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  • My wife and I are atheists, but our daughter wants to be baptised Catholic

    01/17/2014 4:45:21 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 78 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 14 January 2014 | James Harrington
    I'm most likely an atheist, leaning to the agnostic side of the spectrum. I know I'm a sceptic, in the true sense of the word. Or shallow. One of the two. [snip] About five years ago, work took me, my fellow-journalist wife and our then three-year-old child from eastern England to southwest France. We enrolled our little girl at a local Catholic school, selected purely on the recommendation of a colleague for the quality of its education. [snip} Being a Catholic school, an hour is set aside each week for catechism. A friend takes the class. She has often told...
  • 'I can't be sure God does not exist' Richard Dawkins admits he is in fact agnostic

    Professor Richard Dawkins dismissed his hard-earned reputation as a militant atheist - admitting that he is actually agnostic as he can't prove God doesn't exist. The country's foremost champion of Darwinist evolution stunned audience members when he made the confession during a lively debate on the origins of the universe with the Archbishop of Canterbury. Professor Dawkins is a dedicated admirer of Charles Darwin, regarding the Victorian pioneer of evolution as the man who explained ‘everything we know about life’. But when Archbishop Dr Rowan Williams suggested that Professor Darwin is often described as the world's most famous atheist, the...
  • Poll: Religiously unaffiliated less likely to vote

    10/22/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/22/2012 | By Michelle Boorstein
    The recent boom in religiously unaffiliated Americans may ultimately help explain the results of the upcoming 2012 presidential election, according to a new poll that shows such voters lean heavily toward President Obama but are less likely than the religiously affiliated to turn out. Nearly one-quarter of likely Obama supporters say they have have no particular religion — a group less likely to vote than those affiliated with an organized religion, according to a poll released Monday by the Public Religion Research Institute. Sixty-one percent of unaffiliated Americans said they are certain to cast a ballot, compared with 73 percent...
  • Atheists for Obama (Great news for Democrats)

    10/19/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 12 replies
    Pacific Standard Magazine ^ | October 18, 2012 | Vince Beiser
    Americans are losing their religion, and that’s good news for Democrats. So says Pitzer College prof Phil Zuckerman in a fascinating breakdown in Bloomberg Businessweek. Americans have long been more religious than almost all other Western societies, but that’s changing fast, reports Pitzer: Which is good news for Democrats, because “63 percent of nonreligious Americans support the Democratic Party, with only 26 percent supporting Republicans.”
  • Thinking Can Undermine Religious Faith, Study Finds

    04/26/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT · by lbryce · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 27, 2012 | Amina Khan
    Scientists have revealed one of the reasons why some folks are less religious than others: They think more analytically, rather than going with their gut. And thinking analytically can cause religious belief to wane — for skeptics and true believers alike. The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, indicates that belief may be a more malleable feature of the human psyche than those of strong faith may think. The cognitive origins of belief — and disbelief — traditionally haven't been explored with academic rigor, said lead author Will Gervais, a social psychologist at the University of British...
  • Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist (Is world's foremost atheist an agnostic now?)

    02/24/2012 10:12:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/24/2012 | John Bingham
    He is regarded as the most famous atheist in the world but last night Professor Richard Dawkins admitted he could not be sure that God does not exist. He told the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, that he preferred to call himself an agnostic rather than an atheist. The two men were taking part in a public “dialogue” at Oxford University at the end of a week which has seen bitter debate about the role of religion in public life in Britain. Last week Baroness Warsi, the Tory party chairman, warned of a tide of “militant secularism” challenging the...
  • The Shallow, Self-refuting, Incoherent, and Illogical Thinking of `Agnositc` ~ Vincent Bugliosi

    08/26/2011 9:18:56 PM PDT · by SeanG200 · 14 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 8-26-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    [Listen to audio from Vincent Bugliosi] âś“ Atheism: The belief that there is no God. This is typically the conviction that there is no personal Creator of the universe, and no powerful, incorporeal, perfect being in heaven or anywhere else. âś“ Agnosticism: The state of not-knowing whether there is a God or not. The humble agnostic says that he doesnÂ’t know whether there is a God. The less humble agnostic says that you donÂ’t, either. The least humble agnostic thinks that we canÂ’t ever really know. Tom Morris, Philosophy for Dummies (Foster City, CA: IDG Books, 1999), 238. [...] Â….To...
  • Vatican considering dialogue with non-believers in Chicago and DC

