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Akiko A.

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'The food discarded by consumers and retailers in just the most developed nations would be more than enough to sustain all the world’s 870 million hungry people if effective distribution methods were available.'
The estimated one-third of food left uneaten is a serious threat to the global environment and economy.
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Mark Webster

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A NC prisoner is suing the state prison system because it doesn’t allow atheists and humanists to gather in study sessions, as religious inmates are permitted to do.
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Akiko A.

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"Anyone who considers it religiously and politically transgressive to compare the behavior of medieval Christian soldiers to modern Islamic terrorism might find it enlightening to read this bloody story, as told in both Hebrew and Christian chronicles."
A bloody story of medieval violence against Jews in the name of the Christian god.
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Akiko A.

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"And you would even need to have a rational basis for why it would need to be only between a man and a woman, and all you can say is, ‘Because God said so. It’s always been that way.’ That’s not enough.”
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Drops mic, steps away. 
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Akiko A.

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"Wacko" has no religious affiliation. Ignorance is obviously not bliss. 
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Jim Doug

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World hunger could be solved tomorrow

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World hunger is a problem that is able to be fixed right now.
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Akiko A.

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Abderrahmane Sissako's film was inspired by the seizure of the Malian city by Islamist fighters in 2012. It has won international accolades with its lyrical beauty and critique of religious extremism.
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Heh. Apparently its up to us to prove god doesn't exist.
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I find it a little weird that it will get lumped in a religious studies course, but ok?
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has urged the government to rethink plans to leave humanism out of the new GCSE in religious studies.
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It's a welcome intervention but I fear unlikely to tip the balance. The current government previously rejected the annex written by the BHA and Nicky Morgan has a Christian agenda. Given that the government have recently excised mention of consideration for an atheist or humanist worldview from guidance to schools there is a lot more work to be done before religion's grip on schools is replaced by true philosophical and ethical discussion.
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Alan Williamson

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"When these teens mature into “godless” adults, they exhibit less racism than their religious counterparts [2010 Duke University study]. Secular grownups tend to be less vengeful, less nationalistic, less militaristic, less authoritarian and more tolerant, on average, than religious adults."
More children are “growing up godless” than at any other time in our nation's history. They are the offspring of an expanding secular population that includes a relatively new and burgeoning category of Americans called the “Nones,” so nicknamed because they identified themselves as believing in “nothing in particular” in a 2012 study by the Pew Research Center .
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This is probably part of a larger trend: those who are unafraid to discard old traditions may well discard both racism and worship.
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History helps to provide insight regarding police violence in Ferguson, Pasco and elsewhere in the US. Stefan Aust's depictions of police violence in West Germany during the 1960s, and our examples from the USA currently, exhibit regrettable parallels: police killing a target population, police acquitted or never tried for those crimes, individuals frustrated by a lack of democratic process becoming more extreme. I hope this article provides some useful information.

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Todd Reinhardt

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ARE YOU CONFOUNDED by Obama's reaction to the jihad thing?  ?This video explains why he and his friends on the left are looking at this threat in a completely different way than you.  http://youtu.be/a0O64yqEkBU
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Look up the definition of straw-man Mark.  It's looking at the problem from another camera angle, but it's not a straw-man.
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Most people think of LGBT culture as having emerged since the 1960s. But, there was a period in Gay Men's history, during which they established a thriving nightlife and communal spaces in New York between 1890 and 1940. This environment provided an oasis amidst a hostile US society. Memory of this time and these places had been lost due to the following period of suppression in the 1940s and 1950s. George Chauncey has revived this history in his detailed, well-documented study of Gay New York. The book is not ideal: it does exclude lesbian involvement in this world; a choice of which I review critically. But as a part of history, it is important in that it shows a thriving Gay culture far before Stonewall. I hope you find the review both enjoyable and edifying.

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Mark Webster

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And yet Jill worries: While ordinary kids grow up identifying themselves as Catholic, Jewish or Baptist, her children will grow up as cultural “nothings.”
Do secular humanists belong to a community with shared values and traditions, or are they condemned to a life as cultural “nothings”? Secular humanism is now the fastest-growing “religious” group in the United States. Phil Zuckerman checks in with fellow nonbelievers to see how they are faring
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It doesn't make sense that if your kids grow up being told that you are humanists that they would assume that they're "nothings."
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Akiko A.

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Those upset by president’s words should recall horrible deeds done in the name of Christianity.
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Jennifer Isaacs

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Freeing The Slave Women Of ISIS:

Human trafficking is every where and women are not the only ones that suffer from it. There is more than sex trafficking but as well as labor trafficking when it comes to slavery. Any age, gender, sexuality, and race can become victim no matter how they get there.
Then with cults and terrorists besides ISIS with corruption, and corruption in governments like India such human trafficking , rape of others, and even abuse and molestations of children continue. Is there still so much ignorance and apathy to stop such things? If nothing changes about cycles of abuse and corruption from generation to generation will there be only more suffering , hunger, and poverty? Is not the goal of humanism to stop such suffering? So there must be something done but how and what? 
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This happens even when people are not free to do so in law...kidnappings, raping children, and so on. There were laws long ago humans made to allow slavery and so there still is interpretation of religions from that as well that was included. I think it will take more than laws, education in psychology, and understanding the black market.
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Brad Miller

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Mark Morford on E. O. Wilson's views, new book.
Here’s what’s sure to be a popular idea, widely and thoughtfully accepted throughout the land, calmly discussed during the next presidential debate because America is nothing if not full of sagely ...
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At least there has been a few that fight Asch conformity and bystander affect associated with religion's negative results cults or otherwise.
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The fight for Gay equality | Perception of the future

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The future will scoff at how people continued to fight against giving equality to gay people
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Ohio oddly has a large population of lbgt ...though I barely see them here. 
At least by majority the US is not the worst ...Russia and the ME seems to be though.
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