Ben Carson is on a roll. Darwin was inspired by Satan, climate change is a good thing and now this.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Carson told CNN he believes that had Jews in Europe been armed more heavily, they could have avoided the Holocaust. [Read more...]
Americans have no love for atheists, so it is no wonder so many shed the term for “nicer” sounding adjectives like humanist, bright, and secular.
These terms are less polarizing to many, and help people avoid uncomfortable confrontations but as David Silverman points out in his new book Fighting God, this is just atheists giving into religious demands, playing by religious rules and pandering to religious feelings. It also does a great disservice to those who do use the word atheist when it is the most honest descriptions of who they are. [Read more...]
The conservative meltdown in Springfield, Mo has been big news lately. And not just local news, the story about the city council’s legislative overreaction has been in Maxim, Vice, and even made international headlines in papers like The Daily Mail and The Independent in the UK. Locally, the conversation is shifting from the council’s overreaction [Read More...]
According to a report by CNN, ISIS forced captured sex slaves to have abortions. Three girls who escaped their captures told CNN that already pregnant slaves were forced to have abortions before being used for sex. [Read more...]
It is common knowledge at this point that the folks over at Answers in Genesis and the Ark Encounter are dishonest. It is even clearer now after Ken Ham went in front of city officials and touted already disproven attendance numbers to boost political excitement about the park. [Read more...]
Pope Francis is often heralded in the West as a stridently progressive voice, as far as popes go. Unfortunately, I fear that this characterization of Francis is far too generous and it is the result of the unscrupulous cherry picking of a select few positions he has vocalized to the public. Not only does Francis often take a couple very general crowd-pleasing positions, he also changes those views depending on the audience. For example, he is very much idealized in the US for coming out in support for homosexuals, but when he is speaking to a less progressive audience like, say, the one he addressed in the Philippines earlier this year, he spoke out against efforts to “redefine the very institution of marriage,” an obvious slight against same-sex marriage. By now this reasoning is but a boring platitude, but it is not entirely unconvincing to his audience. After all, claiming to be the Vicar of Christ on Earth does command certain reliability when it comes to gaining public attention, especially amongst a crowd of faithful individuals. [Read more...]
Speaking in New Hampshire last week, GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked by an audience member to clear up his stance on climate change and evolution. [Read more...]
Appearing on Friday night’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Richard Dawkins and Maher discussed “regressive leftists who simply fail to understand when it comes to Islam their views are anything but liberal. [Read more...]
Oregon gunman supported Christian terrorist group, asked victims about religion before shooting them
In yet another senseless gun crime in the United States, a lone gunman entered a community college in Roseburg, Oregon and opened fire, killing at least 10 and injuring more than 20. [Read more...]
The Sheriff of Midland County, Texas loves God and doesn’t understand why he can’t endorse religion by posting the motto In God We Trust on county patrol vehicles.
Sheriff Gary Painter spoke to Local Big 2 News (it has to be called big, because Texas), saying “I believe in my God, I love my God and I trust him with everything. Why can’t I put that on a vehicle that the people of the county also believe in God.” [Read more...]