Atheist professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins has said that Christians who do good only to avoid Hell or to receive the award of Heaven are "self-centered."
"If you're good because you want to carry favor with God, if you're good because you want to avoid going to Hell, or if you want to go to Heaven, that's a rather ignoble, self-centered reason to be good," Dawkins said during an interview with Ireland's RTÉ One on Sunday.
"I fully accept that an awful lot of good deeds are done by people who happen to be religious, but I think it's rather insulting to suggest that you need religion in order to be good." more >>
Six Republican presidential candidates addressed 7,000 evangelical voters Sunday at a Texas megachurch.
The church's pastor criticized GOP frontrunner Donald Trump's statement that 9/11 occurred under the watch of former President George W. Bush, calling it "ridiculous."
The North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano featured Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former business CEO Carly Fiorina. more >>
GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Sunday that if he had been president at the time, the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks would not have happened.
Former Florida governor and fellow candidate Jeb Bush slammed Trump's remarks as "shameful attacks" on his brother, former President George W. Bush.
"I am extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration," Trump said on "Fox News Sunday." "I believe that if I were running things … I doubt that those people would have been in the country," he added of the Islamic militants who hijacked four commercial airliners and killed nearly 3,000 people on 9/11. more >>
The father of the 14-year-old boy who was lavished with attention, praise and over $16,000 after his homemade clock was confiscated at an Irving, Texas, public school is now generating headlines of his own.
According to Townhall.com and Fox News, Ahmed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, manages the Facebook page called the Arabic-language National Reform Party. He has one personal page which appears to be pro-American and a second, more active page, which has an entirely different tone.
While the Arabic language page features plenty of posts disseminating favorable stories about Ahmed's new found fame from his September arrest at school, it also features at least two posts claiming that 9/11 was a conspiracy and hoax concocted by the U.S. government to launch a war against Islam. more >>
The Rev. A. R. Bernard, pastor of New York City's largest church and president of the Churches of the City of New York that represents 1.5 million Christians, called the multi-religious worship experience with Pope Francis at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum an "amazing experience." He also addressed concerns some Christians might have about "the concept of the papacy."
"I will tell you, it was beautiful, it was deep, it was moving and I think with the backdrop of 9/11 where it was religious extremism that created that situation and brought America to a whole new place in this country, as that being the backdrop and to have religious leaders from around the world, in terms of the religious expressions around the world, coming together like that was very, very special," Bernard said, reflecting on the Sept. 25 gathering during a broadcast of his radio program.
Bernard also revealed that he was chosen to greet Benedict XVI on behalf of the Protestant community when the then-pope visited New York City in 2008. The pastor of the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center marveled that "here it is seven years later and I have the opportunity to actually go from greeting to worshipping with the new pontiff, Pope Francis." more >>
Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. has pulled its commercials featuring Steve Rannazzisi after news about the comedian's 9/11 lie erupted.
On Thursday, Buffalo Wild Wings announced that it would no longer air commercials featuring the actor. The restaurant chain's move came after Steve Rannazzisi admitted in public that he lied about being a survivor of the attacks on New York's World Trade Center (WTC) on Sept. 11, 2001, according to Reuters.
In 2009, the star of "The League" comedy series told podcast host Marc Maron that he was working at the Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of the WTC in New York when the buildings were hit by planes hijacked by terrorists. The 37-year-old actor said he felt the impact of the plane's crash into the first tower and rushed outside to check it out, the Chicago Tribune reports. more >>