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  • Irrational Disbelief: The Hypocrisy of Scientific Atheism

    03/01/2015 6:17:28 AM PST · by Popman · 14 replies
    Crisi magazine ^ | OCTOBER 9, 2014 | DUSTY GATES
    Somewhere along the line of modern history, the idea has taken root, spread, and become commonly held among seculars that religious people hold to a Faith that is separate from, and at odds with, natural reason. Modern science, following the lead of modern philosophy and modern secularized religion, has fallen for the heretical notion that there are two separate tracks of history: a material track, which many assume to be the true one and to which many attach all their trust, and the spiritual one, which is reduced by many to mere fantasy; a delusion held by believers to bring...
  • 11 SiIlly Things That Some Atheists Say

    02/28/2015 8:40:57 AM PST · by Heartlander · 69 replies
    Historical Jesus Studies ^ | Feb 27, 2015 | James Bishop
    11 silly things that some atheists say. February 27, 2015 · by James Bishop · in Articles, Atheism. · Introduction: The atheist that this blog article is briefly referring to is the fundamentalist head-in-the-sand, fingers-in-their-ears type, which contrary to atheism makes up the majority of the religion hating New Atheists. My last point, point 11, addresses Stephen Hawking but I want to make it clear that I do not view him as a fundamentalist atheist like Richard Dawkins, or Sam Harris would be. Although I, alongside many, disagree with Hawking and his conclusions, I don’t take anything away from his...
  • Bangladeshis Protest After Atheist Writer Avijit Roy Hacked To Death

    02/27/2015 12:09:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian(UK) ^ | February 27, 2015
    Bangladeshis Protest After Atheist Writer Avijit Roy Hacked To Death Hundreds rally against fundamentalism in Dhaka as Islamists claim responsibility for murder of prominent US-Bangladeshi blogger Bangladeshi secular activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the murder of Avijit Roy, founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site. He had received death threats from Islamists before arriving in the country. Saad Hammadi in Dakha and Mark Tran Friday 27 February 2015 Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of Dhaka in protest at the murder of a prominent secular American blogger of Bangladeshi origin who was hacked to death...
  • World Christianity by the numbers (Islam now surpasses Catholic Church)

    02/27/2015 6:30:05 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | February 25, 2015 | George Weigel
    The annual “Status of Global Christianity” survey published by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research is a cornucopia of numbers: some are encouraging; others are discouraging; many of them are important for grasping the nature of this particular moment in Christian history. This year’s survey works from a baseline of 1900 A.D., and makes projections out to 2050. Within that century and a half there’s some good news about the global human condition that ought to be kept in mind when remembering the bad news of the 20th century and the early 21st. For example: in 1900, 27.6 percent...
  • If an atheist kills some Muslims over a parking space, why is it still my fault?

    02/18/2015 6:17:15 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | February 18, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    By now, the reader has surely heard about the murder last week of three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill by Craig Stephen Hicks, a local resident. Because the killer is a gun-owning white male with a rather unshaven appearance, the immediate assumption made before the facts of the case began to come out, even by many conservatives, was that Hicks must be a right-wing Christian Tea Partier who killed the students because they were Muslim. The reason for this assumption is because this is the "narrative" that the news media have trained Americans to...
  • The Most Common Type of American Terrorist Is a White Man With a Weapon and a Grudge

    02/12/2015 9:02:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    thenation ^ | Feb. 11, 2015 | Michelle Goldberg
    Yesterday, an outspoken white atheist murdered three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We dont yet know for sure whether this was a hate crime or whether the killer, Craig Stephen Hicks, had some other motivation; police have said the crime may have grown out of a dispute over parking. We do know that had Hicks been a Muslim and his victims atheists, few would be waiting for all the facts to come in before declaring him a terrorist. We know that there would be the usual calls for other Muslims to condemn the killings, coupled with the usual...
  • Student Utters God Bless America at Morning AnnouncementsAnd Now Hes Getting Punished For It

    02/11/2015 3:54:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | february 11, 2015 | nicholas kurch
    On February 9th, Floridas Yulee High School brought the hammer down on a student who offended some of his fellow classmates. The student was reprimanded for his actions after reading the morning announcements over the schools intercom. Why? Upon finishing the announcements, the student added, God Bless America. Two atheist students took offense to the statement. Aschool spokesperson for the Nassau County School District said that the student had gone off script and was being reprimanded: It wasnt part of the scripted morning announcements, district spokesperson Sharyl Wood said. The principal took the appropriate steps in speaking with the student...
  • VIDEO: Chapel Hill Shooting - Is it "Terrorism"?

