Christian nation? US soldiers prepare for Holy War: Christians are falling all over themselves to praise a disturbing viral video showing US soldiers in uniform singing, dancing and worshiping their Christian god at Camp Pendleton in California.
As the US prepares to lead a coalition into war against the Islamic State, the US soldiers are captured on the video chanting “There’s no God like Jehovah!” “There’s no God like Jehovah!” over and over again while exuberantly singing a Christian “worship song” called “Days Of Elijah.”
By Adam Clark Estes, Gizmodo
Ever notice how all the faces are blurred in Google Street View photos? That happens thanks to a privacy-enabling robot. But it’s not a perfect robot. The Google Street View robot not only blurs the faces of humans but also of statues, despite the fact that statues have no notion of privacy. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
Prolific French illustrator Marion Balac certainly believes so. In a new work called “Anonymous Gods,” the artist collects Google Street View images that include statues of gods and their blurred out faces. One’s the Sphinx outside the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas. Another is the monument to St. Francis in Caninde, Brazil. There’s even a giant Buddha on the side of a nondescript road in what appears to be China. So many gods. So few faces.
By Neil Carter, Godless in Dixie
People often ask me if my life is better now that I’ve left my religion. My honest answer is that it’s a mixed bag. On the negative side, I have to say that the reactions of people who liked me better when I still had faith have been at times very strong. I usually become a target for re-evangelism for a while, but they eventually learn to quit pushing me after they realize that I’ve heard everything they have to say about this a thousand times. Most people probably just decide I’m being stubborn and/or that the Devil’s got me under a spell; but while the pushing may stop, the disappointment lingers on. Some do their best to keep a lid on that, which I appreciate, but you can still hear it in their voices and that can hurt. If you crave the approval of people, and if you live where I live, I wouldn’t recommend atheism for you.
This summer Matt Dillahunty founded the Atheist Debates Patreon project. It was so successful that Matt is now making videos on debating apologists for a living, which is great for atheism. Matt is, in my eyes, one of our most skilled debaters and perhaps the best communicator in the business.
The first video produced for the project is even better than I had anticipated (and I had anticipated quite a lot):
So how does a person make these videos for a living if someone like me can just link them for free? Patreon works on pledges. People pledge money per video each month up to a cap (so I could say I’ll donate $5 per video up to a maximum of $20, so if Matt goes apeshit and makes 50 videos in a month I’m not screwed).
If you enjoyed this video and want to see more, consider pledging to the Atheist Debates Patreon, Even if can just pony up a dollar per video, this adds up to people like we who do this for a living (and Matt plans to release 2-3 videos per month, I believe). In fact, at this posting Matt has 179 people who have pledged $1 per video. What if we got that up to 200? That could cover a few breakfasts for someone who has given so much to atheism over the years.
Will this boy get punished for coming to Jesus?
A Pennsylvania teen may face up to two years behind bars for allegedly taking a photo of himself simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus, Kron 4 reports.
The photo was taken in front of Love in the Name of Christ, a Christian organization in Everett, Pennsylvania, and posted on Facebook back in July.
On Tuesday, the 14-year-old — whose name has not been released by police — was charged with desecration of a venerated object, the Smoking Gun reported. If convicted, he could wind up spending two years in a juvenile jail, according to Kron 4.
Evangelical pastor and Internet celebrity Joshua Feuerstein lives in a bubble. It’s a bubble so encapsulating, he can’t see how ridiculous he looks challenging his ideological opponents to prove a negative.
In a recent video that’s blowing up the Internet, mainly in Evangelical circles, Feuerstein challenges atheists to provide “proof or evidence” that God does not exist. If they can, he will give them $100,000.
Here it is: