So, I'm making a new podcast about The Ten Questions

...but they may not be exactly the Ten Questions you all have seen or heard. I took these Ten Burning Questions every intelligent Atheist must answer yadda yadda from Lifeway: Biblical Solutions for Life. Yeah, I know, it sounds like Landmark Education or that scam thing from this week's Mentalist.

I don't really know what it is: here, let me check...


...looks like a moneymaking scheme/bible study seminar thing from some fashion victim named Beth Moore. Truly a Church for the Nineties..I mean for the new Millenium. An e-Church. Whatever.The first audio file I found costs you four bucks. There's also "worship software" you can buy for 20 bucks a month plus 2 bucks a song download. Only 200 dollars a year to plan your services! Whee!

Anyway, the questions. They are what you'd expect: GROSS misrepresentation of some kind of imagined "atheist worldview." Anyone here know exactly what "the" "atheist worldview" is? Hell, Bob, I don't even know what my worldview is half the time. It tends to change. That must mean I'm evil.

Anyway, I spent a couple hours answering the questions off the top of my head--swear to Bob, I didn't cheat, though it wouldn't have been so bad if I had. I mean, check information from the internet. Because that must be my God. The internet IS MY GOD!!!

I'm not sure why they insist there must be an "ultimate" answer or basis to everything. The strangest thing about that is that anything ultimate has something to do with being dead. They really like the dead thing. Death and blood. Blood and death and flesh and tongues and stuff like that--swear to Bob, I read it in some hymnals or something. (I swear at Bob a lot.)

Here: check out this question:

Meaning
In the atheist worldview we are products of time, chance, and blind forces - there is no objective meaning and value to our human existence. Yet our deepest longing is for our lives to count for something. We intuitively know that humans have rights and dignity.
Does life really have no point other than what you pretend for your own sake? Will you say, like atheist philosopher Albert Camus, that the only serious question is "suicide?" What values and purpose will you instill in your children? Will you be honest with them, or will you borrow ideas from some non-atheistic belief system so as not to disappoint?


I countered that Christianity is the nihilistic viewpoint, not mine. Guess you'll have to tune in and hear it when it's done this weekend. You can check my page for the rss update, or check the player applet.

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Comment by Buffy on April 1, 2009 at 9:43pm
Atheist worldview? Why is it that those nutjobs always manage to turn "I don't believe in gods" into some longwinded pile of nonsense "atheist worldview".
Comment by Rev Hellbound Alleee on April 1, 2009 at 7:28pm
I don't know a lot about Landmark, but I heard there was a big murder scandal. I thought about it because I just watched "The Mentalist" and it was about a business success seminar using hypnotism, and of course there was a murder mystery involved. The second they went into the building, I thought "Landmark!"
Comment by zeeman barzell on April 1, 2009 at 7:11pm
Interesting that you mention the Landmark Forum. It has run rampant here in the LA entertainment industry. It's like Scientology without the spaceships. Wondering if that's something worth discussing here at A/N, seeing as it is not based in the supernatural. I guess I'd use the term "cult" rather than "religion" for that lot. It's just as controlling as religion, however.

Anyway, bobbity, bob, bob to you.......
Comment by cj the cynic on April 1, 2009 at 6:31pm
I love the cheesy-ass names christians choose for their churches or "ministries". Lifeway? Come on, now.

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