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  • 'Godless Utopia: The Anti-Religious Campaign In Russia'

    10/13/2019 3:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Oct 12, 2019 | Jennifer Eremeeva
    In October 1917, Lenin's Bolshevik Party seized power and inaugurated the first communist workers' state, founded on the principles of Karl Marx's “Das Kapital.” Almost immediately, the race was on to turn antiquated, almost feudal imperial Russia into a communist utopia. It was a tall order in Russia: the vast majority of the population of the nascent Soviet state were illiterate peasants, for whom the traditions and tenants of Orthodox Christianity were the sole cultural and spiritual bedrock. Replacing it with the more complicated economic and social principles of Marxism took ingenuity, dedication and ruthlessness. The state embarked on a...
  • Woman charged in the trafficking of 2-year-old girl

    09/02/2019 4:06:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    WIVB ^ | Sep 2, 2019 | Staff
    PENN HILLS, Pa. (WHTM)- Sharena Islam Nancy ,25, has been charged with kidnapping, interference with custody of children, and concealment of whereabouts of a child in her involvement in the trafficking of a 2-year-old girl. WTAE reports that Nancy told police the girl’s father “sold” the girl to “an unnamed individual” for $10,000. Nancy claims the father asked her to drive the 2-year-old girl “20 minutes from a gas station in Monroeville along U.S. Route 22.” Authorities who issued an Amber Alert for the toddler in western Pennsylvania say her abductor has been located but the child is still missing....
  • Charlamagne & Arian Foster WRONG about Christian History & atheism (reaction the breakfast club)

    08/29/2019 8:54:27 AM PDT · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | August 29, 2019 | Whaddo You Meme??
    Charlamagne the god and Arian Foster (bobby feeno) talk atheism, christianity, religion and history on the breakfast club power1051. The only problem is, Charlamagne and Arian Foster don't know what they're talking about.
  • Why, after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a Christian

    08/22/2019 10:35:35 PM PDT · by OddLane · 75 replies
    Unbelievable? ^ | August 23, 2019 | Justin Brierley
    Unbelievable? host Justin Brierley shares why he thinks Christianity makes best sense of human existence, value and purpose.
  • Gilroy Shooter Promoted Social Darwinist Screed

    08/06/2019 1:21:05 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Might is Right, or The Survival of the Fittest is a book most people have never even heard of, but it has had an enduring history on the fringes of American thought and ideology. Originally published in Chicago in 1896, it has been reprinted many times over the past 125 years, including online and as an audiobook. The identity of “Ragnar Redbeard” is not known with certainty, though most credit an obscure writer named Arthur Desmond with authorship (a few claim noted author Jack London had a role in its writing, but there is little evidence to support it). The...
  • Former classmate says Dayton shooter was pro-gun control, ‘definitely leaned to the left’

    08/05/2019 10:21:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2019 | 11:42pm | Chris Perez
    Dayton mass shooter Connor Betts was a supporter of gun control — with political views that “definitely leaned to the left,” a former classmate says. “He was actually anti-2nd Amendment,”...
  • His Dark Materials first trailer unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con starring Ruth Wilson [tr]

    07/19/2019 8:36:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 19, 2019 | Brian Gallagher
    HBO kicked off its programming schedule at Comic-Con 2019 on Thursday but debuting the first trailer for its highly-anticipated series His Dark Materials. The show is a co-production between HBO and BBC, with the networks ordering two eight-episode seasons, the first of which slated to debut this fall. The trailer debuted during the show's Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con, featuring stars James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson and Dafne Keen.
  • Atheists Drop $1 Billion Church Suit won't appeal ruling allowing tax exemption for clergy housing

    06/17/2019 6:59:48 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2019 | Bill McMorris
    An atheist group has dropped its attempt to strip American pastors of their tax exemption for housing. The Freedom from Religion Foundation will not appeal an appeals court decision that said the federal government is allowed to exempt priests, pastors, rabbis, and other religious instructors from paying taxes on the housing they receive, ending an eight-year legal battle. The suit threatened to cost clergymen $1 billion if successful, but Chicago's Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the foundation argument that such a tax break violated the Constitution's establishment clause. The three judge panel, citing previous Supreme Court rulings, found that,...
  • 'In God We Trust' will remain on US currency as Supreme Court declines atheist challenge

    06/10/2019 11:05:06 AM PDT · by cann · 24 replies
    Washington Times Examiner ^ | 6/10/2019 | Melissa Quinn
    The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a legal dispute targeting the inscription of “In God We Trust” on coins and currency from the Department of Treasury. Michael Newdow, an activist who filed the case on behalf of a group of atheists, argued Congress's mandate to inscribe the nation’s motto on U.S. money was a violation of the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, which prohibits Congress from establishing a national religion.
  • Justices reject challenge to 'In God We Trust' on U.S. money

    06/10/2019 7:58:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 10, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court rejected a case Monday brought by an atheist who wanted to scrub “In God We Trust,” the U.S. motto, from the nation’s currency, claiming it was an entanglement of state and religion. Michael Newdow, an activist who previous challenged reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, had set his sights on money, but lost at the district, circuit and now Supreme Court levels. On behalf of a group of atheists, Mr. Newdow argued America’s money lacked an reference to God until 1864, when it was added in. He said that amounted to an endorsement of religion.
  • Atheism's Burden of Proof Problem

    06/08/2019 4:38:49 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 22 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | June 8, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Atheism’s Burden of Proof Problem By Philip Cottraux An effort to redefine what “atheism” actually means started a few decades ago but is popping up everywhere in the online community. I’ve seen plenty of debates never get anywhere because people get sucked into a vortex of trying to establish what an atheist actually is. While the traditional definition of atheism is the belief that God doesn’t exist, the new subversion is that it’s a “lack of belief” in God. The amount of energy devoted to this controversy is both fascinating and instructive. The first time I encountered the vehement denial...
  • A listing of the different types of Conservatives found in America today.

