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  • Colorado Springs one of two cities targeted by Atheist group for holiday billboard campaign

    12/09/2015 9:26:04 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 22 replies ^ | 8 Dec, 2015 | Chris Loveless, Angelica Lombardi
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Santa Claus says it's OK to skip church this Christmas, according to a series of billboards paid for by American Atheists. The billboards have been set up in Colorado Springs and in Raleigh, North Carolina. In Colorado Springs, there's one located near Fountain at Exit 128 and another near a Stratmoor Hills neighborhood. "We want people to know that going to church has absolutely nothing to do with being a good person, " said David Silverman, president of American Atheists. "The things that are most important during the holiday season—spending time with loved ones, charity, and...
  • Ohio State Teaches Atheists are Smarter than Christians

    07/26/2014 8:09:14 PM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
    College Insurrection ^ | July 26, 2014 | Aleister
    Imagine the outrage if this lesson pitted men against women or straight people against gay people. Kaitlyn Schallhorn of Campus Reform reported. Exclusive: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.
  • Texas Town Braces for Battle With Atheists Over Nativity Scene

    12/14/2011 1:54:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 14, 2011 | Maggie Kirkman
    Driving through the tiny rural town of Athens, Texas, and you’d be hard pressed to find something that might catch national attention -- or so it was until about a week ago. An hour and a half outside of Dallas, the Athens town square is dominated by the county courthouse, and this time of year, Christmas decorations are on each corner. But it is the nativity scene across the street from the Taco Bell that has caused controversy. It started with a simple letter. As Jefferson County commissioner Joe Hall tells it, he received the shock of his life when...
  • Atheists around world suffer persecution, discrimination: report. (And Christians do not?)

    12/10/2012 9:08:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Yahoo!News ^ | December 10, 2012 | Robert Evans
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Atheists and other religious skeptics suffer persecution or discrimination in many parts of the world and in at least seven nations can be executed if their beliefs become known, according to a report issued on Monday. The study, from the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), showed that "unbelievers" in Islamic countries face the most severe - sometimes brutal - treatment at the hands of the state and adherents of the official religion.
  • In world's most religious country, humanists rally for secular space

    11/25/2012 3:54:09 PM PST · by haffast · 13 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/25/2012 | Chris Stein
    In Ghana, where deeply held religious beliefs unite much of the population, a new group has formed around a shared disbelief in religion. The Humanist Association of Ghana practices a philosophy that is mostly unheard of in Ghana, which a recent survey ranked as the most religious country in the world. Nonetheless, the group has already made waves in West Africa. Last weekend, the association hosted humanists from across the region for a conference in the capital Accra, where attendees listened as speakers discussed the impact humanists could make on West African society. Lecturers talked about how humanists can stand...
  • Atheist group at Dartmouth plans anti Mother Teresa event

    11/16/2012 1:55:51 PM PST · by oliverdarcy · 23 replies
    An atheist group at Dartmouth College is planning an event aimed at skewering the reputation of the late Mother Teresa. The Atheists Humanists Agnostics (AHA) club sent out a campus-wide e-mail announcing the program on Tuesday and promising a “full-out romp against why one of the most beloved people of the century, Mother Teresa, is as Hitchens put it… ‘a lying, thieving Albanian dwarf.’”
  • I Believe in Tim Tebow

    01/13/2012 9:23:32 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies ^ | January 13, 2012 | Rick Reilly
    Every week, Tebow picks out someone who is suffering, or who is dying, or who is injured. He flies these people and their families to the Broncos game, rents them a car, puts them up in a nice hotel, buys them dinner (usually at a Dave & Buster's).... Remember the QB who lost his leg, Jacob Rainey? He got his prosthetic leg a few weeks ago, and he wants to play high school football next season. Yes, tackle football. He'd be the first to do that on an above-the-knee amputation. Hmmm. Wonder where he got that crazy idea? "Tim told...
  • Watch – Walking Christmas Tree Beats NYC’s Ban

