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  • Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You"

    10/23/2014 4:44:03 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 23, 2014 | David Klinghoffer
    Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink Why Advocates of Intelligent Design Owe Atheist Neil deGrasse Tyson a "Thank You" David Klinghoffer October 23, 2014 3:10 PM | Permalink From living in Manhattan as I once did, I remember many taxi rides listening to the popular news station 1010 WINS with its slogan, "You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." And they did. The producers offered a picture in miniature not only of whatever they regarded as the top stories around the...
  • Staring At the Void

    10/19/2014 10:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    Heís very smart, my childhood best friend, and very faithful in his atheism. When he was 6 he was clever as clever, but now heís past 60 and knows he will not live for ever and ever. Yet now, as in years past, even the most modest mention of God brings a growl: ďDonít proselytize me.Ē He called me this summer and pleaded that I come visit him, so I hopped on a plane and did. He has many physical problems for which doctors have prescribed this and that, with meds for one ailment making another worse. He has worse...
  • Atheists Complained ó and Now the Bible Verses on This Football Monument Will Be Removed or

    10/15/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | october 15, 2014 | billy hallowell
    A school board in Georgia voted Tuesday night to remove or cover up Bible verses on a controversial monument that was recently installed near a district-owned football field. The five members of the Madison County school boardunanimously voted†to make the change after hearing public comments and holding a closed meeting on the matter. The move ó which is frustrating some local residents ó comes following†complaints from†at least two atheist activist groups. As TheBlaze†previously reported, the privately funded sculpture, situated outside Madison County High School in†Danielsville, Georgia, was placed on the property in August to inspire football players, but the Freedom...
  • Biggest Scientific Study Suggests Life after Death

    10/14/2014 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 23 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 14 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    "First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study", headlines The Telegraph, going on to say: "Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible". Does this prove that there is life after death and that God exists? Of course not, but it shows without a shadow of a doubt that there are many phenomena and events that science doesn't explain about the nature of consciousness and of the mind in general. Someone's answer to that migtht be that science will one day...
  • Religion: a looming mental health crisis

    10/10/2014 5:57:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    RedState ^ | 9 Oct 14 | Streiff
    Contrary to what some would have us believe, there is an ongoing war against religion in general and Christianity in particular underway in our country. For years we have seen the surface action. Under the guise of a twisted and corrupted interpretation of the First Amendment, Christianity has gradually been forced from the public square. Christmas displays have been forced from public areas ‚ÄĒ we¬íve seen the Mass of Christ reduced to ¬ďHappy Holidays. Churches have been attacked for instructing their congregations on the importance of voting their faith. Prayers at sporting events are suppressed. This strategy of attacking...
  • Media Are Vectors of Atheist Propaganda

    09/26/2014 2:50:56 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 23 September 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The atheism that is currently prevailing in Western Europe has not been a naturally occurring development in the mind of large numbers of people. It's not, as individuals like Richard Dawkins and the 19th-century French positivist sociologist Auguste Comte would have you believe, an effect of the progress of science. In fact, scientific progress points exactly in the opposite direction. The more we know about the universe, life and consciousness, the more we realise that the probability of all these extremely complex natural intricacies and perfectly accurate mechanisms have no chance of having happened by chance. No, present common...
  • Itís Official: Religion Doesnít Make You More Moral

    09/23/2014 3:40:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09/23/2014 | Elizabeth Picciuto
    A recent study comparing views on morality of religious and non-religious people found something surprising: Religion doesnít make our everyday lives more moral. Suppose you actually do have an angel over your shoulder telling you the right thing to do. That angel probably wouldnít tell you anything you didnít already know. A recent study in Science aimed at uncovering how we experience morality in our everyday lives suggests that religious people are no more moralóor immoralóthan non-religious people. Whether or not we believe that divine precepts give us guidance, our behavior is remarkably similar. The fact that atheists are apparently...
  • Atheist must swear to God -- or leave US Air Force

