Evangelist Ray Comfort says he's deluged with so many questions and comments from atheists on his Facebook page that he's decided to recruit Christians to join the online conversation between hundreds if not thousands of people.
His Facebook page has become a battleground for atheists to square off with Christians in an exchange of comments responding to his provocative posts. It's not uncommon for a post on his social media site to have more than 1,000 responses.
"It suddenly dawned on me how Facebook is an incredible medium for the gospel. One of my posts was seen by 1.2 million people – many of whom are non-Christians," Comfort told The Christian Post via an email exchange. "Think of what it would cost and how much work it would take to have a Billy Graham-type crusade that reached 1.2 million people. But we can reach that many at no cost and with just a click of a keyboard button." more >>
Clashes in Bangladesh have left four people dead and over 200 injured as Islamists demanded on Friday the execution of atheist bloggers who are being accused of blasphemy.
IBN Live reported that police were forced into using rubber bullets and tear gas canisters to disperse Islamist radicals, many of whom were reportedly assembled by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party, leaving Dhaka looking like a battle scene.
Violent clashes broke out in front of the Baitul Mukarram national mosque, where protesters injured a dozen journalists while police attempted to protect worshippers inside the mosque. more >>
College campus ministry leader and "Reasons for God" founder Carson Weitnauer wants to make it clear that having answers to questions from skeptics about God is an important component of the Christian community's broader evangelistic responsibility.
Weitnauer said that Christian apologetics, the discipline of defending a faith in Jesus, is a part of so many people's stories on the receiving end of getting answers about God before they became Christians that he wants to collect such stories in order to share. He's setting up an "apologetics testimonies" page on his website that will offer a continually growing list of people who have come to faith in part through the study of apologetics.
"I've been doing campus ministry for 10 years and throughout the course of my ministry, by God's grace and through the work of the Holy Spirit, I've seen God use apologetics to lead many people to faith," Weitnauer, who serves students at Harvard University, Boston College Law School, and other campuses around Boston with Telos Ministries, told The Christian Post. more >>
The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science announced a new movie titled "The Unbelievers" set to premiere in 2013 that will explore the importance of science and reason in the modern world – while taking aim at religion.
"Science is wonderful, science is beautiful. Religion is not wonderful, religion is not beautiful, it gets in the way," Dawkins says in the official trailer for "The Unbelievers."
The documentary film follows Dawkins and award-winning theoretical physicist and author Lawrence Krauss giving speeches and speaking with people while promoting a scientific worldview. The film features a number of famous names, such as Academy-award winning director Werner Herzog, who praises their efforts: more >>
World-famous atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins took to Twitter on Monday to comment on Pope Benedict XVI's decision to retire as head of the Roman Catholic Church, mocking the pontiff for a "wasted life" and no sex.
"I feel sorry for the Pope and all old Catholic priests. Imagine having a wasted life to look back on and no sex," Dawkins wrote on his Twitter page. The God Delusion author was referring to the life of celibacy that Catholic priests are required to take when choosing the path of ministry.
Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday morning that he will be stepping down from his position on Feb. 28, citing his "advanced age" for his decision. The 85-year-old pontiff will become the first pope in over 600 years to retire. more >>
The Ohio chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Freedom From Religion Foundation have filed suit against an Ohio school district where one school has a prominently displayed portrait of Jesus Christ.
Jackson City Schools of Jackson, Ohio was sued by the ACLU and FFRF on Thursday; the case will be put before the US District Court of the Southern District of Ohio. "The maintenance and display of the portrait has the effect of advancing and endorsing one religion, improperly entangling the State in religious affairs, and violating the personal consciences of Plaintiffs," reads the suit in part.
"As a direct result of these unconstitutional actions, Plaintiffs and other likeminded citizens and residents have suffered, and will continue to suffer permanent, severe and irreparable harm and injury." more >>