32% of Americans Think the Syrian Crisis is Part of ‘End Times’

The controversy involving Syria has 32% of Americans thinking that it’s all part of the “end times” as told in the Bible.

32%!

A third of Americans seem to think there will be a Left Behind novel written about Syria.

More specifically, 26% of Americans think that the Syrian conflict is foreshadowing Armageddon.

This is all according to Christian pollsters LifeWay Research:

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FFRF’s ‘Celebrate Our Secular Constitution’ Ad Appears in Indiana Newspaper

Tuesday is Constitution Day (which, I guess, is a thing) and the Freedom From Religion Foundation is celebrating with a full-page ad in today’s Bloomington Times-Herald newspaper in Indiana:

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Florida Execution Postponed For a Fundraiser

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how an execution was postponed in Florida so that the Attorney General could hold a fundraiser for her re-election campaign:

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College Humor Tackles the Question ‘Is God Made Up?’

The folks at College Humor have answered the question: “Is God Made Up?” And you won’t believe it: the website that mocks everything in sight found a way to mock religion…

Love the line at 1:39: “Religion has had a profound, transformative effect on my life. It’s transformed my Facebook feed from boring to insufferable.”

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How Do You Survive a Christian College When You’ve Lost Your Faith?

Education writer Jon Fortenbury interviewed a student who lost his faith while in the middle of his undergraduate education at a Christian college — and offers a few tips for other students who may find themselves in similar situations:

1. College students are generally friendly and accepting

Even though [Justin] Mart didn’t make his non-Christian views widely known, most people he told or who found out didn’t rebuke him for it.

“A lot of people were more curious than they were condemning,” said Mart, who has since finished a nuclear engineering master’s degree at Oregon State University. “I was lucky to have quality friends who didn’t judge me. Fellow Bible majors asked questions but didn’t try to convert me at all. They were largely respectful. I also spoke to professors about my views and they were all very respectful and didn’t rat me out.”

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