Famous professor and atheist author Richard Dawkins delivered a video message at last week's Reason Rally in Washington D.C. where he slammed the belief in God as "cowardice," and urged people to resist what he called the "God temptation."
"The fact that you exist should brim you over with astonishment. You and I and every other living creature are machines of ineffable complexity. This complexity and its powerful illusion of design is why so many people succumb to the God temptation," the evolutionary biologist said in his message, posted online.
"The temptation to evade, by invoking a designer, the responsibility to explain. The God temptation is an evasion of responsibility because it invokes the very kind of thing it's supposed to be explaining." more >>
Franklin Graham, the son of famous Evangelical leader Billy Graham, has recalled a meeting between his father and boxing great Muhammad Ali, where the latter, a devoted Muslim, said if he were a Christian, he'd have wanted to be like Billy Graham.
Franklin Graham also wondered, however, about the state of Ali's soul, arguing that his Islamic faith would not have saved him.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, he shared a photo of a meeting between Billy Graham and Ali in Louisville, Kentucky, in June 2001, and recalled that they had met before in North Carolina in 1979. After that meeting, Ali apparently said: more >>
A new ISIS propaganda video shows the destruction of an Iraqi temple and makes threats to one of the seven wonders of the world — Egypt's Giza Pyramid complex.
In a 10-minute video posted this week by the DailyMail, IS militants are seen laying waste to Iraq's Nabu Temple, an ancient landmark dedicated to Nabu, the Babylonian god of wisdom, situated in the country's northwestern Nineveh province and is considered a culturally significant site that predates Islam.
The propaganda video footage shows multiple angles in which the 2,500-year-old site is destroyed. Satellite imagery from the United Nation's Institute for Training and Research, or UNITAR, which used optics captured on June 3 compared against photos taken back in January, confirmed the destruction. more >>
A conservative professor who speaks openly about his opposition to gay marriage after having been raised by a lesbian couple has announced that he will be resigning his tenured position following a long battle with liberal activists.
Robert Oscar Lopez, former associate professor of English and classics at California State University at Northridge, recently resigned his position with the academic institution.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Lopez explained that the decision to move on came as a result of longstanding mounting pressure from activists on and off campus. more >>
A Bible-believing couple in Texas who sent their 17-year-old daughter to a Christian camp for therapy after she took a girl to her high school prom are now the targets of a massive campaign backed by her cousin, "Supergirl" actor Jeremy Jordan, seeking to overrule their decision.
According to local news station KENS 5, the girl identified only as Sarah, is also being supported by an aunt who hired Austin-based attorney Christine Andresen of the CHA Law Group, which is known for litigating LGBT cases.
Andresen told the San Antonio Express-News that she could not comment on an ongoing case which is set for a hearing in July, but said details of the situation highlighted in a viral GoFundMe campaign are "truthful." more >>
A large majority of Americans consider birth control and divorce "morally acceptable," according to the findings of a Gallup poll released this week.
Gallup noted Wednesday that nearly nine in 10 Americans consider birth control usage to be morally acceptable and about seven in 10 found divorce to be morally acceptable.
The two items were the top rated issues in a list of 19 different subjects that included gambling, the death penalty, pornography, polygamy, gay or lesbian relations, and abortion. more >>