Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks that one of the great injustices of the Christian religion is its portrayal of Satan as The Greatest Evil, which isn't even warranted by biblical standards. This week, I read these two essays:
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 12, 2010 at 8:45pm —
I know its probably been done before, but I'm reading the bible and chronicling my journey through its vast pages.
If anyone is interested, I would appreciate it if they took a look:http://briandthebible.livejournal.com
I'm trying to get as many people reading my journal, from both ends of the spectrum. Discussion and debate are encouraged!
So far I've read up to Genesis chapter 12. I hope to have chapter 15… Continue
Added by Brianna Starfish on July 27, 2010 at 1:10am —
Added by Rejectthegods on July 19, 2010 at 2:17am —
This has just been posted on the Natural Bible blog. Please be respectful and wipe your feet before viewing (and make sure there are no sacred symbols on the doormat).
Added by Chris Highland on July 15, 2010 at 11:11am —
It's time once again! Yep, it's Sunday and you know what that means! Cose2Cose Productions is proud to bring the fine people of Atheist Nexus this weeks episode of "Bible Answers"!!!
If you dig the show, check out all the episodes on our page and add us to your friend… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 20, 2010 at 8:30am —
Hello once again to everyone on Atheist Nexus! Cose2Cose Productions is proud to present this weeks Bible bashing episode of "Bible Answers" with episode 15. If you don't know the show, it's a fake Bible call in show where the Christian host fails to answer anyone’s questions. The point of the show is to point out Bible flaws, contradictions and impossibilities. You can check out all the episodes right here on Atheist Nexus on our page! Please… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 14, 2010 at 12:10pm —
Hello everyone on Atheist Nexus! We are Cose2Cose Productions and we make a show called "Bible Answers". It's an anti-christian satire about a Bible call in show where the christian host fails to answer anyone’s questions. The point of the show is to make people aware of Bible flaws, contradictions and impossibilities. Last year we filmed 13 episodes, those episodes made up season one. We are now posting new episodes every Sunday starting with episode 14. We would love to here from people on… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 8, 2010 at 9:47pm —
I’m amazed and delighted at the many replies my column “Sick and tired of God-Stuff “ received. While I don’t want to gloss over the wonderful and much appreciated compliments from other non-believers, I found the replies from theists to be downright eye-opening in some cases. Continue
One prolific writer, Mr. BPE,…
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 13, 2010 at 2:00pm —
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-44168-Philadelphia-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m5d11-Sick-and-tired-of-godstuff--an-open-letter-to-theistsFirst of all, I am an atheist.
Most likely one of the
most adamant atheists you’ll ever meet. Let’s talk about why, and what it is that’s got me completely fed up with a good… Continue
Added by Carol Everhart Roper on May 11, 2010 at 12:30pm —
[Photo of a rat snake in a young, live oak tree. They eat birds, bird eggs, tree rats, squirrels. In our own personal bit 'o paradise, do they represent evil? On that note, a ditty I wrote a few years ago . . . . ]
The Snake on God's Payroll
What is Christianity without original sin? Not Christianity, for there would have been no need for Jesus to be crucified to "pay" for that sin.
What is original sin without a snake to tempt Eve… Continue
Added by Andrew Bernardin on April 19, 2010 at 7:35am —
...and believed every word of it!
If there were inconsistencies within or without, I credited that to our finite understanding of the infinite. We would understand it "by and by." But where the Bible spoke as literal truth to the very tangible world we can see, hear, touch, taste and smell, where it spoke to our finite understanding in finite terms, I fully expected things to line up...within AND without: The creation, the flood, the geneologies, the history of nations,… Continue
Added by Scott Popejoy on April 1, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I actually never read it, and I'm quite curious what bullshit I might read...
I wanted to find the bible I had back in primary school (I don't think it is a childrens version), but I couldn't find it, neither here, neither at my parents place...
So I looked for something online. I choose the roman katholic version because it's most common here, and I chose to read it in german for better understanding. (My german is way better than my english).
I do not even have the intention to… Continue
Added by Syrus TheVirus on March 21, 2010 at 3:00am —
Free Will and the Bible
Some assert that man has free will. Some assert that all is determined. Some say (as I do) that free will is compatible with determinism. The debate has raged, unabated, for millennia.
Clearly, an interceding God presents problems for free will. However, a cosmic God - a Creator who does not intervene in human affairs - might be compatible with free will if he keeps his omniscience and omnipotence to himself. I,… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on March 3, 2010 at 8:30pm —
From Superstition Free
It's back to Old Testament law this week. It seems that you have to threaten people with horrible things to keep them on the straight and narrow and God is no exception. He speaks to us through his prophet Moses, warning us what will happen if we don't keep his legalistic, nit-picky rules.
The list of God-caused misfortunes is lengthy and found at… Continue
Added by Robert Madewell on February 10, 2010 at 9:00pm —
I'm an atheist. Why do I have all these bibles? I need room on my bookshelf for THE GOD DELUSION.
My great-grandmother's bible is in Norwegian; I can't even read it. It's a small, worn hardback version with her signature on the first blank page; 'Mrs. Ed Hendrickson'. She was already with child when she came to the United States to marry him in the late 1800's. I imagine her great relief, signing that book, "Mrs.Ed Hendrickson" I keep this bible because it holds her signature and a… Continue
Added by Secular Sue on February 9, 2010 at 1:30am —
From Superstition Free
This week's Bible absurdity is a translation goof that sounds very funny in Modern English. I am quite aware of the context of the verse, but it still sounds halarious. Other tranlations have corrected this booboo, but the KJV preserves it in all its divinely inspired glory.
Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord:… Continue
Added by Robert Madewell on February 5, 2010 at 12:30pm —
If I had a dime for every time a Christian told me that, “You Just Don’t Understand the Bible,” I would be a rich man. Maybe they are right and I really don’t understand the Bible. That is certainly a strong possibility.
Please read the rest of this Artictle
Feel free to comment.
Added by Staks Rosch on February 2, 2010 at 10:40am —
In The Name Of the Whip, and of the Flail and of the ...OUCH THAT HURT!
Can it really be said that one who locks himself away in a room, takes a whip or a flail that he has hanging in his closet, kneels or sits and begins beating himself is psychologically healthy? Is it not a sign of distress? Would it not be thought of as a 'cry for help', if you will allow me the cliche, to cause your self physical harm because of an… Continue
Added by Mark on January 30, 2010 at 7:37am —
Mehmet Ali Agca is the Turkish gunman who shot but failed to assassinate Pope John Paul II in 1981. On January 18 2010 he is due to be released from his prison in Ankara.
"For around 30 years I have been staying in cells on my own. I experienced hell on earth. But in spite of everything I am well. I feel good in myself both physically and psychologically," he said. Many have questioned this self-diagnosis as Agca seems to be on a quest to anoint himself as the new… Continue
Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 14, 2010 at 8:06pm —
This is directed at our friends on the "otherside".
Source: Reality Is My Religion
The Bible contradicts reality. It says that things happened when they didn’t really happen. It also claims things didn’t happen when they did. This isn’t mere opinion, this is demonstrable. And among that, it contradicts itself with the details anyway. So when the… Continue
Added by Peter Harrison on January 6, 2010 at 4:00pm —