Posts Tagged ‘Atheist’
Posted by doctore0 on July 8, 2015
..One of the stars of Duck Dynasty, Si Robertson, was recently speaking to the Christian Post about an upcoming film he’s in called “Faith Of Our Fathers.” During the interview Robertson said he doesn’t believe Atheists exist because of…calendars?
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Posted by doctore0 on June 29, 2015
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Posted by doctore0 on May 29, 2015
Religion is rapidly losing the youngest generation of Americans, according to new research.
America’s rising generation of adults are the least religiously observant of any generation in six decades, determined an expansive study led by Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State.
“Unlike previous studies, ours is able to show that millennials’ lower religious involvement is due to cultural change, not to millennials being young and unsettled,” Twenge says in a San Diego State University news release. .
In one of the largest studies ever conducted on Americans’ religious involvement, researchers from Case Western Reserve University and the University of Georgia collaborated with Twenge and her colleagues in California to analyze data from four national surveys of U.S. adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18. The surveys were taken between 1966 and 2014, and include responses from some 11.2 million people.
The researchers’ findings were published this month in PLOS One.
According to Twenge and her cohorts, today’s adolescents view religion as less important, report less “approval” of religious organizations, and spend less time on prayer than did their similarly-aged predecessors. Some 75 percent of American 12th graders, the paper finds, believe that religion is “not important at all” in their lives.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 28, 2015
Hannity, Fox News, 5-27-2015,
David Silverman, President American Atheists, Inc.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 27, 2015
The latest polls show that Turkey’s President and former Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may have to form a coalition government following the June 7 elections. In its unlucky 13th year in rule, Erdogan’s AKP has suffered several image attacks in recent months, triggering defections among erstwhile supporters to other parties, especially within Turkey’s minorities.
Among his opponents, a newly-formed group of “Istanbullu” – those born and raised in Istanbul – has grown steadily over the past year and now numbers around 150 individuals across Turkey. Without a party-political agenda, the country’s first official atheism league, Ateizm Dernegi, says that it wants to create a platform for like-minded people amid the AKP-driven climate of political Islam.
“Being an atheist in Turkey is not exactly a desirable label. We few are wearing it proudly and we refuse to be silenced by the fear and threats,” Morgan Romano, vice-president of the association, said at the group’s first public conference in Germany on Sunday.
“The term ‘atheist’ is used as a harsh insult – one of the harshest in the country. Furthermore, atheists are commonly and publicly discriminated against and are subjects of public and private hate speech in Yeni Turkiye all the time.”
Morgan Romano says that atheists in Turkey suffer from persecution and discrimination
Romano repeatedly referred to present-day Turkey as ‘yeni Turkiye’ – the ‘new Turkey’, and its “booming Islamism growing at a rate unlike any other nation”. Born and raised in the US, Romano described how she considered herself part of the old Turkey before the AKP’s rise to power.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 15, 2015
An atheist in New Jersey has won the right to sue after she was allegedly denied a request for a vanity license plate that read “8THEIST.”
According to Nj.com, this week U.S. District Court Freda Wolfson judge struck down an attempt by the state of New Jersey to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Shannon Morgan, a resident of Leesburg. Morgan, who identifies as atheist, claims she visited the state Motor Vehicle Commission’s (MVC) website in November 2013 and entered “8THEIST” as her preferred title for a vanity plate. Her submission was rebuffed, however, with the website telling her that the “requested plate is considered objectionable.” When Morgan tried “BAPTIST” as another option, she was reportedly allowed to proceed through the registration process.
Morgan eventually filed a lawsuit in April of last year, accusing the commission of violating her free speech. Officials, in turn, insisted her case was invalid because the rejection was the result of a “computer error,” not intentional discrimination, noting they eventually allowed her to have the license plate anyway. But Morgan’s lawyers say the issue is bigger than one license plate, and pointed out that the commission’s rules — specifically a policy that allows the MVC to decline plates they deem “offensive to good taste and decency” — are still in place, which they say grants the government “unbridled discretion to prohibit speech based on the speaker’s viewpoint.”
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Posted by doctore0 on May 14, 2015
The country is a buzz with new survey data showing that the numbers of Christians have been dropping precipitously over the over the past seven or eight years. What is to blame for this change? Well, Bill O’Reilly has a theory.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 13, 2015
Adjust, adjust the bible??? Just close this religion thing and throw it on the garbage dump of history and forget this god business, it’s all man-made/imaginary anyways :)
(WBIR) – Across the nation the number of Christians is dropping.
A Pew Research poll shows the number of people with no religion is growing.
These two groups are on the opposite end when it comes to beliefs, but agree when it comes to why churches may be seeing fewer numbers.
Two big reasons – not answering questions of faith and not being open to today’s society.
Kory Queen serves as a campus minister at the University of Tennessee. He hails from the Northwest and has seen firsthand why some churches struggle to retain members.
“The ones that are not surviving as well are holding on to traditions that are more oppressive, whether it be towards women or minorities,” explained Queen.
He believes churches have to adjust to keep their doors open.
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Posted by doctore0 on May 12, 2015
Evolution baby :)
WASHINGTON — The United States is a significantly less Christian country than it was seven years ago.
That’s the top finding — one that will ricochet through American faith, culture and politics — in the Pew Research Center’s newest report, “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” released Tuesday.
This trend “is big, it’s broad and it’s everywhere,” said Alan Cooperman, Pew’s director of religion research.
Christianity still dominates American religious identity (70%), but the survey shows dramatic shifts as more people move out the doors of denominations, shedding spiritual connections along the way.
Atheists and agnostics have nearly doubled their share of the religious marketplace, and overall indifference to religion of any sort is rising as well. Only the historically black Protestant churches have held a steady grip through the years of change.
Remember the familiar map of American religion? The South: A bastion of white evangelicals. The Northeast: Cradle of Catholics. The Midwest: Nest of Mainline Protestants. The West: Incubator of “nones” — people who claim no religious brand label.
Well, scratch all that in the new topography.
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