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Humanism beyond New Atheism

To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose, or so the bible says. In 2010 I think its worth asking if New Atheism is still the right response, the right tone, for arguments about religion, writes Caspar Melville, editor of the New Humanist Magazine. (8.12.2010)

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Life stance policy-commission with a high proportion of christians

Secretary General of the Church City Mission Sturla Stålsett will supervise the efforts to arrive at a more comprehensive life stance policy. Bente Sandvig (NHA) has been appointed deputy leader. (June 25, 2010)

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Atheists should be allowed to argue their case

- The new atheists’ principal fault would seem to be failure to abide by the rule that demands "respect for religion", philosopher George Williamson claims. He strongly disagrees with Julian Baggini's assertion that the New Atheism-movement is counter-productive. (April 2, 2009)

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The New Atheist Movement is destructive

The antitheism of "the four horsemen" is for me a backwards step. It reinforces what I believe is a myth, that an atheist without a bishop to bash is like a fish without water, Julian Baggini writes. (March 19. 2009)

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BAD RELIGION – an encounter with a humanist punk professor

- Punk and humanism are two sides of the same coin. Fritanke.no has talked to Greg Graffin, biology professor and lead singer of the punk band Bad Religion. Earlier this year he was awarded a humanist prize in the U.S. (October 08, 2008)

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Øystein Elgarøy – Christian defender turned atheist

A short time ago, astrophysics professor Øystein Elgarøy was a well-known liberal Christian, who defended his faith in articles and debate meetings. But then he discovered that he, in fact, agreed more with his opponents. (June 16, 2008)

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Did somebody tune the natural constants?

- Has God been tuning the constants of nature? Then he could have done a better job with the precise adjustment, writes astrophysics professor Øystein Elgarøy. (June 6, 2008)

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- Norwegian Humanist Association cannot annex humanism, christian humanist says

- The Norwegian Humanist Association (NHA) is in no position to annex this word, says Director of the Nansen Academy, Dag Hareide. (June 10, 2008)

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NRK breaks the Christian monopoly

- We want to make way for more open preaching, not as before limiting our services to Christian preaching only, says NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) Media Director Annika Bjørnstad. (April 18, 2008)

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The Norwegian Humanist Association on the State-church issue: - A decisive break-through

The settlement regarding the State-church represents a decisive break-through for the viewpoints of the Norwegian Humanist Association (NHA), asserts President of the Board, Åse Kleveland. (April 18, 2008)

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State/church-bonds loosened, but Labour and Centre leave a contingency

In 2012 the Norwegian Church will be allowed to elect its own leaders, and the ties between state and church will be loosened. However, this is contingent on increased democracy in the church. (April 18. 2008)

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