Atheist Exile's Blog – March 2009 Archive (4)

Epilepsy: The Origin of Islam

Has a major branch of history been determined by one man's bout with epilepsy? I think so!



Epilepsy Toronto has, on its web page, a list of famous people who have had epilepsy. The idea of the list is that epilepsy doesn't need to stand in the way of achievement. On that list - along with such luminaries as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joan of Arc, Napoleon and Newton - was Muhammad. Well, you guessed it . . . the incendiary email this organization received from indignant Muslims, prompted… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on March 30, 2009 at 2:02am — 7 Comments

The Origin of Belief?

There are many theories about belief in God.



One recent theory is the "God Module". The God Module was discovered when researchers tried to understand why certain epileptics experience deeply moving spiritual experiences during, and between, epileptic seizures. It appears that the seizures occur adjacent to an area of the brain, called the "God Module". The God Module allegedly predisposes us to transcendent feelings. It supposedly developed as a survival mechanism. By giving us a… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on March 28, 2009 at 4:00am — 11 Comments

When Christians come a-knockin'

I love it when Christians come a-knockin’ at my door. I always invite them in and serve them refreshments. Then I turn the proselytizing table on them.



One time, 2 young Mormon women came a-knockin'. They were both very attractive, polite and wholesome. One of them was black. I asked her why she chose to be a Mormon when the Book of Mormon contains insulting bigotry against black people. Here's the verse I'm referring to:



2 Nephi 5:21…

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Added by Atheist Exile on March 27, 2009 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

One Less Religion

We know and can prove that man creates gods: we've created them thousands of times, all over the planet. However, the opposite is not knowable or provable. There's no reason to inject the supernatural into reality: but if you insist, then the proposition that God created man is, at best, pure conjecture – NOBODY knows anything about the supernatural. Period. Never have and never will. Anybody who claims otherwise is lying or delusional. That’s a fact.



The fact that man has created… Continue

Added by Atheist Exile on March 26, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

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