Okay, I'm jumping the gun a little here. Even for Australia, if only by twelve hours or so. But in the usual bout of New Year's nostalgia and contemplation I was compelled to go back to the very first time I became properly angry about religion - the point where I first arrived at the edge of agnosticism and glanced into the depths of proud, firmly-realised anti-theism. As 2010 looms (no... that makes it sound foreboding. But "dawns" is a bit too flowery, and premature in any case), I am moved… Continue
Added by Fox Lee on December 30, 2009 at 8:05pm —
Inspired by a discussion with a Christian friend of mine and this video:
This is a continuation of the argument presented in the video. When presented with this argument most theists will argue that Adam and Eve did know good and evil or that they simply knew not to disobey God, and that should have been enough. However, upon closer examination of Genesis, I don't think either of these arguments hold up. You see, I don't think that God's words are clear… Continue
Yeah, that's right! I'm one of those godless heathen non-believers, and I say that your holy book is full of inaccuracies! It's not historically reliable at all, let alone divine and inerrant! Contrary to what all those hard-line conservative fundamentalist wackaloons think, it actually contains numerous-
Some of the conservative nut-jobs are with me on this? Those same freakazoids who believe the universe was created 6,000 years ago based on a… Continue
I was trawling though eBay last night and saw the same children's bible my mum got me as a child. I remember there being very nice illustrations in it. So I thought, wouldn't it be great to buy it and modify it a little? Imagine: the Flying Spaghetti Monster blessing the Virgin Mary while Gabriel presents her a microwave lasagne. The Flying Spaghetti Monster visiting his wrath on... well, all the people who had wrath visited upon them in the bible (that's a hell of a lot of people). FSM… Continue
You can't say I don't tackle the Big Important Topics here. In this one post, I'm going to cover the entire foundation of almost every religion in the history of ever, the pillar on which all theology is founded, and the subject over which perhaps more hours of scholarly work and profound philosophising has taken place over the centuries than any other. The one elusive, ethereal concept whose significance has plagued the most enlightened and… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 31, 2009 at 1:47pm —
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
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.
Me: Hi Ben. A friend of mine is very ill. I'm starting to wonder what happens to us when we die.
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
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.
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 —
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.
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
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.
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!!!
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
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.
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
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