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Keeping it holy.

Guess what (finally) came in the mail. My very own Biblical Garden!!! So this sabbath morning, instead of resting I made my own little micro climate! And... it only took me twenty minutes at which point I said:
"Suck it, God. I totally beat your record!"

Because I'm competitive like that.

Granted, the seeds haven't sprouted yet as you can see:

Continue at: A Cleverer Version of Myself

Added by EnsignR on February 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Evalutation Christianity / Atheism

Same three part formula...



1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas

2. Relationship to Evidence

3. Methodologies



Christianity vs Atheism



Assumptions of Christianity:

Triune Dogma of God,

Triune Dogma of the Bible,

Punishment / Reward in the Afterlife...



God is an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent entity.

God's revelation to man is the Bible;

the Bible is Inspired, Infallible, and Inerrant.

Inspired or God Breathed… Continue

Added by j on February 8, 2009 at 1:30am — No Comments

Sibling Incest; Problems with the Bible

Fact: Cain married his sister.

Fact: Seth married his sister (this is where we came from).

Fact: God now doesn't permit sibling incest. Why?



"Do not have sexual relations with your sister,

either your father's daughter or your mother's daughter,

whether she was born in the same home or elsewhere."

Leviticus 18:9





"If a man marries his sister,

the daughter of either his father or his mother,

and they have sexual relations, it is a… Continue

Added by j on February 8, 2009 at 1:06am — 3 Comments

Compound Incest Proof

TEACH THE CONTROVERSY!!!



Statement: Cain married his sister; Seth married his sister.

Where is that in the Bible?



How to prove Early Compound Incest:

Adam was alone;

God created no one secretly.



Genesis 1:18 through 1:22

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He… Continue

Added by j on February 7, 2009 at 10:40pm — 1 Comment

Lee Strobel: How Christianity will evolve into Atheism

http://www.leestrobel.com/



Okay, do a search on that site...

"Big Bang"

Notice that Lee, or others, always says 'many atheists believe the universe is eternal' or 'that until recently scientists didn't believe the universe had a beginning...'

This false dichotomy is his first lie. Surely not the only one.



Anyway, Lee is apparently ignorant of what Genesis says about it.



Genesis 1:1 - the first day from Biblegateway.com, de-versed:



In… Continue

Added by j on February 7, 2009 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Forbes magazine, creationists and the good of the stakeholders

Having written for a business magazine, I'm baffled about Forbes publishing a trio of anti-Darwin rants on a seemingly random whim. And I have a few thoughts on the subject, most of them very negative. Forbes might be undermining its reputation and hurting the interests of its stakeholders by allowing ID friendly editors to use their media soapbox as a bully pulpit.



( my write-up on… Continue

Added by Greg F. on February 7, 2009 at 8:57pm — No Comments

http://edkrebs.com/herb/

http://edkrebs.com/herb/ Continue

Added by Bubba Tarandfeathered on February 7, 2009 at 8:18pm — 2 Comments

Faith Based Initiative Perspective

http://atheists.org/blog/index.php/2009/02/06/on-the-faith-based-initiatives

Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 7:13pm — 1 Comment

The Fear of "I Don't Know"

Let me ask you a question. Is there life in our galaxy apart from us? What is your answer? Yes? No? Or is it "I don't know". Religious folks around the world fear this statement. They have nightmares about "I don't know". Religion restricts this as a viable answer. This is why many people shy away from science. They fear the unknown. Whereas I feel "I don't know" is exciting and challenging. It gives my purpose to learn.



Religious people fill the void of "I don't know" with god and… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 5:21pm — 3 Comments

Another Notch in the Belt of Natural Selection

I was reading through news and I came across an article about black coats in gray wolves and how they are becoming more prevalent in North America . Through studies they found that the darker coat doesn't improve camouflage as a predator or as prey. But further prodding revealed that the protein that causes the black coat is the same that helps prevent inflammation and infection in humans. I'll allow you to put 2 and 2 together but this is lovely evidence for evolution, speciation, and natural… Continue

Added by Adam Johnson on February 7, 2009 at 5:02pm — No Comments

HOME BOY BIBLE POUNDER

Here's a video from a cable (?) born again bible pounder whose a "Home Boy."



So it is just me? Or does he come across as the type of guy who has to take his pants off to think straight?