    02/11/2015 1:25:14 PM PST · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 02/11/15 | Steven Crowder
    Religion is not the cause of all wars and violence. Evil is. Before you wade into the medias non-stop conjecture, watch this video.
  • Killer of 3 UNC-Chapel Hill Muslim Students Was Hardcore Anti-Religion Atheist Progressive

    02/11/2015 7:56:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | February 11, 2015 | Patrick Poole
    A horrific act of domestic terror was committed yesterday in Chapel Hill, NC, as three Muslim students were apparently targeted by a deranged anti-religion progressive. The News & Observer reports: Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont just south of N.C. 54.Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salhas sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19,...
  • Resurrecting Supernaturalism

    02/11/2015 7:50:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Mike Adams
    The other day an old friend of mine said the following: I believe in Christianity except for the part about the resurrection. We all know that didnt happen. The New Testament may say Jesus arose from the dead. But that was probably due to corruption of the early manuscripts. When you hear a quote like that you might assume it comes from reading The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. More likely, it comes from unwillingness to part ways with philosophical naturalism. In other words, it is not a surface factual problem. It is a deeper worldview problem. The problem,...
  • PROGRESSIVE ATHEIST KILLS 3 MUSLIM STUDENTS, MEDIA IGNORES

    02/11/2015 7:34:17 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 31 replies
    DailyCaller.Com ^ | 02/11/2015 | DEREK HUNTER
    PROGRESSIVE ATHEIST KILLS 3 MUSLIM STUDENTS, MEDIA IGNORES By DEREK HUNTER, Feb 11, 2015 Three Muslim students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were tragically murdered by a crazed progressive atheist, and the mainstream media is ignoring that fact. The victims, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19, were shot and killed by Craig Stephen Hicks, 46. The New York Times reported on the murders and mentioned Hicks atheism, but not his politics. CNN did the same, as did The Washington Post. Yet even a passive look...
  • Chapel Hill police arrest man in triple homicide (NC)

    02/11/2015 4:47:57 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 18 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | TAMMY GRUBB
    CHAPEL HILL Police charged a Chapel Hill man Wednesday with first-degree murder in the deaths of three Muslim students in a quiet neighborhood near Meadowmont just south of N.C. 54. Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, is being held in the Durham County Jail on three counts of first-degree murder. Hicks is accused of shooting his Finley Forest neighbors, Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and his wife Yusor Abu-Salha, 21, and Abu-Salhas sister, Razan Abu-Salha, 19, of Raleigh. Barakat was a doctoral student in UNC-Chapel Hills School of Dentistry. The sisters were N.C. State University students. Chapel Hill police found all three...
  • Creation Conversion: From Atheist to Creationist

    02/09/2015 7:50:21 AM PST · by fishtank · 17 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Feb. 2015 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Creation Conversion: From Atheist to Creationist by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * I have always loved science, partly due to the influence of my engineer father, who was heavily involved in research and development. While growing up, my free-time diet consisted of Mr. Wizard, Disney nature films, and doing science experiments. At Wayne State University, where I earned my bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees, I was exposed to evolution. Influenced by my atheist father and my professors, I accepted this worldview, as did most of my peers. We also accepted the atheist philosophy that came with it. The university invited a...
  • What God Might Say to Atheist Stephen Fry

    02/07/2015 6:09:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michael Brown
    Outspoken British atheist Stephen Fry was recently asked what he would say to God if such a being really existed and he encountered him/her/it after death. His reply was passionate, eloquent, defiant, and irreverent. I wonder what God might say to him. How would the Creator respond to being characterized by a mere mortal as utterly evil . . . capricious, mean-minded, stupid and monstrous, among other choice descriptions? The first error made by Fry was assuming he would be able to speak at all in Gods presence, having no idea that he would suddenly encounter perfect purity, unimaginable love,...
  • Atheists Steal Rights From God

    02/06/2015 11:46:54 AM PST · by xzins · 32 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2/6/2015 | Frank Turek
    Atheist Richard Dawkins has declared, "The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind pitiless indifference. ... DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is, and we dance to its music." But Dawkins doesn't act like he actually believes that. He recently affirmed a woman has the right to choose an abortion and asserted that it would be "immoral" to give birth to a baby with Down syndrome. According to Dawkins, the "right to choose" is a good thing and...
  • Sociologists: 'Christianophobia,' Anti-Christian Hostility Infects Powerful Elite Subculture

