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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 8 hours ago. 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 10 hours ago. 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 22 hours ago. 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 on Friday. 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 on Friday. 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

‘Pastafarian’ man wins right to wear pasta strainer in driving licence photo

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 17. 5 Replies

In today’s day and age, we all need to celebrate the small victories, no matter how weird they may be. That’s why we should all congratulate the Austrian man who has won the right to wear a pasta…Continue

Atheist gives invocation, first since high court decision

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 16. 1 Reply

Quoting philosopher Immanuel Kant and drawing on the words of the Declaration of Independence, Dan Courtney made history before the Greece Town Board.…Continue

Indiana marriage law is discriminatory, US court says in ruling for humanists

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 15. 1 Reply

In a significant victory for nonreligious Americans, the appeals court ordered Indiana to allow secular humanists to officiate at weddings despite a state law barring them from performing nuptials.…Continue

New Rule: Students Who Have a Same-Sex Wedding Can’t Be Mad When Their Christian Schools Expel Them For It

Started by Joe. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jul 12. 6 Replies

Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma, makes its students sign a “lifestyle covenant” upon acceptance. It’s one of those lists that says you can’t smoke or drink or be in the dorm of the…Continue

Colorado House Candidate: If Atheists Undergo Exorcisms, They’ll Be Fine with Graduation Ceremonies in Church

Started by Joe. Last reply by The Flying Atheist Jul 12. 9 Replies

A news story that is comical and scary at the same time. He could get elected.…Continue

Rep. (R) Louie Gohmert Proves God's Existence With One Simple Equation and Explains Why Atheists are Intellectually Inferior

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jul 11. 12 Replies

Mocking non-believers for failing to grasp the logic behind the existence of God, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) cited an exchange with the late Texas entertainer Bob Murphey to disprove atheism during…Continue

In the Middle East, Some Atheists Fake-Fast During Ramadan To Avoid Detection

Started by Joe. Last reply by Sentient Biped Jul 10. 3 Replies

According to a report at Vocativ by Inna Lazareva and Noam Binshtok, some Atheists are even fasting during Ramadan just so no one will catch on.…Continue

Atheist TV Channel Will Launch by the End of the Month

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 10. 5 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

Public Official: I Would Go to Jail over Jesus' Name

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 9. 5 Replies

Frazier made waves when she defied U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles' order that banned the Board of Carrol County Commissioners from opening meetings with prayers to Jesus, which they had done…Continue

There are states where you technically can’t hold public office if you’re an Atheist

Started by Joe. Last reply by James M. Martin Jul 9. 7 Replies

Eight state constitutions include restrictions on people who don’t believe in a supreme being. In Arkansas, denying the existence of God means you can’t hold civil office or testify in court, while…Continue

How religious are your neighbours? New interactive map of Britain can tell you…

Started by Joe Jul 7. 0 Replies

The map, called DataShine was created by Oliver O’Brien at UCL’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and shows, among other things, the atheist hot-spots around the UK.…Continue

14 More Companies That Likely Will Deny Employees Birth Control

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 5. 7 Replies

Monday's Supreme Court decision likely frees them to deny contraception coverage to their employees if they have religious objections.…Continue

Atheist in Nigeria forced to spend 18 days in a psychiatric ward was freed on Tuesday

Started by Joe. Last reply by Plinius Jul 5. 2 Replies

Mr Bala was freed on Tuesday following a strike at the hospital which also saw a number of other patients discharged.…Continue

Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jul 4. 2 Replies

Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.…Continue

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Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 12:57pm

For many years I had been told that Hitler and the Nazis did what they did because they were atheists.  About fifteen years ago, I started to do research to see if this were true, and I discovered that it is not.  About six years ago, I started writing a book in order to demonstrate that Hitler and the Nazis consistently believed themselves to be Christian, and I worked very hard to define the specific version of Christianity they adopted.  The book was released a couple days ago.  For those of you who get really irritated with Christians when they try to smear atheists by linking them with Hitler and the Nazis, you might find the book worth reading.  Here's the link to the book: http://uwww.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=166691&...

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

All Best,

michael

Comment by Tommy on February 29, 2012 at 6:36pm

Wait, wasn't this story done on the History channel or maybe discovery a couple years ago. I know I watched it. Supposedly Mary and Jesus brother was in there. Of course all of it was supposedly removed and buried in an unknown location. I do remember they mentioned that of this time the names was as common as Smith and Jones. Grasping straws sounds lime. Really.

Comment by Sentient Biped on February 29, 2012 at 6:22pm

It looks like the purpose of the article is to be a teaser for the book.  A discovery made in 2010, now being reported on.  If it WAS the tomb of Jesus, then either Jesus left the tomb, or he was buried in it.  I guess if he left the tomb they might have put some stuff in there that said "Jesus was here".  If he was buried in it, then the resurrection was not what we were taught.  They are claiming that Jesus was buried in it.  In fact, they are claiming that one ossuary contained the bones of Jesus' son Judah.  Maybe he's in a "lost book of the bible", locked somewhere deep in the Vatican basement so that the world's catholics will not doubt.  That would mean, of course, that Jesus had sex.  I looked at a variety of websites about this find, and I still can't escape that it's all what JP states, tenuous coincidences and wishful thinking.

Comment by Joseph P on February 29, 2012 at 10:24am
Yeah, I've heard about these before. They're complete bullshit. They stretch the most tenuous coincidences and fill in the HUGE gaps with wishful thinking.
Comment by David W on February 29, 2012 at 10:13am

What does "evidence of faith" mean?


Comment by Sandi on February 29, 2012 at 6:39am

Something, something about discovering where jesus may have been buried, possibly.

                           "The discovery provides the earliest archaeological evidence of faith in Jesus' resurrection from the dead, the first witness to a saying of Jesus that predates even the writing of our New Testament gospels, and the earliest example of Christian art, all found in a sealed tomb dated to the 1st century CE."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/28/jesus-discovery-jerusalem_...

Comment by Joan Denoo on February 28, 2012 at 7:53pm

Ye Gads! What will people dream up next for a new religion and beliefs?  I think we are better off going back to nature and just paying attention to what we do, how it affects our environment and our community, and then be more compassionate! 

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.

 

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