New Testament scholar and author Robert Hutchinson writes in a new book that recent archaeological discoveries and biblical scholarship prove not only Jesus' existence but that biblical accounts of his life and death are more accurate than secular scholars have led people to believe.
While atheist and secular scholars have over the last century progressed the idea that there is no proof that Jesus existed or that He was and acted exactly how He was depicted in the New Testament, Hutchinson highlights in his recent book, Searching for Jesus, various archaeological finds and research from the past few years that disprove the theories progressed by secular "mythicists."
The discoveries that Hutchinson mentions in his book, he says, disprove theories by scholars such as Bart Ehrman and Robert Schweitzer, who in the early 1900s theorized that Jesus was nothing more that an apocalyptic prophet. more >>
The nation's largest atheist group has filed an appeal in court to remove a Ten Commandments display from a Pennsylvania public high school.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation filed the appeal earlier this month before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals against the New Kensington-Arnold School District.
At issue in the appeal was a lower court ruling that allowed for a Ten Commandments display at Valley High School to remain on the public grounds because the judge found the complaint "moot." more >>
The Alliance Defending Freedom legal group recently issued a letter to officials in Orange, Texas, encouraging the city to keep its Nativity scene on public display despite pressure from a local atheist group.
The letter, sent to city officials last week, argues that despite the demands from a local atheist organization, the city has the legal right to keep its Nativity scene without allowing an atheist holiday scene to be displayed next to it.
"Government officials do not need to give in to the demands of atheist groups that misunderstand or misrepresent the First Amendment and how the courts have applied it to Christmas displays," ADF Legal Counsel Jonathan Scruggs said in the letter. "The courts have been clear that the government can erect Christmas displays, including Nativity scenes, without having to honor demands that atheist displays also be allowed on government property. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court has already addressed this exact issue." more >>
A nativity display at an Indiana county courthouse has survived a second lawsuit brought against it by secularist groups after a settlement was reached.
Lawyers representing Franklin County settled earlier this month with the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union regarding a nativity display at the Brookville courthouse.
The ACLU had filed the suit on behalf of the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation and The Satanic Temple. more >>
Former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says there is only one way she would ever vote for an atheist.
If the only other candidate was a radical jihadi that "literally wants to kill" Americans, she would vote for the atheist.
In an interview with CNN's Michael Smerconish after last week's Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, the 51-year-old Palin was asked whether or not she could vote for a "straight arrow" atheist who has a "moral compass" that is not biblically based. more >>
Creationist Ken Ham has hit back against atheist author Richard Dawkins' claim that the idea of God can be disproved in five steps, posting his counter-arguments for each reason.
Dawkins appeared earlier in December on a Norwegian-Swedish television show, where he gave five main reasons for why he believes that no God exists.
Dawkins admits that although it is the job of believers to prove that there is a God, rather than atheists to disprove one, a universe without a deity would indeed be very different from a universe with one. more >>