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  • Mike Pompeo Denounces China's 'awful abuses' of detained Muslim Uygurs

    10/09/2018 7:59:35 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sep 2018 | Agence France Presse
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denounced the “awful abuses” of Muslim Uygurs detained in Chinese reeducation camps. “Hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of Uygurs are held against their will in so-called re-education camps where they’re forced to endure severe political indoctrination and other awful abuses,” Pompeo said in a speech in Washington on the state of religious freedom around the world. He also expressed concern about the fate of Christians in China, who he said had been targeted in a government crackdown. The government, he said, has been “closing churches, burning Bibles and ordering followers to...
  • George Will: Abolish the death penalty

    09/30/2018 3:06:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | George F. Will
    Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally (first excluding African Americans from the jury, then insinuating inadmissible evidence into the record). In a third trial, the judge, who during his time on the bench overrode more life sentences (six) than any other Alabama judge, disregarded the jury’s...
  • U.S. court rejects atheists' appeal over 'In God We Trust' on money

    08/29/2018 7:05:36 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | AUGUST 28, 2018 | Jonathan Stempel
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday said printing “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency is constitutional, citing its longstanding use and saying it was not coercive. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Paul, Minnesota rejected claims by 29 atheists, children of atheists and atheist groups that inscribing the national motto on bills and coins violated their First Amendment free speech and religious rights.
  • Batman No Longer Believes in God: DC Comics Turns Him From Christian to Atheist

    08/18/2018 5:10:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Batman, one of DC Comics' most recognizable fictional heroes, no longer believes in God in the latest comic book issue. ScreenRant shared the storyline details for Batman #53, released on Wednesday, which comes at the conclusion of comic writer Tom King's post-Catwoman/Batman wedding arc. In the story, Catwoman leaves Batman, whose secret identity is billionaire Bruce Wayne, at the altar. This leaves Wayne in a questioning state, where he explores his life and reflects on his theological background — he had been raised as a Christian by his father, Thomas. In one exchange with another character, Wayne is asked, "Do...
  • DC Confirms That Batman’s An Atheist

    08/16/2018 8:04:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 47 replies
    We Got This Covered ^ | 08/16/18 | Eric Joseph
    It’s not often that we think or talk about the religious beliefs of our favorite superheroes, barring the times when writers blatantly state from where these characters are coming. For example, we’re all aware of how Daredevil’s a devout Catholic, or how Batwoman’s Jewish. Speaking of which, the latest issue of Batman really hammered home the point that the Dark Knight is, in fact, an atheist. I mean, it’s technically nothing new and has been somewhat explored in the past (I believe it was Broken City that briefly touched on this before), but the latest entry into Tom King’s ongoing...
  • University finds prominent astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss grabbed a woman’s breast

    08/03/2018 8:38:09 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 94 replies
    sciencemag.org ^ | 3 | Meredith Wadman
    An investigation by Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe concluded this week that high-profile astrophysicist and atheist Lawrence Krauss violated the university’s sexual harassment policy by grabbing a woman’s breast at a conference in Australia in late 2016. (Krauss is a prominent member of the skeptics movement, which disputes the existence of a god or supernatural powers.)
  • "Your [WHITE] DNA is an abomination" (Campus newspaper editorial)

    11/29/2017 2:48:54 PM PST · by Architect of Avalon · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov 29, 2017 | Lauren Cooley
    A new opinion piece in a Texas State University student newspaper tells white students “Your DNA is an Abomination.” “When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered - whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera - there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student author Rudy Martinez writes in the University Star. Without much biological explanation, Martinez informs white readers, “You were not born white. You became white… You don’t give a damn.” Later in his rant, he calls the police “fascist foot soldiers” and says a “white supremacist...
  • Campus newspaper editorial: 'Your [white] DNA is an abomination'

    11/29/2017 3:16:14 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/29/17 | Lauren Cooley
    A new opinion piece in a Texas State University student newspaper tells white students, “Your DNA is an Abomination.”“When I think of all the white people I have ever encountered - whether they’ve been professors, peers, lovers, friend, police officers, et cetera - there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider ‘decent,’” student author Rudy Martinez writes in the University Star. Without much biological explanation, Martinez informs white readers, “You were not born white. You became white… You don’t give a damn.” Later in his rant, he calls the police “fascist foot soldiers” and says a “white supremacist inhabits...
  • Texas State Student Paper Op-Ed: Your White DNA is 'an Abomination'

    11/30/2017 4:42:26 AM PST · by servo1969 · 59 replies
    Truthrevolt.org ^ | 11-30-2017 | Mark Tapson
    An op-ed in a Texas State University student newspaper Tuesday has sparked controversy for its blatant anti-white racism, according to the Washington Examiner. In "Your DNA is an Abomination," which seems to have been pulled from the pages of the University Star, philosophy student and self-proclaimed Marxist atheist Rudy Martinez begins by declaring that of all the white people he has ever encountered, "there is perhaps only a dozen I would consider 'decent.'" He went on to blather that "whiteness in the United States" is a "construct used to perpetuate a system of racist power" and that whites benefit from...
  • Artificial Intelligence Shows Why Atheism Is Unpopular

    07/26/2018 9:24:33 AM PDT · by edwinland · 43 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jul 23, 2018 | Sigal Samuel
    Imagine you’re the president of a European country. You’re slated to take in 50,000 refugees from the Middle East this year. Most of them are very religious, while most of your population is very secular. You want to integrate the newcomers seamlessly, minimizing the risk of economic malaise or violence, but you have limited resources ... What do you do? Well, you make your best guess and hope the policy you chose works out. But it might not. ... You can, however, experiment like that with virtual people. And that’s exactly what the Modeling Religion Project does. An international team...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Atheists Ignorant Of Constitution

