January 16th, 2013
12:07 AM ET

Flight attendant wins right to wear cross

CNN's Dan Rivers reports on a big legal victory over a small cross.

- A. Hawkins

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  1. Science

    Free speech helps educate the masses................POLITICIANS too !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN

    Gravity is not up for debate !

    BY the way ...................Splat goes a fairy in the sky !...............bye bye tinker bell !

    Einstein's Gravity Theory Passes Toughest Test Yet..............................E = mc2..........(U–Pb).................two math formulas.

    Apr. 25, 2013 — A strange stellar pair nearly 7,000 light-years from Earth has provided physicists with a unique cosmic laboratory for studying the nature of gravity. The extremely strong gravity of a massive neutron star in orbit with a companion white dwarf star puts competing theories of gravity to a test more stringent than any available before


    Hey James Madison................religion has none it looks like.............with the comments on this blog.

    The Big question is ETHICS ! does religion have any ?

    The Ethics of Resurrecting Extinct Species

    Apr. 8, 2013 — At some point, scientists may be able to bring back extinct animals, and perhaps early humans, raising questions of ethics and environmental disruption.


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    Dinosaur Egg Study Supports Evolutionary Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs: How Troodon Likely Hatched Its Young


    And NO ANGELS the pope KICKED them OFF the TEAM last year !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life


    the wrong path is Adam and Eve !

    Human Y Chromosome Much Older Than Previously Thought

    Mar. 4, 2013 — The discovery and analysis of an extremely rare African American Y chromosome pushes back the time of the most recent common ancestor for the Y chromosome lineage tree to 338,000 years ago. This time predates the age of the oldest known anatomically modern human fossils.


    No god(s) needed or required to graduate from public schools in the US

    Remember : Adam had to POKE himself hard with his OWN BONE to create Eve.

    No god(s) needed................... Old. DNA works..................also catches crooks !

    Ancient DNA Reveals Europe's Dynamic Genetic History

    Apr. 23, 2013 — Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany up to 7,500 years old has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.


    Ca-nabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Insti-tute


    Mar 21, 2013 – [1,2] These plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. ... have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors. ... In lung cancer cell lines, CBD upregulated ICAM-1, leading to ...

    Good stuff !

    The fact...............the earth is to old for this nonsemse ! Time to EVOLVE !

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.


    For what...................... ? Make sure to read what the pope said !

    Where do morals come from?

    By Kelly Murray, CNN


    Learning is fun with facts.......................... and facts work when teaching children.

    Atheist Prof. Peter Higgs: Stop calling Higgs boson the ‘God particle’

    Professor Peter Higgs said recently that there is no God and so people should stop referring to the theoretical partial that
    bears his name as the “God particle.”


    Pope praises science, but insists God created world updated Thur October 28, 2010
    Stephen Hawking is wrong, Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday – God did create the universe. The pope didn't actually mention the world-famous scientist, who argues in a book published last month that the laws of physics show there is no need for a supreme... \



    Heaven is 'a fairy story,' scientist Stephen Hawking says updated Tue May 17, 2011
    By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor The concept of heaven or any kind of afterlife is a "fairy story," famed British scientist Stephen Hawking said in a newspaper interview this week. "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when...


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    The Jesus debate: Man vs. myth


    Make sure to read comments

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    Breaking News

    NASA: Three planets found are some of best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system.


    NASA: Mars could have supported life

    Star Dust we are


    Holy Hallucinations 35


    The ORIGIN story is bullsh-it...............so is the bible............... nasty !

    From Soup to Cells—the Origin of Life


    Scientists have unearthed the first direct signs of cheesemaking, at a site in Poland that dates back 7,500 years.

    Human Evolution


    BBC. Planet of the Apemen. Battle for Earth 1. Ho-mo Erectus


    BACKFILL on E =mc2.....

    Einstein letter, set for auction, shows scientist challenging idea of God, being 'chosen'

    By Jessica Ravitz, CNN

    Decades before atheist scientist and author Richard Dawkins called God a "delusion," one world-renowned physicist – Albert Einstein – was weighing in on faith matters with his own strong words.

    “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still primitive legends,” Einstein wrote in German in a 1954 letter that will be auctioned on eBay later this month. "No interpretation no matter how subtle can (for me) change this.”


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    Cheech & Chong's History of 420


    All cults...........creationists, ID believers and devil cults.................

