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  • Non-believers taking college campuses by storm

    02/16/2013 2:45:43 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Katherine Don
    In the past few years, the number of affiliated student secular organizations has increased more than threefold This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the Bleedin’ Heathens Blood Drive. On February 12, they will eat cake to celebrate Darwin Day, and earlier this year, they performed “de-baptism” ceremonies to celebrate Blasphemy Day, attended a War on Christmas Party, and set up Hug An Atheist and Ask An Atheist booths in the campus quad. These activities and more are organized by the Illini Secular Student Alliance...
  • ACLU wants Ohio school's Jesus portrait removed; school says picture historically important

    02/07/2013 8:27:54 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7 February 2013 | Dansewell
    CINCINNATI – A portrait of Jesus that hangs prominently in an entranceway at a rural Ohio public school is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and should be removed, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday says. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation say the large portrait at Jackson Middle School unconstitutionally promotes religion. The two groups seek a court order requiring the school to remove the portrait and prohibiting its re-hanging or any substantially similar display in the future.
  • Wilmington churches struck by graffiti vandals

    02/03/2013 4:27:14 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 10 replies
    WCVB-TV ^ | 1/2/2013 | Staff
    Three Wilmington churches were struck by graffiti vandals early Saturday morning, police said. The vandals stenciled the words "brain washed" on statues, exterior walls, doors and stairs, according to the Rev. Philip Early, pastor of Saint Thomas of Villinova and Saint Dorothy's Catholic churches. A nearby Congregational church was also damaged. Early said, "Acting out accomplishes nothing." The graffiti was discovered early Saturday morning as several funerals were about to get underway.
  • The 'New Normal' Christianity?

    10/26/2012 3:39:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 26, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    NBC's sitcom "The New Normal" isn't just trying to remake society for the Gay Left. It's trying to remake Christianity, which is to say, destroy it. For its October 22 episode, "The Godparent Trap," NBC ran promos with the gay character Brian in the confessional, and the priest sneering, "If you're not going to take this seriously, I'm going to go back to playing Angry Birds." As the plot unfolds, we're told Brian was raised Catholic, and as he sits in a pew and looks around at religious pictures, he cracks gay jokes in his mind. He sees the Apostles:...
  • Knifed to table .. Vicar killer’s ‘hate God’ note

    10/06/2012 1:18:16 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2012 | JAMES BEAL
    [UK] THIS is the chilling note that threatens to “kill Christians” left by a drifter weeks before he stabbed a vicar to death. Stephen Farrow, 48, pinned the note to a table with two knives during a burglary. It read: “Be thankful you did not come back or we would have killed you Christian scum. I f****** hate God.” He later knifed Reverend John Suddards, 59, in his vicarage in Thornbury, Gloucs, before carefully positioning a picture of Christ, a Bible, gay porn, condoms and party streamers around his body, a court heard.
  • Tea With Honey But Not in Jerusalem: Abp of Canterbury Makes His Peace With Post-Christian England

    10/02/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Tracey Rowland
    Dr Rowan Williams is retiring as the Archbishop of Canterbury to take up the post of Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His “valedictory” book, Faith in the Public Square, is attracting considerable media interest. I was prompted to buy it after reading Dr William Oddie’s particularly colorful review in the London Catholic Herald. Oddie concluded that the ideas promoted in the book are the sort of impractical nonsense one only hears on Oxbridge high tables and in senior common rooms. I have never met Dr Williams but I once quoted him in a paper I delivered in Italy, a short...
  • My brother the militant atheist (VANITY)

    09/16/2012 8:03:11 PM PDT · by Thorliveshere · 104 replies
    Sept. 16, 2012 | Thorliveshere
    My brother and I have been going back and forth over the last few years, his atheism has really taken a sharp curve into aggravating territory. I got this message from him, and I'm trying to let my anger subside before I respond. I'm curious what you would say:The only two things you should ever worry about getting married to each other are big government and big religion. While many are very vocally opposed to "redefining marriage" (even, though there are more than one definition of marriage if you bother to look in a dictionary) they don't realize that, in...
  • Rush on Chick-fil-A: The target is Christianity

