All Blog Posts Tagged 'church' (118)

Spotlight – A Cinematic Indictment of the Catholic Church

Once again, I have to thank Sunday morning television for informing me of an important and noteworthy event. In this case, the information came in the form of a 30-second commercial, not just about a film but yet another salvo against the catholic church and the pedophile priest scandal: Spotlight. This docudrama purports to tell the story of how the Boston Globe newspaper staff researched and revealed the massive child abuse…


Added by Loren Miller on November 8, 2015 at 10:00am — 11 Comments

Even the Pope has his bad days

Added by Alan Perlman on October 30, 2015 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

Church, State, and Marriage Licenses

The preamble of the US Constitution reads as follows:

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

In short, the purpose of the United States government, as outlined by the preamble,…


Added by Loren Miller on September 4, 2015 at 11:16am — 31 Comments

Athletes (and Atheists!) in Action

I had thought this was going to be yet another quiet Sunday, where the most I might do is watch CBS Sunday Morning, make breakfast for my wife and myself, perhaps watch some auto racing or golf and enjoy the company of my step-grandson when he and his mom came over in the evening.  It was almost true, right up to when my inbox alerted me with a note from a friend at the Northern Ohio Freethought Society.  It referred to a recent piece from The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta, who had…


Added by Loren Miller on July 12, 2015 at 1:30pm — 30 Comments

To church she went

To church she went,

To church she went,

What is love? The little girl asked.

Well, God is love they said.

To church she went,

To church she went,

The elderly spoke the word of God.

God hates sin and he is watching you.

To church she went,

To church she went,

There is a heaven and a hell,

Do you know where God will make you end?

To church she went,

To church she…


Added by Rosita on March 2, 2015 at 11:38am — 5 Comments

When Secular Children Fly Solo At Church

This weekend was a personal test for my parenting. As an atheist parent, I am pretty adamant in presenting both sides of an argument and using context when discussing religious belief with my kids. The only confirmation of how fair of a job I am doing is when the kids end up in awkward…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 30, 2014 at 7:56pm — 5 Comments

A Query to Political Candidates Regarding Separation of Religion and Government

This post is prepared specifically for political candidates concerning their positions on policy issues related to church-state separation.  It is adapted from The Reason Revolution: Atheism, Secular Humanism, and the Collapse of Religion, a short, free e-book available at

The number of nontheistic Americans is now about 20% of the general population (higher among those with college degrees), and is…


Added by DAN DANA on September 17, 2014 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Do Your Best And God Will Do The Rest


For many, many years, I have always found an unending fount of devilish giggles whenever I read sappy church signs. You know, the ones that are thought up by the honorary witty member of the church congregation that plays on puns, abuses homophones, and loves to dabble in sappy poetry attempts. What better way to market a deity than…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on September 15, 2014 at 11:04pm — 20 Comments

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Jesus will never disappoint you” – Church sign boldly states religion’s Big Lie

“All religions are the same.  Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.”

Cathy Ladman

"Praying is like a rocking chair.  It’ll give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.”

Gypsy Rose Lee


Church signs are a never-ending source of wonder and speculation for us humanists: assuming that there is nowadays an endless source of them (the Internet assures an endless supply of…


Added by Alan Perlman on May 9, 2014 at 8:43pm — 21 Comments

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…


Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Get God out of Government!

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."

-- Thomas Jefferson


Jesus H. Christ!!  I cannot believe that the Supreme Court is AGAIN about to debate the legitimacy of the spouting…


Added by Alan Perlman on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Moving Forward in a post-religious world

I want to thank everyone for their support.  I feel very welcome.  I am receiving a lot of support from new found friends as well.  Although I have not the courage to overtly state my opinion to everyone in my family, I also think it is not necessary that they all need to know right away.  I have been very open about it in public and most of those people are either indifferent, agnostic or atheist themselves.  I am a little shocked by this realization.  I was under the impression that so…


Added by Jason Allen Skelton on July 14, 2012 at 8:46pm — 1 Comment

Putting Abandoned Quebec Churches to Good Use

The Days When The Church Ruled

This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn't throw a brick without breaking a church window. Yet I was told that you were going to build one more. I said the scheme is good, but where are you going to find room? They said, we…


Added by Godless Poutine on May 26, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Book Trailer: The Black Church - Where Women Pray and Men Prey by Deborrah Cooper


Coming May 30, 2012. For more information log onto …


Added by Deborrah Cooper on May 19, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

South Korean Enemy #1: Lady Gaga

Nevermind crazy pseudo-theocratic North Korean regimes that wish to invade them using incursion tunnels. Nevermind that this extremely isolationist rogue state has nukes and rocketry advanced enough to deliver certain nuclear incineration death anywhere in their country.

Some South Korean…


Added by Godless Poutine on April 24, 2012 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Image of G'd burned in our brains as children

Gwen (a fraudulent friend of my late mother)  asked me why did I hate G'd so much.  I asked, who told you that I hated G'd?  When did I say that and where did I say that?  Gwen told me, well you don't go to church, you don't worship Jesus.  I knew where Gwen was going with this and I turned the tables on her.  I said the following.

First of all, get your facts straight before you come to me with bullshit.  Let's address this Jesus thang, shall we? Where does it say from the OT…


Added by Regina Goodwin on December 14, 2011 at 5:10pm — 1 Comment

christian propaganda

   Hello fellow free thinkers, I was recently at a local muncipal government health clinic. There on a stand with information purtaining to the clinic, and it's services was a stack of issues from a local, "community monthly publication". The title is: "Changing Times", and evident by the cross accompaning the title, and the content within; this is a christian publication! This clinic is run by the local municipality, which in turn is part of the state's department of health & hospitals,…


Added by Giuseppe D'Avanzo on October 1, 2011 at 3:25am — 1 Comment

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