Hnn | HNN Articles

Infosnacking with The Friendly Atheist

 

For HumanistNetworkNews.org

July 15, 2009

Jesus at the soccer game

And you thought some American athletes were too religious?  Brazilian soccer players Kaka and Lucio wore shirts reading "I belong to Jesus" during last month's Confederations Cup.  They received a warning letter.  I'm sure they're shaking in their cups.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/07/13/jesus-at-the-soccer-game/

------

Irish blasphemy law passes, with some big loopholes


A blasphemy law has passed in Ireland.  Which means no one can ever say anything about religion ever again.  Unless it has artistic merit.  Or it's part of theological debate.  Which means everyone and no one will ever be convicted of anything.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/07/10/irish-blasphemy-law-passes/

-------

Bill O'Reilly tells another fib

Bill O'Reilly says that the Air Force should have flown over the God and Country Festival in Idaho last week because there was "no specific religion at play." 

However, according to the director of the festival, "... it's about as Christian as you can get - we believe in promoting Christianity... And we have no plans to change that."  

I'm waiting for O'Reilly's apology for his mistake.  Nothing yet.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/07/09/bill-oreilly-caught-in-another-lie/

-------

Communion etiquette

Canadian Prime Minster Stephen Harper was given a communion wafer at a recent funeral. He put it in his pocket.  That's when the uproar began.

I'm not sure what he could've done. Either he publicly shuns the wafer because he's not Catholic - and Catholics would've been offended.  Or he takes it and eats it - and because he's not Catholic, Catholics would've been offended.

Or he takes it and pockets it in order to not cause a scene. Which he did. And now Catholics are offended.

Damned if you do... damned if you don't.

http://friendlyatheist.com/2009/07/08/damned-if-you-do/

 

About Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist
 
Hemant Mehta is the Chair of the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) Board of Directors. He has worked with the Center for Inquiry and is also an SSA representative to the Secular Coalition for America. Hemant received national attention, including being featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, for his work as the "eBay Atheist." Hemant's blog can be read at FriendlyAtheist.com and his book "I Sold My Soul on eBay" (WaterBrook Press) is now in bookstores everywhere. He currently works as a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago.

 

 


blog comments powered by Disqus

American Humanist Association

Today, the American Humanist Association will be hosting our first Congressional...

16 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

17 hours ago

American Humanist Association

Here is a video from Harvard's Making Caring Common Project. 5 Ways to Raise M...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Why the Way We Live is More Important. Get TheHumanist.com by email once a week...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Hey, have a laugh! http://hmn.st/1sFRZ33 Get TheHumanist.com by email once a we...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

No matter how right or how wrong, religion can not establish morality for the ma...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

I have come across this many times. While this topic may not be important to all...

1 days ago

American Humanist Association

Jesus Cones! A new way to violate church-state separation, in Gwinnett County, G...

3 days ago

American Humanist Association

Well this is rad! AHA Board Member Herb Silverman is featured in this short (10...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

It may seem silly, maybe even a blatant mockery, but if you really think about i...

4 days ago

American Humanist Association

Happy Birthday Nelson Mandela!

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

A Blessing in Disguise for Atheists? Check out AHA Legal Director David Niose's...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is a very interesting interactive chart explaining bible contradictions, sh...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

Have you seen the new FYI Network show Married At First Sight? Tell us what you...

5 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Vaccination Exception; God doesn't want me to receive vaccines... Luis Gran...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

With Corporations becoming "people", they will obviously be exploring religion.....

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

An Invocation for Everyone: What the Secular Invocation in Greece, N.Y., Means f...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

What religions make Americans feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Here is another re...

6 days ago

American Humanist Association

This is unacceptable! Check out the preview of Kidnapped for Christ. Check out t...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

Check out the latest Humanist Hour Podcast with guest Chris Stedman, author of...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA legal director David Niose was in Greece, NY, tonight for the town board's f...

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

AHA intern Josh Myers reviews the new HBO series: The Leftovers

7 days ago

American Humanist Association

The Wall Street Journal covers David Williamson's and Dan Courtney's secular inv...

8 days ago

American Humanist Association

Here is AHA Executive Director Roy Speckhardt's latest article in the Huffington...

8 days ago