All Blog Posts Tagged 'Christianity' (130)

Q&A: Jewish Atheist replies to Christian Atheist

In an email exchange, an old friend and fellow English-prof colleague wrote this:

"I know you're 'the Jewish atheist,' but don't you feel a strong sense of identification with the Jewish ethos, aside from religion? You've sought out Jewish wives, and friends to some degree could be, the way I might seek out writers as friends. I think of my former Catholicism not angrily but gratefully. When I grew up, I decided on my own that I didn't believe. But my Catholic education was excellent;…

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Added by Alan Perlman on May 2, 2013 at 12:23pm — 7 Comments

How Does Religion Inspire such Tenacious Dedication?

Recently I spoke with a theologian who holds a young-earth creationist viewpoint, and I was struck by his illogical dedication to his beliefs. It was apparent that he was not unintelligent: our conversation touched on a great variety of topics, including quantum physics, the origin of the universe, and modern astrophysical theories. He was clearly knowledgeable and scientifically aware -- apparently he…

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Added by Matt Skaggs on May 1, 2013 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

An insight on why I criticize Religion, and anything that's associated with it.

I don't agree to religion. It proves to be a great hindrance for anyone who would like to make strides in progressing forward.

If you think that you need to belief in a deity and a constructed set of beliefs passed down from history to pave you a path for self-control, then you're one of those people very frail of mind...something that you straight-away deny from the very start.

Religion can and will be criticized for any problems and wrongs that it contains. To consider it as…

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Added by Zohaib Javed on April 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Wealth, treasure and thrift in the Bible

So, I listened to a little bit of Dave Ramsey today on talk radio because, well, conservative talk is about the only option in East Tennessee, and I usually prefer talk with which I disagree compared with bad pop and worse rock. If you don't know who Dave Ramsey is, he's…

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Added by Our Daily Train blog on March 23, 2013 at 3:17pm — No Comments

The Battle for Zachary’s Brain V: Tears on His Pillow; The Consequences of Unbelief

“Do you know that many people believe in God?

They think God made the world and runs the universe.

Some people grow up and learn that God is JUST PRETEND like Santa.

But some people still believe God is real. . .

Some people believe in a god who gives rewards to favorite people.

They imagine a place called Heaven with gold and crowns and music and no pain or work.

Some people believe in a god…

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Added by Alan Perlman on February 9, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Started Reading "Lost Christianities" by Bart Ehrman...

I didn't expect it to be so funny!!

I've had (literal) laugh out loud moments (in public too!) 

Very very interesting.  And I can see now how it builds on works like "Jesus interrupted" - the revelation about the last 12 verses of Mark / Jesus being Angry / The Woman Caught in Adultery  - is just scratching the surface of the complexity in the world of beliefs prior to the New Testament actually being written.

This book is utterly fascinating.

Added by Richard Healy on February 9, 2013 at 3:05pm — 2 Comments

Mondo Diablo Episode 365: The Rise and Fall of God

This week's content comes to us from http://www.everythingisterrible.com/, from the DJ/collage artist Defenestrator III (look for his tag on the posts there). In honor of the great work he does for the collective, or whatever you would call the folks at Everything is Terrible, I will now be posting all my podcasts in 160 kbps. I don't think 82 megabytes…

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Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on January 10, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

The Bankruptcy of the Free Will Defense

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In the philosophical competition of worldviews many Christians use the "free will defense" as a way to excuse their god's apparent moral negligence in this world. Supposedly the value of free will is greater than whatever evils may result from establishing moral beings who have this opportunity to do both good and evil and suffer or profit as a result of it. I've taken the liberty of assembling all of my analysis of this popular move of theirs. Enjoy.…

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Added by Ben on December 21, 2012 at 9:10am — No Comments

How Far Will Zionism Go?

