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Below are news articles that are of interest to Deists because they are related to religions, religious ideas, religious states, etc. Unfortunately, currently there are not a lot of articles strictly about Deism. As Deism and the World Union of Deists continue to grow, that will change. If you know of a news article that would be of interest to Deists, please email a link to it to deism@deism.com Thank you! (This page is updated Monday thru Friday. There will be an 11-day hiatus for this page until April 23, 2024.)

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April 11, 2024


Ismail Haniyeh is the chairman of the Hamas political bureau. He is involved in negotiations with Israel over hostage releases and a ceasefire in Gaza. The Jewish state of Israel recently killed his three adult sons and four of his grandchildren. Haniyeh said those killings will not affect the ceasefire negotiations.


The "revealed" religions are based on ignorance and fear-based superstitions. That is why they all have blasphemy rules and laws, to discourage honest questioning of their nonsense. The Islamic terrorists in the Taliban, which now, once again, rules Afghanistan, have outlawed girls from getting an education past sixth grade. People who are kept from knowledge are less likely to detect the lies and irrational teachings in Islam.


Commentator and someone who is seen as a leader of the political right, Tucker Carlson, has angered Christian evangelicals who are blindly in support of the Jewish state of Israel. Carlson did an interview of a Palestinian Christian clergyman, Munther Isaac. Isaac, a Lutheran, explained how Israel's war in Gaza is hurting Palestinian Christians. He also expressed his disappointment in US Christian evangelicals who he said are ignorant of what is really going on in Gaza.



April 10, 2024


In Louisiana a Roman Catholic deacon's 16-year-old son was sexually abused by a pedophile Catholic priest. The boy's father pressed charges against the pedophile priest, Michael Guidry, who eventually confessed to sexually abusing the boy when his victim came to him for spiritual counseling. In response to the boy's father pressing charges against the scumbag who sexually abused his son, the Catholic Church excommunicated him. The Roman Catholic Church is a sick and harmful institution.


A third-grade teacher, 67-year-old Steven Houser, at Beacon Christian Academy was arrested for creating and downloading AI generated child abuse material. The AI generated material was based on one of his students.


The Jewish state of Israel is lying about the amount of food, water and other aid it is allowing into Gaza. The United Nations, that has people on the ground, said it is much less than the bare minimum to meet humanitarian needs.



April 9, 2024


The United Nations Security Council is moving forward with the State of Palestine's application for membership in the United Nations. This is making officials of the Jewish state of Israel very upset. If Palestine does join the UN, it will be more difficult for Israel to fulfill its religious dream of a Greater Israel of biblical proportions.


Over the last year or so there has been more and more talk of Russia using nuclear weapons if NATO invades Russian territory, as well as concern in the Middle East of Israel, the only nation in the region that has nuclear weapons of mass destruction, using nuclear bombs in fighting against Hamas, Hezbollah and/or Iran. This interesting and informative article gives an idea of the damage a nuclear war would cause.


Newly filed court documents in the case of three-year-old Arely Naomi Proctor, who was killed by her mother, grandfather and uncle during an exorcism because they believed she was possessed by a demon, reveal Arely fought for her life. Her torture/exorcism lasted over 20 hours. It is very important to Deists to reach people who are currently under the influence of a "revealed" religion with the fact that God gave us our innate reason and did not give us Christianity nor any other religion.



April 8, 2024


Chef José Andrés, the founder of World Central Kitchen which is a charitable organization that brings meals to people during natural disasters and wars, was interviewed by ABC News. He said of Israel's targeted murders of seven of his aid workers and of the Jewish state's slaughter of over 33,000 Palestinian in Gaza, the majority of whom are children, "This doesn't seem a war against terror. This doesn't seem anymore a war about defending Israel. This really, at this point, seems it's a war against humanity itself."


Here's an interesting article about when the Sumerians and the ancient Greeks learned how to predict eclipses. This science helped to break the fear the "revealed" religions promoted regarding eclipses.


In 1915 when Albert Einstein first put forward his radical idea of how gravity works in his theory of relativity, most scientists believed he was incorrect. Then, in 1919, astronomers tested Einstein's theory by observing the light from stars that were behind our star, the Sun, during a total eclipse. They observed 14 stars that showed light deflection around the Sun, which proved Einstein's theory that space/time is not flat, it is curved. For the solar eclipse that took place today, physicists and astronomers were able to observe over 200,000 stars which demonstrated Einstein was correct.



April 5, 2024


There was a 4.8 earthquake that happened in New Jersey and was felt in a large part of the Northeast US. Christian theocrat and US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on X that the earthquake and the upcoming solar eclipse are warnings from God for America to repent! She also wrote, "I pray that our country listens. 🙏" Thankfully, X, instead of deleting her post attached a note to it that stated the facts: "Monday’s eclipse was predicted hundreds of years ago, it will not have been caused by contemporary actions.

Earthquakes occur naturally and happen (on average) more than 30 times a day across the world, although many are too subtle to feel.


The Roman Catholic Church does not have a monopoly on pedophile clergy. More than 50 former students at Yeshiva University Wilf Campus in Manhattan allege they were sexually abused by the school's former principal, Rabbi George Finkelstein as well as by other school staff. The students filed two lawsuits against the school and the school requested the court to dismiss them. Thankfully, "New York Supreme Court Judge Alexander M. Tisch rejected Yeshiva University’s motion to dismiss two lawsuits related to the allegations, opening the way for trial."


On October 31, 2023, the Jewish state of Israel bombed an apartment building in Gaza. Their bombing killed 106 civilians, including 54 children. The organization Human Rights Watch did an investigation and released a report based on its investigation which shows Israel's deadly attack did not target Hamas, which makes the Jewish state's attack a war crime.



