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  • Hillary Clinton laughs as woman removes under God from Pledge of Allegiance [Flashback to May]

    10/26/2016 7:26:46 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/12/16 | Bradford Richardson
    A woman introducing Hillary Clinton at a campaign event conspicuously removed the words under God from the end of the Pledge of Allegiance, prompting the Democratic primary front-runner to laugh. Susan Shin Angulo, a member of the Camden County Board of Freeholders, began to say the phrase at a campaign rally in Blackwood, New Jersey, on Wednesday, but caught herself in the act and skipped over it. Only Hillary can bring us together as one nation, un- indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, Ms. Angulo said.The crowd broke out into applause and cheers. Mrs. Clinton nodded and laughed.
  • Life Has No Meaning and Purpose, Without Belief in God

    10/24/2016 8:26:25 AM PDT · by pinochet · 30 replies
    For a 6 month period in 1990, I was a member of a New York chess club, in which I was the only person who was religious. Most members were extreme atheists. There is a difference between regular atheists and extreme atheists. Extreme atheists not only reject the existence of God, but deny the existence of the human soul. Extreme atheists believe that human beings are collections of atoms, and are not different from tables and chairs. They believe that love does not exist, as it cannot be seen in a microscope, and is a mental hallucination. They also believe...
  • Atheism in Europe

    09/18/2016 11:46:10 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 11 replies
    Reddit ^ | European Union
    Interesting data. Click to see full size.
  • Defrock atheist minister, United Church (of Canada) panel urges in split decision

    09/10/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 13 replies
    CTV News ^ | September 10, 2016 | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press
    TORONTO -- An unabashedly atheist minister who does not believe in the Bible should be defrocked for her beliefs, a United Church committee has recommended in a split decision that seems likely to stir further dissent in the church. In its unprecedented report, the reviewing panel said Gretta Vosper would not be ordained were she applying today given her extreme beliefs. "She is not suitable to continue in ordained ministry because she does not believe in God, Jesus Christ or the Holy Spirit," the report by the Toronto Conference interview committee states. "Ms. Vosper does not recognize the primacy...
  • Its Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

    08/16/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | August 10, 2016 | Rabbi Moshe Averick
    It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life could have begun through an unguided naturalistic process absent the intervention of a conscious creative force.Here are just a few well-chosen statements on the Origin of Life: (2016) “[There is] collective cluelessness…those who say this is well worked out, they know nothing, nothing about chemical synthesis…Those who think that scientists understand the details of life’s origin are wholly uninformed. Nobody understands…when will the scientific...
  • Elon Musk Says No to God, Yes to Computer Simulation

    06/26/2016 7:54:24 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 20 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | JP
    In Our Town the Pulitzer Prize-winning play authored by Thornton Wilder, one of the characters, Rebecca Gibbs, tells her older brother George about the sick friend of hers, Jane Crofut, who received a strangely-addressed letter from her minister: Jane Crofut The Crofut Farm; Grovers Corners; Sutton County; New Hampshire; United States of America; Continent of North America; Western Hemisphere; The Earth; The Solar System; The Universe; The Mind of God. Nearly 80 years after Our Town was first performed at McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey, Elon Musk appeared this month at Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The...
  • Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism

    06/08/2016 7:14:12 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 26 replies
    The Spectator ^ | June 8, 2016 | Daniel Jackson
    Atheists are embracing Gods and creationism Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and entrepreneur, the twenty-first centurys answer to Howard Hughes, believes we are living in a computer simulation. The chances that we exist in base reality are billions to one, he says.Last week he told an audience of Silicon Valley tech evangelists: Forty years ago we had Pong. Like, two rectangles and a dot. That was what games were.Now, 40 years later, we have photorealistic, 3D simulations with millions of people playing simultaneously, and its getting better every year. Soon well have virtual reality, augmented reality.If you assume any rate...
  • The Atheist Delusion: Ray Comforts Masterpiece

