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  • As I Lay Dying Singer Admits Hiring Someone To Murder Wife

    02/25/2014 8:01:37 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    CBSLA.com/AP) ^ | February 25, 2014 4:44 PM
    The lead singer of a Grammy-nominated Christian metal band pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife. Timothy Lambesis, 32, remains free on $2 million bond until he is sentenced May 2 on one count of solicitation of murder in Vista Superior Court, north of San Diego. He could get nine years in prison. Lambesis, of the band As I Lay Dying, was recorded telling an undercover agent that he wanted his wife killed, according to prosecutors. The investigation began last April after Lambesis allegedly told a personal trainer at his gym that he wanted...
  • Create a Godless Nation? YES! WE! CAN ZOT!

    09/08/2009 12:22:27 PM PDT · by FireBreather · 69 replies · 4,082+ views
    Link broken by mod | 09/07/09 | S.A.Buss
    <p>I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend.</p> <p>I made a first post in the general section yesterday and would like to see what sort of opinions I can find here amongst those who perhaps have a more relogiously attuned perspective.</p>
  • Variety Reviews 'Henry Poole Is Here' (Barf!)

    06/01/2008 8:00:08 AM PDT · by paltz · 9 replies · 239+ views
    Variety ^ | Robert Koehler
    Trailer Because it's billed as a more personal project for Mark Pellington after a string of interesting, idiosyncratic thrillers ("Arlington Road," "The Mothman Prophecies"), "Henry Poole Is Here" is all the more disappointing. Pic's tendency to lecture on the power of faith and religion and on the demerits of science seems to assume an almost childlike audience that needs to be spoon-fed Pablum. This tale of a single man whose medical death sentence is reversed in part by a neighborhood of believers won't advance the profile of the always-likable Luke Wilson, and Christian moviegoers will have to show up in...
  • Making God Unconstitutional

    05/19/2008 8:58:23 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 12 replies · 118+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 5-19-08 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The assault on America's religious beliefs is not a new one. It is derived from a practice which Damon Linker, the author of Theocons: Secular America Under Siege referenced in his December 2007 article for The New Republic titled, "Atheism's Wrong Turn, Mindless argument found in godless books." He stated that far from being what modern journalists incorrectly label the "new atheism," the campaign to "act as missionaries for unbelief" is centuries old. Advertisement The American version of this mission to demonize religion is founded on a distorted interpretation of the establishment and free-exercise clauses of the First Amendment. Those...
  • Belief in God 'childish,' Jews not chosen people: Einstein letter

    05/13/2008 5:45:59 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 146 replies · 652+ views
    BREITBART ^ | May 13, 2008
    Albert Einstein described belief in God as "childish superstition" and said Jews were not the chosen people, in a letter to be sold in London this week, an auctioneer said Tuesday. The father of relativity, whose previously known views on religion have been more ambivalent and fuelled much discussion, made the comments in response to a philosopher in 1954. As a Jew himself, Einstein said he had a great affinity with Jewish people but said they "have no different quality for me than all other people". "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of...
  • The Hollywood Holy Grail

    05/06/2008 7:01:23 AM PDT · by Clive · 17 replies · 169+ views
    National Post ^ | 2008-05-06 | Joseph Brean
    New film takes Da Vinci Code conspiracy theories and shaky evidence to new heightsJoseph Brean, National PostWhen Ben Hammott discovered the apparent tomb of a Knight Templar at the bottom of a hole in a cave in the countryside of southern France, he thought he had discovered the final resting place of Mary Magdalene, and so he did what any amateur treasure hunter in this age of the Da Vinci Code would have done. He returned with a Hollywood director, lowered a pole into the tomb with "some sticky stuff on the end," removed the shroud from the body, plucked...
  • If God Is Dead, Who Gets His House?

