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A Roman War Tool Still Influences the World

July 3, 2017


You may have heard the quotes, “Truth is the first casualty of war,” or “The winner of a war rewrites history,” but few know we still today experience a history rewrite by Romans who won an ancient war. If independent historical religious researchers are correct, the Flavian emperors of Rome left behind not just language, pottery, […]

Proposal: Lawmakers Must Have Logic Skills

June 17, 2017


Can you pass this six question logic quiz?  T | F – Time is a measurable quantity T | F – Trees are real T | F – Trees grow rings at a rate of one per year T | F – As of 2013, the oldest tree-ring measurements in the Northern Hemisphere extend back […]

Louisiana congressman: ‘Kill them all’ 

June 5, 2017


Sometimes it’s embarrassing to be human. Not only are insane people supposedly killing indiscriminately in the name of a God in the year 2017, there are also people in positions of leadership who are responding with the same insane murderous thought virus. To Rep. Clay Higgins I say, we don’t kill all “suspects” who might do […]

Religion from ancient fake news 

February 12, 2017


Apple and Facebook want to combat fake news that is “polluting the web,” but I have to ask, how much truth do people really want?  Facebook, a massive government database powered by peer pressure and vanity, is run by a man who says: “I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where […]

The Tonga Cloud Jesus

February 6, 2017


You don’t see this every day.  A young woman was fortunate enough to notice a figure in clouds and then as the sun got into the perfect position, the figure lit up. Link The image was taken by local resident, Joey Mataele, on New Year’s Day above his brother’s house in the village of Halaleva […]

Teleportation of consciousness rediscovered

May 3, 2015


Chew on this for a few years… Recent experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving the body. Given visual cues and physical sensations of the right timing your brain will ‘teleport’ what you experience as ‘you’ into space, into a complete […]

Thor attacks Jesus in Rio, damages a thumb

January 18, 2014


A vicious lightning strike from the heavens hurt Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue during an electrical storm on Thursday night. The 125-foot-tall figure that presides over the Brazilian city had its right thumb damaged when a lightning bolt struck its outstretched hand. Father Omar, of The Archdiocese of Rio, who manages the […]

Group unveils Satan statue design for Oklahoma

January 14, 2014


A satanic group unveiled designs Monday for a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan it wants to put at the Oklahoma state Capitol, where a Ten Commandments monument was placed in 2012. The New York-based Satanic Temple formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as […]

Former Pastor Decides To Spend A Year Without God

January 13, 2014


Former Seventh-day Adventist Pastor Ryan Bell made an unusual New Year’s resolution: . He used to lead a congregation in Southern California, but in March, he was asked to step down after voicing some of the doubts that led to this decision to “try on” atheism. Just a few days into the new year, after […]

Are there any known virgin births? Sort of, but not really

January 5, 2014


Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization. In animals, parthenogenesis means development of an embryo from an unfertilized egg cell. Are there any case reports of virgin births in the medical literature? Sort of. According to a 1995 report in the journal Nature Genetics, a […]

World’s oldest Buddhist shrine discovered in Nepal

November 28, 2013


Archaeologists in Nepal say they have discovered traces of a wooden structure dating from the sixth century BC which they believe is the world’s oldest Buddhist shrine. Kosh Prasad Acharya, who worked with archaeologists from Durham University, said on Tuesday that the structure had been unearthed inside the sacred Mayadevi temple in Lumbini. The Buddha, […]

Tennessee judge orders baby’s name changed from ‘Messiah’: report

August 12, 2013


A Tennessee judge has ordered a baby’s first name changed from “Messiah” to Martin, saying that the only true messiah is Jesus Christ, a ruling the boy’s mother promises to appeal, a Tennessee television station has reported. Vía Reuters: Oddly Enough

Right-Wing Christian Group Claims Scientists are Peddling Dinosaur Hoax

August 7, 2013


This is why you just have to love so much of what passes for right-wing thinking in 2013. Call it the Fred Flintstone Effect. Yesterday, Ken Ham, President of “Answers in Genesis,” a staunchly conservative Christian group, released a brief radio spot claiming that dinosaurs are being used to “indoctrinate children.” As Mr. Ham sees […]