    08/06/2012 1:54:12 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 48 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 6, 2012 | Joe Kovacs
    When it comes to the assault on Chick-fil-A, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the popular restaurant chain is not the real target. It's something more near and dear to the hearts of most Americans, and it deals with their Lord and Savior.PALM BEACH, Fla. – Radio giant Rush Limbaugh says the ongoing national dispute over Chick-fil-A’s stance for biblically based marriage is nothing short of an attack on Christianity as a whole. “Now Christianity has to be banned, and that’s where this is all headed,” Limbaugh said this afternoon on his top-rated program. “All this stuff at Chick-fil-A, the target...
  • Newsweek Seeks former Chick-Fil-A Employee "to spill the beans on life (at) antigay company"

    07/24/2012 6:26:13 PM PDT · by Diago · 97 replies
    Chick-Fil-A came under criticism this month after a report by the organization Equality Matters revealed that the company donated around $2 million to antigay Christian organizations in 2010. “Guilty as charged,” the fast-food chain’s president Dan Cathy said over allegations that his company is antigay (“We are very much supportive of the family—the biblical definition of the family unit.”). So. Here we are. Tumblr, listen up. We’re hoping to find a current or former employee of Chick-Fil-A who might want to spill the beans on life inside the alleged antigay company. If that’s you, or you know someone who might...
  • Anti-bullying icon bullies students with obscenity-laced anti-Christian rant

    04/29/2012 2:02:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Part of the hypocrisy of the "anti-bullying" movement is that the concept of bullying is never defined in a meaningful way. Evidently, bullying is one of those things that is defined by the "victim." Hence, we have the spectacle of the man who created the video "It Gets Better" can speak against the bullying of gay kids, but then turn around and bully kids with Christian beliefs - and get away with it. Fox News: As many as 100 high school students walked out of a national journalism conference after an anti-bullying speaker began cursing, attacked the Bible and reportedly...
  • Secularism in America: Growing American Movement Raises Concerns

    04/24/2012 6:46:30 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 4/20/12 | Chaz Muth
    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Arianne Gasser of Canton, Ohio, is proud to call herself a graduate student at a prestigious Catholic university, and she also is proud to call herself an atheist. The pride she has in her atheist status is part of what inspired her to travel from the Philadelphia area, where she is enrolled at Villanova University, to Washington in March to join thousands of other atheists, agnostics and other nonbelievers for the "Reason Rally," an event that was billed as an assembly to unify secular people nationwide. Carrying a sign that reads, "This is what an atheist looks...
  • 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 ^ | January 25, 2012 | Penny Starr – 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...
  • "What will happen to Catholics and others . . . ?"

    01/08/2012 12:46:11 PM PST · by bkopto · 103 replies
    Mirror of Justice ^ | Jan 2, 2012 | Robert George
    One of my superstar former students, writing about his experience at one of our nation's premier law schools, sent me a note after reading my MOJ post on marriage, religious liberty, and the "grand bargain." Here is the text, with names removed to protect the innocent: I had a first-hand experience with this reality in law school. One of my constitutional law professors taught the section of our course relating to same-sex marriage under the "inevitability" banner. I met with him in office hours later to talk to him about something else, but I brought up a question that I...
  • Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011

    01/03/2012 4:37:26 PM PST · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay Pressure on PayPal Named as Fourth Top Anti-Christian Act of 2011 Commentary by Julio Severo Americans were asked to name the top 10 Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 in the US, and the fourth place was given to the homosexual effort to close PayPal accounts from a list of ten Christian organizations, including me. For a long time I have been under attack from Brazilian gay activists. But this was the first time that an American gay group blacklists me with major Christian groups. Read the full article here: Top Anti-Christian Acts of 2011 Revealed The year 2011 saw plenty...
  • Proof that S.F.’s circumcision ban Is anti-Semitic

    06/03/2011 7:46:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The PJ Tatler ^ | June 3, 2011 | Zombie
    As you may have heard by now, San Francisco will be voting this November on whether or not to ban circumcision in the city. Defenders of the measure say it’s all about “human rights” and “protecting babies” from unnecessary procedures. But critics suspected there was something vaguely anti-Semitic about the whole proposal, since among Jews (and Muslims, as well) circumcising male babies is a religious duty, not just a mistaken medical procedure. Ban proponents insisted their proposal had nothing to do with Jews — really, it’s all about the rights of children. Well, any doubt that they were lying have...
  • Federal Judge Prohibits Prayer at Texas Graduation Ceremony

