Well! How to begin.
I guess I'll start with my motivation
When I was a kid, I'd gone to my local Church every Sunday. I didn't know why I went, I wasn't all to sure that there was a god- even at that time, but I did believe in the history
that the Bible claimed to have happened and so I divulged myself into that.
Growing up, I had always been alone and felt a little isolated, so I felt comforted by the warmth I felt from the Church every day I… Continue
Added by Ryu Oni on January 21, 2010 at 5:36am —
Today I received a message on Facebook from a friend that I knew in YWAM (she's French, so her English isn't perfect):
Girl !!! I've been thinking of you lately? How are you?? I remembered clearly the day in india when we preached and you found the courage to share what happened to you and how God was restoring you. I admired so much what you did that day !!! I've seen on your status that you were not so crazy about all of this anymore. And i wanted to share with you that… Continue
Added by Kristi on January 9, 2010 at 1:01pm —
Nature is, as Alfred Lord Tennyson said, “red in tooth and claw”. It has no morals. Morality is a human construct that usually reflects our social norms. As such, morality is formed by an amalgam of influences from family, religion, culture, evolution and the arts. This amalgam of influences varies from person to person and is relative to our exposure to, and experience with, these influences.
Almost half the human race subscribes to a religion that claims morality is objective… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on November 27, 2009 at 5:21am —
As I will argue, below, if a prerequisite of “true” Christianity is to follow Jesus, then nobody is a true Christian. The very reason for this also reveals our tacit acknowledgement that religious morality is subordinated to our innate human morality.
Nobody in their right mind, Christian or not, would fully obey Jesus. Do you know any Christians who abandon their worldly goods and rely on God to feed, clothe and shelter them? Of course not! But that's what Jesus… Continue
Added by Atheist Exile on October 16, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Conservatives are working on a re-write
of the Bible to remove the possibility of Liberal misrepresentation of god's will. Yeah...
This is nothing short of Blasphemy. It's also particularly entertaining. This is a rebuke of the words chosen by god (certainly not my beliefs). These are people at odds with god, but rather than finding the right religion, they intend on changing this one.… Continue
Added by Gaytor on October 6, 2009 at 1:17am —
Growing up I was in a fairly religiously ambiguous family. One of my cousins married a friend of mine whom was religious. Everyone started having kids at the same time and the next thing I knew, I was the lone wolf. I had a conversation about religion with one of my aunts once who asked, "Where do you get your morality?" My response was, "I don't have Jesus to forgive me. I have to live with my actions." I think that I struck a chord in her. Of course it changes nothing in her, but it did… Continue
Added by Gaytor on August 7, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Article written by Jimmy Carter last week. A former US President being honest about how his religion has historically disrespected women. Please go read the article.
The hits are important in encouraging others to write things like this. I'll only post the first paragraph here because we need to support this type of honest writing, if only statistically.
Losing my… Continue
Added by Gaytor on July 20, 2009 at 9:43pm —
I have only read an article
on this and not really dug into the book. Truth be told, I may compare some passages but I won't sit and read the whole thing again.
Initial reports have it as not including any resurrected Jesus ever showing up. If anyone has anything else that we shouldn't find in there when compared to the KJV maybe a discussion on… Continue
Added by Gaytor on July 6, 2009 at 10:41am —
AP Story Below
PHILADELPHIA - A kindergartner's mother cannot read Scripture during show and tell, even if the Bible is the boy's favorite book, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
"Parents of public school kindergarten students may reasonably expect their children will not become captive audiences to an adult's reading of religious texts," Chief Judge Anthony J. Scirica wrote in Monday's split 2-1 opinion, which upheld a lower court's ruling.
In October 2004, the… Continue
Added by Gaytor on June 4, 2009 at 11:43am —
Not sure if anyone has notice this so I thought I would pass it along. It is definitely of some interest to everyone on the site.
A lump of flint that challenged creationist history and was dubbed by an eminent archaeologist "the stone that shattered the time barrier" has been tracked down after 150 years in the vast stores of the Natural History Museum in London.
On 26 May 1859, six months before Charles Darwin shattered the… Continue
Added by Frank on May 26, 2009 at 1:33pm —
Do you remember
When you walked among men?
Well, Jesus, you know
If you're looking below
It's worse now than then...
The question is, dear Cindy, do you remember when Jesus walked among men? The priesthood was corrupt, health care was practically nonexistant, and Jesus' best friends were thieves and prostitutes. In the end he was tried, convicted and executed for a crime that didn't exist.
Explain to me: how are things worse?
Added by AnonyMouse on April 27, 2009 at 4:30pm —
"Could you read the back of this box and tell me if there's any sexual content in this movie?"
The woman across the counter from me holds out the DVD expectantly, and I take it. It's Saw II, part of the now 5-movie franchise which makes a point of being unnecessarily gory. I locate the rating so lovingly bestowed upon the film by the MPAA.
"It's rated R, for gore, violence, and language mostly."
"But no sex,… Continue
Added by Laura on March 2, 2009 at 1:30am —
I chiefly write this note for Christian readers in hopes they will take 5 minutes to read it all, but I know 5 minutes is much to ask, especially for what might be considered offense or arrogance in the following paragraphs. Read if you'd like.
I took a screenshot of facebook's "Religious Views" pull-down menu the other day and noticed that there are way too many choices. Then I realized how unbelievable it is that there are still this many variations of Christianity. Then
Added by Kevin on February 8, 2009 at 6:02pm —
The Bible’s Answer
The Bible, like many myths, begins with answering how the world came to be and why it’s so screwed up.
The Bible tells us that God created everything in six days. He created Adam out of dust, and Eve out of Adam’s rib. (Woman, being the property of man, doesn’t get the dignity of her own mud spawning.) They were placed in the Garden of Eden and told they could eat of any fruit except one. If they ate that… Continue
Added by Kirstin on November 25, 2008 at 2:00am —