Atheism in Portland: Establishing a 'church,' facing Christmas (Q&A) 11 Dec 2013 at 2:04pm
A secular congregation gathered in Portland to celebrate life with a church-like service, just "without the God bits." We talked with they keynote speaker about the atheist church and the challenges of facing the holidays as an atheist. There Are 13 Countries Where Atheism Is Punishable by Death 10 Dec 2013 at 12:59pm
The countries that impose these penalties are Afghanistan, Iran, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. With the exception of Pakistan, those countries all allow for capital punishment against apostasy, i.e., the renunciation of a particular religion. Pakistan, meanwhile, imposes the death penalty for blasphemy ... ?Today gay sex. Tomorrow atheism? Nanny state? 11 Dec 2013 at 2:19pm
The legal community reacted with disappointment at the Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality on Wednesday. Senior lawyers criticized the judgment, lamenting that a great opportunity provided by the Delhi High Court was lost. Atheism Is Punishable By Death In These 13 Countries 10 Dec 2013 at 2:17pm
Atheists living in 13 countries risk being condemned to death, just for the beliefs (or non-belief) according to a new, comprehensive report from the International Humanist and Ethical Union out on Tuesday. All 13 countries identified by the study are Muslim majority. Atheism group says ad rejected by Vancouver billboard company 7 Dec 2013 at 1:24pm
The Centre for Inquiry Canada said their ad, which shows a young woman with the words, "praying won't help. Doing will" and "without God, we're all good" was rejected by Pattison Outdoor. ?A? Daley Center display for atheists and agnostics 4 Dec 2013 at 6:24pm
?A? is for atheism and agnosticism. And that big, red, lighted display near baby Jesus in Daley Plaza is getting some attention this holiday season. Placed between the nativity set and a giant menorah is a slanted 8-foot-tall letter ?A? and two other displays, placed there by the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the foundation, said the ... New Report Shows Atheism Is Punishable By Death in 13 Countries, Discriminate... 10 Dec 2013 at 3:08pm
Atheism Is Punishable By Death in 13 Countries, Discriminated Against In Several More Several countries, most of them with a predominately Muslim population, operate under the principles and policies of Sharia Law. This type of government is linked directly to the religion of Islam. In at least 13 of these countries, any expression of atheism or rejection of Islam is a crime that can be ... Atheists face death in 13 countries, global discrimination: study 9 Dec 2013 at 5:16pm
By Robert Evans GENEVA (Reuters) - In 13 countries around the world, all of them Muslim, people who openly espouse atheism or reject the official state religion of Islam face execution under the law, according to a detailed study issued on Tuesday. The study, The Freethought Report 2013, was issued by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), a global body uniting atheists, agnostics ... On Faith: ?Atheism is boring? 25 Nov 2013 at 10:50am
Is it time for a religion-free revival? Billboard or Bible: Atheism's Billboard Evangelism (Pt. 1) 13 Nov 2013 at 6:08am
Through their billboards, the atheists are shouting propositions (proposals of ideas or actions about which one must make a decision) to passersby. The Bible is also a collection of propositional truths, based on revelation from what billions across history have regarded as Ultimate Authority. So the Battle of the Billboards (Christians are rebutting atheist claims on billboards) signals that ...
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The Rev. Charles P. Henderson is a Presbyterian minister and
Executive Director of CrossCurrents.
He is the author of God and Science (John Knox Press, 1986).
A revised and expanded version of the book is appearing here. God and Science (Hypertext Edition,
He is also editor of a new book, featuring articles by world class scientists and theologians, and illustrating the leading views on the relationship between science and religion: Faith, Science and the Future (CrossCurrents Press, 2007).
Charles also tracks the boundry between the virtual and the real at his blog: Next World Design, focusing on the mediation of art, science and spirituality in the metaverse.