    06/24/2011 4:05:20 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    cna ^ | June 24, 2011 | David Kerr
    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi Vatican City, Jun 24, 2011 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s new initiative aimed at sparking dialogue with atheists and agnostics may soon be coming to North America. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, told CNA in a recent interview that the “The Courtyard of the Gentiles” may come to three cities. “Quebec in Canada, which is one of the so-called ‘most secular’ places there is, where it seems like these days the question of faith is almost bothersome,” he said.“And, also, we’re thinking about two U.S. cities--Chicago on the one...
  • Vatican to launch dialogue with non-believers in March

    01/26/2011 2:42:56 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 1+ views
    cna ^ | January 26, 2011 | Alan Holdren
    Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi Vatican City, Jan 26, 2011 / 02:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dialogue between the Vatican, agnostics and atheists will take place in a new arena as of this spring.The "Courtyard of the Gentiles" project, brainchild of the Pontifical Council for Culture and its president Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, will be officially presented Mar. 24-25 in Paris, France.Cardinal Ravasi first unveiled his plans for the Paris inauguration of the "Courtyard" last year, but further details were released in a statement from the council on Jan. 25.The Vatican's culture department plans for it to be "a new permanent Vatican structure...
  • Pope Benedict’s Prophetic Words!

    01/01/2011 1:02:39 AM PST · by mlizzy · 21 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | 12-31-10 | Kevin Whiteman
    Is Anyone Listening To Peter? A new Dark Age on the horizon?Catholics, Protestants, Agnostics… the vast majority of conservatives of every stripe would agree with this almost non-reported speech made by Pope Benedict XVI on 20 December, 2010.In a speech to Papal representatives from all over the world, the Pope spoke in the context of a the near total collapse in the Western world of any moral consensus rooted in Christian ethics and heritage.In comments aimed directly at the secularization and abandonment of God by the West, Benedict stunned those in a attendance when he stated; “Alexis de Tocqueville, in...
  • Go Figure: The Most and Least Christian City in America

    12/19/2010 4:18:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 3+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/18/2010 | Compiled by Ted Olsen
    Geography 98% Residents of Shreveport, Louisiana, who describe themselves as Christian. According to Barna Research, it is the city whose residents are most likely to do so. 68% Residents of San Francisco who describe themselves as Christian, making them the least likely to do so. It is also the most unchurched city in America: 44 percent have not attended in the last six months. 19% Residents of Portland, Maine, who describe themselves as atheist or agnostic, making it the least religious city in America. Politics President Obama's job approval among Protestant pastors: 61% Disapprove (47% strongly) 30% Approve (14% strongly)...
  • Anti-Claus is coming to Allentown

    The Lehigh Valley Humanists — an 18-month-old group of rationalists, agnostics and atheists — is bringing the so-called "anti-Claus" to speak about the sacred and secular meanings of Christmas at the Allentown Brew Works this weekend. His name is Tom Flynn. Best-known as the author of a book called "The Trouble With Christmas," he has spent nearly two decades lecturing on why the holiday celebration ought to be tamed for the sake of non-Christians who resent the annual full-scale assault of cheer. "The bloated feast demands the sacrifice of 36 million trees and causes almost 80,000 tons of discarded wrapping...
  • Obama the agnostic, Jobs bill and Medina the truther...

    02/14/2010 11:03:39 AM PST · by conservativefunhouse · 10 replies · 316+ views
    The Conservative Fun house ^ | 2/14/10 | James Wright
    From the CBS studios in Houston, Texas, The Conservative Fun House vidcast on CNN 650. James and Damon discuss the *agnosticism* of Obama, the faulty premise of a Jobs Bill and the possible demise of Debra Medina...
  • President Obama Now Says He's 'Agnostic' On Possible Tax Hikes For Households Below $250K a Year

    02/10/2010 7:04:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 137 replies · 5,343+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet
    President Obama says he is now "agnostic" about raising taxes on households making under $250,000 a year to help cut budget deficits, signaling a possible retreat from a campaign pledge. In an interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek on newsstands Friday, Obama said a presidential budget commission needs to look at all options for deficit reduction - including tax increases and cuts in spending on such programs as Social Security and Medicare. "The whole point of it is to make sure that all ideas are on the table," Obama said. "So what I want to do is to be completely agnostic, in...
  • The Bible's Amazing Scientific Accuracy and Foresight

