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  • Atheist who fought Illinois laws dies in small plane crash

    12/12/2016 11:40:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2016 11:14 PM EST
    An Illinois man who was one of the better-known atheists in the country and an activist for keeping religious and government affairs separate died in a plane crash last week, officials said Monday. The McHenry County coroner said an autopsy Monday revealed that Robert I. Sherman, 63, of Poplar Grove, died from multiple crash injuries. Authorities said Sherman was piloting a small plane that crashed into a cornfield either Friday night or Saturday morning. The crash is under investigation. Sherman was an outspoken atheist and critic of using state money for religious purposes and having religious displays in public spaces....
  • Dawkins Calls Evil Good and Good Evil

    03/30/2015 2:05:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | Jeff Miller
    Woe to those who call evil good and good evil; who put darkness for light and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter” (Isaiah 5:20). Turning right and wrong upside down is a human habit that goes back thousands of years. Modern times are no different. Famous evolutionary biologist and professor of Oxford University, Richard Dawkins, recently showed his hand in a twitter conversation that has gained media attention. The British Broadcasting Corporation, a public service broadcaster among many others in the United Kingdom, reported that a twitter user said to Dawkins, “I honestly don’t...
  • 'Pastafarian' refuses to take spaghetti strainer off his head for license photo

    02/22/2013 3:08:54 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 44 replies
    nj.com ^ | 02/20/2013 | By Anthony G. Attrino/NJ.com
    SOUTH BRUNSWICK Motor vehicle workers in Dayton called police on a man who insisted on wearing a pasta strainer on his head during the taking of his drivers license photo, according to a police report. South Brunswick police officers responded to the MVC facility on Route 130 on a call that a man renewing his driver's license refused to remove the strainer on his head, according to a police report. The incident occurred about noon on Saturday, Feb. 2. The man, Aaron Williams, 25, who gave an Egg Harbor Township address, told motor vehicle workers the strainer was a...
  • Cadet quits, cites overt religion at West Point

    12/06/2012 8:21:03 AM PST · by crosshairs · 88 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/5/12 | Michael Hill
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A cadet quitting West Point less than six months before graduation says he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets. Blake Page announced his decision to quit the U.S. Military Academy this week in a much-discussed online post that echoed the sentiments of soldiers and airmen at other military installations. The 24-year-old told The Associated Press that a determination this semester that he could not become an officer because of clinical depression played a role in his public protest against what he calls the unconstitutional...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Hope You Thrive

    12/18/2011 9:54:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2011 | Derek Hunter
    There are a few people you read on the web, hear on the radio or see on TV and think, Id really like to meet that person. When I moved to DC in 2001, I had a mental short list of those people, and Christopher Hitchens was right at the top. A lot of people on that list didnt live up to the expectations I created for them in my mind, but Hitchens exceeded them. I met him through my then-boss, Grover Norquist. I saw Drinks with Hitchens on his calendar and immediately ran into Grovers office to ask if...
  • Obama Omits "Creator" from Declaration of Independence -- AGAIN

    10/20/2010 1:13:40 PM PDT · by GVnana · 43 replies
    Remarks by the President at a DSCC Dinner in Rockville, Maryland October 18, 2010 8:03 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: ... I want to, before I begin, just say that, Maryland, you are graced with two of the finest senators in the United States Senate in Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin. (Applause.) We are so proud of them. Everything that I've been able to accomplish over the last couple of years has been because I had these great partners. And these are two of the best partners, and they were also wonderful colleagues when I was in the United States Senate....
  • Why do I hate God so much? I respond to that question

    08/27/2010 9:14:30 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 65 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 27, 2010 | Jeff Musall
    Let me start out by saying I'm an atheist. Am I absolutely sure there is no God, no supreme being looking over us? No, of course not. Contrary to some opinions, that doesn't make me agnostic. I hold the possibility of God to be so remote as to be inconsequential, but I don't for a moment think I possess all knowledge on the matter. I would also add that I am a hopeful atheist, not only confident in my lack of belief, but assured that it is ultimately the belief system most in the world will come to. When we...
  • Emmerich 'feared fatwa for 2012 scene'

    11/03/2009 2:14:29 PM PST · by Rastus · 39 replies · 1,567+ views
    digital spy ^ | 11/02/09 | Tim Parks
    Roland Emmerich has admitted that he feared a fatwa would be placed on him if he filmed a scrapped scene for 2012. The filmmaker is well known for decimating famed landmarks on movies including The Day After Tomorrow and Independence Day. He stated that while he decided to destroy the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro because he is "against organised religion", he was fearful of the Islamic religious decree for a sequence that was planned but not shot. The 53-year-old wanted to demolish the Kaaba, which is a cube-shaped building at the heart of Mecca and is...
  • Richard Dawkins : Creationists, now theyre coming for your children

    08/24/2009 1:41:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies · 2,378+ views
    Times Online ^ | 8/24/2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Imagine that you are a teacher of Roman history and the Latin language, anxious to impart your enthusiasm for the ancient world for the elegiacs of Ovid and the odes of Horace, the sinewy economy of Latin grammar as exhibited in the oratory of Cicero, the strategic niceties of the Punic Wars, the generalship of Julius Caesar and the voluptuous excesses of the later emperors. Thats a big undertaking and it takes time, concentration, dedication. Yet you find your precious time continually preyed upon, and your classs attention distracted, by a baying pack of ignoramuses (as a Latin scholar...
  • Ron Reagan Offers Fearless Candor on Stem Cells, God and Taking on Conservative Blowhards

    04/14/2009 10:45:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 1,187+ views
    PR.Com ^ | April 13, 2009 | Allison Kugel
    Ron Reagan is the direct namesake of the man whom many on the right consider to be The Greatest American Hero. Much to their dismay he has spent his broadcasting career taking aim at the very politicians who have sought to attach themselves to his fathers (the late President Ronald Reagan) conservative legacy in order to justify everything from extreme corporate deregulation to the war in Iraq. For decades Ron Reagan has forged a path that embraces left wing ideals and touts science and progression over alleged antiquated religious rhetoric, a position that infuriates the Republican Party and warms liberals...
  • Why should we have Nukes??

