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Dead people to be physically resurrected in Detroit, per New Apostolic Reformation prophet

Dead people to be physically resurrected in Detroit, per New Apostolic Reformation prophet | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Rick Joyner, head of The Oak Initiative and Morningstar Ministries, told those in attendance that they are the messengers of the Kingdom of God and their prayers would "touch heaven" and "shake hell." A "prophet" who really got the crowd excited was Cindy Jacobs, who said that dead people would be resurrected in Detroit and elsewhere and there would be child evangelists rising to preach the word.

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Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers

Why You Shouldn't Donate to the Salvation Army Bell Ringers | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Salvation Army has a history of active discrimination against gays and lesbians. While you might think you're helping the hungry and homeless by dropping a few dollars in the bright red buckets, not everyone can share in the donations. Many LGBT people are rejected by the evangelical church charity because they're "sexually impure."

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Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality.

Christian theocracy: How Newt Gingrich and the GOP would abolish courts and legislate morality. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Is the United States sliding toward theocracy? That’s what Republican presidential candidates have told us for more than a year. Radical Islam, they’ve argued, is on the verge of taking over our country through Sharia law.
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State Amendment would make taxpayers help fund churches and religious schools

State Amendment would make taxpayers help fund churches and religious schools | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The 2012 elections will be watched by every American coast to coast, and while the Presidential race is at the top of everyone's list, there is something going on in the state of Florida that could have a ripple effect on everyone else.

It's called "Florida Religious Freedom", or Amendment 7. If passed, the amendment would allow taxpayer money to be used to fund religious organizations.

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Parents support Judeo-Christian teaching: LNP

Parents support Judeo-Christian teaching: LNP | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Queensland's Liberal National Party has strongly backed religious instruction in state schools, arguing Islamic and non-religious parents often want children brought up with a Judeo-Christian grounding

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To debate religion, we must first find out what people believe

To debate religion, we must first find out what people believe | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Julian Baggini: Heathen's progress: Does true religion involve belief in mythical beings, or is it really practice not doctrine?
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Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal

Christian Opposition To Evolution Is Neither Inevitable Nor Universal | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
We can see that among Christians there are in fact radically different ways of thinking about science that need not disturb faith.

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Real Charity: Atheist woman funds abortions for poor women.

Real Charity:  Atheist woman funds abortions for poor women. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For all the talk of Christian charity, there are precious few -- if any -- Christian organizations that anyone can call and receive money for medical procedures. An atheist woman in Wisconsin has been taking that mantle upon herself for 34 years.

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Jeebus Would Knock The Shit Out Of You

Jeebus Would Knock The Shit Out Of You | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Jesus said both to turn the other cheek and to bring a sword to defend oneself. So let’s not simply quote one thing he said as if it were the only thing he said. Furthermore, quoting Bible verses against assault or persecution is not appropriate in regards to MMA, because such verses do not refer to a regulated sporting competition governed by rules where two athletes of similar size and skill agree to a competition. It would be akin to telling a Christian hockey player they could never check anyone into the boards, or a soldier at war or police officer in a crisis to turn the other cheek. Good verse, wrong application." - Pastor Mark Driscoll of Seattle's Mars Hill Church, in a lengthy defense of his ministry's advocacy of mixed martial arts as part of "muscular Christianity," which demands that young men assault each other to prove their faith. (And that they're totally not homogay.)

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I Almost Became a Christian Again Yesterday : AtheismTV

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I Almost Became a Christian Again Yesterday

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Anti-gay pastor arrested for public masturbation asks gay community for forgiveness

Anti-gay pastor arrested for public masturbation asks gay community for forgiveness | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For years, New Orleans area residents have known self-proclaimed "Christian patriot" Grant Storms as a religious crusader who has tirelessly tried to rid the city's French Quarter of homosexual influence--specifically its "Southern Decadence" festival. The celebration, often called the "gay Mardi Gras," draws homosexuals from around the country each Labor Day weekend.
But the 53 year-old Storms has joined the ever-growing fraternity of evangelical moralists whose hypocrisy is exposed through an embarrassing sex scandal.

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Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief

Suicidal lesbian Marine Corps vet seeks help, gets Jesus instead | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Esther Garatie is a hero to our nation, serving in the Marine Corps in war-time. She also happens to be a lesbian. But that shouldn't matter.
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God Speaks to Born Again Baseball Player | Atheist Underworld

God Speaks to Born Again Baseball Player | Atheist Underworld | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

"Josh Hamilton claims he knew how his at-bat against Jason Motte was going to end, even before he strode to the plate in the 10th inning.

