If you need a good chuckle (or cry), check out an article written by atheist Michael Nugent, chairman of Atheist Ireland, that was published on IrishTimes.com. The article is an attempt to clarify and mainstream the atheist belief system.
Dr. John Millam has written a series of articles over at reasons.org addressing whether or not the views of early church fathers support the young-earth creation movement. In part 2 of his presentation, he lists three arguments identified by early thinkers which seem to suggest the creation days of Genesis 1 are not literal solar days.
The BBC has a heart-breaking article covering a disturbing line of thought that is gaining acceptance in Dutch churches. The article, Dutch rethink Christianity for a doubtful world, focuses on Reverend Klaas Hendrikse and his Exodus Church in Gorinchem, Holland. While the article does not directly call Mr Hendrikse an atheist,
A research study conducted by Dave Waltham, a British geophysicist, has lent considerable support to people who believe the Earth is rare. The researchers set out to provide a method for testing the anthropic principle – the idea that the Universe and Earth have been designed for humans. The study showed that the probability of Earth possessing it’s Milankovitch cycle frequency is less than 0.00001.
Mail Online has an interesting article (complete with several high-res pictures) about a cave system used by Jews in the late first century. The caves helped Jews fight against the Romans during two revolts; one revolt occurred around the time the temple was destroyed in Jerusalem (approx. 70AD) and a second revolt, known as the Bar Kokhba revolt, happened several decades later.
Should a company that promotes “inclusion” and “diversity” end a 15 year relationship with a consultant because that person wrote an anti-gay marriage book? The answer is “yes” according to Bank of America and Cisco. Both companies fired Dr. Frank Turek over a an anti-gay marriage book he authored.
The folks over at Evil Bible.com have cobbled together a long list of “supposed” contradictions that have been discovered in the Bible. In this post (and future posts) we will refute their claims. Up first is their assertion that the opening chapters of Genesis contain a contradiction.
Fox News is reporting that a watchdog group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has successfully pressured the United States Air Force into suspending a course it has taught for 20 years. “Christian Just War Theory” was used to train missile launch officers in the ethics and morality of war by referencing passages and teaching from the Bible.