April 4, 2024


Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on CBS, openly confronted Israeli PM Netanyahu about Netanyahu's statement regarding the Jewish state of Israel's targeting and killing of seven aid workers in Gaza who worked for World Central Kitchen. Regarding Israel's killing of the seven aid workers, Netanyahu said, "This happens in war." Colbert said, "Nothing just happens. You are responsible. If your answer is, 'This happens in war,' then maybe consider ending the war." Colbert works for CBS which is owned by Paramount which is chaired by Shari Redstone who is a religious Jew and strong supporter of the Jewish state of Israel. It will be interesting to see if Colbert suffers any consequences for his stand against Israel killing the seven aid workers.


On the day that Israel targeted and killed the seven aid workers in Gaza, Genocide Joe Biden approved giving Israel thousands of more bombs. Biden gives meaningless lip-service regarding being angry at Israel for the killings of the aid workers and the genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza while giving bombs, missiles, ammunition and warplanes to Israel.


Jacob Flickinger was a 33-year-old husband and new father with US-Canadian citizenship. He was also brave, caring and idealistic. That's why he was working for World Central Kitchen feeding the hungry in Gaza. He is one of the seven killed by Israel's targeted killings. Here's an interesting article about Jacob Flickinger.



April 3, 2024


Annelle Sheline worked at the US State Department. She resigned in response and opposition to the Biden administration's support for the Jewish state of Israel's continued arming and support for Israel's genocide against the people in Gaza. She stated, “There are people working very hard inside State to try to hold Israel accountable, but none of that will actually go into effect unless Biden wants it to.”


Contrary to Israel's claim that its deadly attack on a convoy of three vehicles that contained aid workers for World Central Kitchen (WCK), who were trying to feed Gaza's starving people, Chef Jose Andres, the founder of WCK, said the Jewish state targeted his aid workers' vehicles one by one. Seven aid workers were killed in the Israeli cowardly attack.


St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School, to be operated by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the Diocese of Tulsa was approved last year by Oklahoma state officials. The Catholic school would be paid for with state tax dollars. Thankfully, there was opposition to this mixing of religion and government. The Oklahoma Supreme Court is now considering whether or not to allow this unconstitutional proposal to become a reality.



April 2, 2024


The Jewish state of Israel launched a targeted attack on aid workers in Gaza. The aid workers were part of World Central Kitchen which is famous for feeding starving and hungry people wherever they are. In the attack Israel killed seven aid workers, three British nationals, U.S.-Canadian dual national, one Palestinian worker and citizens of Australia and Poland. Genocide Joe Biden is hypocritically still talking out of both sides of his mouth, saying he is grieving for the people Israel killed while still sending the Jewish state the bombs, missiles and fighter jets that killed them. The ungodly and sick mentality of the Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament is alive and well in Israel.


The cruel and brutal genocide the Hebrew Bible-based Jewish state of Israel is inflicting on the people in Gaza is causing some nations to question the Jewish state. The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, said Spain will recognize Palestinian statehood by July of this year.


While Israel is carrying out genocide in Gaza, its occupation forces are also busy killing and kidnapping Palestinians in the Palestinian West Bank. This article is about how the New York Times ignores what Israel is doing to Palestinians in the Palestinian West Bank. Being based on the ancient and ungodly Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament, Israel refers to the Palestinian West Bank by their ancient biblical names of Samaria and Judea. As the founder of the warmongering and Hebrew Bible/Christian OT-based neoconservative movement, Leo Strauss, pointed out, “Judaism is a concern with return; it is not a concern with progress. ‘Return’ can easily be expressed in biblical Hebrew; ‘progress’ cannot.” It's impossible for them to let go of ancient myths and progress into current times.



April 1, 2024


The "God Bless the USA Bible" that Trump is hawking includes the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights. If people objectively read it, it can teach them a lot about America NOT being founded as a Christian nation.


The trial of Chad Daybell, the self-styled religious visionary from the "revealed" religion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and self-published author will start this week. Daybell is charged in the 2019 murders of his then girlfriend who he later married, Lori Vallow Daybell's, two children and the murder of his first wife. Here's an article that explains their irrational religious beliefs, and here's an article with Lori Daybell's court statement which she made after being found guilty of murdering her two children and Chad Daybell's wife. If these people had valued and used their gift from God of innate reason, they never would have believed the religious nonsense they believed and promoted, and her two children and Chad Daybell's wife would never have been murdered. God gave us reason, not religion!


Here's an interesting and important article that explains why it is illegal according to US law for US politicians to give aid and weapons to the Jewish state of Israel.




March


March 29, 2024


The Greek Orthodox Church has a scam going that claims a fire miraculously starts in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem on Great Saturday, the day before Orthodox Easter. A Greek author and journalist, Dimitris Alikakos, five-years ago wrote a book debunking this alleged miracle. He was legally prosecuted. He finally won his case!


In the Philippines, Roman Catholic believers were nailed to crosses on Good Friday to reenact the alleged crucifixion of Jesus. Religion is irrational and makes people do some irrational things. God gave us our innate reason, not religion!


A new survey shows that a growing number of American's are leaving their religions. God-given innate reason and religion cannot coexist.



March 28, 2024


The US Department of Homeland Security has a grant program in which they give taxpayer dollars to religious groups for the religious groups to purchase security equipment and services for their synagogues, mosques and churches. The grant program is being cutback. This caused seven major Jewish organizations to complain about the reduction in taxpayer dollars they will receive. Perhaps they should get the Israeli lobby to not spend as much as they do buying US politicians from both parties for Israel's benefit. They can then give that money to the synagogues for security.


Donald Trump is promoting bible sales for God Bless the USA Bible. One the God Bless the USA Bible site it claims none of the money for the $59.99 bibles goes to Trump, but that is not true.


The phrase, "Christ is King" is becoming an anti-Jewish call for Christian nationalists. Christianity, to many Christian sects, has replaced Judaism and Christians have replaced Jews as God's chosen people. This is one reason there is a NEW Testament and an OLD Testament in the Christian Bible.



March 27, 2024


Here's an interesting article about the large number of people who are leaving established religions in the US. Two major reasons for leaving are the anti-gay teachings of the religions and the sexual abuse committed by the clergy. Only 9% of these people are looking for a new religion.


