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Lawsuit: State trooper preached about Jesus during traffic stop (Indystar.com)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller Oct 12. 51 Replies

I am just going to get out of the way of this one ... though when I saw the headline on…Continue

Tags: police, Indiana, proselytize

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Regina Goodwin Oct 12. 45 Replies

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

Anti-Islam ads coming to NYC buses, subways (CBS News)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat Sep 20. 1 Reply

NEW YORK -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week.The six ads include an image of American journalist James Foley, just before…Continue

Tags: islam, ads, American Freedom Defense Initiative, Islamophobia

Pennsylvania teen faces two years in jail for Facebook photo of "desecration"

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Idaho Spud Sep 13. 21 Replies

A 14-year-old in Everett, Pennsyltucky Pennsylvania has been charged with…Continue

Tags: trespassing, photos, stupidity, 'right' not to be offended, Facebook

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

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

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Comment by Michael Lackey on March 10, 2012 at 2:54pm

Joan, The Erdrich/Dorris story is simply awful, too terrible to even imagine.  I don't discuss that in my book.  My focus is primarily on the way Christianity has functioned in the early twentieth century to divest Native Americans and Jews basic human rights.  I examine how this idea functions in Erdrich's novel Tracks, which I consider a stroke of absolute genius.  Talk to you later, michael

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 Daniel W 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 Daniel W 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 Daniel W 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?


 

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