How so? Well, the born-again Texas Rangers slugger said that he had a conversation with God and was told he’d hit a two-run homer to give the Rangers their last lead of the night. That’s exactly what happened as Hamilton hit his first home run of the postseason before the Rangers ultimately fell 10-9 to the St. Louis Cardinals in Thursday night’s wild World Series Game 6."

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PracticalDoubt.com » That’s Disrespectful! Why Not Just Pray?

PracticalDoubt.com » That’s Disrespectful! Why Not Just Pray? | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

As a society, we have a warped view of what speech and actions qualify as “disrespectful.” Instead of viewing “disrespect” as an action or attitude that lacks respect, it appears to be any action that disagrees with the majority.

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Campus Atheist Group Raises Money for the War on Hunger | Friendly Atheist

Campus Atheist Group Raises Money for the War on Hunger | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Chris Calvey and the Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics (AHA!) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are in a fundraising battle-to-the-death (or as he calls it, a “friendly competition”) against Christian and Muslim groups on their campus and they need your help! They’re trying to raise money for the (non-sectarian) Second Harvest Food Bank of Southern Wisconsin:

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40 Examples of Christian Privilege | Godless Girl

40 Examples of Christian Privilege | Godless Girl | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

1. It is likely that state and federal holidays coincide with my religious practices, thereby having little to no impact on my job and/or education...

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Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist

Would You Be Comfortable with an Atheist President? 2011 Survey Says… | Friendly Atheist | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

The Public Religion Research Institute just released the 2011 American Values Survey — “a large annual survey exploring important issues at the intersection of religion, values and politics.”

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Dominionism & Dominion Theology: The Theological Basis for American Theocracy

Also known as Dominionism, Dominion Theology teaches that all of humanity is under the sovereign dominion of God. This means that Christians, as the followers of the only True Religion and representatives of God, have a divine mandate to rule over the rest of humanity.

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U.S. Media Has Blind Spot For Christian Extremism

U.S. Media Has Blind Spot For Christian Extremism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

One can find all sorts of despicable examples of anti-atheist bias and other examples of blatant idiocy in the mainstream media. I cannot help wondering, however, if the more subtle forms of bias do even more damage. They facilitate ignorance and bigotry while masquerading as objective news. A recent post at Atheist Haven got me thinking about how the U.S. media typically handles clear examples of Christian extremism.

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Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief

Public elementary school asks students "I love Jesus because ___" | Rock Beyond Belief | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

You can help fight proselytism in a public elementary school! The paper that the entire class was given had fill-in-the-blanks. My name is ___. I live in ___. I love Jesus because ___.

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Christian groups ask God to make Occupy Wall Street GO AWAY

Christian groups ask God to make Occupy Wall Street GO AWAY | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

First you had Lloyd Phillips calling the Occupy Wall Street movement the “Flea Party” at Rick Joyner’s Oak Initiative blog and now those nice Christian folk at the Family Research Council are asking their “prayer team” to petition God hisself to make these crazy Nazis ACORN-sponsored communist pinkos GO AWAY. For the good of America!

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Atheists in military seek recognition to minister to troops

Capt. Ryan Jean wanted to perform well on the Army's psychological evaluation for soldiers. But he also wanted to answer the questions honestly. So when he was asked whether he believed his life had a lasting purpose, Jean, an atheist, saw no choice but to say no.


Those and other responses, Jean says, won him a trip to see the post chaplain, who berated him for his lack of faith.


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Rosa Rubicondior: Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up.

Rosa Rubicondior: Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up. | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Very clearly, only one Jesus can't have been all of the above, so the only possible conclusion, other than that they were all made up, is that there were several different Jesuses and that the Bible's authors were either writing about different ones or they got them muddled up.


With so many to choose from, is it any wonder his followers keep asking us if we've found him?


Would the real Jesus please stand up?

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The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Dr. James Luther Adams, my ethics professor at Harvard Divinity School , told us that when we were his age, he was then close to 80, we would all be fighting the “Christian fascists.”

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New Law Protects Christians Who Bully Gay Kids : AtheismTV

New Law Protects Christians Who Bully Gay Kids : AtheismTV | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

New law does nothing to protect gay children from being bullied, but basically outlines how to get away with bullying in accordance to the law.

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