All Blog Posts Tagged 'bible' (91)

This annoys me to no end

Why do theists think that quoting the bible will change our minds? It obviously didn't already and its not going to. It has no rock hard evidence of anything.

They use scare tactics to get us believe -- saying we're going to Hell for not believing. What do they honestly expect us to do? Say "oh, you're treating me like a gullible child so I better shape up and listen to you." No. It's like their telling us "If you don't believe in Santa, you won't get any presents." Only, there are no… Continue

Added by Hekate Moon on July 19, 2009 at 4:47pm — 3 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

Chatting with a Mormon Missionary: Take 6

I'm posing once again as a man, "Aaron" today. Aaron's topic of questioning is the great mystery: Death.



You are speaking live with Ben, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Information provided in this session is to provide assistance only and is not an official statement of the Church.



Ben: hello



Me: Hi Ben. A friend of mine is very ill. I'm starting to wonder what happens to us when we die.



Ben: that is a great… Continue

Added by Angie Jackson on June 28, 2009 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Bible Study

Well, in school I have recently attended a few Bible Study classes just out of pure interest. During most of I I could barely stop myself from laughing, but today however, I was fuming. The teacher was talking about how the Bible was the infallible word of God and that they were God's instruments, she also commented on how "secular-humanists" A.K.A. Atheists are close minded and seek simple Earthly pleasures to fill the void left by their lack of faith in God. I just wanted to yell, especially… Continue

Added by SayNoToTheism on June 5, 2009 at 12:35am — 5 Comments

Religion: The Ultimate Con

Why?



This simple question I have heard asked by many people about Catholic's and Christian's drive to to see their views of how people should live imposed on all Americans -- one can even say, as made clear by ex-President Bush's war in Iraq and war-like rhetoric of "evil countries," imposed on the world.



Why?



Ex-Vice President Dan Quayle put it this way to a teen interviewing him and asked the quite adult question about allowing abortion in the case of incest:… Continue

Added by Ga on May 28, 2009 at 8:45am — No Comments

MRFF Responds to Military's Denial that U.S. Troops are Proselytizing Muslims

MRFF Responds to Military's Denial that U.S. Troops are Proselytizing Muslims

By Chris Rodda



This is taken from Talk 2 Action and here is their web site.

http://www.talk2action.org/story/2009/5/5/133344/8582





As expected, the U.S. military quickly denied that the video released on Sunday by Al Jazeera is evidence that our troops proselytizing Muslims in Afghanistan, claiming that what was shown in the video was an isolated incident, and that the… Continue

Added by Rick on May 6, 2009 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Truth: still scarier than fiction

I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.

Read the full article here, on my blog.

Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Lisa vs. bible beaters; 5:30p; Starbucks

A few minutes ago there was a knock at the door. I usually don't answer the door - it's always bible beaters. Well, it was. :-D

They said I was the first atheist they had come across. We talked for a few minutes and they were interested in setting up a time to meet and talk further. I'm meeting them when my shift ends today at starbucks... this is going to be FUN!!!

Added by Lisa Hamilton on April 24, 2009 at 10:06am — 7 Comments

Eliseo Soriano’s Imaginary Argument

If you’re a Christian or to be specific a member of Eliseo Soriano’s “Ang Dating Daan” or ADD for short, chances are you’ve already read Soriano’s triage against atheism.



Using Soriano’s blog post (The Claim That There Is No God Is An Escape From All Realities), well what can I say…maybe instead of making a rebuttal I think it would be fitting to make an article… Continue

Added by John Paraiso on April 10, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Bikini

The research presented by Susan Fiske, professor of psychology at Princeton University is now being used by both Christians and Muslims to justify their abhorrence with the bikini bathing suit.



Psychologist Susan Fiske of Princeton University discourages women to wear bikinis after she discovered that men look at scantily clad ladies as objects.



According to this Christian… Continue

Added by John Paraiso on April 10, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

My new favourite nutjob

Yet again, making the line between satire and fundamentalism even blurrier... I present the Brother Steve Winter's Winterband. Just listen to the lyrics before following the link - guaranteed awesomeness.



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Shame, shame, shame



I Corinthians 14: 34, 35



34: Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith…
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Added by Фелч Гроган on March 20, 2009 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Brainwashing and Out Of The Mouth Of Babes

This was a response to another earlier blog and I though I'd just put it out there for those that came out of religion after brainwashing their own children.



