All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bible' (56)

Exodus 4:24-27 – My Interpretation

The following is taken from my Wordpress blog.

My original post can be viewed and commented on here.

As most atheists who have studied the Bible (for whatever reason) know, it really is chock full of ridiculousness and it's up to us to not only scrutinize this book and dissect it, but also to take the piss out of it.…

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Added by Scott Kaelen on July 31, 2014 at 2:26pm — 6 Comments

"I will wipe from the face of the earth every living creature I have made." -Yahweh(?)/Moses(?)

I don't know about you, but that sure sounds like a guy I'd want to worship!

/sarcasm

No. My thoughts are more similar to this point of view:

noah

Really, it's more like a dad who drowned all of his children except for one kid and was like, "Don't worry. I won't murder you or any of the kids I have from here on out! Well, at least not by drowning all of them in a massive flood... You know I mean it too because I made you a pretty painting."

The truly…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on June 13, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Scriptural Illiteracy of Believers

"I find it astonishing and depressing that many people who lead their lives according to the ideas and rules laid down in these books have not read them" - Alom Shaha, The Young Atheist's Handbook.

You may have guessed it, but faith often has a lot to do with religious belief. Strip even the most 'educated' theological argument down to its core, and what you're often left with is 'we just don't know - therefore God'.

The 'we…

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Added by Carnun Marcus-Page on May 1, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

Augustine and His Confessions

Anyone who has read Augustine's Confessions will know his views on God. One view that I have been thinking about is how God is unchanging. One thing God must not have, to fit this description (according to Augustine), is emotions. This is something that many Christians and Catholics would agree with. However, there is a problem because in the Bible there is evidence of God having emotions. Take the First of the Ten Commandments:



“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any… Continue

Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments

Bible Review: Genesis 3-6

When Lamech had lived 182 years, he fathered a son and called his name Noah, saying, “Out of the ground that the LORD has cursed, this one shall bring us relief from our work and from the painful toil of our hands.”  Lamech lived after he fathered Noah 595 years and had other sons and daughters.  Thus all the days of Lamech were 777 years, and he died. – GENESIS 5:28-31

My Kindle app informs me that after a rather lengthy preface and six chapters of Genesis I…

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Added by David Conrad on June 27, 2012 at 7:53pm — 10 Comments

Re-posting my Bible reviews on Think Atheist

Hi all,

I've just joined the Think Atheist community.  Not long ago I created a Twitter account for my blog, An Atheist Reviews the Bible, and I began to follow this site's Twitter feed despite not really knowing what Think Atheist was all about.  I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up.

A little about myself: I'm a lifelong atheist, never having believed in a deity.  I was raised in a happy…

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Added by David Conrad on June 24, 2012 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

How Christianity Was INVENTED

HOW CHRISTIANITY WAS INVENTED

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Added by Samuel Butler on March 5, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments

The Bible & Science

The Bible is not a book of science, though the first Chapter of Genesis, as the nineteenth-century sociologist Max Weber points out, is the necessary prelude to science. It represents the first time people saw the universe as the product of a single creative will, and therefore as intelligible rather than capricious and mysterious.

Nature has no divinity. Indeed, in the Hebrew Bible, it became “undeified” as G. W. F. Hegel put it. Hegel observed (in lectures notes his students…

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Added by Claudia Mercedes Mazzucco on January 26, 2012 at 3:17pm — 2 Comments

An idea for arguing with Christians

I had the thought today that the bible verse John 14:13 - "And whatsoever you shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son"(Jesus) would be a great way to stump a Christian. Tell them that they should ask Jesus to convert you right then and there. Although I don't expect any sort of logical response, it begs the question why a believer can't get Jesus to perform a fundamental act of Christianity for someone who is trying to spread the "good…

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Added by RubyR on January 19, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Reading the bible... for our benefit

Okay, so we all know that the bible can be pretty hard to read. Not just because the bible is poorly written, but also because it makes no sense and propagates many upon many questions through our heads.



I must admit here that I haven't read the whole bible and fell victim to its horrendous format and disparity from logic.

On the other hand, I think it can be a useful tool. I'm sure that many of you have found reasons for being Atheist from reading the bible, as have I, but I…

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Added by Peter on January 19, 2012 at 9:47am — 4 Comments

The Bible goes Hollywood!!!

I came across this on the website http://www.canoe.ca,.

The scene is a Hollywood movie studio boardroom.  S.H., the studio head, is probing his staff for some "blockbuster movie ideas".

One tidbit-

 

"S.H. (reading aloud): Holy Bible. (shrugs) Doesn't ring a bell."

 

Find the rest at …

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Added by Boatman on November 12, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments

Where Life Actually Begins in the Bible. Hold Your Breath!

Roughly half of Americans believe that life beings at conception. Why do they believe that? Because their pastors like to read passages like Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations" which seems to show that he was a being before he was born. Or Isaiah 45:9 "He made my…

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Added by Gaytor on August 18, 2011 at 12:22pm — 5 Comments

Christian Doctrine vs the Founding of the US

We often hear from people of all degrees of belief that the "US was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs". You'll hear Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman mention the writings of the founders. I've helped shape a law and you can find my writings. I would hardly suggest that that Construction Crane Bill is Atheist, Liberal, or Omnivorous. My opinions have no bearing on what the law passed was. We have the law, let's judge based on that rather than mining obscure quotes of little to no…

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Added by Gaytor on July 19, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Religiosity is Not Graded on a Curve

We've all heard Christians justifying their behavior or saying that God will forgive this or that. Today I read a post on Reddit that was suggesting that Apostasy was not a crime punishable by death in Islam. The writer reasoned that they were once a part of a progressive sect of Islam and not in a country based on Sharia Law. This irks me. It irks me when Christians do it too. You have a book of rules. This book of rules was written by a supreme leader so great that you must devote your…

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Added by Gaytor on June 14, 2011 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments

How Harold Camping got it Wrong

So here it is, getting close to the end of the day in the Mountain Standard Time Zone. No rapture, no excitement, no intense shaking of the ground beneath my feet. How did Harold Camping get it so wrong?



Let's just say it's in those numbers he's been playing with. He forgot one important step, which I will now correct for him and give you the real date of the rapture. You see, Harold forgot how much the lord loves things in threes. Father, son and holy ghost. Jesus rising three days… Continue

Added by ungodlynews on May 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Bible is NOT Fiction- some thoughts

I like the idea that this article is trying to get across. i think it would have more power if the Iliad replaced the Odyssey as the comparative tool though.  The main thrust of the article is a very good point about historical value and have thought this to be a fascinating concept. And although the odyssey gave some insight into the thought process or psyche of early bronze age people, I don't think it as historically valuable as the Iliad.

  One reason for this - Arthur Schliemann…

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Added by demcmanamy3 on May 21, 2011 at 2:24am — 13 Comments

Jesus Is WINNING!

Today I discovered just how controversial Bunnies are... Some would say that the Leviticus inclusion of rabbits in the unclean camp because of their "chewing of the cud" points to an imperfect God... because they don't chew their cud so they are miscategorized...  but then I discovered arguments that cleared that right up.  Apparently God is Still Perfect because Rabbits eat their #2 which apparently falls in the cud chewing camp.  So - case solved? 

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Added by Christine Vyrnon on April 24, 2011 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

The Things On Conservapedia That You Did Not Know.

Did you know...



...that the Theory of Relativity is a hoax by Einstein to attack Newton and his Christian basis for action-at-a-distance?

http://www.conservapedia.com/Relativity#Lack_of_evidence_for_Relativity…

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Added by Caesar MacEntire on March 29, 2011 at 1:30am — 23 Comments

Marriage quote from bible

I found this quote in bible and want to bring it to the  notice of the people here.

 

Deuteronomy 22:28-29 (New International Version, ©2011)

28 If a…
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Added by atheistrising on March 22, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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