Ye of little faith… The Arkansas House approved a bill allowing concealed handguns in churches. The bill, which passed on a 57-to-42 vote and now heads to the Senate, removes churches and other houses of worship from the list of places where concealed handguns are banned. Currently, the only private entities where concealed weapons are … Continue reading
This is a must-watch Colbert clip. In it, Colbert addresses the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s anti-religion and pro-reason sign at the Washington state Capitol in Olympia, the resolution requiring the Kentucky state Department of Homeland Security’s to display a plaque claiming that “the safety and security of the commonwealth cannot be achieved apart from reliance upon … Continue reading
One could say that God is dying in Canada, as well as many other places. Because there is no good reason to believe that any God actually exists in reality, one could say that God is alive insofar as the God meme (i.e., the socially propagated idea) is being subscribed to and spread. Research in … Continue reading
Tory Christman Discusses WISE, Disconnection, Tommy Davis, PR, CoS Volunteer Ministries, and Scientology Beliefs
WISE= World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. This is the Scientology front group that raises money for the cult and tries to recruit new members by providing expensive business consulting which includes the application of “LRH Tech”. The one thing I’m curious about regarding the claims of this video is the statement that Scientology has no … Continue reading
A little while back a friend asked me if I thought that recent violent acts by religious fundamentalists have stained the benefits of interiorized spirituality. Since this is a good question and one at the heart of much of my thinking on religion and “spirituality” (I’ll explain the shutter quotes later), I figured I’d make … Continue reading
Dawkins and Maher discuss the popularity of books such as Dawkins’ “The God Delusion”, as well as other recent anti-faith books by authors such as Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens, the brightness of Francis Collins – evangelical Christian and esteemed geneticist, and the possibility of a death-bed conversion by Dawkins.
Hat Tip: By the Book Comics via ExChristianDotNet
Ricky Gervais – creator and star of the original BBC program The Office and Extras, and co-star of A Night at the Museum – describes his rapid deconversion from Christianity to atheism. At the age of 8 Gervais was asked why he believed in God by his older brother, who he described as being both … Continue reading
I just received a poem from Rapture Alert about Darwin’s alleged recantation of evolution and conversion to Christianity…
For those of you who haven’t heard of Rapture Alert, it’s a website dedicated to the anticipation of the rapture. One of the website’s fans or administrators just sent in a poem in response an earlier post on a Florida school board which had voted to oppose the teaching of evolution as fact. Take a … Continue reading
From Matterr via The Friendly Atheist A question and a comment: Why is Buddha on this list? Isn’t Buddha said to have simply been a creative, deep-thinking, compassionate and insightful human male? Including the Flying Spaghetti Monster probably would have put things further into perspective.