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2009-11-19 09:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 1,200 Christians across the nation gave away 170,000 copies Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species at 100 of America's top universities, yesterday, in honor of the book's 150th anniversary. One Thousand free copies were also distributed at Oxford, the hometown university of the prominent atheist and professor, Richard Dawkins. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/freedomnow/41278/ (Photo:...

2009-11-05 06:45:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's America seems to split in two opposing parties: those who feel religion is under attack, and those who feel religion is unjustly pushing itself into secular life. While many books exist that either promote or bash religion, few book explore religion and spirituality from an neutral, agnostic standpoint. Author James Wall, an agnostic himself, set to fill this void with his new book, "To Be Agnostic." "To Be Agnostic" neither endorses nor opposes...

2009-10-01 05:45:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- "Is Religion Good for the World?" That's the controversial debate featured in Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Pastor Douglas Wilson; as journalist and atheist Christopher Hitchens collides headlong into evangelical theologian and author Pastor Douglas Wilson, in an explosive and thought-provoking new film. Collision gives viewers a front row seat to their passionate debate outlining their opposing viewpoints on whether religion is good for the...

2009-09-22 16:41:00

BELLFLOWER, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Best-selling author Ray Comfort and actor Kirk Cameron, TV co-hosts of Way of the Master, will give away 100,000 free copies of Charles Darwin's seminal book Origin of Species--considered an atheist's holy bible that contains the blueprint for evolutionary theory. If you are thinking "come again?" you should know the popular TV ministers' 304-page version shares the gospel in an updated introduction, designed to clear up the pervasive mistake...

2009-05-19 07:15:00

Arguments in Support of Theism: From the Good, the True and the Beautiful MINNEAPOLIS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- "From the One, three; from the three, One." This opening sentence from "An Essay Toward the Other" (published by iUniverse) sums up the overall nature of this book. The One is God; the three are the eternal verities: the Good, the True and the Beautiful. A belief in God is called theism, and a basic distinction in the book is that theism is one thing, but that religion is another....

2009-04-17 13:02:05

Denver safety Brian Dawkins has won the NFL's 43rd annual Byron Whizzer White Award for his work in the community and his team. Dawkins, a seven-time Pro Bowl pick during his 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, was named the 2009 honoree Thursday night at the Players Association Gala in Washington. In Philadelphia, he was the regional spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, worked with the Burn Prevention Foundation, which sponsors an annual golf tournament to raise...

2009-03-05 00:44:07

Italy's atheists can ride the bus but are having trouble getting their message on them. The Italian Union of Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists wanted to have a slogan -- The bad news is God doesn't exist. The good news is you don't need him. -- splashed on buses across the largely Catholic nation. But public transportation advertising agencies haven't been too keen on the idea and so far only two buses in Genoa have sported a watered-down version of the atheists' message, ANSA reported...

2009-02-13 11:23:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 200th birthday of Charles Darwin may have grabbed the headlines yesterday, but it was a new book by a Christian that stole the show. You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can't Make Him Think (WND Books, hardcover, ISBN 978-1935071068) by TV personality Ray Comfort soared to the top of the Amazon sales charts during its first day of release. Atheism, once confined to the margins of civilized debate, has grown militant and mocking -...

2008-11-28 14:50:13

A couple whose ages add up to a combined 179 said they have set a record as Britain's oldest newlyweds after nine years of dating. Penny Cooper, 90, and John Dawkins, 89, said their nuptials Tuesday at the Honiton, England, register office -- setting a record for the largest combined age for a newlywed couple in Britain, The Daily Mail reported Friday. Dawkins said Cooper was forced to move out of his home and into an extended care facility after she suffered a stroke 18 months ago, but he...

2008-10-20 06:00:08

By Ronald Aronson A s the presidential campaign winds down, members of America's largest and most silent minority may be excused for feeling a little left out. As Republicans and Democrats escalate their appeals to 2008's most contested and prized constituency -- swing voters among evangelicals and Catholics -- they treat those who are not religious as if they are invisible. Democrats, no less than Republicans, have been reshaping themselves into a party of believers, claiming as...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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