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  • Help! My paradox meter broke: an “atheist church”?

    07/29/2014 6:56:36 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 19 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/29/2014 | Steve Berman
    Image credit: Jimmy Demello Artworks[/caption] The last time I was in Houston, I had to change the fuse in my paradox meter after meeting a self-described pro-choice Republican woman, who was also a lawyer.  I told her at least she was better than Wendy Davis, to which no response was offered.  I said it a second time, and with a puff of white smoke, the paradox-meter died. Dang, the fuse just blew again, reading Time’s August 4 issue, Religion section article “Atheist “Churches” Gain Popularity—Even in the Bible Belt” (behind a paywall).  Yup, the “Atheist Church” they wrote about...
  • California High School: We Have a Right to BAN God

    07/13/2014 11:41:51 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 53 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | July 13 2014 | Warner Todd Huston
    A High School in California has insisted that it has a right to ban the mention of God in a student’s graduation speech paradoxically claiming the Constitution gives them that power. In July 18-year-old Brooks Hamby refused to follow the schools ban order and thanked Jesus in his speech anyway sending the school into fits of apoplexy. A California school district says it will not apologize to a teenager who defied its orders and mentioned God in his graduation speech. Attorneys representing the Brawley Union High School District have written a 10-page letter defending the school’s right not only to...
  • Hollywood celebrity looks forward to religion being treated like racism

    04/09/2014 3:40:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Protect the Pope ^ | 4/9/2014 | M Donnelly
    <p>‘as time goes on, weirdly, I’m growing less liberal. I’m more like, ‘No, religion is ruining the world, you need to stop!’.</p>
  • Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution

    03/25/2014 8:03:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 61 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | March 25, 2014 | Casey Luskin
    Cosmos Scrubs Religion's Positive Influence from the History of the Scientific Revolution Casey Luskin March 25, 2014 5:45 AM | Permalink We live in interesting times. On the one hand, we're constantly assured that science and religion don't conflict. At the same time, we're told -- sometimes by the same people -- that religion hinders science. Perhaps this is to be expected. Materialists want to project a religion-friendly image because popular culture expects it, while at the same time they make arguments that they hope will ultimately erode religious belief. This requires a tricky balancing act, on vivid display in...
  • Creationists go nuts over Cosmos, demand "equal time"

    03/23/2014 8:36:36 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 21, 2014 | William Hamby
    You've probably heard that Cosmos, the new version starring Neil deGrasse Tyson, is causing waves because it's on FOX, and it actually talks about (gasp!) evolution. But this week, Christians upped the ante on crazy by demanding "equal time" for creationists. You know, because they need things to be "balanced." In his typically incisive style, deGrasse explained one reason why that's a silly idea. “You don’t talk about the spherical Earth with NASA, and then say let’s give equal time to the flat Earthers..."
  • Noah: Film Review

    03/21/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 20, 2014 | Todd McCarthy
    Darren Aronofsky wrestles one of scripture's most primal stories to the ground and extracts something vital and audacious, while also pushing some aggressive environmentalism, in Noah. Whereas for a century most Hollywood filmmakers have tread carefully and respectfully when tackling biblical topics in big-budget epics aimed at a mass audience, Aronofsky has been daring, digging deep to develop a bold interpretation of a tale which, in the original, offers a lot of room for speculation and invention. The narrative of the global flood that wiped out almost all earthly life is the original disaster story, one that's embraced by most...
  • Bill Maher Absolutely Trashes the Bible and ‘Psychotic Mass Murderer’ God

    03/15/2014 12:49:04 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11:22 pm, March 14th, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Maher began the monologue by declaring that America is “stupid” because 60 percent of the country reportedly believes the tale of Noah’s ark is literally true. He went on to slam the film Noah as “floating giraffe cr**,” but said it “must be doing something right” since it’s been condemned by both Muslims and Christians. And the fact that it might lose a lot of studio money, he joked, “may put it in hot water with the Jews too.”
  • President Obama's proclamation for 'Religious Freedom Day' recognizes atheists and agnostics

    01/16/2014 1:56:14 PM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 1/16/14 | Jennifer Harper
    “Today, America embraces people of all faiths and of no faith. We are Christians and Jews, Muslims and Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, atheists and agnostics. Our religious diversity enriches our cultural fabric and reminds us that what binds us as one is not the tenets of our faiths, the colors of our skin, or the origins of our names. What makes us American is our adherence to shared ideals - freedom, equality, justice, and our right as a people to set our own course.”
  • Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world