    04/22/2008 8:07:48 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 29 replies · 94+ views
    NY Magazine ^ | Apr 21, 2008 | Sean McManus
    The fastest-growing faith in America is no faith at all. And now some atheists think they need a church. It seems unlikely that many of the 850 or so people at the Society for Ethical Culture on a recent Saturday night believed that God was still extant. But evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion and possibly the most famous atheist in the world, was not taking any chances. He gave a PowerPoint presentation driving home that religion does not meet any of the standards of basic scientific inquiry, before casually flicking away a few of His last...
  • Expelled hysteria continues apace [Barf Alert]

    04/17/2008 11:21:43 AM PDT · by Aristotelian · 30 replies · 74+ views
    OrlandoSentinel.com ^ | Apr 17, 2008 | Roger Moore
    As the onslaught of new emails-comments from believers/disbelievers pours in over this Ben Stein movie, Expelled, I am amused, appalled and mystified at the whole thing, and the posture of those are so adamantly in favor of adding "In the beginning..." to the nation's science curricula. It's "not about religion," ID/Creationists/Monkey Trial adherents say. Yes, it is. Doesn't lying bother you? You want your religion imposed on America's kids in science classrooms. You want to "test" and "debunk" Evolution as a "belief system." And then you don't want YOUR belief system, which can't withstand tests under any of those criteria,...
  • Cardinal attacks 'aggressive' secularism gaining ground in UK

    04/02/2008 5:51:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies · 96+ views
    Guardian ^ | April 2, 2008 | Esther Addley
    The leader of Britain's Catholics claimed yesterday that "Judaeo-Christian values" were the only thing binding British society together, on the eve of a lecture series on the place of faith in British public life.Speaking to the Guardian, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor hit out at representatives of an "aggressive secularism" that he believes is gaining ground in the UK, defended the Catholic Church's combative intervention last week in the debate over "hybrid" embryos, and argued that Christian leaders should hold a privileged position over the representatives of other faiths when it came to their input into public policy.The cardinal's comments are likely...
  • Researchers: Asteroid Destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah

    03/31/2008 4:48:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 661+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | March 31,2008 | Lewis Smith
    A clay tablet that has baffled scientists for 150 years has been identified as a witness's account of the asteroid suspected of being behind the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Researchers who cracked the cuneiform symbols on the Planisphere tablet believe that recorded an asteroid thought to have been more than half a mile across. The tablet, found by Henry Layard in the remains of the library in the royal place at Nineveh in the mid-19th century, is thought to be a 700 B.C. copy of notes made by a Sumerian astronomer watching the night sky. He referred to the...
  • ABC Lumps 'Christian Right' With 9-11 Terrorists as Driving People to Atheism

    09/30/2007 6:43:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 172 replies · 281+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    <p>ABC may have set a loathsome new MSM low in insulting traditional Christians. On today's "Good Morning America," the network lumped the "Christan right" with the 9-11 Islamic terrorists as driving people to atheism.</p> <p>Some are reacting to religious extremism, like the Islamic fundamentalism behind the terrorist attacks of 9-11, but also the rise of the Christian right in the U.S.</p>
  • Burger King Recalls 'Sacrilegious' Desserts (from 2005)

    09/21/2007 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Jacksonville Patriot · 64 replies · 758+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 17, 2005 | John Innes
    Burger King recalls 'sacrilegious' desserts JOHN INNES THE fast-food chain, Burger King, is withdrawing its ice-cream cones after the lid of the dessert offended a Muslim. The man claimed the design resembled the Arabic inscription for Allah, and branded it sacrilegious, threatening a "jihad". The chain is being forced to spend thousands of pounds redesigning the lid with backing from The Muslim Council of Britain. It apologised and said: "The design simply represents a spinning ice-cream cone." The offending lid was spotted in a branch in Park Royal last week by business development manager Rashad Akhtar, 27, of High Wycombe....
  • Do You REALLY Want To Be Like Jesus?