A police detective involved in the exorcism killing of a three-year-old girl in San Jose, California testified in a court hearing about the case. A defense attorney for the girl's mother, grandfather and uncle who took part in the exorcism that killed the little girl asked the detective, “You wanted to explore the church they grew up in and their religious beliefs? You asked, ‘How does God speak to you?’ You asked, if a person was possessed and their needed medical help, would it be morally wrong to not take them for medical help?” After the detective said yes, he did ask her those important questions, the defense lawyer said, “Had this been a more traditional religion, these officers would not have questioned the sanity of our clients. They have a bias against this particular religion.” Their religion is Christianity, and their Christian sect is Pentecostal. Most people see Christianity as a traditional religion.


A new poll shows that more Americans support giving aid to Palestinians than they do giving aid to the Jewish state of Israel. This is due to the Jewish state of Israel showing its true Hebrew Bible-based cruel colors in its ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Gaza.



March 26, 2024


There are over one million Palestinians trapped in Gaza in the city of Rafah, where Israel told them to go to be safe. The US and European governments do not want Israel to launch an attack on Rafah due to the large number of civilians who would be killed. Recently Israeli PM Netanyahu, at a religious service marking Purim for Israeli troops, said, "We will enter Rafah and achieve total victory." Israel takes BILLIONS of tax dollars from US politicians who take the money from US taxpayers, and European nations give the Jewish state millions of Euros, yet Israel ignores their calls not to invade Rafah. I guess in the chain of command, God's "chosen people" are at the top. To date, Israel has killed over 32,000 Palestinian children, women and men.


Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, released a report on the Jewish state of Israel's mass-slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. Her report states in part, that "there are reasonable grounds to believe that the threshold indicating the commission of the crime of genocide against Palestinians as a group in Gaza has been met".


The Israeli embassy in Singapore has been told to delete a controversial Facebook post about Palestine that the local government said was “insensitive” and “inappropriate”. The post by the Jewish state of Israel's embassy in Singapore alleged that “Israel is mentioned 43 times in the Quran. On the other hand, Palestine is not mentioned even once” and claimed archaeological findings like maps, documents, and coins prove Jews are Israel’s indigenous population. A great well documented book that proves the Jews are not the original inhabitants of that land is The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Sacred Texts by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman available on Amazon here.



March 25, 2024


Trouble in paradise? After Joe Biden realized he was losing votes because of his unquestioning support of the Jewish state of Israel and its Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament-based slaughter of tens of thousands of Palestinian children, women and men in Gaza, Biden began to say things that are critical of Israeli PM Netanyahu and Israel's continued slaughter while still supplying Israel with American bombs, missiles and weapons. Today, in a highly unusual move, the Biden administration did not veto a United Nations Security Council resolution that demands a ceasefire in Gaza.


Here's an overall update on Israel's ethnic cleansing program in Gaza. The number of Palestinians killed by the Jewish state is now over 32,000, the majority of the dead are children. The "holy" land is the most violent place on Earth! That's not a surprising fact when you objectively read the religious violence-promoting "holy" books of the "revealed" religions.


A major reason too many Christians believe in faith healing and exorcisms is because their Christian Bible claims Jesus practiced both. This article from a Christian publication has a disingenuous headline that gives the false impression that academia promotes the idea that Jesus actually did cast out demons by performing exorcisms and that he healed people via faith healings.



March 22, 2024


Here's an interesting article Has Zionism Lost the Argument?. It points out that for decades in America there have been religious Jews who work to oppose Zionism. Now, after the start of the Israeli war against Gaza, they are doing even more to oppose Zionism.


More than 100 donors to the Democratic Party sent a letter to Joe Biden telling him he needs to end his unquestioning support of the Jewish state of Israel. The letter contains the signatures of "a number of prominent Jewish donors."


The Republic of Gambia, a largely Islamic nation in West Africa, had outlawed female genital mutilation/female circumcision in 2015. Now, they are the first nation to reverse such a ban. Many Muslims believe that Islam requires female genital mutilation, while other Muslims do not. The Muslims to were successful in overturning the ban believe it is their religious right.



March 21, 2024


In February a White Christian clergyman John MacArthur said the Martin Luther King, Jr. was "not a Christian at all." A Black Christian clergyman, Charlie Dates, responded by countering MacArthur's statement. The interesting reality is there is not clear definition of what a Christian is. The Deist Thomas Paine made this clear when he wrote, "The Calvinist, who damns children of a span long to hell to burn forever for the glory of God (and this is called Christianity), and the Universalist who preaches that all shall be saved and none shall be damned (and this also is called Christianity), boasts alike of their holy [revealed] religion and their Christian faith."


This informative article is about the Jewish state of Israel's efforts to ethnically cleanse Gaza of Palestinians. And one of the ways they plan on doing it is by using the US made port that should be completed by the US military by May. This should not be surprising since Israel is based on the ungodly and cruel Hebrew Bible, what they Christians call the Old Testament.


Noland Arbaugh is 29-years-old and paralyzed from the shoulders down. Thanks to science and Elon Musk's desire to make a better world, Noland received a brain-chip implant from Musk's company Neuralink. He is now able to play chess on a computer using only his mind! There are no Christian faith-healers involved!



March 20, 2024


After Israel attacked Gaza in the north, they told the Palestinian civilians to go to southern Gaza where they would be safe. Then they attacked southern Gaza. Now there are over one million Palestinian civilians in the city of Rafah and the Jewish state of Israel will soon launch an attack on Rafah. The Biden administration, due to concerns over the upcoming election, held meetings with Israeli officials to pitch ideas to them for alternatives to Israel attacking Rafah. Since US politicians from both parties take BILLIONS of dollars from American taxpayers every year and give them to the Jewish state, you'd think it would be Israel trying to please the US.