    01/30/2015 8:11:28 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 12 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 1/29/2015 | NAPP NAZWORTH
    A small, but elite group of Americans demonstrate signs of anti-Christian hostility, sociologists David Williamson and George Yancey claim in their new book, So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? In an email interview with The Christian Post, Yancey, professor of sociology at the University of North Texas, explained that Christians are fortunate in one sense, because those with anti-Christian hostility are small in number; but in another sense, they should be concerned, because those with "Christianophobia" tend to be powerful elites with influence in certain important areas, such as higher education. The data...
  • Newsboys Co-Founder: I'm Now an Atheist, Richard Dawkins' Had an Influence

    01/30/2015 7:20:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/30/2015 | Samuel Smith
    The co-founder and former guitarist of the popular world-famous Christian rock band the Newsboys has officially renounced his Christian faith and is calling members of the current version of the band hypocrites. George Perdikis, who founded the chart-topping Christian band in 1985 with his friend Peter Furler, wrote an op-ed on Wednesday published by the website Patheos explaining how he transformed from a guitarist in one of the most popular Christian rock bands of all-time to a cosmology-enthused atheist. "I always felt uncomfortable with the strict rules imposed by Christianity. All I wanted to do was play rock and roll,"...
  • Why Evil Disproves Atheism

    01/17/2015 6:20:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/17/2015 | Frank Turek
    As Islamists continue to kill innocents, they provide more fuel for the oft-made atheist claim that religion is evil. Atheist Richard Dawkins condemned the recent attacks in France by tweeting, "No, all religions are NOT equally violent. Some have never been violent, some gave it up centuries ago. One religion conspicuously didn't." Dawkins is right that some religions and religious people have consistently perpetrated evil. Atheists often use this fact to support atheism. However, the existence of evil turns out to be a bigger problem for atheists to explain than for theists. The kind of evil Dawkins and the rest...
  • Bill Maher On Charlie Hebdo: All Religions Are 'Stupid and Dangerous' [Video]

    01/09/2015 9:29:39 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 101 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1/8/2015 | Staff
    Bill Maher stunned his liberal-friendly audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday night with his most recent comments on the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, demonizing religious extremists and religion in general, true to form for the outspoken and controversial comedian and host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. Maher was on Jimmy Kimmel Live the night of the attacks in Paris that killed 12, and he had plenty to say about liberalism, freedom of speech, and religion, particularly the Muslim religion, which he has come out against in the past, drawing the ire of his fellow liberals and accusations...
  • 'How Jesus Became God': Skeptic scholar asks why it matters

    01/06/2015 2:57:33 AM PST · by Faith Presses On · 112 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1/04/15 | Rebecca I. Denova
    For believing Christians, the identity of Jesus was announced at the Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451): Jesus was always divine and human simultaneously. How did this work? Very simply, its a mystery. But a fuller explanation of how a peasant became God is the subject of Bart Ehrmans latest book, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher From Galilee, and the subject of contentious debate among scholars. Several colleagues published a response titled How God Became Jesus. Mr. Ehrman, a professor at the University of North Carolina, is a popular speaker on the evolution of Christian theology...
  • Self-Declared Jewish Atheist Behind Controversial I Met God, Shes Black T-Shirt

    01/04/2015 3:42:22 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 48 replies
    A self-described Jewish atheist named Dylan Chenfeld is behind the I Met God, Shes Black t-shirts that have recently been sported on major celebrities, The Huffington Post reported on Saturday.
  • My horrible right-wing past: Confessions of a one-time religious right icon (barfalert needed?)