    11/11/2013 1:55:11 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 67 replies
    AP ^ | 11/11/13 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Several hundred people, including families with small children, packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational talk and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. Nearly three dozen gatherings dubbed "atheist mega-churches" by supporters and detractors have sprung up around the U.S. and Australia — with more to come — after finding success in Great Britain earlier this year. The movement fueled by social media and spearheaded by two prominent British comedians is no joke. On Sunday, the inaugural Sunday...
  • Atheists Argue Gov't Is Forcing Them to Compromise Their 'Religious Scruples'

    11/07/2013 4:12:16 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/7/2013 | Susan Jones
    Atheists told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that the town of Greece, N.Y. has no business opening its public meetings with Christian or other sectarian prayers."We hope the Supreme Court will agree that civic participation should not be conditioned on compromising one's religious scruples," said Americans United Legal Director Ayesha Khan."It's important to understand that we are not asking the board to discontinue its practice of presenting prayers," she told reporters outside the court. "We are asking that citizens not be pressured to participate in those prayers and that the prayers be nondenominational and inclusive.""I do not support the...
  • Feds Say Atheism Is A Religion Which Should Affect Teaching Of Evolution And Creation

    08/24/2013 1:47:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Godfather Politics Blog ^ | August 23, 2013 | Dave Jolly
    Atheists have long argued that atheism is not a religion as they deny the existence of God or any other form of deity. Atheists, starting with Madalyn Murray O’Hair, are the ones that led the efforts to remove the Bible, prayer and all aspects of Christianity out of the public schools, government buildings and property. Christians have long argued that atheism is a religion as it is a belief in no God and that by removing Christianity from schools established atheism as the official religion of the public school system. It is impossible to have a vacuum of religious belief...
  • Atheism and the First Amendment

    07/28/2013 10:29:56 AM PDT · by Ira_Louvin · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/28/2013
    The First Amendment states the following: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech... To all Americans prior to the 1940's and to most Americans today the intent is clear: the Federal government shall not give preferential treatment to any one faith and the Federal government shall not stop people from practicing their religious beliefs. Liberals confuse the banning of preferential treatment for a particular faith tradition with the banning expression by any faith tradition. The intent of the First Amendment was to allow all faiths...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial

    07/21/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 19, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    An atheist group that is known for targeting supposed violations of the separation between church and state recently protested a Holocaust memorial because the monument plans to feature a Star of David.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, has stated its opposition to the proposed Ohio Statehouse Holocaust memorial because its leaders believe that including the religious symbol would create "legal precedent."The co-presidents of the FFRF, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, wrote a letter to Richard Finan, chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board about the proposed memorial, The Blaze reported.“Permitting one permanent sectarian and exclusionary religious...
  • British Atheist Group Looking to Expand Will Host Sermon at City Dive Bar

    06/17/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013 | David Knowles
    The Sunday Assembly, co-founded by comedian Sanderson Jones, will make a stop in New York during its U.S. tour. The location for the sermon will be at Tobacco Road, a 'bikini bar' where the staff has vowed to cover up during the service.The British atheists are coming to Hell’s Kitchen! After six months of packed houses at monthly services in London, an atheist congregation called The Sunday Assembly is bringing its movement to the U.S. The co-founders will soon embark on a cross-country tour to decide which cities might support their own permanent Sunday Assembly franchise, and the first test...
  • 'Not believing in God makes life more precious': meet the atheist 'churchgoers'

    02/04/2013 9:53:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02/04/2013 | Esther Addley
    "I feel sorry for the church next door, waiting for their three people to trickle in," says Nick Julius, glancing at the small adjacent hall that will shortly be hosting its own gathering. There are still 40 minutes before the Sunday Assembly, an atheist service run by two standup comedians, is due to begin, but a queue of eager congregants is already forming outside a grand but crumbling former church in Islington, north London, hands shoved deep into pockets against the cold. Julius arrived an hour early, just to be sure of a place at the service, which is described...
  • Humanism for children (American Humanist Association promotes new web site for atheism)

