Tag Archives: atheism

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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Billboard Of The Day

Some folks aren’t very happy about the latest billboard from the United Church Of Bacon. From the Christian Post: A group of atheists who meet regularly under the guise of a church that worships bacon has attracted over 10,000 new members after offering free weddings and baptisms with the promise of marrying couples before something that is “real.” The organization, …

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The Devil Went Down To Detroit

Via World Net Daily: After weeks of speculation and protests by Christian leaders in Detroit, the unthinkable took place. Just after 11 p.m. on July 25, a satanic organization unveiled a 9-foot statue of the goat-headed Baphomet, a pagan symbol of Lucifer. The 1-ton statue features two young children looking up adoringly at the devil. Leaders of the Satanic Temple …

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The Rise Of The Nones: 23% Of Americans Now Atheist Or Unaffiliated With Religion

Via Pew Research: Christians are declining, both as a share of the U.S. population and in total number. In 2007, 78.4% of U.S. adults identified with Christian groups, such as Protestants, Catholics, Mormons and others; seven years later, that percentage has fallen to 70.6%. Accounting for overall population growth in that period, that means there are roughly 173 million Christian …

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Happy Openly Secular Day

(Tipped by JMG reader Doug)

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Freedom From Religion Foundation Runs Full-Page Anti-RFRA Message In NYT

The above message ran in Sunday’s New York Times.

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Barney Frank To Atheist Politicians: Stay In The Closet About Your Atheism

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WISCONSIN: Madison Becomes Nation’s First City To Explicitly Protect Atheists

Via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: In what is believed to be a first in the nation, the Madison City Council has voted to amend the city’s equal opportunities ordinance to make “nonreligion” a protected class. The ordinance, which was approved Tuesday night, adds atheists to the official list of people who could face discrimination. It comes as Indiana is facing a …

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GREECE: Atheist Prime Minister “Politely” Rebuffs Clergy For Swearing-In Ceremony

Via the Economist: Greece’s new prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, made history within hours of his victory by informing the Archbishop of Athens, very politely, that clerical services would not be required for his swearing-in ceremony. An avowed atheist who has nonetheless made a point of dealing courteously with senior clergy, Mr Tsipras lost no time in making known that his …

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