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Pope Francis gestures upon his arrival in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 11, 2013, for his weekly general audience. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Warns: Haters Should Not Go to Church

Pope Francis had some hard words for those who spend time in church but hate other people, urging them to stay away from church and live like atheists rather than cause scandal.

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‘Vehement Atheist’ Charged with Executing 3 Muslim Students

  ADDED:  CNN’s Jake Tapper is reporting that a dispute over parking might have had something to do with the murders. Full police report. The police are looking into whether the murders were “hate-motivated” and say that Hicks is cooperating

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Ireland Challenges Anti-Blasphemy Laws

The movement in Ireland to challenge Irish anti-blasphemy laws via referendum is gaining momentum after last week’s Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo, but had already been underway for some time.

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Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers, Says an Atheist

A recent article in Salon Magazine suggests that religious faith is the domain of the ignorant. “Religion may help us in the way that whisky helps a drunk, but we don’t want to go through life drunk,” writes professional atheist John G. Messerly.