All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bible' (81)

Biblical Claims and Science

There are many claims in the Bible that can't be supported or refuted by direct evidence. For example, in Genesis 5:23 (New International Version) we learn that,

Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years.

The way I interpret this verse is that "altogether" means the real years Enoch lived plus the bullshit years.

I actually prefer the Amplified Bible translation:

So all the days of Enoch were 365…

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Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 15, 2010 at 8:16am — 1 Comment

Defeating the Bible , One chapter at a Time! (Genesis Chapter 3)

Welcome back Kiddies.



We are in week three.



Here we go!!!!





“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, "Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees

in the garden?" The woman answered the serpent: "We may eat of the

fruit…

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Added by Andrew Lafont on March 25, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Pastors pray for the only Ghanaian Hydroelectric Dam (Akosombo Dam)

Akosombo Dam, The only Hydroelectric Dam in Ghana prayed for by group of pastors so rains come down or be restored to supply the country's energy. They believe its the devil stopping the rains. so wont look for any solutions or renewable sources of energy, they get an excuse like always its the devil and satan. Ignorance once again.



Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…

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Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

The First Seed of Doubt



I was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1989 to a mixed up family of nondenominational and Lutheran Christians.



I'd never understood religion, and for the most part, the concept of God frightened me. This stranger I'd never met with fantastical powers to destroy and create, was watching me and everyone else at all times? Pointing a fat, accusing finger with a scornful brow and… Continue

Added by Kat on February 17, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Why Religion and God are Unnecessary in the Modern World

I was originally going to publish this at Associated Content but they don't give up front payments for opinion articles so I published it there under a non-exclusive license and will publish it else where including my blog.



Introduction

Beliefs in gods is as old as civilization as is religion. But is the belief in god(s) and religion necessary? Does it benefit society or does it harm society? It is my belief that a belief in god(s)… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on February 1, 2010 at 4:44pm — 3 Comments

Letter to a Christian Friend

Today I received a message on Facebook from a friend that I knew in YWAM (she's French, so her English isn't perfect):



Girl !!! I've been thinking of you lately? How are you?? I remembered clearly the day in india when we preached and you found the courage to share what happened to you and how God was restoring you. I admired so much what you did that day !!! I've seen on your status that you were not so crazy about all of this anymore. And i wanted to share with you that… Continue

Added by Kristi Leitholt on January 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Exodus: Sit down and shut up, or I'll fucking kill you.

That seems to be the moral message of this entire chapter. Granted, I'm reading from the Brick Testimate, but the pattern is distinct. Every chapter begins with someone complaining about not having enough water or food. Then God talks to Moses. Sometimes Moses actually has to plead with God for mercy (whose idea was it to bring the Iseralites into the desert, again????). Then God kills like thousands… Continue

Added by OutlawGirl on December 3, 2009 at 12:00pm — 17 Comments

Churches denounce children as 'witches'; 1000s of kids maimed and killed

Image: Accused child witches in Nigeria



"Accused child witches Jane, left, and Mary, right [...] Jane's mother tried to saw off the top of her skull after a pastor denounced her and Mary."…

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Added by IAmTheBlog on October 28, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Can holy water cure the Swine Flu? Spolier Alert: No, but that won't stop some from selling it.



As can be demonstrated throughout history, religions do all they canto insert themselves into aspects of people's lives in which they have no business. "Good parents" bring their children to church; How many catholic hospitals are there around the U.S.?, How many religious schools?



There was a time when medical health and "spirituality" went hand in hand. Most 'hospitals,' which at that time were… Continue

Added by Billy Deaton on October 23, 2009 at 4:40pm — 2 Comments

Who owns a bible?

Well? I have several translations of the Christian bible even though I have never believed in anything supernatural - just a boring naturalist. I even have some old bible loose pages that need to be framed.

Alex
Alex's Heresies - Embracing a Physical Reality

Added by Alex McCullie on October 9, 2009 at 5:00pm — 13 Comments

Doodlemastery Bible School Part 2: God's Image = dirt

Here's the original.



"If you're descended from monkeys, does that make you think you can act like one?"



No, the truth is much more hopeful. You see, our Lord God saw fit to craft us from dirt. Which means we should act like... dirt... human... things... with ghosts...



Yeah, I'm not sure how anyone can go through their whole lives and not notice… Continue

Added by Jenny Done on August 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Doodlemastery Bible School Part 1 (this is late)

I'm just going to link to my original blog post. I posted this last Sunday and I'm making it a weekly review of the entire Bible. Enjoy!

Here you go.

Added by Jenny Done on August 22, 2009 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

If Its the Word Of "God" Why Do People Do the Talking?

Really though. If God truly did exist, and truly wanted all of us to be aware of his presence it would be pretty easy. I mean he is omnipotent right? Yet, the biggest crime one can commit in reference to the Bible is denying the existence of the Holy Spirit. Its the one surefire ticket straight to Hell. All God would have to do is show up again like in the good old days, perform a few miracles and I would be satisfied. But unless that happens I'll… Continue

Added by Jake Collyer on August 3, 2009 at 12:08pm — 4 Comments

It's time to mess with Texas

I've also posted this at the ever-growing Good Reason News, please visit, if you feel like it.

Thanks.

-b.




A Wall Street Journal article says there's a big push to bring Christianity into the public classroom.



The Texas Board of Education, which recently approved new science standards that made room for…
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Added by Billy Deaton on July 16, 2009 at 5:23pm — 3 Comments

On Human Nature

"Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones." Psalm 137:9


I sometimes see this quote used by my fellow atheists to say, "See, how horrible religion is?" I agree that most of religion is horrible, but it is not the origin of such things as "bashing thy little ones." It has merely incorporated such things. The origins are far older than any religion...…
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Added by El Solo Lobo on June 30, 2009 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

Is The Bible Scientific?

Who says that the Bible is a scientific book? Most fundamentalist Christians say so. I guess it has something to do with the inerrancy doctrine.



If the Bible is inspired by an omniscient God, then even in the field of science and mathematics the Bible must be correct. Even the “Sorianista” (the followers of Eliseo Soriano’s sect) believe that God is the inventor of science…whatever that means.



It’s not the atheist’s job to prove whether the Bible is scientifically… Continue

Added by John Paraiso on April 10, 2009 at 9:14pm — 1 Comment

Is God Lying or Making a Mistake?

As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.



It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.



For the details of my take on it, go to… Continue

Added by Dan Gilbert on March 15, 2009 at 8:29pm — 2 Comments

Reverse Pascal's Wager

I was trying to parse out the saying of Jesus from the Bible. I came across this link.



A large part of the article is a comparison between Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision of a future USA. That is a conversation which is interesting in it,’s self. As an aside, I mostly side w/Hamilton



The last paragraph has an interesting suggestion. [sic] …it is time we inverted Pascal's famous wager to… Continue

Added by Fr33think3r on December 17, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Is the Bible, really, the words of God or the words of men claiming to be God?

Christians always make the claim that the Bible is the word of their God, and according to the Bible itself Revelation 22:18-9, "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on December 3, 2008 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Is Jesus God: Part one

There are, in my view, no evidence that can solidly give the slights probability of the existence of a God. Most Christians I know, and I believe all believers, use claims of "personal connection and the so called individual personal experiences" with someone or something which they can not see, as proof of God's or Jesus' existence. Sadly, however, that's not real proof of anything and the fact Hindus, Muslim, Natives Americans and Africans, etc, also have the same so called personal… Continue

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on November 11, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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