    06/05/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | June 5, 2016 | Matt Barber
    Those who deny the existence of their Creator are delusional.This is not an insult. Its not a personal attack. Its not a pejorative.Its a fact.Theyre also fools.Gods Word declares, The fool hath said in his heart there is no God' (Psalm 14).When the Creator calls God-deniers fools, Hes not saying theyre stupid clowns. Merriam Webster defines fool as a person lacking in judgment or prudence.Psalm 19:1 observes: The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.Romans1:20likewise notes, For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since...
  • U. of Miami starts nations first chair for study of atheism

    06/05/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    seattle times ^ | 5/20/16 | L. Goodstein
    ...the University of Miami received a donation in late April from a wealthy atheist to endow what it says is the nations first academic chair for the study of atheism, humanism and secular ethics. ...established after years of discussion with a $2.2 million donation from Louis Appignani, a retired businessman and former president and chairman of the modeling school Barbizon... ....Im trying to eliminate discrimination against atheists, said Appignani, 83, a Florida resident. So this is a step in that direction, to make atheism legitimate. ....It took some persuading for the University of Miami to agree to create a chair...
  • 10 Reasons State-Sanctioned Atheism Is Out of Step with Our American Traditions

    06/01/2016 1:46:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 1, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God statements on his Facebook page (, 5/19/16). No one can deny the rise of the shrill atheistic voices of our time. But dare I say that the idea of state-sanctioned and in some cases state-mandated atheism is absolutely out of step with the traditions of America. Here are 10 reasons why: 1) At the time of our founding, 99.8% of the population was professing Christians. Ben Franklin, himself a bit of...

    05/21/2016 11:30:06 AM PDT · by Woodland · 18 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    [T]he only way of getting rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little. Adolf Hitler Yes, there have been evil men who have done evil things in the name of false Christianity. To a limited degree, Adolf Hitler was one such man. Still, and as even he frequently admitted outside the public eye, he was no Christian. As a counterweight to stigma associated with the tens of millions slaughtered in the 20th century alone under the atheist regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, et al., the secular left is quick to thunder, But what...
  • I Vote Against You (for the Never Trump crowd)

    05/12/2016 9:53:39 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 6, 2016 | P Condell
    Isn't democracy wonderful? (A great rant - See video at link. If you can't vote FOR someone, you can always vote AGAINST someone. There are plenty of scumbags on the ballot to vote against)
  • UKs Labour secretly suspended 50 for anti-Semitic, racist comments

    05/02/2016 5:05:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 5/2/16 | staff
    Britains Labour party has secretly suspended 50 of its members for anti-Semitic and racist comments, a UK paper said Monday. The report came as Labour chairman Jeremy Corbyn conceded for the first time Monday that the party does have a problem with anti-Jewish sentiment, but insisted that it is not a huge problem. A string of Labour politicians have been publicly suspended recently for making anti-Semitic remarks, among them former London mayor and close Corbyn ally Ken Livingstone, who said Thursday that Hitler supported Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing 6 million Jews. Livingstone, who has refused...
  • Atheist Blogger Challenges New Russian Blasphemy Law

    04/14/2016 3:25:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 14, 2016 | John Burger
    In a twist that would have been unthinkable five decades ago, a man in Russia could go to jail for blogging that God does not exist.Ironically, Viktor Krasnov’s day in court was to be Tuesday, which was the 55th anniversary of the historic space flight of Cosmonaut Yuri Gargarin. Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev later said in a speech that Gargarin found no evidence of God while orbiting Earth.Much has changed since 1961, but the change that concerns religious freedom advocates was prompted by a protest the feminist punk rock band known as Pussy Riot staged in a Russian Orthodox church four years ago. The group went...
  • A Blot On The Jewish People

