All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bible' (78)

Year of the Bible? Give Me a Break

Pennsylvania legislators recently adopted a resolution that among other things encourages Pennsylvanians to study the tenets of the Bible and says there is a "national need to study and apply scripture." The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed suit charging that the resolution violates the "separation of church and state."…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 7, 2012 at 9:51pm — 11 Comments

Bible's undeserved respect goes on and on

“Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.”

H.L. Mencken

Infidel, n.  In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”

Ambrose Bierce

“Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.’

Isaac Asimov

“Our Bible reveals to us the character of our God with minute and remorseless…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 7, 2012 at 8:29pm — 7 Comments

Creationists say the funniest things....

Stolen from an actual conversation on Facebook between "J" an Intelligent Design proponent who thinkings evolutionary theory is not to be believed and some fellow believers in woo....



Irony abounds...





J: Why is it that young-earth creationist papers (published in creationist journals and peer-reviewed by other creationists) generally quite explicitly start off by assuming what they're trying to prove?



K: Confirmation bias.



J: Many of the… Continue

Added by Richard Healy on May 30, 2012 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

New to open atheism, here is part of what recently allowed me to publicly affirm my beliefs.

Here is the setup, I am the only science teacher in my community. Four to five weeks ago, the bible study class for youth started on this small, remote island, with Austin at the head. Since then, I have been targeted by students because someone in the congregation, I’m not saying Austin directly, but someone is teaching these kids intolerance for science. I finally manned up and decided to address the problem at its most likely source. Here is the entirety of my initial email…

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Added by Nate Julian on May 30, 2012 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

Thank you god - for what exactly??

Chatting to a believer on facebook:

They had posted a status about their car. Thanks to a canny deal with the insurance this allowed them to pay off a loan outstanding and own their car completely, all the actions of which they attributed to the movement of the divine hand:

"we needed to give God another Acclamation (as He is due every moment of every day) for His next blessing in this saga. After giving us the value of the car in…

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Added by Richard Healy on May 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

Godless Prophets Podcast

Hello all....



We have in the last month started a podcast titled Godless Prophets. 



Godless Prophets Podcast: a North Carolina based podcast dedicated to spreading truth and reason in society. We are in no way professionals or experts in philosophy or science. We are just two guys talking, sharing ideas with occasional guests.
Both of us have different backgrounds when it comes…
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Added by Bradley Freeman on May 4, 2012 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Anne Graham Lotz Helping to Create a Boston Bible Party

Billy Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, took time out from her swim in the shallow end of the Graham family gene pool this weekend to assure everyone that she would NEVER vote for an Atheist.



This isn’t particularly unusual. The Graham family has a long-held antipathy toward Atheists and other minorities. Son Franklin Graham entertains rather birther-like suspicions that maybe Barack Obama isn’t a Christian.

No Wisdom for the Ages



NO WISDOM FOR THE AGES - And thus… Continue

Added by Omnipotent Poobah on April 9, 2012 at 5:16pm — No Comments

The Atheist Bible: First and only book of Terry

Terry 1:1 In the beginning no god created anything. Amen. The End.

Added by Terry Groff on February 12, 2012 at 9:32pm — 9 Comments

Best bit of directing ever!

My wife and I were privileged enough to be able to see the world premier of Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation (since Shakespeare's time) this past weekend.  There were some odd cuts in the script, and the original brogue took a little getting used to, but over all it was an excellent production beautifully acted and directed.

 

Why am I posting this on an Atheist blog?  Because of one particularly amusing bit of directing.  In the scene where Hamlet is reading a book and…

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Added by Jas Brimstone on November 15, 2011 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Book Review. The Last Testament Of God

 

If an atheist rewrote the Bible in the 21st century, what would it look like?


Probably a lot like, The Last Testament of God: A Memoir by God / with David Javerbaum. Lol.


Here it is, folks. God Telleth All. Finally!


