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… Continue
Added by Loren Miller on July 12, 2015 at 1:30pm —
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 dandana.us/atheism
The number of nontheistic Americans is now about 20% of the general population (higher among those with college degrees), and is… Continue
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What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of… Continue
Added by Bluegrass Skeptic on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm —
"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… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on November 4, 2013 at 6:30pm —
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,… Continue
Added by Giuseppe D'Avanzo on October 1, 2011 at 3:25am —
I refuse to capitalize christian/christianity (unless it begins a sentence). It’s not that I don’t respect your right to believe as you please, in fact if you are truly
a christian I respect your beliefs and would like the same in return. What I don’t respect, and in fact resent, is the level at which christianity is ever increasingly being shoved down the throats of those of us who don’t happen to subscribe. Christianity is used as a vehicle to dictate cessation of behavior that you… Continue
Added by Honjii Li on August 15, 2011 at 5:27pm —
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A parent’s complaint and action by Gwinnett County school officials has apparently not stopped volunteers at a church from asking students to pray before a test. A parent contacted Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh on Wednesday and said it happened to her son twice before he took an exam at a local church. Thursday a student told Kavanaugh it happened again, despite intervention by school officials.
Plagued with overcrowding problems, Parkview… Continue
Added by Hambydammit on May 13, 2011 at 3:54pm —
THEY MIX LIKE OIL AND HOLY WATER - George Carlin was right.
After calls to unseat MN Dem Keith Ellison at least… Continue
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 21, 2010 at 12:41pm —
Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…
Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm —
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 —
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 —
In April of this year, U.S. District Court Judge (Western Wisconsin District) ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, and equated the 1952 and 1988 laws establishing the Day of Prayer as federally mandated calls for religious action. In so deciding, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb wrote that the government can no more enact laws supporting a day of prayer than it can encourage citizens to fast during Ramadan, attend a synagogue or practice magic.…
Added by The Big Blue Frog on July 18, 2010 at 2:42pm —
I had a victory on Oct. 31, 2001, got one of my essays printed in the Roanoke Times, at the top of the "commentary" page.
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Authority from the governed, not from God
Church-state separation stands to reason
By JOHN… Continue
Added by John B Hodges on July 7, 2010 at 2:03pm —
I am an American.
On top of that I am also a Texan.
I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.
Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.
Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.
For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.
I am an Atheist.
I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.… Continue
Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 7:14am —
In a story released today by Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, Oasis Church, a huge mega-church in Los Angeles, posted a statement on their website noting that a church official was seeking re-election. Alex Jones-Moreno, already on the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood City Council was… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 19, 2010 at 5:20pm —
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d4-Times-square-bomber-arrested-in-dramatic-plane-recall In an arrest which was a pure movie-script high-tension last-second
drama, the Department of Homeland Security had airport officials call Emirates flight 202, headed for… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 4, 2010 at 12:03pm —
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The yummy treats that the Good Friday Turtle (if he exists) might bring us next year!
Unlike Christmas and Easter, which unfortunately have become widely commercialized and somewhat secularized, Good Friday remains very unambiguously a religious holiday: specifically a Christian one. Very few people would claim that Good Friday is a secular holiday.… Continue
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