    12/13/2012 1:46:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/10/2012 | William Lane Craig
    The American Humanist Association is promoting a new Web site that is designed to furnish children with a naturalistic or atheistic perspective on science, sexuality, and other topics. The stated goal of the Web site is laudatory: “to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and tolerance among young people, as well as to provide accurate information regarding a wide range of issues related to humanism, science, culture, and history.” The problem is that those values have no inherent connection with naturalism, which is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that there is nothing beyond the physical contents of the universe. One doesn’t need...
  • Navy Cancels Nativity over Atheist Complaint (Bahrain)

    12/11/2012 10:49:28 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 11, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    The Navy directed service members serving in Bahrain to cancel and dismantle a “Live Nativity” after receiving a complaint from a military atheist group who said the manger scene endangered Americans serving in a Muslim country and violated the U .S. Constitution. The chaplain at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain confirmed to Fox News the nativity scene was cancelled – but referred any further comments to the NSA’s public information officer. The “Live Nativity” was a long-standing tradition at NSA Bahrain that featured the children of military personnel dressed as shepherds, wise men, along with Mary and Joseph. It was...
  • Judge Rules Nativity Scenes No Longer Allowed in LA Beach City Park

    11/20/2012 9:35:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/20/2012 | Alex Murashko
    The nearly 60-year tradition of a Nativity scene displayed at a park and hosted by a coalition of churches in Santa Monica, Calif., has ended after a federal judge ruled on Monday that the city can ban such displays. A controversy over the display about the birth of Jesus at Palisades Park erupted last Christmas season when an atheist group "manipulated" the city's lottery system for spaces, according to a nonprofit, resulting in only two booths for the Christian group that normally uses 14 booths for the various Nativity-related scenes. "It's a very sad day when a small number of...
  • IRS Sued for Lax Response to Church Politicking

    11/17/2012 6:37:21 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | Friday, November 16, 2012 | CBNNews.com
    The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service over its lax response to church politicking. The group argues that the tax agency is violating the Constitution by allowing tax-exempt churches and religious organizations to get involved in political campaigns. The suit points to several examples, including a full page newspaper ad by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The ad, which showed a photo of Rev. Billy Graham, urged Americans to vote along biblical principles. The 94-year-old evangelist also met with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October and promised to do all he...
  • Will Science Someday Rule Out the Possibility of God?

    10/01/2012 11:16:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 158 replies
    Yahoo News/LiveScience.com ^ | Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover
    Over the past few centuries, science can be said to have gradually chipped away at the traditional grounds for believing in God. Much of what once seemed mysterious—the existence of humanity, the life-bearing perfection of Earth, the workings of the universe—can now be explained by biology, astronomy, physics and other domains of science. Although cosmic mysteries remain, Sean Carroll, a theoretical cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, says there's good reason to think science will ultimately arrive at a complete understanding of the universe that leaves no grounds for God whatsoever. … Another role for God is as a...
  • Michigan Professor Strips Naked In Class, Shouts 'There Is No (Expletive Deleted) God'

    10/02/2012 8:54:02 AM PDT · by profit_guy · 179 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 02, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    The rigors of teaching apparently got to Michigan State University professor John McCarthy Monday. According to multiple sources, the math teacher stripped naked in the middle of his Calculus 1 class and started shouting obscenities.
  • Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian Signs

    08/16/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT · by Vote 4 Nixon · 39 replies
    WTOC ^ | Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT | Dal Cannady
    HAZLEHURST, GA (WTOC) - Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner mulls removing Christian signs Posted: Aug 16, 2012 6:28 PM EDT Updated: Aug 16, 2012 8:02 PM EDT By Dal Cannady - bio | email Jeff Davis Tax Commissioner Susie Kersey said she's received nothing but compliments for the plaques of scripture and other inspirational messages displayed in her office lobby. But a national organization that monitors the separation of church and state notified her they had received a complaint. The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent her two letters asking her to remove them.
  • Army Move on Atheist Chaplains Could Lead To ‘Church of Evolution’

    05/01/2011 3:23:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 95 replies
    NY Sun ^ | April 28, 2011 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    The report in the New York Times that atheists are looking for official recognition as chaplains in the American military in order to cater to the needs of non-believing servicemen is interesting. On the one hand, it’s kind of absurd. Atheist chaplains? It’s a contradiction in terms. What are they going to teach? Non-belief? What services will they offer? Non-prayers and sermons on evolution? And what comfort will they offer dying soldiers, G-d forbid (oops! Even that doesn’t work). Will they say, “Game over. You’re going to a place of complete oblivion. Thank you for your service.”? On the other...
  • Why the religious right has a permanent political edge over secular America [one atheist's view]

