Not sure how sharing a candy bar makes you want to have a Prayer Day, but now it's in place in the Federated States of Micronesia, who has had a close tie with the US since World War II, and is very religious, although not as diverse as the US (Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%, other 3%).
"[President] Mori explained he was inspired to create this day for FSM after attending the 2007 Annual National Prayer Breakfast at the White House in… Continue
Added by Brion Hurley on December 4, 2010 at 10:55pm —
Following up on a local issue here in Rhode Island that has begun to mushroom into a full fledged First Amendment battle, we return to the issue of the prayer banner that has been ignobly displayed in Cranston West High School since 1958. I first covered the story here
. In the interest of full disclosure, I am proud to report that Jessica Ahlquist, who has…
Added by Steve Ahlquist on December 2, 2010 at 8:20am —
In Pakistan a woman is sentenced to death for "defiling the sacred name of the holy prophet Mohamad".
GIVE ME A BREAK WILL YA ?
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 19, 2010 at 5:44am —
2009 was the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin birth and also the 150th anniversary of the publishing of On The Origins of Species In 1859. In The United Kingdom the Royal Mint has issued a commemorative two pound coin with the stuck pose of Darwin on the right facing across from a portrayal of chimpanzee. On the front of the coin is, of course, the portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The coin is issued in a limited edition and you may be able to order on from the website listed… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 18, 2010 at 10:08am —
In order to protect the divine?
Or rather in order to kill people
of different opinion?
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on November 18, 2010 at 3:35am —
First, ask if they believe if the Old Testament still applies to a Christian Today. This will guide the rest of the discussion. As stated earlier, many fundamentalist state that they think the Bible is free of errors and contradictions. For my purpose and definition I would call “free of errors” as meaning that internally or externally is there anything inconsistent with the or contradictory in the text of the Bible or reflected in reality.
The good thing about this… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Of course I would insist that any course on world religion or religion Continue
in general have a section on atheists. It is clear that the atheist
community has something to say about a great many number of subjects.
Everything from climate change to fair…
Added by Thomas True on November 10, 2010 at 8:46pm —
This section is not the review of how so many sports heroes choose to solicit God's favor on their athletic endeavors but how who or what sports you choose to support has much to do with the same processes that one will select their religion. There has been many books and articles about that phenomenon. What I am referring to is the phenomenon of how who and what sport… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 5, 2010 at 12:25pm —
It is fair to recognize the good that the religious adherents do again. After all, my forefathers came to this country to experience and escape
religious persecution of Europe. Religious America has allowed many
sorts of views of religion to live in a relatively peaceful manor. The
Puritans, Quakers, Baptists, Catholics, Presbyterians,…
Added by Thomas True on November 2, 2010 at 8:00am —
I must add here the crimes of Muslim men that are being committed against innocent women just because the men think everyone should think the way they do. Though Muslim men make up a small part of most communities in Europe they make up a large part of the men convicted of rape and sexual assault. The men do not feel guilt since they blame the non-Muslim for not…
Added by Thomas True on October 30, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Lars Vilks finished his lecture in Uppsala this week.
We all remember what happened…
Added by Tarentola Mauritanica on October 21, 2010 at 5:40am —
In celebration of Freedom of Speech Week (observed October 18-24), I would like to illuminate the life of one of America's first prominent, outspoken atheists, Charles Chilton Moore, a man who was jailed for blasphemy because the sensitive Bible Belt dwellers of his time just couldn't stomach a little competition.
When one considers prominent United States atheists, depending on the social circles with which one regularly associates, the list is likely to be… Continue
Added by God is Pretend on October 16, 2010 at 1:35am —
The creator of the Draw Mohammed Day, Molly Norris, has been driven into hiding after the FBI accessed the death threats against her by Mulsims, and recommended she go into hiding.
Norris has taken the FBIs adivce and has gone ghost on her own dime - the government didn't even offer witness protection.
So what does this mean? It means the Islamic concept of the Dhimmi has been accepted by the American government. People like Norris are second… Continue
Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:28pm —
When two adolescent owls are relocated, they are faced with a choice: go along with it, or do the right thing. Drawing from the great stories of yore, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is an aesthetic wonderment that captured my attention and used the occasional depth of plot to hold me tight.
The cynical Kludd (Ryan Kwanten), his cheerful brother Soren (Jim Sturgess), and their freakishly adorable little sister Egaltine (Adreinne DeFaria) live nestled safely… Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on September 25, 2010 at 12:07pm —
I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.
This is not
Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!
What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm —
Many theists say that with out god life has no meaning and purpose, we atheists say that with out an afterlife life has more meaning and we make out own purpose, they reply with "but its not objective", we point out that objective meaning and purpose are impossible
. Well here is a new question: Whats the meaning and purpose of meaning and purpose? Do happy people give a shit… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 28, 2010 at 5:00am —
HOW MANY RELIEF WORKERS CAN DANCE ON THE HEAD OF A PIN? - World Vision wins its employment discriminatiin case, but the Muslims are still trying to
get their community center built. As a society, we need to stop trying
to find zero sum answers to difficult decisions on how to…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on August 25, 2010 at 7:42pm —
it's called "shady church history" and i base it on my background in classics and early medieval history.
i haven't used my youtube channel in this way before, so i'm not sure how it's gonna be received. (probably just ignored, as there are a lot of good videos made from atheist angles out there, lol.)
anyways, i have 2 episodes finished so far. the first is an introduction to the series, the second deals with lies propagated by the church and how one in particular led to… Continue
Added by markystar on August 16, 2010 at 8:00am —
Its a question that people have grappled with for millennia: Where did the universe come from? People came up with creation myths to answer it but didn’t have any concrete answers and its still the same today. While we have strong and well supported theories to explain things all the way back to 10-34 seconds after the big bang but from before moment zero to then is still a mystery.
So the question still remains but that doesn’t mean there are not possible answers.
But wait,… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 16, 2010 at 1:06am —
Cross-posted from my blog
My grandmother is a huge fan of the 'Left Behind
books. I find them to be generally distasteful, but interesting in concept. The question of what the rest of us would do if some significant portion of the population was 'gone' (abducted by aliens, turned into zombies, killed by a plague, wiped out in a war,… Continue
Added by BacteriaWrangler on August 2, 2010 at 3:30pm —