    The fact...............the earth is to old ...........time to EVOLVE !.

    Ancient Earth Crust Stored in Deep Mantle

    Apr. 24, 2013 — Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including Carnegie's Erik Hauri demonstrates that oceanic volcanic rocks contain samples of recycled crust dating back to the Archean era 2.5 billion years ago. Their work is published in Nature.


    Dover Trial Transcripts............................................. FACTS.

    Below are the complete transcripts from the Dover Trial. Thanks to our friends at the National Center for Science Education for helping us fill in the missing transcripts.


    Education works for children

    Earth From Space

    Detailed satellite images reveal the web of connections that sustain life on Earth. Aired February 13, 2013 on PBS

    Program Description

    "Earth From Space" is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.


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  2. paul

    every one should b free to practice his or own belief.sometimes i begin to ask myself,why is it that secularism and islam are so against christianity

    January 28, 2013 at 2:49 am |
    • Mike

      Darkness hates the light.

      January 28, 2013 at 4:01 pm |
    • Really?

      Darkness is need by many creatures on this planet so there is a purpose to darkness, just like there is for light. They compliment each other in life. So NO darkness is not afraid of the light, it's equal to the light.

      January 28, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
  3. Robert Parker

    I think that people should be required to wear some sort of symbol to show what kind of person they are like Nazi Germany required jews to wear a yellow star. I want a circle arouns a cross with a red slash mark. Showing I am not a Christian.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:17 pm |
  4. Nathan

    I'm an atheist and I don't care if someone wants to express their personal faith in a way that is not disruptive to their work environment. Stupid fight to pick British Airways, if you ask me.

    January 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm |
  5. Gwin

    I look forward to a day when everyone allows everyone to be who they are and for the day when being or believing one thing does not immediately create an opposite against. Allowing those who are whatever they are to be just that, and that just because they are, doesn't automatically mean that someone who isn't has to speak against but remains complacent in whatever their is is and is able to speak constructively and informatively when asked or even if just wanting to share. And once done is able to walk away again complacent in their is or in their new is if affected and either way happy to have gained new insight and to live in a world that allows for true and absolute "freedom" while ensuring they have not hindered the rights of others in their is.

    January 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm |
  6. Douglas

    It is time to move toward a general quarantine of the AIDS infected, who with careless abandon and zeal
    seek out the innocent to infect.

    Demand a general quarantine from your public health officials.

    Accept nothing less!

    Stop the discrimination against celibate LGBTQ, now!

    January 19, 2013 at 6:55 am |
    • R.N.

      I'm suspecting that in real life you are an antireligious biggot who is only posting that sort of random ignorance against the GLBT community and the HIV infected in order to make those of us who still would like "some" sort of spirituality look like complete wastes of space.

      January 20, 2013 at 5:05 am |
    • R.N.

      Add to that, by far one of the most ignorant posts I've read on these boards and I've seen alot of uninformed posts.

      January 20, 2013 at 5:07 am |
  7. ???????

    Reviewing the comments noticed someting interesting. Science PROVED it does not work the way the bible said it did !!!
    All the facts are here on this tread. Peer reviewed !!!

    January 18, 2013 at 8:48 am |
    • Well you know...

      religion isn't an exact science.

      January 20, 2013 at 10:30 am |
    • Nathan

      Proved what doesn't work the way the Bible said it did?

      January 20, 2013 at 10:37 pm |
  8. mk

    If she wears the cross and the plane is going down, her god will surely save her from death.

    January 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
    • Really??

      But if god is trying to kill her, that cross will just make her easier to find.

      January 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm |
  9. Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT

    How could anybody wear something so insulting as a cross?

    January 17, 2013 at 12:54 pm |
    • Really??

      how...easy. You can wear it on a chain, a brooch, pin, earrings, the possibilities go on and on

      January 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
    • Sodium is wonderful in excess= FACT

      Just a reminder that typing the word "FACT" in all caps does not create one.

      Also please review the DSM series. I believe you'll find religions excluded.

      January 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm |
    • Saraswati

      @Sodium is wonderful in excess= FACT

      Yeah, I'm not religious and I've challenged this commenter several times...pretty tedious.

      January 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm |
  10. End Religion

    Kudos to the Mormons, who likely won't have to fight in court for the right to wear magic underwear!

