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Article alert: It's about RELIGION, stupid!

I recommend to all my fellow heretics the cover story of this month's Atlantic.  "What ISIS Really Wants" makes it eminently clear that def…

Started by Alan Perlman

35 Jul 19
Reply by Ian Meaden

Did the gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John meet Jesus?

I know the Jesus that we atheists know is most likely just a myth but I would like to find out if, and only if, Jesus did exist (the man, n…

Started by Tezzie

65 May 12
Reply by Dr. Allan H. Clark

Josephus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

There seems to be general agreement that the Dead Sea Scrolls were buried around the time of the Jewish Revolt of 66-73CE, but for some rea…

Started by Warren Smith

2 Apr 30
Reply by Warren Smith

More religious idiocy: encoded Bible cures

I like to ridicule the way religious people look to the Bible for morality (selectively, of course: modern people don't kill their children…

Started by Alan Perlman

38 Feb 3
Reply by Alan Perlman

Five Reasons to Doubt Jesus Christ Ever Existed: Arm at All Points!

"A growing number of scholars are openly questioning or actively arguing against Jesus’ historicity. Since many people, both Christian and…

Started by James M. Martin

117 Jan 30
Reply by Dyslexic's DOG

Biblical Scholar Posits OT God as 'Loving, Caring.'

I like to read about ANE (ancient Near Eastern) history, especially that part of it where the antecedents of our judeo-xian worldview can b…

Started by Bud the Wonderer

53 Nov 14, 2014
Reply by Bud the Wonderer

Because Men and Women Had Shameful Same Sex Lusts, God Created Them as Gay and Lesbian (Please Pick Me Up Off the Floor When I Quit Laughing)

Started by James M. Martin

35 Oct 6, 2014
Reply by Deidre

The Bible is Evil

This is a quote from Allen Watt.  One of the best speakers about religion on NPR.  If you don't believe me just read the book of Leviticus.…

Started by John Loq

181 Jul 28, 2014
Reply by Craigart14

Question for All Who Read This Posting

I admit ignorance of the finer points of Islamic belief and the Koran in particular. As you know, the N.T. contains a gospel that posits, a…

Started by James M. Martin

21 Jul 11, 2014
Reply by Luara

Surprised this never comes up re: homosexuality

Finally got a copy of the Skeptics Annotated Bible, and like to leaf through it at bedtime for a few minutes randomly. Of course I'm just r…

Started by Christine

8 Jul 10, 2014
Reply by Luara

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