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  • Atheists Step Up 'It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church' Campaign

    03/06/2012 9:45:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/06/2012 | By Alex Murashko
    An atheist activist group is fighting the Catholic Church's "war against contraception" by stepping up its campaign that suggests believers should end their faithfulness to their religion. The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation plans to run a full-page ad in The New York Times that states, "It's Time to Quit the Catholic Church." FFRF is conducting a fundraiser to pay for the $52,000 ad and has collected $45,000 so far, according to a chart on the group's website. The FFRF campaign began last month in light of opposition from the Catholic Church to the Obama administration's decision that seeks...
  • Atheists buy billboards near hassidic, Muslim areas (Paterson, NJ.)

    03/05/2012 9:00:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/05/2012
    An atheist organization says it will unveil a Hebrew-language billboard calling God a “myth” near a Brooklyn hassidic enclave, and a similar billboard in Arabic in heavily Muslim Paterson, NJ. The group American Atheists says it will unveil a billboard Monday in hassidic-dominated South Williamsburg. The billboard writes out the name of God in Hebrew, and then features in English and Hebrew translation the phrase “You know it’s a myth… and you have a choice.” “If there are atheists in those communities, we are reaching out to them,” Dave Silverman, president of American Atheists, told CNN last week. “We are...
  • Richard Dawkins, the Atheist Who Isn't, but the Episcopal Bishop Who Might Be

    03/02/2012 1:10:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/02/2012 | Wallace Henry
    Just as the atheist Richard Dawkins discloses he doubts God's non-existence, Richard Holloway, Episcopal Bishop of Edinburgh, asserts his doubt in the Deity's existence. The atheist and the bishop have wound up at the same place. In the case of the world's most outspoken non-believer, the step is progression, but in the case of the leader in the Scottish Episcopal Church, the step is regression. "I can't be sure God does not exist," said Dawkins, crusader against belief in God, during a debate with the Archbishop of Canterbury February 24. The next day Holloway was quoted as saying he can't...
  • God is Dead theologian William Hamilton dead at 87

    Theologian William Hamilton, a member of the Death of God movement of the 1960s that reached its peak with a Time Magazine cover story, has died in Portland, Ore. He was 87. Hamilton died Tuesday from complications from congestive heart failure at the downtown apartment he shared with his wife, his family said. Hamilton told The Oregonian newspaper in 2007 that he had questioned the existence of God since he was a teenager, when two friends — an Episcopalian and a Catholic — died from the explosion of a pipe bomb they were building, while a third — an atheist...
  • 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...
  • Rhode Island public school committee votes not to appeal prayer banner case

    02/16/2012 11:23:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 2/16/12 | AP
    CRANSTON, R.I. – A Rhode Island public school district committee on Thursday voted not to appeal a federal court decision ordering the removal of a prayer banner displayed in a high school in a lawsuit brought on behalf of a 16-year-old atheist. The Cranston School Committee voted 5-2 at a public hearing to discuss the suit involving Jessica Ahlquist, a junior at Cranston High School West. After the vote, she said, "I'm thrilled." The hearing lasted more than two hours. The banner, put up in 1963, has been covered since a federal judge last month ruled it was unconstitutional and...
  • Rhode Island Public School Agrees to Remove Prayer

    02/16/2012 11:30:12 PM PST · by AnTiw1 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mary Ellen Godin
    CRANSTON, Rhode Island (Reuters) - A Rhode Island school board voted on Thursday to comply with a federal court order to remove a prayer banner that has been displayed in a public high school for nearly a half century, saying the cash-strapped district cannot face a costly appeal.
  • Atheist Couple Sues School District to Remove 'Under God' From Pledge of Allegiance

    02/16/2012 2:03:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/16/2012 | Jeff Schapiro
    Oral arguments were heard in a Massachusetts Superior Court on Monday over a lawsuit filed by an atheist couple who believe that their children are being discriminated against because the Pledge of Allegiance – which is said every day in Mass. public school classrooms under state law – contains the phrase "under God." "The daily recitation in public schools of a pledge declaring that the nation is 'under God' is discriminatory toward atheists and humanists," David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association and lead attorney for the plaintiffs in the case, stated. "No child should go to school each...
  • We Are Spineless Fools