    06/02/2011 5:48:40 PM PDT · by metmom · 294 replies ^ | June 2, 2011 | By Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has ordered a Texas school district to prohibit public prayer at a high school graduation ceremony. Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery’s order against the Medina Valley Independent School District also forbids students from using specific religious words including “prayer” and “amen.” The ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed by Christa and Danny Schultz. Their son is among those scheduled to participate in Saturday’s graduation ceremony. The judge declared that the Schultz family and their son would “suffer irreparable harm” if anyone prayed at the ceremony. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the school district...
  • Wikipedia: Christophobia Term Is Controversial

    05/10/2011 5:14:23 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | May 11, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    There’s no page for Christophobia on Wikipedia. Uniquely, the “free encyclopedia” feels more comfortable with the milder term, Anti-Christian sentiment. As well, readers are informed: “This article is about negative attitudes towards Christians. For criticism of the doctrines and practices of Christianity, see Criticism of Christianity.” Just in case you didn’t know! Furthermore, the linked “criticism” looks, oddly enough, like anti-Christian mythology masquerading as history. Some would call this an example of Christophobia. The authors (leftwing Democrats in pajamas my guess) also list the United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, and Israel as examples “of anti-Christian sentiment in politics and culture” as...
  • Christopher Hitchens: Don't Trouble 'Deaf Heaven' With Prayers for Me

    04/02/2011 7:04:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 04/01/2011 | Eric Young
    With less than two weeks before “Everybody Pray for Hitchens Day,” cancer-stricken Christopher Hitchens is encouraging believers to hold off on praying for him. “I don’t mean to be churlish about any kind intentions, but when September 20 comes, please do not trouble deaf heaven with your bootless cries,” the atheist author wrote in a first-person article for Vanity Fair’s October 2010 issue. “Unless, of course, it makes you feel better,” he added, echoing a past comment. Last month, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Hitchens said he was well aware of the prayer groups that have formed since...
  • Observer columnist says Pope’s visit reduced Dawkins to ‘a rambling and wild-eyed madman’

    01/02/2011 3:43:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Kevin McKenna’s  review of 2010 in The Observer newspaper includes his assessment of Richard Dawkins behaviour during Pope Benedict’s visit to the UK:‘ The Pope’s visit was great but tinged with sadness because it reduced that once-great biologist Richard Dawkins to a rambling and wild-eyed madman hurling foam-flecked adolescent insults at the Roman holy man. I trust someone is giving the scientist his soup and caramelised biscuits as he recuperates. I even hear of a Richard Dawkins care fund. Could someone forward me the address?’Protect the Pope comment: Couldn’t agree more! It was a relief that the BBC cut away from...

    11/16/2010 10:21:55 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 85 replies · 1+ views
    Did you know that the English-speaking world is in the midst of an Atheistic revival? It is fueled by a small but widely celebrated group of authors and thinkers who call themselves “the Brights”, and who lecture, debate and write best-selling books which have a wide following among young college and University students. These are not your father’s atheists either. They are articulate, impassioned, and effective at the use of the media, and the internet. The “new Atheists” believe that the old atheists were too tolerant of religion, and not aggressive enough in their attacks upon it. To them, religion...
  • Why do I hate God so much? I respond to that question

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

    07/18/2009 10:06:20 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 55 replies · 2,356+ views
    Zenit ^ | 7/5/09 | Fr. John Flynn. LC
    Britain’s Leaders Warn of the Loss of Common Values The decline of Christianity and moral values in general is reaching new lows in Britain. While the number of faithful has been decreasing for some time now, warnings about the situation are starting to come from all quarters. Britain is no longer a Christian nation, affirmed Anglican bishop, Paul Richardson, in an article published Jun. 27 in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. The Anglican prelate was also critical of his fellow bishops for not understanding just how serious the change is in contemporary culture, and for their lack of action in dealing...

