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12 Atheism News & Humanism Articles
from 2013
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12-31-13 Texas repels creationist threat to biology textbooks
Texas repels creationist threat to biology textbooks
CHILDREN in Texas will spend the next decade reading biology textbooks free of anti-evolution propaganda, thanks to the defeat last month of creationist attempts to cast doubt on the evolution content of such books.

12-24-13 In U.S., Four in 10 Report Attending Church in Last Week
In U.S., Four in 10 Report Attending Church in Last Week
Nearly four in 10 Americans report that they attended religious services in the past seven days. Americans' report of their weekly church attendance has varied over the years, but it is close now to where it was in 1940 and 1950.

12-13-13 Anti-Semitism: The Week in Review
Anti-Semitism: The Week in Review
In the struggle against anti-Semitism and prejudice, there are days, and sometimes even weeks that go by when all is quiet, and when the actions of bigots seem to be in check. And it seems during those quiet periods that the haters -- while never entirely disappearing from the scene -- are once again marginalized or pushed to the far fringes of society enough to render them less potent, or at least, less visible.

9-23-13 Why Atheists Are Starting Their Own Global Church
Why Atheists Are Starting Their Own Global Church
Pope Francis is significantly upping the Catholic Church's buzz quotient, but another congregation is hoping to take America (and other countries) by storm.

8-16-13 Preaching to the Nones
Preaching to the Nones
How Two British Comedians Started a Popular Atheist Church (No Joke!)

8-12-13 Near-death experiences are 'electrical surge in dying brain'
Near-death experiences are 'electrical surge in dying brain'
A surge of electrical activity in the brain could be responsible for the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors, scientists report.

8-4-13 'Ask an Atheist' broadcast from church
'Ask an Atheist' broadcast from church
The irony was impossible to ignore, so Sam Mulvey and Rebecca Friedman, the hosts of "Ask an Atheist," remarked on it several times.

7-3-13 US 'prayer cure' couple lose appeal over child's death
US 'prayer cure' couple lose appeal over child's death
The reckless homicide conviction of a couple whose daughter died after they tried to treat her with prayer, denying her medical help, has been upheld.

6-26-13 Magdalene laundries support scheme unveiled
Magdalene laundries support scheme unveiled
The Irish government is to pay survivors of Magdalene laundries at least 35m euros ($45m, £30m).

6-20-13 'Ex-gay' group Exodus International shuts down
'Ex-gay' group Exodus International shuts down
A prominent US Christian group that purported to rid gay people of same-sex attraction through prayer has said it is shutting down.

2-4-13 Cryonics: Could being frozen for resurrection work?
Cryonics: Could being frozen for resurrection work?
Cryonics may look like science fiction but cryonicists believe that at some point in the future it will be possible to bring back people from the dead. BBC Inside Out follows a group of people who are making plans to be frozen when they die. Reporter Lucy Hester visits the Cryonics UK headquarters in Sheffield and finds out how preparations are being made for their future freezing. When they die, participants in the project will be transported to the United States where they will be kept in cold storage. It is a huge gamble because cryogenics is still medically unproven, and it could be up to a century before it is known if the process is successful. (Webmaster's comment: I've signed up for this. The only person in the 4 states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, but only one of over 2,600 in the world of which about 10% are already cryogenically preserved. And why? Why accept death? Beat it if you can. Do not go quietly into the night.)

2-4-13 What happens at an atheist church?
What happens at an atheist church?
An "atheist church" in North London is proving a big hit with non-believers. Does it feel a bit like a new religion?

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12 Atheism & Humanism News Articles from 2013

2012 Atheism & Humanism News Articles