    09/10/2014 5:44:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    AFP ^ | September 9, 2014 | Staff
    The US Air Force has told a sergeant he will have to leave the military unless he agrees to take an oath with the phrase "so help me God," officials said Tuesday. In the latest religious controversy to roil the air force, the atheist airman last month was denied his request to re-enlist because of his refusal to swear to God -- and he is now poised to take the military to court, his lawyer said.
  • 'So help me God' restored as mandatory part of Air Force oath

    09/10/2014 2:50:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Birmingham News ^ | 9/5/2014 | Leada Gore
    A year after an airman at Maxwell Air Force Base was allowed to take an oath without saying "so help me God," the Air Force has quietly reversed course and once again made the phrase mandatory."Reciting 'So help me God' in the reenlistment and commissioning oaths is a statutory requirement under Title 10 U.S.C. ß502," Air Force spokesperson Rose Richeson told Military.com, adding that Air Force Instruction on the oath is consistent with the language mandated in the law."Airmen are no longer authorized to omit the words 'So help me God'," she said.The issue first came up last year when...
  • Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to say 'so help me God'

    09/05/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Air Force Times | September 4, 2014 | Stephen Losey
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  • Ebola Infected Doctor Mocked for Thanking God for Healing

    08/31/2014 5:30:28 PM PDT · by xzins · 64 replies
    Crosswalk ^ | 26 Aug 14 | Kent_Brantly
    After hearing Dr. Kent Brantly publicly thank God for healing him from the deadly Ebola virus, atheist Sam de Brito posted a scathing article at the Sydney Morning Herald that questions Brantly as a true man of medicine. The article entitled: ďScience, Not God, Saved Him from Ebola,Ē takes issue with Brantly crediting God for his healing. Brantly, a Samaritanís Purse doctor received experimental Ebola treatments at Emory University Hospital after his emergency evacuation from Liberia. He was released from the hospital on August 21, saying, ďI am forever thankful to God for sparing my life.Ē While de Brito's perspective...
  • The Fate of the West

    08/22/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on FrontPage MagazineBy Enza Ferreri Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists. And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and...
  • Sarah Palin responds to atheist Richard Dawkins re: Aborting Downs Syndrome babies

    08/21/2014 1:08:44 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 65 replies
    Sarah's facebook page ^ | August 21, 2014 | Sarah Palin
    Mr. Dawkins, I'd let you meet my son if you promised to open your mind, your eyes, and your heart to a unique kind of absolute beauty. But, in my request for you to be tolerant, Iíd have to warn Trig he must be tolerant, too, because he may superficially look at you as kind of awkward. I'll make sure he's polite, though! Love, Sarah Palin & family
  • Forgetting the Meaning of Freedom

    08/20/2014 5:21:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    Many people in this country were shocked when the U.S. Navy recently announced the removal of all Bibles from military hotels under their control. This was in response to pressure from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a well-known atheist group. The surprise is not the hypocritical stance of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, but rather the fact that an established bulwark of American strength and patriotism caved to a self-serving group of religious fanatics. The previous sentence may seem out of place if you don't realize that atheism is actually a religion. Like traditional religions, atheism requires strong conviction. In...
  • ĎGodís Not Dead,í But Some Are Trying: Why are they so angry at someone who doesn't exist?

    08/19/2014 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/19/2014 | Andrew Klavan
    Take a look at some of these reviews for the religious indie hit God‚Äôs Not Dead [1]:From Britain‚Äôs Socialist newspaper The Guardian [2]: ‚ÄĚThis warped evangelist item‚Ķ veers from the suspect‚Ķ to the outright hateful: by the jawdropping climax, wherein a preacher is effectively granted divine right to mow down non-believers, ‚Äėdoing God‚Äôs work‚Äô has become indistinguishable from Grand Theft Auto. Ban this sick filth.‚ÄĚHere‚Äôs one from Movie Nation [3]: ‚ÄĚIt¬ís a movie where rare is the voice that is raised, but deep is the rage bubbling through its rabid anti-intellectualism. When a non-believer is considered to be better...
  • Actor Kevin Sorbo Not Too Fond of Atheists; Says They're Always 'So Angry'

