Atheists Removing Crosses

In Utah, when highway patrol officers are killed on the job, they are memorialized by a cross. It doesn’t matter what religion the person is or if the person is an atheist. A cross is put up. On government property. According to Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Jeff Nigbur, “We chose the cross because the cross is the international sign of peace, and it has no religious significance in it.” No, a dove is a symbol for peace. A blue ribbon… Read more

Morality Without God?

Can people who don’t believe in God still be moral? I’ve read many Christian books that say “No”… For example, in “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist” by Frank Turek and Norman L. Geisler, the authors write: “… if the atheists are right, then we might as well lie, cheat, and steal to get what we want because this life is all there is, and there are no consequences in eternity.” (p.68) (more…) Read more

In God We Trust?

The White House proclaimed on Sunday: On the 50th anniversary of our national motto, “In God We Trust,” we reflect on these words that guide millions of Americans, recognize the blessings of the Creator, and offer our thanks for His great gift of liberty. From its earliest days, the United States has been a Nation of faith. During the War of 1812, as the morning light revealed that the battle torn American flag still flew above Fort McHenry, Francis Scott… Read more

Why Wouldn’t I Want It?

Blog reader Caitlin writes: II don’t know what story im replying to but that’s not why I am here. I need to ask questions, I need to know. What is it like to be an athiest? How can you feel fulfilled? i am a 14 year old girl, and never ahve felt so strongly in God in my life. I was always brought up as a catholic bbut I still didnt feel special because I really hadnt become serious about… Read more

Leadership

Leadership, a “practical journal for church leaders,” did a very nice story on the eBay auction.  It’s in the Summer 2006 issue.  Read it by clicking on the image (if the image is too small, click the “expand” icon on the bottom right): (more…) Read more

Colbert Report

Monday night, Stephen Colbert ran down his Threatdown list on the Colbert Report. #5 on the list? Camp Quest, the atheist summer camp. (more…) Read more

Church Activities for Children

I was at a church this morning (for a separate project)… and inside the book of hymnals near my seat, I found this activity pamphlet for children. Page one is below. It took me a while, and I had to ask for some help, but I think I finally figured it out… (more…) Read more

Public Funding for a Private School

According to Ben Joravsky of the Chicago Reader, Loyola University, a Jesuit school in Chicago, was given $54,000,000 from the state of Illinois for redeveloping a campus building. (more…) Read more

As an Atheist…

As an atheist, I must endure: — Not being able to run for public office in some states at all. (Link) (more…) Read more

Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!

I promise there is a non-political point to this: If you don’t already listen to Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, the NPR news quiz show, go to their website and listen. The podcast is one of the most downloaded programs on iTunes each week, and the show has an estimated audience of 2,000,000 people. (more…) Read more

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