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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 Joseph P 41 minutes ago. 2 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 21 hours ago. 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 yesterday. 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat yesterday. 8 Replies

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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P yesterday. 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 on Wednesday. 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 on Monday. 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 on Sunday. 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

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

Started by Joe Jul 4. 0 Replies

A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contraceptives in its health plan to avoid filling out a government…Continue

Texas Atheists Demand Right To Deliver Invocations At Government Meetings

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 3 Replies

The city of Rowlett’s current policy…Continue

Port Authority of Allegheny County Owes Atheist Groups $60,000 in Settlement After Rejecting Its Bus Ads

Started by Joe Jul 3. 0 Replies

What made the Atheists’ case especially compelling was that the Port Authority rejected the message saying that “noncommercial ads” were not allowed… even though they ran such ads from plenty of…Continue

Mississippi's Religious Freedom Restoration Act goes into effect, sparking protests

Started by Joe. Last reply by Pat Jul 3. 6 Replies

The law says the government cannot put a substantial burden on religious practices and added “in God we trust” to the state seal.…Continue

Supreme Court will not intervene in fight over San Diego’s Mount Soledad cross

Started by Joe. Last reply by John Jubinsky Jul 3. 2 Replies

The U.S. Supreme Court has for the second time declined to take up the question of whether the cross atop a San Diego war memorial constitutes an illegal endorsement of religion by the federal…Continue

Supreme Court Rules In Hobby Lobby Case, Delivering Blow To Birth Control Coverage

Started by Joe. Last reply by Luara Jul 1. 5 Replies

Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned craft supply chain store, and Conestoga Wood Specialties Store, a Pennsylvania wood manufacturer owned by a family of Mennonites, challenged the contraception mandate…Continue

England scraps compulsory Christian assemblies in schools because they are 'meaningless' in 21st Century, say governors.

Started by Joe. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 30. 2 Replies

The move was welcomed by the British Humanist Association, whose leaders include the Atheist science Professor Richard Dawkins, and the philosopher AC Grayling. …Continue

Judge Rules Against Public High School Teacher Who Was Promoting Christianity in the Classroom

Started by Joe. Last reply by Warren Jappe Jun 28. 1 Reply

The lawsuit was prompted by a student’s complaint to the Freedom From Religion Foundation.…Continue

Navy Chaplains Obstruct Religious Liberty

Started by Joe. Last reply by Loren Miller Jun 25. 1 Reply

Just last month, the Navy Chief of Chaplains rejected the application of Jason Heap, a highly qualified chaplain candidate who would have been the first Humanist military chaplain.…Continue

Atheists, the “Ultimate Other” in Turkey

Started by Joe Jun 24. 0 Replies

Atheism Association gives support to non-believers in Turkey. A survey in the article finds that Atheist are preferred as neighbors over people who drink alcohol, or couples who are unmarried. …Continue

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Comment by david perry on October 10, 2010 at 8:19pm
An article from Alternet, about "The Family".
Appropriately scary with or without the approach of Halloween.
Comment by TNT666 on October 10, 2010 at 8:11pm
@david could you please put some meat with your links "this just in" and "tip100921" does not constitute much of an incentive to click a link... just an idea... :)

Personally, in the sense of protecting my computer from spam, I like to have at least an inkling of the content before I click on something. And this being a news forum, the comment should include some news... to a degree... :)
Comment by david perry on October 10, 2010 at 8:08pm
This link might prove helpful.
http://www.religionlink.com/tip_100921.php
Comment by Joseph P on October 9, 2010 at 3:35pm
Heh, wow. That's almost as bad as the Supply-Side Jesus.
Comment by david perry on October 8, 2010 at 9:13pm
Comment by Tommy on October 8, 2010 at 8:44pm
Seems like they would get more people if they built the strip club in the mosque!
Comment by david perry on October 8, 2010 at 8:41pm
Comment by TNT666 on October 5, 2010 at 10:17pm
Comment by dr kellie on September 28, 2010 at 9:23am
Comment by Robert Tobin on September 25, 2010 at 11:49pm
Pontifical High Mass

This is the one Herr Papst Ratslinger said at Westminister Cathedral in London. I downloaded it and burned it to DVD, all 2 hrs, 45 minutes of it. I watched it last night (Saturday).The only good part for me was the music. I went to Mass there in 1968 and went up to the organ after Mass. Of course there was no way they would let me play it. I got much better hospitality from the Church of England.

Westminister Cathedral has the name "The Most Precious Blood". I suppose that was the blood from the Blessed Bleeding Nose of Jesus of which someone has in a vial somewhere.

Ratslinger looked as though he was bored stiff right throughout the Mass. There was a delay. It seems some people had gone to a Domino's Pizza for some pizza base. When they got back they had to go up and present it to Ratslinger who blessed it.

Although the Mass was the Ordo Novus Missae, half was in English and the Offertory and Canon were in Latin. I don't think Ratslinger would get far with Simon Cowl. His singing - he should not give up his day-job.

Then he picked up what looked like a huge all-day sucker. It is the biggest Holy Gobstopper I have seen, plenty big enough to stuff Jesus in it. Then he fumigated it. (it was not in Dehli). He broke it into two, half for himself. He must have been hungry because he stuffed all of one half into his gob. He probably had said under his breath: "Jesus bloody Christ, I could eat a horse. Sorry jesus, you will have to do".

Then after the Mass he exited the West Door to greet the crowd. There was always a man in a plain dark suit close by watching the crowd and talking into his hand. There was many Roman Catholic Youths there. Oh boy, the Grin on Ratslinger's face. I was screaming out: "Careful of that Dirty Old Paedophile Pope".

Last night I has a dream, I was a photographer at some Roman Catholic Function. A priest kissed me! Shit, did I get out of there quick.
 

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