    02/15/2012 3:41:43 PM PST · by bthockey · 17 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 2/15/11 | Bryan Thomas
    After getting into a 170 comment Facebook argument with one of my lovely friends from school about a status I posted with a joke about Atheism, people came up to me in the following days and questioned my reasoning for doing something like that. People advised me to keep all political and religious ideas off of Facebook, to avoid conflict. This incident made me realize how much people hate conflict. But on another level, this advice bothered me. People will forgo any talk about religious or political views just to avoid a conflict or to make sure they don't offend...
  • Obama’s Former Faith Adviser: ‘I, Frankly, Am Glad American Civil Religion is Dying’

    01/29/2012 8:37:50 PM PST · by Tigen · 43 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 25, 2012 | Penny Starr
    CNSNews.com) – Shaun Casey, the religious affairs adviser to presidential candidate Barack Obama in 2008, said at a discussion on Tuesday about “God and Politics” that the demise of religious society in the United States is a good thing. “I, frankly, am glad American civil religion is dying,” said Casey, who is an associate professor of Christian Ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Casey made the remarks at an event focusing on religion and the 2012 presidential election at the liberal Center for American Progress where he was a panelist along with Gabriel Salguero, president of the National...
  • The Most Dangerous Place to be an Atheist

    01/23/2012 5:09:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 23, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Alexander Aan was just another bureaucrat holding down a desk at the Department of Planning until his Facebook Atheism page came to the notice of Indonesian authorities in Obama’s old stomping grounds. Now Aan is facing a five year jail sentence for using social media to spread the message that Allah does not exist. Alexander is being charged with “defiling” Islam by using passages from the Koran to challenge the Islamic religion. And while the State Department and the media routinely go on the attack against any manifestation of what they call “Islamophobia,” it isn’t likely that they will be...
  • How Will The Shocking Decline Of Christianity In America Affect The Future Of This Nation?

    01/19/2012 7:18:48 AM PST · by blam · 171 replies · 1+ views
    How Will The Shocking Decline Of Christianity In America Affect The Future Of This Nation?January 19,2012 Is Christianity in decline in America? When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion. Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining. This has especially been true among young people. As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches. In addition, what "Christianity" means to American Christians today is often far different from...
  • Learning from Christopher Hitchens: Lessons Evangelicals Must Not Miss

    01/15/2012 2:18:32 PM PST · by rhema · 81 replies · 1+ views
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 1/11/12 | R. Albert Mohler
    The death of Christopher Hitchens on December 15 was not unexpected, and that seemed only to add to the tragedy. His fight against cancer had been lived, like almost every other aspect of his colorful life, in full public view. He had told numerous interviewers that he wanted to die in an active, not a passive sense. Then again, there may never have been a truly passive moment in Christopher Hitchens’ life. Long before he was known as one of the world’s most ardent atheists, he was known as a world-class essayist and a hard-driving public intellectual. Born in England,...
  • The Rise of Atheism in Pakistan

    01/10/2012 5:29:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    The Commentator ^ | 01/10/2012 | Ghaffar Hussain
    An increasing number of young Pakistani’s are adopting Atheism and openly questioning the existence of a God. Many analysts have attributed this trend to the rise of Islamist militancy in Pakistan as well as access to social media and other technological tools that allow people to share and explore new ideas. A Facebook group called ‘Pakistani Atheists and Agnostics’ was launched a few months ago and has already attracted over 800 members. I caught up with the founder of this group, a young Pakistani Technologist operating under the pseudonym ‘Hazrat Nakhuda’, in order to discuss this new phenomenon. _______________________________________ Ghaffar:...
  • Worst Book of the Year [TNR - The Answers, on "The Atheist's Guide to Reality"]

