Posts tagged "atheism"

Atheist Lobbyist

Atheists get a lobbyist too, in the form of Lori Lipman Brown, former Nevada state senator and the new congressional lobbyist and spokeswoman for The Secular Coalition for America who will be in charge of educating the public on misconceptions about atheists and trying to prevent religion from monopolizing issue debates.

Other People’s Holidays

The San Antonio Express-News experiments with a new strategy for overthrowing the country’s secular overlords: make atheists look like a pack of sad lonely hearts who weren’t invited to the believers’ ball. In one of the saddest ten-second sketches of religious conferences we’ve seen, the Express-News reports that the American Atheists didn’t mean to step on any Christian...

They’re Up, They’re Down

A short month and a half after reports that atheists were poised to take over the world — err, a mid-sized cafeteria — comes the news that atheism is on the verge of extinction. Again! According to a UPI report cherry-picked by The Washington Times, “Godlessness is in trouble,” because it’s “losing its scientific underpinnings,” and because of “the acts...

Holy Sweepstakes!

Think and Reason is offering a million dollars to anyone who can prove that God exists. Guidelines: Proof by “faith” is unacceptable; no secondhand miracles; no pictures or film; and no televangelists need apply. Website administrator Vashek Pokorny explained his motivation for starting the contest, “‘I don’t expect people to become atheists. I just want them to...

God Is Not The Answer

True love, animal feelings, bad vibrations… Scientists believe in a lot of things, apparently, but not God. In a survey of top scientists with public reputations that asked “What do you believe that you can’t prove?” only one scientist said “God.”

If You Scapegoat Them, They Will Come (Eventually)

The sleeping giant — err, make that mid-sized man; no, make it “herd of cats” — responds to the sound of its name and decides to try to live up to its frightful reputation. Yes, the atheists are organizing. After being vilified by the Vatican and Campaign ’04, and having their name used as an insult for anyone...

31 July 2004 Daily Links

So much for tolerance: David Karp of The St. Petersburg Times reports on the controversy raised after a Tampa City Council member, John Dingfelder, invited an atheist to give the invocation at this week’s council meeting. In what seems like a timely rejoinder to the arguments of pro-prayer councils, the fallout in Florida indicates nothing like respect for all...

13 June 2004 Daily Links

12:21 pm: “‘I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.'” Berta Delgado of The Dallas Morning News reports on the soon-to-retire Jack Graham, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who says he’s served in a “time of war – not only the war in Iraq,...

A Guide for (and to) the Godless

Revealer associate editor Kathryn Joyce writes: Atheist-turned-Christian-scholar Alister McGrath has written a new book, The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World, which will be released this June. According to an early review , McGrath’s argument—that atheism is as obsolete as Communism—is based partially on modernism’s failure to extinguish religion as expected, and the global rise of...