Jared Kushner is a billionaire Orthodox Jew and Donald Trump's son-in-law. Kushner was born into a wealthy family that was in the real estate business. Recently, while addressing an event at Harvard, he said that the water-front property in Gaza is "very valuable." He thinks Israel wants to remove the people from Gaza, which is ethnic cleansing, and believes the Jewish state should then clean up Gaza. Kushner probably has much more insight into the situation in Gaza because Israeli PM Netanyahu is a family friend of the Kushners.


Dejuane L. Anderson is a woman of faith. Two years ago, she believed her five-year-old son, Cairo, was possessed by a demon. She performed an exorcism on him. The exorcism killed him. Police have been searching for her for these last two-years and have just recently found her and arrested her. The beliefs she has about demons and about people being possessed by them sounds similar to the sad case of Lori Vallow Daybell and Chad Daybell who murdered Lori's two children, seven-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow and his sister, 17-year-old Rylee Ryan. The Daybells' believed JJ and Rylee were both possessed by demons. This shows the importance of making reason prevail over "revealed" religions.



March 19, 2024


In San Jose, California preliminary hearings have begun in the case of three-year-old Arely Naomi Proctor. Arely was killed by her mother, grandfather and uncle when they performed an exorcism on her in 2021. Her grandfather is a Pentecostal clergyman. The people of faith, not people of God-given reason, believed Arely was possessed by a demon. If they had relied on their innate gift from The Supreme Intelligence/God, they would know there is no such thing as a demon. As the Deist Benjamin Franklin wrote, "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."


This interesting and informative article is about the Jewish state of Israel's online propaganda campaign to win support for Israel's ongoing genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza. As of this writing, Israel has killed over 31,000 Palestinian children, women and men in Gaza, over 13,000 of whom are children.


The number of people who are leaving Christianity, combined with people who see themselves as Christians* leaving smaller churches for megachurches, is producing the need to determine what to do with thousands of buildings and the land they are on that were once churches. This article/interview covers that problem with Christian clergyman and editor of Gone for ­Good?: Negotiating the Coming Wave of Church Property Transition, Mark Elsdon.


*There is no clear definition of what a Christian is. This is why there are more than 45,000 different Christian sects in the world. As Thomas Paine pointed out in The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition, "The Calvinist, who damns children of a span long to hell to burn forever for the glory of God (and this is called Christianity), and the Universalist who preaches that all shall be saved and none shall be damned (and this also is called Christianity), boasts alike of their holy [revealed] religion and their Christian faith." Nature's God gave us reason, not religion.



March 18, 2024


Here's an interesting article about exorcisms. The article addresses 11 different exorcisms over the years in which one or more people were killed. Turning our backs on our gift from The Supreme Intelligence/God in order to believe religious nonsense demands a very high price.


The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) reported on Sunday that over 13,000 children have been killed by the Jewish state of Israel in Gaza. Americans should keep in mind that the majority of bombs, missiles, ammunition and weapons Israel uses to kill Palestinian civilians, including the over 13,000 children, are American weapons and ammunition given to the by US politicians from both parties which American taxpayers pay for.


The Integrated Food-Security Phase Classification (IPC) has reported today that extreme food shortages in parts of the Gaza Strip have already exceeded famine levels, and mass death is now imminent without an immediate ceasefire and surge of food to areas cut off by fighting. It's past time to end the religious violence creating "revealed" religions through our applied innate God-given reason and Deism!



March 15, 2024


The most powerful branch of the overly powerful and wealthy Israel lobby, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), buys US politicians from both parties in order to put the interests of the Jewish state of Israel above everyone and everything, including America. This article is about AIPAC's talking points which they get their US politicians to promote.


The recent push by US politicians to ban Tik Tok can be traced to AIPAC. AIPAC wants to silence Tik Tok because of people posting things on Tik Tok that are critical of the Jewish state of Israel.


Many religious people seem like they are above everyone else and that they deserve special treatment. This is seen in exemptions for religions from paying taxes. It's seen in exemptions for religious/superstitious people who are legally allowed to withhold medical care from their children, even when their children die. In Israel ultra-Orthodox Jews have exemptions from being drafted into the military. This is causing non-ultra-Orthodox Jews to complain about the double standard.



March 14, 2024


Millionaire Christian clergy members who live in huge mansions do not have to pay taxes on their mansions if the deed to the mansions are held in the name of their church. This informative and interesting article points out a few examples, such as Kenneth Copeland and pastors I.V. and Bridget Hilliard. The article attempts to justify the Parsonage Tax Exemption law which permits this to happen, provided it only applies to more middle-class clergy members. There is no valid reason it should apply to any members of the clergy since there is nothing special about them, not to mention in the US we are supposed to have separation of religion from government. Especially Christian clergy members since their savior taught that people should pay their taxes (Luke 20:22-25).


Rodney Martin Locklear, 47, is a Christian clergyman in Ruckersville, Virginia. He leads children’s Bible study classes at Victory Church on Wednesdays. He was arrested and charged with six crimes against children—abduction of a minor, object sexual penetration, three counts of indecent liberties with a child, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It's very important for religious parents and grandparents to let children know there is nothing at all special about the clergy. That way, the clergy have less leverage over the children.


Here's an interesting article about a new book, God’s Ghostwriters: Enslaved Christians and the Making of the Bible” by Candida Moss. It takes the position that much of the Christian Bible was written and copied by slaves.



March 13, 2024


Here's an interesting article about Iran's blasphemy laws. Religions have blasphemy laws and rules because the clergy know that they teach nonsense, and their religions violate our gift from The Supreme Intelligence/God of innate reason. They cannot intelligently and honestly answer valid questions about their religion and blasphemy laws are intended to prevent those questions from even being asked.


Some Orthodox Jewish women in New York City are going on a sexual strike. They are withholding having sex with their husbands. They are doing this to force a Jewish man in their community to give his wife a "get" or divorce. In misogynistic Judaism, it's "the man who gives the get and the woman who receives it, never the other way around."


Over 80 bands have pulled out of the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. The reason they are boycotting the festival is to protest the festival’s ties to the Israeli military and to show support for the Palestinian people being slaughtered by the Israeli military in Gaza.