    08/30/2007 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Terriergal · 17 replies · 284+ views
    Perry Noble Dot Com ^ | 8/28/07 | Perry Noble
    Do You REALLY Want To Be Like Jesus? One of THE most overused phrases among Christians today is, “I just want to be more and more like Jesus.” HOLD ON–I am NOT saying that is something bad…it’s just that I don’t think that some people have a CLUE what they are talking about when they say those words!People from a churched culture grow up with a “safe” picture of Jesus–he had feathered hair, wore a white robe with a purple sash, was a constant giver of hugs and carried a lamb where ever He went.However, in reading Scripture that is...
  • Atheist Tracts. God, they're predictable.

    08/06/2007 5:21:00 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 331 replies · 3,150+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/13/2007, Volume 012, Issue 45 | by Harvey Mansfield
    As if we were back in eighteenth-century France, atheist tracts are abroad in our land, their flamboyant titles defiant. The God Delusion, God Is Not Great, Letter to a Christian Nation, Atheist Manifesto, Atheist Universe: These are not subtle insinuations against God, requiring inferences from readers, but open opposition inviting readers to join in thumbing their noses. The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, newly published, offers comfort and scholarly reassurance, if not consolation, to atheists who might otherwise feel lonely--as, believing what they do, they surely must. Atheism isn't what it was in the eighteenth century. Now, the focus of the...
  • A Review of the Recent National Geographic Channel Documentary (on the Shroud of Turin)

    07/31/2007 11:36:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies · 329+ views
    Shroud.com ^ | 07/31/2007 | Barrie Schwortz
    First, I would like to thank all of you who wrote or called me after seeing the program. I truly appreciate hearing your comments and your individual points of view. I am also sorry that it is simply impossible for me to respond to every e-mail I receive. When I was first asked to appear in a television documentary about the Shroud of Turin, sometime in 1996, I was very insecure about taking a public stand on the Shroud and wondered if I should do it at all. Somewhat ironically, since I am Jewish, I consulted with a Catholic priest...
  • Poll shows Canadians divided on role God played in human creation

    07/18/2007 8:12:18 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 18 replies · 886+ views
    Canadian Catholic News ^ | 07/18/2007 | Deborah Gyapong
    Canadian Catholic News OTTAWA, Canada (CCN) – A recent Canadian Press-Decima Research Poll shows Canadians are divided on the role God played – or did not play – in the creation of humans. But that does not mean the Intelligent Design controversy raging in the United States will come to Canada. According to the poll released July 3, 26 percent of Canadians believe “that God created human beings pretty much in their present form within the last 10,000 years or so,” while 34 percent said “human beings have developed over millions of years from less advanced forms of life, but...
  • Simpsons movie targets church, environmentalists

    07/05/2007 8:01:29 AM PDT · by John Cena · 14 replies · 1,269+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 5, 2007 | Mike White
    LONDON (Reuters) - The upcoming Simpsons movie takes a typically irreverent dig at religion and environmentalists, and features a nude scene involving 'toon teen Bart that had the audience at a preview show applauding. A 10-minute clip from "The Simpsons Movie," the first time Homer, Marge, their family and friends have made it to the big screen, was shown in London late on Wednesday ahead of its release worldwide later in July. The clip offered several clues as to the plot, suggesting that the environment and religion would me a major themes. Rock band Green Day is booed and pelted...
  • Heads up --- The God Delusion Debate : October 3, 2007 (Prof. Richard Dawkins vs Dr. John Lennox)

    07/01/2007 1:31:54 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 34 replies · 768+ views
    "The God Delusion" Debate Wednesday, October 3, 2007 The Alys Stephens Center Birmingham, Alabama Remaining true to our goal of engaging secular culture on critical issues in a thoughtful, respectful manner, Fixed Point Foundation will sponsor a debate on what is arguably the most critical question of our time: the existence of God. The decision one makes regarding this question has implications that reverberate throughout eternity to be sure, but it also affects temporal existence from government policy to the individual. Historically, man’s belief in the transcendent has served as a restraint on his conduct and provided hope for his...
  • How the West Really Lost God