    08/19/2014 2:00:40 AM PDT · by idov · 147 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    There are lots of famous Jewish atheists from Sigmund Freud to Ayn Rand to Isaac Asimov to Woody Allen. How do you think the Jewish community would have reacted if what follows had happened? A Jewish couple, atheists, artists, puts on an exhibit in which they critique five major religions with artworks and commentary. At the end of the first day the gallery owner comes up to them and says, you are attacking Islam and that means you favor the Jews in "Palestine." This is "racism." They try to explain that they are critiquing five major religions equally, did not...
  • Al-Qaeda Claims Student's Murder, Details Who's Next in Assassination Campaign

    04/11/2016 6:04:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2016 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent took credit for the brutal murder of a critic of Islam, detailing his secular "crimes" in a statement warning that the assassinations will continue.Nazimuddin Samad, 28, a law student at Jagannath University, was walking down a Dhaka street with a friend on Wednesday evening when a trio of men approached on a motorbike and attacked him with machetes, police said. As Samad lay on the ground, his attackers shot him before fleeing.Police said witnesses reported hearing the killers shout "Allahu Akbar." They said Samad had recently moved to Dhaka to begin his law studies, and...
  • Putin brings God and potential jail time for atheists to Russia

    04/07/2016 7:24:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, April 4, 2016 | Marc Bennets
    When Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin returned to Earth after becoming the first person to travel into outer space in 1961, the then-officially atheist Kremlin heralded his historic journey as proof of the non-existence of God. Fast-forward to todays Russia and such pro-atheist sentiments could land you behind bars. In a court case now underway in southern Russia, 38-year-old blogger Viktor Krasnov faces up to a year in prison after writing, There is no God on VKontakte, the Facebook of the former Soviet states. In a heated online exchange that took place in October 2014, Mr. Krasnov also described the Bible...
  • Richard Dawkins Mocks Idea that Terrorist Attacks Against Christians Have Nothing to Do With Islam

    04/06/2016 7:42:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 39 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 3/30/16 | Leah Marieann Klett
    Prominent atheist Richard Dawkins has once again slammed the media for claiming that the atrocities carried out against Christians by Islamic extremists have "nothing to do with religion" following the attack that killed 70 Pakistani Christians, mostly women and children, on Easter Sunday in Lahore. On Tuesday, the 75-year-old "God Delusion" author took to Twitter to offer a brief commentary on the recent tragedy: "Pak bomb kills 72," he wrote, and quoted the perpetrators of the attack as stating, "We have carried out this attack to target Christians who were celebrating Easter." "Ah, nothing to do with religion, then," Dawkins...
  • A Whole Field of Psychology Research May Be Bunk. Scientists Should Be Terrified.

    03/08/2016 6:01:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    Slate ^ | March 7, 2016 | Daniel Engber
    [SNIP]The diminution of the Big Idea isnt easy to accept,even for those willing to concede that there are major problems in their field.An ego depletion optimist might acknowledge that psychology studies tend to be too small to demonstrate a real effect,or that scientists like to futz around with their statistics until the answers come out right.(None of this implies deliberate fraud;just that sloppy standards prevail.)Still,the optimist would say,it seems unlikely that such mistakes would propagate so thoroughly throughout a single literature,and that so many noisy,spurious results could line up quite so perfectly.If all these successes came about by random chance,then...
  • For First Time in History, Atheism Overtakes Religious Faith in Norway

    03/22/2016 12:58:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    For the first time in its recorded history, the number of Norwegians who say they do not believe in God has topped the number of those who do believe, with atheism reaching a national record well up in the double digits. But a new annual survey carried out by Ipsos MORI for Norwegian Monitor, an annual social-cultural study, revealed that those replying no or dont know to the question Do you believe in God? now comfortably outnumber those who say yes.
  • In Whose God Do We Trust?