    07/09/2018 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-09-18 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Freedom from religion was not what those who fled the oppression and persecution of European monarchies sought and not what the Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution. Yet the Freedom of Religion Foundation seeks to impose its values and restrict the free exercise of religion guaranteed in the First Amendment. Its latest targets are high school football camps in Arkansas where presumably you are allowed take a knee to protest our racist flag but cannot take a knee in thanks to the Creator the Declaration of Independence notes endowed us with our unalienable rights: It’s not...
  • Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century

    06/17/2018 4:13:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | June 14, 2018 | Uppsala University
    Museum collections in Sweden contain thousands of Iron Age board-game pieces. New studies of the raw material composing them show that most were made of whalebone from the mid-6th century CE. They were produced in large volumes and standardised forms. The researchers therefore believe that a regular supply of whalebone was needed. Since the producers would hardly have found the carcasses of beached whales a reliable source, the gaming pieces are interpreted as evidence for whaling. Apart from an osteological survey, species origin has been determined for a small number of game pieces, using ZooMS (short for Zooarchaeology by Mass...
  • Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

    06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 6/6/2018 | Bill Federer
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania’s founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the “Jolly Roger,” was adapted from the flag of...
  • Belief in Reincarnation Tied to Memory Errors

    04/06/2007 7:52:24 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 53 replies · 1,169+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 04/06/07 | Melinda Wenner
    People who believe they have lived past lives as, say, Indian princesses or battlefield commanders are more likely to make certain types of memory errors, according to a new study. The propensity to make these mistakes could, in part, explain why people cling to implausible reincarnation claims in the first place. Researchers recruited people who, after undergoing hypnotic therapy, had come to believe that they had past lives. Subjects were asked to read aloud a list of 40 non-famous names, and then, after a two-hour wait, told that they were going to see a list consisting of three types of...
  • Only 55% of Brits associate Jesus with Easter

    05/29/2018 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 11 replies
    yougov ^ | April 2017 | Youguv
    New YouGov research reveals that Brits are much more likely to associate chocolate eggs than Jesus Christ with Easter. Despite the fact that Easter is one of the most important occasions on the Christian calendar – and that Jesus is obviously the reason for the festival’s existence – only 55% of Brits associate the two. By contrast, more than three quarters (76%) associate the Easter with chocolate eggs. 2670 UK adults were questioned on 13 Apr 2017. Results are weighted to be representative of the GB population In fact, the son of God placed fourth in the list of things...
  • « Atheist Hate Groups Trample Upon Memory of America’s War Dead

    05/28/2018 1:13:15 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 28, 2018 | JP
    The 40-foot Peace Cross was erected in 1925 as a memorial to the 49 soldiers from Prince George’s County, Maryland who perished in World War I. The Bayview Park Cross in Pensacola, Florida has occupied its location since 1941 when America’s armed forces prepared to enter World War II. And the Veterans Memorial Bell Tower in Evendale, Ohio was dedicated just last year in memory of those who lost their lives in the service of our nation. As a grateful nation marks the sesquicentennial of Memorial Day, how ironic it is that the three aforementioned war memorials are in imminent...
  • The new gang of hyper-confident male atheists wants you to laugh at religion

    The New Atheists were never a particularly funny bunch. They were either, like Richard Dawkins, chippy materialists with a quasi-religious faith that science can offer a complete answer to any mystery worth contemplating. Or they were, like Christopher Hitchens, swaggering verbal stylists whose cleverness put a charming gloss on sentiments about believers that would otherwise sound like hate speech. But there is another gang of hyper-confident male atheists for whom knee-slapping humour is front and centre in their atheist proselytizing, far more than science or intellectual debate. These are the Comic Atheists, people like TV host Bill Maher, Family Guy...
  • Dimitrios Pagourtzis: What we know about the Santa Fe shooting suspect (Self Described Atheist)

    05/18/2018 1:36:45 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 79 replies
    ABC13 Houston ^ | 5-18-2018 | KTRK
    SANTA FE, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities tell Eyewitness News that 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was the gunman in the deadly shooting that unfolded Friday morning inside Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring 10 more. Pagourtzis was arrested, and authorities say he is a student at the high school. SOCIAL MEDIA His Facebook page also listed a possible interest in the United States Marines Corps, "starting in 2019." ABC News reached out to the Pentagon, and they said they do not have record of anyone with the last name Pagourtzis in Marine Corps. Pagourtzis describes himself as an atheist...
  • EWTN Live - 05-09-18 - Anthony DeStefano - Debunking the New Atheism (Secular Humanism)

    05/10/2018 7:33:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    EWTN Live with Fr. Mitch Pacwa ^ | 05.09.18 | Anthony DeStefano
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  • The New Atheism May Be Finished, but Its Sad Legacy Lives On

    04/27/2018 10:14:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2018 | Randal Rauser
    The movement that became known as the New Atheism was born in the smoldering ruins of 9/11. It was the horror of that scene, perpetuated by terrorists driven by a radical Muslim ideology, that convinced several atheists that the root problem was religion. Like secular versions of the biblical prophets of old, they concluded that they needed to speak out and denounce the dangers of religion with a new boldness and ferocity. Sam Harris led the way in 2004 by when he published The End of Faith. That book exhibited a strident, anti-religious message which helped it become a bestseller....