All Blog Posts Tagged 'christian' (86)

NWO, Illuminati, Blood Moons, And Hot Dogs: Practicing Political Atheism While Living In A Zealously Theistic Country

It seems over the last decade we have more things to be afraid of.

Between the advent of engineered disease, and surreptitious attacks of mind boggling computer viruses that could potentially bring down banking systems globally, it would seem we need to look at everything we…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on August 17, 2014 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

OH MY!!!!! And I mean.. OH MY!!

So my girlfriend is studying to become a lay minister within her Church. I even helped her pay for a class.  She knows I’m an atheist and is fine with that. And I’m fine with the fact she is a Christian.

Well, during the class someone mentioned, yes..you know how…ATHESISTS….

Ya know what the instructor told the class.

Atheists tend to have and behave more “Christian” then the Christians.

That took a lot of people aback.

Kinds throws a different like on…

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Added by Rick on June 9, 2014 at 10:27pm — 6 Comments

Why You Can Be Certain Deities Do Not Exist

Whether you used to believe in Jesus or Yahweh, Mohammed or Allah, Krishna or Zeus, I can assure you that none exist. I will even take you further than that and guarantee they do not exist. It is all about your perception of the concept that a god/goddess is. Not a…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 22, 2014 at 6:23am — 3 Comments

Typical Xian 'We're Being Persecuted' Mentality, Ancient Middle East Edition

I have a big interest in the ancient Near East, and wish now that I'd become an Assyriologist, instead of a  sailor. Anyway, tonight I was reading some ancient Persian history, and came upon a description of some of the first xians in the ancient Middle East. This was in Persia, circa 400 CE. This entry was written from a xian perspective: "The Persian bishop of Susa, who was given to impetuosity, destroyed one of the fire temples of the Zoroastrians. Complaint being made to the king, the…

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Added by Bud the Wonderer on January 3, 2014 at 11:44pm — 3 Comments

Mean Spirits in Texas

With the exception of Alaska, Texas is the largest state in the Union and has a population of over 25 million. Texas also has the highest number of uninsured residents in the entire United States with over a fourth, or 6 million, of its residents lacking healthcare insurance.

Houston has the dubious distinction…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on October 27, 2013 at 7:09pm — 2 Comments

The day(s) the music died in Russia. Indeed time to tighten up the belts of freethinking folks! Secular USA or bust!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19297373



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19297373?print=true



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17 August 2012 Last updated at 13:46 ET

Pussy Riot members jailed for two years for hooliganism

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have been jailed for two years after staging an anti-Vladimir Putin…

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Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on August 17, 2012 at 2:43pm — 4 Comments

I really hate Jesus.

Okay usually you get people that just like "historic Jesus" or think the concept is neat, or like the happy feel good hippy junk he preached about.

But no, I cannot stand Jesus, not at all.



Why is this?

Well it can be summed up as: He is an inconsistent, hypocritical, asshole.



Without getting too theologically involved, lets take the trinity, in which you believe "God" and "Jesus" (not their actual names but the most frequently used aliases the followers use when…

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Added by Lexi on July 29, 2012 at 6:42pm — 2 Comments

Accelerated Christian Education

Private unaccredited religious education is really messed up. Two of the main reasons for sending ones children to such a school are 1. to isolate and indoctrinate, 2. to reform children who have been kicked out of public school. These go together well. When teaching their children how evil the outside world is they only have to point to the very troubled second group and say, "See them? That is how the world without God will make you". That is just from my experience and I do not have any…

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Added by Timothy Allman on July 26, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

Do You Have Any Questions For Missionaries or Atheist Charity Workers?

Dear reader,

I need your help and advice.

Awhile ago I heard about Seth Andrews' $30,000 Atheist Charity Drive. Before that I had heard about the Foundation Beyond Belief and other pre-existing secular charities.

