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Sunday Morning Service - 21JUN

Sunday Morning Service

21 JUN 2009



Links of Interest



The Scientific Incentive to Disprove Evolution - If a scientist could make a legitimate opposition or disprove evolution, then they would earn their place in the history books, along with Kepler, Copernicus, Darwin, and Einstein.… Continue

Added by Johnny on June 21, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Kingsville: King of Ignorance

Kingsville Texas is the county seat of Kleberg County; in January of 1997 county commissioners unanimously designated "heaven-o" as the county's official greeting.



Okay, I know that's not really breaking news; but I've been on a bit of a separation of church and state kick, so when I stumbled on this I thought I'd share.



So what is wrong with using "hello?" Well it turns out that Leonso Canales Jr. thinks "hello" is a negative greeting due to its… Continue

Added by Johnny on June 15, 2009 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 14JUN

Sunday Morning Service

14 JUNE 2009



Links of Interest



Atheists Keep Faith with Barack Obama - How much faith should the faithless put in Barack Obama?



Is Sex for Procreation? - A great article about why… Continue

Added by Johnny on June 14, 2009 at 4:00am — No Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 07JUN

Sunday Morning Service

07 JUNE 2009



'Out of the Closet' — Black Atheists - Sikivu Hutchinson writes about some of the cultural struggles of being a black atheist woman; and how outside the stereotypical norm that is.…



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Added by Johnny on June 7, 2009 at 4:00am — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 31MAY

Sunday Morning Service

31 MAY 2009



Why People Believe Invisible Agents Control the World - "Souls, spirits, ghosts, gods, demons, angels, aliens, intelligent designers, government conspirators, and all manner of invisible agents with power and intention are believed to haunt our world and control our lives. Why?" By Michael… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 31, 2009 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 24MAY

Sunday Morning Service

24 MAY 2009



The Link - All kinds of info on Ida and the upcoming documentary "The Link" (also a handful of preview videos). Be sure to check the discussion and post here on… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 24, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 17MAY

Sunday Morning Service

17 MAY 2009



The First Couple: Yahweh and Asherah - An interesting article about how Baal supplanted El, and Yahweh supplanted Baal; and in the process gained a consort:… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 17, 2009 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Judge Rules Family Can't Refuse Chemo for Boy

I posted earlier this week and Gaytor posted last week, about Daniel Hauser, the thirteen-year-old boy in Minnesota with Hodgkin's lymphoma who is refusing chemotherapy for religious reasons.



Innuendo on a few sites this week has indicated that Daniel is well below the IQ average… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 15, 2009 at 3:30pm — 21 Comments

Suicide, Sacrifice, and Murder: Children Die in the Name of God

On average in the United States, ONE CHILD PER MONTH dies because of their parents religious beliefs.



Jury selection starts for the trial of Leilani Neumann this week. She is charged with second-degree reckless homicide for the death of her eleven-year-old daughter Madeline 'Kara' Neumann. Dale Neumann's trial is scheduled for July.



Not long… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 11, 2009 at 5:30pm — 12 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 10MAY

Sunday Morning Service

10 MAY 2009



The “Threat” of Creationism - A 25 year-old article by Isaac Asimov that is not only interesting, but still relevant today. How far science has come in 25 years; yet creationists still use the same broken arguments. "To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 10, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

AllAboutScience.org is a Fraud

Some of you may have seen the link posted on RichardDawkins.net to an article written by Mark Tiborsky of The Cleveland Freethinkers. I thought I'd dig around on AllAboutScience.org a bit and see how blatant it was.



They… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 8, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

The Religious Right Leads Texas Further Down the Wrong Path

"D'awwoh! It just gets worse and worse!"

~Homer J. Simpson


From Americans United for Separation of Church and State:



Targeting Texas: Social Studies Panel May Include Right-Wing… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 4, 2009 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 03MAY

Sunday Morning Service

03 MAY 2009



Links of Interest



How it Happened - A humorous take on how Isaac Asimov thought the book of Genesis might have actually started.



Telegraph Caught Lying For Jesus - The… Continue

Added by Johnny on May 3, 2009 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

How Many Gods Are In The Bible?

There's at least a dozen questions I could preface, infer, or imply with this. One of the prevalent ones being xians' belief that the Bible proves the existence of Yahweh. Also worth mentioning is xians' belief that only Yahweh is real, and that all other gods are fake. There are more, but I'm going to focus on these two for now; please feel free to add to the mix if you feel so inclined.



Does the Bible ever actually say the others are fake gods? This might just be… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 23 Comments

Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive

JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and…
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Added by Johnny on April 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 26APR

Sunday Morning Service

26 APR 2009



Links of Interest



The Sarah Palin Elementary School - A fictional vision of the future where religion has taken stronger root. I dub this short story a horror story; and think it illustrates a stark example of why we… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 26, 2009 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Pick and Choose: Can you get any more granular?

1 Timothy 2:9

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Dyker Neyland believes that "women adorn themselves in modest apparel" means that her 7-year-old daughter Javé should not be required to tuck-in her shirt. Her reasoning: "I don't want her behind showing," Dyker said. "I don't want her body being exposed."



Apparently the part… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 12APR

Sunday Morning Service

12 APR 2009



Links of Interest



The Jesus Quote You’ll Never Hear in Church - Christians condemn the violent language in the Koran; but most don't realize the New Testament contains some violent language too. Jesus essentially says: obey or I will kill you. - On a related… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 12, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Happy Easter... err Happy Eostre!

Happy Easter...







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... and ...

Where Did The Easter Bunny Come…
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Added by Johnny on April 12, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Warren Lies About Prop 8 Support

I'm a little short on time, plus this one is pretty good as-is; so I'll be lazy and just paste it in.



By Karen at Bligbi.com.



Rick Warren must still be smarting from the outrage Obama provoked when he chose the despicable jackass to speak at his inauguration as he is still lying about his support for prop 8.…

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Added by Johnny on April 7, 2009 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

  

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