research Center. But many supporters of sharia say it should apply only to their country’s Muslim population.

Moreover, Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia: While most…

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Added by Stephen on January 7, 2016 at 7:20am — 1 Comment

Muslim Reform Movement

Muslim Reform Movement

We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us.

  • We reject bigotry, oppression and violence against all people based on any prejudice, including ethnicity, gender, language, belief, religion, sexual orientation and gender expression.

  • We are for secular governance, democracy and liberty.

  • Every individual…

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Added by Stephen on January 7, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments

Pope must apologise for abuse of indigenous Canadians

Ancient papal bulls gave European explorers carte blanche ‘to invade, capture, vanquish, and subdue all Saracens, pagans, and other enemies of Christ, to put them into perpetual slavery, and to take away all their possessions and property’.

Residential school students at confirmation class at St John’s Indian Residential School in Wabasca, Alta. Handout/Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Residential school students at confirmation class at St John’s Indian Residential School in Wabasca, Alta. Handout/Truth and Reconciliation Commission…

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Added by Stephen on January 5, 2016 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

This fool loves God, country and guns. But not bare breasts

This fool loves God, country and guns. But not bare breasts

This fool loves God, country and guns. But not bare breasts.

"New Hampshire ‘pro-family’ Republican State Representative Josh Moore, above, has outraged women by saying on Facebook that he should be allowed to grab women’s breasts if they expose them in public."…

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Added by Stephen on January 4, 2016 at 1:10am — No Comments

Its not only the USA that has gun crime

Incredible moment armed police swoop on car after shooting in McDonald's car park

McDonalds Restaurant, St. Andrews Quay, Hull

McDonalds Restaurant, St. Andrews Quay, Hull

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/incredible-moment-armed-police-swoop-7106063

The only good thing about this incident is that it is so rare that is flashed across the…

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Added by Stephen on January 2, 2016 at 12:38pm — 17 Comments

Erdogan's Assault on Education

Erdogan's Assault on Education

The Closure of Secular Schools

In Turkey, where there has been a rise in Islamic religiosity, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, founder of the pro-Islamist Development and Justice Party (AKP), is converting some public schools into  seminaries called imamhatips (or traditional training schools for Sunni Muslim clergy) in an effort to raise a generation of “…

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Added by Stephen on January 1, 2016 at 4:39am — No Comments

Happy New Year to all my AU Friends

Happy New Year to all my AU Friends

I hope 2016 is a year that see's the decline of organised religion. In many parts of Europe this already happening.

I would also like to see Atheist Universe raise its popularity.

       Good luck everyone and all the best for 2016

 

Added by Stephen on January 1, 2016 at 4:02am — 1 Comment

Rights Groups Urge US to Protect Secular Bangladeshi Writers

Rights Groups Urge US to Protect Secular Bangladeshi Writers

FILE - Bangladeshi blogger Ibrahim Khalil has been living in hiding since 2013 when the Islamists drew up a list of 84 "anti-Islam" atheist bloggers and called for their public execution.

Bangladeshi blogger Ibrahim Khalil has been living in hiding since 2013 when the Islamists drew up a list of 84 "anti-Islam" atheist bloggers and called for their public execution.…

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Added by Stephen on December 30, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

Atheism

Bill Gates is an atheist, he's not from North Korea,  and he's doing FINE.

Added by Barbara Anne Heinen on December 29, 2015 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin.

Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin.

Are Americans really that stupid or is it just Republicans

To put some of these findings about real modern day issues and Trump voters in context, 41% of his voters…

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Added by Stephen on December 29, 2015 at 2:30am — 12 Comments

Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin; Clinton Maintains Big Lead

Trump Lead Grows Nationally; 41% of His Voters Want to Bomb Country From Aladdin.

Added by Stephen on December 29, 2015 at 2:23am — No Comments

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