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British ‘Jihadist’ Mum Threatens to Behead Christians: Reports

2014-09-01T203025Z_134963905_GM1EA920CGK01_RTRMADP_3_IRAQ-SECURITY[1]A middle-aged British mother-of-two and former rock band member has joined jihadists in Syria and wants to behead Christians with a “blunt knife”, British media reported. [Read more]

Sexual Jihad

Jihadists asked for Muslim women’s bodies where they could dump their semen. Since then Muslim women have been offering their bodies for sex to comfort jihadists. [Read more]

Texas Police Officer: Cops Killing People is Justified Because the Bible Says So

ChristSelfDefense_1397762703362_4117081_ver1.0_640_480[1]“When Jesus comes back, he will be the man of war. When he comes back, there will be a whole lot of killing going on.” -Sgt Charles Eipper [Read more]

Are We Living In A Hologram?…Get Real!

Some scientists (or perhaps journalists) are claiming that our three-dimensional reality may be an illusion, that we all live in a hologram…and that they may have the experiment to prove it. [Read more]

Doomsday for Religious Right: How Anti-Choice Radicals Finally Lost Respectability

Chris ChristieA recent spate of court decisions will keep Rick Perry and his cronies from hiding behind talk of “women’s safety.” [Read more]

Dan Dennett: The Illusion of Consciousness

Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don’t we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us. [Read more]

What Atheists Like Bill Maher Have in Common with Medieval Christian Crusaders

Bill Maher, Season 11If you want to understand the roots of ISIS, Middle Eastern conflict and Islamic terrorism, stay away from anything that atheist bigshots Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher write on these topics. [Read more]

How I Would Say What Victoria Osteen Said Differently

In a video clip that has been making the rounds on social media, prosperity gospel preacher Joel Osteen’s wife Victoria goes on a rant about worship that has gotten many Christians up in arms. [Read more]

Keep Christian Teaching in Schools Say South African Political Parties

south-african-schoolchildren[1]African Christian Democratic Party President Rev. Kenneth Meshoe said the party was appalled by calls for Christian values to be removed in schools, the South African Press Association (SAPA) reports. [Read more]

Fear Not, The IRS Isn’t Colluding with Angry Atheists

The representatives demanding answers are Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and eight members of the 67-member Congressional Constitution Caucus, whose mission “is to promote an American future that remains true to its revolutionary past.” [Read more]

The Original Tea Partier Was an Atheist

140901_stewart_teaparty[1]Thomas Young was born in 1731 in upstate New York. The child of impoverished Irish immigrants, he grew up in a log cabin without the benefit of a formal education. [Read more]

Are the Synoptic Gospels Copy Exercises? Jesus and Anacreon

The never-ending story in New Testament studies is first, how the gospels came to be written down (and where, and when) and how they “relate” to each other. [Read more]

Court in India Bans Animal Sacrifice for Religious Purposes

sacrificial-goats-in-india[1]In a landmark judgment, the Himachal Pradesh High Court ordered on September 1 that no animal shall be sacrificed in all the temples and buildings connected to religious worship throughout the hilly state. [Read more]

From Eternity to Here: My Christian Extimony

My father served at churches and non-profits in different regions of the US with wife and two children in tow. We followed God’s lead, no matter how indecipherable the directions. [Read more]

Indiana Governor Supports Cross Statue Despite Atheist Threat

cross-on-top-of-church[1]A First Amendment debate is currently waging in the town of Liberty, Indiana, where a national atheist group is contesting a cross-adorned memorial in a local park. [Read more]

Mayor Orders Police to Remove Man Who Wouldn’t Stand for Pledge of Allegiance

Winter Garden Mayor John Rees asked police to remove a man from a City Commission meeting Thursday night because he refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. [Read more]

Vatican’s Doctrinal Chief Renews Criticism of US Nuns, Says he’s No Misogynist

Archbishop Muller says faith of Anglicans joining church might help 'cradle Catholics' rediscover church's beautyThe Vatican’s guardian of orthodoxy and the force behind Rome’s investigation of American nuns has renewed his criticism of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. [Read more]

In Theory: Are Worship Centers Good Polling Places?

Houses of worship have been used as polling places across America since the earliest days of our nation. One Florida church, Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, however, after this month will no longer open its doors to voters on election days. [Read more]

The Collision: Enforced Religion Meets the Internet

10382621_420756971397498_801789043900742819_n[1]Compared to generations past, even for the least electronically visible among us, we have many times the reach for any thought or opinion we care to express. [Read more]

Tell Me What You and Your Friends Think of Muslims

I have been formulating a couple of particularly complicated essays for this blog, but I keep running into this obstacle where I keep getting surprised by people I talk to about this stuff, maybe people like you. [Read more]

After Kidnapping Schoolgirls, Boko Haram Takes Aim at Churches in Northeast Nigeria

Nigeria_Borno_State_map-427x329[1]The militant group, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is also beheading men, forcing Christian women to convert to Islam and taking them as wives, officials said. [Read more]

Ministers in Church of Scotland Resign Over Gay Clergy

A new crisis is buffeting the Church of Scotland with two more ministers leaving the church due to issues such as the support for gay clergy and acceptance of assisted suicide. [Read more]