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Knoxville Christians, atheists agree churches must make changes to survive

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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Woman ‘beaten to death with sticks by religious group trying to exorcise demons from her body’

Posted by doctore0 on May 11, 2015

Religion = Fancy name for mental illness

The mentally ill woman’s relatives were convinced she was “possessed by the devil”, so she took the extraordinary decision to call in an exorcist

woman was effectively beaten to death with sticks by a religious team trying to exorcise demons from her body.

Local reports in Moroccan say the woman was ‘possessed by Satan’, and it was decided the best way to deal with the problem was to yell religious passages at her while hitting her with the sticks.

A report by the Morocco World News said the woman’s relatives were convinced she was “possessed by the devil”, so she took the extraordinary decision to call in an exorcist.

The shocking incident took place last Friday, but the woman finally died after what the newspaper called continuous sessions of exorcism performed by a “fqih” (exorcist) in Douar Beni Salah in the Tetouan region of Morocco.
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Fox News Priest: Obama, Like All Atheists, Can’t Be Trusted

Posted by doctore0 on May 10, 2015

“Catholic priest and Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris argued over the weekend that atheists were not suitable candidates for president because it was “hard to trust” someone who did not believe that God would punish them.

Sigh…

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Faith healer sues atheist video blogger for using science to expose him on YouTube as a ‘swindler’

Posted by doctore0 on May 8, 2015

All faith healers are swindlers or insane or combination of that!

A self-described faith healer has filed a lawsuit against atheist video blogger Stephanie Guttormson after she posted a video debunking his claim that he was a medical professional.

Guttormson, who is Operations Director for the Richard Dawkins Foundation, posted a video to YouTube last December explaining why she was skeptical that Adam Miller’s 1977 near death experience (NDE) gave him special abilities to heal people.

“Let’s start by pointing out that the germ theory of disease accounts for how illnesses affect us,” Guttormson pointed out. “He makes this claim that these experiences in your lives and traumas create dark cellular structure — whatever that is — and that by invoking this magic spirit, it will come down and break up this — quote, unquote — dark cellular structure.”

“Sometimes we want the answers so badly and want to help so badly that we’ll believe just about anything,” she added in a subsequent video. “Usually out of fear and hopelessness and desperation.”

“Adam Miller is a charlatan, he’s a swindler, he’s a snake oil salesman. You risk your lives delaying or forgoing proper medical treatment by going to him for help. And more importantly, for believing his unsubstantiated claims.”
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Georgia: Orthodoxy in the classroom

Posted by doctore0 on May 7, 2015


TheocracyGeorgia’s liberal politicians say only alignment with Europe and the US will allow the country to overcome its post-Soviet past and survive as an independent nation. But is the country’s anti-Western and increasingly influential Orthodox Church using schools to breed a generation of religious conservatives whose beliefs are more aligned with Vladimir Putin’s Russia than the West?

When 14-year-old Giorgi came home from school on 16 October 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia, his older brother Dato knew immediately something was wrong. Bruised and battered, Giorgi described how four older boys took turns kicking him in front of other schoolmates. “This wasn’t just a boys’ fight,” Dato says.

Giorgi was beaten because he had called himself an atheist.

Rights groups say this is just one example of growing religious intolerance in Georgia’s state schools, fostered by what they say is a campaign of indoctrination encouraged by the country’s Orthodox Church.

“They told me: ‘You offend our religion, you are an infidel,'” Giorgi says. The school principal confirmed the story, but said the issue has been resolved.
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My Family Thinks I’m Going To Hell

Posted by doctore0 on April 29, 2015

TTA Podcast 219
Are you an atheist (or perhaps an adherent to a religion apart from that of your parents, siblings, children or distant relatives), and your loved ones are terrified that you’re sliding the slipper slope toward damnation?

This podcast is about the fears of the faithful, the damage done by religious concepts of Hell and torment, and the liberation that comes in living without fear.

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Disneyland Ghost DEBUNK

Posted by doctore0 on April 29, 2015

Captain Disillusion is visited by a legendary icon as he attempts a thorough explanation of the viral Disneyland Ghost surveillance video mystery.

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Stirling Agape Church ‘Prophet’ guilty of sex attacks

Posted by doctore0 on April 28, 2015

Never trust the clergy

A church leader who called himself “The Prophet” has been convicted of molesting members of his own flock.

Walter Masocha, founder and Archbishop of the Stirling-based Agape for All Nations Church, was found guilty of sexual assault following a trial.

The 51-year-old was convicted of putting his hand down a schoolgirl’s trousers, claiming he was driving away demons, and groping a deaconess while praying for her stomach complaint.

He will be sentenced on 19 May.

Both women were targeted at Masocha’s seven-bedroom mansion, Coseyneuk House, near Stirling, where the Zimbabwe-born churchman regularly received followers.

During a six-day trial at Falkirk Sheriff Court, the 15-year-old girl said many in the church regarded Masocha as their “spiritual father” and called him “Dad”.

She said that in late 2013, she had been in a games room at Coseyneuk House when the church leader had repeatedly “pinged” her underwear and grabbed and pinched her bottom.

When she later asked Masocha why he had done it, he told her that he had seen “demons and things that shouldn’t be there” in her pants, and that he was clearing them away.
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Fox’s priest: Atheists shouldn’t be president because nonbelievers are ‘hard to trust’

Posted by doctore0 on April 27, 2015

It’s the stupid priest on faux news..

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US anti-same sex marriage march in Washington

Posted by doctore0 on April 26, 2015

Wow dark ages… what a bunch of nutters.

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