    04/08/2009 12:38:00 PM PDT · by chase19 · 13 replies · 747+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 8, 2009 | Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ,
    MUSEUM OF MODERN ART’S EASTER PRESENT: “THE POPE’S TOILET” April 8, 2009 Beginning today through April 13, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is featuring the film, “The Pope’s Toilet.” Shown in Spanish with English subtitles, the movie revolves around a visit by Pope John Paul II to the poor town of Melo, Uruguay, near Brazil. Anticipating the arrival of the pope, townspeople make plans to set up food and drink stands, etc. One of them decides to make money by setting up an outdoor public pay toilet. The film is the work of two Uruguayans: writer Enrique Fernández...
  • Newsweek Editor Welcomes Easter with the 'End of Christian America'

    04/05/2009 8:58:24 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies · 1,656+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 5, 2009 | Tim Graham
    Newsweek editor Jon Meacham welcomed "The End of Christian America," with the arrival of new statistics from a new religious identification study. Even though he later tries to stipulate that his own magazine’s headline is a little overwrought, he’s thrilled that the country is maturing beyond uptight Christian orthodoxy and beyond any Christian claim to insist on social conservatism: While we remain a nation decisively shaped by religious faith, our politics and our culture are, in the main, less influenced by movements and arguments of an explicitly Christian character than they were even five years ago. I think this is...
  • State Bans Prayer at Christian Institutions ( IL )

    03/09/2009 5:27:05 AM PDT · by kellynla · 55 replies · 1,856+ views ^ | March 07, 2009 | staff
    The Illinois High School Association is being challenged on a policy that bans Christian schools from offering a prayer or any religious message over their public address systems when they host association events on their own property. "It is blatantly unconstitutional for public school officials to come into private schools and enforce a policy prohibiting them from expressing what's central to their religious beliefs," said David Cortman, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, or ADF. The ADF wrote this week to association chief Marty Hickman after several private schools complained about the new restrictions. WND left a message...
  • Fundamentalism And Palin (Annie Sullivan swings his purse)

    11/11/2008 1:22:04 PM PST · by pissant · 38 replies · 296+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 11/11/08 | Andrew Loafers Sullivan
    A reader writes: I love to see you grapple with trying to explain this woman and her thought processes. You are Tcs2 missing something obvious though. She believes in the literal truth of the Bible. She believes it informs on matters of science, biology, evolution, physics, cosmology, etc. So if there are multiple creation versions in the Bible what do you do, make up your own reality. If there are contradictions in it, ignore them. Just like you ignore inconvenient facts about day-to-day life. If you BELIEVE the bible is the literal inerrant word of God what do you do?...
  • Anti-religion fervor in 'Religulous' is over the top

    10/03/2008 1:28:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 2,406+ views
    Sandi Dolbee ^ | October 3, 2008 | Sandi Dolbee
    She laughed. I had invited Cheryl Hall to the screening of “Religulous” to get a faith-based reaction to comedian Bill Maher's diatribe on the divine. Hall's credentials: longtime member of the United Methodist Women and faithful San Diego churchgoer whose husband teaches a weekly Bible study class. Surely, she would be offended at roasting religion as if it were a Hollywood has-been. But she laughed. Several times. Her defense: “I think God has a sense of humor.” And then she added: “If his point was to make religion look ridiculous, then he did a very good job.” It did not,...
  • Atheist professor desecrates stolen Host (now know it came from London Oratory & kept with condom)

    08/06/2008 5:57:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 83 replies · 752+ views
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 1, 2008 | Anna Arco
    Priests at the London Oratory have called for prayers of reparation after a consecrated Host was allegedly stolen during High Mass and desecrated by an atheist professor in America. Several priests have celebrated Masses of reparation this week responding to a video posted on the internet of a young man taking the Host and later placing it next to a condom, claiming he was holding it "hostage" inside the prophylactic until the Pope changed his policy on contraception in light of Africa's Aids epidemic. An evening of reparation with Mass and Adoration with prayers, litanies and silent meditation is planned...
  • Minnesota Professor Pledges to Desecrate Eucharist

    07/10/2008 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 228 replies · 514+ views
    Catholic League ^ | 7/10/2008 | n/a
    Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist. He is responding to what happened recently at the University of Central Florida when a student walked out of Mass with the Host, holding it hostage for several days. Myers was angry at the Catholic League for criticizing the student. His post can be accessed from his faculty page on the university’s website. Here is an excerpt of his July 8 post, “It’s a Frackin’ Cracker!”: “Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers?” Myers continued by saying, “if any of...
  • Prof to student: Keep the Faith, lose the grade