    01/04/2012 6:25:54 PM PST · by MeNeFrego · 18 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 12/14/2011 | Leon Wieseltier
    "...What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them. Why should I be moral? Because it makes you feel better than being immoral. Is abortion, euthanasia, suicide, paying taxes, foreign aid, or anything else you don’t like forbidden, permissible, or sometimes obligatory? Anything goes. What is love, and how can I find it? Love is the solution to a strategic interaction problem. Don’t look for it; it will find you when you need it. Does history have any meaning or purpose?It’s full of sound and fury, but signifies nothing.” I take...
  • WE Can't Go Back To The Garden...Genesis 3 pt 16

    And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.(Genesis 3:22-24)Once we were...
  • Christmas Lights

    12/28/2011 3:13:53 PM PST · by stolinsky
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 12-28-11 | stolinsky
      Christmas Lights David C. Stolinsky Dec. 28, 2011 The North Korean government recently warned South Korea not to put Christmas lights within sight of the border, because this would be “psychological warfare.” There are two ways to look at this odd situation: (1) What kind of government is so unpopular that it feels threatened by pretty lights? (2) What kind of lights are so powerful that they threaten tyrannical governments? I have always loved Christmas lights. The days grow short at this time of year, especially in the North, and colored lights in windows and on trees and...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Godlessness Is Not Great — How Atheism Poisons Everything

    12/20/2011 9:15:48 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 209 replies · 2+ views
    The New American ^ | Monday, 19 December 2011 | Selwyn Duke
    In writing this piece, I’m reminded of a little exchange between the late William F. Buckley and friend and fellow National Review writer Florence King. Buckley had just penned some less-than-flattering words about a recently deceased person of prominence whose name escapes me, and King chided him, saying something to the effect that he had broken ground in journalism: the “attack-obit.” Buckley’s response was, “Wait till you see the obituary I have planned for you!” And in writing this critical article about bon vivant Christopher Hitchens in the wake of his death this past Thursday, I expect some ridicule as...
  • A Liberal Secular Humanist Teacher Proudly shows his Condescension(warning to religious sensitive)

    12/18/2011 1:18:29 PM PST · by DomainMaster · 77 replies
    self | 12/16/11 | self
    This is an email sent from a friend to a friend....it demonstrates what some in the country now believe. (My dear friend): Thanx vm for the thoughtful (telephone) call. Sorry we were in a rush, but this was a “Super Solstice Celebration” party thrown by one of my dearest friends down here and he'd scheduled the event on Friday night just so (a friend) could attend. The party was excellent!! We barely made it home before midnight. Would have looked like any other nice party except we all stopped partying at ~10 p.m., gathered in our hosts’ great room, and...
  • Santa Monica nativity scenes displaced by atheist messages

    12/10/2011 7:25:41 PM PST · by MeNeFrego · 16 replies
    Santa Monica Daily Press ^ | 12/9/11 | Ashley Archibald
    OCEAN AVENUE — A coalition of 13 churches will open a truncated version of their annual holiday display Sunday with an impassioned plea to City Hall to restore 11 pieces of prize real estate that were snatched up by a group of activist atheists. An organization called Save Our Nativity Scenes, or SONS, requested that churches ring bells at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 to signal the start of a ceremony that will end in a flashlight vigil, urging city officials to reserve space specifically for the booths....
  • Why Atheists Celebrate Christmas

    12/04/2011 6:18:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/02/2010 | Stephanie Pappas
    They may not find much meaning in the birth of Jesus Christ, but many atheists embrace religious traditions such as churchgoing for the sake of the children, a new study finds. The research, which focused on atheist scientists, found that 17 percent of atheists in the study attended a religious service more than once a year. The atheists embraced religious traditions for social and personal reasons, they told the study researchers. "Our research shows just how tightly linked religion and family are in U.S. society — so much so that even some of society's least religious people find religion to...
  • Christians Defend Atheist Bible and Attack Sams Club Who Wisely Stops Selling It

    11/29/2011 5:01:47 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 11 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 11/28/11 | David Shedlock
    Proverbs 18:5-6 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. Sam’s Wholesale Club, a division of Wal-Mart, is doing the Lord’s work by removing a blasphemous book from its shelves, and sadly many reactionary Christians are responding with foolish lips calling for a boycott, not of the book, but of Sam’s Club! The atheist at the center of the controversy, Brendan Smith, must be laughing all the way to the bank for duping conservatives into opposing a decision...
  • Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to `come out’

