So I'm in a bit of a quandary.
I'm getting married in July to a beautiful woman who I would label as a Deist and we are being married by her hometown preacher. Her family still goes to church with him as their pastor, so there is a personal connection and reason to use him to officiate the wedding. That's fine with me because I'd rather be married by a family friend than by a stranger, even if he represents a religious belief that I do not…Continue
Growing up, I was never a very religious person. My family didn't go to church and no one really ever talked about God. Therefore, my journey into atheism was pretty easy and uncomplicated by prior beliefs and family blow-back. As such, I feel it is hard for me to understand what people mean as a "personal relationship" with God. I, being a rational person, always assumed this to have a figurative meaning where people didn't ACTUALLY talk to God and hear him talk back. Instead I thought of…Continue
Some featured videos on Youtube, and suprisingly I noticed an ad for it on this web site, involves the "I'm a Mormon" campaign. If you're not familiar, and I myself am only going off of memory, the Mormon church is attempting to advertize that they aren't a bunch of looney bins; just regular people. In an attempt to revamp the church's image, they have a wide range of people from varying backgrounds describe their life in one or two minutes and at the last moment...throw in that they also…Continue
Free will is an interesting topic that you don't see many atheists talking about when arguing against the validity of the god of the Bible. However, I personally, used it as a springboard into atheism and think that others should learn a little bit about the lack of existence of free will. Let me explain.
Free will does not exist if people cannot act and could not have acted any other way than they do. However, free will appears to exist because there is an illusion that we…Continue
Something that really bothers me is the lack of responsibility Christians are required to show for their actions. The whole idea is that as long as you believe in Christ, no matter what you have done, you will get into heaven. As long as you get away with crimes while here on earth, you will never EVER be held accountable for what you have done.
What does this mean? It means God doesn't really give a crap if you follow his commandments or live as Jesus has asked. He's going…Continue