All Blog Posts Tagged 'church' (69)

The WAR on CHRISTmas!

I'm so sick of hearing about "the war on christmas" and seeing any

non-christian (or anyone willing to stand up for any non-christian)

being vilified in the news. Tonight there was a segment on one of my local news affiliates (WTAE Pittsburgh) about a nativity scene being moved from in front of the borough building in a local town after one woman (bravely) wrote in and asked that it be moved. It was moved a whole 20 yards from it's original… Continue

Added by Amanda Artman on December 8, 2010 at 6:56pm — 1 Comment

Pastor publicly executes christmas elf in protest against Satan's minions

John Knudsen, a Danish pastor at the Løkken Free Church in Vendsyssel,

has dealt the first blow against an enemy that he believes to be one of

greatest threat to Christmas. It is, of course, the Elf.



Many people imagine elves as Santa's little helpers making toys for

children or magical folk from Germanic and Norse Folklore, but not John

Knudsen. He believes that they are "poltergeists that come from the devil and make children sick" and that the decorating… Continue

Added by David Kenneth Craggs on December 8, 2010 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Upside Down Nature of Church Budgets

Imagine receiving this pitch from the American Cancer Society:



"Donate $100 today, and $15 of it will go directly to cancer research and to alleviate the suffering of cancer patients! Better still, $50 of it will be used to pay a lecturer who holds weekly meetings to explain why cancer is bad, why donating to the Society is good, and what cancer patients did to give themselves the disease! The other $35 will pay for our building, our other staff, general overhead, fundraising costs and… Continue

Added by Henry Ruddle on December 6, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Priest hires hitman to take out sexual assault accuser.

Can't make this stuff up, folks. You think if this happened in Rome the Vatican would give him sanction?

http://www.ksat.com/news/25899365/detail.html

Father John Fiala, 52, was arrested last week in Dallas County after he was caught on tape by investigators trying to hire a hit man to kill the teen who's accused Fiala of sexual abuse.

Attorney Tom Rhodes said as shocking as the…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 28, 2010 at 2:08pm — 5 Comments

The Day the Catholic Church Dies

The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless:

No horns blown or parades thrown,

Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,

No angels from Heaven to smite us down,

No Devil to laugh at our descent.

The end of the world will still belong to the sun,

When the Church takes its final breath

On a day no different than today

In a world with problems unfit for gods.

Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;

A relic of a…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 22, 2010 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

Standing on the Precipice - My introduction to the atheist community

I'd like to immediately get some demographics out of the way so you may have a better grasp of my situation. I'm 29 years old. I am a computer technician at a small company. I am happily married with two kids, ages seven and nine. I have always lived in Alabama. My hometown is located in south central Alabama, deep in the bible belt. Now that that is out of the way...


I want to thank the atheist community and the creators of this site for give people a place to…
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Added by Wayne Edgar on August 19, 2010 at 12:26pm — 9 Comments

Atheist and want to hold Public Office? GO FOR IT!



Fortney Hillman "Pete" Stark, Jr. (born November 11, 1931) is an American politician from the state of California. A Democrat, he has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives since 1973 (37 years), currently representing California's 13th congressional district in southwestern Alameda County. Currently he is the sixth most senior Representative as well as 8th most… Continue

Added by Rick on June 20, 2010 at 5:39am — 1 Comment

I am an American. On top of that I am also a Texan. I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s. Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Eur…

I am an American.

On top of that I am also a Texan.

I was born in Texas and can trace my family coming to Texas in the 1850’s.

Most of my family came from the United Kingdom. The rest came from Europe.

Some have been in the United States since the early 1700’s. Some fought in the American Revolution against England.

For what I can tell, they all were “Christians” of some sort or another.

I am an Atheist.

I’ve been an Atheist since the age of six.…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2010 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

A Win for Separation of Church and State

Yet again, I'm proud to be from Connecticut. We have gay marriage and rational judges.


A local public high school attempted to hold graduation in a church recently. A few parents and students sued and the judge declared the high school's actions unconstitutional. Reading the comments section might give you all a kick too. There are a few nut-jobs on there, but they're getting owned by rational thinkers.


