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    • Event: Is the American Public Becoming Less Religious? November 16, 2015
      Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. EST This briefing will offer a presentation on America’s religious landscape and what recent changes mean for congregations, clergy and religious groups. Host: Alan Cooperman Director of Religion Research at Pew Research Center Presenter: Greg Smith Associate Director of Religion Research at Pew Research Center […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Video: How the U.S. Public Became Less Religious November 3, 2015
      Highlights from the Pew Research report “U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious.” There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Appendix B: Putting Findings From the Religious Landscape Study Into Context November 3, 2015
      This appendix aims to put the findings from the Religious Landscape Study into a broader context through a comparison of its results with long-term trends from the General Social Survey (GSS), Gallup Organization surveys and results from ongoing polls conducted monthly by Pew Research Center. Generally, these sources indicate that there is a fair amount […] […]
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    • Chapter 2: Religious Practices and Experiences November 3, 2015
      Participation in several traditional forms of religious observance has declined in recent years. For example, the share of Americans who say they attend religious services at least once a week has ticked down by 3 percentage points since 2007, as has the share who say they pray every day. These declines are closely connected to […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Chapter 3: Views of Religious Institutions November 3, 2015
      Whether religiously affiliated or not, large majorities of Americans say churches and other religious organizations perform important roles in contemporary American society by strengthening community bonds and helping the poor and needy. Most also say religious institutions protect and strengthen morality in society. Even most atheists say religious institut […]
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    • Appendix A: Methodology November 3, 2015
      The centerpiece of Pew Research Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study is a nationally representative telephone survey conducted June 4-Sept. 30, 2014, among a sample of 35,071 U.S. adults. Approximately 60% of the interviews were conducted with respondents reached on cellphones (n=21,160) and 40% were completed on landlines (n=13,911). A minimum of 300 int […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious November 3, 2015
      There has been a modest drop in overall rates of belief in God and participation in religious practices. But religiously affiliated Americans are as observant as before.
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Chapter 4: Social and Political Attitudes November 3, 2015
      Overall, more Americans now identify as politically liberal than did so when the Religious Landscape Study was first conducted, while fewer U.S. adults identify themselves as political moderates. Religious “nones” are more likely than those in many Christian traditions to describe themselves as politically liberal; indeed, 39% of religious “nones” now descri […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Chapter 1: Importance of Religion and Religious Beliefs November 3, 2015
      While religion remains important in the lives of most Americans, the 2014 Religious Landscape Study finds that Americans as a whole have become somewhat less religious in recent years by certain traditional measures of religious commitment. For instance, fewer U.S. adults now say religion is very important in their lives than did so seven years […]
      Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
    • Positive Impact of Pope Francis on Views of the Church, Especially Among Democrats and Liberals October 7, 2015
      Pope Francis has generated goodwill toward the Catholic Church among many Americans across the political spectrum. But Democrats and liberals are especially likely to say they have a more positive view of the Church because of Francis.
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2008 Atheist Alliance International Convention

~ Unsinkable Atheism ~

“Unsinkable Atheism,” the 14th Annual Atheist Alliance International (AAI) Convention, will be held the weekend of September 25-28, 2008 on the beautiful and historic Queen Mary, which is permanently docked in Long Beach, California.


Herb Silverman and Margaret Downey

Speakers and Workshop Presenters:

Jennifer Bardi – Editor of the Humanist magazine
August Berkshire – President of Minnesota Atheists
Ellen Johnson – Exec Dir for Godless Americans Political Action Committee

M. J. Chritensen – Co-Founder of Scouting For All
Annie Laurie Gaylor – Freedom From Religion Foundation President
Kathleen Johnson – American Atheists Board Member
Cathy Jones – Godless Grief, Writer and Humorist
Troy Conrad – Comedian (Comedy Jesus)

Lori Lipman Brown – Lobbyist for the Secular Coalition for America
PZ Myers – Biologist, University of Minnesota, Pharyngula
Michael Newdow – Attorney and Physician
Michele Rundgren – Comedienne
Michael Shermer – Publisher of Skeptic Magazine
Eddie Tabash – Lawyer and Atheist/Secular Humanist
Marlene Winell – Psycological Consultant

Jason Torpy – Military Assoc. of Atheists and Freethinkers

Jeremy Hall – Army Specialist and plaintiff

Mikey Weinstein – Founder of Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Carlos Bertha – Professor at the U. S. Air Force Academy

Also Appearing:

Joel Pelletier – Artist and Muscian

The Camp Quest Players
with Michele Rundgren, Debra Ryll, and Wanda Plimmer
Jill Sobule – lyricist, singer and composer
Julia Sweeney

For more detailed information download the
schedule/registration information PDF

Godtube Video of the Week – So Goes the Rest of the Nation

more about “untitled“, posted with vodpod

Video equating the recent weather disasters with the ban being lifted on Gay Marriage in California.   Apparently to some people, God hates homosexuals so much he would  inflict disasters on completely innocent people.  What a nasty God.   But I suppose their “reasoning” is that the rest of the country tolerated it so God is bringing “judgement” on them for not stopping it.

Richard Dawkins: The Big Question

The methods of evolution by Darwinian natural selection can in fact tell us why we are here and not merely how. Dawkins explores the details.

from www.youtube.com
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Diabetic Girl Dies While Parents Pray…

On Sunday in the Town of Weston, near Wausau, 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of diabetic ketoacidosis, a treatable though serious condition of type 1 diabetes in which acid builds up in the blood.Neumann’s parents said they didn’t know she had diabetes. They didn’t take her to a doctor. They prayed for healing.


I hope the parents get charged with Manslaughter. The girl had not been to the doctor since she was three years old. This is utterly disgusting and if a parent had done that and had been an atheist, they would be arrested and charged with neglect, child abuse and manslaughter.

Science Is Wrong … Only God Knows The Truth

Funny EdwardCurrent video about God and Science. And in case some relgious person goes aha! Its called Irony humour….

from www.youtube.com posted with vodpod

Appeasing Islam

Pat Condell video about Europe appeasing Islam and its subsquent cultural sucide. because of its appeasement to Islam.

from www.youtube.com posted with vodpod

Here are some futher links of the subject of Islam and Europe:

While Europe Slept by Bruce Bawer

Londonistan by Melanie Phillips

Free speech and radical Islam

More respect for Islam? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/amer…

Islam-West rift widens

Danish art show re-opens after Muslim threat

Dutch government’s cowardice in the face of violent threats

See the movie here

Muslims rioted in Denmark because they were “bored”

European Union covered up attacks on Jews by young Muslims

Britain’s dhimmi West Midlands police

Bradford police may have to learn about sharia law

You can download an audio version of this video at http://patcondell.libsyn.com/

‘Christopher Hitchens on Real Time with Bill Maher’ by Real Time with Bill Maher – RichardDawkins.net

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