Once you've accepted Jesus into your heart, your next step is showing your obedience and symbolizing your rebirth through baptism. The Christian denominations in which I grew up believed that baptism was only valid as a personal decision. Some denominations practice infant baptism or sprinkling, but in the context of what I was taught that practice seems to have no significance whatsoever (except to… Continue
Added by Jon Willis on July 7, 2011 at 6:31pm —
Getting saved through Jesus Christ and receiving the Holy Spirit sounds like it would be a really big deal. I mean, the sheer mechanics of opening up one's heart and having the Holy Spirit move in like a college kid moving into the dorms is difficult to wrap your head around. Oddly enough, Christians seem to think it requires nothing more than the ability to repeat phrases told to you by another person. This applies mainly to children who are too young to formulate a sentence based on the… Continue
Added by Jon Willis on July 6, 2011 at 10:03am —
Working on a line-by-line parody of the New Testament is a unique experience for me as an atheist and it's an interesting way of getting up close and personal with the contradictions and, well, bullshit, of the Bible. I was planning on posting several insights but here's one that requires it's own category: shitty miracles. Thus, Shitty Miracles (the first): The coin in the fish's mouth.
What is this miraculous evidence of Jesus's love?
Added by mistercliff on July 6, 2011 at 3:05am —
I was indoctrinated into Protestant Christianity from birth and accepted Jesus as my Lord and savior at the ripe old age of four. I don't remember much about my childhood but I still remember that evening and the place of worship in Panama we called "The Home." It wasn't a formal church and I imagine it was more like what you would have seen in the Apostle Paul's day where believers gathered in homes to praise god together through song and prayer.
The Home was situated either… Continue
Added by Jon Willis on July 5, 2011 at 3:16pm —
Added by Brady on April 28, 2011 at 5:25pm —
Hi everyone - I'm just starting out at atheist nexus so I thought I'd post links to my blog (Holy Blasphemy) and my book (Jesus Potter Harry Christ). I'm doing my phd in literature, so my blog basically deals with literary theory, comparative religious… Continue
Added by Derek Murphy on April 8, 2011 at 10:30pm —
It's all true. We have to believe this story. From the mouth of a child. Buy the book. Support heaven and the blue-eyed Jesus. Why wouldn't you just believe? I mean, here's what the publisher says:
“This was a very down-to-earth, conservative, quote-unquote normal Midwestern family. We became fully convinced that this story was valid. And also that it was a great story that would just take off.”…
Added by Chris Highland on March 11, 2011 at 1:17pm —
Hi, I’m Mark, I am 24 years old, I was born an Atheist like everyone else, but early on in childhood I was introduced to Christianity. I was never baptized or ‘saved’ as they so arrogantly state.
As far back as I can remember my Mother always went to church,…
Added by Mark Bundy on February 18, 2011 at 11:00am —
This contract represents an agreement between GOD, Inc. (herein referred to as “COMPANY”) and you (herein referred to as “CLIENT”).
I. SERVICES PROVIDED
GOD, Inc. shall provide CLIENT with one (1) life on Earth. GOD, Inc. makes no guarantee regarding the style or quality of life provided or to the duration of life provided to CLEINT. There are many different life choices that GOD, Inc.… Continue
Added by Odin Zeus McGaffer on January 17, 2011 at 9:38pm —
Added by AgeOfAtheists14 on January 8, 2011 at 10:03am —
Holy cow — the atheists are proselytizing! I unveil Connecticut Valley Atheists' latest offering to the Vernon Green and demonstrate how the myths of religion and Santa Claus teach believers to behave in order to earn a reward, while atheism offers the only path to true, unrewarded morality in this week's CVA Vlog.…
Added by Dan Xenatro on December 7, 2010 at 4:49pm —
Added by Jeffrey A. Myers on November 12, 2010 at 5:44pm —
this british dude looks at other religions with similarities to christianity.
buddhism, hinduism and of course mithraism...
viewable via 11 parts on youtube...
one heads up...
the host, a theologian named dr. robert beckford, is pretty liberal christian. so liberal, in fact, that he seems to think that all the religions he investigates in this show… Continue
Added by markystar on August 30, 2010 at 4:30am —
Turns out I'm not the only one who thinks that one of the great injustices of the Christian religion is its portrayal of Satan as The Greatest Evil, which isn't even warranted by biblical standards. This week, I read these two essays:
Added by Rev Hellbound Alleee on August 12, 2010 at 8:45pm —
It's time once again! Yep, it's Sunday and you know what that means! Cose2Cose Productions is proud to bring the fine people of Atheist Nexus this weeks episode of "Bible Answers"!!!
If you dig the show, check out all the episodes on our page and add us to your friend… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 20, 2010 at 8:30am —
My seventh book, Life After Faith,
will be published in the next few weeks. Based on almost a half-century as an insider, it tells the story of my emergence from super-natural faith to practice a down-to-earth kind of "natural spirituality." This will not please extremists on either side of the divide!
Some atheists will throw garbage and some people of faith will throw prayers, but it's a personal story of leaving faith, ordination as a Protestant Minister… Continue
Added by Chris Highland on June 19, 2010 at 7:49pm —
Hello once again to everyone on Atheist Nexus! Cose2Cose Productions is proud to present this weeks Bible bashing episode of "Bible Answers" with episode 15. If you don't know the show, it's a fake Bible call in show where the Christian host fails to answer anyone’s questions. The point of the show is to point out Bible flaws, contradictions and impossibilities. You can check out all the episodes right here on Atheist Nexus on our page! Please… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 14, 2010 at 12:10pm —
Hello everyone on Atheist Nexus! We are Cose2Cose Productions and we make a show called "Bible Answers". It's an anti-christian satire about a Bible call in show where the christian host fails to answer anyone’s questions. The point of the show is to make people aware of Bible flaws, contradictions and impossibilities. Last year we filmed 13 episodes, those episodes made up season one. We are now posting new episodes every Sunday starting with episode 14. We would love to here from people on… Continue
Added by Cose2Cose Productions on June 8, 2010 at 9:47pm —
I couldn't find a definition for lovarchy in any dictionary, so I came up with my own. The below defines my ideology pretty well.…
Added by Joshua Bizley on April 13, 2010 at 12:57pm —
Christians seem to have the greatest public relations department. Even many atheists seem to think that Jesus was some white guy with a long beard who wandered the Middle East trying to bring about world peace. According to the Bible, Jesus was a real asshole.Read the rest of this article
Added by Staks Rosch on February 19, 2010 at 8:30am —