All Blog Posts Tagged 'church' (70)

Catholic Church Don't Want Gay Customers

So we have yet again some more hypocrisy and arrogance from the Catholic Church.  The Catholic Church are apparently selling a mansion previously owned by a pedophile. But it seems that the Catholic church is still far too lacking in humbleness, still too arrogant, still to self righteous and still to hypocritical to be willing to seek the property of a gay couple.

Oh they have no problem protecting…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

The Good Works of the Church?

Any of us brought up unwillingly in a religious environment has always had to square our contempt for the church with its 'good works.' Doesn't this redeem its bad works, and don't these good works offset the ridiculous but well intentioned mythology? Since this is a decidedly and demonstrably positive characteristic of religion, shouldn't atheists recognize this positive aspect of religion?

 

I utterly disagree, and I'll share my argument with the first respondent to this…

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Added by Andy Hoke on March 16, 2014 at 3:13pm — 44 Comments

Bus Driver Fired After Forcing Prayer on Students

A bus driver for the Burnsville school district was fired last week for leading kids in Christian prayers on his bus, even after he was warned to stop — a move he considers a violation of his freedom of speech.

George Nathaniel, 49, of Richfield, who is also a pastor for a…

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Added by Dan on November 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 12 Comments

The Celestial Teapot's Issue #4 is out!

If you’re anything like me you get excited about new possibilities and technologies, and your imagination gets very stimulated by thinking of future advances. This issue does just that for your braindbuds: we’ve created an homage to Brave New World with articles on operant conditioning, sleep-learning, reproductive technology and psychological manipulation. We’ve also got some great new scientific developments that are coming to fruition now or in the near future of 2014: Memristor…

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Added by CelestialTeapot on October 10, 2013 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Another one bites the dust.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57605738/eight-dead-after-church-bus-crashes-into-tractor-trailer-suv-in-tennessee/

It seems like there is a real propensity for these church buses to go off course. Here's another.

Are the religious so feeble-minded that they cannot see that their imaginary friend doesn't alter reality?

Physics and…

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Added by Ed on October 2, 2013 at 10:35pm — 2 Comments

Working in the church as an undercover atheist

If you've read my earlier blog posts, you know that I don't believe in god, but one of my current jobs is directing music at a small Methodist church.  It's so interesting just how your perspective on a church service changes once you remove belief in god: things that previously seemed quite ordinary now seem absolutely ludicrous.  I mean, there are the obvious things: the Lord's Prayer, prayer in general, the scripture readings (yesterday, no joke, we actually read aloud Psalm 14, which…

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Added by A. T. Heist on September 16, 2013 at 11:15am — 3 Comments

Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Press Release: Atheists to Unveil Florida Courthouse Monument

Posted on: May 29, 2013

Stone Bench Featuring Secular Quotes Will Sit Beside Religious Tribute

Cranford, NJ—Following a settlement with Bradford County, Florida, American Atheists will unveil a new monument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse: a 1,500-pound granite bench engraved with quotations from Thomas Jefferson,…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 29, 2013 at 2:11pm — 8 Comments

How do you feel about churches being tax-exempt?

     I feel that that there should be a separation of church and state, and the fact that churches are tax-exempt tells me there is not. Do you feel that churches should be tax-exempt? Why or why not?  If you agree with me, please sign this petition https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-all-churches-their-tax-exempt-statuses/1BWB3Cb3.

Added by Jordan Toney on April 3, 2013 at 7:54pm — No Comments

How do people like this get elected..??

Louisiana Revelation: School Voucher Funding – It’s Not Just For Christians Any More

Jul 5, 2012 by Rob Boston in Wall of Separation

A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…

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Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Westboro Baptist Church

I have had the enlightening experience of being both Christian and atheist in my 31 years on this planet, so I am able to look at the Westboro Baptist Church through both sets of eyes. 



