History is a funny thing. The more I live through the more out of touch with history I have become. There was a time when a first person account of a historical event was deemed primary evidence when assessing both the event itself and the implications that followed from the event. Now eye-witness accounts are treated as 'anecdotal evidence' as if they were some story I made up about what happened even though it happened in front of my eyes and to me. Unless they mesh with the received… Continue
Added by Philip Jarrett on October 30, 2012 at 5:57pm —
“Impiety, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.”
“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.”
Fuck _____ (fill in the name of any deity, past or present).
There, that ought to do it. I’m an equal… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on September 30, 2012 at 3:30pm —
Let's assume for argument's sake that God created everything as Genesis states. We shall consider Genesis to be perfectly accurate. The problems encountered are far greater than incongruence with reality.
If God has always existed, is all-good and is the origin of everything, I have some questions.
Where does evil come from? If God is to be considered the origin of everything/everyone, then God somehow created evil. If God is omniscient, he did so intentionally. Further,… Continue
Added by Sean McGuire on September 5, 2012 at 2:15am —
Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”
It would be great to have reliable numbers on religious migration: how many people change religions each year, how many become new adherents, how many drift away, never to return?
Increasing the ranks
Different religions have different ways of increasing their ranks: birth rate (e.g., all… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on July 5, 2012 at 7:00pm —
(The following was originally submitted to the July 1-4 2008 Blogswarm against Theocracy. I have made some additions and revisions. Since my goal is always change in the real world, I urge you to take personal action to roll back religious bigotry and superstition. First Freedom First is a good place to start.)
“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on July 4, 2012 at 8:00pm —
“I object to having to attend chapel 40 times before I graduate in order to earn a degree, sir. I don’t see where the college has the right to force me to listen to a clergyman of whatever faith even once, or to listen to a Christian hymn invoking the Christian deity even once, given that I’m an atheist who is, to be truthful, deeply offended by the practices and beliefs of organized religion…I do not need the sermons of professional moralists to tell me how I should act. I certainly… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on June 28, 2012 at 10:30am —
Added by Peter Ferguson on June 21, 2012 at 12:05pm —
Added by Peter Ferguson on June 19, 2012 at 7:04pm —
"Mystery [the divinity of Jesus Christ] is made a convenient Cover for absurdity."
"Every other sect suppos[es] itself in possession of all truth, and that those who differ are so far in the wrong: like a man traveling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, tho' in…
Added by Alan Perlman on June 10, 2012 at 11:30am —
The latest eruption of forgiveness worship almost made my breakfast erupt from my stomach. Dear Abby (Keene NH Sentinel, 3/7/12) printed DECIDE TO FORGIVE in its entirety, and to give the enemy his due, I will do the same:
“Decide to forgive, for resentment is negative. Resentment diminishes and devours the self. Be the first to forgive, to smile, and take the first step And you will see the happiness bloom on the face of your human brother or sister. Be always the… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on June 8, 2012 at 2:11pm —
“I like the silent church, before the service begins, better than any preacher.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Those who love God are not always friends of their fellow-men.’
I am really glad I’m not a lawyer for ChristianMingle.com. How do I even know they have lawyers? Every company does, especially one that makes as bold a claim as this: “Find God’s Match for You”(TM).
They’ve even… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on June 2, 2012 at 12:17pm —
This week I present Robo-Readings from the blog leasthelpful.com . Who are the least helpful reviewers on Amazon? Fretful mothers, English students or Christians? You Decide.
Hotel California-Mariachi Version
John North Wright * I'm On medication
Kanui and Lula * Tomi Tomi
O Dobbstown, Brave Dobbstown
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 22, 2012 at 8:18pm —
In the past decade more than 100 million people have left the Christian Church, but that has not stopped conservative religionist from trying to force their point of view into public schools. Since Texas passed its “prayer bill” in 2006, numerous “Bible Belt”… Continue
Added by Donald R Barbera on April 17, 2012 at 7:30am —
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 —
More from Zeena Lavey.
Satan 11 Continue
Hans Wurman * Chopin's Etude in F Minor
Robbie Fulks * Dirty Mouthed Flo
The Balfa Brothers * Madeleine
Kalyanji Anandji/Biddu * If You Were Prince Charming
Tricky Dicky * Electric Coconut
Two Little Kooks
Ferrerra and Franchini * Kawaihau
Ferlin Husky *…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 18, 2012 at 5:37pm —
Ayaan Hirsi Ali:The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World
Feb 6, 2012 12:00 AM EST… Continue
Added by Sassan K. on February 14, 2012 at 4:19pm —
A two parter coming up; from back in 1989, this is an interview by Christian televangelist Bob Larson with Zeena LaVey and Nikolas Schreck, on the moral values of the Satanism espoused by Zeena's father, Anton LaVey.
Satan 1 Continue
Tran Hai Quang * A Bali On Entend Le Genggong Rab Ncas
Der Gerd-Michaelis-Chor * Es Bleibt Die Sonne
Andy Loore *…
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 9, 2012 at 12:02pm —
What do you blog about when you don’t feel like blogging and don’t have anything to say? The Bible! Nothing like a bit of Bible study to get you going right? Right.
I thought that today, I’d go back to the beginning. You know, this bit:
1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
I think even some Christians might recognize that line. It’s the first line of the Bible (the King James version anyway…). And I know… Continue
Added by Shawn Hamman on February 4, 2012 at 7:10pm —
Added by Mule Breath on December 28, 2011 at 1:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Trance Gemini on November 1, 2011 at 8:30am —