    08/18/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/18/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    Actor Kevin Sorbo who starred in the Christian film, "God's Not Dead," says he did not have reservations about taking on an atheist role for the movie but he admits that he does not understand the logic behind atheist's lack of beliefs and why they are "so angry." Sorbo, who is most famous for the '90s TV series "Hercules," played an atheist professor in the film whose belief system is challenged by one of his Christian students. He recently sat down with Access Hollywood Live to discuss the film's success and his take on skeptics. "I'm a Christian myself and...
  • The Fall of Mystery Babylon (Catholic Discussion) [for discernment only]

    08/14/2014 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    markmallet ^ | August 14, 2014 | Mark Mallett
    Given the length of this article, I have condensed it down to the more salient aspects. I would encourage you to read it through in its entirety at the above link. (snip) I am going to do this in the greatest economy of words possible, synthesizing books, interviews, and numerous articles so that you can understand the prophetic nature of what is happening, and about to happen in the United States, and indeed, the whole world, as central to the Storm that is now here¬Ö (snip) COMMUNISM IS NOT DEADIndeed, the harlot is merely being used by the beast to...
  • Maryís Gourmet Diner drops prayer discount [atheists threatened to sue]

    08/07/2014 6:23:18 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | 8/7/2014 | Wesley Young
    Maryís Gourmet Diner has announced it will no longer offer occasional discounts to people who pray before eating, citing the threat of legal action. The restaurantís prayer discount had gone viral in recent days, making national news shows and sparking heated arguments on the Internet. On Wednesday, the restaurant posted a handwritten notice in its front window stating that it must ďprotect your freedom from religion in a public place.Ē ďIt is illegal and we are being threatened by lawsuit,Ē the note goes on to say, offering apology for ďany offense this discount has incurred.Ē The discount made national news...
  • What Atheists Have To Offer The Right

    08/05/2014 9:49:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | Robert Tracinski
    Conservative writer and CNN talking head S.E. Cupp recently put out a video describing how she has been welcomed among conservatives even though she is an atheist. This led Hot Air's Allahpundit to chime in with his own experiences, citing myself and National Review's Charles Cooke as other examples of atheists on the Right. And we're not the only ones. There's Heather Mac Donald and Walter Olson, and a whole website devoted to the issue. Among marquee names, there are a few famous agnostics/atheists like Charles Krauthammer and George Will. When you start looking, we're everywhere. I pretty much agree...
  • The IRSís God Complex: IRS signs secret pact with atheists, promising to investigate 99 churches.

    08/04/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/04/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Is the Internal Revenue Service a threat to religious liberty? As the IRS continues to come under well-aimed fire for harassing conservative groups, on Friday it secured a final court order formalizing what amounts to a secret agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. The serious danger, as former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams told Fox News, is that the IRS will start treating ďtheology as politics,Ē and regulate it accordingly. Lovers of liberty should be very concerned. According to a June 27 IRS letter to the Justice Department, 99 churches merit ďhigh priority examinationĒ for allegedly illegal...
  • IRS Promises Atheist Group to Investigate 'Pulpit Freedom' Churches

    07/29/2014 8:29:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/28/2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Internal Revenue Service has reached a lawsuit settlement agreement with the Freedom From Religion Foundation, agreeing to investigate churches that violate a federal law that activist groups often cite in an attempt to silence them by threatening their tax-exempt status. "This is a victory, and we're pleased with this development in which the IRS has proved to our satisfaction that it now has in place a protocol to enforce its own anti-electioneering provisions," FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor said in a statement last week, following which the Alliance Defending Freedom asked the IRS to release all documents related to...
  • Court Rules in Favor of Ground Zero Cross, Rejects Atheists' Appeal

