Former Republican Congressman and outspoken conservative commentator Allen B. West has expressed his disapproval at an Islamic billboard sign campaign.
West posted his thoughts on the group's "Why Islam?" billboard evangelism campaign Saturday on the former Florida congressman's website.
A prominent atheist organization has said that the state of Utah is afraid of the Mormon church after the group had significant trouble having pro-atheist billboards posted in Salt Lake City.
The American Atheists organization recently tried to have three to five billboards posted near Salt Lake City's downtown area to notify residents of the early bird September rates for its upcoming conference, taking place April 17 to 20 at the Salt Lake City's downtown Hilton hotel. Although the organization reportedly called nine locally-based advertising companies to help with the billboards, they only received two call backs.
"What this really communicates to us is the stranglehold that the Mormon church has on the community in Utah," Dave Muscato, the American Atheists public relations director, told The Salt Lake Tribune. "It reminds me of the Mafia in Italy. They don't even have to make threats. People just know that they're supposed to be afraid." more >>
The head of a creationist organization that recently posted several billboards in the United States meant to reach out to atheists has said the response "has exceeded our expectations."
Earlier this month the group Answers in Genesis posted billboards and a digital ad at Times Square that included a link to their websites and the statement "Thank God you're wrong" which was directed at atheists.
Ken Ham, president of Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that since the ad campaign began the group has seen a 30 percent increase in viewing traffic for their website and increased social media activity. more >>
A Brazilian atheist has become a believer after turning to God in desperation just before undergoing heart surgery that doctors warned had a one percent chance of survival. Now, he credits God for the miracle of life and no longer rejects God's existence.
Ivan de Oliveira Almeida, 66, was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, a condition that occurs when the aorta, the human body's main artery, ruptures causing severe pain and bleeding which can also result in death within minutes to hours. Doctors also found he had an aortic insufficiency dysfunction in his heart's left and right ventricles as well as pleural effusion, an abnormal amount of fluid around the lungs.
Almeida said that while he was undergoing anesthesia, he asked his doctor for a moment in which he cried out to God for the first time in his life. more >>
Theoretical physicist and president of the British Humanist Association Professor Jim Al-Khalili said Christianity had "hijacked" human values and Christians are simply "humanists who believe in God."
Speaking at The Cambridge Union Society on Monday, Al-Khalili argued that he believed in a rule famously attributed to Jesus Christ that people should treat others the way they would treat themselves.
An audience member from Al-Khalili's lecture, however, highlighted the writings of German philosopher Friedrich Nietsche and pointed out that secular humanists "killed" God but were still pursuing Christian values. more >>
Billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey has drawn the ire of unbelievers online for telling atheist swimmer Diana Nyad that if she believes in "awe" and "wonder" she wouldn't call her an atheist.
Nyad, 64, who made history last month by becoming the first person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage, declared in a conversation with Winfrey on Oprah Winfrey Network's "Super Soul Sunday" program that she is an atheist and "a person who is deeply in awe."
Oprah, however found it difficult to reconcile Nyad's position. more >>