March 12, 2024


In most real-world cases, the party with the money has leverage over the party their money is given to. This article addresses why Genocide Joe Biden does not use that leverage on the Jewish state of Israel and force Israel to stop its slaughter of Palestinian children, women and men in Gaza. Currently US politicians take from American taxpayers and give to Israel $10.7 million EVERY DAY! That's a lot of leverage!


In Idaho, among too many other US states, it is legal for parents and guardians to withhold medical care from their children, even when their children die, provided they prayed for their child to be healed. This important article tells how nothing has been done for over 10 years to correct this foolish faith-based and deadly law.


As they saying goes, "The first casualty of war is the truth." This is the case in Israel's war on Gaza regarding Israeli allegations that Hamas fighters committed rape and sexual abuse on October 7, 2023 when they attacked the Jewish state of Israel. This in-depth article examines a recent report on those charges and accusations.



March 11, 2024


Here's an important and thought-provoking and insightful article regarding the blind obedience the vast majority of US politicians from both parties exhibit towards the Jewish state of Israel. It asks if this will bring down the US.


At the Academy Awards last night film director and screenwriter Jonathan Glazer and movie producer James Wilson accepted the Oscar for Best International Film for The Zone of Interest. Both Glazer and Wilson are Jewish. While accepting the award Glazer bravely spoke out against the Jewish state of Israel's decades long, brutal, expanding and illegal Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament-based occupation of Palestine.


After Genocide Joe Biden realized that his unquestioning support of Israel's slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza, currently over 31,000 Palestinians including over 12,000 children have been killed by US bombs, missiles and bullets and weapons US politicians from both parties give to the Jewish state, is hurting his political career, he has told Israeli PM Netanyahu to be more careful with its invasion of Gaza. Netanyahu dismissed Biden's request.



March 8, 2024


Today is International Women's Day. This article is about how all three of the major Abrahamic man-made "revealed" religions of Judaism and its two offshoots of Christianity and Islam are all very misogynistic.


In Afghanistan the Islamic terrorist organization the Taliban controls the country and is extremely misogynistic because they follow the Quran to the letter. In spite of this, some very brave Afghan women are protesting their oppression at the hands of the Taliban.


The phrase "In the name of the Mother, the Daughter and the Holy Spirit" is being used by some women who are Roman Catholic and who are trying to move the Catholic Church in the direction of allowing women into more important roles in the Catholic Church. The fact they are doing this makes it seem like they are not aware of the misogyny in their own Bible.



March 7, 2024


Joe Biden will announce in his State of the Union speech tonight that he is ordering the US military to build a pier off the Gaza coast so that truckloads of water, food, medicine and other supplies can be delivered to the starving people of Gaza. He's doing this because in many of the recent primary elections he lost a lot of votes from people who oppose his blind support for the Jewish state of Israel and its slaughter of over 30,000 Palestinian people, 12,000 of the dead are children. At the same time, Biden continues to supply Israel with all the bombs, missiles and weapons they need for their slaughter.


The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) has confirmed that in October an Israeli tank in Israel fired two shells at a clearly identified group of journalists across the border in Lebanon, killing a Reuters news reporter. Israel frequently targets journalists in order to suppress news about Israeli war crimes.


In India, villagers believed a 75-year-old man was practicing black magic. They dragged him from his home and made him dance on hot coals. They then beat him. I wish people realized that God gave them their innate reason and not any of the "revealed" religions and that people would adopt Thomas Paine's principle of detesting cruelty. It would make a much better world and better lives for everyone.



March 6, 2024


This article goes to the root of the problem that is causing the Jewish state of Israel to slaughter over 30,000 Palestinians, including over 12,000 children, in Gaza.


"Rep. Claudia Tenney, R-N.Y., introduced a bill Thursday requiring the U.S. to refer to the West Bank as "Judea and Samaria" in all documents and materials." This makes it seem like Jews are not stealing land from the Palestinians when they steal land from the Palestinians in the Palestinian West Bank and in Palestinian East Jerusalem. Judea and Samaria were the names given to that land in ancient times. Also in ancient times their use was ended when the Romans wiped them from the map after the last Jewish Roman war around 135 CE.


The Community of Christ Church/Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (RLDS) is an offshoot/sect of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints aka Mormon. It owned historically important Mormon buildings in the midwestern US. It has fallen on difficult financial times and has now sold it religious real estate to the mainstream Mormon church, including the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, the first Mormon church/temple.



March 5, 2024


When US airman Aaron Bushnell protested the genocide the Jewish state of Israel is committing in Gaza with American bombs, missiles and weapons by burning himself alive on the steps of the Israeli Embassy on February 25, 2024, while wearing his US Air Force uniform, he inspired other members of the US military and military veterans to take a stand against Israel's genocide and Israel's US politicians who enable the Jewish state. The veteran's organization About Face: Veterans Against the War held a demonstration to honor the stand that Bushnell took and to show support for the people under attack in Gaza.


The Islamic Republic of Iran is executing so many people, usually ethnic and/or religious minorities, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that Iran is carrying out executions "at an alarming rate." Iran increased the number of its executions after Jîna Mahsa Amini was arrested by the morality police for wearing her hijab incorrectly. She died while in morality police custody and her death set off massive demonstrations and riots.


Here's an interesting article about a topic that was strongly debated by Christians in the 15th through the 18th centuries: Can witches fly. Christians believed, and many still believe, in witches because their Christian Bible tells them so. Exodus 22:18 claims God commanded, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." This biblical verse caused the world famous Christian apologist C.S. Lewis to make a fool of himself in his book Mere Christianity. I realized this when I wrote An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.



March 4, 2024


The Church of England has been told to raise £1 billion to pay reparations for the profits it made from the transatlantic slave trade. It should be remembered that according to the Christian Bible the Church of England did nothing wrong by profiting from the slave trade because the Bible actually promotes slavery and instructs slaves to live in fear of their masters. Leviticus 25:44-46 allows Jews to own Gentiles/non-Jews "for ever." Ephesians 6:5 teaches slaves to be obedient to their masters and to live with "fear and trembling" in regard to their owners.


