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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P 10 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 11 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 yesterday. 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 AgeOfAtheists14 on October 27, 2012 at 3:26am

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 25, 2012 at 1:04pm

I'm guessing this was posted by the one(s)? that sent the death threats...

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 23, 2012 at 2:45pm

Comment by David W on October 20, 2012 at 7:14am

Just sharing...

 

http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Boy-s-miracle-cure-makes-Na...

 

"Jake's 2006 cure from the infection was deemed medically inexplicable by the Vatican, the "miracle" needed to propel a 17th century Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha, on to sainthood...." (emphasis mine)

"...gracious and grateful to the doctors who performed 29 surgeries to save his life and reconstruct his face."

 

"Jake is fully convinced, as is the Catholic Church, that the prayers his family and community offered to God through Kateri's intercession, including the placement of a Kateri relic on Jake's leg, were responsible for his survival."

 

"But rather than bad news, the doctors said the infection had stopped. "It was like a volcano that was erupting, and they opened him up and it was gone. It had stopped. It was a pretty amazing day..."

 

Obviously, miracles sometimes need a little help and the perfect opportunity before they will occur.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 18, 2012 at 7:11am

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 16, 2012 at 8:49am

fyi

Former Ambassador and First African-American Woman Elected to the United States Senate Commits to Fight for the Constitutional Rights of U.S. Armed Servicemembers

Ambassador & 
Fmr. Senator Carol
Moseley Braun

"It is my pleasure to join the Advisory Board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation. By working to protect the essential liberty of belief within the uniformed services, this organization makes a patriotic contribution to our country's military. By advocating for the preservation of the separation of church and state on behalf of military men and women, the MRFF can be a voice for the most fundamental of American values. Patriotism is more than just flag-waving. It can mean fighting for the principles that make America great. It can call for sacrifice to insure that those principles are neither lost nor forgotten in the midst of conflict or chaos. It requires that we remain dedicated to the principles articulated in our Constitution and for which so many generations of Americans have given the last full measure of devotion. I look forward to assisting the
important mission of the MRFF. "

Comment by sk8eycat on October 11, 2012 at 8:42pm

I don't understand why some people are so terrified by the fact that humans (and all other lifeforms on this planet) evolved from something simpler.  Well, I guess they feel that being created by a supernatural impossibility makes them "special." 

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Just as "special" as Charles Manson, Hitler, Vlad the Impaler....or Bozo the Clown.

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 11, 2012 at 8:08pm

bible supposed to be capitalized? nahhh... heavy stuff at supermarket avail for all to read:

did not wanna hog up space on blog here so i figure right click open img. new window etc.. cntrl click on mac n pc.. or is it alt? ; )
heavy!

Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on October 11, 2012 at 7:52pm

wow far out it's become black collar crime blotter up there.. and cult crime blotter too whoa! keep em' comin'..

Comment by TNT666 on September 23, 2012 at 10:19pm

Newest book that looks worth reading, from one of my favourites, Ben Goldacre: Bad Pharma.

 

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