All Blog Posts Tagged 'Church' (25)

Baptists plan exodus from Boy Scounts

Posted on CNN May 31, 2013
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Added by Mabel on June 2, 2013 at 10:50am — 29 Comments

Mississippi School Forces Students To Listen To Christian Lecture, Teachers Block Exits

2013/04/26

By Stephen D. Foster Jr.

Religious freedom is being killed in Mississippi. It has been for a few years now. And Christian fundamentalism is the murderer.

Mississippi is ground zero for religious anti-abortion fanatics. They’ve literally nearly…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Churches resorting to Prayer when court cases and petitions fail.

New York Times

They have tried letter-writing, petitions and a lawsuit, all to no avail. So now the Christian congregations that are weeks away from…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 19, 2012 at 2:48pm — 4 Comments

Ark Encounter, Kentucky Creationist Theme Park, Gets Generous Tax Breaks In Budget Proposal

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) has proposed a 2012-2013 budget that includes heavy cuts to some key departments while giving a $43 million tax break to a massive creationist theme park.

In his plan, Beshear calls for a 6.4 percent cut to Kentucky's higher education department, a…

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Added by sjtoupin on January 23, 2012 at 4:11pm — 2 Comments

Theory is a bad word?

Okay... Hello,

I've never posted a blog before, but I recently came across and only diary entry from when I was eighteen and just in between leaving my church life and non church life. I was pretty sure at this point I was a non believer. I didn't call myself an atheist. I didn't even know what an atheist was, but I was one.

This page was provoked by a debate I got into with another youth of the church. It was about words…

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Added by Natalie on May 31, 2011 at 10:27am — 1 Comment

Church Dark History

So, my father just told me that I was the Second in the entire church that we go to, to ever turn out an atheist. A long time ago in 1988 there was a kid who was an atheist. And the funny thing is, is that the kid kid was actually somewhat of a child prodigy. Incredibly smart, He grew up and turned out to be a Nuclear Physicist. But theres a twist, When he he got into his early thirties, his girlfriend shot and killed him. This happened fairly recently, maybe a few years ago. Of course my dad… Continue

Added by Noah Cameron on April 19, 2011 at 6:23pm — 5 Comments

Saying "NO" at Confirmation

So confirmation is coming up soon and I was thinking how kick-ass it would be to go anyways, but when he asks in front of the entire church if I profess Lutheran beliefs, to say NO. Right there. With anyone expecting anything. It would a great edgy coming out strategy, and I Think I'v worked up enough Confidence to go threw with it. How I would love to see all those people's faces flash with shock at the person They have know for years and years, saying no at the ceremony. Although I'm not sure… Continue

Added by Noah Cameron on April 9, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Book Review of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars”

Book Review of “Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars”

By Don Barbera

Sometimes, preaching to the choir is necessary to make it aware they may be singing in the wrong key, from the wrong hymnal and in the wrong church. Black atheist author Siviku…

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Added by DrDee on April 1, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

My Dad's Funeral

I had no reason to believe that my dad's funeral wouldn't be religious. It was at the church where my parents were married and so my mom chose the very same Calvary Temple to have his service. I was asked to read from the bible, if either I or my half sister would read it. Since she made all sorts of excuses not to read it, I ended up doing it. Am I going against my belief or rather non-belief? Yes. Am I being there for my family, especially my newly-widowed mom? Yes. Would I do it again at…

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Added by Venus Lovejam on March 24, 2011 at 9:23pm — 3 Comments

World's Oldest "Standing" Church is in Saudi Arabia

World's Oldest "Standing" Church is in Saudi Arabia - 4th Century Assyrian Church with PICS

 

Jubail Church is the oldest still remaining church in the world, located in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It dates to the 4th century. It was discovered in 1986. The government hides it from locals and…

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Added by Hope on March 24, 2011 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

Review of the Smithsonian Channel's special on the story behind The Exorcist



Last night I watched a fascinating show on the Smithsonian Channel about the (alleged) events that the movie The Excorcist is loosely based on. In case you are not familiar with the story, a thirteen year old boy appeared to slowly become possessed by a demon. The event happened not longer after the unexpected death of his aunt. Weird things are said to have happened in the house and marks started showing up on the boy's body. The family took him to… Continue

