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Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who sexually abused children (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo on Monday. 26 Replies

Pope Francis made his strongest condemnation yet of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Friday, asking for forgiveness and pledging to impose penalties on "men of the church" who harm children."I feel…Continue

Tags: forgiveness, child abuse, Pope Francis

Celebrity Snake Handling Pastor Dies from Snakebite

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ Feb 19. 3 Replies

Jamie Coots who was starring in the reality show, Snake Salvation, died as the result being bitten by a snake he was handling. He was trying to prove that his faith would protect him. Is the…Continue

Tags: Religious Snake Handling, Jamie Coots, Jubinsky

UN Report Vehemently Attacks Vatican Handling of Child Molestation

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 7. 10 Replies

The United Nations has released a report that severely criticizes the way the Catholic Church has handled sexual abuse of children by its clergy. Per the article:  In an unprecedented report, a…Continue

Tags: UN, United Nations, Vatican, Sexual Abuse, Jubinsky

Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades of Child Abuse

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jan 21. 2 Replies

The Chicago archdiocese of the Catholic Church released documents today revealing that it had hidden decades of sexual molestation of children by priests. The documents were only released in order to…Continue

Tags: Catholic Church, Child Molestation, Chicago Archdiocese, Jubinsky

Spartanburg Soup Kitchen sends Atheist Volunteers packing

Started by Joe Tomberlin. Last reply by matt warren Jan 21. 7 Replies

They don't think we exist in foxholes, and they want to make sure we don't in a few others.Here is the discussion from The Young Turks - …Continue

A Christian Communion - Of Sorts

Started by Pat. Last reply by T Andrew Klatt Jan 20. 4 Replies

One of the hallmarks of Christian worship is communion. Where the adherent commits ritualized, or if a Catholic, real cannibalism of the body of the late and not so great JC.Well, from the wonderful…Continue

UN Grills Vatican on Child Absuse

Started by John Jubinsky Jan 16. 0 Replies

The United Nations questioned Vatican officials on Thursday about the appropriateness of the way that child abuse by priests was handled by the Church when it became known to higher Church officials.…Continue

Tags: United Nations, Vatican, UN, Jubinsky, Child Abuse

Pope Francis calls for power to move away from Vatican (BBC News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Napoleon Bonaparte Nov 30, 2013. 6 Replies

Pope Francis has called for power in the Catholic Church to be devolved away from the Vatican, in the first major work he has written in the role. In…Continue

Tags: Vatican, women, Pope Francis

Pope Francis' latest surprise: a survey on the modern family (World News via NBC News)

Started by Loren Miller Nov 11, 2013. 0 Replies

Pope Francis is shaking things up again.The pontiff with a penchant for surprises is making new waves by launching a survey of his flock on issues facing modern families — from gay marriage to…Continue

Tags: survey, Pope Francis

Teaching in a Religious World - by Tori Parker

Started by Tori Parker. Last reply by Craigart14 Nov 9, 2013. 8 Replies

This is my weekly writing at schoolofdoubt.com about life as an atheist teacher. I'd love your support -- you can never have too  many awesome atheists reading your work ;)…Continue

'Under God' part of Pledge of Allegiance under review in Massachusetts (CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 4, 2013. 11 Replies

The Pledge of Allegiance is recited in classrooms across the country every morning -- and because of the words "under God," it is heard in courtrooms across the country seemingly just as often these…Continue

Tags: under god, Pledge of Allegiance, Massachusetts

Pa. governor's attorneys: Gays, like children, can't marry (CBSNews.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Sentient Biped Sep 1, 2013. 7 Replies

HARRISBURG, Pa. -  Marriage licenses given to same-sex couples in the state are invalid because the couples were barred from marrying, just like 12-year-olds, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's attorneys…Continue

Tags: D. Bruce Hanes, Tom Corbett, gay marriage, Pennsylvania

New Jersey rejects 'ATHEIST' vanity plate for being offensive (Auto Blog)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Idaho Spud Aug 28, 2013. 8 Replies

Every state has different rules governing what can and can't be displayed on vanity license plates. Not only do they vary, but many are vague about what combinations of letters and/or numbers are…Continue

Tags: New Jersey, David Silverman

Judge Bars Oklahoma From Implementing Anti-Sharia Law (HuffPost)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Humble Pie Aug 18, 2013. 5 Replies

Aug 16 (Reuters) - Oklahoma's attorney general said on Friday he was reviewing the decision of a U.S. judge that barred the state from adopting a measure that would ban its state courts from…Continue

Tags: Oklahoma, sharia

Mother Teresa Humanitarian Image A 'Myth,' New Study Says (HuffPost)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Aug 12, 2013. 30 Replies

A new study by Canadian academics says Mother Teresa was a product of hype who housed the poor and sick in shoddy conditions, despite her access to a fortune.The Times of India, reporting on the…Continue

Tags: University of Ottawa, University of Montreal, Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position, fraud

15 things everyone would know if there were a liberal media (Daily Kos)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Humble Pie Aug 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Daily Kos contributor akadjian has written a brilliant piece, citing a number of stories which have gotten varying degrees of…Continue

Tags: liberal media

The Atheist Academic V: Change a Few Words?

Started by Tori Parker Jul 13, 2013. 0 Replies

Why is it okay to discriminate against atheists? I open up a discussion...…Continue

Vatican Monsignor Accused of Taking 600 Thousand Euros and Ilegally Attempting to Move 20 Million More

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Joseph P Jul 6, 2013. 5 Replies

A monsignor working as an accountant for the Vatican has been accused of taking 600,000 Euros from a Vatican bank and attempting to illegally move (possibly with the intent to steal) 20,000,000 more.…Continue

Tags: Money Laundering, Vatican, Jubinsky

My new article: How to tell if there's a church/state violation in schools...

Started by Tori Parker Jun 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Read and comment, if you would! :)…Continue

Vatican Corrects Pope - Says Atheists and Other non-Catholics Going to Hell

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Loren Miller May 31, 2013. 6 Replies

On May 22, 2013 Pope Francis held a Mass in which he said that even Atheists who do good could be saved. The infallible one was soon corrected by the Vatican to the point that Atheists and other…Continue

Tags: Vatican Corrects Pope, Jubinsky

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Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 2:51pm

Sentient, It's possible that it's not officially out.  I got my copies on Thursday, which means that the book should be available any day now.  I don't know what kind of gap there is between production and availability, but I suspect that it will be available any day now.  But thanks for alerting me to the problem, michael

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 10, 2012 at 2:13pm

Michael, this sounds like a very important book that may help silence the "hitler/atheist" claims. One of your chapters listed Louise Erdrich. I am aware of her writing life with her husband Michael Dorris and  appreciated their challenges, but did not know he committed suicide. I am looking forward to reading your book. Thanks. 

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 10, 2012 at 1:55pm

Michael I searched amazon for your book.  As far as I can tell, you have another title there but not that one.  Looks like it is in prerelease.  I did click on "tell publisher you would like it on kindle".  Please correct me if I am wrong.  Daniel

Comment by Sentient Biped on March 10, 2012 at 1:49pm

Michael, it sounds fascinating, as does your other work.  I will see if I can buy a download via amazon.  Just a reminder, whenever people buy via the Amazon link on nexus - on the right sidebar, looks like the image below.  Then some $$ goes to support this website.   Thanks for posting.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/page/amazon-links

 

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_...

 

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