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This Week in Religious and Free Thought News

Originally posted on Evangelically Atheist:

Atheist Group Seeks to Give Invocation at Texas City Council Meeting

prayer-hands[1]An atheist organization has sent a request to a Texas city asking to give an invocation at their next council meeting. In response to the recent Supreme Court decision Town of Greece vs. Galloway, which ruled that town meetings could be opened with sectarian prayers, Metroplex Atheists Rowlett have asked the Rowlett City Council to give the invocation prayer at their next meeting. [Read more]

Creation Museum To Exhibit Dinosaur Skeleton That’s Proof Of The Flood

fossil-allosaur-skull[1]The Creation Museum in Kentucky is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ve twice in recent months written about some of the bizarre things that are taught there, and now? They’ve unveiled plans to exhibit a dinosaur skeleton that they claim will prove the Biblical account of creation. [Read more]

Pope Francis Meets Abuse Victims, Begs Forgiveness for Church

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Early Week Religious News and Atheist Commentary

Originally posted on Evangelically Atheist:

10 Most Un-Christian Church Signs

screen_shot_2014-06-11_at_12.28.14_pm[1]Last month, we  rounded up up some of the most absurd right-wing Christian billboards that accost drivers with messages of fire and brimstone. But the billboards are dwarfed by the seemingly countless number of offensive plain old church signs. Apparently, creativity flows when there are fewer financial constraints. So, without further ado, here are 10 cringe-inducing signs deemed appropriate to place in front of houses of worship. 1. Offensive and illiterate. [Read more]

13 Ways Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos Sent Creationists into Total Freakout Mode

shutterstock_171967673-edited[1]One of the most anticipated shows of 2014 was Fox’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” hosted by notable astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and produced by Seth McFarlane and Ann Druyan, the widow of Carl Sagan, the host of the original “Cosmos” series. The new “Cosmos” had the largest worldwide debut of a mini-series, capturing an audience of over 8…

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Sunday Morning Worship and Blasphemy Digest

Originally posted on Evangelically Atheist:

Is Pulpit Plagiarism on the Rise? Some Blame the Internet

Groeschel-427x234[1]Thou shalt not steal another pastor’s sermon? Recent cases of high-profile pastors who have been accused of lifting others’ material are raising questions about whether pulpit plagiarism is on the rise — and whether it has become a more forgivable sin. Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll was accused last year of plagiarism in material he wrote with Tyndale House Publishers and InterVarsity Press. “Mistakes were made that I am grieved by and apologize for,” Driscoll said in a statement. [Read more]

Shadow Education Secretary Sets Out Plans to Tackle Islamist Infiltration of Schools

350x[1]The shadow education secretary, Tristram Hunt, has called for more robust inspections to ensure all schools deliver a “broad and balanced” curriculum. Mr Hunt said he was doubtful that some of the schools implicated in the so called “Trojan Horse” scandal were preparing their pupils to succeed in…

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The Gold Diggers

Originally posted on Matthew's Island of Misfit Toys:

Golddigger-with-Maria-Lauren I believe they were an act on the Lawrence Welk Show in the 1960s but that was before my time. I’m in it for the sleeveless pink dress-pants … too much!

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The Salvation Army starts War.

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Christians, you must kill the homosexuals and non virgin brides with the finest technology religion has ever achieved. The stone.

Carry on you moral christian soldiers.

Originally posted on News and reviews:

Salvation Army says “Gays Need to Be Put to Death”

Christmas, it is the time of the year for holiday shopping, and also hearing the bell ringers for the Salvation Army collection donations. Those donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and Christmas toys for children in need. The charity collects millions of dollars in donations every year, and they distribute it to needy families, seniors, and the homeless in keeping with the spirit of the holiday season.

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The Salvation Army has expressed their Christian beliefs in the past, stating that they do not accept the LGBTQ lifestyle, nor do they stand up for gay marriage. Salvation Army went on record recently, stating that LGBTQ parents should be put to death as the bible instructs. Major Andrew Craibe, a Salvation Army Media Relations Director, went on public radio hosted by journalist Serena Ryan, to discuss a recent call by LGBTQ parents for…

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A More Considered Review of LifeChurch.tv (Updated)

Originally posted on Do What's Right:

I’ve been asked to take the time to think through and summarize my findings on Life Church. My thesis is, while the theology is harmless at Life Church, the way Life Church is organized and operated is tightly controlled from the top down. Nothing and no one is permitted to depart from Craig’s personal organizational script. The only membership participation allowed is carefully and tightly controlled. The instant anyone feels called and led by the Spirit to do things just a little differently, they are marginalized, at best. If the Spirit of God moves in your heart to do something not listed, you will have to leave Life Church to do it. Shallowness is not the problem, it’s that shallowness is enforced. Further discussion here.Comments are closed.Look around here on the blog; there are other ways to contact me.

Craig Groeschel is an entrepreneur. His primary…

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