    04/14/2008 7:56:23 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 108+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 14, 2008 | WND Staff
    A community college in New York has been presented with a demand letter from the American Center for Law and Justice to halt a professor's classroom practices that allegedly have damaged at least one student – so far. The letter from the ACLJ targets Suffolk County Community College and will be the prelude to a federal lawsuit if the issue isn't resolved, the organization said. At issue is a professor's demand that students "change their own personal viewpoints or state that they are unsure of whether their own personal beliefs are correct" on religious issues, according to the letter. That...
  • Top Seven Acts of Christian Bashing in America of 2007

    01/10/2008 8:28:07 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 117+ views
    Christian Newswire ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2008 | Dr. Gary Cass
    "From murder and intimidation, to the crass and the blasphemous, 2007 was a horrendous year of Christian bashing,” said Dr. Gary L. Cass, Chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. “Anti- Christian sentiments are being fomented in the culture and are becoming more deadly and cynical,” said Cass.
  • The Golden Compass Brings Nietzsche to Narnia: The Philosophical Underpinnings of His Dark Materials

    12/04/2007 8:49:42 AM PST · by NYer · 112 replies · 444+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 4, 2007 | Marc T. Newman, Ph.D.
    When parents look at the beautiful covers adorning the gift-boxed sets of Philip Pullman's fantasy series, His Dark Materials, they might be forgiven for believing that these books follow in the tradition of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. In fact, the publishers are counting on it. The display tables have arrived just in time for Christmas and the release of the screen adaptation of the first volume: The Golden Compass.What Pullman's promoters desperately hope is that parents will not get beyond the colorful covers, which appear to depict nothing more than an...
  • THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE (Hollyweird's new anti-God movie preparing to bomb?)

    12/02/2007 8:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 120+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/2/07 | Sara Stewart
    Is "The Golden Compass" a sinister piece of anti-religious propaganda, designed to convert impressionable young viewers into atheist heathens?
  • Atheism and Amputation - (A new obsession of anti-Christian atheism)

    11/30/2007 7:51:42 AM PST · by xzins · 68 replies · 121+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 28 Nov 07 | Peter Rosenberg
    A national weekly news magazine recently featured a debate between atheist/author Sam Harris and author/pastor Rick Warren ("The Purpose Driven Life"). As part of his debate, Mr. Harris threw down a challenge to prove God's existence by finding a deserving amputee and having 1 billion people pray for God to grow the leg back. In trying to disprove the existence of God, it's unclear why Mr. Harris chooses to focus on amputees growing limbs back rather than looking for a sea to split open or fish and loaves to multiply, and it's equally unclear why Harris specifically asked that it...
  • Teacher's (Anti-Christian) Comments Lead To Complaint

    12/01/2007 7:38:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies · 243+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Friday, November 30, 2007 | JENNIFER KABBANY
    Teacher's comments lead to complaint By: JENNIFER KABBANY - For The Californian TEMECULA -- A Temecula Valley High School student has decided to opt for an independent study program rather than finish out the semester on campus because of her teacher's derogatory comments about Christians, the girl's attorney said Friday. Attorney Bob Tyler said 17-year-old junior Brittney Cowles became very upset Thursday after her creative writing teacher allegedly called local Christian parents "crazy" and "prejudiced" for keeping their children home from school to protest a new state law that some parents contend promotes a homosexual agenda in public schools. The...
  • Hating Christ

    08/06/2007 8:55:49 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 3 replies · 512+ views
    The Omega Letter ^ | 8/1/2007 | Jack Kinsella
    Jack Kinsella - Commentary The Omega Letter Hating Christ . . . I was reading the comments posted by readers of the Huffington Post in response to a column posted by Max Blumenthal about the "Christians United For Israel Tour" Washington summit meeting, hosted by San Antonio pastor John Hagee... The column was entitled, "Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United For Israel Tour." Blumenthal's column fairly dripped with hate for Christians in particular, but reserving some for Jews who collaborate with them. "CUFI has added the grassroots muscle of the Christian right to the already potent Israel lobby. Hagee and...
  • A New Breed of Atheist: The Anti-Theist

