A quick follow up to my terse post to proffer my own views. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. I know that there is very little evidence to suggest that there was a historical Jesus and what little evidence does…"
"The Ehrman text that is most relevent to the question of the historical Jesus is, 'Jesus Apocalyptic Prophet of New Millennium'. Ehrman has also done a series of 24 lectures on this topic for the Teaching Company. Both the book…"
"I should probably add that unless people ask I don't usually bring it up... I tend to avoid ham handed segways into the god debate. However, I won't shy away from it, instead I wait until it’s brought up and when I do find…"
No persecution or negative impact job or career as far as I know. I don't put 'atheist' on my CV or applications (unless they ask in the monitoring forms) but I do state my interests, which include secular humanism as…"
"It's not something I would want to attend. I'd feel hypocritical and totally creeped out by it. Plus, I don't think I could contain my laughter or keep my mouth shut. It wouldn't necessarily be stain on your integrity if you…"
"Oops I didn't see the other replies... No worries mate, it's all good. They're just words to me. AFAIC atheists can use them all they want, it doesn't imply that they believe in the sky daddy. I think Jeff Dee said he uses…"
You might find this of interest but this is not really what is meant by 'taking the Lords name in vain'. What it means is swearing an oath in the lords name and not abiding by it. God is the title whereas Yahwe, for example, is the…"