Tag Archives: atheism

POLL: Majority Say You Don’t Need God To Be Moral

From a poll just published by Pew Research: Most U.S. adults now say it is not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values (56%), up from about half (49%) who expressed this view in 2011. This increase reflects the continued growth in the share of the population that has no religious affiliation, but it also ...

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Atheist Group Loses Bid To Give US House Invocation

Courthouse News reports: Congress has the right to hold a prayer at the start of each legislative day, and can reject an atheist’s request to give the invocation without violating the Establishment Clause, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer, a George W. Bush appointee, said Wednesday the House chaplain’s refusal to invite an avowed atheist to deliver ...

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Satanic Temple: Probably Half Our Members Are LGBT

From a Vice profile on the Satanic Temple: There’s still ample confusion about what it means to be a Satanist. Given society’s long history of pegging Satan as the root of all evil, that’s fair—though it’s worth making some distinctions. Anton LaVey, a then 36-year-old American musician, founded the Church of Satan in 1966 with the mission of creating an ...

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San Antonio Mayor: Atheism Causes Poverty [VIDEO]

The San Antonio Current reports: At an April 3rd mayoral candidate forum, Mayor Ivy Taylor shared her surprising views on systemic poverty in San Antonio. To her, the “broken people” facing poverty just have a bad relationship with God. Now, weeks after the forum, a video of her answer has gone viral. The video shows Taylor and fellow candidate Councilman ...

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Atheist Mom Get Death Threats After School Forced To Remove Ten Commandments Monument [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A Pennsylvania school district has agreed to remove a granite Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit. The Freedom From Religion Foundation said it received a signed settlement Tuesday from the New Kensington-Arnold School District saying it will relocate the 6-foot-high monolith from near ...

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Sean Hannity To Produce Anti-Atheism Movie

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News’ Sean Hannity has delved into filmmaking by partnering with Kevin Sorbo on a movie in which the former star of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys will play a world-renowned atheist whose beliefs are dramatically challenged. For Sorbo, this is the second time he is playing a character in a story with atheism as the ...

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Linda Harvey: Satanic Atheists Want To Abort Jesus

Linda Harvey writes at World Net Daily: The haters of all-things-Christmas, some of whom claim to be “freedom” lovers, are busy again this December trying to legally abort the baby in the manger. If they could pull this off, it would be the ultimate late-term abortion, since that baby was born 2,000 years ago and lives eternally as the King ...

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LOUISIANA: Triggered Snowflakes Force Removal Of Atheist Holiday Billboard After Two Hours [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: A billboard promoting atheism during the holiday season has been run out of town by Christians in Monroe, Louisiana, who deemed it too offensive for their community’s religious sensibilities to tolerate. This message proved to be so triggering for Christians in the community that they successfully demanded that it be taken down on the grounds that it ...

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FLORIDA: Christian Protesters Booted As Satanic Temple Prankster Gives City Council Invocation [VIDEO]

Pensacola’s ABC affiliate reports: A satanic prayer held at Pensacola city council meeting was disrupted by a crowd Thursday night. Police escorted people out of the meeting. “I saw community of people come together and take a stand for what was right,” explained Bruce Gullie. The invocation was delivered by a member of the Satanic Temple. Parishioners with the United ...

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Pat Robertson: Satan Is Behind The Battle To Maintain The Separation Of Church And State [VIDEO]

But you knew that. Right Wing Watch recaps the response to the above viewer question: Robertson said that such groups exclusively target Christians because “they understand Christianity is where the power is — the power doesn’t exist in Islam, the power doesn’t exist in Baha’i or any of these fringe religions.” “They fight against Christianity because Christianity touches the souls ...

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Atheist Group To Post Message To GOP Convention

Via press release: The Freedom From Religion Foundation and its Cleveland chapter are mounting an impressive 14-by-48-foot message to the Republican National Convention: Keep church and state separate. That message on a highway billboard comes from an unexpected source: President Ronald Reagan. “We establish no religion in this country . . . Church and state are, and must remain, separate,” ...

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Catholic League’s Bill Donohue Slams Reason Rally: They Stand For Nothing, They’re Good For Nothing

Bill Donohue is SUPER upset about this weekend’s Reason Rally, which will draw tens of thousands of atheists to Washington DC. He writes: They stand for nothing, believe in nothing, and many are good for nothing. Organized atheists are set to invade D.C. this weekend, holding a “Reason Rally.” The reason they are rallying is their professed belief in nothingness. ...

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Banana Man Ray Comfort: DC Police Won’t Let Me Give Out Gift Cards At Massive Rally For Atheism

Nutjob creationist and anti-LGBT activist Ray Comfort, best known for his claim that the shape of a banana is proof of God’s existence, is telling World Net Daily that Washington DC police won’t left him give out $25,000 worth of Subway gift cards at next weekend’s Reason Rally. From their story: Police forced him to cancel, he explained to WND, ...

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REASON RALLY: Atheists To Gather On Washington Mall

As they did in 2012, tens of thousands of atheists, skeptics, and secularists will rally on the Washington Mall on Saturday June 4th. From the Reason Rally website: The goal of Reason Rally 2016 is to showcase the presence and power of the nonreligious voting bloc, and to demand that reason be put at the forefront of our public and ...

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KENTUCKY: Atheist Group Seeks To Troll Ark Encounter Theme Park With “Genocide & Incest” Billboards

Via Raw Story: An atheist group has organized a fundraising campaign in order to mock the $101 million “Ark Encounter” theme park due to open in Kentucky this July. According to columnist and author Dan Arel, the Tri-State Freethinkers are seeking to raise $2,000 in order to erect billboards calling the facility “Genocide and Incest Park.” “The park celebrates a ...

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RUSSIA: Man Faces Year In Prison For “Offending Believers’ Feelings” By Denying The Existence Of God

NBC News reports: Russian faces up to a year in prison for saying “there is no God” during an argument on social media, his lawyers said Wednesday. Viktor Krasnov also wrote the “Bible is a collection of Jewish fairy tales” during the discussion on European social networking site Vk.com in 2014, lawyer and human-rights activist Pavel Chikov posted on his ...

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World Net Daily Has The Godless City Sadz

Last week the American Family Association published a ranking of US cities based on the percentage of residents who claim to read the bible at least once a week. Today World Net Daily warns us against cities that have the largest percentage of religious “nones” – people who claim no formal affiliation with any denomination. They write: If you’re an ...

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Atheism Activist Cites Hobby Lobby In Lawsuit To Remove “In God We Trust” From US Currency

“In God We Trust” first appeared on US coins in 1864 and was added to paper currency in 1957 during the height of the red scare. Atheist activist Michael Newdow is trying again to put an end to it, but this time he’s using the Hobby Lobby tactic. Hemant Mehta reports at Friendly Atheist: The federal lawsuit, which was filed ...

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GALLUP: 64 Million Religious “Nones” In America

According to a just-issued Gallup poll, about 20 million Americans have left organized religion since 2008, bringing the estimated number of religious “nones” to about 64 million. Via Gallup: A review of over 174,000 interviews conducted in 2015 shows that three-quarters of American adults identify with a Christian religion, little changed from 2014, but down from 80% eight years ago. ...

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Bernie Sanders Won’t Say If He’s An Atheist [VIDEO]

Last night Jimmy Kimmel asked “culturally Jewish” Bernie Sanders, “Do you believe in God and do you think that’s important to the people of the United States?” Sanders dodged the questions, answering, “I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. I think it is not ...

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