    10/12/2010 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2010 | Susan Jacoby
    If you believe any of the hogwash about the irrelevance of the religious right to this election, take a look at the numerous right-wing evangelical websites promoting the 40/40 Prayer Vigil, which began in September with a prayer for Christian voter registration and ends--you guessed it--just before election day, Nov. 2. The 40/40 stands for the forty days and forty nights that Jesus supposedly spent wandering in the desert before finally saying no to Satan's temptations. I'm sure that you won't have any trouble figuring out which political party the Southern Baptist Convention--America's largest religious denomination and one of the...
  • Stephen Hawking: God was not needed to create the Universe

    09/02/2010 6:21:27 AM PDT · by tlb · 223 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 02 Sep 2010 | Laura Roberts
    The Big Bang was the result of the inevitable laws of physics and did not need God to spark the creation of the Universe, Stephen Hawking has concluded. In his latest book, The Grand Design, an extract of which is published in Eureka magazine in The Times, Hawking said: “Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist.” “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the...
  • Atheist Dollar Bill

    08/02/2010 2:11:58 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 43 replies · 5+ views
    Self | 8/2/2010 | Bushbacker1
    I received this dollar bill as change at a Publix in Lakeland, Fl.
  • Atheist Techies Deem God an Online Predator, Target Schools with Filtering Software

    07/12/2010 9:51:17 AM PDT · by H8LIBERALS · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Nanny State Liberation Front ^ | July 12, 2010 | NSLF
    Atheist techies fearful of the Word of God 'corrupting' young and impressionable minds are hoping that when school resumes in September, their revolutionary new Internet filtering software will keep kids safe in the classroom from the ultimate online predator, namely, God. "GodBlock is a web filter that blocks religious content," states the company's website. "It is targeted at parents and schools who wish to protect their kids from the often violent, sexual, and psychologically harmful material in many holy texts, and from being indoctrinated into any religion before they are of the age to make such decisions." Not even the...
  • Washington Post: Independence Day an Atheist Holiday

    07/06/2010 8:51:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    Washington Post: Independence Day an Atheist Holiday By Nathan Burchfiel Created 07/06/2010 - 11:06 Someone get Lee Greenwood on the phone; he's going to want to know about this. In a front-page Style section report July 5, The Washington Post breathed a sigh of relief that Independence Day gives Americans a break from those God-heavy holidays like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. "The trouble with most major holidays in the United States, if you're an atheist, is that it's difficult to ignore the ‘holy day' etymology," [1] Monica Hesse reported. "But not the Fourth of July. The Fourth is a little...
  • ‘Star Trek' franchise an homage to humanist philosophy

    06/30/2010 9:05:26 AM PDT · by iowamark · 48 replies
    Worcester (MA) Telegram ^ | 06/29/2010 | Bronislaus B. Kush
    If you're a big fan of the Star Trek science fiction genre, then there's a good chance that you're a humanist at heart. That's the way that Susan Sackett, the longtime personal executive assistant to Trek franchise creator Gene Roddenberry, sees it. Ms. Sackett, who met recently with the Greater Worcester Humanists group at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, said Mr. Roddenberry was an admitted humanist who liberally sprinkled his out of this world stories about Capt. James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock and the other Star Trek characters with the fundamentals of humanism — a non-theistic, or secular, approach,...
  • Stephen Hawking just doesn't get it (asserting the superiority of science over religion)

    06/08/2010 6:54:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 167 replies · 363+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2010 | Ralph Alter
    Somewhere along the way, the man who last held the Lucasian chair in mathematics at Cambridge once held by Sir Isaac Newton has forgotten how to construct a scientific hypothesis.  To the delight of his interviewer, Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Stephen Hawking asserted the superiority of science over religion: When Sawyer asked if there was a way to reconcile religion and science, Hawking said, "There is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason. Science will win because it works." Ironically enough, Hawking would have us accept this...
  • They are Out to Get Us (Atheism on Campus)

