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Zealous atheists resemble religious fanatics

Published On Sun May 13 2012

ByDow MarmurColumnist

Some years ago I attended a meeting in the home of a prominent Toronto businessman. Probably because he recognized me as he let me in, he felt compelled to warn me that he was a devout atheist.

Atheism nowadays…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 15, 2012 at 2:09am — 11 Comments

Atheism in America

The Daily Circuit

FAITH AND PUBLIC LIFE

Atheism in America

10:15 AM, May 10, 2012…
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Added by Rob Klaers on May 12, 2012 at 12:41am — 2 Comments

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design: 6 Bones of Contention

--Ker Than, 2009

THE EYES OF VERTEBRATES



Why Intelligent Design?



On November 24, 2009--the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species--the theory that new species can arise from old ones through natural selection is still met with some resistance. (Related: …

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 5, 2012 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Synthetic DNA Created, Evolves on Its Own

Christine Dell'Amore

National Geographic News

Published April 19, 2012

Step aside, DNA—new synthetic compounds called XNAs can also store and copy…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 5, 2012 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Pastor's loss of faith started with loss of hell

By Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service

BETHESDA, Md. – In the span of just a few months, Jerry DeWitt went from a respected pastor with a vibrant congregation to an atheist without a job.

DeWitt, 42, is the first "graduate" of The Clergy Project, a program supported by several atheist organizations that assists pastors who have lost…

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Added by Rob Klaers on May 4, 2012 at 2:15am — 1 Comment

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 — 22 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

A couple of Reason Rally articles.. both from Yahoo..

Atheists Darken D.C

Brent Bozell's column is released twice a week.

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 29, 2012 at 3:06am — No Comments

Types of Extremists

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 28, 2012 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Political correctness run amok as New York City schools ban terms like 'dinosaur' and 'Halloween' on tests

In a political correctness crackdown, the New York City Department of Education is knocking terms like 'dinosaur' back to the Stone Age.

The prehistoric creatures are among 50 terms banned from use on tests administered to students by the city.

Others include birthdays (because Jehovah's Witnesses don’t observe them),…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 27, 2012 at 9:02pm — 13 Comments

The God Hypothesis

Great piece in the Huffington Post today..Posted: 03/20/2012 5:10 pm



Victor Stenger, Physicist, PhD, bestselling author

The following article appeared in the March 17, 2012 "God issue" of New Scientist.

The party line among scientists -- believers and nonbelievers alike -- is that science and religion are what Stephen Jay Gould called "non-overlapping magisteria." In 1998 the US National Academy of Sciences…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 20, 2012 at 9:54pm — No 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

Ex-NASA Worker's Lawsuit: Belief in Intelligent Design Got Him Fired

Date: 12 March 2012 Time: 02:53 PM ET

A former NASA employee who was fired last year is suing the space agency, claiming he was let go because he believes in intelligent design, according to news reports.

The employee, David Coppedge, was a computer specialist at…

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Added by Rob Klaers on March 12, 2012 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

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