    12/11/2009 4:56:40 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 160 replies · 3,840+ views
    AlwaysBeReady.com ^ | unknown | Charlie H. Campbell
    Even though the Bible was completed 2,000 years ago, long before the invention of the microscope, the telescope, satellites, etc. it does not contain any scientific errors. This might be considered a miracle in itself. Without exception, every ancient religious writing has certain unscientific views of astronomy, medicine, hygiene, etc. The Qur’an says in Surah 18:86 that the sun sets in a muddy spring. Qur’an 18:86 “…when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring” The only exception to these kinds of errors, among ancient religious writings, is the Bible. Not only is...
  • Agnostics' Lack Of Faith Shattered By Climategate

    12/02/2009 5:30:06 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 5 replies · 458+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 12-2-2009 | Sven Waring
    First it was the Easter Bunny. Then it was Santa Claus. Now it's the gods of science. Despite having two non-working nipples, Percy Prescott has faithfully believed in the theory of evolution and other precepts of science. Now he finds his rock solid belief in agnosticism starting to crumble. He said the cracks began to appear about the time he read news that climatologists had hidden evidence that runs counter to global warming dogma. Prescott isn't even sure about plate tectonics anymore. "Maybe earthquakes are caused by the weight of wickedness of any given city," mused Prescott. "Although why has...
  • Darwin, Lyell and Origin of Species (unscientific aspects of Darwin's ToE explored)

    11/05/2009 10:29:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 78 replies · 1,656+ views
    CMI ^ | November 5, 2009 | Dominic Statham
    The ideal of the coolly rational scientific observer, completely independent, free of all preconceived theories, prior philosophical, ethical and religious commitments, doing investigations and coming to dispassionate, unbiased conclusions that constitute truth, is nowadays regarded by serious philosophers of science (and, indeed, most scientists) as a simplistic myth...
  • Obama's 100 Days, Christians Disappointed

    04/24/2009 11:55:34 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 32 replies · 965+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-24-09 | Ken Gurley
    President Obama’s first 100 days in office will come to a close. Obama's juggernaut candidacy swept many Christians into its wake. Some now appear to have "buyer's remorse." As David Gushee, an evangelical Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University and a supporter of Obama recently wrote in the USA TODAY: "Mr. President, we need more than lip service. Centrist evangelicals like me embraced Barack Obama's campaign pledge to help bride the gaps of the culture wars. Instead, the president's short record on abortion-related issues is is familiar— and disappointing—rather than revolutionary.” Gushee is not alone. So, while politicos and...
  • Notre Dame president argues bishops' statement not for Protestants like Obama

    04/15/2009 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies · 978+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Apr 14, 2009
    South Bend, Ind., Apr 14, 2009 / 06:36 pm (CNA).- Fr. John Jenkins, the President of the University of Notre Dame, has written a letter to the school's board of trustees, defending the university’s invitation of President Obama to the school’s May commencement ceremony. Fr. Jenkins argues in his letter that while many have criticized the school’s move, canon lawyers and the USCCB document, “Catholics in Political Life,” both support his action. In the letter, posted in full on LifeSiteNews, Fr. Jenkins recalls the June 2004 USCCB statement on Catholics in political life and cites “two key sentences” that “have...
  • God-Less Congregations Planned

    03/20/2009 2:50:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies · 799+ views
    Slice of Laodicea ^ | 3-19-09 | Ingrid Schlueter
    The atheists and humanists must have been eyeing the benefits of Christian congregations because they now want a piece of the action. To accomplish this, they are establishing God-free, um, church-type places. They want all the benefits of a Christian church without the Christian part. I can save them a great deal of trouble in starting this God-free denomination. All they need to do is find their local mainline Protestant church. Why reinvent the wheel? These atheists, agnostics and humanists will feel right at home on Evolution Sunday, listening to lectures about the glories of man, and they can have...
  • College Agnostics Threaten to Work on Christmas (Santa-Satire)

    12/15/2008 8:20:34 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 14 replies · 444+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 12-15-2008 | Sven Waring
    Agnostics won't stuff stockings with misguided belief sets this year. Penn State agnostics and other groups who find the word, "Christmas," insensitive will work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as an act of defiance to religious hegemony. "Why should we be forced to take a day off that celebrates some religious superstition," said Baruch Lemming, a Penn State human resources manager. "I'm calling it Workmas." Jeraldine Nallace, another Penn State agnostic, said she, too, will work on Dec. 25, but may take a long lunch. She said she will work even though the non-holiday season is a stressful time...
  • 'I'm pagan and I vote'

