Hundreds of Christians flood Ken Ham’s Facebook page to respond to the most innocuous atheist billboard ever

A few days ago California news interviewed residents wanting this “controversial” United Coalition of Reason billboard taken down. Next, in Mobile, Alabama, Christians did succeed in getting the identical billboard removed.  Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has posted it on his Facebook page for comment, and he certainly got them.

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Christians Successfully Pressure Major Billboard Company to Remove Sign That Simply Notes the Existence of Atheists

 

Days after this identical billboard in Colton, California, drew television news reports of the “controversial” sign that  residents wanted taken down, comes news today that the anti-atheists have succeeded in Mobile, Alabama.  There they convinced the huge billboard company Lamar Advertising to remove the sign funded by the atheist and humanist group Gulf Coast Coalition of Reason.

What shocking image prompted the outcry?  A mountain sunrise and the offensive message that atheists exist.  The sign read: “Don’t believe in a god? You’re not alone.” Continue reading

It’s Official: Deepak “I Am the Field” Chopra Is an HIV-AIDS Denialist and More Dangerous Than Faith-Healing Hucksters

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The gay community and any other sufferers attracted “so-called AIDS” to themselves with their bad thoughts and poor reality interpretations.  If you’re seeking to avoid HIV, replace your condoms with spacetime possibilities.  And if you’re a sufferer who’s hoping to reduce its symptoms, throw out your prescription and simply create a different reality.

The man spewing this murderous counsel, Deepak Chopra, is the media’s favorite spiritual advisor to the nation… and a medical doctor.  That officially makes him far more dangerous than the worst of faith-healing hucksters.  This garbage comes from a disturbing interview of Chopra that recently came to light.  It opens with slimy self-help guru Tony Robbins saying “HIV is not the source of AIDS.” (at 22:30).  Chopra agrees: Continue reading

California Christians want this incredibly offensive atheist billboard taken down

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“Don’t Believe in God? You Are Not Alone” reads Colton billboard.

Christian Post reports that a United Coalition of Reason (UnitedCoR) billboard has “stirred the ire of residents.” Claiming grandiosely (and falsely) in its headline that residents are “united in taking it down,” the paper ironically dismisses the humanist interviewed to prove the very need for the billboard:

Residents in Colton, California, are objecting to a billboard in their community that displays the message, “Don’t believe in a God? You are not alone,” and want the ad to be taken down…

Other messages put up by the UnitedCoR featured on billboards include “Good without a god? So are we!”

LA SunTimes and CBS Los Angeles use the phrase “heated opposition.”  CBS, with a photo of the billboard captioned “Controversial Billboard,” reports: Continue reading

Only Looks Like Parody: Conservatives Warn of Atheist Evolutionists’ “Intercourse with Demons”

renew americaI know just what your day needs: an amusing Christian apocalyptic rant against atheists, science, environmentalists, evolution, and “perverse sex.”  Am I right?   I shall deliver just this unto you, courtesy of RenewAmerica, the patriotic website of Alan Keyes, chronic presidential and GOP senate candidate and former Reagan U.S. appointee.

Linda Kimball

Today’s charming piece, “Evolution: anti-creation religion of secular atheism & the Green Dragon, is guaranteed to scare the bejeebus out of any righteous soul.   The bellringer of doom is Linda Kimball, member of the wittily named groups “Grassfire, New Media Alliance, and MoveOff.”  This piece would be a perfect test of Poe’s Law; compare it with posts from the delicious satire site HardDawn.com, like “Are Militant Atheists Using Chemtrails to Poison Angels?” or “Lesbian Wing of the Illuminati Seizes Control of the NFL,” which take aim at just this sort of grandiose, paranoid, Christian ultra-right fearmongering.

Kimball’s been writing for Keyes’ website for years – an easy job, since it’s just one creepy, wild-eyed article posted over and over again:

  • Margaret Sangers’ evil “evolutionary gospel” of redemption and salvation
  • Rise of the Global Church of Lucifer
  • Nihilism and Satanic inversion: godless America’s ‘new’ reality of non-self and madness
  • Why Mormonism will surrender to homosexuality
  • In a world without God, fixed meaning, higher purpose and accountability, why not lie, cheat, wed ‘gay’ couples, plunder and kill?
  • Falling stars, damnable heresy and the spirit of evolution
  • Rev. 18:3: evolution…primordial heresy as the science of becoming God
  • Progressive liberalism’s obscene obsession with sex: its sinister purposes
  • Darwinism: devilish Gnostic myth dressed up as science

As if we haven’t gotten the point already, her latest dire rant opens with this warning by a 19th century English theologian: Continue reading

A closer look at “Sharia Hebdo,” for which Charlie Hebdo was firebombed in 2011

page1output“Sharia Hebdo” Nov 2011 cover: “100 lashes if you are not dying of laughter!”

Many opine about this now-famous Nov. 2011, issue of Charlie Hebdo, but few seem willing to let non-French speakers judge for themselves beyond its covers.  I decided to herein offer my own.

This is the “Sharia Hebdo” special edition, with “guest editor” Muhammad himself.  The November 2011 firebombing of CH offices occurred on the day the issue was to appear in newsstands.  Not only did the bombing fail to halt the issue’s release, the magazine responded by distributing over double the usual number of copies.  The issue is usually touted as the breaking point that paved the way for the massacre of its staff this month by Islamist terrorists.

The upcoming issue had previously been announced with the statement:  “To fittingly celebrate the victory of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia… Charlie Hebdo has asked Muhammad to be the special editor-in-chief of its next issue.  The prophet of Islam didn’t have to be asked twice and we thank him for it.”  In an interview, a spokesman said: “What made us do this was what was happening in Tunisia and in Libya, where we have seen the reappearance of Sharia…  Ultimately, Mohammed can be a funny, nice character.”

Like many, I’ve been bemused by recent rants describing the issue, and the magazine in general, as racist, homophobic, misogynist, xenophobic, punching down on the marginalized, with no goal but pointless spiteful bullying…  In other words, pretty much all that’s opposite of the leftwing values the staff have said they hold in interviews.  How could such an output be described by the French as far-left satirists?  It made no sense.  Is Charlie Hebdo actually all these ugly things?  Or are non-French writers with agendas willfully missing a Stephen Colbert-like satire?

There’s much more to the edition than the excerpts below, but here are the best-known sections.  It has sixteen pages, not all cartoons, with plenty of text.  (The issue in its entirety is available in pdf here).  There’s plenty more context in there to help assess the magazine’s intent.

What I found bears no resemblance to the illiberal ugliness that many, who I suspect never read it, purport.  Instead, I found a progressive indictment of the oppression of women, gays and dissenters under authoritarian Islamic theocracies, and of their inhuman sharia justice system.  Most surprisingly to me, Muhammad himself is depicted as a good-natured, rare voice of reason.  Judge for yourself.

Please feel free to suggest translation corrections, improvements, additions or context in the comments.

Sharia Madame

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