Rob Klaers's Blog – April 2012 Archive (9)

From Minister To Atheist: A Story Of Losing Faith

by BARBARA BRADLEY HAGERTY (NPR)

April 30, 2012

This is the first in a series of stories on losing faith.

Teresa MacBain has a secret, one she's terrified to reveal.

"I'm…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2012 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

OLDEST HUMAN ANCESTOR FOUND IN LAKE SLUDGE

Sat Apr 28, 2012 08:20 AM ET 

Content provided by AFP

THE GIST

  • An algae-eater that lives in a Norway lake is declared one of Earth's oldest living organisms.
  • The single-celled creature evolved about a billion years ago and would be human's remotest relative.…



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Added by Rob Klaers on April 30, 2012 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

High School Holds ‘Fictional Character Day’; Atheist Student Dresses Up as Jesus

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 27, 2012 at 2:15am — No Comments

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

Date: 26 January 2012 Time: 10:29 AM ET

 

There's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 21, 2012 at 2:58am — 3 Comments

The rise of atheism in America

By The Week's Editorial Staff | The Week 

The number of disbelievers is growing, but they remain America's least trusted minority. Why?…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 13, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Creation is just as viable a theory as evolution

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS March 21, 2012

Oklahoma City Biblical Examiner…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 13, 2012 at 12:55am — No Comments

Santa/God

I know it's not Giftmas time, but this just came to me in the last couple days.

For me believing in God is no different than believing in Santa...They are both supposed to live in areas filled with white fluffiness, wear white beards, have tons of helpers, know who's naughty/nice then reward you appropriately and are mythical man-made constructs used to get people to 'be good for goodness sake".

Added by Rob Klaers on April 12, 2012 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

Billy Graham’s daughter: ‘I would not vote for an atheist’

By David Edwards

Sunday, April 8, 2012 14:14 EDT

The daughter of televangelist Rev. Billy Graham says that it’s important to discriminate against candidates who are atheists because politicians “should have a fear for almighty God.”

In an interview with Ann Graham Lotz on Sunday, NBC host David Gregory noted that her father had advocated using…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 9, 2012 at 12:28am — 21 Comments

Just heard/read this on NPR about the book 'Did Jesus Exist?'

'Did Jesus Exist?' A Historian Makes His Case

So, did Jesus really exist? With his new book, Did Jesus Exist? The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, Bart Ehrman, historian and professor of religious studies at the…

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Added by Rob Klaers on April 1, 2012 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

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