    07/29/2014 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 17-foot cross beam salvaged from the wreckage of Twin Towers will remain in the National 9/11 Museum, despite the very best efforts of American Atheists Inc. In ďAmerican Atheists v. Port Authority of New Jersey and New YorkĒ the group asserted that the artifact's positioning in the museum towered "over any other symbols in the vicinity, expressing Christian primacy." It charged that the Latin cross's dominance violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The judges found, however, that the...
  • Weíre number two: Pew poll shows atheists are Americaís second-least popular religious group

    07/16/2014 8:23:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2014 | AllahPundit
    Good news for Obama, I guess. The group he actually secretly belongs to is slightly more popular than the group his harshest critics accuse him of secretly belonging to. Jews, Catholics and evangelical Christians are viewed warmly by the American public. When asked to rate each group on a ¬ďfeeling thermometer¬Ē ranging from 0 to 100 ¬Ė where 0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest, most positive rating ¬Ė all three groups receive an average rating of 60 or higher (63 for Jews, 62 for Catholics and 61 for evangelical Christians). And 44% of...
  • Scientists: Atheists May Not ExistóSeriously

    07/15/2014 9:37:28 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 105 replies
    Barbwire ^ | July 15, 2014 | Alex Kocman
    For some, ďGod doesnít believe in atheistsĒ is just a clever (nor not-so-clever) jab directed against the faithless in our culture. But based on the findings of secular researchers, the statement may not be so far from reality. That is because multidisciplinary research is increasingly backing the idea that human beings are hard-wired to believe in God, according to Science 2.0 writer Nury Vittachi in an article titled, ďScientists discover that atheists might not exist, and thatís not a joke.Ē ď[A]theism is psychologically impossible because of the way humans think,Ē Vittachi cites avowed atheist Graham Lawton as writing in New...
  • FIRST-PERSON: Why sexual deviance is getting worse

    07/12/2014 8:08:31 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 55 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | 7-11-14 | Kelly Boggs
    ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) -- There are atheists and liberals, some who are both, who believe there is no need for God in order for morality to be maintained in a society. They argue that people can act morally apart from a supreme authority. I agree that people can act morally apart from God's standard. However, the real question is why should they? If there is no supreme authority -- no God -- then why behave morally? If there is no God, there are no objective standards for moral behavior. The logical progression leads to anarchy. Everyone does what is right...
  • There are states where you technically canít hold public office if youíre an atheist

    07/09/2014 1:26:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/09/2014 | Hunter Schwarz
    Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who donít believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you canít hold civil office or testify in court, while in Tennessee there are also guidelines about belief in the hereafter. However, the Supreme Court ruled in a 1961 case that a Maryland man appointed as a notary public didnít have to declare his belief in a supreme being to hold office, arguing it violated his rights under the First and Fourteenth Amendments. Since then, these restrictions havenít been enforced, said Dave Muscato, a spokesman for American Atheists....
  • Stephen Harper mentions ĎGodí twice in Canada Day tweet, and outrage erupts

    07/04/2014 3:04:09 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 24 replies
    Yahoo! Canada News ^ | Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Andy Radia
    It may be nothing, but when Prime Minister Stephen Harper thanked God for keeping the country safe on Canada Day, he did so with the heaviest of thumbs and it did not go unnoticed. In one tweet, Canada's leader nearly doubled the amount of Godly references he has made this year, hammering the reference into a Canada Day message, twice. "God bless you all, and God keep our true north, strong and free!" reads a message posted to Harper's official Twitter account.
  • Satanism 101: The Faith Behind the Headlines

    07/01/2014 10:16:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Wednesday, Jul. 02, 2014 | Cathy Lynn Grossman
    From efforts to install a monument at the Oklahoma Capitol to a controversial ďBlack MassĒ at Harvard University, Satanists are all over the news. But are they, along with Wiccans and pagans, all together in one non-Abrahamic lump? Not at all, say experts on paganism and the major Satanist groupsí websites. ďPaganism is an umbrella term for a wide variety of traditions outside the Abrahamic faiths. Wicca is the largest but there are countless others, from Druid to Heathen to people who are creating their own faiths even as we speak,Ē said Laura Wildman-Hanlon, a Wiccan priestess and editor of...
  • Singer Tim Lambesis Said He Became Atheist But Kept Claiming to Be Christian to Keep Selling Music

