What's so great about Christianity?
Not much in my opinion. Nonetheless and despite my atheism, yesterday I checked out the book by the same name from my local library. The author, Dinesh D'Souza, has a big task ahead of him. I think he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
In the book D'Souza (supposedly) reveals the following, which is laid out on the inside flaps of the…Continue
most times when I compare Christianity with Islam I found it less dangerous and more tolerate-able . but some times priests and the Pope change my mind !
take a look at this New York Times article (his first statement about condoms) Pope Says Condoms Make AIDS Problem Worse
here at least in Iran mullahs have no problem with condoms or other birth control methods or STD prevention .
How can… Continue
As most of you probably already know, the bible contains a lot of contradictions and inconsistencies. A favorite of mine occurs right in Genesis in chapter 2 when God tells Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.
It's a great way to start of the bible... with a supposed omnipotent, omniscient, benevolent being either lying to Adam or making an error. Go figure.
Am I? The reason I ask myself this question and now put it to all of you is what started the last summer and continued until a couple of weeks ago.
During the summer I was working with a couple of guys at my college. Both of them really nice, a Japanese guy and an American of Lao descent. The Japanese guy, let's call him Taro, one Friday invited me to a party "for international students". I said sure, let's go. I hadn't gone to any… Continue
The 13th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Evolution is a fraud!”
By: Aron Ra
Ernst Haeckel was a pioneer zoologist and taxonomist whose numerous contributions to biology go largely unnoticed compared to a couple rather odd errors. First, he proposed that “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny", suggesting that embryonic development reflects the organism’s evolutionary ancestry. To illustrate this, he produced about a hundred drawings of embryos at various stages.… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:19pm —
The 11th foundational falsehood of creationism: “Macroevolution has never been observed.”
By: Aron Ra
You share more traits in common with your siblings than you do with your cousins due to the recent ancestors you share with them, your parents. Deeper down, you share more in common with those in your extended family than you do with neighbors and classmates, etc., people you don’t recognize as part of your biological family. But you must realize that on some level… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:13pm —
The 10th falsehood of creationism; “The evolutionary ‘tree of life’ is nowhere implied neither in the fossil record, nor in any aspect of biology.”
By: Aron Ra
Creationists often complain that science supposedly says there was only one universal ancestor of all livings and that along the way, we evolved both into, and then from, bacteria. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. 21st century revelations in genomic research now imply that the origins of evolution come… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:08pm —
The 9th falsehood of Creationism:“No transitional species have ever been found.”
By: Aron Ra
When Charles Darwin published his landmark observations in 1859, he lamented that the fossil record was still quite poor at that time. It was only in the last century or so earlier that anyone had even proposed the possibility that a single species could completely die out, and the first dinosaur wasn’t discovered until Darwin was a boy. Fossils were known by previous… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 11:03pm —
The 7th foundational falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution is random.”
“Do you believe in fate, Neo?”
“Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.”
Some say it is a contradiction to believe both in prophesy and simultaneously in free will –for they can’t really co-exist. Because if anything a time traveler does in the past might dramatically alter the present, then anything done in the… Continue
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:49pm —
The 6th falsehood of Creationism: “Evolution-ism” (Part II) “Evolution must explain the origin of life, the universe, and everything.”
By: Aron Ra
It is fair to say that none of the people who deny evolution exhibit any understanding of what it is. But it's not always their fault because many of the people promoting evolution don’t know what it is either. Hollywood producers certainly don’t!
“Are they the next link in the evolutionary chain?
Added by John on January 9, 2009 at 10:45pm —
The 2nd foundational falsehood of creationism: Scriptures are the “Word of God”
By: Aron Ra
The 2nd foundational falsehood of creationism is the belief that sacred scriptures were written by a god rather than by the actual human authors. When believers argue over any of the many things which contradict their religion, they often challenge us to decide whom we are going to believe? The alleged “word” of God? Or that of Men? As if human inquiry had no chance against… Continue
The 1st Falsehood of creationism: “evolution = atheism"
By: Aron Ra
The U.S. population seems pretty evenly divided over whether the human species is biologically related to other animals or whether we were “specially-created” as part of a flurry of miracles. Even our collective politicians -seemingly all of them- are wrapped up in this controversy. Yet it is hard to find even one of them who know what it is about. Why is it that there is such concern in so many… Continue
A Roman Catholic woman name Gianna Sullivan claimed to have be been in contact with the Virgin Mary, who gave her messages to dis pus to the world. According to Gianna's Foundation, "The Foundation Of The Sorrowful And Immaculate Heart Of Mary", 'Since beginning in July, 1988, Gianna has received the weekly public MESSAGES to the world from Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary; and these MESSAGES have been recorded in all 6 volumes of I am your… Continue
Are our Inventors devils? This is what a Televangelist pastor named Dr. Fredrick K.C. Price insinuate on his TV broadcast. On Sunday morning, October 5Th, Pastor Price speaking on "Bible Teaching" decided to school his congregation. The pastor charged the congregation saying that they are refusing to buy his sermons on tapes and Cd's, instead spending their money on non-religious music tapes, DVDs, Cd's etc.
The angered Pastor Price in… Continue
Religious intolerance: More reasons to get rid of religion.
Source - Belfast Telegraph:
Holding her daughter close, Puspanjali Panda told how a baying Hindu mob dragged her husband – a Christian pastor – from his bed, beat him to death with stones and iron rods and then threw him into a river.
She found his corpse two days later, washed up on the bank. When she went to the police, they told her to go away. She found his corpse two days later,… Continue
Source - Mail Online More reasons to get rid of religion.
Two Jehovah's Witnesses, claiming to be on mission from God to cleanse world of sinners, murdered 13 people during a nine-month period according to news report.
The report say that the two accused suspected serial killer were "twisted". The… Continue