All Blog Posts Tagged 'christianity' (102)

Symbolism and Propaganda

This may seem like a bit of a 'reach' for you kind reader, but I just had a thought I will probably play around with for a while.

While we know that Constantine's Chi Rho Christian symbol was this:

The earliest cross symbol was a pagan one like this:…

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Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 2, 2014 at 10:38am — 2 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

A New Snippet From "Christ's Rebellion"

The trip to Capernum had become disastrous. Looking over his shoulder beyond the massive crowd of would be students and desperately ill citizens who had traveled many miles to just touch Jesus’ robes, Judas saw a small detachment of town guards waiting for them. These…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 17, 2014 at 7:17am — No Comments

The Book Of Life

I have been often troubled by the many mortal human attitudes and behaviors many different deities have taken on in various holy texts. Petty emotions like jealously, bigotry, hate, anger, and lust, to name a few. All of these…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 13, 2014 at 9:59pm — 5 Comments

Refresher Course In Work Place Prosyletizing

Over the course of the past two weeks, I have undergone training courses at my new employer's office. Typically, you get to meet everyone you will be working with, and I had a couple days of shadow training. Essentially, I was riding along side my trainer, watching how she…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 8, 2014 at 9:03pm — 9 Comments

We Are Just Animated Pieces Of Meat

If you haven’t read the recent Daily Mail piece by A.N. Wilson, I would recommend you do so to follow along with what I am about to go on about. Some of you might already be familiar with his emotional appeal drivel for Christ and might be able to save yourself the agony of reading more of his…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Religious Propoganda In America

What is the difference between Islam's end times and that of…

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Added by Amanda Ashcraft on February 3, 2014 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

Finding Purpose Without Religion

A fellow Bunch member of mine, Ben Kervin, recently said he was "surprised" that he was feeling a lack of purpose thanks to his deconversion to atheism a couple years ago:

It's great to be free from the superstitious thinking I once had, but sometimes wonder how god belief gave me an overall…
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Added by Our Daily Train blog on July 7, 2013 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

The Diaries of Eve and Adam (Eve the World's First Scientist)

I just finished reading the personal diaries of Eve and Adam - you know, the original humans.  It would appear that Mark Twain discovered the original manuscripts and succeeded to translate the ancient hieroglyphs somehow (perhaps he used a top hat) and published them to the world.  I will be…

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Added by Godless Poutine on June 8, 2012 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Book Trailer: The Black Church - Where Women Pray and Men Prey by Deborrah Cooper

 

Coming May 30, 2012. For more information log onto http://www.womenpraymenprey.com. …

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Added by Deborrah Cooper on May 19, 2012 at 12:30am — 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

South Korean Enemy #1: Lady Gaga

Nevermind crazy pseudo-theocratic North Korean regimes that wish to invade them using incursion tunnels. Nevermind that this extremely isolationist rogue state has nukes and rocketry advanced enough to deliver certain nuclear incineration death anywhere in their country.

Some South Korean…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 24, 2012 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Note To Self: Giving Christian Street Preachers Fake Money Bible Tracts Makes Them Mad

I found a fake bill Bible tract last summer and blogged about it.  I had it on hand and figured a Christian preacher would appreciate it.  

Here's the calculus that unfolded in my mind.  I figured I didn't need the bill any more and this guy was preaching to people on the street.  No good…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 11, 2012 at 3:53pm — 4 Comments

Teaching Religious Mythology 3: Easter, Passover & The Pagans

Editor's Note: I threw out my back awhile back and ended up in a hospital waiting room yesterday, so I wasn't able to get this post out then.  Better late than never.

The complex of beliefs and rituals surrounding Easter and passover make it so complicated and strange that the farther I go from religion the more it confuses the hell out of me.  During my Catholic youth, I…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 9, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Christianity's Holy Symbol if Jesus (Supposedly) Came At Another Time in History

Well today's Good Friday when we're all reminded by Christians about the bloody crucifixion of the almost certainly fictional Jesus Christ.  So I thought I would write a seasonal piece about the topic that disregards why…

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Added by Godless Poutine on April 6, 2012 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

Teaching Religious Mythology 2: Battle of Jericho

Back in February I made the first post (Teaching Religious Mythology 1: Noah's Ark) of what I intend to be series on introducing different religious stories to kids and what resources are out there to help accomplish…

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Added by Godless Poutine on March 20, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Why I Am An Atheist, ten plus one!

First of all, I am who I am!  I will not, by godlessdamn, be anything other than myself. 

Second, I have little to loose.  I played the games, faked the faces, but I never could really hide who I am.  I became disliked, sometimes ridiculed, very often ignored, but because I have always believed in a few things very strongly, things like ethics and truth, and I stood up for them rather than…

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Added by Ted Gresham on February 22, 2012 at 1:54pm — 4 Comments

If I Were A Christian...

If I were a christian I could pick whatever kind of beliefs I wanted and then choose a church and jump in.  I'd have plenty to do.  There'd be friends to spend time with. 

If I were a christian I could be eccentric or different and still find a niche where I belong.

If i were a christian our house would often be filled with guests, people showing up just to talk, people hanging around when there's trouble, people to listen when I need someone to talk to.

If I were a…

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Added by Ted Gresham on February 16, 2012 at 10:34am — 5 Comments

You Do the Math

With the rise of Evangelical Christianity in the United States a corresponding increase in finger pointing and blame claiming that the country is in moral decline accompanied it. The usual culprits for the fingered for the alleged deterioration are liberals, non-Christians and unbelievers, but a look at the numbers show the source may be a closer to home.



Without a doubt Christianity is the dominant religion in the United States comprising 75 percent of the population. Christian… Continue

Added by Donald R Barbera on February 6, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Moving to God's Country - Cross Post

This is a cross-post from the Think Atheist site from around a week ago

Just moved to West Virginia. Among the standard frustrations of moving, I chose the occasion to read the local paper (thankfully online), and ran across this gem in the Letters to the Editor section: Jesus is the reason for a Christmas…

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Added by Jeffrey Samuelson on December 10, 2011 at 7:42am — 11 Comments

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