    06/17/2014 1:40:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Tim Lambesis, lead singer and founder of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, recently confessed that he and other members of his band had become atheists but kept claiming to be Christians so they could keep making money selling records to Christians. In a wide-ranging interview with Alternative Press shortly before he was sentenced to six years in prison last month for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife, Meggan Murphy Lambesis, the singer addressed a claim he made last year in a YouTube video about his spiritual allegiance after fans started saying he had become...
  • Have you ever seen a miracle?

    06/14/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT · by MNDude · 97 replies
    I believe in miracles (as in the Biblical sense), but I don't think I can say I've actually ever witnessed one. I'm curious if anyone here feels they've ever seen a real one before. If so, what is your miracle story?
  • All-Ireland Ďcensusí highlights differences and similaritiesÖ(N. Ireland Ďmore atheisticí)

    06/13/2014 12:58:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2014 | Fionnan Sheehan
    People in Northern Ireland are older and more likely to be atheist and divorced than their neighbors in the Republic. A new census report systematically compares life in the two jurisdictions for the first time, highlighting key differences and similarities in religion, lifestyle and work. [Ö] Marriage and living together are both slightly more common in the Republic while splitting up and lone parenthood are more common in Northern Ireland. Nearly one in 10 adults in Northern Ireland is divorced or separatedówhich is nearly twice as many as in the Republicóand 37% of northerners are single compared with 42% of...
  • Demographics favor the faithful

    06/09/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 6, 2014 | ERIC METAXAS
    June 5, 2014 (BreakPoint) - Every spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have gathered in the Welsh town of Hay ‚Äúto think about the world as it is,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúto imagine how it might be,‚ÄĚ and to have a ‚Äúbig conversation about discovery and intellectual adventure.‚ÄĚ This year, one of the featured speakers was Steve Jones, a geneticist at University College, London. Jones, who is an atheist, made headlines around Britain when he said that while ‚Äúwe atheists sometimes congratulate ourselves that the incidence of religious belief is going down,‚ÄĚ atheism‚Äôs future is in doubt. That‚Äôs...
  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • Police Launch Probe into Church Sign that Suggested Non-Christians Will Burn in Hell [UK]

    05/24/2014 12:12:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/23/14 | Steph Cockroft
    *Poster with burning flames put up at Attleborough Baptist Church, Norfolk *The sign read: 'If you think there is no God you'd better be right!!' *Robert Gladwin, 20, accused the sign of going against Christian traditions *Pastor forced to remove sign after police investigated it as a 'hate incident'A baptist church was at the centre of a police probe after a sign which suggested non-Christians would 'burn in hell' was investigated as a 'hate incident'. The offending sign at Attleborough Baptist Church in Norfolk, pictured burning flames below words which read: 'If you think there is no God you better...
  • Enza Ferreri on the Leftist Ideology Disease

    05/21/2014 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. Vote for Liberty GB in the European Elections on the 22nd of May because Liberty GB is the only credible party that can change what's wrong, since it's the only party which has clear ideas about what caused it. Today's major symptoms of the disease that affects Britain Ė mass immigration, Islamisation, multiculturalism Ė have been caused by the Left's cultural dominance in Britain Ė as all over the West Ė over the past 50-60 years. Uncontrolled immigration Ė...
  • Americans More Likely to Vote for a Cheating, Pot-Smoking or Gay President Over an Atheist in 2016

