atheists http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2729/all en Atheist Salon Writer: ‘Would Anyone Truly Mourn’ Christmas ‘If We Did Without It?’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/atheist-salon-writer-would-anyone-truly-mourn-christmas-if-we-did-without-it <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/curtis-houck">Curtis Houck</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="280" style="margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: right;" class="image-blog_body-50" data-cke-saved-src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/JeffreyTayler2.JPG?itok=woRX1BmU" src="http://newsbusters.org/s3/files/styles/blog_body-50/s3/images/JeffreyTayler2.JPG?itok=woRX1BmU" />With Christmas three days away, one liberal atheist&nbsp;<a data-cke-saved-href="http://www.salon.com/2014/12/22/lets_make_bill_oreillys_fing_head_explode_we_desperately_need_a_war_on_christmas_lies/" href="http://www.salon.com/2014/12/22/lets_make_bill_oreillys_fing_head_ex</p><div class='signature'><p>— Curtis Houck is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@curtishouck" target="_blank">Follow Curtis Houck on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/atheist-salon-writer-would-anyone-truly-mourn-christmas-if-we-did-without-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division atheism atheists Bill O'Reilly Christmas Salon Salon.com The O'Reilly Factor War on Christmas Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:12:23 +0000 curtis.houck 47917 at http://mrc.org Daily Show: Atheist Group ‘Petty A**holes’ Who Need to ‘Lighten the F**k Up’ http://mrc.org/articles/daily-show-atheist-group-petty-aholes-who-need-lighten-fk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal comedy show bashes whiny atheists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/131417" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>Instead of the Daily Show’s usual targets – conservatives and Christians – atheists were the surprising villains on the Dec.9 episode of the left-leaning comedy show.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/daily-show-atheist-group-petty-aholes-who-need-lighten-fk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics atheists Daily Show Freedom From Religion Foundation Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:01:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 47852 at http://mrc.org The Feel-Good Hit of the Season! http://mrc.org/cartoons/feel-good-hit-season <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/glenn-foden">Glenn Foden</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3000" height="2380" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/CMI-Godzilla.jpg?1400769184" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-published"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 22, 2014 - 10:29am</span> </div> </div> </div> MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Faith atheists Godzilla Thu, 22 May 2014 14:33:04 +0000 mike.ciandella 46324 at http://mrc.org Bozell Blasts CPAC Over Invitation to American Atheists http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists <p>Media Research Center President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Tuesday:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/press-releases/bozell-blasts-cpac-over-invitation-american-atheists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Press Releases atheists brent bozell CPAC Religion Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:30:30 +0000 rich.noyes 45623 at http://mrc.org WaPo: If Scouts Go Gay, How About Atheist? http://mrc.org/articles/wapo-if-scouts-go-gay-how-about-atheist <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s ‘the moral thing to do.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>No good (or at least spineless) deed goes unpunished. As the news broke that the Boy Scouts of America is considering allowing local charters to decide whether&nbsp; to admit homosexual scouts and leaders, the left just won’t let up.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/wapo-if-scouts-go-gay-how-about-atheist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family atheists Boy Scouts The Washington Post Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:11:06 +0000 matt.philbin 42464 at http://mrc.org Special Report: Taking Christ out of Christmas http://mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christian ideals, prayer targeted in public sphere, mocked by journalists. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-wilson-joe-and-betty-anderlik-fellow-culture-and-media">Paul Wilson, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media</a> </div> </div> </div> <ul><li><b>Ho, Ho, No</b> – The left is fighting to remove nativities and even Christmas trees (which are now “religious symbols”) from the public square.</li><li><b>Year Round</b> – Christmas is increasingly just one front in the war on Christianity, as atheists and secularists push freedom <i>from</i> religion.&nbsp; </li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Christmas: a season of generosity, good cheer, preparation for Christ’s birth – and a swarm of lawyers seeking to purge any mention of Christianity from the public square.