    03/30/2009 12:35:19 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 59 replies · 1,694+ views
    30 Mar 09 | Mind Freed
    I was watching Bill Mahr this weekend - Not because I like him, trust him, or agree with ANYTHING he says, just to see what the other side is saying about things - and one of his guests was Hip Hop Artist Mos Def. Mos Def made a statement that I would like to know a little more about. I'm still learning about politics and history and things so I am hoping that there is a good answer to this question as it will probably come up in conversation with friends and family and I want to be prepared to...
  • Video: Maher salutes American troops (says Germans and Japanese have to learn to rape themselves)

    03/30/2009 10:55:22 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 1,428+ views
    hotair.com ^ | March 30, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    I stopped watching Bill Maher a long time ago, and its moments like this that remind me why hes a waste of broadcast air time. Maher complains that we need to bring home the troops from World War II by pulling out of Germany and Japan, and gives us this pithy little salute to American fighting forces:
  • Christopher Hitchens and the killer Jews

    03/30/2009 5:50:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 993+ views
    Jerusalem POst ^ | 3-29-09 | SHMULEY BOTEACH
    This past Shabbat my family and I hosted Rabbi and Mrs. Nachman Holtzberg, parents of Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, the head of Chabad in Mumbai who was brutally murdered with his wife Rivkah. You'd think that a family that watched their son and daughter-in-law slaughtered on TV by Islamic terrorists would feel hatred and a desire for revenge. But what this saintly father asked of our many guests was simply their participation in rebuilding Chabad of Mumbai so that his son's selfless work would continue. What a shame Christopher Hitchens did not join us. It might have dissuaded him from penning...
  • The Tragedy of George Carlin

    02/05/2009 10:20:43 AM PST · by jagusafr · 35 replies · 1,794+ views
    Just A Guy blog ^ | February 5, 2009 | Dana Jacobson
    Last night, I watched the Kennedy Center show honoring (posthumously) George Carlin. A truly brilliant, insightful, funny comedian, Carlin's bits over his 40 year career in standup were introduced by a number of comedians and I thoroughly enjoyed the chuckles down memory lane. Until the next-to-last presenter: Bill Maher, the smirking, rabidly liberal former funnyman who is not only a professed atheist, but virulently anti-religious.
  • Robert Winston criticises dangerous 'science delusion' (Dawkins et al "irresponsible" "dangerous")

    09/18/2008 9:41:57 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 263+ views
    The Guardian ^ | September 12, 2008 | James Randerson
    Lord Robert Winston has renewed his attack on atheist writers such as Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens, whose arguments he said were "dangerous", "irresponsible" and "very divisive". The science populariser and fertility expert said...
  • ACLU attack dogs maul student prayer

    08/30/2008 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Man50D · 18 replies · 274+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 29, 2008
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of two high school students who say they are offended by the school's policy of allowing prayer at voluntary events and holding Christmas concerts at churches. The students, from Pace High School in Pace, Fla., are identified only as Minor I Doe and Minor II Doe in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court because they are both under 18. The complaint alleges disclosure of their names would put the students at risk of "social ostracism, economic injury, governmental retaliation and potential physical harm." Benjamin Stevenson, staff...
  • Should the motto "In God We Trust" be removed from U.S. currency?

    08/16/2008 7:39:09 AM PDT · by Chong · 49 replies · 411+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10103424/ Atheist challenges In God We Trust Pledge of Allegiance foe Newdow sues to remove motto from U.S. currency updated 9:09 p.m. CT, Fri., Nov. 18, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO - An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove In God We Trust from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. Newdow, a Sacramento doctor and...
  • 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."...
  • Atheist challenges In God We Trust(We need to Freep the survey!)

    08/14/2008 10:30:48 AM PDT · by Devilinbaggypants · 53 replies · 117+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO - An atheist who has spent four years trying to ban the Pledge of Allegiance from being recited in public schools is now challenging the motto printed on U.S. currency because it refers to God. Michael Newdow seeks to remove In God We Trust from U.S. coins and dollar bills, claiming in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the motto is an unconstitutional endorsement of religion....
  • Holy Moses! PBS Documentary Suggests Exodus Not Real

    07/21/2008 10:01:21 PM PDT · by kellynla · 45 replies · 275+ views
    OrlandoSentinel.com ^ | July 21, 2008 | Hal Boedeker
    Abraham didn't exist? The Exodus didn't happen? The Bible's Buried Secrets, a new PBS documentary, is likely to cause a furor. "It challenges the Bible's stories if you want to read them literally, and that will disturb many people," says archaeologist William Dever, who specializes in Israel's history. "But it explains how and why these stories ever came to be told in the first place, and how and why they were written down." The Nova program will premiere Nov. 18. PBS presented a clip and a panel discussion at the summer tour of the Television Critics Association. The program says...