Prophecy in today's headlines

Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism

Researchers have begun asking the kind of nuanced questions that reveal just how big the So What set might be: •44% told the 2011 Baylor University Religion Survey they spend no time seeking “eternal wisdom,” and 19% said “it’s useless to search for meaning.” •46% told a 2011 survey by Nashville-based evangelical research agency, LifeWay […]

Many say ‘So What?’ to God, religion, atheism

Sunday mornings, when Bill Dohm turns his eyes toward heaven, he’s just checking the weather so he can fly his 1946 Aeronca Champ two-seater plane.Helton, 28, and Dohm, 54, aren’t atheists, either. They simply shrug off God, religion, heaven or the ever-trendy search-for-meaning and/or purpose. The real dirty little secret of religiosity in America is […]

Religions Are ‘Scams,’ Atheist Group Declares in Alabama Advertisement

Fox News reports a new advertisement in Alabama by a national atheist group is reportedly declaring religions to be “scams.” The Huntsville ad — produced by the American Atheists — displays the message “You know they’re all scams” alongside pictures of religious symbols, such as Islam’s crescent moon and star, the cross and the Jewish […]

Survey: 1 in 8 Americans Switched Out of Christianity

About one out of every eight adults is an “ex-Christian,” a new survey reveals. These include those who left the Protestant or Catholic tradition that they were a part of as a child and who now report being atheist, agnostic or some other faith, according to the Barna Group. Meanwhile, those who switched from a […]

Millennial Generation and Christianity, What’s Missing?

A new study shows that while many young adults are spiritual, they have mixed views and beliefs about basic biblical principles. The report conducted by LifeWay Research of the Southern Baptist Convention examined the religious views and practices of American “millennials” — those who were born between 1980 and 1991. According to the survey, 65 […]

Noted Atheists May Seek to Have Pope Benedict Arrested

According to the Times Online, Richard Dawkins, a noted atheist campaigner, is planning a legal ambush to have the Pope arrested during his state visit to Britain “for crimes against humanity”. Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, the atheist author, have asked human rights lawyers to produce a case for charging Pope Benedict XVI over his alleged […]

Atheists Spread Message on Sacramento-area Billboards

Ever look skyward for spiritual inspiration? You won’t find it on 10 new billboards that just went up in the Sacramento region.A coalition of atheist and agnostic groups has bought billboard space to tell like-minded individuals they are not alone – but not in the godly sense. The billboards say: “Are you good without God? […]

Atheist Group Takes ‘Godless Holiday’ Campaign Nationwide

The American Humanist Association is expanding its “Godless Holiday” advertising campaign to five major American cities this Christmas — taking its message of a holiday season without religion nationwide for the first time. The ads read: “No God — no problem! Be good for goodness’ sake. Humanism is the idea that you can be good […]