Freethought Today · Vol. 27 No. 7 September 2010

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

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God was in control, not science, with this man’s life. I prayed out loud in the name of Jesus. Everybody heard. I didn’t care if they thought I was crazy.
Alicia Minaya, hospital nurse, Suffern, N.Y., on the “miracle” of a heart attack survivor
New City [N.Y.] Patch, 7-24-10

Tiger Woods needs to golf. Michael Vick needs to be playing football. Ted Haggard needs to be leading a church.
Rev. Ted Haggard, on launching a new church in his backyard barn
Wall Street Journal, 7-24-10

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Online announcement of Judgment Day
wecanknow.com, 7-29-10

Worry is really just a form of atheism. Every time you worry, you’re acting like an atheist. You’re saying, “It all depends on me.” That’s just not in the bible.
Rev. Rick Warren, “Word of the Day: Trust God” [Ed: Isn’t that two words?]
Electronic Urban Report, 8-3-10

A Catholic would be guilty of a most grievous sin of omission if he/she neglected to actively oppose the homosexual agenda, which thrives on deception and conceals its wicked horns under the guises of “equal rights,” “tolerance,” “who am I to judge?,” etc.
Fr. Michael Rodríguez, San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, op-ed
El Paso Times, 8-1-10

He told me to follow in his footsteps. The phone call really surprised me. He didn’t say an awful lot. He just told me to follow him.
Jack Dubois, 7, on a call from God at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church vacation bible school
Taunton [Mass.] Daily Gazette, 8-3-10
I’m getting the Holy Spirit down my spine. I don’t know if you want to put that in the paper or not. All this lawsuit and controversy has just been because God is really good at PR.
Max Greiner, The Coming King Foundation president, on erection of a 77-foot-tall steel cross that subdivision residents sued to stop
Kerrville [Texas] Daily Times, 7-28-10

The GING-PAC bottom-line belief is that government should not play God. Families, not the federal government, are ordained of God to rear and educate children and to manage their own affairs. Candidates seeking GING-PAC support must complete a questionnaire concerning their stand on issues such as abortion, gambling, drug use, home schooling, school prayer, property rights, Second Amendment rights, welfare, defense and taxation.
Government Is Not God, About GING-PAC
gingpac.org, 8-6-10

That’s up to God and the American people.
Politician Newt Gingrich, on whether he’ll run for president in 2012
Esquire, Sept. 2010

A religion in which one plays the Wii console, evangelizes to others about the virtues and benefits of playing the Wii and attempts to convert as many “other-gaming-platform” users as possible to a life of Wiivangelism.
Wiivangelical definition
urbandictionary.com, 8-11-10

Dear Dr. Graham: The kindest, most thoughtful person I know says she’s an atheist and doesn’t even believe in God. I always thought we needed to believe in God before we’d behave like she does, but I guess this isn’t necessarily true, is it?
Question from S.K. to Rev. Billy Graham
Tribune Media Services, 8-11-10

Dear S.K.: If your atheist friend comes to Christ one day, she’ll be an even better person than she is now. Why is she such a kind and thoughtful person? I don’t know the reason; perhaps she simply has a sunny personality (as some people do), or perhaps her parents taught her to be kind and considerate when she was growing up. But I do know this: She’s not this way because she’s an atheist. In fact, she’s this way despite her atheism, because a true atheist has no real reason to believe in right and wrong or to behave sacrificially toward others.
Rev. Billy Graham’s answer
Tribune Media Services, 8-11-10

Our hearts are with Jesus, but our bodies are at the Foxhole.
Gina Hughes, dancer at the Foxhole strip club, to worshippers at New Beginnings Ministries, Warsaw, Ohio
Columbus Dispatch, 8-16-10

What right do they have to prevent my Ten Commandments of the United States of America, which I served in the Marine Corps to defend the right to put it there?
Rabbi Moshe Laurie, on placing a Ten Commandments marker on the town square in Marion, Ill.
KFVS-CBS News, 8-16-10

As thanks for working with us to spread this lifesaving message, we will also send your congregation free copies of our “Christianity and Vegetarianism” pamphlets, vegetarian/vegan starter kits and children’s stickers showing a baby chick declaring, “Jesus loves me too!”
Letter from PETA to Solid Rock Church, offering money to rebuild “Touchdown Jesus” holding a lamb
Dayton [Ohio] Daily News, 6-22-10

Do you know the difference between a woman with PMS and a snarling Doberman pinscher? The answer is lipstick. Do you know the difference between a terrorist and a woman with PMS? You can negotiate with a terrorist.
Rev. John Hagee, Cornerstone Church senior pastor
What Every Man Wants in a Woman (Charisma House, 2005)

You’ve kept your perfect record of electing sinners as your president.
Rev. Matthew Harrison, Ballwin, Mo., newly elected as Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod president
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 7-14-10

Muslim drivers should have no hesitation in allowing guide dogs into their bus or car. If a dog does lick you, it’s not the end of the world. Just go home and wash yourself.
Unnamed spokesperson for Muslim Council of Britain, to taxi drivers who regard canine saliva as religiously “unclean”
[London] Daily Mail, 7-19-10

 

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