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Skeptics/Seekers (Religion)

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  • Atheism is declining worldwide, says report; what should Christians do?

    10/17/2019 9:15:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/17/2019 | Hayden Royster
    A few months ago, the good folks at the ​Center for the Study of Global Christianity released the 2019 ​edition​ of their “Status of Global Christianity” report. There’s a lot of fascinating info in there. Some of the more significant stats are detailed in the LifeWay ​article​, 7 SURPRISING TRENDS IN GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY IN 2019, like the fact that Christianity is growing faster than the population is, or that the percentage of unevangelized individuals in the world has shrunk, from 54.3% in 1900 to 28.4% today.Perhaps most fascinating, though, is the projected decrease in atheism worldwide. According to the report,...
  • He Was So Shiney and Bright: Muslim Details Miraculous Conversion After Jesus Visited Him (TR)

    09/23/2019 9:59:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    Faithwire ^ | September 23, 2019 | Lindsay Elizabeth
    On Wednesday night, Pastor David Platt of McLean Bible Church hosted a simulcast called Something Needs to Change, part of an ongoing initiative from The Gospel Coalition. In the simulcast, Platt, an author and former president of the Southern Baptist Conventions International Mission Board, shared an interview with a missionary named Yazim. He lives and works in a part of the Middle East where, not only is it illegal to share the Gospel, its life-threatening to talk about how the Gospel is advancing, Platt shared. In the simulcast Yazim, a Middle East church planter shared with Platt and the listeners...
  • Federal Court Rules in Favor of Atheist Group in COLTS Lawsuit

    09/20/2019 6:34:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    WNEP News ^ | 9/17/19
    LACKAWANNA COUNTY, Pa. -- An atheist group has won its fight against COLTS, the County of Lackawanna Transit System. The federal lawsuit from 2012 was over an ad the group wanted to put on the sides of buses. The COLTS board of directors said the ad violated a policy about buses becoming, "a public forum for debate and discussion." Justin Vacula, a student from Marywood University, sued, and on Tuesday, a federal court ruled the ban on religious and non-religious messaging violates the First Amendment. Vacula is the spokesperson for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Freethought Society, the group that brought the...
  • 3 Beliefs Some Progressive Christians and Atheists Share

    09/13/2019 10:13:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | Alisa Childers
    “Listen. I gotta break it to you . . . I’m post-Christian. . . . I don’t believe it anymore. I don’t believe any of it.” These are the words former Christian minister Bart Campolo recalls speaking to his famous evangelist father, Tony Campolo, after leaving the faith of his youth. He explained that his journey to secular humanism was a 30-year process of passing through every stage of heresy. In other words, his theology “progressed” from conservative to liberal to entirely secular. He predicted that in 10 years, 30 percent to 40 percent of so-called progressive Christians will...
  • Paul Davies - Can We Explain Cosmos and Consciousness?

    09/09/2019 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Jayster · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 26th, 2019 | Closer To Truth(Youtube)
    The existence of both cosmos and consciousness, each in its own way, constitute deep problems, perhaps grand mysteries beyond human knowing. Some claim that the two mysteries can only be solved in parallel, together, not in series, alone. Some base their claim on religion, a few on science, others on the belief that consciousness is the ultimate reality.
  • NIV Quest Study Bible: Is There Any Secular Evidence to Support the Bibles Claims?

    09/08/2019 11:10:11 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | September 2, 2019 | Jonathan Petersen
    Although the Bible is not an ancient history textbook, it does report events that have been confirmed by other historical works. Consider the following examples: Archeological digs and ancient Assyrian records confirm the Bibles portrayal of King Sennacheribs invasion of Judah (2 Kings 18:1319:37). Until recent excavations at Tell Mardikh uncovered tablets mentioning Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 19:129), scholars dismissed the existence of both cities as a biblical legend. The Hittites were also considered a biblical legend until their capital and records were discovered in modern-day Turkey. The palace of King Sargon, an Assyrian ruler mentioned in Isaiah, was uncovered...
  • The Whore And The Beast: Two Lanes, One Road

    09/06/2019 7:07:54 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 9 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 9/6/2019 | Gary
    There is only one means of forgiveness and only one way into Heaven. The way is just as available to thieves and prostitutes as it is to those with extreme religious zeal. The way is simple and the knowledge of this path is available to allwhether wise or unintelligent, old or young. Yet the way is exceedingly narrow. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few...
  • 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.
  • The Lifted Veil

