"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'.
Added by Real Life James Bond on March 11, 2013 at 1:10am — No Comments
My friend's facebook status: "watched first showing of the episode of The Bible on history channel." My reply: "Here are some spoilers: Part I- God acts like a dick. Part II- God starts acting alright. Jesus dies. So it's kind of like a Lifetime movie but in reverse." He deleted it. I forgot middle-class white people don't like the word "dick."
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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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Samuel Butler on March 5, 2012 at 2:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by RubyR on January 19, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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".
"S.H. (reading aloud): Holy Bible. (shrugs) Doesn't ring a bell."
Find the rest at …Continue
Added by Boatman on November 12, 2011 at 7:57am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Gaytor on July 19, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by ungodlynews on May 21, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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?
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?
I found this quote in bible and want to bring it to the notice of the people here.
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The Tale of Noah’s Ark
By Scarlette Blues
God is an omniscient being. Having no end and no beginning, from the beginning of time, God has known all. If you know all, there is nothing to be learned. Nothing to be gained from living or experiencing the world or life. This creature knew what was to happen before it did. So what is gained from simply being for 3000 years? Well, if you are God, you have learned that you didn't plan well which would seem to run against the idea of omniscience. The story of Moses clearly points to a God…Continue