While thinking about this, an idea entered my mind. Why not reach out to…

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Added by Godless Poutine on May 8, 2012 at 6:06am — No Comments

Religious Thinking and Simple Minds

I am treated as evil by people who claim that they are being oppressed

because they are not allowed to force me to practice what they do.” ~D. Dale Gulledge

 

 

Ignorance is our natural state: we were born that way. We learn what we know as…

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Added by Atheist Exile on April 13, 2012 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

If I Had A Million Dollars

Last night I went to my fridge to get some soy milk for my coffee (lactose doesn't agree with me) and I noticed a 1,000,000 dollar bill fridge-magneted to the door with all the other stuff.  I had put it there last summer after I found it while walking in the park near the river at the bottom of our street.  Young Christians were wandering the park with…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 4, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Introducing Myself

Hi Everbody,



I am a former fundamentalist evangelical protestant. I was used to carrying around quite a load of cognitive dissonance, being that I worked in a science field. I suspended my disbelief for about 15 years.



The events which finally made the difference was when cancer came to my family. My husband contracted brain and spinal cancer. Through the horrifying couple of years that ensued, I started to see through the assurances. I gradually started stripping away my… Continue

Added by Lana on September 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

When the philosophy undergraduates discover god...

This is my very first post on here so be very, very kind.  Maybe even sycophantic if you have it in you… ;-)

I've decided to post this in order to avoid having a drawn out and painful discussion with the original author of a Christian apology which, like arguing with a drunk teenager, is largely pointless and always entirely depressing.

The post in question was from someone called Templestream, a guy who was trolling on Atheist Revolution.  His theory was the typical drivel and…

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Added by Darren Taggart on July 30, 2011 at 5:31am — 6 Comments

Taking the Plunge

Once you've accepted Jesus into your heart, your next step is showing your obedience and symbolizing your rebirth through baptism.  The Christian denominations in which I grew up believed that baptism was only valid as a personal decision.  Some denominations practice infant baptism or sprinkling, but in the context of what I was taught that practice seems to have no significance whatsoever (except to…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 7, 2011 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Repeat After Me

Getting saved through Jesus Christ and receiving the Holy Spirit sounds like it would be a really big deal.  I mean, the sheer mechanics of opening up one's heart and having the Holy Spirit move in like a college kid moving into the dorms is difficult to wrap your head around.  Oddly enough, Christians seem to think it requires nothing more than the ability to repeat phrases told to you by another person.  This applies mainly to children who are too young to formulate a sentence based on the…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 6, 2011 at 10:03am — 2 Comments

The Evolution of Morality

I am attacked regularly for the supposed oxymoron in the name @Moral_Atheist. The claims are often like the following all from this last weekend.



From: @RonaldusMagnus1

there IS NO logical basis for morals in an evolutionist-atheist viewpoint. Nature takes it's course, no?



From: @clergywomen

& Moral Atheist IS AN OXYMORON…



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Added by Moral Atheist on July 6, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Born Christian?

I was indoctrinated into Protestant Christianity from birth and accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior at the ripe old age of four.  I don't remember much about my childhood but I still remember that evening and the place of worship in Panama we called "The Home."  It wasn't a formal church and I imagine it was more like what you would have seen in the Apostle Paul's day where believers gathered in homes to praise god together through song and prayer.

The Home was situated either…

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Added by Jon Willis on July 5, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Christian Music--Embedding Jesus in Your Head

Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Second Chapter of Acts, John Fischer, The Way, Oak Ridge Boys, Elvis, "Gospel," holy hymns, church choirs, "sacred" music, Young Life Songs and Creations spiral songbook. . .it was, and is, an endless composition of brain-saturation.  I listened to countless hours of it, went to concerts, bought the albums, met some of the "artists" like Stonehill, Fischer, Barry McGuire, Yohann Anderson and others.  Believe it or not, I once sang in an 8000-voice…

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Added by Chris Highland on June 11, 2011 at 10:26pm — 5 Comments

As a Christian

Xtians, Jews, Muslims (and I imagine other world religions) use speech that immediately casts a wedge between their religion and all other people (not just other religions). They casually throw out the phrase "As a Christian":

As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice. ...And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly, it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian…
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Added by TheOperative on May 6, 2011 at 7:10am — 1 Comment

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