A fringe Christian group has been busy lately warning the world about the coming Rapture, which it claims will be here on May 21.
If the prognosticators are right, then some of us are in big trouble.
With that thought in mind, a local group called Seattle Atheists is now…
For the last three weeks, New Jersey commuters entering the tunnel have had to sit in traffic and contemplate the sight of a billboard with a picture of a nativity scene, a star and three wise men. Its message: “You know it’s a myth,” courtesy of a group called American Atheists.
Drivers can mull over this challenge for the few minutes of purgatory it takes to cross under the Hudson River. Once they make it through the tunnel into New York, however, they’ll encounter another billboard, this one from the Catholic League.
It’s the same nativity scene, but this time with a retort: “You know it’s real.”
Defending the faith, from infanticide to genocide
Neil Reynolds writes:
" The celebrated “new atheists” – foremost among them Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great) and Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion) – have led a boisterous charge against religious faith. Remarkably few defenders of faith, however, have effectively engaged them. In David Brog, the atheists meet a worthy protagonist.
Mr. Brog, in his In Defense of Faith: The Judeo-Christian Idea and the Struggle for Humanity, concedes that Christians have committed horrendous crimes in the name of theology but sets out to prove that Judeo-Christian beliefs gave the Western and, ultimately, entire world its most important spiritual value: an obligatory reverence for life. “
This would probably make an interesting read… From what I can gather so far, the real question that the author may be missing is “is morality the exclusive province of the Judeo-Christian system of beliefs?”. That’s a big question, to be sure, and one that I would have to answer in the negative….
from get @baffled