    06/07/2019 4:40:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 6-7-2019 | Editorial staff
    This is a listing of the various types, and sub-classifications of American conservatism today. As one delves deeper, one can clearly see that modern American conservatism comes in many types, shapes and flavors. There is no “one size fits all” American conservative. Here we discuss 29 different types of American conservative. The key to the success of any Presidential Conservative candidate or President is to be able to unite all these disparate groups under one singular banner. Is it even possible? [1] The members of the “conservative movement.” We start right off, addressing one of the most common themes used...
  • Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

    05/17/2019 10:17:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 05/17/2019 | Martin Saunders
    Atheism is cool. At least, that's the popular perception of a worldview that's enjoyed a rebrand and a renaissance in the last couple of decades. Authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have issued forceful public challenges to the claims of the major faiths and the rights they've traditionally been granted, while well-respected and high-profile public figures have lent vocal support to their ideas. When Stephen Fry outlined an atheist (or even anti-theist) position on an Irish talk show, the interview went viral in hours, while comedian Ricky Gervais frequently uses his substantial platform to attack and undermine religion in...
  • Debate Review! Mike Winger vs Matt Dillahunty on the Resurrection

    04/24/2019 11:05:12 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Bible Thinker ^ | 4/24/19 | Mike winger
    At the end of a long day when I was abnormally busy, and cutting back on my coffee intake, I did a 2 hour debate review video. Haha. I may be a bit tired but I think the content here is valuable and I'm looking forward to getting some feedback on it.
  • God Help Us: Atheism Becomes Largest Religion In U.S.

    04/09/2019 1:54:44 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 101 replies
    DW ^ | 4/7/19 | Michael Knowles
    For the first time in history, atheists constitute the largest religious group in America. According to the General Social Survey, the number of Americans who have no religion has increased 266% over the past three decades and now account for 23.1% of the population, just barely edging out Catholics and Evangelicals as the nation’s dominant faith. Mainline Protestant churches have suffered the greatest collapse, declining 62.5% since 1982 and now comprising just 10.8% of the U.S. population. As religiosity has declined, social ills have abounded. Nearly one in five American adults suffers from anxiety disorders, which now constitute the most...
  • Stimulating Simulations: Evidence for God, Not Hackers

    04/07/2019 4:28:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | April 7, 2019 | Marvin Olasky
    The observable universe contains more than 100 billion galaxies. Our galaxy alone, popularly known as the Milky Way, has more than 100 billion stars. Does that make you yearn for those days of yesteryear when many followed the thought of Aristotle and Ptolemy: Five planets plus the sun and the moon circling Earth? Was it easier to evangelize before people thought of Earth as a little sphere circling a fifth-rate star on a minor galaxy’s periphery -- so why should God care about us? A century ago scientists of course knew the Earth moved, but many still thought we were...
  • Science and God

    03/31/2019 6:07:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies ^ | March 31, 2019 | Jerry Newcombe
    An award-winning scientist recently told the world that science and religion are not incompatible. The Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports (3/19/19), “The annual Templeton Prize, which recognizes outstanding contributions to ‘affirming life's spiritual dimension,’ was awarded Tuesday to Brazilian Marcelo Gleiser---a theoretical physicist dedicated to demonstrating science and religion are not enemies.” Gleiser, a professor at Dartmouth College since 1991, said, “Science does not kill God.” Although he is described as an agnostic, the AFP reports that Gleiser “refuses to write off the possibility of God's existence completely.” He said, "Atheism is inconsistent with the scientific method…Atheism is a belief in...
  • Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says

    03/22/2019 5:20:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 20, 2019 | Lee Billings
    Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says In conversation, the 2019 Templeton Prize winner does not pull punches on the limits of science, the value of humility and the irrationality of nonbeliefLee Billings Marcelo Gleiser, a 60-year-old Brazil-born theoretical physicist at Dartmouth College and prolific science popularizer, has won this year’s Templeton Prize. Valued at just under $1.5 million, the award from the John Templeton Foundation annually recognizes an individual “who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension.” Its past recipients include scientific luminaries such as Sir Martin Rees and Freeman Dyson, as well...
  • Atheist Mecca Portland, Oregon Declares Atheism a Protected Class

    03/08/2019 7:05:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/08/2019 | John Ellis
    I lived in the Bible Belt when I was an atheist. Was I discriminated against? I don't know. Maybe. I do know that the service industry jobs I applied for were always happy that I was willing to work on Sundays. Discrimination was a term I never thought about in regards to myself. I guess I was more self-sufficient and confident than today's atheists. Definitely more so than those who live in Portland, Oregon. Apparently, the 42 percent of Portland residents who identify as atheist, agnostic, or a religious "none" have been suffering under a great wave of persecution in their...
  • Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

    02/25/2019 6:28:14 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 24, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver... In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend... In a 1957 article in The New York Times, the writer Erik Barnouw predicted that, as work became easier, our identity would be defined by our hobbies, or our family life... These post-work predictions weren’t entirely wrong. By some counts, Americans work much less than they used to. The average work year...