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
Added by Gaytor on March 13, 2011 at 6:05am —
We all know that Gluttony is one of the Seven Deadly Sins. What I can't wrap my head around is why no one believes it. Have you ever heard a pastor admonish someone for being fat as a Biblical sin? If you have, do tell the story! But strewn through out the Bible we see clear distaste for being a greedy fat pig. But where do we find the most Obese people in the US?
Added by Gaytor on March 12, 2011 at 9:28pm —
It is well known that Jews consider their god to be 1.0, Christians have god 2.0 now with Jesus, and Muslims think they are 3.0 since their doctrine acknowledges and addresses both prior religions. So I got to wondering what 4.0 would look like.…
Added by Tim Brooks on March 7, 2011 at 11:00pm —
Here's a quick story. I live in a town where there is literally four churches at an intersection. No mosques, no temples, no synagogues or anything other then christian. Nope..four protestant churches.
Anyway, I went to the local mall yesterday because I plan on reading several religious texts. I'm working on the bible again, I want to read the koran, and maybe something on Buddhism.
I'm rambling again..Anyway, I went to the book store in the mall to find a good copy of the… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on January 19, 2011 at 5:04pm —
I just finished watching a show on the Discovery Science channel, the show was about the mission in 2009 to fix the Hubble telescope and to replace the cameras on it, the show was called "Mission critical: Hubble" if any of you wanted to check it out.
The show began and the shuttle launched. The astronauts had a camera so they can document of course, but the man who was the most in front of this camera had a floating cross necklace, which took my attention and made me think… Continue
Added by Sadly 'M' iCantSay on January 1, 2011 at 10:36pm —
Chapter 4 hath arrived!!
Let’s groove tonight!!
“The man had relations with his wife Eve, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, "I have produced a man with the help of the LORD." Next she bore his brother Abel. Abel became a keeper of flocks, and Cain a tiller of the soil. In the course of time Cain brought an offering to the LORD from the fruit of the soil, while Abel, for his part, brought one of the best firstlings of his flock. The LORD looked with favor on… Continue
Added by Andrew Lafont on December 17, 2010 at 10:20pm —
Last night I watched a fascinating show on the Smithsonian Channel about the (alleged) events that the movie The Excorcist
is loosely based on. In case you are not familiar with the story, a thirteen year old boy appeared to slowly become possessed by a demon. The event happened not longer after the unexpected death of his aunt. Weird things are said to have happened in the house and marks started showing up on the boy's body. The family took him to… Continue
Added by Pesci on October 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I've heard a lot lately that most Christians in these modern times only believe that the stories in the bible are only parables to teach us how to live our lives. I don't believe that. I believe that with all of the details included in most of these stories, the bible really was intended to be taken literally. The details thrown in are to make you think everything actually happened as it was written.
There are so many details to every story. The measurements and construction of Noah's… Continue
Added by Jon Heim on October 2, 2010 at 12:46am —
I am often surprised by the heat in discussions about the Bible, even amongst atheists. Questions about myth and history in the Old Testament and Jesus as a historical or mythical character result in people slinging references from their favorite experts, back and forth. I finally formulated an explanation for why everyone is a little wrong and little right in these discussions. No, I will not feed you some… Continue
Added by Diana Agorio on September 25, 2010 at 10:30pm —
As long as I can remember, if you watched a sporting event, it was likely that you’d see John 3:16 on a sign. It was obligatory when I was a teen. The premise is simply believe in Jesus and you’ll get to heaven. Even Continue
today, if you ask more than a handful of people, you’ll hear, “I’m a believer.”
as if that means anything. Let me be clear, it means nothing. Simple belief in
Jesus gets you nowhere. It smacks of the Scientologists pulling you in with…
Added by Gaytor on September 12, 2010 at 12:02am —
If Christianity is correct, why did the God of the bible have so many contradictions to the teachings of his son, but yet you can say that Judaism is incorrect, which is a little ridiculous considering they follow the bible more closely?
You might say that they interpret it differently then you do, but how can you explain the stories in the bible describing how the Jews where God's chosen people, before the coming of Jesus!?
...more to come.
Added by Jon Heim on September 9, 2010 at 3:48pm —
My father-in-law is a former member of the clergy. He became a priest so that he could travel the world (mostly Asia) to help poor people. He did this for many years until he saw the the main goal of the church's effort was to expand the flock and the (distant) second goal was to help people.
Anyway, he still considers himself to be a Christian but he is sickened by the direction of modern religion. He knows that I am a non-theist and recommended "Jesus for the Non Religious". The… Continue
Added by Pesci on August 6, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Hey everyone, I have yet to stir another facebook debate/discussion with my status. This one started with me simply sharing a bible verse. I could really use and feedback you may have on how to continue to respond to my "friend" Ambri.Thanks.
Me: "If a slave owner hits a slave,… Continue
Added by Mr Good Without God on July 26, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Just to clarify: I don't mean "going on a date with Jesus." I mean historically determining the dates of his existence, although I like to think that the title caught your attention.
I've been really battling with proof of his divinity lately. I'm not too concerned about proof of his existence. I reckon if he did exist he was probably a Ghandi or Mandela-type figure, so I'm not too phased about whether he existed or not, although there are plenty of scholars with a fair amount of… Continue
Added by kelltrill on July 22, 2010 at 10:31am —
I posed this question to someone called CreationPhysics
on Twitter (please try to ignore the glaring oxymoron) but I received no reply.
Christians claim to know that the Bible is the inerrant word of God because of fulfilled prophecies, among other things which I will touch on in a moment. However, the argument of fulfilled prophecies is one of the most frequently used argument I have personally encountered in my debates with… Continue
Added by kelltrill on June 29, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The concept of free will is the excuse given by apologists when faced with the cruelties of their God. They can justify their gods behavior based on the choices that we make. We could choose to follow the law, but we don't so we have chosen the painful route and all blame falls on the infidel's shoulders. There is at least one biblical concept that doesn't sit well with that position.
Throughout the Bible there is a concept of a "Book of Life". You'll find it in… Continue
Added by Gaytor on June 28, 2010 at 5:32pm —
Before I really confirmed my atheism, I went searching for religion. I picked up the Bible. My first impression on Moses was this: con-man of the highest class.
Moses lived in hard times. Food depended on the weather, disease was rampant, sanitation scarce, wealth completely unevenly distributed, slavery abundant, and despite what the Bible claimed, lifetimes were brief.
Suddenly, Moses "discovers" the creation of all mankind! Amazing! Moses is the only one who can see… Continue
Added by M on May 13, 2010 at 1:07pm —
So I'm wasting time not working and run across this blog that was linked to Reddit. It's short and to the point in getting out a Graph
put out by the Reason Project. it lists 439 bible contractions and where they are found in the Bible. Often not in just one place, but multiple locations showing the conflicting statements everywhere. It's so cool. I will certainly be saving a copy of the PDF for myself. the link is zoom ready but… Continue
Added by Gaytor on March 31, 2010 at 6:21pm —
Welcome back Kiddies.
We are in week three.
Here we go!!!!
“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals that the LORD God had made. The serpent asked the woman, "Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees Continue
in the garden?" The woman answered the serpent: "We may eat of the
Added by Andrew Lafont on March 25, 2010 at 9:55pm —
2 Peter 1:20-21
For you know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. For prophecy was at no time brought by man’s will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good… Continue
Added by kelltrill on March 21, 2010 at 1:00am —