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Teaching the Wrong Controversy











Which Controversy Shall We Teach?…
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Added by Johnny on April 6, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 05APR

Sunday Morning Service

05 APR 2009



Links of Interest



Leap of Faith - President Obama has not lived up to his campaign promises of separation. "He should insist that groups that accept funds from his initiative abide by anti-discrimination laws. If this proves too onerous for some… Continue

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

James Randi Educational Foundation’s YouTube Account Is Online

The James Randi Educational Foundation’s YouTube account is online again. Turns out it wasn't theists whining about the content, but someone complaining about copyrighted content. From Randi.org:
Our account had been suspended by YouTube due to some…
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Added by Johnny on April 3, 2009 at 3:59pm — 5 Comments

Congress Passes Mandatory Public Service Act; Participants Forbidden From Attending Church While Serving

On 09 March the House passed H.R. 1388; and on 26 March the Senate passed it as well. H.R. 1388, Officially title the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, or GIVE Act, is being referred to by many as the Mandatory Public Service Act.



Students graduating high school will be required to register; but can delay their registration by attending college. Mandatory or volunteer participation will be based on the household income of the parents of the… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 1, 2009 at 12:04pm — 4 Comments

eHarmony Says Atheists Are More Likely to Cheat

According to an eHarmony Advice article, surveys show 95% of people think infidelity is wrong; but 22%–25% of men and 11%–15% of women admit to having extramarital sex.



The article says there is no "ONE reason" that people cheat, and that there are many types of people that cheat; BUT that all cheaters "fall into the following"… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 31, 2009 at 6:56pm — 6 Comments

Catholic Churches Charge 11¢ Each for Admission

In 2008 the reported number of claims against catholic priests for sexual abuse rose 16%, in the US. Found by a study commissioned by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The report found 803 new allegations in 2008, compared with 692 in 2007. For 2008 $436m was paid out for abuse cases in the US only; most of that amount was victim compensation.



There are around 75 million catholics… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 31, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 29MAR

Sunday Morning Service

29 MAR 2009



Links of Interest



Holy books are not the source of morality — we are. - Atheists and their morals seem to be a topic that rotates in and out of the spot light constantly. Dan Florien over at Unreasonable Faith has a nice article refuting a… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 29, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 22MAR

Sunday Morning Service

22 MAR 2009



Links of Interest



The Reagan Doctrine - an article written by Isaac Asimov and published in 1981. An interesting read in which Asimov responds to comments by Ronald Reagan regarding the Soviets. One of Reagan's more inflammatory statements being "No one who disbelieves in God and in an… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 22, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Another Religious Group Trying to Outlaw Same-Sex Marriage

More of these idiots trying to push their religious views into government law.



From a Seattle Times article.



Religious leaders want constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage



ST. PAUL, Minn. — A group of Minnesota religious leaders say they're supporting another push at…
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Added by Johnny on March 18, 2009 at 11:39pm — 2 Comments

Catholics for Choice Says Pope Benedict Wrong on Condoms

Jon O'Brien, the President of Catholics for Choice, has written a response to Pope Benedict's statement on condom use, posted on OpposingViews.com.



As the pope traveled to Africa, he chose this moment to make what appears to be his…
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Added by Johnny on March 18, 2009 at 2:57pm — No Comments

The Truth About St. Patrick

St. Patrick is considered as the Patron Saint of Ireland. There are many, though, in Ireland that hold him in disdain. These people will never celebrate his legacy or life. It has been stated that St. Patrick rid Ireland of all of its snakes. Scientists have found that Ireland had not had snakes since icebergs surrounded the island. What could then be meant by the old legend?

Before Christianity began to spread into Ireland, the Druids were the leading…
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Added by Johnny on March 17, 2009 at 5:00am — 18 Comments

Which Enemy of the Christian Church Are You?

I get a kick out of goofy questionnaires like these:
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Added by Johnny on March 16, 2009 at 1:21pm — 7 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 15MAR

Sunday Morning Service

15 MAR 2009



Links of Interest



'Rise of the Godless' from the March issue of the National Journal - "In the past, politicians in Washington and elsewhere could largely ignore the Godless. But those days are over. With their numbers growing, nonbelievers are intent… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 15, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

The Atheist Prayer

The Atheist's Prayer



Our brains, which art in our heads,

treasured be thy name. Thy reasoning

come. Thy best you can do be done

on earth as it is. Give us this day new

insight to help us resolve conflicts and

ease pain. And lead us not

into supernatural explanations;

deliver us from denial of logic.

For thine is the kingdom of reason,

and even though thy powers are limited,

and you're not always…
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Added by Johnny on March 13, 2009 at 4:55pm — 4 Comments

What's Good for the Goose is Apparently Not Good for the Gander

More and more we see religious groups trying to push their agenda into laws, politics, and the government. Too many in the general religious populous think God has been kicked out of government, and they want him back in there. But what happens when the roles are reversed, and government proposes to push its policy into religion?



The church cries 'foul' and sputters quotes about 'the separation of church and state' and then holds a rally to gather support to stop the… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 11, 2009 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

The Bible is Documented Proof: Jehovah is a Failure

Once I read this article posted by Dan Florien over at Unreasonable Faith, I couldn't resist re-posting here. An excerpt from "The Truth About the Holy Bible" by Robert Ingersoll.



He…
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Added by Johnny on March 9, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Religious Groups Losing Members, Atheists Gaining

An article posted today on USA Today cites the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS) that will be released today. The statistic we're most interested in, 8% of Americans surveyed claimed no religion in 1990; 18 years later the response is up at 15%.



Now only Catholics and Baptists are higher percentage-wise; and Baptists just barely at 15.8%. Even the 'generic Christian' group only ranked 14.2%.



It appears that the ARIS has taken the largest sampling… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Obama Overturning Bush's Stem Cell Ban

Its all over the news this morning (in case you hadn't heard); Obama will be overturning Bush's ban on government funded stem cell research.



On the news this morning (from what I saw) the news anchors kept mentioning the moral decision. Then they get a few people being interviewed, some yammering about Obama's morals, some about the country's morals, and I even saw one… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 9, 2009 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Mormons Attacking Civil Unions in Illinois

Looks like the Mormon church is on the warpath again, this time its off to Illinois. The Civil Union Bill (HB 2234) was scheduled to go before a comity this morning (Thursday 05MAR09 in Springfield). The Mormon church sent out this email in opposition:





From: Kristy Combs <kristyc@mchsi.com>

Date: March 3, 2009 12:27:59…
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Added by Johnny on March 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Atheist Blogs Ranking List [UPDATED]

the Atheist A Before I post this link, I just want to reiterate that Think Atheist is the site I hit first every morning, camp way too much throughout the day, and typically check last before going to bed. Morgan has created something truly unique here, and it cannot be matched. (Ok, done kissing ass now) I'm sure most of you, like me, have a few other atheist bookmarks you like to check though (or a list of RSS feeds).



I just stumbled upon this… Continue

Added by Johnny on March 3, 2009 at 4:10pm — 6 Comments

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