    03/17/2016 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Karen Shade
    According to Dr. Joel Mathews, the phrase "In God We Trust" was first printed on our coins in 1864 and on paper bills in 1957. It had been proposed that "Our Country, Our God, Our Trust" be used, but that was shortened to be able to stamp the motto onto coins. Kansas State University Polytechnic's March Civic Luncheon began with Kansas Weslyan University's Dr. Philip Meckley asking: o How can we look at comparative religious traditions? o How can we live with differences for the sake of our human community? Matthews, a K-State Polytechnic instructor, began the lecture by saying...
  • Atheist lawmaker's prayer sets off Arizona House dispute

    03/03/2016 5:43:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2016 5:58 PM EST | Bob Christie
    An atheist member of the Arizona House denied the chance to deliver the chamber's opening prayer by majority Republican leaders last month got the opportunity Thursday, only to see leaders rule his prayer didn't pass muster and call up a Christian pastor. The opening prayer by Democrat Juan Mendez included a call to work to help the state and its residents flourish and to "honor the Constitution and the secular equality it brings." But he didn't pray to any deity, which infuriated some Republicans who are Christians. Mendez said before the session that he had been invited to deliver the...
  • Russian slanders the Bible, faces jail time

    03/03/2016 5:12:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/16 | Nissan Tzur
    Viktor Karsenov (38), a resident of the city of Stavropol in southern Russia, is facing repercussions for the opinions he wrote in a debate on religious faith on VK, the largest social network in Russia, back in 2014. Karsenov, an avowed atheist, wrote in a post that "there is no God. If I say that the collection of Jewish legends termed the 'Bible' is bullshit, that's a sign that for me that's how it is." Another user of the VK social network issued a complaint to the police against Karsenov, accusing him of hurting the feelings of the religious. According...
  • Penn Jillette Gets Grief for Appearing on Beck TV

    10/21/2009 3:55:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 2,283+ views
    Crackle ^ | Oct. 21, 2009
    Jillette: "I sat on TV, while my hero Tommy Smothers yelled in my face how pissed off he was at me for appearing on Glenn Beck. It broke my heart."
  • Video: Penn Jillette Ripped For Appearing On Beck

    10/21/2009 3:16:46 PM PDT · by careyb · 28 replies · 1,714+ views
    Penn Jillette ^ | 10/21/09 | Penn Jillette
    From Tommy Smothers.
  • Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show?

    09/07/2009 1:14:53 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 2,280+ views ^ | September 7, 2009 | Dave Pierre
    Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show? Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, has said, "Penn & Teller's Nazi-like assault on Catholicism that took place on August 27 will go down in history as one of the most vile, obscene programs ever aired in any nation." However, will the show also go down in history for airing the most number of lies, falsehoods, and misleading statements in a single half-hour show? Not counting credits, the guilty episode runs less than 26 minutes. Here's a lie-by-lie list of the falsehoods that Penn Jillette...
  • Saudi man gets 10 years, 2,000 lashes over atheist tweets

    02/27/2016 5:31:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2016 8:26 AM EST
    A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts. Al-Watan online daily said Saturday that religious police in charge of monitoring social networks found more than 600 tweets denying the existence of God, ridiculing Quranic verses, accusing all prophets of lies and saying their teachings fueled hostilities. ...
  • Prayers for Atheist Richard Dawkins After His Stroke Sparked Outrage

    02/15/2016 12:47:31 PM PST · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Feb. 15, 2016 | Billy Hallowell
    The church, which is the worldwide head of the Anglican Communion, tweeted well-wishes for Dawkins, 74, and his family on Friday night, writing, “Prayers for Prof Dawkins and his family.” “The tweet was a prayer,” he wrote. “Nothing controversial in that.” Despite intending no ill will in sending the tweet, Arora said that a row quickly unfolded, with some claiming that the Church of England was “trolling” Dawkins over his illness. In the end, Arora said that the reactions made it apparent that there is profound confusion prayer. “What is clear in some of the responses is a misunderstanding of...
  • The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable!