    11/15/2008 10:20:47 AM PST · by iomega · 13 replies · 676+ views
    http://www.onenewsnow.com ^ | 11/15/2008 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Old Town Alexandria, Northern Virginia — Jogging through this gorgeous, historic town the first Saturday after the Tuesday vote, which elected the most leftist presidential candidate in American history, it isn't difficult to see how the typically Republican state of Virginia went Democrat in 2008... ...the vast majority of self-described non-religious voting Americans went for Obama, and they were decisive. CNN exit polls found that 76 percent of those who answered "none" when asked about religious affiliation cast ballots for Obama. They comprised 12 percent of voters.
  • Yahoo Front Page: More on Obama's parents

    10/30/2008 10:02:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 16 replies · 1,225+ views
    Yahoo Front Page: More on Obama's parents
  • Nebraska Court Throws Out Lawsuit Against 'God'

    10/15/2008 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 13 replies · 863+ views
    omaha.com ^ | October 15, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER BURBACH
    You can't sue God if you can't serve the papers on him, a Douglas County District Court judge has ruled in Omaha. Judge Marlon Polk threw out Nebraska Sen. Ernie Chambers' lawsuit against the Almighty, saying there was no evidence that the defendant had been served. What's more, Polk found "there can never be service effectuated on the named defendant." Chambers had sued God in September 2007, seeking a permanent injunction to prevent God from committing acts of violence such as earthquakes and tornadoes. The senator said today that he is considering an appeal of Polk's ruling. "It is a...
  • State senator sues God

    08/07/2008 9:39:58 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 101 replies · 248+ views
    WorldNutDaily ^ | 5 August 2008 | Staff Writer
    A Nebraska state senator is moving forward with his controversial lawsuit against his maker, requesting "a permanent injunction ordering [God] to cease certain harmful activities and the making of terroristic threats." State Sen. Ernie Chambers, I-Omaha, appeared before Douglas County District Judge Marlon Polk in a scheduling hearing against God on July 28. Chambers, an atheist, requested that the court acknowledge the presence of God in the courtroom so he wouldn't be required to "serve notice" of the trial, according to the Omaha World-Herald. [Snip] The complaint drew widespread criticism when Chambers filed the lawsuit against God last year for...
  • God and geeks: Vatican astronomer hunts for faith in Silicon Valley

    11/03/2007 7:16:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies · 242+ views
    CNS ^ | November 2, 2007 | Carol Glatz
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Engineers, scientists, and computer whizzes study or manipulate nature and machines to find sound, logical solutions to nagging questions and everyday problems. But if hard empirical evidence is what makes a techie brain tick, then how is he or she able to justify or believe in something as scientifically unprovable as God or as mind-boggling as transubstantiation? Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, a self-described techie and Vatican astronomer, argues in a new book that a nerd is not necessarily a nihilist, and geeks can and do believe in God. In "God's Mechanics: How Scientists and Engineers Make...
  • Even a "Raving Atheist" Can Be Pro-Life - Interview

    10/07/2007 7:26:03 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 16 replies · 532+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 5, 2007 | Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Laura Freeburn
    Even a "Raving Atheist" Can Be Pro-Life - Interview Special to LifeSiteNews.com by Laura Freeburn Editor's Note: The following, until now unpublished, interview was conducted with the popular blog personality "the raving atheist".  The blogger, a lawyer who will not divulge his real name, has nonetheless acquired pseudonymous fame.  He is featured, as "the raving atheist" in the anti-Christian documentary film 'The God who wasn't there". His pro-life convictions are based solely on scientific evidence for the life of the unborn.  He is firmly opposed to belief in God.  The interview is published here as it provides interesting insights.Is it...
  • Agnostic Church Agrees that Catholic, Christian Parents Right to Oppose Board of Ed on Sex Education

    08/30/2007 10:52:11 AM PDT · by WildReeling · 9 replies · 275+ views
    Catholic.org ^ | 8/30/07 | Church of Man
    The Church of Man, a self-proclaimed agnostic religious institution, has issued a position backing Catholic and Christian parents opposing local Boards of Education over sex-ed programs in their schools. "The Church of Man ... is concerned when it comes to the rights of individuals to practice their religious freedom - including the right to hold moral opinions for which they are not answerable to any government representative or body," stated a post on the Church of Man's website, www.churchofman.org.The Church of Man cited Thomas Jefferson's famous exchange with the Danbury Baptist Association in which the phrase "wall of separation between...
  • The God Debate (Sam Harris vs. Rick Warren)