    05/21/2014 7:42:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Most Americans would rather have a president who believes in God rather than one who doesn't. In a recent study†conducted by the Pew Research Center, Americans ranked atheism as the most negative trait that could be displayed by presidential candidates who plan to seek the White House in 2016. (Photo: Pew Research Center) Atheism was ranked the lowest on a list of 16 presidential traits where military service was ranked as the most appealing."Not believing in God and never having held elected office before are the most negatively viewed traits among those tested. Just over half (53 percent) say they...
  • ATHEIST GROUP SUES TELEPHONE POLE ďLOOKS LIKE A CROSS,Ē SAY SOME

    05/16/2014 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    The Beast ^ | Ian Murphy
    The secular advocacy group North American Atheists has filed suit against a telephone pole on the grounds that it ďviolates the separation of church and state.Ē NAA President David Goldman says, ďIt looks a Christian cross and itís on government property. Case closed.Ē When asked why the atheist group decided to sue the pole itself rather than the telephone company or the state, he replied, ďGrrrr! It will pay!Ē Some see the pole, pictured, as a violation of the separation of church state, others see it as a means to get electricity to their homes Utility or theocracy? The pole...
  • Something other than an ordinary read

    05/12/2014 7:17:32 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 9 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/10/14 | Rita Buettner
    Before I started reading Something Other Than God: How I Passionately Sought Happiness and Accidentally Found It, I wasn't sure what to expect. I am a regular reader of Jennifer Fulwilerís blog, Conversion Diary, so I knew the author was an excellent writer with six children and an intense fear of scorpions. I also knew she had made the journey from atheism to Catholicism. As Jennifer raised questions about Christianity and then Catholicism, sometimes I found myself arguing with her. Other times I realized she was asking a question I couldnít easily answer myself. Why does God answer some peopleís...
  • COURT RULES MASSACHUSETTS ATHEISTS FAILED TO SHOW WORDS 'UNDER GOD' HARMED THEIR CHILDREN

    05/10/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 9, 2014 | UPI
    BOSTON, May 9 (UPI) -- An atheist Massachusetts couple failed to prove their children had been harmed by the words "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance, the state's highest court ruled Friday. The couple, identified only as "John and Jane Doe," argued their children's rights were violated by the voluntary recitation of the pledge -- including "Under God" -- in the public schools in the Acton-Boxborough district. But the Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously they failed to make their case, saying they had not proved the children had been subjected to bullying, ostracism or any other punishment or mistreatment...
  • Atheists to launch the first TV channel dedicated to godlessness

    05/09/2014 1:29:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 05/09/2014 | CAROL KURUVILLA
    Believe it. A New Jersey-based atheist group is starting the first on-demand TV channel dedicated to godlessness. AtheistTV will be launching this summer with big plans to reach out to atheists, humanists, freethinkers, and folks who are looking for a way out of faith. Members of American Atheists, the organization behind the endeavor, think itís about time. ďThereís a glut of religious TV programming out there, from televangelists to Christmas specials,Ē spokesman Dave Muscato told The News. ďBut thereís no atheist channel. We wanted to fill that void.Ē
  • Your atheism isn't going to keep your kids from believing in God

    04/29/2014 7:18:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    VOX ^ | 04/29/2014 | Dylan Matthews
    Kids abandoning their parents' faith is a pretty well-trodden trope in pop culture, but two shows are turning the tables a bit. This season, both The Good Wife and The Americans feature teenage daughters of atheist parents who've converted to Christianity.The Good Wife's Grace Florrick (Makenzie Vega) has been slowly growing more devout since season two and was baptized in season three. Her atheist mother Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has been generally accepting of the conversion, but tension has developed in the wake of a death close to Alicia, due to Grace's repeated insistence that the deceased is in heaven....
  • Theologians Challenge Bart Ehrman's 'Sloppy' Scholarship in 'How Jesus Became God' With New Book

