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Woman declares disbelief in god after extreme bullying

Posted by doctore0 on April 17, 2015

BEAUMONT –
Lamar University students were greeted with signs like “Coming out of God’s Closet” as they entered the Setzer Center today.
Members of the university’s Secular Student Alliance organized a community forum called “Ask an Atheist Day.”


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KosherSwitch Launch

Posted by doctore0 on April 16, 2015

Dunno if real.. but hey, religion

Bonus …

Crazy huh :D

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Supreme Court says no to Saguenay prayer

Posted by doctore0 on April 16, 2015

The Supreme Court has ruled the municipal council of a Quebec town cannot open its meetings with a prayer

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/supreme-court-rules-against-prayer-at-city-council-meetings-1.3033595
Win win !

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Atheist mom threatened over complaints about ‘Bible Man’ visits to Tennessee public school

Posted by doctore0 on April 16, 2015


A Tennessee mom said she and her child have been threatened after they complained about “Bible Man” visits to her son’s school.

The Christian-themed superhero character played by Horace Turner has been visiting Grundy County schools for nearly 40 years, but the atheist mom contacted a national secular group over her concerns, reported WRCB-TV.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter on behalf of the woman, who asked to remain anonymous in news reports, questioning the constitutionality of the in-school visits.

While some Christian evangelizers come as wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing, this wolf comes dressed as a wolf,” the group said in a letter. “’Bible Man’s’ overtly religious and proselytizing messages are explicit.”

Turner leads students in Bible readings, sets up “baby Jesus” displays at school, preaches in sermons that “Jesus died on the cross for our sins,” and distributes religious literature, the group said.

He has also spoken at schools in Alabama, but Tennessee state officials recently promised to end Turner’s visits to elementary schools.
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Turkey’s Atheists Face Hostilities, Death Threats

Posted by doctore0 on April 16, 2015


ISTANBUL—

Onur Romano, a founding member of Turkey’s Atheism Association, opens the office and checks the mail. For once, he says, there are no death threats.

“Sometimes they send photos of some al-Qaida members chopping people off heads and putting all the heads in a bucket,” he says. “They tell us your head is going to be in one of the buckets, that’s how you are going to leave your office, stuff like that.”

In officially secular Turkey, whose population is 99 percent Muslim, atheists are voicing alarm about what they call increasing intolerance fueled by the country’s pro-Islamist government.

“Through Facebook, Twitter, emails, and to our call center, we have received a couple of hundred death threats already,” Romano continues. “We have a total of three security cameras, and we have two panic buttons hooked up to the nearest police precinct. But we are determined.”

On Turkish TV channels where growing numbers of Islamic clerics espouse their beliefs, Atheists are a popular target. Romano says much of his group’s work involves countering such views.

“We don’t insult religion, we don’t insult people’s values. All we are trying to [do] is to tell people what atheism, because our people think that atheists are people who have orgies every night, rape animals because [and] have no ethical values,” he said. “For them, ethics is equal to religion.”
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Oklahoma group calling for devil worshiping books in schools after teacher allowed to hand out bibles

Posted by doctore0 on April 16, 2015

Satan, gawds top assistant :)

Oklahoma group calling for devil worshiping books in schools after teacher allowed to hand out bibles

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – After a school district in Oklahoma said it was okay for a teacher to hand out bibles to students, a satanic group wants to put devil worshipping activity books in schools, too.

“It would give children the opportunity to see that devil worship is not what everyone tells them it is,” Self-proclaimed Satanist Adam Daniels said.

Daniels, the leader of an Oklahoma City church of devil worshipers, said it is only right after the flood gates were opened when a teacher offered her students bibles.

“If they’re going to allow a religious book from the christian church, then they have to allow a book from us because we’re on the same playing field,” Daniels continued.
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Unholy Trinity Down Under: “Biblical Absurdity”

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

In March of 2015, the Atheist Foundation of Australia hosted atheist activists Matt Dillahunty, Aron Ra and Seth Andrews (under the tongue-in-cheek tour title, “The Unholy Trinity Down Under”).

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Vaccination-exempt church revealed as Christian “Scientists”

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

So it is ok to kill kids for Jesus…

It is the question that Scott Morrison has repeatedly refused to answer.

Which is the religious organisation that qualifies children for an exemption from vaccination?

The Social Services Minister has said there was only one registered organisation that could be exempted for religious grounds, but would not say who.
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“I’m not about to advertise it for fear of it having a lot of new followers on a fairly unfair basis,” he said at the weekend, after announcing other loopholes would be tightened to stop parents claiming childcare and family benefits if they refused to vaccinate their children.

An online guide produced by Mr Morrison’s own department clearly states that the exempt organisation is Church of Christ, Scientist – more generally known as the Christian Scientists.

This information is also available on the government’s ComLaw website, where an explanatory statement about exemption from immunisation requirements states that “children of practising members of the Church of Christ, Scientist are exempt”.

It explains that this “clearly advances” freedom of religion for Christian Scientists as “their religious beliefs mean they may be unwilling to access western medicine”.
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Bonus

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Prosecutor: Pastor ‘controlled everybody’

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

A senior pastor at the North Clackamas Bible Community is accused of sexual assault

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Texas Church Members Accused of Starving “Demon Possessed” Toddler Then Try to Resurrect Him

Posted by doctore0 on April 15, 2015

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A Texas couple fled to Mexico after a failed attempt to raise a starved toddler from the dead, police said. Officers received an anonymous tip March 26 that the 2-year-old boy had died nearly a week earlier but was not reported, according to NBC News. Police went to a Balch Springs home, which also operated as a church, where they were told a “rising ceremony” had been performed four days earlier in an attempt to resurrect him, the network reported.

The child’s body was taken to Mexico the next day by his parents and other members of the Congregacional Pueblo De Dios, police said.

Investigators have not yet located the parents or church congregants.

Video of the ceremony appears to show Aracely Meza, the church’s secretary, praying and speaking in tongues over the toddler’s body, which she anoints with oils, as other congregants gather around.

Meza, who is not the child’s mother, was charged with injury to a child by omission.

A woman who knew the boy’s mother said pastors believed the child was possessed by demons, and she said the boy went 25 days without food before he died.

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