    04/02/2007 8:52:50 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 836 replies · 4,506+ views
    MSN - Newsweek ^ | April 9, 2007 | Newsweek
    The God Debate At the Summit: On a cloudy California day, the atheist Sam Harris sat down with the Christian pastor Rick Warren to hash out Life's Biggest Question—Is God real? A NEWSWEEK exclusive. Newsweek April 9, 2007 issue - Rick Warren is as big as a bear, with a booming voice and easygoing charm. Sam Harris is compact, reserved and, despite the polemical tone of his books, friendly and mild. Warren, one of the best-known pastors in the world, started Saddleback in 1980; now 25,000 people attend the church each Sunday. Harris is softer-spoken; paragraphs pour out of him,...
  • Catholic Converts - Malcolm Muggeridge

    02/23/2007 6:45:27 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 1,078+ views
    Malcolm Muggeridge Editor of Punch magazine; convert from agnostic, then Marxist, then Anglican background. Malcolm Muggeridge's Conversion Story [edited in 1991 and originally uploaded to my website in 1997. Malcom Muggeridge's words will be in black, mine in green] Malcolm Muggeridge's spiritual evolution is fascinating (as is all that he writes): As early as 1925, Muggeridge wrote to his father:I want God to play tunes through me. He plays, but I, the reed, am out of tune. (1) In 1958 he wrote in his diary: Christianity, to me, is like a hopeless love affair. It is infinitely dear and infinitely...
  • GOD & ME

    11/01/2006 1:14:53 PM PST · by cornelis · 154 replies · 2,163+ views
    nro ^ | Oct 30, 2006 | Derbyshire
    <p>Nordlinger: Senator Kerry speaks, &c.</p> <p>Q. Are you a Christian?</p> <p>A. No. I take the minimal definition of a Christian to be a person who is sure that Jesus of Nazareth was divine, or part-divine, and that the Resurrection was a real event. I don’t believe either of those things.</p>
  • I GOT A JOB!! NOW I CAN SLEEP AT NIGHT!!! (VANITY)

    09/13/2006 5:15:01 PM PDT · by lmr · 74 replies · 1,130+ views
    Self | 9-13-06 | Self
    Monday evening, I had reached a low point after several rejection letters and no feedback on my follow-ups. In the last 6 weeks, I sent 166 resumes and followed-up in person or on the phone about 3 times as much. I was very depressed. Although Agnostic, I said a prayer to God, hoping that if he was out there, he would hear me. Tuesday morning, I woke early. An incredible calm and total peace was instilled in me. I can't explain it. I just knew everything was going to be alright. I told my wife that day before I went...
  • Why I Can No Longer Be A United Methodist

    08/17/2006 6:31:09 AM PDT · by hiho hiho · 63 replies · 1,186+ views
    United Methodist Nexus ^ | August 2006 | Marge Engelman
    I am a retired university administrator and faculty member, a lifelong Methodist (now United Methodist), a clergy wife, a mother and a grandmother. At this age I had imagined that I would be happily treasuring traditional Christian views, following the well-worn path to the church, and participating in all the usual “keep-’em-busy-and-involved” church activities. Here I am at 78 raising more questions about the Christian faith than ever before. I am offended by the continued use of sexist language and bored by the endless rehearsal of our ancient doctrines. I can no longer think like a first century Christian, the...
  • Non-Catholics support John Paul II ( A Muslim is among those in favour of beatification)

    03/28/2006 6:01:01 AM PST · by NYer · 30 replies · 579+ views
    Ansa ^ | March 28, 2006
    Vatican City, March 28 - Non-believers and people of other religions are volunteering their testimony to Catholic officials working for the beatification of the late John Paul II .Procedures leading to the Polish pontiff's beatification began last summer and since then messages from people attesting to his saintliness have arrived from around the globe, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said ."They come from people who say they are agnostics, non-believers, even Muslims, Buddhists or Hindus. They say that they would like their testimony to be officially recognised by the Church," he said .Monsignor Slawomir Oder, the Polish priest overseeing John...
  • Ten Commandments monument can stay, judge rules

    09/13/2005 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 30 replies · 1,262+ views
    Everett Herald ^ | September 13, 2005 | Jim Haley
    A federal court judge Tuesday ruled that a marker engraved with the words of the Ten Commandments may remain on city of Everett property. The monument stands in front of the Everett police station, the old city hall site, near the intersection of Wall Street and Wetmore Avenue. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik denied a request by Everett resident Jesse Card, an agnostic, who sought removal of the monolith, a six-foot high granite structure. Card said its presence violated the principle of separation of church and state. However, in a written opinion, Lasnik ruled that the city display "poses...
  • Colo. judge facing recall for Pledge (board trustee/ agnostic, can be recalled)

