Theology vs. Philosophy

Planned Parenthood continues anti-Romney mail push in Virginia

Washington (CNN) – Planned Parenthood’s political arm is out with the latest installment of an aggressive mail program targeting female voters in Virginia. A new mail piece attacking Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Virginia Senate candidate George Allen will begin hitting mailboxes in northern Virginia and Richmond this week, the group says. It’s Planned Parenthood’s third mailer hitting Romney in a matter… Read more →

California becomes first state in nation to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy for children

California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn gay teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing “sexual orientation change efforts.”  The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, prohibits state-licensed therapists from engaging in these practices with… Read more →

Bill Nye slams creationism

(CNN)–Famed TV scientist Bill Nye is slamming creationism in a new online videofor Big Think titled “Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children.” “Denial of evolution is unique to the United States,” Nye begins in a YouTube video posted on Thursday.  The video quickly picked up steam over the weekend and as of Monday morning had been viewed more than 1,100,000 times. Nye – a mechanical… Read more →

Atheist Summer Camp Is Heaven on Earth for Nonbelievers

Most summer camps host kayaking, arts and crafts classes and campfires, but what makes Camp Quest Northwest different is that it is literally “beyond belief.” Located just north of Seattle, Camp Quest Northwest is a summer camp for atheists or children of atheists, self-described “freethinkers” or people not otherwise traditionally religious. “We would encourage them to read, to go to church,”… Read more →

2003, Obama defended late-term abortion: Infanticide

President Clinton believed abortion should be “safe, rare; and legal.” But Clinton also believed in a work requirement in his welfare reform bill. President Obama apparently disagrees on both counts. After unilaterally allowing states to waive the central pillar of the landmark and bipartisan 1996 welfare reform act — the work requirement — Obama has also proven himself to be… Read more →

Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation

Genetically screening our offspring to make them better people is just ‘responsible parenting’, claims an eminent Oxford academic. Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a “moral obligation” as it makes them grow up into “ethically better children”. The expert in practical ethics said that we should actively give parents the choice to screen out… Read more →

Atheist group targets presidential candidates’ faith with billboards

Washington (CNN) – A prominent atheist group is using next month’s Democratic National Convention to take aim at the presidential candidates’ religion, putting up billboards targeting Mormonism and Christianity in Charlotte, North Carolina. “Our political system is rife with religion and it depends too much on religion and not enough on substance,” said David Silverman, president of American Atheists, sponsor of… Read more →