The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was a famous American legal case in 1925 in which a high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach evolution in any state-funded school.
In this oddly hynotic and inspiring video, Ben Franklin explains what it means to be a Freemason.
In Dallas, Louis meets TV evangelists Marcus and Joni Lamb, and joins a group of hardline Christians called "The Family" as they visit the Deep Ellum entertainment district. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends is a television documentary series, in which Louis Theroux gives viewers the chance to get brief glimpses into the worlds of individuals and groups that they would not normally come into contact with or experience up close. In most cases this means interviewing people with extreme beliefs of some kind, or just generally belonging to subcultures not known to exist by most or just frowned upon. It was first shown in the United Kingdom on BBC2. In 2001, Theroux was awarded the Richard Dimbleby Award for the Best Presenter BAFTA for his work on the series.
All the religions on Earth could be 100% wrong and there could still be a Purpose, a Reason, a Creator (or, perhaps more likely, creators). As an atheist I doubt it, but I don't object to THAT belief. We'll never learn how to solve the problem of "too many apes and not enough bananas" while God commands us to breed. We can't even address a problem until we see it. In that regard the Abrahamic religions, in particular, are like a "whispering blindfold". The beautiful words in the Bible, Torah, and the Qur'an do NOT excuse the revolting words and horrific ideas that remain. The fact that you have to threaten some people with eternal torture to make them believe it (or say they believe it) should tell you all you need to know.
Anton LaVey founded his religion, and the first legitimate Church Of Satan in 1966. After LaVey, the church has had many leaders and has gone under just as many changes. Since the 90's to the present April 11, 1930- Oct 29, 1997
Professor Richard Dawkins in conversation with Dr Stephen Law, senior lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London, discussing the major issues of importance to humanists and atheists at a time when opposition to rationalist thought appears to be on the rise. Filmed at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, on Friday 15th February 2013. February 2013 marked the forth annual Think Week -- a week of high profile public events that ran from the 8th to the18th February. Think Week was organized by student groups from both local Universities, the Oxford Humanists and Oxford Sea of Faith. Events covered a range of themes from science and philosophy to politics, equality, human rights, and the arts.
An archeological detective story traces the origins of the Hebrew Bible. In this landmark two-hour special, NOVA takes viewers on a scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. The film presents the latest archeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one Godthe foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islamemerge? Aired November 18, 2008 on PBS
We traveled to the largest refugee camp in the West Bank to meet some of the Palestinian youth, and to find out if the Palestinian Authority's commitment to non-violent struggle against the occupying Israelis was a national consensus. While there, we experienced the extremes of violent and non-violent protests, from hunger strikers to jihadists.
CGP Grey gives us what they forgot to teach us in school about the Vatican City. What is this nation state, and how did it get that way?
And on the sixth day, God sold out.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes - Canadian Mass. Why we're unlikely to get a Canadian pope anytime soon...
The Venus Project presents a bold, new direction for humanity that entails nothing less than the total redesign of our culture. There are many people today who are concerned with the serious problems that face our modern society: unemployment, violent crime, replacement of humans by technology, over-population and a decline in the Earth's ecosystems. As you will see, The Venus Project is dedicated to confronting all of these problems by actively engaging in the research, development, and application of workable solutions. Through the use of innovative approaches to social awareness, educational incentives, and the consistent application of the best that science and technology can offer directly to the social system, The Venus Project offers a comprehensive plan for social reclamation in which human beings, technology, and nature will be able to coexist in a long-term, sustainable state of dynamic equilibrium. www.thevenusproject.com https://www.facebook.com/TheVenusProjectGlobal Join our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/earthweareone Join our FB page:https://www.facebook.com/Universe.Explorers Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use."
This is a very funny story about sneaking out to the movies! Happy birthday (?) Gautama.
During the Beyond Belief conference in November 2006, Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape, Letter to a Christian Nation and The End of Faith, took in upon himself to expose the ridiculous and painful double standard that liberal religious apologists invoke in defense of the god of Abraham. Unless every person convinced of the "truth" of their faith is able to recognize this, Sam Harris's work will never be done.
How to prepare yourself for the Lord's Return. What is needed, and what will happen.