    12/29/2014 9:25:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Salon ^ | Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 06:58 AM EST | Frank Schaeffer
    I am a white, privileged, well-off, 61-year-old former Republican religious right-wing activist who changed his mind about religion and politics long ago. The New York Times profiled my change of heart saying that to my former friends Im considered a traitorous prince since my religious-right family was once thought of as evangelical royalty. You see, only in the Mafia, the British Royal family and big time American religion is a nepotistic rise to power seen as normal. And I was good at it. And I hated it while hypocritically profiting from ituntil, that is, in the mid-1980s, I quit. These...
  • How God turns a French atheist into a Christian theologian

    12/24/2014 11:18:31 PM PST · by redleghunter · 24 replies
    TheoloGUI ^ | Guillaume Bignon
    A number of people lately have been intrigued to meet a French theologian, and have asked me to tell them the story of how I, a French atheist, became a Christian scholar. Even the theologians and apologists I met recently at the ETS Conference in Baltimore (where by Gods grace I was delivering my first scholarly paper) seemed to care (understandably) more about my conversion from atheism than my immediate theology paper! Therefore, it seemed fitting to type it up properly, to have a clean telling of that story of God breaking into my life, ready to be shared with...
  • Religion Without God: Impulse to hold a church service despite a hesitant or nonexistent faith

    12/26/2014 7:00:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/26/2014 | T.M. Luhrmann
    THIS Christmas our family will go to church. The service is held in a beautiful old church in the charming town of Walpole, N.H., just over the border from Vermont. The Lords Prayer hangs on the wall behind the sanctuary. A lectern rises above the nave to let the pastor look down on his flock. The pews and the side stalls have the stern, pure lineaments suited to the Colonial congregation that once came to church to face God. Except that this church is Unitarian. Unitarianism emerged in early modern Europe from those who rejected a Trinitarian theology in preference...
  • NY Times Christmas Day Op-ed Page: No Believers, Two Atheists

    12/25/2014 7:26:34 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Couldn't the New York Times put aside its hostility to traditional religion on Christmas Day and feature a column by a believing Christian? No, it couidn't. Instead, believers who blunder onto the online op-ed page today are hit with a lead column entitled "Religion Without God." And just in case you didn't get the message, there's a second column called "An Atheists Christmas Dream."
  • Ex-Pastor Who Took Yearlong Break From Faith Asks 'Why Do I Need Religion to Love?'

    12/23/2014 3:57:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/23/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    Ryan Bell, an ex-pastor who quit his faith in God for a year following his resignation from the Hollywood Adventist Church and a divorce from his wife of 17 years, is set to decide New Year's Day whether he will remain a believer or become an atheist. While he has distanced himself from zealous atheists, Bell expressed a desire to be "good" without submitting to boundaries. Nearing the end of his yearlong embrace of non-theism, Bell told the LA Times that leaving the faith has allowed him to see "both sides of the coin." The former Fuller Seminary and Azusa...
  • Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

    12/23/2014 4:50:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | December 20, 2014 | Daniel Burke
    What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do? Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, that might have been a disastrous idea. But in our own more enlightened age, we're perfectly capable of crowdsourcing our own commandments -- or, at least, that's what a new project would have us believe.
  • The Science of Eugenics: Americas Moral Detour

    12/23/2014 9:39:35 AM PST · by wagglebee · 33 replies
    Journal of the American Physicians and Surgeons ^ | Winter, 2014 | Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.
    When most people think of eugenics, they think of the unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler and Dr. Josef Mengele. But history tells us that some of Americas best and brightest promoted eugenics as settled science and necessary for the preservation of society. Within 100 years, our deep thinkers went from declaring that in our new country all men are created equal to espousing the idea that some animals men are more equal than others.1 Eugenics was popularized in the in the United States in the 1890s. High school and college textbooks from the 1920s through the 1940s often had chapters...
  • Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten, & Shot By a Corrupt SWAT Team who Lied to Get the Raid

    12/21/2014 5:02:41 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 45 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | Dec 18, 2014 | Matt Agorist
    Houston, TX A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover up their mistake by charging the victim, Chad Chadwick, with six criminal offenses including felony assault on a police officer. This incident happened in 2011, but it has taken Chadwick three years and his entire life savings, to finally beat the charges that he was falsely accused of. Last month, a jury found Chad Chadwick not guilty of interfering with police. With tears in their eyes members of...
  • Military Punishes Chaplain for Referring to the Bible in Suicide-Prevention Seminar

    12/15/2014 5:30:21 AM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 14, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Army has disciplined a military chaplain for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month.A serviceman brought the Judeo-Christian religious content to the attention of an atheist group, which complained about it.Now, the chaplain is fighting back, maintaining he did nothing wrong. The dispute has renewed a debate over the appropriate role of faith in the military.The chaplain, Capt. Joe Lawhorn, conducted the training session on suicide prevention Nov. 20 at the University of North Georgia. During the session, he shared his personal struggles with depression while an Army Ranger.What upset the atheist group is that...
  • Shock prayer: City calls on Allah, Zeus, Satan

