Another Moronic Richard Dawkins Rant: 'Forcing a religion on your children is as bad as child abuse.'
Source: the Daily Mail
Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed that forcing a religion on children without questioning its merits is as bad as 'child abuse'.
In typically incendiary style, the leading atheist said he was against the 'indoctrination of religion' and teaching it as fact.
The evolutionary scientist, speaking at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival yesterday, was repeating claims he made last year which were roundly condemned by charities and politicians.
A Kentucky woman has been fired from her position at U.S. Bank for telling clients to “have a blessed day.” Polly Neace, a bank teller for over 20 years, is now filing suit against the bank for unlawful termination.
According to Christian Today, Neace had been warned by management several times before her termination; she received her first warning in 2011, along with a Code of Ethics violation.
The violation read, "Effective immediately you will no longer discuss the subject of faith or religionwith customers and co-workers alike.”
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Source: Christian Post
Author: KATHERINE WEBER
Atheists in San Diego, Calif. are trying a new approach to recruiting non-believers by offering food, such as pretzels and cheezits, and putting up large banners that read "Relax: hell does not exist, or heaven either, enjoy your life."
The atheists are members of the San Diego-based group the San Diego Coalition of Reason, and every Saturday they set up a booth in the city's Balboa Park alongside other religious groups, such as Hare Krishnas and evangelical Christians, to educate passerby on their lack of beliefs. Along with the quirky banner that hangs over their booth, members of the group also lure people into a conversation using pretzels and Cheezits; the pretzels are used to symbolized the "twisted logic" of theism, while the cheezits represent the "power" of non-belief.
CHRISTIANS are outraged that the birth of Jesus Christ will no longer be cited when recording dates under the new national history curriculum.
High school students will not use the terms BC (Before Christ) and AD (Anno Domini) when referencing dates.
Although history dates won't change, with textbooks still using the birth of Christ as the change point, they will use the neutral terms BCE (Before Common Era), BP (Before Present) and CE (Common Era).
Archbishop of Sydney Peter Jensen said yesterday that removing BC and AD from the curriculum was an "intellectually absurd attempt to write Christ out of human history".
Source: The Daily Beast
Author: Nico Hines
Plans to set up almost 400 “atheist churches” on five continents are underway after the extraordinary success of one small congregation that began holding godless services just over a year ago.
Word about the religion-free church spread like wildfire after the first Sunday Assembly was held in a deconsecrated church in Highbury, North London, in January 2013. By September, 100 congregations will be holding services from Singapore and South Africa to Sao Paulo and San Diego. A further 274 teams currently are working on plans to launch their own assemblies.
Source: Christian Life News
Author: ALEX KOCMAN
Jason Heap, 38, passed all the physical tests for the chaplaincy. He looked good on paper—a self-proclaimed "scholar of religion" with graduate degrees from Oxford University and Brite Divinity school.
He's also an atheist—or, as he characterizeshimself, a humanist.
So, it was little surprise when the U.S. Navy denied his application.
Source: EX Ministries
By Heather Clarke
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Following the Supreme Court’s recent ruling allowing government prayers in Jesus’ name, a Florida man is seeking to open his local commission meeting with a prayer to Satan—just to see if the government will grant him equal time.
Chaz Stevens recently sent a request to Deerfield Beach officials asking that he be allowed to open an upcoming meeting with prayer.
Author: Amanda Casanova
The British Humanist Association has sent copies of “The Young Atheist’s Handbook” to every secondary school in England and Wales.
The book, subtitled “Lessons for living a good life without God,” tells the true account of Alom Shaha, a science teacher who was raised as a Muslim in London.
After his mother dies, Shaha rejects Islam and become an atheist.
The campaign to send copies of the book, called the Young Atheist Handbook for Schools campaign, was started by Ian Horsewell. Horsewell said he wanted students to consider their own beliefs.
Source: Christianity Today
Author: Carey Lodge
A group of Atlantans in Georgia, USA have begun a church that focuses solely on worshipping none other than Queen Bey herself.
The National Church of Bey gathers to sing the former Destiny's Child member's hits every Sunday. Known to have some of the most dedicated fans in the world, whom she refers to as 'Beys', Beyoncé has achieved not only global fame but a cult following. Most would agree, however, that considering the pop star a deity is taking fandom to a whole new level.
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