Dan's Blog – February 2010 Archive (13)

Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence

Poll: Large Number Of Texans Doubt The Theory Of Evolution, Believe In Human-Dinosaur Coexistence

A new University of Texas/Texas Tribune survey shows just how destructive a politicized right-wing curriculum can be. A large number

of Texans polled…

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Added by Dan on February 20, 2010 at 11:32am — 5 Comments

Controversial Schultheis public schools religion bill ends in a whimper

DENVER– A controversial bill that sought to expand space for religion in Colorado’s public schools failed to make it out of committee Monday. Even before the hearing began, the bill’s sponsor,

Christian conservative state Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs,

seemed to have accepted the fact that his “Public School Religious Bill

of Rights” would very likely fail to pass and so offered amendments

that significantly weakened its provisions. In the end, so little…

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Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:54pm — 1 Comment

Ugly divorce, custody fight turns into religious battle

An already ugly divorce and child custody fight in Chicago has given way to a battle over religion.

On Tuesday, 35-year-old law student Joseph Reyes was arraigned in a downtown Chicago courtroom on charges he violated a temporary restraining order that says he can’t expose his 3-year-old

daughter to any other religion than Judaism.



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Added by Dan on February 17, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Is America a Christian nation? I don't think so!

http://chrisb327.newsvine.com/_news/2010/01/13/3751892-is-america-a-christian-nation-i-dont-think-so The replies are great as well ~Dan



I've come across several Newsvine articles in which the topic of conversation turns into a debate regarding if America is a christian nation or not. As you can probably imagine, the discussions become very charged on both sides of… Continue

Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:36am — 3 Comments

Yet another reason not to got to church.

RICHMOND, Calif. (Feb. 15) - Police were seeking a hooded gunman who

horrified the congregation of a San Francisco Bay area church when he

paced the aisles then pulled out a gun and shot two teenagers.





No arrests had been made or suspects named in the Sunday shooting at New

Gethsemane Church of God in Christ in Richmond, police said.



The gunman flanked by two companions in hooded sweatshirts… Continue

Added by Dan on February 16, 2010 at 4:26am — 1 Comment

Woman says God told her to shoot at neighbors

MERRITT ISLAND - A Brevard County woman claiming to be God's messenger

has been charged with attempted murder after reportedly shooting at a

family on their back porch.





The sheriff's office reports that 47-year-old Kathleen Aceto showed up with a gun and began shooting Friday morning. A man in the house grabbed a gun and fired back, and

Aceto ran away.



Deputies responded and arrested… Continue

Added by Dan on February 14, 2010 at 9:10am — 2 Comments

Bachmann: God will ‘curse’ America if it opposes Israel

Got this from @Monicks on twitter~Dan





bachmanngreen20090928 Bachmann: God will curse America if it opposes Israel Michele Bachmann, the outspoken conservative House representative from

Minnesota, says the United States will cease to exist if it "fails to

stand" with Israel.

"I am convinced in my heart and in my mind that if the United States fails to stand with Israel, that is the end

of the United States,"…

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Added by Dan on February 14, 2010 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

Atheists 'just as ethical as churchgoers'

Atheists are just as ethical and have as strong a moral compass as churchgoers, new research shows.







People who have no religion know right from wrong just as well as regular worshippers, according to the study.



The team behind the research found that most religions were similar and had a moral code which helped to organise society.…

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Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Psychology of Religion

Religion is a belief in an unsupported conclusion, unsupported because the conclusions theology reaches are drawn on a predication, the predication that a supernatural being exists.



Understanding this can aid non-theists in realizing the futility of debating with theists. The truth is that religion is a system structured to appeal to the most immature of human psychology and countless self proclaimed messiahs have proven the power this can have when it is applied properly. It is… Continue

Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:19pm — 2 Comments

HOLY SMOKES



A marijuana bust along the U.S.-Mexico border revealed 30 pounds of the drug stuffed into framed pictures of Jesus Christ, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency said Wednesday.

"This is not the first time we have seen smugglers attempt to use religious figures and articles of faith to further their criminal enterprise," said William

Molaski, port director of the…

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Added by Dan on February 11, 2010 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Shocking sinners

A Baraboo man who allegedly zapped an east side business owner in the neck with a stun gun was arrested after being chased by the business owner and his roommate, who wielded a snow shovel and a large hammer, Madison police reported.



Kevin K. Johnson, 59, was tentatively charged with battery, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of an electric weapon following his arrest at about 4 p.m. Friday at Ohio and St. Paul Aves.



Police said the suspect went to the… Continue

Added by Dan on February 10, 2010 at 6:49pm — No Comments

Grow christian, it makes for a better soylent green.

LANCASTER -- The mayor of Lancaster is being criticized for urging residents in his high desert town to help "grow a Christian community."





Mayor R. Rex Parris made the remarks at the end of his annual State of the City address last week.



He urged residents to support a city ballot measure that would authorize daily prayers invoking a specific diety, such as Jesus, at city council meetings. Parris explained that anyone who… Continue

Added by Dan on February 2, 2010 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

OH NOES! It Hurt their feelings :sadface:

Expect to find me beheaded in the morn~Dan



Norwegian envoy regrets publication of caricatures



Tuesday, February 02, 2010



Islamabad



Norwegian Ambassador Robert Kvile has regretted the publication of caricatures of Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the newspapers of his country.



According to the official spokesman, the ambassador met Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed… Continue

Added by Dan on February 2, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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