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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 Sassan K. on July 23, 2011 at 1:56am

Every gay person attacked and killed is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Killing Bin Laden is Christian fundamentalism.

I'm sorry but making such statements is not only irresponsible - it makes you lose any credibility you may have had when speaking to rational people who are knowledgeable on this subject.

Briefly to my background - I was "born" a Muslim and have studied Islamic theology to a good degree and have lived significant portions (as of just a few months ago I spent approximately 9-months in Iran) inside of an Islamic theocracy. In addition, I have read the quran and bible - and studied the hadith and discussed the core of Islamic belief with theologians and the likes when I was in Iran. When these hardcore Muslims say "we love death more than you love life" they mean it. And they want to bring an end to the world in which you and I would be the first people executed as atheists.

As for homosexuals - it is in fact the law that homosexuals are executed in Islamic countries run by Shariah law (which is demanded by the quran and the hadith). Therefore - today we debate about the issue of gay marriage - in Islamic countries such as Iran - gays who are themselves and out of the closet are eligible for a nice hanging but before that - some complimentary floggings and torture.

And getting rid of Bin Laden has nothing to do "with Christianity". As an atheist and someone who values western culture - and someone who understands the threats we face by Islamic fascists - I understood the imperative on not only operational aspects but psychological aspects in ruining the morale of Al Qaeda - the extermination of Bin Laden was necessary and just. Oh yeah - he was involved in a little something in which he attacked America and killed over 3000 civilians.

And to others - please know when I speak on Islam and the barbaric nature of Islam compared to Christianity - I still consider all religions inherently at their root evil - but one has been able to for the most part secularize and modernize and one is stuck in the dark ages. I speak as someone who is both Iranian and American - born in Tehran, came to the U.S. when I was young (3) but has spent considerable amounts of time while older in Iran. I bring a unique perspective to this issue - and there is absolutely no doubt that Christianity has nothing on Islam when it comes to primitiveness, oppression, and terror. After all, Islamic terrorist attacks happen routinely and are basically intertwined with their religious ideals of jihad and war.

Not all Muslims are bad people - but that is simply because they don't take their religion seriously in the way they are required to do under Islam. In fact - devout Muslims would consider these people apostates.

Comment by TNT666 on July 22, 2011 at 11:37pm

Every abortion provider attacked and murdered is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Every gay person attacked and killed is the result of Christian fundamentalism.

Killing Bin Laden is Christian fundamentalism.

 

Every 15-20 years, nope, every single year.

 

As for pedophilia, Muslims have nothing on Christianity.

 

In addition, in historical terms, Muslims, as of yet, have much less blood on their hands than Christians.

 

Of course we can stay blind to the past and only look at whom we dislike in the present... But forgetting history is one of the worse crimes of history teaching in North American schools.

Comment by MaleficVTwin on July 22, 2011 at 11:14pm
Wait for it. The right-wing talking heads will be falling all over themselves to downplay his religious views if they begin to look like the root cause of his actions. Yes, they'll call it murder, they'll call it cold-blooded, they'll condemn what he did. Yet, they'll never admit that his religion was a driving force.

Of course, it's just conjecture right now. Time will tell.
Comment by Sassan K. on July 22, 2011 at 11:06pm
What's the difference between Islam and Christianity? You only get about one serious terrorist attack by a Christian fundamentilist every 15-20 years and their main agenda tends to not be religion but politics or imagined grievances as in this case - in addition, you don't have other Christians defending this imbecile or remaining silent on the issue. They call it for what it is: cold blooded murder and terror. In contrast in the Islamic world, too often these terrorists are being glorified as "martyrs" with their families compensated, their images drawn and pictured in their respective Islamic country - and treated as a hero instead of a cold blooded murderer and terrorist.

Islam and Christianity are night and day when it comes to religious extremism and violence. After-all, who do you think is a better role model - the symbol of Jesus or the child molesting pedohile and genocidal maniac Muhammad?
Comment by MaleficVTwin on July 22, 2011 at 10:55pm

Hmmm. It is tentatively looking like this could be the work of a Christian extremist......they aren't quite saying that, but they're hinting at it.

 

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43857267/ns/world_news-europe/t/suspect...

Comment by Joseph P on July 22, 2011 at 7:08pm
Seriously, what's wrong with those people?
Comment by dr kellie on July 22, 2011 at 5:00pm
Yes. 
Comment by Christopher Baughman on July 22, 2011 at 4:52pm
I assume you mean DADT. Anyway I'm not surprised they blame the gays once again.
Comment by dr kellie on July 22, 2011 at 4:50pm
The bombing in Norway was because Obama got rid of DODT.  I just heard it on xian radio.  They said god is mad.
Comment by ɟǝןıx dǝʇɹɐɹ on July 22, 2011 at 4:04pm

another jesus vision, this time on a receipt:

 http://oddnews.yahoo.com/video-odd-news-25997137

 

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