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/special-report-taking-christ-out-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture Faith atheists Christianity Christmas Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:23:12 +0000 matt.philbin 42006 at http://mrc.org Time to Focus on Real Star of Christmas http://mrc.org/commentary/time-focus-real-star-christmas <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p><p>More than nine out of 10 Americans celebrate Christmas - even atheists, agnostics or believers in other faiths, according to surveys by <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2010-12-20-unchristmas20_ST_N.htm?loc=interstitialskip">LifeWay Research and USA TODAY/Gallup</a>. They might be roasting chestnuts over an open fire, decking the halls with boughs of holly or trying to get the Chipmunks Christmas song out of their heads, but they are celebrating.</p> <br /> <p>The problem is, what are they celebrating?</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/commentary/time-focus-real-star-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary MRC Culture added atheists celebrating Children Christ Christmas classic claus correct cousin department discover feast gay god grinch happy heart holiday holidays joy people propaganda rimes shopping shows society totenberg true world year years Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:44:00 +0000 admin 2108 at http://mrc.org Grinch-o-Meter ALERT! http://mrc.org/articles/grinch-o-meter-alert <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristen-fyfe">Kristen Fyfe</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Schools appear to be at the center of this week's storm of politically correct grinchiness.  Below is a roundup of some of the Grinch-o-Meter alerts that have sounded this week at the Culture and Media Institute.</p> <br /> <p >The examples below demonstrate that liberals are continuing to try to secularize, diminish or tarnish the celebration of Christmas – a holiday which has been celebrated since the founding of <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">America</st1:place></st1:country-region>, and many centuries before.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/grinch-o-meter-alert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education AmericanFamilyAssociation atheists CatholicLeague ComcastCenter Costco Eid FraminghamCivicLeague Grinch-o-Meter libraries UNC WaronChristmas WashingtonState Wichita Fri, 05 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27967 at http://mrc.org NPR's Pagan Reporter Just Happens to Find Atheist Protester of Prayer Art Project http://mrc.org/articles/nprs-pagan-reporter-just-happens-find-atheist-protester-prayer-art-project <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/tim-graham">Tim Graham</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="entry"> <p>On Saturday morning, National Public Radio's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=97350118" />Weekend Edition Saturday</a> reported on a most unusual art installation in Manhattan – prayer booths, which look like little phone booths, but come decorated with a kneeler and hands folded in prayer. NPR sent reporter Margot Adler – the <a href="http://www.twpt.com/adler.htm" />pagan witch</a> – to address this issue, and she just happened to stumble across the New York City Atheists as she opened the story: </p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/nprs-pagan-reporter-just-happens-find-atheist-protester-prayer-art-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith atheists Christianity NPR prayer Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27987 at http://mrc.org Apostles of Atheism http://mrc.org/special-reports/apostles-atheism <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <br /> <p><a name="L"> L</a>ike clockwork, the holiest Christian holidays bring stories into the news cycle that clearly take aim at the faith of the majority of Americans. In 2007, the Discovery Channel's 'The Jesus Tomb' made headlines just before Easter. So it comes as no surprise to learn that a popular comedian announced plans to release a 'documentary on atheism' on Easter Sunday, 2008.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/apostles-atheism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture 2007 abc abcs america anti asked atheism atheist atheists back belief book Books broadcast called catholic cbs challenge christian Christianity Christians christopher compass concerns contained controversy convention country coverage dawkins Debate december edition editor examined faith feature featured god golden governor hitchens huckabee included issue issues january Journalists leading league led magazines marlantes mentioned morning mother movie nation national NBC news Newsweek Nightline november page people percent piece prayer public pullman ran Religion religious report reported reporter reporting romneys russert showed Speech stories story Stossel subject Television teresa themed top world wrote year Tue, 11 Nov 2008 02:23:00 +0000 admin 31530 at http://mrc.org Apostles of Atheism: Executive Summary http://mrc.org/special-reports/apostles-atheism-executive-summary <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/cmi-staff">CMI Staff</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Only eight percent of Americans are atheists, according to the National Cultural Values Survey,* yet atheism was the 'it' religion in 2007, with just three best-selling books generating much of the media coverage. <em> <a href="http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2008/january/2.16.html">Christianity Today</a></em> put the topic at No. 2 in its Top 10 list of religion stories for last year. 'The Roar of Atheist Books' was the seventh biggest religion story of 2007 according to <em>Time</em> magazine.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/apostles-atheism-executive-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Culture atheism atheist atheists Christianity issues news percent Religion religious stories subject Tue, 11 Nov 2008 02:13:00 +0000 admin 31531 at http://mrc.org