    11/26/2011 8:06:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Religious News Service ^ | 11/26/2011 | Kimberly Winston
    The young man in the video pulls in close to his computer camera with the trappings of a typical college dorm room—a loft bed and the clutter of cast-off clothes—piled behind him. Alex Fiorentini isn’t talking about girls, beer or football. Instead, it’s a coming-out moment of sorts. “Is it acceptable to the majority of the population to be an atheist?” he asks the camera. “Nope. Are all of your friends going to accept you as an atheist? Probably not all of them. And yeah, those things are gonna suck. But the real question is, ‘Is it OK to be...
  • Cross Removed From San Antonio Tower

    11/24/2011 1:05:28 PM PST · by Ranald S. MacKenzie · 45 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | November 23, 2011 | Brittany Smith
    Cross Removed From San Antonio Tower By Brittany Smith | Christian Post Reporter It was a small cross, but it has created a big debate in San Antonio. The “Torre de Esperanza,” or Tower of Hope, stands close to the entrance of Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The tower’s private owners put a small cross on the structure consistent with its Spanish mission-style design. They also allowed the school to put its seal on the structure. The cross, however, was recently removed. The ACLU of Texas said the developer of the tower, Ralph Lampman of the VTLM Group, ordered the crosses...
  • Hear Evolutionists/Atheists Themselves on Evil & Ethics (like Rape for Instance)

    11/21/2011 9:46:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 89 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 11-21-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    A new audio added to my mix of videos in regards to evolutionary ethics and rape. Richard Dawkins in an honest moment.
  • Tebow, Palin & the Logic of Thanksgiving-The Secret Perversion of Tim & Sarah's Hateful Critics

    11/20/2011 11:40:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 20, 2011 | Kelly O'Connell
    Shall we unveil the 700-pound Tasmanian devil in the room? The chief reason the average crank hates Tim Tebow & Sarah Palin is because both are open and unapologetic Christians. Although typical anti-American bigots are loathe to admit this fact, it is transparently true. Further, it is the essential values and characteristics of authentic Christianity which most of these non-believers find highly objectionable. This same anti-religious bigotry now threatens to atomize America’s once nearly impregnable foundations. Currently, atheism is more esteemed than American Idol contestants. Meanwhile, atheists pour out disdain against Christians like so many Mothers Against Drunk Drivers. For...
  • More Than 9 in 10 Americans Continue to Believe in God

    11/19/2011 2:05:51 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 60 replies
    Gallop ^ | June 3, 2011 | Frank Newport
    More than 9 in 10 Americans still say "yes" when asked the basic question "Do you believe in God?"
  • After 12 years of praying with kids at flagpole, pastor says offended atheists won’t stop him

    11/05/2011 12:50:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Beliefnet ^ | November 4, 2011 | Rob Kerby
    Can a Wisconsin atheist group keep a Florida preacher from meeting with local kids who want to pray at their school’s flagpole before classes begin?Students praying in Fort Myers, Florida School Attorney Bruce Bickner for the Clay County School Board says the atheists can, indeed – that their threat of an expensive lawsuit means the kids need to stop praying. It seems the Madison, Wisc.-based Freedom from Religion Foundation is offended that for more than 12 years, Pastor Ron Baker of the nearby Russell Baptist Church, has showed up once a week at four different local elementary schools and prayed...
  • Tea Party Taboo: The Atheism of Ayn Rand

    10/31/2011 5:32:30 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 67 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 31, 2011 | Walter Hudson
    Is the Tea Party on a mission from God? Or are its principles applicable to the religious and the non-religious alike?
  • A little quiz for Richard Dawkins, super-duper Scripture scholar

    10/29/2011 3:42:51 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 29, 2011 | Carl Olson
    You may have heard that the illustrious Scripture scholar, Richard Dawkins (also known in some circles as Richard Dawkins, bedazzling philosopher, ahem), recently pronounced the following finding, based on years of, well, being a humility-challenged atheist:"Jesus was a great moral teacher," Dawkins said. "Somebody as intelligent as Jesus would have been an atheist if he had known what we know today."That's surely debatable, especially since it's not evident in the least that the sinless Son of God would be willing to sacrifice his perfect humility for a pot of prideful porridge made by the preening professor (Quick! Say that ten...
  • Richard Dawkins: "Jesus Would Have Been An Atheist If He Had Known What We Know Today"