When I left the Jehovah's Witnesses my kids were 8 and 6 years old. They were fully brainwashed already. My son was able to go to the doors with me and give a 6 minute sermon including the reading of a couple of scriptures. My daughter was six and about to start doing her own sermons at the door. My little girl would be warning… Continue

Added by Ravenone on March 18, 2009 at 9:05am — 12 Comments

Awkward moment...

My wife and I come home today after class and find a package on the porch. Having not yet ordered my books for next quarter I was puzzled as it was addressed to me with a "care of" my Father. I inspected the box and saw "Christian Bookstores" plastered all over the sides. "Uh oh." I muttered.



Contained within along with an apologetic note for missing our wedding... a gift from my Uncle and Aunt on the east coast.







Personalized with our names and… Continue

Added by Joshua Dolan on March 5, 2009 at 11:24pm — 3 Comments

Fuck church...

I was forced to go to church until I was 16. Every sunday I got dressed up in ridiculous, uncomfortable clothes and forced to waste a perfectly good sunday listening to a grueling marathon of religious rhetoric and human psycho babble.



The church of jesus christ of latter day saints was the bane of my young existence. In terms of churches it has to be the worst one. The Sabbath starts out with something called 'Sacrament' which is an hour meeting where members of the congregation… Continue

Added by Starless Amok on March 5, 2009 at 1:13am — 4 Comments

The virgin Mary wasn't a virgin....

Taken from my blog:



Later this week my religion class is going to be "debating" whether or not Jesus was born of a virgin. I of course am going to say he wasn't, and as practice thought I'd run through my reasons here.



What I think it comes down to is probability. Which is a more probable explanation for crop circles?



A) Aliens with super advanced technology that allows them to travel MILLIONS of light years… Continue

Added by Dustin Sanders on March 2, 2009 at 12:59pm — 9 Comments

Religion wants to be atheist/secular....?

It seems to me that the religious people, the thinking religious people who attempt to argue for their religion, do so by convincing the unbelieving listener that he is just like them. He begins to speak of the "mercy" of his religion, he speaks of how "Moses" was concerned with mankind, or that Muhammad freed the women of Arabia.

My point is: if you really believe that Islam or Judaism is REALLY the right way, then why would you apologise for it by attempting to adjust to a more secular… Continue

Added by Apostate Muslim on February 27, 2009 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Is Rupert Murdoch God?

This section is gonna focus on a quintessential aspect of British culture but one that strangely but completely shares the same principles and creates the exact same negative sociological effects as…well, i’ll get to that later, but this blog is all about that Great British Icon…The Sun…that’s the newspaper, not the really hot planet…just so you know…good.



The Sun is quite an enigma really. It has the highest circulation of any Daily English language newspaper in the world. It has… Continue

Added by coughlan666 on February 21, 2009 at 10:01pm — 2 Comments

Nutjobs that blame disasters on godlessness - a different approach

You've probably heard that the southern OZ firestorm was caused, obviously, by our liberalisation of abortion laws. I'm trying a different tack with these maggots. I think this is a good approach for any nutjob that chooses to associate tragic disasters with godlessness -



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To: inquiries@catchthefire.com.au



I would like to personally thank you for the following article -



"Media Release - Abortion Laws To Blame For Bush…
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Added by Фелч Гроган on February 15, 2009 at 7:56pm — 5 Comments

"objective" morality and ugly christians. . .

From time to time, I may post a short blog detailing problems with theistic world-views. These posts are meant to be rants that exist largely for my pleasure. They are also meant to be non-technical and easy to follow, so you won't find a lot of philosophical mumbo-jumbo here. I hope you enjoy them.



One of the recurring arguments you will hear from theists [especially Christians it seems] is that without an external law-giver we can have no "objective" morality. For the sake… Continue

Added by jc morrison on January 23, 2009 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Poll - Which Other Books Should President Obama Swear On?

As expected, Barack Obama did have to swear the Oath of Office a second time, this time in a more intimate setting with just a few of the press corp. However, some Americans may feel the new President has made yet another blunder by not swearing on the Bible. Amazingly, given the God-squad in America, not a bible was found anywhere near the swearing in. As the TimesOnline reported, one blogger snarled "Expect a third oath when bitter small town gun- and Bible-toting America finds… Continue

Added by Richard Mankiewicz on January 23, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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