    08/13/2019 12:59:53 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 21 replies
    Unsealed ^ | 8-12-2019 | Gary
    Prepare yourselves dear friends for this will be the most somber article I've ever written. This may challenge and stretch you. It may make you uncomfortable and your stomach twist, but you need to hear itif not for yourself, then for those you know who are far from God. I have called upon the LORD to give me the words to say and I have faith He will. No ears will be tickled with this article, but there is certainly hope for those who believe. I pray that God will give me His words and that through His words we...
  • Atheist Lies About Trashing Pro-Life Signs

    08/02/2019 8:26:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Created Equal Films ^ | July 1, 2019 | Created Equal Films
    Atheist Lies About Trashing Pro-Life Signs Those with no real argument to justify abortion continue to turn to violence and intimidation.
  • Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwins theories

    08/02/2019 7:49:16 PM PDT · by robowombat · 127 replies
    College Fix ^ | JULY 30, 2019 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Famed Yale computer science professor quits believing Darwins theories JENNIFER KABBANY - FIX EDITOR JULY 30, 2019 The origin of species is exactly what Darwin cannot explain David Gelernter, a famed Yale University professor, has publicly renounced his belief in Charles Darwins theory of evolution, calling it a beautiful idea that has been effectively disproven. Gelernter, who is known for predicting the World Wide Web and has developed many complex computing tools over the years, is today a professor of computer science at Yale, chief scientist at Mirror Worlds Technologies, member of the National Council of the Arts, and a...
  • The Rise of the Anti Christ

    07/16/2019 6:18:59 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 26 replies
    IFB ^ | 7/16/19
    When the Rapture of the Church finally takes place - in which Almighty God the Son calls out His body (saints and ambassadors) - it (The Rapture) will be a wondrous sign unto the apostate western world more so than a sign unto the whole world. For all had better be prepared, for Almighty God's "Day of Wrath" is now at hand (2 Thess. 2:3-12)! The official commencement of this horrific seven year period will be the breaking of the 1st seal (i.e., the "Confirming of the Covenant" - Dan. 9:27) by Almighty Gods Lamb (i.e., The Lord Jesus Christ)...
  • 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...
  • Psychological Healing? A Short Testimony on Christianity and the Mind

    05/03/2019 2:49:16 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 5/3/`19 | David wood
    The Great Physician.
  • 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.
  • 10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead

    04/19/2019 7:04:47 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 11 replies
    Aleteia ^ | Apr 18, 2019 | Tom Hoopes
    10 Reasons we know Christ rose from the dead Tom Hoopes | Apr 18, 2019 At Easter we don’t celebrate a myth or a great psychological symbol. We celebrate a historical event. This Sunday is Easter Sunday, the day we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. It’s important to understand what the Church claims. The Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson, famous on YouTube, speaks of psychological and symbolic ways he appreciates the resurrection as a great freeing principle, but he says the question of the actual rising of Jesus from the dead is “murky and complicated.”He’s wrong. The question is simple:...
  • 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 residentswho identify as atheist, agnostic, or a religious "none" have been suffering under a great wave of persecution in their...
  • Actor Anthony Hopkins Turns from Alcoholism & Atheism, Becomes A Christian

    02/08/2019 9:51:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    GOD UPATES ^ | 01/14/2019 | Mel Johnson
    Anthony Hopkins is one of the most well-known actors of our time. For years, he was a well-known atheist, too. But all of that changed when a woman at an AA meeting challenged his disbelief with one, simple question. That was the beginning of the inspiring Anthony Hopkins testimony! No matter how successful someone may seem from the outside, we all have our own internal struggles. During the earlier years of Anthony Hopkins’ career, he found himself in his own battle with alcoholism. Anthony’s addiction started “innocently.” He adopted a worldly mindset and drank because “that's what you do...
  • Authorities Demand Church-Free Zones Near Schools [China]

    01/14/2019 6:09:24 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Bitter Winter ^ | 1/10/19 | Feng Gang
    Regulations to protect minors from religion reach a new level of absurdity, as churches near schools are forced to close, asked to share lists of youth members.The Chinese government has declared schools to be church-free zones and is taking steps to enforce its will. Bitter Winter obtained a copy of a document entitled Implementation Plan on the Special Governance of Private Christian Gathering Sites, which was issued by the Bureau of Ethnic and Religious Affairs of a city in the northern Shanxi Province. The document calls for the centralized remediation of religious meeting venues near colleges and universities (remediation being...