Is it safe to assume that if ANYTHING is written in a bible then it must be correct? So what if we print our own bible? You can turn a lot of things on its head that way.



King James, of the King James Bible was known as, "The wisest fool in all christiandom." Here's the… Continue

Added by Rick on February 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Madagascar 2

Has a great illustration of the silliness of religion with King Julian and his "Sacrifice to the volcano." If you haven't seen it. Watch it (the whole movie is pretty funny, anyway). That's all. :-)

Added by Jas Brimstone on February 7, 2009 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Blah Blah Blah

Accepting my place in society is something I have never been comfortable wit h. I've always been too fiercely independent. If it weren't so necessary for my survival I wouldn't conform nearly as much as I do. I'd rather be left to be me alone in my apartment a creature that only emerges when the mood presents itself. I don't like having to suck it up and pretend to be semi normal just to get through the day. I just want to look like me, and act like me but lets face it I'm not what most people… Continue

Added by Creature on February 7, 2009 at 1:05am — 4 Comments

A Unique Dream

I had a very odd dream I should share with everyone here. The year was 2012 (no kidding like the Mayan prophecy!) and a Giant came to earth. Everyone was questioning what it was. He went on the news to claim to have all the answers of all knowledge. He healed some of the sick on live TV, and perform magic as well. The Giant made another announcement that a chosen few will be granted one question on anything. The questions could not be repeated and it was not to be televised. The people would be… Continue

Added by Jennifer W on February 6, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Sometimes it's so easy

Theists or religion manage to annoy me almost every day of my life, but every once in a while it doesn't seem so hopeless. I remember one day in particular...



A guy at work confronted me: "Are you an atheist?!" This was with the same incredulousness with which had once asked me, "You don't like football!?" Exactly same expression and tone of voice--shock and amazement and horror.



I told him yes. He asked me why. I said, "Well, you don't believe in Thor or Zeus or Isis or… Continue

Added by Moonbeam on February 6, 2009 at 8:34pm — 5 Comments

Mexico City Darwin 200 Celebration!!!!!!!

Darwin Celebration Mexico City!!!!!!!!
If you are near please come:


Added by stagendogs on February 6, 2009 at 6:48pm — No Comments

My Editorial Got Published!

I'm very excited because this week, I wrote a letter to the editor of my local newspaper in response to an OpEd piece about the Freedom From Religion Foundation's new "Praise Darwin" billboard that went up in Dover. The writer was claiming that the FFRF was a "gloating winner" and that putting the billboard in Dover (where the now-infamous Evolution vs. ID trial was held) was obnoxious and rude. He also made a bunch of factually incorrect statements, perpetuating some all-too-common… Continue

Added by Dan Gilbert on February 6, 2009 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

New Christianity

I'm looking at leestrobel.com; they are re-writing the Bible. Which is funny, but also scary. Science changes because of new evidence, but no scientist ever denies the change. These Stobel-Christians are going to change the Bible (inserting the Big Bang into Genesis) and say it was always there. It's like in 1984...


Do a search on that site... big bang, creation... either.





This is how Christianity will become Atheism. Constant dilution...

Added by j on February 6, 2009 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Atheist Merch part 2

After wandering the internet for days after my last post about atheist merchandise ( http://www.atheistnexus.org/profiles/blogs/2182797:BlogPost:72253 ), I finally found some sites. My criteria were 1. it must be about atheism and not evolution. 2. It must not be offensive(on purpose) 3. I'd like it to make people think. I eventually settled on zazzle.com and cafepress.com as the places to go to. Tons of atheist stuff that would meet anyone's criteria.

One of my favorites is this… Continue

Added by TravCav on February 6, 2009 at 8:46am — No Comments

*URGENT* Help Fight the Religious Right's attack on Human Rights!!

The Holiday Inn in Worthington, Ohio has been inundated with protests from far right hate groups due to an event we have scheduled this weekend, mostly prompted by a far-right hate group called Americans For Truth About Homosexuality.



I am asking that all open-minded individuals with a concern for equality and human and civil rights please take a moment of their time to call the Intercontinental Hotels Group Corporate Customer Service line at 800-621-0555, then press option 1,… Continue

Added by DUBsays®... on February 6, 2009 at 7:32am — 6 Comments

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