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City of Lakeland Endorses Public Meeting Prayer

Source:http://www.theledger.com/article/20130623/NEWS/130629797/1134?p=2&tc=pg

LAKELAND | City Commissioners are showing support for prayer during public meetings approving Lakeland officials' request to write an amicus brief to accompany a United States Supreme Court case.…

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Added by Dan on June 23, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

59 years ago Today "Under God" was ADDED to the US pledge of allegiance.

The schoolroom staple didn't originally include "under God," even though it was created by an ordained minister

By Jeffrey Owen Jones Smithsonian magazine, November 2003, 

Source: …

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Added by Dan on June 14, 2013 at 3:52pm — 13 Comments

A friendly Reminder.

Greetings everyone! 

From time to time we will post the guidelines in a blog to make sure everyone has had a chance to read them. 

We have just crossed 18000 members and that number continues to climb! Thank you all for your support and contributions!!

~Dan,

 Administrator

ThinkAtheist.com.

The Guidelines have been and can always be found above in the "ABOUT" tab, or by going to; …

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Added by Dan on June 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Atheists to start 1-800 hotline for doubters

Atheists to start 1-800 hotline for doubters

By Dan Merica, CNN



Source: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/06/04/atheists-to-start-1-800-hotline/

(CNN) – Who can people call when religious doubts arise, but they're afraid to talk to their faith leaders or families?

A group that helps…

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Added by Dan on June 4, 2013 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Churches scared of Pagan festival

A good friend is one of the event planners , and I have a standing offer to work with him for the event. Everyone i have met within the pagan community knows i am atheist and welcomed me. Not one has ever tried to convert me or has spoken ill will towards myself or any other group.
~Dan

Mary Jane…
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Added by Dan on May 30, 2013 at 9:35pm — 13 Comments

Boy Scouts approve plan to accept openly gay boys, now if we can get them to let atheists in.....

Pictured above: Bigot haters who use their children to push intolerance and hate.
The Associated…
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Added by Dan on May 23, 2013 at 11:53pm — No Comments

Space Oddity- (First music Video From Space?)

 ( http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo )

Published on May 12, 2013

A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.



With thanks to…

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Added by Dan on May 12, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Scientists Discover Protein That Reverses Heart Disease In Older Mice

Source:http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/05/09/protein-heart-disease

Scientists at Harvard University think they have found a way to possibly reverse the aging process in human organs.

Dr. Richard Lee, Director of the Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Amy Wagers, of the Department of Regenerative Biology at Harvard, made the discovery when they were working with younger and…

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Added by Dan on May 9, 2013 at 4:56pm — 9 Comments

Priest bans yoga from church hall because it's 'not compatible' with Catholic faith

 (not Cori Withell)

A row has erupted over a priest banning yoga from a church hall because the class was “not compatible” with the Catholic faith.

Instructor Cori Withell said the classes she booked for yoga and pilates at St Edmund's Church building in Southampton were cancelled with 10 days to…

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Added by Dan on September 27, 2012 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

Atheist Conservatives

Other Values Besides Religion Unite These Political Idealists



YANA PASKOVA | THE NEW YORK TIMES
HEATHER…
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Added by Dan on February 26, 2011 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Female Genital Mutilation Banned by Islamic Leaders in Mauritania

This week, 34 well-regarded Mauritanian religious and national leaders signed a fatwa, or Islamic law, banning female genital mutilation (FGM). The fatwa is considered a huge stride toward women's rights in the Islam world.

Female genital mutilation, or genital cutting, is a form of female circumcision. It entails removing all or part of the external female genitalia, including the clitoris and labia.

It is often practiced on girls between the time they're born and their early…

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Added by Dan on January 19, 2011 at 3:00am — 9 Comments

Does God Exist? Ricky Gervais Takes Your Questions

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/22/does-god-exist-ricky-gervais-takes-your-questions/?mod=e2tw

 

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, in an essay that drew a deluge of comments, British comic, actor and filmmaker Ricky Gervais…

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Added by Dan on December 28, 2010 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Actor kills mother while screaming bible passages.

(notice how foxnews.com describes it)



PROSPECT HEIGHTS, NY -- Police say an "Ugly Betty" actor held his mother hostage and then murdered her with a samurai sword while screaming Bible passages Tuesday in Brooklyn.



Neighbors identified the suspect as Haitian-American actor Michael L.

Brea, who has had roles on… Continue

Added by Dan on November 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pope Benedict condones condom use in some cases - book















Pope Benedict XVI attends the Consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican

The comments appear to soften the Roman Catholic Church's hardline stance on contraception



Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", according to a new book.

He said condoms could reduce the risk of infection with HIV, such…

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Added by Dan on November 20, 2010 at 2:28pm — 4 Comments

Spanish priest arrested over '21,000 child porn images'

Spanish priest arrested over '21,000 child porn images'













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A Catholic priest in Spain has been arrested over the alleged possession of thousands of images of child sex abuse.

Police said they found 21,000 images on computers inside the 52-year-old's church in Vilafames, in the east of the country.

The priest, who has not been named,…

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Added by Dan on November 13, 2010 at 12:46am — No Comments

Sex offender invokes 'eternal damnation' fear

A child-sex offender who believes giving a DNA sample would condemn

him to eternal damnation wants an exemption from inclusion on a national

police database.





David Hugh Chord, 37, appeared before Judge Peter Butler in

Wellington District Court on Friday for a hearing to decide whether he

will have to provide a DNA sample for a national database.



Chord is a Christian and believed…

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Added by Dan on November 1, 2010 at 11:13pm — 4 Comments

11 jump, panicked by 'devil' sighting

LA VERRIERE, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Eleven people jumped out of a second-floor window Saturday after apparently thinking they had seen the devil, French authorities said.

Police told Sky News the incident took place in the early hours in La Verriere, west of Paris.

Some of the injured were children, including a 4-month-old baby, who was in a serious condition in a Paris hospital.

"Thirteen people were in an apartment on the second floor when, at around 3 a.m., one of…

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Added by Dan on October 24, 2010 at 12:02am — 3 Comments

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