All Blog Posts Tagged 'judaism' (9)

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

My Atheism Doesn’t Need Evolution

Atheists are often portrayed as die hard believers in evolution, and atheism is quite often portrayed as being dependent upon believing in the validity of evolution. But you know what? Some people, such as myself, did not need to rely on Darwin to steer our courses off the path of religion and onto the path of reason.

 

Consider:

 

The bible was not created by a god nor inspired by the word of any god. It was written by a number of people who tried…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Apologists of Circumcision

The Columbus, Ohio newspaper, The Republic, just today printed the story Religion: Battle Over Circumcision, describing the battle that is erupting in San Francisco over a November 8 ballot that would ban male circumcision. While much of the article tries to distract readers from the issue by making reference to Foreskin Man and how it incites the anger of religious groups like Jews. I think the real issue is not what the author of “Foreskin Man” is up to, but the fact that there is an…

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Added by Brian Bridson on July 15, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

The Jews Killed Jesus - Christianity's Biggest Lie?

i was just watching this video on youtube, "the hidden jesus" where a christian theologian explores other religions with stories similar to the jesus story.


what got my attention was in part six where he makes the claim that "for the last 2000 years christianity and judaism have been at war over jesus. why? because of what some consider christianity's biggest lie."…


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Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 6:11am — 1 Comment

Mondo Diablo Episode 267: Satan: The Lesser of Two Evils





Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks that one of the great injustices of the Christian religion is its portrayal of Satan as The Greatest Evil, which isn't even warranted by biblical standards. This week, I read these two essays:



http://www.religioustolerance.org/lenhardt01.htm…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 12, 2010 at 8:45pm — No Comments

Leaving the Fold - Hasidic Atheist kids

Not embeddable:



http://www.abc.net.au/compass/s2568296.htm



Follows young Hasidic Jews aged 18 – 25 in Montreal, New York and Jerusalem who decide they can no longer live in their ultra orthodox communities, so they venture into the secular world. To do so they have to turn their backs on their relationships with their parents and their siblings.

A film about spiritual journeys in the opposite direction; from…
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Added by Фелч Гроган on June 15, 2009 at 8:05pm — 5 Comments

Religion wants to be atheist/secular....?

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 — 3 Comments

waiting for armageddon

Speaking of doomsday, did you know we’re living in the end times? Yeah, I know, we’ve been living in the end times during the fall of Rome, the Dark Ages, Black Death and an invasion into Spain by Muslims as well as both world wars and the Cold War. But all the disasters, wars and epidemics are nothing compared to now. The end is almost here as it’s written in the Book of Revelations. Unlike the Mayan prophecy of 2012, the belief that we are the last generation on Earth isn’t just embraced by… Continue

Added by Greg F. on January 23, 2009 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

AND GOD MADE MAN IN HIS OWN IMAGE

So say the texts which Jews and Christians consider holy.



When you make something in your image you make it look like you, right? This would mean that the Jewish God responsible for the creation of man looks exactly like an ancient Jewish male.



This might need a little modification since there is some dispute over whether the creation god was Yahweh, El, a committee of Elohim gods or some combination of these. There is also the question of whether the responsible god was… Continue

Added by Rosemary LYNDALL WEMM on January 17, 2009 at 3:30pm — 15 Comments

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