"My question to these people has been simply to ask how far will you go? The bible clearly promises Abraham all the land between the Nile and the Euphrates. That represents an absolutely ludicrous amount of territory for Israel to conquer and the logical conclusion of a prophetically informed expansionist policy is to annex significant portions of Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Egypt. "

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Added by John Remington on December 7, 2012 at 3:00am — 9 Comments

i will not drink the blood of a fool

when the glory of the lord shall shine

and blind men to his crimes

as the lies that he had promised me

would bind me to his tree

when all the angels in the dark

would brand me with the devil’s mark

i’d curse and cry with my last breath

‘i’ve still a half a bottle left!’

leave me alone, save someone else

i love my sinful, wicked self

take off from me this pit bull’s leash

save it for a pederastic priest

what good is my soul…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on November 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Don't Talk to Christians

Having a conversation, either on line or face to face, with a Christian is something all of us have endured. Just out of curiosity, can anybody point to an incident where they accomplished anything by doing so? I know I can’t, but maybe some of you have a higher tolerance for fools than me.

So why talk to them? Perhaps you are afraid that by not responding you concede the argument and they win by default. This appears to have merit until you examine the idea closer. The premise is you…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on November 4, 2012 at 6:55pm — 16 Comments

Changing Skin, From One Zombie to a Next

Check out this blog post. Your comments are welcome. Zombie and its relation to the Grenadian African culture and its connection to the Christian Jesus. 

http://spiceislandatheist.blogspot.com/2012/10/changing-skin-from-one-zombie-to-next.html

Added by THE GRENADIAN FREETHINKER on October 31, 2012 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

I tried to pay attention

History is a funny thing. The more I live through the more out of touch with history I have become. There was a time when a first person account of a historical event was deemed primary evidence when assessing both the event itself and the implications that followed from the event. Now eye-witness accounts are treated as 'anecdotal evidence' as if they were some story I made up about what happened even though it happened in front of my eyes and to me. Unless they mesh with the received…

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Added by Philip Jarrett on October 30, 2012 at 5:57pm — 18 Comments

Happy Blasphemy Day! (They’re just WORDS, idiots!)

 “Impiety, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.”

 Ambrose Bierce

 

“Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense.”

Mark Twain

 

Fuck Yahweh.

Fuck Shiva.

Fuck Mohammed.

Fuck Jesus

Fuck Zeus.

Fuck Allah.

Fuck Thor.

Fuck _____ (fill in the name of any deity, past or present).

 

There, that ought to do it.  I’m an equal…

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Added by Alan Perlman on September 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — 12 Comments

Creation and the Fall - Dogmatism

Let's assume for argument's sake that God created everything as Genesis states.  We shall consider Genesis to be perfectly accurate.  The problems encountered are far greater than incongruence with reality.

If God has always existed, is all-good and is the origin of everything, I have some questions.  

Where does evil come from?  If God is to be considered the origin of everything/everyone, then God somehow created evil.  If God is omniscient, he did so intentionally.  Further,…

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Added by Sean McGuire on September 5, 2012 at 2:15am — 3 Comments

Religious Conversion: Who Goes Where? And Why?

Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does.”

Ambrose Bierce

It would be great to have reliable numbers on religious migration: how many people change religions each year, how many become new adherents, how many drift away, never to return?

Increasing the ranks

Different religions have different ways of increasing their ranks: birth rate (e.g., all…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 5, 2012 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

4th of July Again a Bittersweet Holiday for Lovers of Liberty

(The following was originally submitted to the July 1-4 2008 Blogswarm against Theocracy.  I have made some additions and revisions.  Since my goal is always change in the real world, I urge you to take personal action to roll back religious bigotry and superstition.  First Freedom First is a good place to start.)

“The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good…

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Added by Alan Perlman on July 4, 2012 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

On Religious Repression

“I object to having to attend chapel 40 times before I graduate in order to earn a degree, sir.  I don’t see where the college has the right to force me to listen to a clergyman of whatever faith even once, or to listen to a Christian hymn invoking the Christian deity even once, given that I’m an atheist who is, to be truthful, deeply offended by the practices and beliefs of organized religion…I do not need the sermons of professional moralists to tell me how I should act.  I certainly…

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Added by Alan Perlman on June 28, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Christians Protest Arab Festival

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http://www.humanisticus.com/2012/06/christians-protest-arab-festival.html

Added by Peter Ferguson on June 21, 2012 at 12:05pm — No Comments

The Pope and Ireland's Clerical Sex Abuse Mystery

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The Pope and Ireland's Clerical Sex Abuse Mystery

Added by Peter Ferguson on June 19, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments

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