Amnesty International says Israel is “engineering famine” in Gaza. This is what the Communists under Joseph Stalin did to the people living in Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 14.5 million children, women and men from 1929-1933 (read Robert Conquest's Harvest of Sorrow).


This article explains how the Jewish state of Israel's restrictions on food and supplies getting into Gaza is putting Gaza on the brink of famine. This seen in the emaciated Palestinian children whose parent's are desperately seeking food and help to save their helpless and innocent children.



March 1, 2024


It looks like the allegations the Jewish state of Israel made about employees of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) being participants in the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, 2023 were lies. These lies caused the US and the European Union to stop funding of UNRWA, which is the primary source of support for the Palestinians in Gaza. Realizing Israel's lies caused the European Union to resume funding the UNRWA again. Hopefully, the Biden administration will do the same.


The Biden administration announced it will begin airdrops of food and supplies to the besieged people of Gaza. You would think that "our closest ally" Israel would cooperate with the US and allow food and supplies to enter Gaza in accordance with the wishes of the Jewish state's biggest benefactor the US/American taxpayers. Since they won't cooperate, Biden is going ahead with the airdrops. In reality, Biden should send US Marines to protect the Palestinians from the Israelis and to make sure the food gets into Gaza. In 1983, one US Marine officer with his Colt 45 drawn forced three Israeli tanks to back down.


Here's an informative and thought-provoking article about Christian evangelicals being Israel's biggest supporters. Just as their being Christians is not altruistic, it's to avoid hell and get a ticket to heaven, so they don't support the Jewish state of Israel out of altruism. They support Israel because they believe the nonsense in the Bible that the ancient Jewish clergymen wrote. Nonsense such as the Jews being God's chosen people, that whoever curses Israel God will curse and whoever blesses Israel God will bless, etc., etc.



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February 29, 2024


The Jewish state of Israel allowed some trucks carrying food into northern Gaza last night. When Palestinians went to the trucks to get the food, Israeli military forces opened fire on them, killing over 100 and wounding many, many more. This is all part of Israel's Hebrew Bible-based ethnic cleansing of Gentiles from the land their Hebrew Bible claims God gave to them for a Greater Israel. This massacre of Palestinians by Israel pushed the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza by the Jewish state to over 30,000.


Jordan has started airdropping food into Gaza. Now the Biden administration is considering doing the same in an effort to stop the famine that is beginning to spread in Gaza. If Biden does approve the airdrops, it will upset Israel and Israel's powerful and wealthy lobby.


Joe Biden said Israel's massacre of the Palestinians trying to get food will "complicate" a potential temporary ceasefire during the Islamic "holy" observance of Ramadan. He should have clearly stated the US will not support Israel's in its cowardly slaughter of civilians.



February 28, 2024


Corey Turner, pastor of global Pentecostal megachurch, the Australia-based Neuma Church, has stepped down due to his committing adultery with a female pastor. The anonymous author of the Gospel of Matthew wrote that Jesus said at Matthew 5:28, "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Does that mean all clergy who look at a woman with lust should leave the ministry? Also, the megachurch was in violation of 1 Timothy 2:11-12 by having a woman as a pastor. That biblical teaching requires women to remain silent in church and to never be made teachers or have any authority over men.


An important part of the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland was to teach and encourage Christian clergy how to get the flocks to vote in the upcoming 2024 elections. The Christian theocrats do everything they can to turn the US into a Christian Bible-based theocracy.


In a surprise move, the Biden administration recently reversed the policy of Donald Trump regarding illegal Israeli Jewish settlements on Palestinian land. For 40 years both Democrats and Republicans did not recognize the Jewish squatter camps as being legal. Trump reversed that and now the Biden administration reversed what Trump did. The reason Biden reversed it was due to the Jewish state of Israel announcing they will build 3,300 new homes for Jews on Palestinian land in the Palestinian West Bank.



February 27, 2024


For the Bible tells me so. This phrase is very popular with many Christians. People who only read the "nice" parts of the Bible believe it only promotes good things. People who read all parts of the Bible know it can cause great harm if people do things because the Bible tells them so. A case in point is now in court in England. A Christian mother, Christina Robinson, who killed her three-year-old son by beating with a bamboo cane and burning him said she is not guilty of murder because the Bible allows parents to chastise their children.


"More than two-thirds of the U.N. Security Council’s members demanded Monday that the Taliban rescind all policies and decrees oppressing and discriminating against women and girls, including banning girls education above the sixth grade and women’s right to work and move freely." It's disgusting how misogynistic Islam is. All of the Abrahamic man-made "revealed" religions are misogynistic, but Islam is the only one that teaches Muslim men to physically scourge/beat a woman if they fear she may become rebellious towards that man. This is found in the Quran at 4:34.


Islamic terrorists in the Sahel region of Africa attacked a Catholic church while mass was going on. They killed 15 Christians. Many people falsely claim Islam is a religion of peace, but it is not. An important way to end religious violence is through the promotion of Deism which enables people to realize God gave us our innate reason and not religion.



February 26, 2024


On Sunday, February 25, 2024, a US airman in full uniform walked up to the front of the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. and set himself on fire. He said he was about to engage in "an extreme act of protest" and then poured an accelerant on himself and set himself on fire while screaming "Free Palestine!" repeatedly. He died from his burns. It is difficult for US military members to be part of the genocide the Jewish state of Israel has unleashed on the people in Gaza. They use US weapons and ammunition to carry out their indiscriminate killings. So far, they have slaughtered approximately 30,000 people, the majority of them being children and women.


Here's an important and unusual article, unusual because the mainstream media seldom even mentions Israel's stockpile of very real nuclear weapons of mass destruction.


The "revealed" religions all use fear to control believers. Recently the Roman Catholic Church reported there is an increase in the need for exorcisms. This article about Islamic clergymen who claim there is a growing need for exorcisms in the Muslim community.



