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Freedom From Religion Foundation

Repeat after me: the absence of religion is not atheism

A blank wall, an unadorned car bumper, a monochromatic cup—some may find it hard to believe, but none of these things take any position on the existence of ­a god, or whether one religion is better than others. Legal Fellow Madeline Ziegler discusses why the lack of religion is not anti-religion.

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Sam Grover

It’s time to “convert” military chaplaincies

Here is one concrete idea for supporting our active duty military without increasing the military budget: convert our military chaplaincies. Each branch of our military has a chaplaincy program, ostensibly in order to accommodate the spiritual needs of service members serving abroad and in remote areas. But the need for such accommodation is questionable.

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Sam Grover

Florida bill seeks to legalize religiously-motivated discrimination

Have you been watching the legal battles over cake decorators and municipal clerks like Kim Davis who want to be able to discriminate against gay couples in the name of “religious freedom?” Now a bill has been pre-filed in Florida for the 2016 legislative session that would allow any person (or corporation) to legally discriminate in the name of their personal religion.

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FFRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with over 35k members, and works as a state/church watchdog and voice for freethought (atheism, agnosticism).