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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
I've lived the last year in San Francisco CA and am about to move back to SC. I encountered the same argument for the bible here that i have in every country I've been in. "Because the bible says so". That's not an argument considering the bible is NOT a historic record. For the majority the gospels written about Jesus were written 100-200 years after he died. That is not a historic record. It is as much of a record as Of Mice and Men
. Studying actual historc documents there is no… Continue
Added by Adam Johnson on January 7, 2009 at 4:30am —
I am finally getting around to telling of how my atheism came to be. I guess it really did begin as a child. I must admit though that I have grown up in church surroundings and have not been an atheist all my life (or maybe I subconciously have been). I was christened as an infant in to the Catholic church, attended pre-school at a church, and have attended many churches growing up. I think I was more in love with the buildings and the architecture than god, or the idea of god. I think I just… Continue
Added by Leslee Love on January 6, 2009 at 12:39pm —
I wrote a post over at Heaving Dead Cats
. I did something wicked and I wanted to share it with everyone because it made me Blasphemously Happy. Here's a link to what I did. You decide how wicked it is:…
Added by Neece on December 30, 2008 at 11:30am —
Jesus Christ had seen many problems with Old religion Judaism as a young man of whom seemingly was a free thinker. Of who not only questioned his own religion but those of other surrounding cultures?
Israel was not cut off from the world traders from Asia and from the Roman empire would relate their own cultural beliefs when on their travels to and throw in the middle east. Greek philosophy and the philosophy’s of Asia would of course be a conversational norm in… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 17, 2008 at 8:36pm —
As out spoken Atheist we are always bitching about the stupid things we see in the Christian Bible (well I do, lol).
A few weeks ago I was thinking well look this guy Christ I can believe he walked on earth 2000 years ago. But magic no, I have seen how such tricks are done it’s all slight of hand, lol But of course I throw coins sometimes in to a wishing well and have a vague idea that I have a 1000000 to 1 chance of my wish to come true. Other than being the King of England of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus born 27 February 272 was the undisputed Roman Emperor from 306 to 324 to his death. He was the first Christian Emperor and in fact had a great deal to do with how the Christian religion was organized and its initial ceremonies.
In the year 313, he declared the Edict of Milan which proclaimed religious toleration throughout the empire.
First Council of Nicaea
He had great influence over the First Council of Nicaea and wanted… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on December 16, 2008 at 10:00am —
In July 2008 I wrote some articles to make my column and blog readers think each being presented as a piece of humor and a different slant as seen through this poor old atheist eyes. I now wish to share these small humorous articles with my new friends and audience on gather.com
The first deals with the problem of a second coming of the Christian savior Jesus Christ of whom I think as one of the worlds greatest philosophers.
I am the son of… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 27, 2008 at 1:15am —
It’s never ceases to amuse me that the following passage translated from the original old testaments the within the Jewish Bible, the torah has been adapted from its original meaning in most Christian publications of the Old Testaments
Isaiah Chapter 45.7 (Torah)
I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I am the LORD, that doeth all these things.
It of course highlights the fact that the Jewish author made a bold statement that God… Continue
Added by Robin Johnson-Perkins - Babel Fish on November 26, 2008 at 4:26am —
Why do atheists have a problem accepting the bible as the word of God? I think one example is the story of Noah and the flood
. Now I am not a big reader of the bible. I know for some atheists reading the bible was the catalyst that drove them to nonbelief. I am not as familiar with the bible as most so if I misunderstand the story of Noah feel free to correct me.
To summarize, for those even less familiar then me, God looks upon the… Continue
Added by Dennis on September 21, 2008 at 6:56pm —
“Someone ought to tell the truth about the Bible.” This was written by a man back in 1894. His name was Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll
and he was a Civil war veteran, an American political leader and an orator during the Golden Age of Freethought. Back in 1894 he wrote “About the Holy Bible
” which is a must read… Continue
Added by Neece on August 5, 2008 at 1:38pm —
So far my experience with Atheist Nexus has been all positive. :)
I've met some cool people and learned a lot of stuff too, mostly depressing political stuff that I've had to then blog
You know, of course, atheists are more intelligent than bible thumpers
, right? According to Richard Lynn and 2 other smart guys, we are.… Continue
Added by Neece on July 26, 2008 at 12:41pm —