I followed the WBC story as I have always been intrigued by cults; particularly the way in which cults snare high functioning intelligent adults. Through my own studies regarding these issues, I came to the realisation that, as a Christian, I too was in a cult. I am now an outspoken atheist, free…

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Added by Brenda Lee on January 15, 2013 at 5:33am — 20 Comments

Ideal separation of church and state

If there was real separation of church and state there would be: 

  1. No crosses on public roads and public highways
  2. No "In God We Trust" on the currency
  3. No "Under God" in pledge of allegiance
  4. No "Acts of God" in the books of law
  5. No taking oath to public office in name of god, or on the bible
  6. No adding of god to the party agendas
  7. No "In God We Trust" license plates issued for free on tax payers dime
  8. No laws banning…
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Added by atheistrising on September 23, 2012 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Cheryl Washington, Texas Shekinah Learning Institute Charter Founder, Teaches Religion In School, Americans United Alleges

The Huffington Post  |  By Gregory Kristof Posted: 07/12/2012 3:31 pm Updated: 07/12/2012 3:36 pm

Religion watchdogs are warning of an amply-funded…

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Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Catholic church offends and disgusts me (news article response)

Hi All,

    I checked the news on news.com.au this morning and found this article. In which the catholic church both offends and disgusts me.

I will start by explaining the latter. It makes the assumption that a woman needs a husband to be complete, and urges young women in Australia to marry quickly or they will miss out. Why, as a man,…

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Added by matt.clerke on May 6, 2012 at 7:13pm — 4 Comments

How to be saved with the Catholic Church

In 1975 a young man made a statement to the Catholic Church to inform them that he had been abused – that is sexually assaulted on more that one occasion by one of their priests.  He also reported that other children were also being abused by the same priest. He was as much concerned for them as he was for himself. He met the church officials and gave his story while his father was asked to remain outside the room. He answered their questions honestly, even providing the names and addresses…

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Added by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on May 3, 2012 at 5:10pm — 19 Comments

Pastor Agnostic's Genesis

In the beginning, god was created in the image of Man.



And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep.



And 14.4 billion years ago, all matter was created, and from this explosion eventually came atoms and matter, which grew large and firm, and when sufficient amount of matter gathered together, the matter could not help itself,  and began to fuse and from that fusion of matter escaped particle wave forms of various frequencies, and… Continue

Added by Robert kezelis on April 29, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments

Separation of church and state!

The most important thing that keeps America safe. Exploitation of gods in politics is enough to make me sick! We need to keep gods out of government, separation is so important. It seems that those that are religious want to run the governments there way or the hell with you. People killing others over religion is just nuts! Holly books written as they believe by or inspired by there gods are the enlightened way to…

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Added by Bobevt on February 29, 2012 at 10:21am — 5 Comments

Christians are up in arms about music video showing church burnings, but they don't understand its meaning

A music video posted on the homepage of the Rock Beyond Belief Festival, that's being held for atheist servicemen and women in March at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, has roused the ire of several Christian blogs and commentators.

Filmed for the song "Hysteria" by rock band Aiden, the video (posted below), begins with several shots of church and synagogue burnings. Indeed, the song itself uses what appears to be lyrics…

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Added by Michael Merritt on January 29, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

I've left church, and I'm concerned with some things now.

Hello to all TA inhibitors. Hope everyone is having a great 2012 so far. 

Late last month I posted a blog about me thinking about leaving a church group I was attending for almost a year. Well, I've left. I haven't ditched anyone's friendship since I still enjoy their company very much. I've told a few people whom I were close to in the church group about my departure. Some of the things they've said to me are things I'm very curious in learning about. One of my friends stated the…

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Added by Branden Ballard on January 10, 2012 at 1:50am — 28 Comments

Thought this only happened in other places......

.....but I see the bucolic East Coast is not immune.

 

A local evangelical church is featured in "Halifax Magazine", a free add-in to the local Sunday paper.

 

From the article-

 

"He (Russ Conway, the pastor) initially says a gay person would be welcome within the church, but when pressed acknowledges that unless they wanted to become straight they would not be welcome."

 

And I'll give you the last three paragraphs (or what I feel is…

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Added by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments

Church as a Punishment?

Alabama Church Sentencing Option: azcentral.com



News like this shouldn't/doesn't surprise me when it comes rolling out on the red carpet but it does get my blood going. It goes without saying that news like this coming out of Alabama is all the less surprising.



Ready for a synopsis?



As of Oct. 1st, 2011 a city program will allow a city judge in…

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Added by Luke Townsley on September 26, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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