Sunday Morning Service
07 JUNE 2009

'Out of the Closet' — Black Atheists - Sikivu Hutchinson writes about some of the cultural struggles of being a black atheist woman; and how outside the stereotypical norm that is.

Obama In Cairo: President Says Religious Liberty Is Necessary For World Peace - Obama says that tolerance is a must; and cites the U.S. Treaty with Tripoli, that the U.S. has no enmity against Muslims.

Atheist Teens Lead the Way - When polling about key values it was found that "teenagers are increasingly less permissive [than average believers] and more mature regarding issues like alcohol and drug use, smoking or sex."

Atheist Nations are More Peaceful

Scientists Tickle Monkeys, Just for a Laugh - A study of tickling orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos finds a similarity to humans: a trait that most likely led to humans developing speech.

Things on T|A You Might Have Missed from the Last Week

Why don't Christians want to die & go to heaven? - Yeah, why do most Christians strive so hard to stay in this world when they think a better one awaits them on the other side? Noisician spawns a great discussion with this link of questioning.

Ida Know - Morgan posted a great video by AronRa, where he criticizes the over-hype the media (and some scientists) gave to the unveiling of Ida (Darwinius masillae).

America was Founded as a Christian Nation! - Misty requests our help in compiling facts to refute this claim.

ThinkAtheist.com Podcast - June 6th, 2009

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Comment by Gary Bergeron on June 7, 2009 at 4:05pm
Very informative service, Johnny. Thanks!
Comment by Carmela Ramos on June 8, 2009 at 9:25am
I can relate to Ms. Sikivu Hutchinson. Being brought up in a very deep seeded latin culture of Catholicism, I have a difficult time being accepted by my own family and community. Nonetheless, I am an open humanist always willing and able to educate those who will listen.
Comment by Johnny on June 8, 2009 at 12:46pm
Comment by Dave G on June 8, 2009 at 3:19pm
A politician (even more, the President) who knows what the Treaty of Tripoli is. I am in shock.

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