Atlanta Christian Apologetics Examiner Terrence Albritton has penned an exhortation to good Christians to consider religious education "an order," not "a luxury." This is not an uncommon belief, especially among evangelicals and the far right. It is also a major point of contention for many non-believers, who claim that (1) religious "education" is really a euphemism for indoctrination and scare tactics, and (2) Christian education doesn't achieve measurably better societal or individual… Continue
Added by Hambydammit on May 26, 2011 at 12:27pm —
hell is a place of suffering and punishment for those who do wrong, even tho as long as you are saved nothing u can do can get you in hell.
Someone who rapes and murders people every night for 20 years straight before getting caught and and put in prison for 20 years. he gets out after serving his time, but within 3 years he goes right back in for killing 10 people. Then this time he is given the death sentence will go to hell right? he will pay for his crime for what he did and will be… Continue
Added by George hawkins on April 27, 2011 at 8:46am —
I always wonder how many Christians there would be if Christianity was frowned upon. In the Easter services there are passages of Christ proclaiming his faith even tho others spit on him, beat him, despise him, and even kill him. How many Christians would there be if they were treated like homosexuals in the 50's; or black folks in the deep south under jim crow? (Someone please tell me how to punctuate the previous sentence.)
What do you think and do you know anyone who… Continue
Added by Shannon on April 12, 2011 at 9:15am —
It's not Mothers' Day, but with all the daffodils and crocuses coming up, it just might be time to drag out a Mother's Day sermon. After all, it's Women's History Month, and this is, historically, what it's like to be a woman listening to this kind of sermon every year on Mothers' Day. Yeah, you get to hear about what an evil slut you are. I suddenly realize that it's pretty damned easy to find something… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on March 11, 2011 at 7:00pm —
This clip comes to us from Dave Grubin, who is in fact not an 80's tv action/adventure beefcake personality. He is a Vinyl Preacher, for all intents and purposes. He makes Christianity all mystical and New-Agey, while retaining that Ol' Time Religion. Who else can do that?
Another way to listen to Mondo Diablo is to go to… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on February 18, 2011 at 2:53pm —
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 —
This is just a rant. But it was brought into the front of my mind by something I saw recently. It was "Letters to Santa" at the post office, and they were reading letters of some of those in need. It was heart wrenching, and one story in particular stuck in my mind. It was a man, former military, unemployed, and struggling to feed his kids. He talked about how he was scrapping for any small job he could take to make a little money, and then he thanked God for keeping his children… Continue
Added by Dr. Cowboy on December 21, 2010 at 6:45pm —
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…
Added by Omnipotent Poobah on December 19, 2010 at 4:48pm —
Of course I would insist that any course on world religion or religion Continue
in general have a section on atheists. It is clear that the atheist
community has something to say about a great many number of subjects.
Everything from climate change to fair…
Added by Thomas True on November 10, 2010 at 8:46pm —
Without a doubt Christianity is the largest team in the world. God has so blessed this religion that it can now be represented by hundreds of dogmatic denominations. Spanning from The Russian Orthodox Church to Shakers to Jehovah Witness to Episcopal to Westboro Baptist Church and all the variation in between. According to the… Continue
Added by Thomas True on November 6, 2010 at 11:21am —
There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.
The dichotomy is this, to travel any… Continue
Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm —
I've written a piece at Life Without a Net about heaven
. For any of you folks who enjoy discussions with Christians, you might find this a helpful tool for re-framing and thinking critically about the concept of heaven and hell. Here's an excerpt:
Added by Hambydammit on October 5, 2010 at 7:18pm —
The photo essay that I posted a week ago (Look Around You) was,… Continue
Added by Dan on September 12, 2010 at 1:18pm —
Added by Diana Agorio on September 6, 2010 at 4:55pm —
For these reasons: - Thanks to the Bible: I was once a devout Catholic but regular Bible reading saved me.
Why? Because I so took notice contradictions in the Bible and found that the Christian… Continue
Added by Jan on September 4, 2010 at 9:54am —
I don't know the ngenral opinion on the ground zero "mosque" here because I haven't been as active as I should be but I know at least 1 (thunderfoo at youtube) atheist has used the argument.
This is not
Saudi Arabia this is America! The A in USA doesn't mean Arabia, it means America!
What am I talking about? Among the pathetic arguments against the "mosque" (its a cultural center you ignoramuses) the bigoted idiots spout out is "they don't allow churches in… Continue
Added by Lone Wolf on August 30, 2010 at 4:46pm —
The languid success of logic and facts to dislodge believers from their mistaken beliefs, calls for a new course in the claim for morality’s mantle; religion fails humanity on ethics.
There appears to be no amount of reason or facts that will extricate believers from their cognitive biases, or the nucleus of their intractable, mistaken, and teleological beliefs. Non-theists, in my humble, yet scholarly opinion, need… Continue
Added by Frank J. Ranelli on August 23, 2010 at 6:00pm —
I have just got back from watching this film and it was incredible.
At last, a feature film from the atheist's viewpoint. This doesn't mean… Continue
Added by Richard Francis on April 26, 2010 at 1:36pm —
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. Continue
Why do we as a people sit down, watch for a Dam like this to run out of water without looking at…
Added by Naked Satan on February 21, 2010 at 1:00am —
This post was copied from my official blog: "The Atheist Goddess"
You can find it here:
Okay... on with the test:
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on February 17, 2010 at 10:00am —