10 Scariest States to Be An Atheist - Network for Church Monitoring. If you're finishing your degree in secular studies and are trying to decide where in the country you want to plant your godless stakes, here are some places to avoid.
By Greta Christina | 8 June 2011AlterNet Let’s be clear. It’s not like it’s easy to be an atheist anywhere in the U.S. Atheists are the most distrusted and disliked of all minority groups — more than blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, and gays and lesbians — and polls show that Americans are less likely to vote for an atheist than they are for a person in any other minority or marginalized category. The Holy Bible: King James Version (9780529064639): Thomas Nelson.
What atheists are really concerned about. Most teachers lukewarm at best on evolution. Two political science professors claim a strong majority of US biology teachers either don’t advocate the theory of evolution, or flat out promote either creationism or intelligent design.
The research came from Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer of Penn State. They looked through the results of a wider survey of 926 biology teachers in public schools who’d been picked as a representative sample. The survey included statistical questions about the time spent on particular subjects, and open-ended questions about the teachers’ views on evolution. The pair then divided the respondents into three groups: 28% structure their classes to include evidence that evolution occurred, and use it as a unifying theme (the approach recommended by the National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences)
10 Things Christians and Atheists Can (And Must) Agree On. And if we agree that we tend to exaggerate about the other guy, can we also agree that... 7.
We Tend to Exaggerate About Ourselves, Too If you're like me, there's this weird process that happens when you encounter somebody who believes the opposite as you, especially when they're really pushy about it. You actually go the other direction. I secretly think the Yankees are good enough to win 80 games this year and maybe make the playoffs, the other guy snorts in my face and tells me they'll be lucky to finish last. Research Finds that Atheists are Most Hated and Distrusted Minority. Intolerance is a bitter beast.
There are many groups in America that are subject to discrimination and prejudice, but none are more hated than atheists. Research conducted a couple years ago at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis found that atheists are more distrusted than muslims or homosexuals in the US. Austin Cline from about.com writes, “Every single study that has ever looked at the issue has revealed massive amounts of bigotry and prejudice against atheists in America. The most recent data shows that atheists are more distrusted and despised than any other minority and that an atheist is the least likely person that Americans would vote for in a presidential election. It’s not just that atheists are hated, though, but also that atheists seem to represent everything about modernity which Americans dislike or fear.
ChristWire. Dear friends, we are living in cruel days.
Evil hours. Yes, these are certainly dark times and it’s time for the moral majority to once again step forward to bring freedom and liberty to the world. eSkeptic » Wednesday, September 1st, 2010. Top Ten Mythsof Popular Psychology Virtually every day, the news media, television shows, films, and Internet bombard us with claims regarding a host of psychological topics: psychics, out of body experiences, recovered memories, and lie detection, to name a few.
Even a casual stroll through our neighborhood bookstore reveals dozens of self-help, relationship, recovery, and addiction books that serve up generous portions of advice for steering our paths along life’s rocky road. Yet many popular psychology sources are rife with misconceptions. Indeed, in today’s fast-paced world of information overload, misinformation about psychology is at least as widespread as accurate information. Ebon Musings: The Theist's Guide to Converting Atheists. Do Christians REALLY Believe?
Redated from March 2009.
I was a Christian recently enough to remember what it felt like to really believe the Creator of the universe talked to me, to really believe I would go to heaven and unbelievers would go to hell, to really believe that prayer made a difference. It sure felt like I really believed that stuff. And other Christians tell me they really believe that stuff, too.
But something’s not quite right with that. Americans' views of God shape attitudes on key issues. By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY If you pray to God, to whom — or what — are you praying?
When you sing God Bless America, whose blessing are you seeking? In the USA, God — or the idea of a God — permeates daily life. 20 More Quotes By Atheists. Religion It’s been a long time since we last published a list of quotes.
Many atheists are people of fairly high intellect and their quotes are often witty and thought provoking. Here I have chosen the best 20 (after the first list) and, of course, you can add any that you want to the comments. Here is the first part. 20. Atheist Propaganda: Questions biblical creationists can't answer without making me laugh. Basic questions (no education required): 1.
What makes your story of creationism fundamentally different from all the others that exist now, have existed before, and will exist in the future? 2. How did Noah find all of the animals and get them back to the ark? Did he bring them back one pair at a time, or did they all follow him in a line as he visited other continents to collect more animals? Holy Taco’s Flowchart to Help You Determine What Religion You Should Follow. Atheist Nexus. Gay Marriage: The Arguments and the Motives. Ask just about anyone. They'll all tell you they're in favor of equal rights for homosexuals.
Just name the situation, and ask. They'll all say, yes, gays should have the same rights in housing, jobs, public accomodations, and should have equal access to government benefits, equal protection of the law, etcetera, etcetera. Nonsense. Teenage Atheist: Unintelligent Design: Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve. Artificial Intelligence Chat with God. Exposing the Dirty Truth That Bush's New Memoir Tries to Cover Up. November 9, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.
In George W. Bush’s book Decision Points, the former president tells a story of his presidency based on his own say-so. - RichardDawkins.net. American Atheists. Welcome to the United Atheist Front. Patriotic billboard campaign: One nation, indivisible. Just like Porky Pig, a coalition of non-theist groups in North Carolina has reminded Americans that “under God” wasn’t always in the Pledge of Allegiance. Back in 1939, a Porky Pig cartoon, “Old Glory”, featured America’s favorite side of bacon reciting a pre-McCarthy Pledge of Allegiance. Of note, and now resulting in a resurgence of popularity for the porcine pledger, is the absence of “under God” from his recitation. In contrast to the assertions of many Christian revisionists, it simply wasn’t there until the Cold War.
State of the Nation. If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. -- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973) (I have seen this attributed to Truman, as well) It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. -- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Atheist Statistics. Source: Zuckerman, Phil. "Atheism: Contemporary Rates and Patterns", chapter in The Cambridge Companion to Atheism, ed. by Michael Martin, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK (2005). * NOTE: The estimates of the number of atheists in North Korea, China and Cuba may be unreliable. The best data available have been used in making these estimates, but the people in these three nations live under Communist governments which have traditionally suppressed religious freedom and officially (often forcibly) endorsed atheism.
These figures are based on responses to survey questions about beliefs. ID Creationist Bingo - Skeptico. Textbook disclaimer stickers.