    12/24/2011 6:09:29 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Blaze ^ | 122311 | Blaze
    Scott LoBaido is clever man. He found a way to bring Christmas trees back into NYC’s transportation hubs. LoBaido designed and wore a Christmas tree costume! After being sued for allowing Christmas decorations in bus and ferry teminals, New York City imposed a ban on Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Scott was not pleased about the ban and managed to find a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
  • The reason for the season remains forever

    12/24/2011 11:05:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/24/2011 | Debbie Leininger
    During the Christmas season it seems those professing no religion go into overdrive to silence the message spoken by the angel so many years ago, “Behold! I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David, a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord. And this will be sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Why would there be such a stirring to remove all vestiges of Christmas, even the name itself? The question is answered...
  • Atheists Continue War on Christmas

    12/20/2011 5:45:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 12.13.11 | Raven Clabough
    For a number of Americans, the Christmas season is a time for joy and love, but for others, it’s an opportunity to stage a war against Christianity. The latest battle entails a blasphemous nativity scene from a group of atheists, which they have defended as a response to counteract the Christian “War on the Constitution.”  Wisconsin is once again at the center of a major dispute, this time because Governor Scott Walker made the mistake of referring to the “holiday” spruce as a “Christmas tree.” That prompted the Freedom from Religion Foundation to call Walker “a Teabagger governor wearing religion...
  • Thousands attend rally for nativity scene

    12/19/2011 8:52:27 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | 18 Dec 2011 | unattributed
    ATHENS, Texas, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A crowd of more than 5,000 people gathered in Athens, Texas, in support of a nativity scene on display at the Henderson County Courthouse. "We are seeing unfold before our very eyes, the beginning of persecution of Christianity in our nation," First Baptist Church Malakoff Pastor Nathan Lorick said at the rally Saturday. "It seems it is no longer acceptable to express and exhibit the doctrines of our faith in the nation that was founded upon those same doctrines. That is why thousands are here today." The rally came after Freedom From Religion Foundation...
  • Atheists playing the victim

    11/29/2011 11:07:27 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 16 replies
    One News Now ^ | 11/28/2011 | Charlie Butts
    One conservative attorney says he has no sympathy for the atheists who have launched a holiday advertising campaign to promote their stance and attack Christians. The billboard and newspaper ads that read "Bias Against Atheists is Naughty, Not Nice" are being placed in towns where atheists have made an effort to push religion out of the public arena. "I have very little sympathy for atheists, the ones who are perpetrating anti-Christian bias," admits Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel Action. "And when they receive a little push-back and people point out the reality that we are a Christian nation, they get...
  • Camp Pendleton didn't see cross flap coming

    11/20/2011 2:29:50 PM PST · by radar101 · 23 replies
    North County Times ^ | Nov 20, 2011 | Mark Walker
    Scott Radetski, Karen Mendoza, Jon Gross and Shannon Book work to carry a 13-foot cross to the top of a mountain at Camp Pendleton on Nov. 10 to recognize those Marines who have fallen or been wounded in combat. The original cross was carried up by seven people, and three of those original seven were killed in combat in Iraq. Radetski was a chaplain during the battle for Fallujah, Mendoza's husband was killed in combat, and Gross and Book also served in Iraq during the battle for Fallujah. (RICK LOOMIS / Los Angeles Times ) A memorial cross atop...
  • Chase orders Southlake bank to remove Christmas tree (because it could offend people)

    12/03/2010 8:04:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 12/03/2010 | Terry Evans
    SOUTHLAKE -- Chase Bank told a businessman to remove the Christmas tree he donated to a local branch because it could offend people. Antonio Morales, owner of Bellagio Day Spa in Southlake, had assembled and decorated a 9-foot-tall tree in the lobby of the Chase Bank branch at 1700 E. Southlake Boulevard as a favor to the branch manager, who is one of his clients. The tree remained in the lobby from the Monday before Thanksgiving until Tuesday. Morales said his friend called him Wednesday to tell him the tree had to go. She later showed him an e-mail from...
  • The UN is An Absurd Organization Beyond Redemption

