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Religion / Atheism / Court Case #853930

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 04, 2007
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(Studio: Dan Harris) The mounting assertiveness of atheists that religion is a threat to civilization examined; scenes shown of atheists confronting fundamentalists outside the Supreme Court over the lawsuit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation; details given about the extent of the atheist movement. [Freedom from Religion Foundation's Dan BARKER†, Annie Laurie GAYLOR†- preaches the separation of church and state; speaks against religion as the source of violence in the world.] ["Letter to a Christian Nation" author Sam HARRIS†- says the world has been shattered by competing religious movements.] [Columbia University religious history professor Randall BALMER†- responds to the arguments and the principles of the faith; states there are secular fundamentalists out there.] Findings of a University of Chicago study on the percent of Americans with "no religion" in 1990 vs. 2001 cited.
Harris, Dan

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