    Man, Dawkins surely outdid himself this time. Yea, if only Jesus Christ in his all-powerful and all-knowing state 2,000 years ago would have grasped what Richard Dawkins and his fellow enlightened post-modernists knew today, by golly, he would have denied Himself and His Father on the spot. Meglomania has never had such a tough opponent.
  • Socialism, Communism and Cultural Marxism: Spiritual Diseases of Our Time

    10/22/2011 1:58:37 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 33 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 22, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    "In 1919, Georg Lukacs became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun regime in Hungary. He immediately set plans in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. Reasoning that if Christian sexual ethics could be undermined among children, then both the hated (traditional) family and the Church would be dealt a crippling blow, Lukacs launched a radical sex education program in the schools. Sex lectures were organized and literature handed out which graphically instructed youth in free love (promiscuity) and sexual intercourse while simultaneously encouraging them to deride and reject Christian moral ethics, monogamy, and parental and church authority. All...
  • Franky Schaeffer Derides Christianity as “Stupid”

    10/07/2011 1:10:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Institute on Religion and Democracy ^ | 10/07/2011 | Kristin Rudolph
    Once a self-identified founding member of the American “religious right,” Franky Schaeffer now says that “religion is dumb” and “man made.” Although Schaeffer grew up among some of the most influential evangelicals of the twentieth century, and worked as one of them during much of his adult life, he now believes the Bible is a fraud and that Christianity teaches “misogynistic” practices. Schaeffer, the son of the late evangelical theologian, philosopher, and founder of the L’Abri Fellowship, Francis Schaeffer, discussed his newest book at the Kansas City Public Library on September 27, 2011. His recent book, Sex, Mom, and God:...
  • The War Against Christianity in America

    10/03/2011 10:29:41 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 38 replies
    New American ^ | 10-03-11 | SAM BLUMENFELD
    The origin of the war against Christianity in the United States can be traced back to the early days of the public school movement when Unitarians, Owenite socialists and atheists, and Hegelian pantheists vehemently rejected the God-centered worldview of the Founding Fathers and sought to secularize education and substitute salvation through scientific education than by salvation through Christ . However, it wasn’t until the turn of the last century and the rise of the progressive education movement that the war in America took on the militancy which characterizes it today. The progressives were, for the most part, members of the...
  • Imagine There's No God.....Only Evolution

    10/03/2011 5:29:32 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 418 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sept. 13, 2011 | Linda Kimball
    Karl Popper (1902-1994) was a British philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics. Because he is regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century, what Popper had to say about Darwinism is of utmost importance to the desperate political struggle fought between creationists and methodological and ontological naturalists. This is because the America of the Founding generation is firmly grounded in the Genesis account of creation, Old and New Testament morality and Christian theism, yet the original meaning and intent of U.S. law — as now controlled and defined by anti-God naturalism...
  • Rising Atheism In America Puts 'Religious Right On The Defensive' [12%-20% Atheists!]

    10/02/2011 3:57:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 2+ views
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 01, 2011 | Paul Harris
    Rising Atheism In America Puts 'Religious Right On The Defensive' High profile of faith-based politicians such as Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry masks a steady growth in secularism Paul Harris in New York 1 October 2011 About 400 people are preparing to gather for a conference in Hartford, Connecticut, to promote the end of religion in the US and their vision of a secular future for the country. Those travelling to the meeting will pass two huge roadside billboards displaying quotes from two of the country's most famous non-believers: Katharine Hepburn and Mark Twain. "Faith is believing what you know...
  • The Magic of Reality

