Worthy Reads

1) KITZMILLER v DOVER AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT (pdf)

United States District Court judge, John E. Jones III, rules against the Dover, PA Board of Education’s push for intelligent design (ID) statements in public school classrooms:

The proper application of both the endorsement and Lemon tests to the facts of this case makes it abundantly clear that the Board’s ID Policy violates the Establishment Clause. In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether ID is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that ID cannot uncouple itself from its creationist, and thus religious, antecedents.

2) The Atheist Experience on YouTube

For those of us who don’t get Austin Public Access the YouTube presence of The Atheist Experience is an excellent resource.

3) Atheism, Secularity, and Well-Being: How the Findings of Social Science Counter Negative Stereotypes and Assumptions (pdf)

Abstract
What do we currently know about atheists and secular people? In what ways are atheism and secularity correlated with positive societal outcomes? This article offers a thorough presentation and discussion of the latest social scientific research concerning the identities, values, and behaviors of people who don’t believe in God or are non-religious, and addresses the ways in which atheism and secularity are positively correlated with societal well-being.

4) Liars for Jesus (website)

A much-needed response to the revisionist history occurring in American political discourse.

Quoted from liarsforjesus.com:

Chris Rodda is someone who never intended to be a writer, but got pissed off enough at the rampant Christian nationalist revisionism of American history that she decided to write a book about it, which somehow led  to her “day job” as Senior Research Director for the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. She is also a blogger on the Huffington Post and Talk2Action, writing about historical revisionism, religious issues in the military, and whatever else she feels like writing about.

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