    08/02/2007 9:15:56 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 92 replies · 2,230+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 8/2/2007 | Chuck Colson
    Atheism has nearly always been with us in one form or another, but the atheists we’ve been hearing the most from lately—chiefly Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris—are a new breed. Unlike the old-school humanists, the new atheists—or anti-theists, as some of them prefer to be called—don’t want to just deny the existence of God, they want to wipe religion off the map. Christopher Hitchens follows this pattern with his new book, belligerently titled God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. In his first chapter, called “Putting It Mildly,” Hitchens writes, “I will continue to [respect my friends’...
  • How To Outlaw Christianity (Steps 2&3) (Chuck Norris On Atheism Militant Rising In US Alert)

    05/21/2007 12:32:22 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 85 replies · 2,040+ views ^ | 05/21/2007 | Chuck Norris
    C.S. Lewis, the former atheist and famous Oxford scholar, once said "Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning...." There are a myriad of eminent scholars (like Lewis) who understand the folly of atheism. I will list a few others in this second part of my treatise to expose atheists' agenda to ban Christianity from the courts of culture. In my last article I discussed "step 1" of their plan. In this discourse I will address steps 2 & 3. Step two: target...
  • Heaven-sent for the non-believers

    05/18/2007 9:06:58 AM PDT · by Jakarta ex-pat · 171 replies · 2,335+ views
    The ^ | 19/05/07
    ROOT OF ALL EVIL? THE God Delusion - based on Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion - is the best documentary I've ever seen. And, I imagine, will ever see. No jokes. No smart-arse cracks. No witty asides. Dawkins is a scientist and passionate atheist who has produced a stunning, thoroughly researched and expertly executed work that flatly denies the existence of God and illustrates what a destructive force religion is. Even in its mildest form. This provocative and entertaining ride will have some believers coming out the other end as atheists. And every Bible basher, Torah toter and Koran...
  • Religious group attacks religion in U.S. healthcare

    04/25/2007 2:57:26 AM PDT · by Bluestateredman · 48 replies · 1,375+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 04/24/07 | By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
    HomeU.S.BusinessWorldEntertainmentSportsTechPoliticsElectionsScienceHealthMost Popular Secondary Navigation Local News Education Religion Politics Crimes and Trials Search: All News Yahoo! News Only News Photos Video/Audio Advanced -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Religious group attacks religion in U.S. healthcare By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor Tue Apr 24, 6:11 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of religious leaders took on the Catholic Church, the U.S. Supreme Court and the Bush administration on Tuesday with a plea to take religion out of health care in the United States. ADVERTISEMENT They said last week's Supreme Court decision outlawing a certain type of abortion demonstrated that religious belief was interfering...
  • Oxford atheist [Richard Dawkins] ridiculed by Anglican theologian during debate

    04/12/2007 1:27:09 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 82 replies · 2,992+ views
    virtueonline ^ | April 12, 2007 | ENI
    Crusading pro-evolution scientist Richard Dawkins has had his anti-religious claims ridiculed during an Oxford debate with a theologian who once was an atheist like the evolutionist, who is devout in his public denunciations of religion. "Having been an atheist, I discovered religion was in fact an enormously powerful, transformative power for good," said Alister McGrath, Oxford University's professor of Historical Theology. "The claim that the scientific explanation ends everything, ignores fundamental realities. There's a whole range of human experiences, often involving a longing for something beyond us which brings legitimacy to our core notions and philosophical ideas." The 54-year-old Anglican...
  • Protester Burns in Christmas Inferno

    12/27/2006 1:32:38 AM PST · by beaversmom · 28 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 25, 2006 | Michael Medved
    Americans celebrate Christmas in many different ways but in Bakersfield, California, an apparent secular fanatic observed the holiday by dousing himself with flammable liquid and setting himself ablaze. According to press reports, he meant to show his passionate objection to Thursday night’s decision by the Kern High School Board of Trustees to change the name of the winter break to “Christmas vacation” and the spring break to “Easter Vacation.” The protester (the headline proclaimed, “Name Change Sparks Protest”) first set fire to a Christmas tree and several flags, then lit himself to express his displeasure at the Board’s decision. Fire...
  • Ithaca Vandals Destroy Crosses for Christmas