    05/18/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 515+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | May 18, 2010 | Patti Maguire Armstrong
    Not only are they out to get us, they want our children too. “They” being the atheist stalkers that seek to undermine every shred of faith in God. They are sometimes blatant and sometimes sneaky, but they know what they are doing. Consider the “Atheist Pocket Debater,” a new iPhone app released last month. The competition is stiff with more than 150,000 apps on the market, yet “Atheist Pocket Debater” is currently ranked #100 in popularity. Here is the iTunes description:“Atheist Pocket Debater” gives many ways to argue against Christians, Creationists, and Bible thumpers. It is set up for very...
  • Golden Compass Rules Out Sequel- Christians Rejoice

    12/31/2009 10:39:15 AM PST · by truthandlife · 23 replies · 771+ views
    ctor Sam Elliott claims that the Catholic Church prevented Hollywood from proceeding with the next two film’s in the His Dark Materials trilogy based on Philip Pullman’s books. “The Catholic Church ... lambasted them,” said Elliott. “I think it scared New Line off.” The film...angered Catholics who accused it of promoting atheism. In the book trilogy, set in a series of parallel worlds, heroine Lyra fights the Magisterium, an evil organisation some have interpreted as being based on the Catholic Church. Pullman, 63, told the Western Mail: "If Sam is right then I am very disappointed because it obviously would...
  • Atheist clubs are springing up in American high schools, warns head of US Catholic bishops

    10/07/2009 10:10:01 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 11 replies · 583+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 7, 2009 | Damian Thompson
    A “triumphalistic, self-righteous atheism” inspired by the work of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris is winning a following among American young people, leading to “atheist clubs” in high schools, according to Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. The cardinal, who is President of the US Catholic Bishops’ Conference, says that unbelief among young people is more than a question of stopping going to church: it is part of a fashionable “new atheism” which is every bit as intolerant as Christian fundamentalism. He told John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter: “In Chicago, we now have atheist clubs in high schools. We...
  • Must Science Declare a Holy War on Religion?

    08/11/2009 1:05:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies · 1,757+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 11, 2009 | Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
    The so-called New Atheists are attacking the mantra of science and faith being compatible. Others in the science community question the value of confrontation.This fall, evolutionary biologist and bestselling author Richard Dawkins -- most recently famous for his public exhortation to atheism, "The God Delusion" -- returns to writing about science. Dawkins' new book, "The Greatest Show on Earth," will inform and regale us with the stunning "evidence for evolution," as the subtitle says. It will surely be an impressive display, as Dawkins excels at making the case for evolution. But it's also fair to ask: Who in the United...
  • Confessions of a Lapsed Atheist

    06/22/2009 5:33:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 274 replies · 6,667+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 6/21/2009 | Jenn Q. Public
    Do you believe in God? Really? And you're willing to admit it in public? Oops. Sorry, for a moment I slipped back into the arrogant Atheism of my youth. Before my parents had children, they decided to raise their kids in a secular home. We had gifts at Christmas time and chocolate covered matzoh during Passover, but there was no religion and certainly no God. When I was in grade school, God was just a kind of nondescript character who popped up in Little House on the Prairie books from time to time. He seemed like a decent enough fellow,...
  • Atheists Roll Out Ad Campaign ( "In the Beginning, Man Created God." )

    05/24/2009 5:59:09 AM PDT · by kellynla · 87 replies · 2,477+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 22, 2009 | staff
    This provocative twist on the Bible’s opening line was plastered on the side of 25 Chicago buses this week as part of an advertising crusade by the Indiana Atheist Bus Campaign. The ads have been cruising between downtown and the city’s North and South sides, including the No. 56 Milwaukee route, since the beginning of the week and will run through June. "The intent of the campaign is to stimulate discussion of religion and its place in our society," said Charlie Sitzes, a spokesman for the Indiana group who with help from the American Humanist Association has collected more than...
  • Gay is the New Atheist

    12/01/2008 9:32:30 AM PST · by CardShark · 27 replies · 798+ views
    Underneath Politics ^ | December 1, 2008 | Sarah Laimbeer
    First of all I want to say that were I a resident of California, I would have voted "no" on Proposition 8. In other words, I am in favor of gay marriage. However, I get the feeling the homosexual community believes they now have a monopoly on non race related discrimination. Excuse me, but last time I paid for a sandwich I didn't see any catchy pro-heterosexual slogans on my money. "I'll have a turkey club on whole-wheat and a small soda. Four-fifty, no problem, let me just pull out a five spot with, 'Sex Between a Man and Woman...
  • Atheist SoCal billboard embraces Godlessness