    10/02/2011 2:30:28 PM PDT · by Eva · 5 replies
    Financial Times ^ | September 30, 2011 | Review by Neville Hawcock
    “Give me the child,” the Jesuit maxim is supposed to have run, “and I will give you the man”. But not if Richard Dawkins gets there first. The arch-atheist’s new book, The Magic of Reality, is designed to inoculate tender minds once and for all against the supernatural and its apologists. Actually, not just tender minds. While it’s aimed at children of 10 and up, the text is persuasive whatever one’s age. After all, Dawkins is a populariser as well as a proselytiser; his argument, beautifully complemented here by Dave McKean’s copious illustrations, has wonderful clarity.
  • Politics and the bugnut Christians

    10/02/2011 7:00:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 2, 2011 | By Penn Jillette
    Because I wrote a book with "Atheist" in the subtitle and I go on political TV shows to hawk that book, well-groomed meat puppets frequently ask me why politicians like Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are saying bugnutty Christian stuff. I have an idea why these politicians have gone all religious, but I haven't found a way to explain it in a sound bite, which is why I'm writing this. I think the whole problem comes down to the word "Christian" and what it has come to mean in my lifetime. Christian used to be a throwaway word. People didn't...
  • THE GOD HATERS: New Book By Former Indiana Legislator

    09/29/2011 4:45:37 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies
    Email Message ^ | September 29, 2011 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Go to www.thegodhaters.com to order the e-Book. Christian Apologist Publishes his 14th Book! Don Boys, Ph.D. recently published The God-Haters: Angry Atheists, Shallow Scholars, Silly Scientists, Pagan Preachers, and Embattled Evolutionists Declare War on Christians! Boys re-read books by the famous atheists of the past then read the writings of the crop of New Atheists who have declared war upon Christians, Christ, and the Church–mainly Dawkins, Hitchens, Dennett, Harris and Company known as the Four Horsemen of New Atheism. The author declares that the atheists’ books are filled with mistakes, mishmash, and misinformation. He said, “Every time I finished one...
  • ‘Atheism is cool,’ says Archbishop of Canterbury (why church finds it hard to convey its message)

    09/28/2011 1:36:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/28/2011 | Hemant Mehta
    Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams thinks “atheism is cool” and that’s made it difficult for his church to convey its message. Well, he’s right that there’s been a recent surge in the popularity of atheism, but that’s not the reason the church isn’t growing. Think back to the “cool” people you know in high school. They were the ones willing to say what no one else was saying, the people who always maintained a certain level of confidence, the people who didn’t care what you thought because it just didn’t matter. That’s the position a lot of young atheists are...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: DIVINI REDEMPTORIS, 09-28-11

    09/28/2011 9:44:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Catholic\Reference.net ^ | 09-28-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):DIVINI REDEMPTORIS Encyclical letter of Pope Pius XI, published in 1937, condemning atheistic Communism and identifying its principal errors: dialectical materialism, utopian messianism, progress through class conflict, denial of personal liberty, and the negation of all human rights. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Is atheism linked to autism? Controversial study points to relationship between the two

    09/21/2011 9:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20th September 2011
    People with 'mild' forms of autism are more likely to be atheists, according to a controversial new study — and more likely to shun organized religion in general. The study, which looked at posts on autism forums, focused on people with high-functioning autism such as Asperger's. The study, from University of Boston, speculates that common autistic spectrum behaviors such as 'a preference for logical beliefs' and a distrust of metaphor and figures of speech, could be responsible. The study authors, Catherine Caldwell-Harris and Patrick MacNamara studied discussions by 192 different posters on an autism website. They also looked at a...
  • Christopher Hitchens: An Atheist’s Gift To Sarah Palin

    09/09/2011 5:04:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | September 9, 2011 | Michael Moriarity
    Odd how many Americans can agree with Christopher Hitchens on many issues, i.e. his rage at Henry Kissinger. I sympathize totally with such disgust. The Hitchens contempt for the Tea Party, however, is the grandest dividing line, largely due to the tea Party’s fervent belief in God and its faith in Sarah Palin whom Hitchens repeatedly heaps fear and loathing on. Hitchens, however, warns the world to not patronize Sarah Palin! He points out that his favorite film on American Presidential politics is Gore Vidal’s The Best Man. With an almost bottomless irony of ironies, he further adds that at...
  • One God or Many

