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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Aug 3. 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Aug 2. 44 Replies

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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Aug 1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

This Church Service In Tennessee Includes Everything But God

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 29. 5 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

Not Just the Adults – Secular Kids’ IQs also Higher

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 28. 2 Replies

Not one major news outlet has brought attention to the fact that peer-reviewed studies have been ongoing and consistently show the IQs of Atheist to be higher than those of Christians.…Continue

GOP candidate claims fossil record proves humans lived with dinosaurs

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 25. 5 Replies

Frey, a Michele Bachmann ally, testified before the Minnesota Senate Education Committee, speaking against the inclusion of the theory of evolution in proposed state science education standards.…Continue

N. TX Atheist group makes appeal to Hispanic non-believers

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joe Tomberlin Jul 25. 1 Reply

The group behind the billboard, the DFW Coalition of Reason, has targeted Christians and African Americans in the past, but it’s especially making an appeal to Hispanic non-believers now.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 25. 6 Replies

After first mentioning the idea this past spring, American Atheists has announced that a TV channel dedicated to Atheist programming will launch on July 29th.…Continue

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Future Jul 25. 4 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

Atheists End Teacher-Led Prayer in Indiana School District

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 24. 1 Reply

A prominent Atheist organization has convinced an Indiana school district to end teacher-led prayer at area public schools following a complaint from an anonymous parent.…Continue

Children Exposed To Religion Have Difficulty Distinguishing Fact From Fiction, Study Finds

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 23. 2 Replies

Young children who are exposed to religion have a hard time differentiating between fact and fiction, according to a new study published in the July issue of Cognitive Science.…Continue

Calvary Chapel Creation Conference Starts Today But Draws Atheist Protesters Thursday

Started by Joe Jul 23. 0 Replies

Stirring things up, according to "Orange County's most famous atheist" Bruce Gleason, will be members of his group Backyard Skeptics, Riverside Atheists and Free Thinkers (RAFT) and the Freethought…Continue

The IRS Says It Will Finally Enforce the Rules Barring Pastors from Endorsing Candidates from the Pulpit

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 22. 6 Replies

Back in November of 2012, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sued the IRS because of the government agency’s “failure to enforce electioneering restrictions against churches and religious…Continue

Hobby Lobby critics target Green family’s Bible-based projects

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby in its fight with the government over the contraceptive mandate, critics in the media and Atheist groups have zeroed in on the Green…Continue

Secular Coalition of America spearheads Hobby Lobby protesters to ‘Knit a Brick’

Started by Joe Jul 18. 0 Replies

A new protest spearheaded by the Secular Coalition of America an umbrella advocacy organization of more than a dozen atheist and humanist groups.…Continue

A Judge Dismissed FFRF’s Lawsuit to Distribute Atheist Books in a Florida School District, but It’s Still a Victory

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 17. 1 Reply

Orange County Public Schools insisted on vetting the freethought literature from FFRF and other secular groups…Continue

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Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2012 at 1:19pm

David, you are completely right. I was just trying to explain how it is taught to Mormons and in their theology. Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Comment by David W on February 28, 2012 at 12:09pm

Tony wrote: "These baptisims have no effect unless..."

These Baptisms have NO effect, period. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 11:00am

Jessica, you are welcome to claim the "Perdition" name as you wish!  We could also add a scouting version, and call it "The Children of Perdition".  You are right, the baptising of dead people is creepy, meaningless, and a strange sort of intrusion into other families lives.  I would also like to hear about why there is such a focus on holocaust victims.

Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 10:44am
LOL if you do start a club can there be Daughters too?
Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 10:41am
Just out of curiosity do you know why Holocaust victims are of special interest? Having relatives whose time, date and location of murder by the SS are publicly available online I wonder about them. Even though I know it's meaningless I find the idea of Mormons secretly baptizing them creepy and insulting. Is there a list kept? Also who decides which people are baptized?
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 10:33am

"Sons of Perdition" would be a great name for a social club, like "Oddfellows" and "Knights of Columbus".

Comment by Tony Carroll on February 28, 2012 at 9:38am

Some " clarification" ? from an ex-Mormon here. These baptisims have no effect unless the person who has been baptised accepts them. In Mormon theology, when you die, you either go to paradise or spirit prison. Generally speaking, paradise are for those who are Mormons, or some others that lived an acceptable life here on earth, while spirit prison is for those who "died in darkness" never having had the chance of hearing of Christ. The people in paradise go to spirit prison and preach the gospel, and those that accept Mormonism there are saved and become members of the church. It should be noted that Mormons are basically universalists, that the only people that are thrown into outer darkness [Hell] are those who have rejected the church and Christ [like me]. Also known as sons of perdition. So I got that to look forward to. However, my friend, if I may call you that, Mr. Sentient Biped, will make it to heaven, albiet a very low level. Sorry about your luck.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 9:33am

That billboard idea is priceless!  I love that!

Comment by Jessica Berman on February 28, 2012 at 9:24am
Sorry Sentient Biped you're too late for some of them - Hitler & Stalin are already baptized Mormons. Someone even suggested using their pictures on one of those Mormon billboards "We're Mormons" :-)

Sorry I can't find who first suggested the idea.
Comment by Sentient Biped on February 28, 2012 at 9:10am

I want to become a Mormon now so I can baptize Hitler, Pol Pot, Chairman Mao, Stalin, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Daumer, and a few others.

 

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