I suspect that the thought of eternal damnation is the psychological 'elephant in the room' for Christians. In my travels and discussions, Christians seem to be at their most evasive when questioned about Chez Lucifer, and they seem to never raise the subject.
They never discuss Hell, and I suspect the thought is really too traumatic for them to even entertain.
Added by Andrew Bradford Hoke on July 14, 2014 at 7:05am —
‘The atheist, by merely being in touch with reality, appears shamefully out of touch with the fantasy life of his neighbors.”
“Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light on this world can alone help us.”
Followers of the riveting “Zachary’s Brain” series of posts will remember that Zach is my 7-year-old stepson, whose task of configuring the world –… Continue
Added by Alan Perlman on November 3, 2012 at 8:47pm —
So, today I was talking to some of my christian friends and religion came up. One of my friends didn't know for sure my position about it and when it became clear that I'm an atheist, she said she was sad for me, and it made me think of my time as a believer, especially when she asked me why I didn't believe, she said "Min, it is so easy, you just gotta believe"... But really, when I was a believer it wasn't "just believing", no. I felt guilty about things that I know now are perfectly… Continue
Added by Yasmin Trindade on June 6, 2012 at 11:00pm —
Clips compiled by Everything is Terrible
1-Chilling Shilling in 3D
Hot Blood * Sex Me
Verne Langdon * Depression
Nico * My Only Child
Mills Blue Rhythm Band * Devil in the Moon
A Village funeral
4-Escape From Hell
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on October 30, 2011 at 12:04am —
Sure, God probably gets all of the jokes here. How about everyone's second favorite imaginary place?
Added by Edwin Rivera on August 31, 2011 at 12:36pm —
"In a world that is really upside down, the true is a moment of the false."- Guy Debord, Society of the Spectacle
What is an interesting quandary amid Christians is the heaven factor. It appears everyone wants to go; however, no one's in a rush to get there; a spark of revelation; could be.… Continue
Added by Robert Affinis on August 23, 2011 at 2:01pm —
When a theist starts to babble on about how god is moral there are a lot of ways to shut them up. One of my favorites is to talk about hell. at a first glance hell seems like jail, a place where evil people go. But when you think about it you can make hell seem not moral without even using the bible agents the… Continue
Added by fullmetal atheist on May 17, 2011 at 3:43pm —
The Christian doctrine of hell as found recorded in the Bible (much of it from the lips of Jesus himself, sorry Bill Maher) is a punishment that cannot possibly fit any crime committed by any finite human being on this earth in their short… Continue
Added by Ben on May 14, 2011 at 5:38pm —
Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:34pm —
Religion easily has the best bullshit story of all time. Think about it.
Religion has convinced people that there’s an invisible man…living in the sky.
He watches everything you do every minute of every day.
And the invisible man has a list of ten specific things he doesn’t want you to do.
And if you do any of these things, he will send you to a special place, of burning and fire and smoke and torture and anguish for you to live forever, and suffer, and burn, and scream,… Continue
Added by Surya on January 18, 2011 at 2:00pm —
There is a well-known thought problem called X(z)eno's Paradox, or the Dichotomy Paradox. The essential base of Xeno's dichotomy is what I allude to, while the basic conclusions and premises behind the argument I push aside as they are not relevant.
The dichotomy is this, to travel any… Continue
Added by goodthink on October 5, 2010 at 11:25pm —
I've written a piece at Life Without a Net about heaven
. For any of you folks who enjoy discussions with Christians, you might find this a helpful tool for re-framing and thinking critically about the concept of heaven and hell. Here's an excerpt:
Added by Hambydammit on October 5, 2010 at 7:18pm —
Taken from my blog: http://godlesspaladin.wordpress.com/
It seems to me that a lot of religious people are confused as to what exactly is a choice and what it means to be able to choose freely.
A choice in it's most basic form is when you are presented with two or more options on how to proceed and you must pic one.
There is a major difference, however, between a free choice and an unfree… Continue
Added by Dustin Sanders on June 15, 2010 at 3:30am —
Second part of the Estus Pirkle 2-parter. And, Alleee goes on a RANT!
Negativland * Christianity is Stupid
Christine Laume * Une Fille Libre
Everything is Terrible
Michel Legrande and the London Symphony Orchestra * Theme and Variation for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on May 6, 2010 at 6:48pm —
I tend to get a lot of e-mails from angry fundamentalist Christians. There is a particular type of e-mail that I get often. This type is usually short and usually informs me that the Christian will enjoy watching me being tortured or burning in Hell for all eternity. Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on May 3, 2010 at 11:00am —
If you search on Google for "Sheikh Ahmed Ali" you find two videos on the first page, of which the following is one. This kind of sermon -- in a Mosque in Britain -- is clearly designed to scare young Muslims into being religious (to avoid God's punishment). In Islam there are many forms of punishment awaiting sinners and disbelievers. These include difficulties/calamities in this world, punishment of the grave
Added by Murtad Fitri on April 30, 2010 at 7:00pm —
Estus Pirkle presents the REAL reason to believe: because God is some kind of horrible monster who created a system where people who go to the wrong Christian church end up burning and have constant diarrhea due to intestinal parasites--which is interesting because there are already people in the "wrong church" who are already dying of constant diarrhea. So maybe those hippies who said "hell is here on… Continue
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 30, 2010 at 7:03am —
From Not My God
I have missed this blog! Between winter holidays, Andy getting badly injured, planning a wedding and miscellaneous happenstances, I haven’t posted in a while, though I religiously (heh, heh) have posted every Thursday.
It’s no secret that I have big love for the HBO series Big Love, which I discussed in my posts about Mormonism. The opening credits end with Bill, the husband, meeting… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on January 14, 2010 at 11:18am —
I wrote this blog on Myspace, intended for christians to read. I have posted it here to help other newly converted atheists in their quest for helping other theists to realize that God, in the biblical term, cannot exist.
Below are a series of questions. These are questions that I had asked toward the end of my christianity, and was never given a good answer for any of them. I challenge other believers in a god to ask these questions as well. If these questions could be… Continue
Added by Jasyn Taylor on December 22, 2009 at 10:47pm —
If you aren't familiar with Pascal's Wager, it essentially argues that you should believe/honor/flatter God if only to hedge your bets. If you're wrong and there's no afterlife, nothing lost. But if you don't believe/honor/flatter and God's punitive afterlife turns out to have been real, boy won't you be sorry! It's like the Lotto: You can't win if you don't play.
On the face of it that actually makes a lot of sense. I for one would rather not spend eternity burning in hell, so… Continue
Added by Jo Jerome on December 6, 2009 at 1:47pm —