Atheist author and biologist Richard Dawkins has slammed what he called an "insult" regarding the rumor that late atheist Christopher Hitchens contemplated converting to Christianity before his death.
"Insulting a dead hero who now can't defend himself: I suppose they think that's OK if you're lying for Jesus," Dawkins wrote on his Twitter page on Wednesday, and linked to an article written by Jerry A. Coyne, Ph.D, a Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, who sought to dismiss the suggestion.
Larry Alex Taunton, the founder and executive director of The Fixed Point Foundation, is accused of claiming in his book The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, released back in April, that Hitchens had contemplated accepting Jesus at the end of his life. But Taunton denies that he ever made such a claim in an interview with CP. more >>
Notorious for killing his characters, George R. R. Martin finally shares his insight on death.
Fans of George R.R. Martin's novels have learned to become less attached to the characters of the books and series as there is a chance that they will be killed off without notice. With Martin still working on his sixth book "Winds of Winter," fans can expect that the upcoming installment will present a lot of death since winter fast approaching.
While he did not share any detail regarding who will die in "Winds of Winter," he recently spoke to Galaxy's Edge Magazine about how he uses death in his writing. He explained that he uses death for any purpose, since as a writer, he aims to tell the truth. more >>
In a letter sent to schools last week, President Obama explained that longtime bans on Creationism in public schools violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Title VII specifically prohibits among other things employer discrimination on the basis of religion and demands that employers give proper accommodation for religious beliefs.
"While until five minutes ago no one considered Title VII applicable to teaching Creationism, we realize that laws are not set in stone and in fact need to develop — but definitely not evolve — with the times," read the letter. more >>
A book by the notable Hispanic evangelical leader the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez is calling upon Christians to become light in a messy, dark world.
Released earlier this month, Rev. Rodriguez's latest book is Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Rodriguez explained that he decided to write the book because he wanted the Church to "stand up and make a difference." more >>
Lecrae's new book Unashamed lives up to its title, with the rapper recounting the addiction and molestation that he faced in his life.
While rehashing some of these memories and experiences were necessary for the 36-year-old rapper, he admits it was anything but easy emotionally. In an interview with XXL, Lecrae admitted that reliving the molestation that took place when he was a child was dificult.
"Yeah, one is just rehashing being molested as a kid, as a 6-year-old. Having the babysitter molest me," he responded when questioned about the difficult experiences he had to relive in his book. "Not so much for me to live back through but to have her stuff out there like that too. You know this is somebody that I still know 'til this day." more >>
According to "Star Wars" franchise lead actress Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia Organa), the "Star Wars" films have gained mass appeal because they center on "family."
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fisher talked about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), the latest installment in the franchise, and its record-breaking success. "This movie's about family, 'Star Wars' is. That's why it has the appeal."
In "The Force Awakens," Fisher reprised her role as Leia Organa, the twin sister of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, the only remaining Jedi. While Leia was known as a princess in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, by "The Force Awakens," which takes place roughly 30 years from the events in "Return of the Jedi" (1983), Leia had risen to the position of a general in the Resistance against the First Order. more >>