    06/22/2007 8:28:51 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 22, 2007 | Mary Eberstadt
    For well over a century now, the idea that something about modernity will ultimately cause religion to wither away has been practically axiomatic among modern, sophisticated Westerners.1 Known in philosophy as Friedrich Nietzsche's famous story of the madman who runs into the marketplace declaring that "Gott ist tot," and in sociology as the "secularization thesis," it is an idea that many urbane men and women no longer even think to question, so self-evident does it appear.2 As people become more educated and more prosperous, the secularist story line goes, they find themselves both more skeptical of religion's premises and less...
  • The Offensive Truth: Relativism and Our Kids

    06/20/2007 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 158 replies · 1,883+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 6/20/2007 | Chuck Colson
    I was dismayed a while back when I learned that a Barna survey found that “less than one out of every ten churched teenagers has a biblical worldview.” But a survey is just that, a survey. Things couldn’t be that bad, could they? Well, I recently heard a shocking story that vividly illustrates just how far relativism has infected the Church—to the point where Christian kids balk at the idea that Christianity would claim to be, of all things, true. Four years ago, the BreakPoint staff and I launched Centurions, an intensive, year-long education program designed to equip 100 people...
  • Faith Under Fire: Where Is God in Wartime?

    05/31/2007 4:25:37 PM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 30 replies · 404+ views
    Breakpoint with Chuck Colson ^ | 5/28/2007 | Chuck Colson
    Where is God amidst the horrors of war? How do soldiers keep their faith in God’s goodness amidst the suffering and slaughter of battle? American soldiers and sailors, airmen and Marines have asked questions like these ever since the War for Independence. The questions occupy their thoughts and find their way from faraway battlefields into letters to loved ones. Journalist Andrew Carroll has collected many of these letters in a book entitled Grace Under Fire: Letters of Faith in Times of War. Among them is a note from Private Walter Bromwich, who questioned God’s role in the slaughter of World...
  • Answering YouTube Atheists

    05/22/2007 5:30:29 PM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 6 replies · 663+ views
    Some atheists posted "10 questions that every intelligent Christian need to answer" on YouTube.com a few weeks ago. They were the same old intellectually bereft questions that have been answered over and over. The Reasons to Believe science-faith think tank and theologian Ken Samples have posted a response on YouTube.
  • Cartoon Network Mocks Judaism & Christianity with "Bible Fight" Game (Couldn't do that to Muslims!)

    05/08/2007 5:25:20 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 3,896+ views
    Adult Swim.Com ^ | 05/08/07 | Recovering_Democrat
    My spouse was watching "Adult Swim" on the Cartoon Network this past week. They ran a commercial promoting their web site, complete with fun little games a visitor can play. One particular game they promoted was called "Bible Fight". The video clip of the game they showed depicted an 2-D animated Jesus Christ "fighting" against his mother Mary and the baby Jesus. Mary fought with kicks, and Jesus Christ used his cross to hack Mary and the baby Jesus up. I couldn't find a good pic of that, but here is one of Jesus getting ready to fight "Noah" OR...
  • Jesus Tomb Film Scholars Backtrack (Discovery's "Lost Tomb of Jesus")

    04/11/2007 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 89 replies · 2,132+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/11/07 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows. The dramatic clarifications, compiled by epigrapher Stephen Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem in a paper titled "Cracks in the Foundation: How the Lost Tomb of Jesus story...
  • A Debate for the Millennia: Did Jesus Rise From the Dead?[Washington Post article]

    04/09/2007 4:01:07 PM PDT · by freedomdefender · 65 replies · 1,720+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 30, 2007 | Daniel Burke
    Where you stand on the Resurrection tends to mirror how you interpret the Bible, said Stephen T. Davis, a professor of philosophy at California's Claremont McKenna College. Davis believes in the bodily resurrection, though he acknowledges some seemingly contradictory New Testament accounts. "Some are easy and some I don't know how to reconcile," said Davis, a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). "They were different stories that got talked about and talked about, so its not surprising there would have been some discrepancies. But there's tremendous agreement on the basic facts." Any discrepancies can be "eliminated by a straight-up reading...
  • Easter "Hit" Parade-cultural elites launch a blizzard of attacks on religion during holiest season.

