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Christianity Freedom Secularism

Mike Pence and the Evangelical Vote

The Road to a Christian Iran By Willem Sander van Boxtel In the early hours of November 10th 2016, many of us atheists woke up to the dawn of at least another four years of religious rule in the world’s most major powerhouse. But for secular non-believers, Donald Trump is not the real danger. The […]

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Atheism Collective Worship Education

125 Schools opt-out of Collective Worship

Schools Week report that more than 125 schools have opted-out of Collective Worship in the past 3 years. These schools have applied to be exempt from the legal requirement to hold Collective Worship of a “wholly or broadly Christian character”.

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Atheism

A Hundred Walked Out of My Lecture

Atheism UK Distinguished Supporter Dr Sue Blackmore recently attempted to deliver a lecture to a group of 17-18 year olds in Oxford. What followed was a prime example of how religions poison minds! Taken from the Richard Dawkins Foundation Website

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Events

A cognitive theory of religion

Public lecture: Middlesex University, Tuesday 13th May at 4pm

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Atheism

AAI – Urgent Appeal: CTSE

The Atheist Alliance International are supporting the Critical Thinking and Secular Ethics programme in Cambodia, run by the Cambodian Children’s Trust. Its aims are to provide vulnerable children a secualr education and teach them critical thinking skills within a culture that is saturated with supernaturalism, ghosts, gods, spirits and sorcerers. From the funding appeal site: […]

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Atheism

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Catholic School Told It’s Admission Policy Unfair

A complaint about the admissions policy of a Catholic school in South Croydon has been partially upheld. They key point of the complaint is that as an oversubscribed school it had a points system for admissions that put an emphasis on early baptism and activity within the church as oppososed to geographical location (i.e. how […]

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News

Schoolboy Made to “Eat His Sins!”

An evangelical church running a session in a state funded (although admittedly CofE) school, made children write an apology for their “sins” on a piece of paper and then swallow it. This is unacceptable and the response from the church was a textbook non-apology!

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News

Council Pays Out Over School Religion Row

Full story from the Herald Scotland. An atheist living on a Scottish island has been awarded £1000 compensation from his local council after a protracted wrangle over religious education at his eight-year-old son’s primary school. Apparently he was concerend over religious elements in lessons, so he decided to withdraw his son from the RE lessons […]

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Science

Creationism and ID have No Place in Biology GCSEs

Many people will have noticed that a question on the Biology GCSE paper from 2009 recently surfaced which apparently gave equal weight to Natural Selection, Lamarkianism, Intelligent Design and Creationism. This is something that the exam board, AQA, were heavily criticized for at the time; however they have confirmed that the 2010 paper did not […]