from Martin S Pribble
"The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Delos Banning McKownThis quote has been appearing on Twitter from numerous accounts with the hashtags "#atheism #air" appended to the ending. This does one thing, and it's not in favour of the intended or original meaning or context of the quote. What it illustrates is that atheists… Continue
An activity that's very popular with evangelicals is called "reading through the bible in a year". It is exactly as described: using a furnished checklist of roughly a few chapters a day, the evangelical reads their allotted scripture passages each day, until they have read through the bible in a year's time. There are also web sites and computer programs that will help you keep track of your progress as well. The motive behind this is to get christians to read their bibles completely…Continue
So a guy gets Leviticus 18:22 (“You shall not lie with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination.”) tattooed on his arm cause he’s obviously against homosexuality and lives by the Bible.
But in the next chapter Leviticus 19:28 (“You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD.”) forbids tattoos. Maybe he should have kept reading?
Numerology is a form of divination or fortune telling. It is in league with astrology, although, maybe not as popular. But it was quite popular in the ancient world. The Hebrew people of ancient Israel apparently had their own form of Numerology.
Oh! Numerology is based on the idea that numbers have certain magical properties, some are blessed, some are curse, some tell your future or your personality, etc. [Perhaps the superstitous fear of the number 13 is related…Continue
is the genetic fallacy necessarily still a fallacy when it comes to religious belief anymore?
is it about time to recognize that mitochondria are bacteria? (…Continue
While discussing the individual mandate in the new health care reform, Ann Coulter claimed that not only is the mandate unconstitutional but Republicans should come out and impose a mandate that all citizens should be forced to buy a gun and a bible and that "there's a lot more evidence that owning a gun and a Bible is better for society than owning health Insurance."
Where to start...
Ok, first off, no.…Continue
So, there is a group on Facebook called Creationism and the Origin of Life. The admin on this group is pretty much a tyrannical dictator who will delete your posts if he disagrees with you, if you don't capitalise the "G" in the word god (no matter what the context), and has a lot of other ridiculous rules. Anyway, before I get booted from his discussions I decided to at least attempt to debate him. If anyone could help me out with how to respond to some of these posts I would appreciate…Continue
Added by Mr Good Without God on January 11, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments
Firstly, Happy New Year to you all, and thanks for joining me again in 2011, for what I hope will be another successful year of blogging. As always, your feedback is appreciated. I'm going to start the year with what may seem to be quite a secular topic (i.e. non religious) within popular culture, but is actually much more.
Over the latter half of last year, I became somewhat…
Added by Martin Pribble on January 8, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments
I once read in a Christian pamphlet that you can trust that the bible is the inspired word of god because there has been many prophicies of the bible that has been fulfilled.
What of these then?
Genesis 26:4 And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.
Here God tells Isaac that his descendents (Hebrews) will be as numerous as…
Ok so here I have a bit of a problem. Suggestions would be great :)
My husband and I just recently left christianity. I am an Atheist and he is a Satanist. His Satanism is the Laveyan type, where they focus on the symbolism of it all and not actually "worshiping the devil". Now to some this might seem drastic, but it has been coming for a long time, for both of us.
My husbands family (my main concern…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments
The notion that Zoroastrian monotheism influenced the Old Testament authors is a very widespread idea. It is an attractive idea because it fits so well with the theory that the Torah was compiled during the Persian period. It is also evident that Jews held the most famous Achaemenid kings, Cyrus and Darius, in high regard and…Continue
Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments