An estimated 500 people gathered at a public park in Sandpoint, Idaho, Thursday to demonstrate their support for keeping the Ten Commandments display at its present location.
One of the protestors told local media that she took issue with the possibility of the monument's removal, which was first called for in a letter sent to Sandpoint's city government by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
A Wisconsin-based atheist organization has demanded that that Governor Scott Walker remove a posting on the social media website Twitter that is religious in nature.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation stated Tuesday that they took exception to Walker's official account, including a tweet posted Sunday that simply read, "Philippians 4:13."
Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer says Bill Maher, who recently called God a "psychotic mass murderer" for drowning the world in the Great Flood, is only able to make his mocking statements because of God's gift of free will. And God is only allowing him to live so that he has a chance for repentance, Fischer argues.
"The decisions that Bill Maher is making right now to blaspheme against God, to ridicule God, to mock God, he only has the ability do that because God has given him the gift of free will. Bill Maher is using it for profane and blasphemous purposes. The only reason that Bill Maher, after a tirade like that, draws another single breath, is because God is merciful, God is compassionate, He is abundant in steadfast love and loving kindness," Fischer, director of Issue Analysis at the American Family Association, said on his radio program "Focal Point," posted on Monday.
"He (God) is waiting for Bill Maher to come to a place of repentance and He is continuing to extend to him His grace and His patience and His mercy." more >>
A prominent "Internet Evangelist" has challenged HBO comedian and social commentator Bill Maher to a debate after Maher's most recent anti-religious remarks.
Bill Keller, head of the website liveprayer.com, released a statement Monday calling Maher "gutless blasphemous coward" and demanding to debate the television personality.
"Maher, like his hero satan, is a typical gutless wonder who bravely runs his mouth when unopposed, but is a true coward when it comes to defending his blasphemous beliefs against someone who can articulate a case for the Christian faith like myself," stated Keller. more >>
British atheist professor Richard Dawkins tweeted a YouTube video by an American atheist, JaclynGlenn, who argues that "agnosticism" is not a stand-alone term and that many atheists "wrongly" identify as just being agnostics. She urges them not to do so any longer.
JaclynGlenn, who is from Los Angeles, Calif., and has about 22,000 followers on Twitter, says she made the video after many religious people asked her why she doesn't say she's an agnostic. "But the thing is ... agnostic is not a position of belief," she says.
Dawkins, who's got more than 900,000 followers on Twitter, tweeted the video last week, saying, "Agnostic atheists (& agnostic theists). The stylish @JaclynGlenn's impeccable etymology … will be much misunderstood." more >>
A well-known theoretical physicist and atheist has claimed that Hollywood is biased against his fellow non-believers, as evidenced by the way it treated him and his fellow filmmakers while he was trying to seek support for his documentary.
Lawrence Krauss, said that he learned of the alleged "hostility" while he was working on a "The Unbelievers," a documentary showcasing himself and fellow atheist Richard Dawkins sharing their anti-religious convictions around the world.
In a year where no less than four films re-telling Bible stories will hit theaters, Krauss said there was a double standard between the attention these films received and the support offered to his documentary, which he claimed had been very well-received in initial screenings. more >>