Atheism

December 07, 2017 - 5:05 am
DRUNKEN DRONE FLYING TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote today on legislation to make it illegal to operate a drone while drunk. The National Conference on State Legislatures says at least 38 states are considering drone legislation this year, going beyond the Federal Aviation...
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November 20, 2017 - 6:45 pm
TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — An atheist group is suing to stop an annual blessing of the animals at a New Jersey shelter. NJ.com reports American Atheists Inc. claims in a federal lawsuit the Bergen County Animal Shelter's blessing of the animals by a Roman Catholic priest violates the First and Fourth...
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October 23, 2017 - 8:14 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Dimitris Xygalatas, University of Connecticut (THE CONVERSATION) Why do people distrust atheists? A recent study we conducted, led by psychologist Will Gervais, found widespread and...
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October 12, 2017 - 12:47 pm
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is appealing a federal judge's ruling that the image of a large Christian cross on the county's flag and seal is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Lehigh County Commissioners voted Wednesday to appeal the ruling last month stemming from lawsuit...
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In this Dec. 24, 2015 photo, Chinese bishop Joseph Li Shan, center, arrives for a Christmas Eve mass at the Southern Cathedral, an officially-sanctioned Catholic church in Beijing. The Vatican's efforts to heal a decades-long rift with China appear to have stalled, with each side still unwilling to accept controversial bishops appointed by the other. In recent months, Beijing has appeared to take a harder line toward believers, and has ordered the country’s estimated 12 million Catholics to shun foreign influence and to “Sinosize” their Church. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 31, 2017 - 10:31 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Vatican's efforts to heal a decades-long rift with China appear to have stalled, with each side still unwilling to accept controversial bishops appointed by the other. In recent months, Beijing has appeared to take a harder line toward believers, and has ordered the country's...
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