    03/02/2005 7:26:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 643+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/2/05 | Erin Gartner - AP
    DENVER (AP) - A judge ruled Wednesday that a town can hold a recall election to decide whether to oust a trustee for remaining seated during Pledge of Allegiance at Town Board meetings. U.S. District Judge Edward Nottingham ruled that citizens have a right to disagree with Estes Park Trustee David Habecker and that recall organizers did nothing wrong when they gathered more than 200 signatures supporting the effort. The judge withdrew a temporary injunction that had blocked a recall election that had been scheduled for Feb. 15. The injunction was issued after the trustee filed a lawsuit to stop...
  • Who's a conservative here that does not attend church?

    11/07/2004 12:44:21 PM PST · by saltwater · 60 replies · 1,233+ views
    I'm just interested. I could do without church. Thanks to all who participated in my other thread on "who believes salvation can be lost". There are just so many responses. How important is church to you as a conservative? I think you can be moral and christian without church.
  • Say a prayer for Robert Martin. His writing may be Canada's only hope

    04/21/2004 5:19:34 PM PDT · by Murtyo · 11 replies · 650+ views
    Western Standard (Alberta, Canada) ^ | Friday, 12 March 2004 | Ted Byfield
    Confined to a bed in a nursing home at London, Ontario, these past two months is one Robert Ivan Martin, age 64, victim of a stroke four years ago and a hipbreaking fall last December. He is in pain, often in despair for his country, and most of the time alone. Not too many would recognize him as the man who has written the book that I think will help set off a conservative revolution in Canada. Martin is professor of law at the University of Western Ontario and a highly respected academic. His background as a conservative might seem,...
  • MEL GIBSON'S DEEPLY CYNICAL ACCOMPLISHMENT:(Libel Alert!)

    02/26/2004 8:32:25 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 164 replies · 370+ views
    TNR ^ | 26FEB04 | Greg Esterbrook
    There is a remote possibility you may hear something about The Passion of the Christ over the next few days. Yours truly would like to add a small point about scripture and a large point about theology. The small point is that Mel Gibson's movie depicts Jesus as horrifically brutalized before his crucifixion, and though it is possible events happened this way, according to scripture it is far from certain. All four Gospels report that Pilate ordered Jesus "flogged" or "scourged" before sending him to the cross. But that's all the Gospels say: There is no description in any of...
  • End war against Christmas.

    12/12/2003 7:31:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 44 replies · 1,092+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 12/12/03 | Jonathan Rhoads
    When I was a kid, America celebrated Christmas. In school, we made Christmas decorations. We got a Christmas break. From my small-town grocery store to the big-city network television stations, a universal "Merry Christmas" could be heard. Sometime between my childhood and the present time, American cultural elites began an undeclared war against Christmas, and it has been to devastating effect. As the time immediately preceding Thanksgiving wears into the time hitherto considered the "Christmas" season, the "happy holidays" greeting, once pleasant enough, wears itself into aggravation through sheer overuse. Any phrase beginning or ending with "holiday" is especially vexing...
  • AMERICANS UNITED [FOR SEPERATION OF CHURCH AND STATE] WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT

    11/23/2002 9:17:32 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 63 replies · 772+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 11-22-2002 | Wm Donohue
    AMERICANS UNITED WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT On November 15, Dr. Glenn L. Archer died at the age of 96. In 1948, he served as the first executive director of Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State; he held this post until he retired in 1976 (the organization changed its name to Americans United for Separation of Church and State in 1982). Yesterday, Barry Lynn, the current executive director of Americans United, issued a statement saying, “Glenn Archer was a figure of towering energy and intellect” and cited him as “a strong defender of religious...
  • Freeper Views on Origins

    07/16/2002 9:33:12 PM PDT · by Alamo-Girl · 196 replies · 2,257+ views
    Alamo-Girl | 7/16/2002 | Alamo-Girl
    IMHO, there are many Freepers who either have a curiosity about origins or have formulated an opinion they would like to share. However, the debate on many threads frequently gets side-tracked – which makes it difficult for a reader to explore all the alternative points of view. Therefore I’m starting this new thread in the hopes that anyone who wishes to do so, would present their full overview of origins– along with their sources and logic. Rebuttals would be nice, but I strongly hope the rebuttals will follow the same format, providing sources and logic. I’ll start the discussion by...