    12/25/2006 9:44:27 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 85 replies · 2,822+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Monday, December 25, 2006
    ITHACA--A long running private Christmas light display was vandalized in the days before Christmas, with the perpetrators singling out the crosses.According to the Ithaca Journal, "vandals cut wires supplying electricity to a large merry Christmas sign and three large crosses that stand 12- to 15-feet tall" on the property of Ithaca resident Bill Lower.Jay Gartlein, who helps Lower put up the decorations, said he found some of the vandals' targets curious."They bypassed other decorations and went out of their way to wreck the crosses,” he said.The Lower property has 300,000 to 400,000 lights on it, most of which were not...
  • Anti-Christian paranoia [no longer just "untrue", Christianity is now "evil"]

    11/21/2006 9:21:25 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 41 replies · 820+ views
    World Magazine ^ | December 02, 2006 | Gene Edward Veith
    Instead of arguing that Christianity is not true, the more popular argument today is that Christianity is evil We Christians need to get something through our heads: Secularists do not like us. This is perfectly understandable. But the case against Christianity has now degenerated into paranoid bigotry. The old argument against Christianity was simply that it is not true. Modern science, evolutionary theory, rational argumentation, and the like were said to disprove the existence of God and the claims of the Bible. But this line of attack does not work well anymore. Postmodernists themselves distrust science and rationality, and they...
  • Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history

    11/20/2006 5:42:11 PM PST · by Lorianne · 40 replies · 1,059+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 21, 2006 | Dinesh D'Souza
    In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, as "End of Faith" author Sam Harris puts it, "the most potent source of human conflict, past and present." Columnist Robert Kuttner gives the familiar litany. "The Crusades slaughtered millions in the name of Jesus. The Inquisition brought the torture and murder of millions more. After Martin Luther, Christians did bloody battle with other Christians for another three centuries." In his bestseller "The God Delusion," Richard Dawkins contends that most of the world's recent conflicts - in the Middle East, in the Balkans, in Northern Ireland, in...
  • Christians kicked off campus at Brown University

    11/18/2006 4:36:21 AM PST · by Man50D · 87 replies · 2,474+ views ^ | November 18, 2006
    A civil rights organization has joined forces with a Christian student group at Brown University in an attempt to find out why the school has banned the Christians from meeting on its campus. "A university that respects its students cannot capriciously suspend student groups," said Greg Lukianoff, the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. "Suspension of any student group is a serious matter and should be accompanied by a serious explanation. Yet Brown has consistently skirted questions about the suspension, calling into question both the university's motives and the legitimacy of the punishment." FIRE said the members...
  • A Dissent: The Case Against Faith

    11/10/2006 5:53:21 AM PST · by presidio9 · 60 replies · 1,425+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 11/13/06 | Sam Harris
    Despite a full century of scientific insights attesting to the antiquity of life and the greater antiquity of the Earth, more than half the American population believes that the entire cosmos was created 6,000 years ago. This is, incidentally, about a thousand years after the Sumerians invented glue. Those with the power to elect presidents and congressmen?and many who themselves get elected?believe that dinosaurs lived two by two upon Noah's Ark, that light from distant galaxies was created en route to the Earth and that the first members of our species were fashioned out of dirt and divine breath, in...
  • The God Delusion: David Quinn & Richard Dawkins debate (Transcript Here)

    10/28/2006 7:47:16 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 167 replies · 11,241+ views
    Home The God Delusion: David Quinn & Richard Dawkins debate    THE RYAN TUBRIDY SHOW Now, this morning, we are asking, what’s wrong with religion? That’s just one of the questions raised in a new book called, The God Delusion. We’re going to talk to its author — the man who’s been dubbed the world’s most famous, out of the closet, living atheist — Richard Dawkins. Ryan Tubridy Richard Dawkins David Quinn Ryan Tubridy: Richard, good morning to you Richard Dawkins: Good morning. Tubridy: It’s nice to talk to you again. We spoke before once on the similar subject...
  • The New Atheists: Researchers Crusade against American Fundamentalists (EuroPress Alert)

    10/28/2006 8:46:36 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 198 replies · 2,002+ views
    Der Spiegel Online ^ | October 26, 2006 | Jörg Blech
    In the United States, atheists are becoming an ostracized minority. But now evolutionary biologists are trying to turn the tables: According to their argument, religion is the source of evil. Morals and selflessness are not God-given - they are the result of evolution. When Richard Dawkins, a zoologist at Oxford University, steps up to the altar he seems visibly pleased to see the pews in the church fully occupied. In the best Queen's English, he reads from his book: "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a...