    11/19/2008 9:38:12 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 711+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/19/8
    Rancho Cucamonga, CA (AP) -- Atheists and agnostics now have a San Bernardino County billboard embracing Godlessness. The "Imagine No Religion" billboard in Rancho Cucamonga was put up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates separation of church and state. The 12,000-member Madison, Wis.-based group now has billboards in nine states that include such messages as "Reasons Greetings" and "Beware of Dogma."
  • Military atheists want new rules on prayer

    11/11/2008 9:15:45 PM PST · by GATOR NAVY · 83 replies · 1,177+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 12 Nov 08 | Leo Shane III
    WASHINGTON — A coalition of atheists and agnostics wants the new White House to protect young military members from what they see as rampant religious discrimination in the services. The Secular Coalition for America held a news conference Monday urging new rules against proselytizing and more training for chaplains on how to handle nonreligious troops. "When they say ‘there are no atheists in foxholes’ it’s slanderous," said Wayne Adkins, a former Army first lieutenant who served in Iraq in 2004 and 2005. "To deny their existence is to deny that they serve." The coalition also wants President-elect Obama to develop...
  • New Policy Bans Virginia State Police Chaplains From Saying ‘Jesus,’ Christ’ In Prayer

    10/02/2008 6:01:17 AM PDT · by TPOOH · 60 replies · 995+ views
    TriCities News - TN ^ | September 29, 2008 | Bill Christian
    Excerpt..... A new policy banning Virginia State Police chaplains from saying Jesus,’ Christ’ during prayer is stirring up a lot of controversy. Six chaplains have already resigned over the issue. “In the bible it says to pray in Jesus name,” said Charlotte Ryan, Johnson City, Tennessee resident. Claude Duncan from Johnson City is also against the prayer policy change. “I think it’s a terrible thing that they would create such a thing that would deny us the privilege of praying in the name of our savor, Jesus Christ,” Duncan said. We found strong opposition on Monday to a decision.........
  • In the Name of God(lessness)--The bloody history of militant atheism.

    08/19/2008 4:58:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 98 replies · 216+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 19, 2008 | Dennis Prager
    We are constantly reminded about the destructive consequences of religion -- intolerance, hatred, division, inquisitions, persecutions of "heretics," holy wars. Though far from the whole story, they are, nevertheless, true. There have been many awful consequences of religion. What one almost never hears described are the deleterious consequences of secularism -- the terrible developments that have accompanied the breakdown of traditional religion and belief in God. For every thousand students who learn about the Spanish Inquisition and the Salem Witch Trials, maybe two learn to associate Gulag, Auschwitz, The Cultural Revolution, and the Cambodian genocide with secular regimes and ideologies....
  • Groups wants atheists included in DNC interfaith service

    08/15/2008 11:09:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies · 617+ views
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | August 15, 2008 | By MARK BARNA
    The Democratic National Convention's Aug. 24 interfaith service in Denver is supposed to be about unity. But to a Washington, D.C., coalition that supports nontheistic views, it's about division. The Secular Coalition Group, a lobbying organization for church-and-state separation, is pushing to get an atheist on the speaker list, and contends the service is divisive because it alienates nonreligious Democrats at a time when the party needs to unite to support the presumptive nominee, Sen. Barack Obama. "We can all hold different beliefs," said the group's executive director, Lori Lipman Brown, "but we can still come together as patriotic Americans."...
  • In God We Trust asks Obama to Renounce Atheist Sign Posted In Denver

    07/02/2008 10:27:31 AM PDT · by Trio · 5 replies · 189+ views
    In God We Trust ^ | July 1, 2008 | Bishop Council Nedd
    The atheist Freedom from Religion Foundation has taken its anti-faith message to Denver, the site of the Democratic National Convention. Their "Imagine No Religion" sign demands Denver residents and Democratic Party officials preparing for the convention to envision an America without people who believe in God. In response, Bishop Council Nedd, chairman of the In God We Trust has asked Senator Barack Obama to condemn the sign's message. The Freedom from Religion Foundation President, Dan Barker, has called Christianity "and enemy to humanity" and "the antithesis of freedom." In his letter to Senator Obama Nedd states, "By placing their billboard...
  • Bacterial Evolution Disproves Conservatism?

