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… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on June 11, 2011 at 10:26pm —
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… Continue
Added by TheOperative on May 6, 2011 at 7:10am —
After going through a dramatic break-up, a cousin of mine got in touch with me, and dropped some, much to my surprise, encouraging words of wisdom. The next day, this cousin sent me one of those texts that requires you to message 10 or so other people. It was something like "Deny your Heavenly Father Which is in Heaven, and He too will Deny You...Send this message to blah blah blah." I'm thinking how wise this cousin is, and how I'd probably stay in contact with her from now on because she… Continue
Added by C on January 22, 2011 at 11:30am —
Here is one example of pagan myth and Babylonian star lore in the New Testament from my book. This excerpt describes the action in Mark
“As Jesus continued his trip in this quadrant of the zodiac, he drove a herd of demon possessed swine into the sea. Jesus and his apostles crossed the sea from Pisces and headed for Gadara (or Gerasa,) deep in the lower left quadrant of the sky chart. They found a man possessed with demons in a graveyard. Jesus casts his legion… Continue
Added by Diana Agorio on October 1, 2010 at 9:00pm —
PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS!! I NEED FEEDBACK ON MY ATHEIST MEMOIRE IN PROGRESS!!
From time to time memories of my former life as a Protestant Christian come back. Some of them are pleasant, some unpleasant, others simply perplexing.
There is one that came to mind today that is still perplexing to this day.
Years ago, I had decided to confirm myself into the church, ironically, this was only a year before my dramatic… Continue
Added by Skycomet the Fallen Angel on September 9, 2010 at 8:05pm —
Added by Donald R Barbera on August 22, 2010 at 4:30pm —
In light of Chris Hitchens' bout with oesophageal cancer a proclaimed Christian fundamentalist took it upon himself to write a rather touching blog post in which he claims to pray for Hitchens' recovery. First of all, I believe that it should have remained a private matter as it was obviously politically motivated, but that's beside the point. At one point in his post he stated: "I know the irony is not lost on [Hitchens] that the same faith he so
ruthlessly savaged is the same faith that… Continue
Added by Michael D. on August 11, 2010 at 12:40am —
Free Speech and Stealth Evangelism
If you haven't seen this it is worth noting that a slick production called "Birth of Freedom" is being shown on some public television stations. This sectarian slaughter of both American and World History is appalling for its inaccuracies and not-so-veiled attempt to paint America once again as a Christianist nation. I would recommend… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on August 9, 2010 at 1:15pm —
A couple of months ago I posted here that I had decided to come out to my family (specifically my parents) as an atheist in a very indirect way - by inviting them to Facebook. They never joined, which means it's on to plan B - the direct approach.
This urge to finally get this over with stemmed from my father lashing out at me this past week because of my political views on the health care reform bill, and berating me to some extent for being a "liberal". I think the time has come to… Continue
Added by deletedsoul on August 5, 2010 at 10:00pm —
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 —
Something was brought to my attention a bit ago. Some Republican politician is trying to get a "Christian" prayer thing passed that says anything with a payer in the military has to be "Christian" or something along those lines...
Yet again another Goodie Two Shoes is trying to jack with the military because they think they can.
So, I have offered up my own prayer.....
I call it:The Military Secular Atheist… Continue
Added by Rick on May 27, 2010 at 10:13pm —
Added by Jake Andrews on March 16, 2010 at 12:30am —
I hear Christians tell me all the time that they are the true Christians and that other people who claim to be Christians but don’t agree with them one hundred percent are not true Christians. It’s the old “No True Scotsman” argument. Well, I searched the Bible and found that there is one very clear way to tell who is a Christian. Real Christians can’t sin!
Before I get into that I also want to point out that all the Christians who go around telling people that everyone is a sinner are… Continue
Added by Staks Rosch on February 25, 2010 at 9:06am —
People can say they believe in no Diety,
This often means a Rejection of a God of person
According to the Wikipedia only about 2.5 percent of the world population describe themselves as atheists. Another group of about 3 percent describe themselves as non theists.…
Added by Gary Epstein on February 24, 2010 at 5:30pm —
Sure, Tiger Woods should turn christian so that he will not be so all alone in being unfaithful to his wife. Seems lately that the christians have cornered a pretty good market on this issue.
Added by John Guerra on January 3, 2010 at 9:10pm —
My temper was recently set off early on the morning of Friday, December 11th, as I stopped at a local Chick-fil-A for breakfast.
What follows is the email correspondence between me and Chick-fil-A, starting with my complaint as entered on the contact form of Chick-fil-A's web site.
Subject: Chick-fil-A Web Form Message
I understand that Chick-fil-a is a business founded by and largely operated by Christians. This… Continue
Added by Aiden on December 24, 2009 at 1:06pm —
The biggest, most spectacular Christmas Episode Yet, and Davey & Goliath get to share in the wealth. Lucky Lutherans!
Davey & Goliath 1
Johnny "Bowtie" Barstow * Jingle Bells
Bobby Sabatino * I'm Gonna Hang up Mommy's Stocking
Davey & Goliath 2
Three Weissman * Schlepp the Halls with Loaves of Hallah
Comar * Pere Noel… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on December 24, 2009 at 10:29am —
The ACCC (The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) has released its findings on Mercy Ministries and Mercy Ministries Executives have admitted that have engaged in false and misleading conduct. I can understand now why Pastor Bryan Huston could not back on the door fast enough, if he got wind of this early. Hillsong overcame revelations of Pastor Frank Houston’s sexual abuse of young men and boys, but financial misconduct… Continue
Added by Sean the Blogonaut on December 16, 2009 at 2:00pm —