Enjoy: …



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Added by Regan40104 on June 6, 2010 at 12:42am — No Comments

Secular Coalition Action Alert: Stop Pharmacists From Playing God with Women's Health

This is the latest action alert from the Secular Coalition for America. Click here now to write to Congress!



Join the official SCA Think Atheist group here. …



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Added by Paul Fidalgo on May 25, 2010 at 10:14am — 2 Comments

Romania - a Secular Country?

I live in Romania, Europe and I continue to be amazed by the irrationality that seems to govern this country. The Romanian Constitution stipulates that Romania is a secular state, but it certainly doesn't act as it should.



Let's start with the religion that is being taught in schools. No, not private, faith schools, but public schools. Romania, a secular state, preaches students religion, not for one or two years, but for... twelve. I said "preaches" and not "teaches",…

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Added by Radu Andreiu on March 17, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

AP news article: Atheism book found in home linked to fire suspect

Found on Yahoo! News



DALLAS – Court records say books on demons and atheism as well as rifles and knives were found in a home linked to one of the suspects in a string of church fires in eastern… Continue

Added by Kristi on February 24, 2010 at 5:45pm — 10 Comments

Are you ready for a miracle?

It's been 19 days now since the tragic earthquake that hit the poor and ravaged country of Haiti. We've all been horrified by images of the wounded and watched as families buried their dead relatives. By now, the hope of finding anyone alive is pretty much next to none. Throughout the last two weeks even up to the 15th day, we've heard stories of miraculous survival as occasionally workers would pull someone alive from the rubble, defying the odds once… Continue

Added by Kevin (Idolizing Reason) on February 1, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Looking for some advice on parenting

Here is my situation, I am divorced and the mother of my three year old is very religious. She knows my stance on religion and is okay with it but doesn't want me to teach our son my world view. I don't think what she asks is fair. I told her that I wouldn't directly teach him anything but would answer any questions he might ask. He is extremely intelligent and my main goal in life is to teach him how to think for himself. I don't want him to believe what I believe or what his mother believes… Continue

Added by Keith A. Szilagyi on December 10, 2009 at 7:04pm — 13 Comments

Taking It Back: Scientific Education

During the Years of Creationism, that is, my theist years, I've shied away from science, executing the classic Just-Barely-Passing maneuver in all of my classes. Just recently, however, I've found that science, especially Biology, fascinates me to no end. I recently purchased three (old and "outdated", but still accurate) textbooks on Biology and Biochemistry. Upon reading through the first Biology textbook (haven't finished it, but I love it so far) I find I'm learning more about the human… Continue

Added by Samantha J. on November 29, 2009 at 7:52pm — 8 Comments

My Crazy Story

I was raised in a Christian 'Church of God' church.

The sect was actually called "Pentacostal Holiness".



Speaking in tongues, dancing and other mystical entertainment was a weekly experience for me. We were taught that this was a necessary step to really be close to god and have him speak through you.



We were put into a room on Sunday mornings to hear and memorize stories and verses. The women didn't cut their hair and they wore long dresses. No jewelry. The men… Continue

Added by Daley on November 2, 2009 at 3:04pm — 10 Comments

Church Gives Away Money To Get People To Show Up

The online edition of the Chicago Sun-Times tells us that a church in the area is trying to boost attendance through the use of a raffle system that awards cash prizes among those who show up to church.



According to the story:



For the last three weeks ... Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip has raffled a combined $1,000 to attendees at… Continue

Added by Nix Manes on October 26, 2009 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

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Hello World! :)

At the first post I'm going to keep as brief as possible, mostly because later posts probably will be much larger than this one, and less boring (hopefully). Some of my posts will be translations from www.racjonalista.pl, which is probably understandable even for non polish speakers. I will however add some of my comments to these articles, so they won't be just reprints. After all, the idea of a blog is to share… Continue

Added by ansnodeus on September 27, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Lake Local School District in Ohio Makes Belief in God a Goal

There are few things that can get under my skin like the education system in America. We do not do enough to teach our kids about the real wonders in the world through logical inspection and we fail miserably to teach them to respect or understand history. Schools that respect the secular requirements of our government fail to impart the importance of these subjects. What education are we denying children when they are educated by a school district that makes “belief in god” a goal in their… Continue

Added by LaRae Meadows on August 29, 2009 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

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