Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World by David SilvermanFighting God is a firebrand manifesto from one of the most recognizable faces of atheism. In his book, Silverman-a walking, talking atheist billboard known for his appearances on Fox News-discusses the effectiveness, ethics and impact of the in-your-face-atheist who refuses to be silent.
Silverman argues that religion is more than just wrong: it is malevolent and does not deserve our respect. It is our duty to be outspoken and do what we can to bring religion down. Examining the mentality, methods and issues facing the firebrand atheist, Silverman presents an overwhelming argument for firebrand atheism and reveals:
- All religion is cafeteria religion and almost all agnostics are atheists.
- American society grants religion a privileged status, despite the intentions of the Founding Fathers.
- Christian politicians have adversely (and un-Constitutionally) affected our society with regard to science, health, womens rights, and gay rights.
- The notion of atheist Jews is a lie forced on us by religion.
- It is not Islamophobia to observe dangerous teachings and disproportionate violence in Islam.
- Atheists are slowly but surely winning the battle.
Fighting God is a provocative, unapologetic book that takes religion to task and will give inspiration to non-believers and serve as the ultimate answer to apologists.
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By the time Seeger submitted his form, in the late nineteen-fifties, thousands of conscientious objectors in the U. Those who belonged to pacifist religious traditions, such as Mennonites and Quakers, were sent to war as noncombatants or to work as farmers or firefighters on the home front through the Civilian Public Service; eventually, so were those who could prove their own independent, religiously motivated pacifism. Those who could not were sent to prison or to labor camps. But while Selective Service laws had been revised again and again to clarify the criteria for conscientious objection, they still did not account for young men who, like Seeger, refused to say that their opposition to war came from belief in a Supreme Being. Over time, draft boards came to resemble freshman philosophy seminars in their attempts to decide who did and did not qualify for C. Different boards reached very different conclusions, various appeal boards upheld and reversed those decisions without much consistency, and, inevitably, some of those appeals ended up before federal courts. Atheists, long discriminated against by civil authorities and derided by their fellow-citizens, were suddenly eligible for some of the exemptions and protections that had previously been restricted to believers.
A generic festive message from a CEO, you might think. But then a commenter reminded Zuckerberg that he had long identified as an atheist. What had changed? This statement, more even than his proposed voyage around all 50 states or his much-hailed visits to key, first-in-the-nation states such as Iowa , suggested that the tech wizard was eyeing the White House. That maxim has been reinforced by a new study, which shows that people across the world are prepared to think the worst of atheists , believing that those without faith are more capable of immoral behaviour than those who have it. The man behind the study, Will Gervais of the University of Kentucky, told the Times he had been prompted to research the topic by data that suggested US voters are less willing to elect an atheist than any other category of candidate, including gay or Muslim.
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Living Waters exists to inspire and equip Christians to fulfill the Great Commission. They maintain that to date the United States has actually had four presidents who were atheists. All four are listed on websites such as Positive Atheism and Celebrity Atheist with a collection of quotations designed to make them appear atheistic. However, both of these atheist sites are having trouble with the truth. Several factors kept Jefferson from being defeated.
My name is Marcus ; I am seventeen years old, and I attend one of the most prestigious secondary schools in the United States. Growing up with every mark of privilege has instilled in me the mind-set that I can achieve anything if I work hard enough. I am an atheist. Like many children raised in New England, I grew up in a secular household. God and religion were introduced to me after I learned basic scientific concepts. Christianity struck me as just another myth that had a purpose before scientific discovery but lost its relevance over time.