    January 17, 2013 at 12:13 pm |
    • Saraswati

      They were actually really smart to exclude the need to wear them under swimsuits. I think the Sikhs would do well to take that approach on turbans (has been a legal issue in pools), especially since it's really only the non-cutting of hair that's theologically significant.

      January 17, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
    • End Religion

      I was going to say it was 'smart' of them to not have a visible sign but I backed off from that because I didn't want to get embroiled in a debate about it. I couldn't make up my mind if it was smart to hide visible signs of religion or not. They proselytize so one might think they'd want visible signs of their religion. However, since they are hidden perhaps they avoid battles of the pendant kind. I still don't have an opinion one way or another. I didn't know about the pool issue you mentioned, so thx for that.

      January 17, 2013 at 6:10 pm |
  11. Portland tony

    Wanna bet she doesn't work for El Al?

    January 17, 2013 at 10:32 am |
  12. Universe

    God in Quran says, (holy Islamic scripture)

    “They even attribute to Him sons and daughters, without any knowledge. Be He glorified. He is the Most High, far above their claims.” Quran [6:100]

    “The example of Jesus, as far as GOD is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, "Be," and he was.” Quran [3:59]

    ‘They said, "You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided." Say, "We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper." [2:135]

    “Proclaim, He is the One and only GOD. The Absolute GOD. Never did He beget. Nor was He begotten. None equals Him." [112:1]

    The Messiah, son of Mary is no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, and his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat the food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, and note how they still deviate! [5:75]

    It does not befit God that He begets a son, be He glorified. To have anything done, He simply says to it, "Be," and it is. [19:35]

    “No soul can carry the sins of another soul. If a soul that is loaded with sins implores another to bear part of its load, no other soul can carry any part of it, even if they were related. ... [35:18]

    O people, here is a parable that you must ponder carefully: the idols you set up beside God can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued. [22:73]

    They do not value God as He should be valued. God is the Most Powerful, the Almighty.[22:74]

    If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of God. They follow only conjecture; they only guess. [Quran 6:116]

    “There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in God has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. God is Hearer, Omniscient.” [2:256]

    “God: there is no other god besides Him, the Living, the Eternal. Never a moment of unawareness or slumber overtakes Him. To Him belongs everything in the heavens and everything on earth. Who could intercede with Him, except in accordance with His will? He knows their past, and their future. No one attains any knowledge, except as He wills. His dominion encompasses the heavens and the earth, and ruling them never burdens Him. He is the Most High, the Great.” [2:255]

    Thanks for taking time to read my post. Please take a moment to clear your misconception by going to whyIslam org website.

    January 17, 2013 at 10:15 am |
    • Christianity is a form of mental illness- FACT

      Muslim sky wizard is no different than the christard sky wizard....all magical

      January 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm |
  13. Zingo!

    Atheists need a logo of our own so we can wear them and have t-shirts and decals for the car. The only ones I have seen are either unrecognizable as anything, or are too close to the anarchist A.

    January 17, 2013 at 3:54 am |
    • sigh

      Why does everyone need a "logo", or a like colored shirt...carry on by all means it's just...(sigh).

      January 17, 2013 at 6:01 am |
    • I'm not a GOPer, nor do I play one on TV


      seconded. We don't. To me atheism is about not needing symbolism to give your life meaning.

      As for the American Atheists group's Atom Ant logo, no thank you!

      January 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
    • BillB

      Atheists don't need and never will have a logo or symbol because they believe in nothing but themselves. They carry around themselves already, so no extra symbol is necessary.

      January 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
    • Joe

      The American Athiest Association does have a logo. You can check it out at http://www.athiests.org. And for all you "Holier than thou" types out there. You need to loosen your Bible belts. They're cutting off the flow of blood to your under evolved brain.

      January 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
    • Nathan

      Except for the fact atheists share no common belief, moral tenets, history, culture, texts, goals, holidays, traditions, practices, places of gathering, or hierarchy...

      The only thing being an atheist means is a lack of a belief in a god or gods. I don't need a logo for that. Especially when it will just inevitably morph into a symbol for something more, be a collection of beliefs, political actions, or something else.

      January 20, 2013 at 10:40 pm |
  14. Blessed are the Cheesemakers

    Than a guillotine shouldn't be a problem either.

    January 17, 2013 at 12:30 am |
    • sigh

      Guillotine jewelry would probably make a few big bucks in a head shop somewhere. Go for it.

      January 17, 2013 at 6:03 am |
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