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

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Pat 3 hours ago. 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

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

Started by Joe. Last reply by Joseph P Aug 2. 44 Replies

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

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 Jul 22. 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 Jul 18. 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

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Comment by AgeOfAtheists14 on July 28, 2011 at 10:45am
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 1:00pm
Ian Mason: Islamic terrorists/suicide bombers tend to be from well off families. It has to do with ideology and the teachings of religion, not "economics"
Comment by Ian Mason on July 26, 2011 at 11:22am

As I see it the problem is not peoples' nominal religious affiliations but the way they are manipulated by the power-hungry using religion as a tool. It's not that long ago that the slogan was "Nuke the Ayatollah"! As secular society and secular ideas spread, the usefulness of religion in shoring up repulsive regimes will diminish. 

 

The most important thing is still economic prosperity. In the 1980s the Vatican's influence in Latin America was much greater than it is today and it could support repression of progressive movements. Now that there's a slightly more even distribution of wealth the hold of the Catholic Church has weakened.

 

The poor seem to get turned into the most enthusiastic cannon-fodder by different ideologies, including the religious. I'm sure that many suicide bombers only do what they do because their lives are shit anyway, so why not take a chance on Paradise?

 

Any of this make sense to any of you? :-D

Comment by Meddlesome on July 26, 2011 at 5:27am

@Sassan The teachings of jesus also explicitly include the application of mosaic law - The book of leviticus etc, which are just as disgusting as sharia. He also was not peaceful as he liked to whip and curse people. I dont know where you got your info on Jesus from, but he was not all about peace love and happiness, there is also a lot of persecution and damnation in his teachings.

 

M.

Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 5:11am
And in order to be a real Muslim - you must accept the entirety of the quran to be the literal word of god as passed down to Muhammad in a cave - that is a prerequisite to Islam along with the fact that the quran states that all governments must be Islamic. In order to be a true Christian - you do not need governments to be Christian and do not need to take the entirety of the Bible literally - in fact, even the Pope says that significant portions of the bible are "parables"
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 5:09am
They really don't - the teachings of Jesus is peace, love, and forgiveness. The teachings of Muhammad is violence and jihad. The teachings of the New Testament also is mostly love - the teachings of the quran is vile, fear, and the killings of the infidel. If you haven't read the quran - I suggest you read it.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 4:52am
I have stated over and over - not all Muslims are bad people and violent - because they don't take their faith seriously. But those who do - naturally are either violent or justify violence. The same is not true for Christianity or Christians.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 4:14am
This is the regime that controls the Islamic Republic which is trying to build nuclear weapons. Your type of people concern me - the definition of a multiculturalist sadomasochist Islamic appeaser.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 2:43am
See? This is the masochistic excuses I am talking about. THIS VIDEO WAS PRODUCED BY THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC THEMSELVES. IT IS THE REGIME THEMSELVES - do you understand?
Comment by Sassan K. on July 26, 2011 at 1:48am

Video produced by the Islamic Republic themselves about the return of the "hidden imam" and the end of days soon to come..

 

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