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Presbyterian General Assembly votes to boycott “all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian territories"

Presbyterian General Assembly votes to boycott “all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian territories"

At the 220th General Assembly of the U.S. Presbyterian Church held earlier this month, the Assembly approved a boycott on “all Israeli products coming from the occupied Palestinian territories." The Assembly chose not to divest from three companies participating in ...

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David Barton wins history readers' vote concerning his best-selling book

David Barton wins history readers' vote concerning his best-selling book

Evangelist David Barton, known for his Christian nationalist version of history, just won a history readers' vote conducted by George Mason University's History News Network. After a week-long poll, his best selling book, The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've ...

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A few questions for Christians

A few questions for Christians

When asked a question about slavery in the Bible and in American, Pat Robertson said, “like it or not, if you read the Bible in the Old Testament, slavery was permitted.”  Robertson then concluded that despite what the Bible says, ...

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Jesus has millions of Facebook fans

Jesus has millions of Facebook fans

Jesus is very popular on Facebook.  In fact, he has millions of fans. One of the most "liked" Facebook pages that professes love for Jesus is Jesus Daily, with over 13 million fans.  The page posts daily Christian inspirational messages ...

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Obama and Biden stated support for gay marriage and Bill Donahue related gay marriage to incestuous relationships, suggesting we should then accept those marriages too

Obama and Biden stated support for gay marriage and Bill Donahue related gay marriage to incestuous relationships, suggesting we should then accept those marriages too

This past week, Vice President Joe Biden stated he is comfortable with gay marriage and a day later President Obama said he felt gays should have the right to marry just as hetero couples do. On NBC’s Meet the press ...

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Jesus as the Sun throughout History

From the earliest times of Christian history, Jesus Christ has been identified with the sun. This fact is readily demonstrated through the study of ancient texts, including the Bible and works of the early Church fathers, as well as Christian ...

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The Reason Rally concludes – Thousands attend despite rainy weather; overview of media responses

The Reason Rally concludes – Thousands attend despite rainy weather; overview of media responses

Thousands of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics, Humanists and other secularists gathered at the National Mall in Washington D.C. today for the Reason Rally, the purpose of which was to dispel myths about atheists, encourage secularists to "come out of the closet" ...

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The Evolution or Devolution of Society Based on Progressive or Conservative Values

The Evolution or Devolution of Society Based on Progressive or Conservative Values

Do humans evolve over time? Not in the “over eons of time” sense, but from birth to death? Do we learn and grow as we begin to understand ourselves and others better, or do we learn just enough to survive ...

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The technology of cloaking — or making things invisible — advances

The technology of cloaking — or making things invisible — advances

The idea of turning invisible could be closer to 'science fact' than 'science fiction'. Researchers at the University of Texas have for the first time used an invisibility cloak to make a three-dimensional object, an 18-inch tube, to disappear. One ...

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Religious right decides to unite behind Santorum and his regressive vision for America

Religious right decides to unite behind Santorum and his regressive vision for America

After meeting at retired judge and Southern Baptist fundamentalist activist Paul Pressler's ranch in Texas, about 150 Christian conservative leaders decided to throw their support behind Rick Santorum.  Writing for The Huffington Post, Amanda Terkel noted that this endorsement can ...

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Kentucky school superintendent complains that science test characterizes evolution as fact and not 'theory'

Kentucky school superintendent complains that science test characterizes evolution as fact and not 'theory'

Ricky Line, superintendent for the Hart County Schools, is complaining about the state's blueprint for the new high school science test, saying that evolution is being taught as fact, not theory. A "theory" in science is not a hunch or ...

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Gingrich says Palestinians are an "invented" people

Gingrich says Palestinians are an "invented" people

Newt Gingrich is famous for saying controversial things.  As speaker of the House in 1996, he rolled out a memo designed to teach the Republican Party a form of Newspeak–targeted language for the party to use for political gain called ...

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Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide

Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits, and Rituals at the Origins of Yuletide   An examination of the sacred botany and the pagan origins and rituals of Christmas • Analyzes the symbolism of the many plants associated with Christmas • Reveals ...

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