Archives for July 1, 2008

John McCain Tries to Get the Evangelical Vote

Both Barack Obama and John McCain are going after the Evangelical vote. Obama seems to have the momentum with that group, though, which is a bit of a surprise. How has John McCain responded? With a desperate campaign aimed at Christians who’ve forgotten they’re supposed to vote Republican. Laurie Kilmartin of the 23/6 parody site [Read More…]

Parade in Seattle

I’m not sure what’s going on, but I want to be a part of it: Seattle Atheists have all the Pastafaric fun. (via Evil Angela) [tags]atheist, atheism, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Pastafarianism[/tags] [Read more…]

Religious Right Blasts Obama’s Faith Based Plan

The right wing Heritage Foundation is blasting Obama for being so damn non-discriminatory about his faith-based initiatives plan: … even worse, Obama‚Äôs plan says that when a faith-based organization takes federal dollars, it would lose its ability to preserve its faith-based character through maintaining hiring standards consistent with its mission. It could be forced to [Read More…]

Why Do Atheists Believe in God, Prayer and Heaven?

After the Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey was released, we discovered that 21% of atheists believe in God and one in ten of us pray once a week. Susan Jacoby, author of The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers, doesn’t doubt the veracity of the numbers. She offers up her thoughts on all this: [Read More…]

Barack Obama on Faith Based Initiatives

(There are several updates below. Check them out!) … There are stories making the rounds about how Barack Obama is set to expand George W. Bush‘s faith-based programs — and allow groups to hire/fire based on religion: Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans to expand President Bush’s program [Read More…]