February 23, 2024


American families of minors who were killed by either Jewish squatters/"settlers" or Israeli Occupation Forces while visiting family and friends in the illegally and cruelly Israeli occupied Palestinian West Bank and Palestinian East Jerusalem are demanding the US government investigate the killings of their children. Being realistic, the parents and family of the victims know it is very, very unlikely the US government will do anything meaningful.


Ruven Meulenberg was a "youth mentor" at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Orange County, California. He was convicted in 2018 of sexually molesting 13-year-old twin boys. However, because of juror misconduct, the conviction was overturned. Now another victim has come forward and Meulenberg has been arrested again for sexually abusing a child.


There are now peace talks starting in Paris, France between Hamas and the Jewish state of Israel. Hopefully something positive will be the result of this!



February 22, 2024


Israel has claimed Hamas had raped Jewish women during its October 7th raid into Israel. The United Nations is investigating those claims. Now the United Nations is demanding an investigation into Israel for "extrajudicial killing, arbitrary detention, degrading treatment, rape and sexual violence." The Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament tells of Moses commanding the Israelite army to keep the "women children"/virgins of the Midianite people who the Jews had just committed genocide against for themselves (Numbers 31:15-18). In that same twisted mindset, Israeli Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim (he is now a General) said "...that in the interests of maintaining warriors' morale and fighting fitness during armed conflict, it was permitted to 'satisfy the evil inclination by lying with attractive Gentile women against their will'".


Here's an insightful article regarding Canada and Canadian politicians becoming more and more pro-Israel. The reasons for this are the same as those in the US, primarily Israel's powerful lobby and Christian Zionists.


The recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights which allows regional laws that prohibit the unnecessarily cruel methods of halal/Muslim and kosher/Jewish methods of slaughtering animals are based on morality. This goes directly against the claims made that religion is necessary for people to be moral.



February 21, 2024


A Taliban official in Afghanistan said journalists who take pictures are "committing a major sin." When the cruel Sunni Muslim Taliban ruled Afghanistan prior to the 2001 start of the Afghan War, they had outlawed taking pictures of living things. They are moving in that direction again.


29-year-old Manahel al-Otaibi is a women's rights activist in Sunni Saudi Arabia. In November 2022 she was arrested "for social media posts challenging the country's male guardianship laws and requirements for women to wear the customary body-shrouding abaya." Amnesty International said in a statement that since November 2023, "prison and other officials have cut off all of her contact with her family and the outside world."


Roman Catholic nuns are asking Pope Francis to have an independent investigation made of the famous Roman Catholic priest and artist Marko Ivan Rupnik. The nuns report that he sexually, psychologically and spiritually abused them. One former nun, Gloria Branciani, said Rupnik "forced her to have three-way sex with him and another nun in Slovenia and had justified it as a devotion to the Holy Trinity."





February 20, 2024


Joe Biden received a lot of support in the 2020 election from Muslims. Now it appears he is losing that support due to his cowardly handling of the Jewish state of Israel's slaughter of tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza. Not only has Biden refused to demand that Israel stop its slaughter, he continues to supply the Jewish state with weapons, bombs, missiles and anything else Israel requests. This article is by the Muslim mayor of Dearborn, Michigan and expresses the disappointment he and his community have regarding Biden.


The blind US support of Israel by US politicians from both parties is starting to be questioned, due to Israel's ongoing slaughter of the people in Gaza. Joe Biden is now losing support from the Black voters as is seen in the historically Black AME Church demanding the US cut all support for the Jewish state of Israel because of the butchery in Gaza.


Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi lied in a recent interview. She claimed that there were no US weapons used by Israel in the ongoing slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza. This is a baldfaced lie.



February 19, 2024


Here's an article by a Christian asking if US presidents should believe in a higher power. Although the description of Deism he uses makes the false but popular claim that Deism teaches God never intervenes in human affairs, it is good to see that he mentions many of America's Founders were Deists.


Are all religions equal? That is the question this article on a Roman Catholic website answers. The article, written by a Roman Catholic priest, claims there can only be one true religion because there is only one God. Of course, he writes that the one true religion is the Christian sect of Roman Catholicism. In his closing statement he writes, “Christians are called to be the light of the world. Thus, the Church shows forth the kingship of Christ over all creation and in particular over human societies.” This is in the catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. It should be very concerning to anyone who values freedom and liberty that the statement includes the statement that the religious superstition of the Roman Catholic Church/"the kingship of Christ" should be over human societies.


The Friends Committee is a Quaker organization that works for peace. Currently it is up against the very wealthy and powerful Israel lobby. The Friends Committee is trying to get US politicians from both parties to work to bring about a ceasefire between the Jewish state of Israel and Hamas. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is the most powerful part of Israel's lobby in the US. They already have US politicians from both parties deep in their pockets, which makes the peace effort of the Friends Committee close to impossible.



February 16, 2024


The Christian organization of He Gets Us spent millions of dollars to air two commercials on Super Bowl Sunday. One of them was about Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. Christian clergyman Mark Driscoll was not happy with the ads. He said, “Jesus did wash feet. He washed the feet of a guy named Judas Iscariot before He sent him to hell. Some of you are going to hell with clean feet. But that's not an upgrade."


Many Israeli officials believe that more education/propaganda is necessary for the Jewish state to win its war against Gaza. In particular, education that glorifies Judaism and is needed, according to Israeli officials. This is probably due to the fact that the Hebrew Bible teaches Jewish superiority, Jews that God gave all of that land to them, and that God chose the Jews "above all people that are upon the face of the earth."


Here's an interesting article about the Rabbi Maimonides (1138–1204). The article portrays Maimonides as uniting faith with reason. This is impossible as looking at writings of Maimonides makes clear. For example, he wrote the 13 Principles of Faith. In it he makes some irrational claims, such as the Torah, which promotes Jewish superiority and Israel over all, being given by God to the Jews, that the genocidal Moses was the greatest Jewish prophet, etc.



