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This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 4. 8 Replies

There is, however, one rather fundamental missing ingredient that sets this congregation apart from the hundreds of others turning out to worship this Sunday morning in Nashville: this is a church…Continue

Atheists Become More Visible and Vocal in Zambia

Started by Daniel W Jul 3. 0 Replies

Institute for Ethics and Emerging  Technologies. ieet.org...Zambia is a very religious nation... officially declared a…Continue

Tags: skepticism in Africa

Norway Accuses Catholic Church of Fraud.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Daniel W Jul 2. 11 Replies

We all know the Catholic Church is a fraud everywhere, and in many ways.  It's nice to see they were caught with their financial pants down, instead of the other kind.…Continue

Tags: Catholic Fraud

Brother Kills Brother Over Ramadan Fasting

Started by Pat. Last reply by Joseph P Jun 26. 9 Replies

Well, the religion of peace has shone its amity and kindness yet once…Continue

Warren city Atheist sues to set up alternative to prayer station at city hall

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 16. 6 Replies

A Warren atheist filed a federal lawsuit today saying his free speech rights were violated when Warren Mayor Jim Fouts turned down his request to place what he called a “reason station” inside city…Continue

Previously Unpublished Interview with The Hitch

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Ian Mason Feb 13. 1 Reply

Why Evolution Is True claims to have a 2005…Continue

Tags: Hitchens, Christopher

Humanist Marriage "Demonic?" - Angry Christian Rails Against Humanism — This Atheist’s Polite Response Is Perfect

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 9. 7 Replies

British TV Show The Big Questions showed Discuss Jesus founder Taiwo Adewuyi holding forth hilariously on how "humanist marriage," legal in Scotland but not in England, is demonic. He gets his…Continue

Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12, 2014. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

S.E. Cupp: I’m a ‘Better’ Atheist than Bill Maher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12, 2014. 45 Replies

In a new online video for Crossfire the pundit makes the claim that conservative atheists are actually “better” than liberal ones,…Continue

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20, 2014. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13, 2014. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

Judges rule that Ground Zero Cross can stay at 9/11 museum

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3, 2014. 4 Replies

In 2011, the American Atheists – a group dedicated to fight to “protect the absolute separation of religion from government and raise the profile of atheism in the public discourse” - sued to keep…Continue

Atheist TV Officially Launches; David Silverman Criticizes History Channel for Presenting Bible as History

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1, 2014. 5 Replies

The world's first ever all-atheist TV channel officially launched Tuesday, with American Atheist president David Silverman declaring it is geared toward all atheists, everywhere.…Continue

Atheist Philanthropist Makes $10,000 Donation to Support Right Wing Watch Blog

Started by Joe Aug 1, 2014. 0 Replies

People For the American Way and Right Wing Watch do critical work uncovering the vicious language the Right uses to attack anyone whose religious beliefs differ from their own — especially those with…Continue

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 30, 2014. 1 Reply

On this day in history - July 30th, 1956 - "In God We Trust" is adopted as the official motto of the United States.…Continue

Pierce County Council approves displaying “In God We Trust” after volatile debate

Started by Joe Jul 30, 2014. 0 Replies

After more than two hours of volatile debate, the Pierce County Council voted Tuesday to display the national motto “In God We Trust” in the Council Chambers.…Continue

Ireland: Atheists not hopeful of ‘blasphemy’ referendum, in spite of UN pressure

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29, 2014. 2 Replies

The offense — controversially re-introduced in 2009 — states that a person found guilty of the publication or utterance of “blasphemous matter” can be fined up to €25,000.…Continue

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 28, 2011 at 10:45am
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 1:00pm
Ian Mason: Islamic terrorists/suicide bombers tend to be from well off families. It has to do with ideology and the teachings of religion, not "economics"
Comment by Ian Mason on July 26, 2011 at 11:22am

As I see it the problem is not peoples' nominal religious affiliations but the way they are manipulated by the power-hungry using religion as a tool. It's not that long ago that the slogan was "Nuke the Ayatollah"! As secular society and secular ideas spread, the usefulness of religion in shoring up repulsive regimes will diminish. 

 

The most important thing is still economic prosperity. In the 1980s the Vatican's influence in Latin America was much greater than it is today and it could support repression of progressive movements. Now that there's a slightly more even distribution of wealth the hold of the Catholic Church has weakened.

 

The poor seem to get turned into the most enthusiastic cannon-fodder by different ideologies, including the religious. I'm sure that many suicide bombers only do what they do because their lives are shit anyway, so why not take a chance on Paradise?

 

Any of this make sense to any of you? :-D

Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 5:11am
And in order to be a real Muslim - you must accept the entirety of the quran to be the literal word of god as passed down to Muhammad in a cave - that is a prerequisite to Islam along with the fact that the quran states that all governments must be Islamic. In order to be a true Christian - you do not need governments to be Christian and do not need to take the entirety of the Bible literally - in fact, even the Pope says that significant portions of the bible are "parables"
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 5:09am
They really don't - the teachings of Jesus is peace, love, and forgiveness. The teachings of Muhammad is violence and jihad. The teachings of the New Testament also is mostly love - the teachings of the quran is vile, fear, and the killings of the infidel. If you haven't read the quran - I suggest you read it.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 4:52am
I have stated over and over - not all Muslims are bad people and violent - because they don't take their faith seriously. But those who do - naturally are either violent or justify violence. The same is not true for Christianity or Christians.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 4:14am
This is the regime that controls the Islamic Republic which is trying to build nuclear weapons. Your type of people concern me - the definition of a multiculturalist sadomasochist Islamic appeaser.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 2:43am
See? This is the masochistic excuses I am talking about. THIS VIDEO WAS PRODUCED BY THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC THEMSELVES. IT IS THE REGIME THEMSELVES - do you understand?
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 1:48am

Video produced by the Islamic Republic themselves about the return of the "hidden imam" and the end of days soon to come..

Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 1:48am
Because Islamists want to bring an end to humanity.
 

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