    10/18/2010 1:35:49 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 5 replies
    Ban ki-Moon is a moonbat. As well as his Assistant Secretary General. This dhimmi moonbat is ranting against Israel's decision to resume building in their own land of Judea and Samaria.The UN today is nothing more than a tool used by marxists, communists, and islamists to oppose America, Israel and the other free democratic countries.At the time of the UN's founding, there were about 55 member nations.Led by the U.S., most were free democratic countries with  Judeo / Christian heritage, beliefs, values, and culture.The exceptions to this were the minority communist bloc nations led by Russia.This is not the case today.Today there are 192...
  • Christine O’Donnell Wins Republican Nomination – Now Moves on to Fight the Republicans

    09/16/2010 2:40:44 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 14 replies
    Upon reading the reviews of Christine O’Donnell’s win over Mike Castle in the Delaware Republican Senate primary, one could be forgiven for conjuring up images of monks (a la Monty Python) walking around in a circle, whacking themselves with boards and chanting “Woe, verily woe!” Ruth Marcus over at the Washington Post is scared and despondent: … I had thought the silver lining of this election year might be to produce a Senate with a more robust cadre of moderate Republicans. […] Now, it’s as plausible to envision a bolstered Jim DeMint caucus, following the disturbingly powerful junior senator from...
  • Atheists say prayer makes them physically sick

    10/08/2009 12:54:00 PM PDT · by honestabe010 · 61 replies · 1,851+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | Ocotber 7, 2009 | bob Unruh
    Atheists recruited to be part of a lawsuit that is trying to rid government ceremonies such as the inauguration of a president of any invocation or other prayer have claimed they are made physically ill by prayer. "As I watched the inauguration, my stomach did a somersault with disgust for how much our country was violating the constitution (sic), the most important document in our country," wrote a 15-year-old in testimony being given to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The lawsuit was filed before President Obama's inauguration and subsequently was dismissed at the district court...
  • Ongoing Coverage of Obama Ignoring In God We Trust

    07/28/2008 4:05:02 PM PDT · by Trio · 11 replies · 196+ views
    CNS News ^ | July 28, 2008 | Penny Starr
    In God We Trust, a national political inter-faith advocacy group, has called on Sen. Barack Obama to condemn the message on a billboard in Denver, the site of next month’s Democratic National Convention. The billboard, alluding to a song by the late John Lennon of the Beatles, bears the message “Imagine No Religion” imprinted over what appears to be stained glass. It was paid for by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which describes itself as a membership association of atheists and agnostics. According to a report in the Denver Post, the billboard will only stand through July and will...
  • Americans United Files Lawsuit Challenging Sectarian Prayers At New York Town's Board Meetings

    02/28/2008 11:58:19 AM PST · by rochester_veteran · 11 replies · 101+ views
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State website ^ | Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Americans United for Separation of Church and State
    Church-State Watchdog Group Says Board's Preference For Christianity Flouts First Amendment Of The Constitution Americans United for Separation of Church and State today filed a lawsuit in federal district court against a town council in New York that opens its public sessions with Christian prayer. Americans United sued the Greece, N.Y., Town Board and its supervisor, John Auberger, on behalf of two local residents who object to government-sponsored religious activities that favor one faith over others. The lawsuit alleges that almost all of the board’s opening prayers are explicitly Christian, and that since 2004, only a single non-Christian has been...
  • How to Respond to a Supercilious Atheist

    01/26/2008 7:40:54 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 48 replies · 185+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1-26-2008 | Alan Roebuck
    Not all atheists are supercilious, of course. Many are content to live and let live, and some even grant that religion (which, in America, basically means Christianity) does some good. But atheism as an organized, evangelizing movement has been on the offensive lately. Witness the "New Atheists" such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, with their aggressive stance against God and their bestselling books attempting to debunk religion. So, assuming you are a theist, what do you say to the atheist who asks, "You don't (chuckle) actually believe in God, do you (snicker)?" The natural response would be...