    02/09/2016 6:37:04 PM PST · by InHisService · 53 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 02-09-2016 | Mary Kirchhoff
    The Denial About Super Bowl 50 Having a Gay Agenda is Laughable! It all started with this simple statement. “How about this: God is Love. I believe we should have had a cross with the same words "Believe in Love" without the rainbow. Got a problem with that?” That’s what I wrote in response to an article written in the Huffington Post the day after the Super Bowl, entitled, “To Those Bothered By The 'Gay Agenda' At Super Bowl 50.” If you’re not in the know, a huge rainbow flag with the words, “Believe in Love” was prominently featured at...
  • A Christian Investigation of David Bowie's "Blackstar"

    02/09/2016 5:35:48 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Secular Humanism Examined ^ | 1/24/16 | Faith Presses On
    What's in "Blackstar" (To make it easier to follow the song/video description below, I've given numbers to different areas of the song/video. ) 1. The video begins by showing close-ups of an unmoving human being apparently in an astronaut suit, which is patched up here and there with duct tape. Then from a greater distance, the astronaut is shown, lying motionless against a rock. He is in a world which resembles an alien planet or a moon. It's very rocky, barren and cold looking, and a large "black sun" or "blackstar" is in an equally black, star-filled sky. Just as...
  • Why Bernie Sanders doesn't participate in organized religion

    01/27/2016 1:46:04 PM PST · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/27/16 | Frances Stead Sellers
    Growing up, Bernie Sanders followed the path of many young American Jews. He went to Hebrew school, was bar mitzvahed and traveled to Israel to work on a kibbutz. But as an adult, Sanders drifted away from Jewish customs. And as his bid for the White House gains momentum, he has the chance to make history. Not just as the first Jewish president — but as one of the few modern presidents to present himself as not religious. "I am not actively involved with organized religion," Sanders said in a recent interview. Sanders said he believes in God, though not...
  • Shocked friends say first British white male to join ISIS was a 'typical middle class boy' [tr]

    01/24/2016 5:48:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 24, 2016 | Euan McLelland and Tom Wyke
    The first white British youth to join ISIS in Syria was a 'class clown' turned to Islam by his Muslim school friends, MailOnline can reveal. Jack Letts, who now goes by the name Ibrahim or Abu Muhammed, is living in Iraq after fleeing the UK when he was 18. The middle-class 20-year-old son of an organic farmer from Oxford told his parents that he was going to study Arabic in Kuwait before secretly travelling to war-torn Syria, arriving in September 2014.
  • Post-Christian Britain arrives as majority say they have no religion

    01/18/2016 7:19:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    London Times ^ | January 17, 2016 | Nicholas Hellen
    A POST-CHRISTIAN era has dawned in Britain, with most white Britons now saying they have no religion, according to a new survey. The increase is most pronounced among those aged under 40 and comes amid claims that they feel alienated from the church’s conservative social values. The poll, conducted by YouGov last month with a sample of 1,500 across the whole population, including recent immigrants, found almost half (46%) have no religion, up from 42% in February 2015 and from 37% in January 2013. This rises to more than 50% among white British.
  • 0.0% of Icelanders 25 years or younger believe God created the world, new poll reveals

    01/15/2016 9:02:07 PM PST · by massmike · 62 replies
    Iceland seems to be on its way to becoming an even more secular nation, according to a new poll. Less than half of Icelanders claim they are religious and more than 40% of young Icelanders identify as atheist. Remarkably the poll failed to find young Icelanders who accept the creation story of the Bible. 93.9% of Icelanders younger than 25 believed the world was created in the big bang, 6.1% either had no opinion or thought it had come into existence through some other means and 0.0% believed it had been created by God. The poll, which was conducted by...
  • Tell pupils that Britain is Christian, schools are told as Education Secretary vows not to force…