    12/13/2014 1:48:08 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12 Dec 14 | Bob Unruh
    An atheist invited to give the opening prayer at a Lake Worth, Florida, City Commission meeting recently called on the wisdom of Satan and declared if almighty Thor is with us, who can ever be against us, a perversion of a New Testament verse. It was not altogether surprising as people with nontraditional beliefs increasingly are demanding their place in the public square. But in this case, a number of city commissioners expressed their opinion of the invocation without saying a word. They got up and walked out. See the incident:Free speech works both ways, Mayor Pam Triolo told...
  • Atheists Push to Remove Language From Constitutions in States Banning Them From Public Office

    12/11/2014 8:34:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | Leonardo Blair
    Although these bans aren't enforceable under federal law, a coalition of atheists are now lobbying to remove language from constitutions in Maryland and six other states that prevent people who do not believe in God from holding public office. Along with Maryland, the constitutions of Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas all bear language prohibiting people who do not believe in God from holding office according to The New York Times. And the Openly Secular coalition wants the language removed. "If it was on the books that Jews couldn't hold public office, or that African-Americans or women...
  • Seven Things Atheists Get Wrong

    12/10/2014 7:43:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/10/2014 | David Marcus
    In a spectacular and telling failure of journalism MSNBC reported recently that Pope Francis broke with Catholic tradition by asserting that the Big Bang theory is real. Instantly, the Internet responded with the name Georges Lemaitre, one of the creators of the Theory of Universal Expansion who also happened to be a Jesuit priest. He is also the first entry on a Google search of Catholic Big Bang. That the MSNBC author did not bother to do one search before making a pronouncement about the faith of a billion people displays abysmal incompetence. But it also reflects very skewed...
  • How ISIS Drives Muslims From Islam [And towards atheism]

    12/08/2014 10:47:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/08/2014 | Thomas Friedman
    THE Islamic State has visibly attracted young Muslims from all over the world to its violent movement to build a caliphate in Iraq and Syria. But heres whats less visible the online backlash against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, by young Muslims declaring their opposition to rule by Islamic law, or Shariah, and even proudly avowing their atheism. Nadia Oweidat, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, who tracks how Arab youths use the Internet, says the phenomenon is mushrooming the brutality of the Islamic State is exacerbating the issue and even pushing...
  • How Narnia and Middle Earth helped an atheist professor find her faith

    11/25/2014 3:50:20 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 25, 2014
    JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA) Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway's Not God's Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journeyI have been reading Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type: an Atheist Academic Lays Down her Arms (Ignatius Press, or Gracewing in the UK). It is always uplifting to read books like this, not in a triumphalist way but because it is a reminder that underneath all the glaring human weaknesses in the Church as an institution, which we all know so well, there are still people out there who are searching for answers to fundamental questions and then finding...
  • Atheist Ed Brayton: Julio Severo is a Brazilian wingnut

    11/24/2014 8:07:20 AM PST · by juliosevero · 4 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Atheist Ed Brayton: Julio Severo is a Brazilian wingnut By Julio Severo Do homosexuality and population control have something in common? If you believe so, then you are a wingnut a label atheist Ed Brayton used against me, Julio Severo, because I am one of these believers. Ed Brayton Yet, I am not the only victim of his attacks. He has also attacked WorldNetDaily, and in a C-SPAN show, he labeled Chuck Norris a moron because Norris said that if Obama were elected in 2012, his socialism would lead America to 1,000 years of darkness. I agree with...
  • Atheist Confession: I like Pope Francis.

    11/23/2014 5:16:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Filipino Freethinkers ^ | November 23, 2014 | Dustin Celestino.
    Im going to say something many of my fellow secularism advocates would probably not appreciate: I like Pope Francis. Why? I like Pope Francis because, in my opinion, he is more liberal than many liberals. American conservatives already hate him for his seemingly liberal position on many issues. Hes so liberal that Sarah Palin is actually taken aback by what she calls his liberal agenda. The Pope is so liberal that writer Damian Thompson, in an article he wrote for The Spectator, had to ask if we were in the early stages of a Catholic civil war. Apparently, even Catholics...
  • God Exists I Can Prove It! Pt. 1