Added by Pesci on October 28, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Idol Chatter

Of all the days of my 13th summer in Paskaloochee, none stands out so clearly as the day Bent Turner completely lost his mind. He had always been a little off; thus the name, Bent. What his true first name was I never bothered to ask. Bent he was to the town, the nomenclature applied with varying degrees of affection depending upon factors such as age, social status, or denominational affiliation. I say denominational rather than religious, for all in my hometown claimed kinship in the same… Continue

Added by Buck O'Roon on September 18, 2010 at 3:13am — No Comments

How Hard Should It Truly Be To Have The RIGHT To Decline An Invitation?

Just sharing it, don't even really know what to think of it. Can't really give advice on it. All it does is anger me, and push me away in a familial sense. I can't get any further in any other sense.

Hands...Who goes to church just to satisfy family, who don't know about your non-belief?…

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Added by Mrs. Jones on September 4, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

The Business of Churches

So I work a business to business sales job that conducts full day job shadows as a second interview. More often than not I’ll have a recent graduate along for the ride so that they can get a feel for the job and I can decide if they are a good fit for the position.…
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Added by Shayna Erickson on August 28, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Should Gay Marriage Be Legal

Okay let me rephrase the question so that maybe someone can understand how I hear it better:

"Should black people be allowed to marry?"

"Should people with blond hair be allowed to marry?"

"Should Christians be allowed to marry?"

This is what I'm hearing and it's not right - not right at all! It should not even be a discussion - It's silly to the even ask; yet, it seems to be one of the top discussions of all time.



We Americans have a…
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Added by Mark Strange on August 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 17 Comments

Your Emin. . .Ah screw it!

Dear Mr. Pope!



You're full of it! Another show of crocodile tears and empty promises that something will be done to give the illusion of

caring! Another call for prayers, as if THAT will get results!

Honestly, I don't expect ANYTHING to be done! You hide behind opulent

walls and wear threads of gold while you send your minions to starving

third world countries to preach the evils of birth control! When are

you going stop acting like putting two hands together… Continue

Added by Mario Rodgers on April 19, 2010 at 12:39am — 1 Comment

Government doesn't acknowledge that it steps on many people's first amendment rights.

Below are some examples of money, or a pledge that illustrate how explicitly unconstitutional the current state of each is. Imagine the outrage if the pledge or money were adorned suddenly with new wording.



On Money:



In Allah we trust.

In Buddha we trust.

We trust that gods don't exist.





The pledge:



I pledge allegiance to the flag... one nation, without gods, indivisible...

... one nation, bless'ed be, indivisible...

... one… Continue

Added by Velogiraptor on March 5, 2010 at 10:56pm — 6 Comments

Rebirth

Well! How to begin.



I guess I'll start with my motivation.



When I was a kid, I'd gone to my local Church every Sunday. I didn't know why I went, I wasn't all to sure that there was a god- even at that time, but I did believe in the history that the Bible claimed to have happened and so I divulged myself into that.

Growing up, I had always been alone and felt a little isolated, so I felt comforted by the warmth I felt from the Church every day I… Continue

Added by Ryu Oni on January 21, 2010 at 5:36am — 1 Comment

Irony is lost in Ignorance



This last weekend my wife and I spent 5 days in Arizona staying in Scottsdale for the most part. We traveled p to Sedona just for fun because we had heard how beautiful it was. It's a tourist trap and the day was not unlike any other long weekend when you have long lines getting into town and crowds everywhere. The natural beauty is pretty hard to rival. I've done more travelling at 35 than most Americans do in a lifetime. I travel for both work… Continue

Added by Gaytor on September 10, 2009 at 4:35am — 5 Comments

Literal Interpretation Fallacy: A Rant

(previously posted on FB, resulting from this article about the Catholic Church excommunicating people involved with helping a 9-year old rape victim obtain an abortion, and a debate I had recently with an in-law. I thought you all might enjoy.… Continue

Added by Dave Nichols on July 22, 2009 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

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