    04/06/2007 6:00:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies · 974+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 6, 2007 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Christians and Jews are accustomed to cultural elites trying to undermine their religious faith during Lent, Passover and Easter – but it’s never been as bad as this year.  Beginning on February 26, the news and entertainment media have fired a stunning barrage of criticism at religious beliefs, religious practice, and religious symbols. Nothing is too sacred to attack this year, not even the most crucial teachings of Judaism and Christianity. On Easter Sunday, the History Channel will question whether the Bible is God’s genuine revelation to mankind. The current – Holy Week – issue of Newsweek teases readers with...
  • 'Cameron's Coffin' is 2007 Easter Attack(Anti-Christianity: The last safe bigotry!)

    02/28/2007 8:35:47 PM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 787+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 28, 2007 | staff
    The Discovery Channel should cancel a scheduled airing of a film about a purported Jerusalem grave of Jesus Christ, and should apologize for presenting such "an unsubstantiated claim," according to family values organizations. Robert Knight, director of the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute, told WND that the film, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," is just the 2007 version of an annual attack on Christianity right around the time of Easter, the time at which the Christian church remembers Jesus' Resurrection. "It always seems to happen just before Easter," he said. "It's as if there's a script going around,...
  • Documentary Shows Possible Jesus Tomb (Did They Attack Islamic Belief, Too?

    02/26/2007 3:50:03 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies · 2,028+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2/26/07 | Karen Matthews
    Filmakers and researchers on Monday unveiled two ancient stone boxes they said may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but several scholars derided the claims made in a new documentary as unfounded... ...Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem who was interviewed in the documentary, said the film's hypotheses holds little weight... Pfann is even unsure that the name "Jesus" on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it's more likely the name "Hanun." Ancient semitic script is notoriously difficult to decipher... William Dever, an expert on near eastern...
  • Jesus: Tales from the Crypt

    02/24/2007 2:25:18 PM PST · by Havok · 21 replies · 1,145+ views
    Time ^ | February 23, 2007 6:55 | Tim McGirk
    Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity. In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true. Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building...
  • Jesus’ burial site found - film claims

    02/23/2007 10:54:39 AM PST · by John Philoponus · 29 replies · 1,966+ views
    YNET NEWS ^ | 02.23.07 | Ariella Ringel-Hoffman
    Jesus’ burial site found - film claims New film documents discovery of Jerusalem cave containing ten caskets believed to hold remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others Ariella Ringel-Hoffman Published: 02.23.07, 10:26 / Israel Culture The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film. If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history. The coffins which, according to the filmmakers held the...
  • Bible essay stirs trouble for teacher (atheist crosses church and state boundary)

    02/22/2007 4:10:51 PM PST · by amchugh · 35 replies · 965+ views
    Herald Net (Snohomish County, WA) ^ | Thursday, February 22, 2007 | Melissa Slager
    The nature of God will no longer be part of an atheist teacher's American literature class at Lake Stevens High School.
  • ABC Asks Tornado-Struck Pastor: 'How Do You Reconcile Your Faith With This Tragedy?'

    02/04/2007 6:11:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 125 replies · 2,739+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the MSM, there's nothing like the occasion of a natural disaster to challenge the faith of religious believers. On today's Good Morning America, Kate Snow interviewed the Rev. Larry Lynn, Pastor of the Lady Lake Church of God, whose buildings were totally levelled by the tornadoes that recently struck central Florida. A minute or so into the interview, Snow asked a question that challenged the core of the pastor's religious belief: "How do you reconcile your faith with the enormity of this tragedy?" Pastor Lynn answered in a manner consistent with the most basic Christian principles: "This is just...