Monday, November 28, 2011

Atheism, Paganism Latest Liberal Media Darling

Whereas the latter decades of the 20th century saw favorable promotion of liberal "christianity" in a purposeful drift away from Truth, in the 21st century the media now promotes outright hatred of God -- even promoting overt Evil.

For background, read "You Don't Need God," Indiana Told and also read Paganism Acceptance Growing in America along with Pagan Worship Center Added to Air Force Academy as well as Pagans, Liberal 'christians' Celebrate Earth on Good Friday

-- From "Atheists launch campaign to get unbelievers to ‘come out’" by Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service, posted by Washington Post 11/21/11

[Alex] Fiorentini, a student at the University of Illinois . . .and scores of other atheists, young and old, have made [atheist confessional] videos for a new campaign designed to build community and support among nontheists around the world.

Dubbed “We Are Atheism,” the campaign was launched this fall by three students at the University of Kansas.

[25-year-old Amanda] Brown was inspired to start the campaign with her husband and a friend when she attended a talk by Jessica Ahlquist, a teenage atheist who was taunted and bullied after she objected to a “school prayer” banner hung in her Rhode Island high school.

Brown, who had founded a gay-straight club in her high school, patterned We Are Atheism on the gay community’s “It Gets Better” video project, launched in 2010 after a string of suicides by bullied gay teens. It Gets Better features self-made videos by gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual people who share their coming-out experiences and offer encouragement to those who remain closeted.

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From "The Unbelievers" by Emily Brennan, New York Time 11/25/11

Ronnelle Adams [age 30] came out to his mother twice, first about his homosexuality, then about his atheism.

This was in 2000, and Mr. Adams did not meet another black atheist in Washington until 2009, when he found the Facebook group called Black Atheists, which immediately struck a chord. “I felt like, ‘100 black atheists? Wow!’ ” he said.

In the two years since, Black Atheists has grown to 879 members from that initial 100, YouTube confessionals have attracted thousands, blogs like “Godless and Black” have gained followings, and hundreds more have joined Facebook groups like Black Atheist Alliance (524 members) to share their struggles with “coming out” about their atheism.

Given the cultural pull toward religion, less than one-half of a percent of African-Americans identify themselves as atheists, compared with 1.6 percent of the total population, according to Pew. Black atheists, then, find they are a minority within a minority.

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From "Students protest lack of atheist group at Duquesne" by Ann Rodgers, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Kaitlynn Riely, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11/18/11

Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh have secular, or atheist, student organizations. Last month, Duquesne senior Nick Shadowen petitioned his student government to create a similar society.

Duquesne, a Catholic school, already has Jewish and Muslim student groups . . .

An oversight committee reviewed Shadowen's application, looked into the work of similar groups on other campuses and voted unanimously not to approve it, said Zachary Ziegler, president of Duquesne's Student Government Association, which is in charge of recognition for student groups.

"The main difference with the Jewish and Muslim organizations is that those groups don't contradict the mission statement, which says that Duquesne serves God by serving students," Ziegler said. "Both of those student organizations recognize that there is a God. Our committee discussed the fact that this organization does not believe in God, and its positions are against the belief in God."

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Also read Atheists Crave Church Fellowship, but Absent God