    12/27/2015 11:02:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 22:15 EST, 27 December 2015 | Tamara Cohen
    Pupils at mainstream schools will continue to be taught that Britain is a Christian country, the Education Secretary has said. They will be told "the religious traditions of Great Britain are, in the main, Christian", but teachers will also acknowledge the teachings and practices of other religions. And schools will not have to include atheism in GCSE religious studies lessons under guidelines released today. ...
  • Atheists: Just Calm Down; If three plastic wise men offend you, you need a course in open-mindedness

    12/24/2015 7:30:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/2015 | Peter Heck
    I have to confess to being somewhat amused by all the anti-Christian evangelical atheists at this time of year. Now admittedly, I’m not one who worries much at all about any supposed "War on Christmas" in our culture. I find people who say "Happy Holidays" to be polite, and the most offensive thing to me about the cups at Starbucks is the fact that they are so tiny in proportion to the bank loan you have to take out to pay for them. That being said, I can't help wanting to point and laugh at the overenthusiastic swarm of "nones"...
  • How to Respond to Prayer Shaming

    12/19/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies ^ | December 15 | R.J. Moeller
    So what are well-intentioned people of faith supposed to do? How does one respond to the incessant onslaught of negativity, criticism and legal action aimed at those who choose to make their religious convictions known in the public square? Perhaps a good place to start would be the example set by the young men of the Naperville Central High School football team in suburban Chicago. After representatives from The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against Coach Mike Stine’s voluntary practice of allowing players who want to to gather on the field and pray before games, senior player Daniel...
  • Five atheists who lost faith in atheism

    12/15/2015 8:00:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 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...
  • Atheists Call for 'Bible-Free' Hotel Rooms, Want Darwin's 'On the Origin of Species' Instead

    12/09/2015 10:40:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/09/2015 | Leonardo Blair
    The Freedom from Religion Foundation, America's largest association of atheists and agnostics, began a campaign Monday to rid all hotel rooms of Bibles distributed by The Gideons International and replaced with copies of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species." The Gideons International is well known worldwide for their work with hotels but according to their website, they predominantly share Scriptures in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals, and medical offices. The group is also an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through sharing personally and by providing Bibles...
  • Councilwoman who quit over 'Christmas' tree rescinds resignation

    12/06/2015 6:11:00 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies ^ | 12/4/15 | Tom Haydon
    The Roselle Park councilwoman who resigned Thursday after the council voted to change the name of the borough's "Tree Lighting" to a "Christmas Tree Lighting" is now rescinding her resignation. Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name, Councilwoman-at-Large Charlene Storey walked out of the meeting. She later submitted her letter of resignation to the municipal clerk's office. "I cannot in good conscience continue to be part of a council that is exclusionary or to work with a Mayor who is such," Storey said, adding that the change "cuts non-Christians out of the loop and favors...
  • Atheist professor: I will mock Christians but not Muslims because of 'straight up fear'

    11/04/2015 10:08:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/03/2015 | Kelly Ledbetter
    "I absolutely agree that it is okay for those of the Left to critique, mock, [and] deride Christianity, but Islam gets a free pass," Zuckerman told "Which is so strange, because if you care about women's rights, if you care about human rights, if you care about gay rights, then you really... uh... then Islam is much more problematic." From a human rights perspective, Christian nations are among the most successful, yet Zuckerman said he would not criticize Islam for fear of execution. "As an atheist, where on planet Earth is the death penalty meted out to atheists? It's...
  • The Old Testament: Was Israel Commanded to Commit Genocide?