    04/25/2014 7:48:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nicola Menzie
    Bart Ehrman, prolific author, New Testament scholar and former evangelical Christian, says it took him eight years to research and complete his new book, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee. Yet, a group of fellow scholars responded in their book, How God Became Jesus, by claiming that the Christian-turned-agnostic's "sloppy" scholarship on Jesus' divinity leaves much to be desired. Ehrman, the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, says his research reveals that Jesus, a first century Galilean, never claimed to be God, and that it...
  • ACLJ Files Lawsuit On Behalf of Student Denied College Admission Because of His Faith

    04/23/2014 9:55:02 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 43 replies
    http://aclj.org ^ | april 22, 2014
    Late yesterday afternoon, ACLJ†filed a lawsuit†on behalf of Brandon Jenkins against officials of The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Maryland for denying Brandon admission to its Radiation Therapy Program in part due to his expression of religious beliefs. As one faculty member explained to Brandon, on behalf of CCBC, the ďfield [of radiation therapy] is not the place for religion." Brandon first applied for admission to the Radiation Therapy Program in April 2013. He met the standards of a competitive candidate and scored the maximum points allowed during his observation. During the interview process, college officials asked Brandon,...
  • Secular Group Files Lawsuit in New Jersey Against 'Under God' in Pledge

    04/22/2014 9:07:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A Washington, D.C.-based secular organization has filed a lawsuit against the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. The American Humanist Association announced Monday that a New Jersey school district will be the latest entity sued over the two words. David Niose, attorney for the American Humanist Association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center, said in a statement that he believes the pledge's words are religiously coercive. "Public schools should not engage in an exercise that tells students that patriotism is tied to a belief in God," said Niose. "Such a daily exercise portrays atheist and humanist children as second-class citizens,...
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • WATCH: Bono's Unexpected Response to 'Who Is Jesus?' Question

    04/17/2014 11:35:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 904 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 31 March 14 | Charisma News Staff
    U2 frontman Bono talks about his faith and answers the question "Who is Jesus?" in the video below. Click play to watch. Link Here with Video (2 mins 46 secs)
  • Where Atheists Meet to Evangelize

    04/14/2014 8:51:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/14/2014 | DAVE SHIFLETT
    Look out unbeliefóatheism is on a roll, or so proclaims American Atheists, whose annual convention kicks off Thursday in Salt Lake City. "This has been an excellent year for atheism," says Dave Muscato, public-relations director for the deity-dissing group. "Between 2005 and 2012 there was a fivefold increase in the number of people who use the word atheist when asked to identify their religion." That's still not a lot. While 20% of Americans profess no particular religious faith, according to the Pew Research Center, only 6% identify themselves as atheist or agnostic. Still, one hates to toss cold water on...
  • By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

    04/14/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Partyís platform will be expressly antireligious. Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. Youíll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 Ė after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their...
  • Can the indie movie, 'God's Not Dead' relive its early success this weekend?

    04/11/2014 3:51:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/11/2014 | Ryan Faughnder
    Preaching to the choir may not impress movie critics, but it seems to work at the box office, if the success of the micro-budget Christian movie "God's Not Dead" is any indication. The indie film about a college student who debates his atheist professor about the existence of God has grossed about $35 million in ticket sales so far, making it one of the biggest surprises of the year, with little sign of stopping as it enters its fourth weekend in theaters. In a landscape dominated by dystopian teen sci-fi and Marvel superheroes, that may not seem like a lot...
  • Zingrone: What did you expect? (Taxpayer-funded professor bashes Christianity, promotes gays)

    04/10/2014 2:14:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The News - The Official Website of the Murray State News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Professor William Zingrone
    Once again over at Rachel Held Evansí blog, our mostly 30-something semi-liberal evangelical Xian friends are struggling with the divisive actions of their more conservative Xian brethren. The folks at World Vision, a large and prominent Xian charity organization, succumbed to conservative pressure and caved in, reversing a decision to ďallowĒ gay couples to work for them. Rachel and her many readers are incredibly dismayed and disappointed once again. In Rachelís own words: ďThis whole situation has left me feeling frustrated, heartbroken and lost. I donít think Iíve ever been more angry at the church, particularly the evangelical culture in...