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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 Angie Jackson on May 28, 2009 at 3:16pm
Thanks gavagai. I was thinking "columbian exchange - doesn't ANYONE take history?" but I was too lazy. You let me remain parked on my bum, and for that I sincerely thank you :)
Comment by moJoe on May 28, 2009 at 3:05pm
Because you lack faith.

That's some good stuff. Thank you for saving me from having to look all that shit up. You are a font of awesome.
Comment by mxyzptlk on May 28, 2009 at 2:25pm
isstpuzzlepc's secret image is a triquetra. It's a common pre-Christian (pagan) symbol, particularly in Celtic areas and Sicily, but it spread across Europe -- a version of it is on the Sicilian flag. There's a giant one inscribed on a boulder outside the entrance of Newgrange in Ireland, a sacred burial chamber that's older than the pyramids.

It's still a common official symbol in Ireland and the Isle of Man. In some places, Christian iconography adopted it and made it into three intersected vesica piscis to represent the trinity. It's like St. Patrick using a shamrock to represent the trinity (which is a legend); the shamrock was already important to the pagan Irish (the number 3 was important), and the church adopted their symbol, just like they blessed sacred pagan wells and built churches over them. It was a way of kicking the local tradition to the curb by assimilating their symbols, rather like mass media assimilates the counter-culture until there's no counter-culture left.

But it's not uncommon to adopt elements of a foreign culture when two cultures come into contact with each other. Tomatoes don't come from Europe, but who can imagine pasta or pizza without tomato sauce? Beowulf is full of cultural adoption, where the scribe (who was a Christian monk) takes pagan Scandinavian elements and puts a Christian spin on them. It's salesmanship.

Besides, no matter what faith tradition you look at, there's always going to be an extension of previously-existing material; the old testament is filled with it (the Hebrew month Tammuz was once a Babylonian god). So is the new, actually. Not sure how that makes for a secret cabal by the masters of the universe, though; its more like that's how cultures adapt and grow when they interact. See syncretism.

Why do I feel like I'm hollering down an empty hallway?
Comment by moJoe on May 28, 2009 at 6:57am
A victim of the Irish Church abuses tears a politician a new asshole.

Comment by Фелч Гроган on May 24, 2009 at 4:19am
that gave me much insight to who really runs this world

I see. My tinfoil hat's at the drycleaners...
Comment by Brad on May 24, 2009 at 1:10am


I found it interesting that the cycle sign is not on this one from 1334, but is on his triptych the following year. It may mean nothing, though it mat mean everything. I don't think that the "DaVinci" code only pertains to DaVinci, and travels long and far away from the last supper...
Comment by Brad on May 24, 2009 at 12:49am
By the way, that site (wga) world gallery of art is a massive site, that gave me much insight to who really runs this world, and they have for a very long time, and as far as I can see they progressed, and developed the mosaic of the European land scape and the USA.
Comment by Brad on May 24, 2009 at 12:40am
it's a site called ;
http://www.wga.hu/index1.html

at the bottom of the page write in daddi in the auther spot, you'll find it there,
Triptych
1335-40
Tempera on panel, 59,5 x 53,4 cm
Comment by Фелч Гроган on May 24, 2009 at 12:14am
lstpuzzlepc: where's the original image link ?
Comment by Brad on May 23, 2009 at 11:26pm


if you have a way to zoom this photo, do it, and focus in the triangle above mary's head. You'll see a cycle. I believe there is a way to produce much physical proof that religion is a sham, and has always been about progress, to atain a certain goal. I'm talking modern religion, The Abrahamic religions.
 

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