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  • Stephen Hawking’s final book: ‘There is no God’

    10/17/2018 9:04:45 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 155 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17 October 2018 | Lia Eustachewich
    God is not dead — he or she never existed in the first place, Stephen Hawking declared in his final book. “There is no God,” the late theoretical physicist wrote in “Brief Answers to the Big Questions,” CNN reported. “No one directs the universe.”
  • 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.
  • Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith

    08/16/2018 10:33:39 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    CBN News ^ | 08-16-2018 | Steve Warren
    Shortened title. Full title: Military Atheist Group Wants to Throw Air Force Commander 'Behind Prison Bars' for His Christian Faith The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) sent a formal complaint this week to Defense Secretary James Mattis calling for an investigation of Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, a Christian and the newly installed commander of the 412 Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base in California. The group is furious at Teichert for posting links to articles, a Christmas video, and scriptures on his personal website called Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States. The website also has a list...
  • Annapolis Survivor Tells CNN She ‘Couldn’t Give a [bleep] About’ Trump’s ‘Thoughts and Prayers':

    06/29/2018 6:15:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 121 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 28, 2018 | Phil Hornshaw
    <p>A survivor of the deadly shooting Thursday at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, had a blunt — and uncensored by CNN — response to Donald Trump offers of “thoughts and prayers”: she “couldn’t give a f–k about them if there’s nothing else.”</p>
  • Satanist loses legal challenge to strip 'In God We Trust' from currency

    06/10/2018 7:11:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    CNA ^ | Jun 9, 2018 | CNA/EWTN News)
    Chicago, Ill., Jun 9, 2018 / 04:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A U.S. appellate court has ruled against a self-described Satanist from Chicago who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the motto “In God We Trust” from U.S. currency. The ruling, released May 31, found that “a reasonable observer would not perceive the motto on currency as a religious endorsement.” Kenneth Mayle, who describes himself as a non-theistic Satanist, filed the original lawsuit in May 2017. A lower court had dismissed the suit, and Mayle appealed. The 36-year-old told the Chicago Tribune that carrying and using money with the motto...
  • « 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...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope tells grieving child: your atheist father is in heaven

    04/16/2018 9:54:21 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    Pope Francis comforted a grieving child by telling him that his atheist father is in heaven.During a visit to Rome’s deprived Corviale district on Sunday, the Pope answered questions from a group of children. One of them, a boy called Emanuele, burst into tears when he met the Pope.After giving the child a long hug, Pope Francis asked him what was troubling him. Emanuele whispered in the Pope’s ear that his father, who was an atheist, had recently died and he was worried he could be in hell.Pope Francis asked Emanuele for permission to tell the crowd what he had...
  • US Navy Says No to Atheist Chaplains; Members of Congress 'Relieved' by Decision

    03/23/2018 7:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/23/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The U.S. Navy turned down the application of an atheist chaplain to serve in the Navy Chaplain Corps. The move comes after 43 members of Congress signed a letter warning that the very definition of what it means to be a chaplain is at stake. Colorado Rep. Doug Lamborn (R) and Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) explained in a joint statement on Wednesday that the Navy made the right call in turning down the appointment of Dr. Jason Heap, the national coordinator for the United Coalition of Reason based in Washington, D.C., who first made the attempt under the Obama...
  • GWU Offering ‘Christian Privilege’ Training For Students And Faculty

    04/01/2018 2:32:06 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 31 March 2018 | Peter Hasson
    George Washington University (Washington D.C.) - The session will teach students and faculty that Christians “receive unmerited perks from institutions and systems all across our country” and “experience life in an easier way than non-Christians,” according to the university website.
  • Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

    03/13/2018 8:56:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 172 replies
    BBC ^ | March 13, 2018
    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, a spokesman for his family has said. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Vatican Identifies “Youth” With Atheists and Political Extremists

    02/24/2018 12:41:29 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 24, 2018 | Gloria TV
    The Swiss Bishops will send three young people to the Roman Pre-Synod taking place in March as a preparation for Pope Francis’ “Youth Synod”, 20min.ch reported. The controversial Pontifical Council for Culture explicitly asked for delegates who were “critical of the Church” and “atheistic”. One of them is Jonas Feldmann, 25, a non-practicing Catholic who opposes Catholic doctrine and is active in the pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-family and pro-euthanasia Green party, an extremist leftwing party. He will tell Francis that he does not want to be a member of an institution that “discriminates homosexual love”. Another delegate is the journalist Sandro...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
  • Taking Atheism Seriously

    Recently a man burst into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and shot and killed 26 parishioners (including an unborn child). The killer’s former high school classmates described him as a militant atheist. “He was always talking about how people who believe in God we’re stupid and trying to preach his atheism,” wrote former classmate Nina Rose Nava in a Facebook post, according to the Daily Mail. “I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldn’t stand his post.” Which raises this question: To what extent was the killer’s rampage inspired by his atheist beliefs? Obviously, I am...
  • Why Christians Must Never Permit Themselves To Be Judged By God-Hating Atheists

    12/04/2017 8:17:32 AM PST · by pinochet · 15 replies
    The greatest mistake that Christians have made, is to permit Godless journalists who are working for God-hating media owners, to define for them standards of right and wrong. If you permit Godless journalists to set standards of right and wrong for you, then you have to view Barack Obama as one of the most moral men in America, because he was never accused of sexual harassment by any women. But, as a state Senator in Illinois, Obama refused to support legislation to save the lives of babies who were born alive in the process of an abortion. He supports infanticide....
  • West's Atheization Worse Than What Happened in USSR - Patriarch Kirill

    11/26/2017 5:51:18 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Interfax ^ | 11/22/17
    Moscow, November 22, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is alarmed by the rise of atheism in the West. "What we are seeing today, particularly in Western countries, is far more dreadful than what happened to religion in the Soviet Union: the rapid atheization, the expulsion of God from human life, disregard for the divine, the moral law," the patriarch said at a meeting with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby in Moscow. There was a time when atheism was being planted in the Soviet Union, but "the weakness of that atheization consisted in the fact that it...
  • Vatican Astronomer: Some Scientists Pretend They're Atheists for Credibility, but Many Attend Church

    11/25/2017 11:23:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/25/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A top Vatican astronomer has said that a number of public scientists claim to be atheists in order to appear credible, noting that a surprising number of scientists attend church. Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, who has spoken on a number of topics concerning science and faith, told Vancouver Sun in an interview earlier this week that many "public scientists" are insecure about their rank. "The scientists that you see on TV who are proclaimed atheists because they think it gives them credibility in science — which it doesn't — are turning off the nine-tenths of the...
  • 400 students pray when atheists silence their coach

    11/16/2017 5:18:34 AM PST · by victim soul · 21 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 11/15/17 | Cilia. zeal
    https://conservativetribune.com/atheists-coach-not-pray/
  • Snopes falsely claims that Sutherland Springs church shooter was not an atheist

    11/12/2017 3:08:01 PM PST · by grundle · 27 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 12, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Snopes falsely claims that Sutherland Springs church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley was not an atheist Devin Patrick Kelley is the evil scumbag thug who murdered 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.According to the New York Times and CNN, Kelley was an atheist.However, snopes writes:Claim: The Texas church shooter was an atheist and was also on the payroll of the Democratic National Committee. Rating: FalseIn math, logic, and computer science, (TRUE and FALSE) = FALSE.However, in journalism, the two statements must be judged separately.It is indeed false to say that Kelley was on the DNC payroll.But it...