Sign in or signup

6,754 active users!!Bandwidth
OCT 25, 2016
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -21 min
Top Sermons
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | FF | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  10/25/2016
SATURDAY, SEP 1, 2012  |  7 comments  |  1 commentary
Atheist to Give Opening ‘Prayer’ at Tulsa City Council Meeting

On numerous occasions, atheist activists from across America have made known their disdain for prayer at government meetings. But now, at least one non-believer is prepared to join in on public invocations. This Thursday, Dan Nerren, the non-believing founder of the Humanist Association of Tulsa, will offer up an opening prayer at the Tulsa City Council Meeting.

Nerren, who became an atheist after reading a book that purportedly exposed Biblical contradictions, is a retired railroad worker and a former Christian (he was a Southern Baptist before his conversion to non-belief). After years of atheist groups unsuccessfully petitioning to stop religious prayers at these government meetings, the city council took an intriguing step — a move to allow atheists to partake in secular invocations.

“As far as I know, I’ll be the first to offer a secular invocation,” Nerren said, according to ...

CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article

|  FOCUS  |  Audio commentaries on this news item | more..
Atheist to Give Invocation • 340+
Sean E. Harris | Berean Baptist Church
Play! | RSS

Answers Academy: Big Bang
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  Answering Atheists • Phil Johnson | 4/15/2007
•  Answers Academy: Big BangJason Lisle | 6/1/2005
•  Interview with Young AtheistDr. Bill Jones | 6/18/2008
•  Atheism in America - It's Here • Kevin Swanson | 2/24/2009

   03/14/15  |  Another One Bites the Dust • 2 comments
   03/11/15  |  God Doesn't Want Matt Chandler to be Your Pastor • 21 comments
   01/08/14  |  Christian Post: Warning, this article may offend many Christians • 93 comments
   01/01/14  |  Michelle Obama praises lesbian TV anchor • 17 comments
   12/29/13  |  U.S. Slams 'Conservative Gender Norms' • 377 comments
   10/22/16  |  OB-GYN to Hillary Clinton: 'No Medical Situation' Requires... • 29 comments
   10/22/16  |  North Koreans Told Christians 'Kill People, Suck Their Blood' • 8 comments
   10/21/16  |  Grudem: If You Don’t Like Either Candidate, Then Vote for... • 47 comments
   10/20/16  |  Viral sermon hints at God's hidden purpose for Trump • 52 comments
   10/18/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio Feature Summary Brochure Revision 4 • 1 comments
   10/21/16  |  Feedback Friday for 10-21-16
   10/18/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio Feature Summary Brochure Revision 4 • 1 comments
   10/14/16  |  Feedback Friday for 10-14-16 • 1 comments
   10/11/16  |  SermonAudio Tip: New Christmas Book Outreach Project • 23 comments
   10/07/16  |  Feedback Friday for 10-07-16
   10/25/16  |  Military Warns Chinese Computer Gear Poses Cyber Spy Threat • 1 comments
   10/25/16  |  Secret tape: Hillary personally ordered Trump disruptions • 8 comments
   10/25/16  |  Catholic university prohibits ‘Unborn Lives Matter’ posters • 5 comments
   10/25/16  |  Baptist Pastor to Preside over Transgender Renaming Ceremony • 4 comments
   10/25/16  |  'Behead The Unbelievers': The Threats Faced By Christian... • 2 comments
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 7 user comment(s)
News Item9/14/12 1:45 PM
Daniel Walton | Harrington, Delaware  Protected NameFind all comments by Daniel Walton
He did not convert to non-blief, he never believed in the first place. You cannot be a true, born again christian and then just throw it out. He was never saved in the first place.

Just to throw some theology into the mix.


News Item9/9/12 4:30 PM
VanPastorMan | Indiana  Contact via emailFind all comments by VanPastorMan
Like Ned Flanders said of Hapu the Hindu Quickie Mart owner, "You might as well be praying to HawkMan."

News Item9/2/12 12:22 PM
Frank | Clearwater, FL  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
ryan wrote:
This country has succumb to being so politically correct, it has induced oxymorons into it's methods. Who in their right mind would join in a prayer with someone who has no faith? It's total annihilation of common sense altogether.
I agree with your comment, but let me take it a step further. If someone held a gun to my head and said they would shoot if I didn't join in prayer with Romney, Obama, Ryan et al, I would not even hesitate to simply say; I refuse and the Lord's will be done".

News Item9/1/12 10:40 PM
ryan | Chicago's burbs  Find all comments by ryan
This country has succumb to being so politically correct, it has induced oxymorons into it's methods. Who in their right mind would join in a prayer with someone who has no faith? It's total annihilation of common sense altogether.

News Item9/1/12 3:17 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
What kind of valid prayer can be given at political secular meeting that contains people of all types of beliefs, including, e.g., Catholic? Should Roman Catholicism really be classified as a Christian religion? -- No. Perhaps the only type of prayer that could be valid at this type of meeting is, A Call to Pray for the Salvation of All.



News Item9/1/12 1:15 PM
Bellich  Find all comments by Bellich
"Already, Wiccans, Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Native American religious adherents have delivered remarks"

Apparently this atheist is going to pray towards man himself and his abilities.

"Our mortal who art on earth, you are good enough to make all decisions for the good of yourself and others" Amen!

Then take a good long look at man, history and the news to find that man screws up all the time, can be the most evil of this planets occupants, doesn't even try to maintain a decent moral position in community and cannot be trusted as far as you can throw him.

God was absolutely correct when He wrote; "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. 2 The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. 3 They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one." Psalm 14.

One thing is for sure GOD won't be listening to any prayers from the idolatrous and blasphemous Tulsa City Council.


News Item9/1/12 5:21 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
This is ridiculous. What kind of a "Prayer" could an atheist possibly state? It might be a prayer to Satan since atheists have Satan as their god anyway.
There are a total of 7 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Secret tape: Hillary personally ordered Trump disruptions
bishop baker from texas: "the left seemed offended they say, when trump called her..."
-7 min 
'Behead The Unbelievers': The Threats Faced By Christian...
j.c from sodak: "its easy to say........but i know people who have lost..."
-11 min 
Are Hillary scandals actually BIGGER than Watergate?
mike from new york: " kk ignominious emirakan thank you :) the first three..."
-18 min 33 

Office HQ United States
SermonAudio Classics

Play! | More

Scott T. Brown
What Love Looks Like, Part 1

1 Corinthians 13
Sunday Service
Hope Baptist Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS

Store Item
The Reformed Worldview

Prof D. Engelsma
Product: Paperback

Kevin Swanson
When the Fear of God is Gone

Election Day Sermon 2016
Reformation Church (OPC)
Play! | MP3

Sermon: Christ Our Representative Head
Ken Wimer

SPONSOR | 6,900+


Life asks no questions that faith cannot answer. ... Anonymous

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal

iPhone + iPad
Church App
Android New!
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Apple TV New!
Amazon Fire TV
Apple Watch
Android Wear
Kindle Reader

Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
Logos | e-Sword | BW

Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us | Feedback Fridays New!