February 15, 2024


There are regional bans in Belgium on the Jewish kosher method of slaughtering animals and on the Islamic halal method of slaughtering animals. Both religious/superstitious methods require the animals to be fully conscious at the time they are slaughtered. This goes against animal cruelty laws which require the animals to be rendered unconscious at the time of slaughter. Jewish and Muslim organizations and individuals challenged the bans. A lower court ruled in favor of the bans. On Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of the bans. The court stated that “the protection of public morals [...] could not be understood as being intended solely to protect human dignity in the sphere of interpersonal relations," and that the ban is "proportionate to the aim pursued, namely the protection of animal welfare as an element of 'public morals.'” This court ruling can help to spread the banning of religious/superstitious unnecessarily cruel ways of slaughtering animals to other nations and regions in Europe.


The Hebrew Bible/Christian Old Testament-based Jewish state of Israel is not only using American fighter jets and American bombs, rockets and bullets to slaughter people in Gaza, they are now using starvation. Cruelty is inseparable from the Abrahamic man-made "revealed" religions. The world needs to end cruelty. We need to adopt the Deist Thomas Paine's principle of detesting cruelty. If a large enough people did that, the "revealed" religions would cease to exist.


Juan Carlos Garcia is a Roman Catholic priest in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been arrested "on one count of continuous sexual abuse of a child, one count of aggravated sexual battery, four counts of sexual battery by an authority figure and two counts of sexual battery."



February 14, 2024


The Christian evangelical megachurch in Cincinnati, Ohio, Crossroads Church, had a Super Bowl gimmick last Sunday, which was Super Bowl Sunday. They put a cover that looked like a football over a Bible and then kicked it into the audience. This has offended the religious sensibilities of many Christians.


The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas fired its pastor, Aaron Ivey. The board of the Southern Baptist Convention church reported that Ivey is guilty of "'predatory manipulation, sexual exploitation and abuse of influence' with multiple men and at least one minor."


The Jewish state of Israel's ongoing genocide of Palestinians in Gaza, to date they've killed at least 27,000 people with over 12,000 of them being children, hasn't stopped Joe Biden and US politicians from sending the constant supply of American weapons and ammunition to Israel. However, a Dutch appeals court ordered the Dutch government to cease exports of F-35 components to Israel, saying “there is a clear risk that the F-35 parts to be exported will be used in committing serious violations of international humanitarian law.”



February 13, 2024


The Jewish state of Israel is preventing food, water and medical supplies from reaching the people in Gaza. Most US politicians from both parties live in fear of Israel's powerful and wealthy lobby. In a rare display of courage, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) accused Israel of a “textbook war crime” in remarks on the Senate floor Monday. Van Hollen was also critical of Joe Biden's handling of the catastrophe.


Disgust with the Jewish state of Israel's continuing genocide and ethnic cleansing of Gentiles in Gaza is also felt in other parts of the world. Elly Schlein, a Jewish Italian political leader in Italy, who is backing a motion for open debate about Israel's genocide. She said, "We feel the need for a serious debate on the Gaza tragedy and this has been our starting point, we cannot watch on in silence as civilians are massacred."


A survey conducted by a Christian organization shows that preteens in the US are rejecting key teachings of the Christian Bible, including Christianity's biggest selling point that salvation is through Jesus. It's good to see young people using their God-given innate reason!



February 12, 2024


In Sicily a Christian evangelical believed his house was haunted by the Devil and that his wife and two of his children were possessed. He and two of his fellow congregants believed they had to exorcise his wife and two children of their evil spirits. They killed all three of them. His 17-year-old daughter was found by police in her bedroom in shock. Turning our backs on our gift from God of innate reason too often leads to horrific realities such as this, as was the case in the US of four-year-old Jessica Mast whose parents allowed her to be killed during an exorcism. God gave us reason, not religion!


Zilda Correa Bitencourt, 57, was involved, along with her family, in an African-Brazilian religion. The clergymen of the religion are known as "pais de santos", which means "father of saints." They determined that two evil spirits lived in Zilda and that the only way to get them out of her was to beat them out of her in an exorcism. They severely beat her and then tied her to a cross in a graveyard. After 20 minutes of being tied to the cross after being beaten, Zilda was dead. We really need to free ourselves of foolish and harmful religions/superstitions and replace what the clergy fall faith with our God-given reason.


"European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Monday made a thinly veiled call on the U.S. to cut arms supplies to Israel due to high civilian casualties in its war in Gaza." Biden would never do that due to the stranglehold Israel's wealthy and powerful lobby has on US politicians from both parties. The last US president to stand up to the Jewish state in a meaningful way was President John Kennedy.



February 9, 2024


In Haldwani, India in the Himalayans, city officials were going to teardown a mosque which they claim was illegally built. The Muslims attacked the police and the people who were to destroy the mosque. The police fired teargas and live rounds into the crowd. The rioting between Hindus and Muslims killed at least four people and injured over 200.


When Hamas attacked Israel on October 7, 2023, killing over 1,100 people and taking over 200 prisoners, most commentators claimed Hamas was motivated by anti-Semitism (even though Palestinians are also Semites). This thought-provoking article points out the reason for the Hamas attack was the decades of subjugation of Palestinians by the Jewish state of Israel and its brutal and illegal expanding Hebrew Bible-based occupation. It's pointed out in the article that claiming anti-Semitism as the motivation for the attack is "like concluding that a woman who attacks her abuser simply hates men."


Here's some great news: "A lab in the U.K. has set a new record for the most amount of energy made from a fusion reaction. It lays the groundwork for the next generation of fusion reactors and is a tiny step closer to the dream of boundless clean energy."



February 8, 2024


Here's an interesting and informative article about the huge rise in the number of Pentecostal churches in Africa. Their leaders/prophets/men of God enjoy a lot of power and influence over their congregants as well as lots and lots of money.


In the Philippines the Christian sect the Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) is being investigated by the government. Members and former members are testify to members being sexually abused, psychologically abused and taken advantage of for the benefit of the leaders of the Christian sect.