So after my very interesting Debate with a friend of mines relative i somewhat analyzed the situation i was in and figured out a decent way to debate without actually discouraging them to open their minds a bit.
Typical Theists are thought to keep a straight mind towards their beliefs and in most cases ignore or falsely debunk outside information. This is their defense. When they start throwing pascal's wager or the challenge of, or anything similar to, "You haven't read the bible so… Continue
Added by Krysis on November 15, 2009 at 5:54pm —
I found an amazing video of a tv show I have never heard of.
It talks about the contradictions in the bible, most of which I already knew, but it is funny.
It's ~30 mins, I watched the whole thing. It's pretty neat.
Never go near a woman on her period, or you will be stoned to… Continue
Added by Desirai on November 12, 2009 at 8:33am —
I know this is from a while ago, but I just stumbled across it -
It's basically saying why exactly a woman doesn't have the right to say or do anything (because of the bible - shocking!)... except for making sure she marries a manly man that makes sure she continues to not have any say in anything! (emphasis… Continue
Added by Danielle on November 1, 2009 at 12:30am —
According to a story from WPTV.com
(a Florida TV station's web site), an employee of Home Depot was let go after repeatedly trying to wear a button that said "One nation under God, indivisible."
The story points out that the employee, Trevor Keezer, had worn the button for over a year with no issues, but only was asked to take… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on October 23, 2009 at 10:41pm —
According to Amnesty International USA
, the state of Texas is set to execute someone after the jury consulted the bible during deliberations in deciding in favor of execution.
From the story:
One juror had read aloud from the Bible to a group of fellow jurors, including the passage, "And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on October 14, 2009 at 9:51pm —
hey every one look at this t-shirt heres the link: your Brain
it's like… Continue
Added by phillipmac88 on October 9, 2009 at 9:30pm —
Yeah, that's right! I'm one of those godless heathen non-believers, and I say that your holy book is full of inaccuracies! It's not historically reliable at all, let alone divine and inerrant! Contrary to what all those hard-line conservative fundamentalist wackaloons think, it actually contains numerous-
Some of the conservative nut-jobs are with me on this? Those same freakazoids who believe the universe was created 6,000 years ago based on a… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on October 6, 2009 at 1:30pm —
When I first heard about the idea of the "fertile crescent" some years ago, I immediately thought the area could be the basis of the myth of The Garden of Eden. It turns out that I am not alone. There are plenty of articles and books that mention the connection.
(For those who don't know, the fertile crescent is a crescent-shaped area that straddles the Arabian peninsula and is considered the place where human agriculture was first developed.)
However, some on the… Continue
Added by Nix Manes on September 28, 2009 at 9:03am —
From Not My God
Aye gevalt-- Is it September already?
Thank Darwin for Facebook. It is proving invaluable in my meeting and schmoozing with other atheists/skeptics. Plus it's great for meeting cool people everywhere. To any young 'uns reading this, you have no idea how much the internet has changed things.
One thing I see a lot of in this project is atheists who have double, and sometimes even… Continue
Added by Sarah Trachtenberg on September 3, 2009 at 11:17am —
Today, we're going to talk about faith.
You can't say I don't tackle the Big Important Topics here. In this one post, I'm going to cover the entire foundation of almost every religion in the history of ever, the pillar on which all theology is founded, and the subject over which perhaps more hours of scholarly work and profound philosophising has taken place over the centuries than any other. The one elusive, ethereal concept whose significance has plagued the most enlightened and… Continue
Added by Cubik's Rube on August 31, 2009 at 2:53pm —
a rather long blog i've been mostly chewing on from 9th May, 2009 til about early June, mostly.. ((insert a disclaimer about profanity)) we often hear the notion of a secular society with it's laws and stuff, you know the stuff, you watch the news, ppl getting arrested for running around robbing banks all whacked off on Scooby Snacks and all those other things that are… Continue
Added by Mike on August 6, 2009 at 12:17am —
Here’s a thought.
Maybe it’s due to my lack of knowledge in Christianity so help me out
There are 613 commandments in the bible
- not just the ten central ones.
However, Christians believe that 603 of the commandments (minus the ten) are irrelevant since “Jesus died to save us from our sins.”
So Christians don’t keep kosher for example- a clear commandment in the bible
They don’t… Continue
Added by Wassabi on July 16, 2009 at 10:01am —
US christians: if gays are an abomination then so is your national symbol... if gays are an abomination, as some christians so loudly, and so proudly and so frequently claim, then using the same book from the bible where they get that gay idea in the first place, isn't the USA itself an abomination for having an Eagle as it's national symbol?… Continue
Added by Mike on July 12, 2009 at 4:28am —
I found this article whilst on reddit this morning, thought i'd share it with you all. I hope it makes you laugh as much as it did me :D
The vast majority of Christians are very good people. They follow Jesus’ teaching to “love your enemies”. But as we see throughout the Bible, this teaching is contradicted over and over again. According to the following verses, Christians should kill anyone who dares not worship their god and would be arrogant enough to reject… Continue
Added by MaddMike on May 12, 2009 at 6:00am —
My mother sent me the actual article, and I found it online to share with ya'll...Truly disturbing.
Here's an excerpt: It's a book awash in blood, teeming with psychosexual drama and rife with supernatural occurrences, yet the Bible is seldom read like a novel, beginning to end.
They advocate reading the Bible like fiction but treating it like nonfiction. How ludicrous!
Added by Chelsea on May 3, 2009 at 9:26pm —
If Evil was made by the Fall, whenceforth was Eve tempted?
That sums it up right there.
Some Christians say that evil did not exist until the Fall - that all suffering and sin came about as a result of Eve's choice to disobey God. That sounds reasonable, right?
Imagine a world where there is no sin. Everything is perfect. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the lion is gettin' cuddly with that lamb over there (but not… Continue
Added by AnonyMouse on April 26, 2009 at 5:29pm —
I suppose I've never really written about this before, because it seems like too obvious a point to need addressing. But people do keep making these same tired old arguments
, displaying a very tedious lack of imagination or intellectual curiosity.
Read the full article here
, on my blog
Added by Cubik's Rube on April 26, 2009 at 4:06pm —
All your comments & input welcomed.
✔ = Confirmed
✖ = False or Misread.
= Researched but Confused.
Blank = Unconfirmed
✔1. Who incited David to count the fighting men of Israel?
* God did (2 Samuel 24: 1)
* Satan did (I Chronicles 21:1)
✔2. In that count how many fighting men were found in Israel?
* Eight hundred thousand (2 Samuel 24:9)
* One million, one hundred thousand (I Chronicles… Continue
Added by Rev. Tom Hicks, D.D. on March 26, 2009 at 12:05am —
Most of us who have deconverted have knowledge of some of the horrible laws the bible has. Many of us have probably encountered at least one believer who was completely oblivious to those additional obscure laws. Or if they are vaguely aware of them will dismiss them as being from the old testament. Someone has created a questionnaire on GoToQuiz.com that tests to see if your morals are biblically aligned.
"It is often said that… Continue
Added by Johnny on February 3, 2009 at 2:36pm —
Here is a collection of hilarious bible misprints over the years. Boy would I like to have one of these, ha ha ha ha!!!
(courtesy of wikipedia)
In various printings of the King James Version of the Bible, some of the more famous examples have been given their own names. Among them are:
The Blasphemous Comma
Several editions: Part of Luke 23 reads "And there were also two other malefactors. [crucified with Jesus]" It should have read "And there were also two… Continue
Added by Fluther on January 6, 2009 at 5:19am —