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
A member of the Louisiana House of Representatives who eagerly supported Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to fund private schools…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on February 20, 2013 at 11:51pm — No Comments
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…
If there was real separation of church and state there would be:
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…Continue
Added by Rob Klaers on July 17, 2012 at 7:45pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Robert kezelis on April 29, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Michael Merritt on January 29, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
I don't consider myself a militant atheist. If someone asks what I believe, I'll tell them, if someone attempts to use their faith as evidence, I'll challenge them, but I don't seek those discussions out. My view is that someones belief is their own damn business... mostly. What I am passionate about though, is the notion that the United States is a secular nation. That it was founded on basic principles that not only included religious tolerance for a variety of faiths, but freedom from the…Continue
.....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…Continue
Added by Boatman on October 2, 2011 at 9:07am — No Comments
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…
Added by Luke Townsley on September 26, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Care must be taken to draw a distinction between a rational idea and an emotional truth. A rational idea is a construct of the conscious mind. An emotional truth is an expression of human feeling. It's just what someone feels to be true.
Jesus Christ never gave religious law in the tradition of the old religion (the Law of Moses) or Islamic law. He spoke in cryptic imagery and enigmatic parables. As a consequence, Christianity has no rational expression. It is pure…Continue
Republican presidential wannabe Rick Perry has no regard for science, alleging that man-made global warming is a hoax, and that creationism ought to be taught in classrooms. Here are some of his Godly ravings. Let them be a warning. And what does it say about the US political system that things get so bad that (nearly) every Republican front runner has to be a moron and that the Republicans aren't political pariahs despite this? Amongst the Republican candidates the only ones that believe in…Continue
I'm getting ready to "come out" to my family and church. I've written a letter to send to the church or any family member in the event that I cannot personally talk with them for fear of my own safety. I intend to go about this in the least dramatic way possible, and only use this letter if I have to. If there is any drama, it will be caused by the church or by my family- not by me. I played a very active role in the church (I'm their best worship leader, they keep saying), so I expect some…Continue
Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re all having a great day. Despite a rather shaky start to the day, everything is now going well and I just read a great article inThe Vancouver Sun, titled …Continue