    11/14/2014 9:00:07 PM PST · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Tim Staples' Blog ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tim Staples
    God Exists – I Can Prove It! Pt. 1 As a Catholic apologist, I hear way too many sad stories from parents telling of children gone astray. Little Johnny (or little Janey) went off to college and got ”enlightened” as to the truth about God and science. The refrain is repeated: “Science has disproved the existence of God, mom and dad. All that we know or can know exists is what we see in the material universe and that can be scientifically proven. Any notion of ‘spirit’ or a ‘supreme being’ is based purely on emotion and wishful thinking.”The parents are always devastated and often...
  • Jesuit Philosopher Works to Demonstrate Compatibility of Faith and Science

    11/05/2014 3:34:45 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | November 4, 2014 | Jim Graves
    Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, during a 2010 appearance on "The Larry King Show". Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Ph.D., 62, is president of the Magis Center (www.magiscenter.com), headquartered in the new chancery office of the Diocese of Orange, California. The center’s goal is to demonstrate that faith and reason and science are compatible, and to combat the increasing secularization of society, particularly among young people. Fr. Spitzer was born and reared in Honolulu, Hawaii. His father was an attorney and businessman; he was one of five children. His father was Lutheran; his mother a Catholic and daily communicant. He attended...
  • FROM ATHEIST PROFESSOR TO CATHOLIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. HOLLY ORDWAY

    11/05/2014 8:33:42 AM PST · by NYer · 14 replies
    wordonfire ^ | November 6, 2014 | Brandon Vogt
    Dr. Holly Ordway Growing up, Holly Ordway was convinced God was little more than superstition, completely unsupported by evidence or reason. She later attained a PhD in literature, traveled the country as a competitive fencer, and became a college English professor, none of which left room for God.But one day a smart and respected friend surprisingly revealed he was a Christian. That sent Holly on a search for the truth about God, one that weaved through literature, aesthetics, imagination, and history. It culminated in 2012 when she entered the Catholic Church.Holly recounts her probing journey in a new memoir, Not God's Type:...
  • China: Cracks in the atheist edifice

    11/03/2014 12:52:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Economist ^ | 11/3/2014
    THE coastal city of Wenzhou is sometimes called Chinas Jerusalem. Ringed by mountains and far from the capital, Beijing, it has long been a haven for a religion that Chinas Communist leaders view with deep unease: Christianity. Most cities of its size, with about 9M people, have no more than a dozen or so visibly Christian buildings. Until recently, in Wenzhou, hundreds of crosses decorated church roofs. This year, however, more than 230 have been classed as illegal structures and removed. Videos posted on the internet show crowds of parishioners trying to form a human shield around their churches. Dozens...
  • Egypt minister says Zionism promotes atheism, homosexuality

    11/02/2014 3:52:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 2, 2014, 11:17 pm | Justin Jalil
    Eggypts Religious Endowments Minister accused Zionist forces of promoting atheism and homosexuality in his country. Speaking with Al-Hayat TV, an Evangelical Arabic-language television station, Mohammed Mokhtar Gomaa said colonial Zionist forces support atheists and atheism and finance homosexuals and homosexuality in an effort to fragment Egyptian society. The interview, which took place in September, was published Sunday by MEMRI, a Washington-based Middle Eastern media watchdog group. Gomaa is a cabinet member in the Sissi government, which coordinates closely with Israel on security and economic issues.
  • Satanic Coloring Book Submitted To Florida Schools for Distribution

    10/31/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 21 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/31/14 | Aurelius
    The Satanic Temple of Florida has submitted coloring books and satanic fact sheets to Orange County schools for consideration and possible distribution. The book is filled with satanic imagery, from horned goats to books with eyes and tongues. Here are some of the pictures the satanists hope students will color in the near future:
  • Atheist Group To Distribute Pamphlets In Schools Of Cartoon Bible Sexually Assaulting Women

    10/27/2014 2:57:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 27, 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.
  • 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
    Hes very smart, my childhood best friend, and very faithful in his atheism. When he was 6 he was clever as clever, but now hes 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: Dont proselytize me. 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 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 votedto make the change after hearing public comments and holding a closed meeting on the matter. The move which is frustrating some local residents comes followingcomplaints fromat least two atheist activist groups. As TheBlazepreviously reported, the privately funded sculpture, situated outside Madison County High School inDanielsville, 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 — we’ve seen the Mass of Christ reduced to “Happy 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...