    06/30/2008 10:48:44 AM PDT · by Soliton · 28 replies · 104+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | 6/30/2008 | Ronald Bailey
    Creationists (I mean, Intelligent Designers) often cite the dictum by IDer William Dembski that non-intelligent processes cannot produce new information. From this they conclude that biological evolution is impossible. But what to do when a researcher shows bacteria evolving new capabilities?
  • God-denying billboard recruits atheists (Former Jew claims 'it would be a better world')

    06/06/2008 8:01:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies · 145+ views
    WND ^ | June 5, 2008
    "Don't believe in God?" a bright blue billboard with images of puffy white clouds asks. "You are not alone."The 20-by-60-foot sign alongside I-95 was designed by a group of area atheists as an invitation to join the Greater Philadelphia Coalition of Reason, or PhillyCoR, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports."If you don't ... [h]undreds of thousands of your neighbors in the Delaware Valley feel the same as you do," the organization's website declares.Steve Rade, president of Wireless Accessories, Inc., gave the $22,500 to fund the billboard May 1, and he plans to keep it there until the end of August."Our mission is...
  • The Skeptical Inquirer If Only Atheists Were the Skeptics They Think They Are

    05/25/2008 8:31:38 AM PDT · by rhema · 38 replies · 63+ views
    Touchstone ^ | June 2008 | Edward Tingley
    Unbelievers think that skepticism is their special virtue, the key virtue believers lack. Bolstered by bestselling authors, they see the skeptical and scientific mind as muscular thinking, which the believer has failed to develop. He could bulk up if he wished to, by thinking like a scientist, and wind up at the “agnosticism” of a Dawkins or the atheism of a Dennett—but that is just what he doesn’t want, so at every threat to his commitments he shuns science. That story is almost exactly the opposite of the truth. Men of Truth The story is right about virtue: The smoothly...
  • If God Is Dead, Who Gets His House?

    04/22/2008 8:07:48 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 94+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | Apr 21, 2008 | Sean McManus
    The fastest-growing faith in America is no faith at all. And now some atheists think they need a church. It seems unlikely that many of the 850 or so people at the Society for Ethical Culture on a recent Saturday night believed that God was still extant. But evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and possibly the most famous atheist in the world, was not taking any chances. He gave a PowerPoint presentation driving home that religion does not meet any of the standards of basic scientific inquiry, before casually flicking away a few of His last...
  • Representative tries to put the fear of God in atheist (Rep. Monique Davis - D-Chicago)

    04/07/2008 9:03:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 137+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/06/08 | Eric Zorn
    Representative tries to put the fear of God in atheistRead Eric Zorn's full post: Rep. Monique Davis to atheist Rob Sherman: `It's dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists!' By Eric Zorn | Change of Subject April 6, 2008 Did you hear about the state legislator who last week blasted a Lutheran minister during a committee hearing for spewing dangerous religious superstitions, and then attempted to order the minister out of the witness chair on the grounds that his Christian beliefs are "destroying what this state was built upon"? Of course you didn't, because it didn't...
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Justifies Prayer Limits

    03/21/2008 10:10:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 1,003+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | March 20, 2008 | staff
    A former member of the U.S. Supreme Court serving on an appeals court panel has justified a city's decision to ban prayers at council meetings that are "in Jesus name," calling it a "reasonable" restriction on a councilman's speech rights. The comments came this week as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard a case handled by the Rutherford Institute on behalf of Rev. Hashmel Turner. Turner, a resident of Fredericksburg, Va., and a member of its town council, was part of a rotation of council members who took turns bringing a prayer at the council meetings, and he...
  • Atheism and Big Government Are Deadly

    03/05/2008 12:28:56 AM PST · by Simi Valley Tom · 74 replies · 267+ views
    Movieguide® ^ | February 29, 2008 | Tom Snyder, Ph.D.
    Historical facts clearly prove the murderous evils of atheism and big government At a minimum, atheist dictators in the Soviet Union, Red China, Cambodia, North Korea, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia murdered 105 million people in the 20th Century, more than 60% of the mass murders, genocide and political murders in that time. In comparison, only about 2% of the 169 million examples of democide in the 20th Century were due to religious conflict. Also in comparison, the Crusades murdered only 1 million people over several centuries, the Spanish Inquisition only murdered 350,000 people over several centuries, and the witch hunts added...