Long backlog for godless wedding services in Ireland

July 23, 2013


(Reuters) – Traditionally Catholic Ireland has allowed an atheist group to perform weddings this year for the first time, and the few people certified to celebrate them are overwhelmed by hundreds of couples seeking their services. Vía Reuters: Oddly Enough

Creationism Camouflage: Ohio School Board Mulls Policy To Counter “Controversial” Evolution

May 29, 2013


The Springboro Board of Education is asking for trouble. Board members are considering a policy that would require faculty to teach creationism in science class. According to the Dayton Daily News, the proposed policy would require teachers to offer all sides of “controversial issues” such as evolution. Evolution is lumped in with other “controversial” issues […]

Quantum gravity takes singularity out of black holes

May 29, 2013


Falling into a black hole may not be as final as it seems. Apply a quantum theory of gravity to these bizarre objects and the all-crushing singularity at their core disappears. In its place is something that looks a lot like an entry point to another universe. Most immediately, that could help resolve the nagging […]

Video footage shows Pope Francis ‘performing exorcism’

May 24, 2013


… Pope Francis lays his hands on the head of a young man on Sunday, May 19, 2013, after celebrating Mass in St. Peter’s Square. The young man heaved deeply a half-dozen times, convulsed and shook, and then slumped in his wheelchair as Francis prayed over him. Photo: AP The Vatican was more cautious. In […]

Florida parent says “religious zealots” got teen daughter arrested for lesbian relationship

May 20, 2013


An 18-year-old girl was arrested for statutory rape over a same-sex relationship in Florida because of bigoted parents, according to the mother of the arrested teen. Kaitlyn Ashley Hunt was arrested February 16 by the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of lewd or lascivious battery on child. Her mother, Kelley Hunt Smith, […]

Confessions of an atheist Freemason | Religion And More…

May 16, 2013


Tonight, while reading a thick secret Masonic book left to me by my departed Master Mason grandfather, who reached the 32nd degree (Master of the Royal Secret) on June 16, 1944, I became curious if I might be able to start a Science-Based Masonic lodge. It appears not… but things do change. At this time […]

Louisiana Teachers Can Continue To Teach Creationism

May 6, 2013


Creationism will be staying in the classrooms of Louisiana, for now at least. An attempt to repeal legislation that permits teachers to bring creationist textbooks into the classroom was defeated by a 3-2 vote. The effort to eliminate the Louisiana Science Education Act was started by teenage activist Zack Kopplin. Sen. Karen Carter Peterson was […]

Louisiana counts the cost of teaching creationism – in reputation and dollars

May 1, 2013


… GOP Governor Bobby Jindal defends anti-evolution education policy, but it costs his state millions in science-based business Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal endorsed teaching creationism in public schools, by way of the state’s creationism law, a misnamed and misguided piece of legislation called the Louisiana Science Education Act. In a recent interview with NBC News, […]

Jesus of Siberia

April 27, 2013


Why Is An Orthodox Jew Flying In A Huge Plastic Bag?

April 12, 2013


A picture of an Orthodox Jew encased in a giant plastic bag is causing some debate on the Internet this week, as commenters attempt to explain the man’s unusual traveling garb. Redditor “FinalSay” posted the picture of the man early Thursday morning to the r/atheism subreddit, with the caption, “An Orthodox Jew in an airplane […]

Woman Says She Could See, Smell God

April 3, 2013


A woman who said she saw, heard, spoke with and even smelled God during a near-death experience in 2009 recounted her experiences on an episode of Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Tuesday. Crystal McVea, an Oklahoma native, said she spent time in heaven when she went into full respiratory arrest after a medical procedure […]

The Pagan Origin Of Easter

March 31, 2013


Easter is a day that is honered by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits. Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many […]

Pope Francis washes youths’ feet at detention center

March 29, 2013


Pope Francis washed the feet of a dozen prisoners, including young women, at a youth detention center in Rome as part of a Holy Thursday Mass ahead of Easter. The pontiff poured water over the young offenders’ feet, wiped them with a white towel and kissed them. The act of foot-washing at the Mass of […]