    09/05/2011 11:15:44 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | September 5, 2011 | Burt Prelutsky
    Sometimes you can focus so hard on a single tree, you lose sight of the forest. For instance, every sane person, which automatically excludes leftists, realizes that we can easily un-elect Barack Obama next year. But we should not lose sight of the fact that we will simultaneously be sending Hillary Clinton, Cass Sunstein, Timothy Geithner, Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Jeffrey Immelt, Jay Carney, Valerie Jarrett and Joe Biden, back where they came from. That should certainly provide all Republicans, no matter which candidate they happen to support at the moment, with plenty of incentive to vote for our ultimate...
  • A Plea to Atheists: Pedophilia is next on the Slippery Slope; Let us turn back before it's too late

    08/31/2011 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 14 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/31/'11 | Rabbi Moshe Averick
    It is axiomatic that in the world of the atheist there is neither morality nor immorality, only amorality. This is often misunderstood to mean that atheists have no values. That conclusion would clearly be erroneous. To associate atheism with amorality is not to say that atheists have no values, they certainly do; amorality is a commentary, not on the existence of values, but on the significance of those values. Since in the atheistic worldview we are nothing more than upright walking primates, our value systems have no more significance than those of our jungle dwelling relatives. In the Darwinian view,...
  • Christian Philosopher William Lane Craig Is Ready to Debate, but Finds Few Challengers

    08/21/2011 7:55:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/2011 | Lauren Green
    American Evangelical theologian William Lane Craig is ready to debate the rationality of faith during his U.K tour this fall, but it appears that some atheist philosophers are running shy of the challenge. This month president of the British Humanist Association, Polly Toynbee, pulled out of an agreed debate at London’s Westminster Central Hall in October, saying she “hadn’t realized the nature of Mr. Lane Craig’s debating style.” Lane Craig, who is a professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, Calif., and author of 30 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, is no stranger to the...
  • Lessons In Apologetics #8: Atheism

    08/20/2011 7:53:41 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    If the Christian has no assurance that God will triumph from the way the world appears to be going, one would be better off hedging one’s bets by siding with the Devil or sitting the whole thing out all together. There are those that attempt to do just that. Atheism is the worldview that believes that God does not exist. Those embracing this perspective tend to do so over both objective and existential reasons. Those claiming to embrace Atheism for objective reasons often concentrate their attacks on the more scientific approaches to the existence of God such as the cosmological...
  • Army approves atheism-themed concert at Fort Bragg

    08/08/2011 9:26:40 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 12:51 PM EDT | TOM BREEN
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A concert event organized by atheist, agnostic and other non-theist soldiers has been cleared by the Army to take place next spring at Fort Bragg, concert organizers and a spokesman for the post said Monday. Organizers planned to hold the Rock Beyond Belief event this year, but they canceled after saying Bragg leadership was not providing the same support it gave to an evangelical Christian concert last fall. Supporters hailed the Army's decision
  • Dyspepsia and American Atheism

    08/01/2011 4:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2011 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then there is a lawsuit that really defines the desperation of a failing social movement. The recent decision of one of America’s most intolerant religious organizations, American Atheists, provides a prime example. This group of anti-Christian zealots has filed a lawsuit they will surely lose. But they will suffer an even more resounding defeat in the court of public opinion. Put simply, the lawsuit will demonstrate that atheism is largely the result of emotional inferiority rather than intellectual superiority. If you think my claims are over-stated, just read the following excerpt from their civil (actually it is...
  • ‘The Ledge’ keeps audience on edge with atheist hero [video] (and evil Christian villian)

    07/21/2011 11:26:09 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 60 replies
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 7-14-2011 | KIMBERLY WINSTON
    In the new film "The Ledge," a man perches high above the city, ready to jump to save the woman he loves. As storylines go, perhaps it’s not the most original. But what is unusual about this film, said writer-director Matthew Chapman, is that its hero is an atheist, set aloft to illustrate two themes close to Chapman’s heart. "Religious intolerance is a very bad thing," he said as the film opened last week in New York and Los Angeles. "It is possible to be good without God." The film tells of a love triangle between Gavin, an atheist, and...