Wake Up America! Don’t Let Activist Atheists Rewrite History
Article found at www.foxnews.com
Get pumped up. Kill a pine tree. Paste paper snow flakes on your picture window. Take time off from work. Shop till you drop. For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people; in the Northern Hemisphere we are about to celebrate the Winter Solstice – the moment the sun’s position in the sky is at its greatest angular distance from the observer.
This is the very boring message professed by a group of modern-day Scrooges, dressed in the cloak of militant atheism. Indeed, they love December, but their tidings of joy have nothing to do with nature’s seasons or the position of the sun.
Their secret reference point is the same as ours, December 25th, the day on which Christians worldwide celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the Prince of Peace. Read the rest of this entry »
Notice the strong Religious “flavor” of this article…
Dawkins to preach atheism to US
Maurice Chittenden and Roger Waite
The Times Online
RICHARD DAWKINS, the British scientist who has become the high priest of atheism, is launching a crusade in America to win new recruits to the church of nonbelievers.
He is to embark on a lecture tour of 2,000-seater halls in the Bible Belt and the Midwest in the wake of the presidential primary season, which reaches its climax in early February.
Dawkins, whose book The God Delusion has sold 1.5m copies in the English language, has teamed up with Robin Wight, the man behind some of Britain’s most memorable advertising campaigns, to make it respectable to admit to being an atheist.
No presidential candidate could hope to survive in the polls in America if he or she admitted to doubts about the existence of God. Read the rest of this entry »
December 7th, 2008
Dolan Cummings: Count me out of atheism’s creed
The desire to belong has made atheism into its own religion. But non-belief is no basis for a group identity
Richard Dawkins’ campaign urging atheists to “come out” and be counted, is oddly reminiscent of an evangelical rally where born-again Christians are implored to rush down to the stage. Closet atheists in the pious USA and worldwide are to be welcomed with open arms into the skeptical fold. And if sales of Dawkins’ The God Delusion and other recent books like it are anything to go by, there is no shortage of people ready to join up. While some critics have labeled Dawkins and co “atheist fundamentalists”, the real similarity between atheism and religion today is less fanaticism than a palpable yearning to belong. There is nothing wrong with this very human impulse, but non-belief is an odd basis for belonging. Read the rest of this entry »
Friday, January 2, 2009
By Robin Shulman
BOSTON — They are not religious, so they don’t go to church. But they are searching for values and rituals to use in raising their children, as well as for a community of like-minded people to offer support.
Dozens of parents came together on a recent Saturday to participate in a seminar on humanist parenting and meet others interested in organizing a kind of nonreligious congregation, complete with family activities and ceremonies for births and deaths.
“It’s exciting to know that we could be meeting people who we might perhaps raise children with,” said Tony Proctor, 39, who owns a wealth-management company and attended the seminar at Harvard University with his wife, Andrea, 35, a stay-at-home mother. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently saw a blog post on one of the gazillions of anti-religion blogs on the net with a title that read “Atheism is Freedom”. The blog author didn’t write anything. He just posted a video of a cartoon episode entitled “The Case of the Cola Cult”. The video amounted to nothing more than a strawman and since the author didn’t post anything but the video it was difficult to understand what he wanted to communicate with the video.
It could be easily inferred, however, given the context of the blog, that this blogger is against religion and sees adherence to religion as nothing more than mental prison.
I also saw another blog, recently, displaying a popular video from Sam Harris “preaching” (for lack of a better term) to an audience telling them that “atheism is freedom from mental slavery”. He goes on to admit that atheists are free to recognize that we don’t know all that we can know about the universe (I’m paraphrasing here). Read the rest of this entry »
all religions are based on stories by elderly men and to explain natural occurences (sic) like comets, thunder… etc.
I think this one stands on it’s own as far as fallacies go – Admin
The New State Religion: Atheism
by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
It seems that atheism has become the official stance of America’s school system. One way in which many schools and teachers are attempting to indoctrinate students is by the use of new terms to hide the actual intent of the policy maker. For example, the current euphemism for an atheist is a nontheist or naturalist. Even if a naturalistic explanation is not true, scientists must still try to explain all events from this worldview. That the atheistic belief structure is the norm in science was forcefully brought out by Nobel Laureate Weinberg as follows:
Among today’s scientists, I am probably somewhat atypical in caring about such things [as God]. . . . on matters of religion, the strongest reaction expressed by most of my fellow physicists is a mild surprise and amusement that anyone still takes all that seriously. Many physicists maintain a nominal affiliation with the faith of their parents . . . but few . . . pay any attention to their nominal religion’s theology…. Most physicists today are not sufficiently interested in religion to even qualify as practicing atheists. Read the rest of this entry »
Although the animated version of the classic Dr. Seuss book ‘Horton Hears a Who’ is but a children’s movie, it presents some deep philosophical and political quandaries.
In short, there is a lone voice, that of the Kangaroo and self proclaimed “law maker” in the jungle, who cries out “if you can’t see it, hear it, or feel it, it isn’t real!” when Horton the elephant tries to share his discovery of a “talking speck” which he surmises must contain people since “specks can’t talk”. The Kangaroo succeeds in convincing the entire jungle population that Horton is crazy for believing such nonsense and manipulates the jungle population to destroy the flower that contains the speck with talking people.
The Kangaroo plays an antagonist role in an attempt to prevent Horton from spreading his so called “lie” in order to keep the other animals from believing Horton’s ridiculous claim that people live in a speck. Read the rest of this entry »
Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ?
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn’t. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you ? Let’s start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ? Read the rest of this entry »
According to its organizers, history will be made at Saturday’s Reason Rally in Washington, when organizers will host “the largest gathering of the secular movement (emphasis mine) in world history.”
Ironically that sounds a great deal like the self-important and inflated claims which come from some of the religious organizations these same people most strenuously oppose (emphasis mine). And in that sense, the Reason Rally’s organizers are correct that history will be made, even if the turnout is small.
Saturday’s rally will mark the formal birth of secularism/atheism which, although not the same, are both being used by the organizers almost interchangeably, as one more faith-based group seeking to assert its political and cultural influence on the rest of us. And yes, I meant what I wrote about the rally being “faith based.” It’s not my faith, but it is a faith nonetheless. Read the rest of this entry »