    11/20/2015 1:24:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    CRI ^ | By: Paul Copan and Matthew Flannagan
    Have you ever been in a discussion with a skeptic about God and morality? Perhaps you've admirably made the case that God's good character is the basis for human dignity and worth. Maybe you've shown how objective moral values and duties can't be explained naturalistically. Then someone takes the wind out of your sails by asking, "Well, if God is so good, why would He command Israel to engage in ethnic cleansing and genocidal warfare against the Canaanites? After all, doesn't Deuteronomy 20:16-17 plainly state this? 'Only in the cities of these peoples that the Lord your God is giving...
  • Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms

    11/15/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice said it plans to stand up to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which recently called for the removal of Gideon Bibles from state-run lodgings.The group noted that the latest battle began after FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and her husband, Dan Barker, stayed at the Holmes Student Center Hotel in DeKalb, Illinois, and discovered a Gideon Bible placed in their hotel room. "No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to...
  • The Errors of the Militant Atheist

    11/06/2015 7:01:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    The National Review ^ | October 6, 2015 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    The thought that most frequently pops into my head when I read diatribes by militant atheists is "Why won't you read a book?" Of course, put thus, the thought is implausible. The militant atheists who get interviewed in newspapers presumably have read books. Christopher Hitchens had certainly read a lot of books. But there are good books and there are bad books, and then there are necessary books. And, clearly, they haven't read any of the books that should, in a cultured society, be presumed necessary for participation in public debate. Take the theoretical physicist and public speaker Lawrence Krauss....
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:39:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | October 30, 2015 | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians. “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids. “So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Fox News Kirsten Powers Reluctant Journey from Atheism to Christian

    10/16/2015 10:00:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    CrossMap ^ | Mark Ellis
    She worked for the Clinton administration, became a liberal pundit for the Daily Beast and a regular Democratic contributor to Fox News. On top of that, all her friends were agnostics or atheists. So when God pursued and won her reluctant heart, she was more surprised than anyone else. "If there was one thing in which I was completely secure, it was that I would never adhere to any religion-especially to evangelical Christianity, which I held in particular contempt," writes Kirsten Powers, in a first-person account of her conversion published in Christianity Today. The daughter of archeologist parents, she attended...
  • Christians in Todays World

    09/15/2015 10:50:44 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 2 replies
    Christians are under attack. Not for anything that they have done, but simply for being Christians. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the persecution of Christians in every area of the Middle East, and Africa. There are millions of Christians facing harassment, discrimination, and even death for the religion they have professed for centuries. Christian villages have been a part of the Middle East since the birth of Christ. And now, because of the apathy of the worlds government and media indifference, they are under attack like never before. A report by the Catholic charity Aid...
  • Atheists Warn Football Coaches and Chaplains Not to Instill Christianity in Vulnerable Young Men

    08/24/2015 10:22:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    An atheist group is demanding that publicly funded universities take immediate steps to bar Christian coaches and chaplains from converting football fields into mission fields. The words of coaches and chaplains make clear that their purpose is to instill Christianity in vulnerable young men, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) says in a new report, titled Pray to Play. Public universities and their employees cannot endorse, promote, or favor religion, the report states. Yet, many football coaches at public universities bring in chaplainsoften from their own church or even members of their own familyto prey on and pray with students,...
  • Just Beggin for It!

    08/13/2015 3:55:48 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 24 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 12 Aug 15 | Donna Wasson
    Oh-ho-ho America, you are just BEGGING for the wrath of the Holy God to fall on you! Could this country BE more pagan? Could we possibly tempt the Lord God Almighty in more ways?! Last week, the heathen goddess Kali was projected onto the side of the Empire State Building in New York City. Gee. Great idea. The Times of India online reported Artist Android Jones designed the portraits of the goddess to make the point that Mother Nature, now more than ever, needs a fierce avatar to fight the dangers of pollution and extinction. I hate to tell you...
  • The 30 Least Religious Cities In The United States

    08/09/2015 11:39:25 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 69 replies
    Huff n' Puff Post Toasties ^ | 08/09/2015 06:37 PM EDT | Antonia Blumberg
    In spite of the loathsome source, the list of the top 30 least religious cities confirms everything about liberalism. The top four are confirmed leftist cesspools: Portland, OR San Francisco, CA Seattle, WA Denver, CO Click through to see the rest along with a picture of the city skyline.