Here are the answers to your questions about the Bible and why Christians, particularly…
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Added by Trance Gemini on November 1, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

A Hell of a Way to Rally People to Your Cause

 

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One man’s immorality is another man’s religion, even if the immorality of that religion is pointed out by atheists. It’s common for religious adherents to sometimes act immorally – and sometimes hypocritical – despite what their religions supposedly teach. The same is true for atheists and what they believe. People…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on September 16, 2011 at 8:19pm — 5 Comments

On Psalm 23

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]





Today I had the grave misfortune of encountering on Hemant Mehta's Friendly Atheist blog a video of a very small, rather unformed human being with not much grasp of her language or the subject matter to which she applies it babbling… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 22, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

A Majority of Christians Know Little About Their Religion

My alternate title for this piece was "You Don't Know Jack," but it would be such a reach, so, I said it plainly. Occasionally, a Christian or two chooses to debate me about the Bible and of course I leave them asking themselves why they chose me to debate. It is not that I am a great debater, rather, it is that they know so little about the Bible. As long as we speak of the Bible itself as far as content, they manage to hang in until the discrepancies, autocratic behaviors, sexism…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on June 19, 2011 at 8:46am — 7 Comments

Book Review—The Only Prayer I'll Ever Pray: Let My People Go

By Don R Barbera, 4/8/2011

 

For an atheist to get through to nearly any Christian requires the moon to be in the seventh house and the alignment of Jupiter and Mars, but if there is anything that might give some cause to think; it is Donald R. Wright's book "The Only Prayer I'll Ever Pray: Let My People Go." Part autobiography, part expose, "The Only Prayer I'll Ever Pray: Let My People Go," is a book about the author's search for truth and enlightenment in the Bible…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on April 8, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Chapter Three; LOOKING DEEPER part eight

While I was in the Army, stationed in The Republic of Panama, I started getting involved with hermeneutics. I was stationed there for 15 months and had a lot of free time to fill. I studied using The

Amplified Bible that was given to me as a gift from a good friend of

mine, in addition to other study books. Here is a quote from the web

site of The Amplified Bible about why it was made; “It attempts to take

both word meaning and context into account in order to…

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Added by Thomas True on December 29, 2010 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Chapter Three; THE RISE OF SCIENCE part seven

As mentioned before, the level of my religious experiences could fill many pages. So, while there is much more to be said, most is going to be skipped for now. I am just going to touch on a five main areas of why Christianity lost its hold on me.



1.The age of rocks on the Earth and the amount of time it takes for light to travel through space couldn't be rectified with text in the Bible. The best answer I received was, “God put all the things there when he created The Universe.” This… Continue

Added by Thomas True on December 28, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Don’t Do Unto Others As They May Decide to Do Unto You

Guns and Bibles

GUNS AND BIBLES - Ameican Christians like to howl about their persecution, but it's hard to feel their pain. Having control over almost all political posts, have unlimited money and influence, and can demonize and run rough-shod…

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Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 19, 2010 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Defeating the Bible , One chapter at a Time! (Genesis Chapter 4)

Chapter 4 hath arrived!!

Let’s groove tonight!!



“The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have produced a man with the help of the LORD." Next she bore his brother Abel. Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil. In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the soil, while Abel, for his part, brought one of the best firstlings of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his… Continue

Added by Andrew Lafont on December 17, 2010 at 9:21pm — No Comments

TWO WORLDS CONVERGE part three

In both of science and religions areas of my life, I have many more experiences that added to both my understanding of the natural world and understanding about Christianity and religion. In high school, I was fortunate to take almost every science class that was offered. I even became a science proctor, [that is a teacher's aide or assistant]. The classes I took included: General Science, Biology,(two years) Chemistry, Astronomy, Physics, and Zoology. The only two classes I didn't take that…

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Added by Thomas True on December 14, 2010 at 9:13am — No Comments

Chapter One; LIVING IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD part two

Somewhere between my curious nature and my desire to interact with my environment, I looked critically at the world. So as a child, when my family went to church, I really had no idea what it was about. I liked the children sermons given at Our Savior's Lutheran Church. It was fun to go in front of the sanctuary and sit with the other kids beside the pastor, since he seemed to be the reason everyone was there.…

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Added by Thomas True on December 13, 2010 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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