All Blog Posts Tagged 'christianity' (96)

Born Innocent Until Proven Guilty

I realise that I have already discussed this in the forum are of the site, but I wanted to post something in a blog form giving my full thoughts on the issue

So the topic I want to address in this blog is the Christian concept of “We are all born sinners” (otherwise known as Original Sin). As a non-Christian I personally do not believe…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on June 26, 2014 at 5:29pm — 50 Comments

It is impossible for anyone to be a Christian

When you consider that the Bible is above all, contradictory, it's actually impossible to be a Christian.

A passing thought...

Added by Andy Hoke on April 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Church of England Attempt to Punish Priest over Same Sex Marriage

I'm not sure you are all aware of this, but the UK recently legalised same sex marriage and good for them. 

But of course the religious organisations are usually the main groups that always have an objection to equal marriage rights. Except this time they are turning on one other own. The first Church of England priest has married his same sex partner and suffice…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 13, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Youthful Skepticism

A very early memory of mine was the United States' Bicentennial, 1976. I remember feeling so good about this country. A few years later, another prominent memory was created - the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

I will not make a case for the US' installation of the Shah as being just. I will not make a case against Iranians wanting to pursue their own destiny with less Western influence. I will however ask you to consider and also consciously identify the concern that religious…

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Added by Andy Hoke on March 17, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Atheist babies

So I was vehemently opposed by another individual when I told her that all babies were atheists. I also said that no innocent child believes in the supernatural beings until they are proselytized to believe so. Doesn't geographic determinism prove this? If you're born in the United States, you'll probably end up Christian, and if you're born in Iran, you'll end up Islamic. Doesn't this prove my point? I'd appreciate any devil's advocates.

Added by Samuel Spraker on June 30, 2013 at 12:42am — 14 Comments

Shroud of Turin! The Real Thing or a Real Fake?

Hi Think Atheist community it has been recently reported in a few news articles across the web that the Shroud of Turin (otherwise known as the Shroud of Jesus) is the real deal due to an alleged new found evidence.  This comes as quite a surprise to me as it was sometime ago originally claimed to have been proven as a fake. 

The original findings concluded and I quote:



" the Shroud was made in the 13th century, then it isn't a relic of…

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Added by Nerdy Keith on April 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — 18 Comments

Westboro Baptist Church

I have had the enlightening experience of being both Christian and atheist in my 31 years on this planet, so I am able to look at the Westboro Baptist Church through both sets of eyes. 



I followed the WBC story as I have always been intrigued by cults; particularly the way in which cults snare high functioning intelligent adults. Through my own studies regarding these issues, I came to the realisation that, as a Christian, I too was in a cult. I am now an outspoken atheist, free…

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Added by Brenda Lee on January 15, 2013 at 5:33am — 20 Comments

Why Jesus (if he existed) Ain't Coming Back -The Bible Version.

Most Christians believe that Jesus will return one day to save them from us godless heathens and "take them up into the clouds"--but if they actually read their bibles they would realize that it ain't gonna happen.  Nope, never.  See the following excerpt from our book which explains why:



"Although Christianity was practiced shortly after the supposed “death” of Jesus Christ, in the Roman Empire it only…

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Added by Cathy Cooper on January 13, 2013 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Nativity Naivete

(cross posted from http://letreasonreign.wordpress.com/2012/12/25/nativity-naivete/#more-549)

Well Saturnalia is over–and I didn’t even get to see Saturn.

So I guess I will have to focus on Christmas instead.

The overwhelming majority of well educated Christians realize that there’s no evidence, not even from the bible, that this day is in any way the birthdate of Jesus.  I’ve heard…

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Added by SteveInCO on December 25, 2012 at 7:03pm — 1 Comment

Female Christianity

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From time to time, we'll have Christians going door to door in our neighborhood trying to sell their religion to everyone and anyone who will listen. One thing that surprises me is how often the proselytizers are women or young girls. This surprises me, because religion often treats women as second…
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Added by James on September 20, 2012 at 11:19pm — No Comments

The Fall of Atheism

Is it just me, or does everybody on here sound like pathetic politicians, just trying to make themselves sound more believable putting others down than proving themselves? Has anybody heard of the phrase, "You catch more flies with honey than vinegar?," or has the complex design of human intelligence been reduced to stupidity?

Added by warofages on September 5, 2012 at 9:30am — 50 Comments

Who Invented Christ?

Jesus Potter Harry Christ Emperor Constantine was undoubtedly one of the major sparks that helped explode the Gnostic cult of Christianity into a full blown mega-religion. That's just one of many things covered in this informative book:…



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Added by Brad Snowder on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Remembering...

I gave someone (a Christian I love very much) a copy of a book recently at their request. I knew that the book would probably cause them to do some questioning about the origins of their religion. I thought it was cool that they asked me for it. To make a long story short, this person read about a chapter and then stopped. I’m not sure if he’ll pick it up again, but it didn’t seem likely that he would. He said he had “heard that stuff before,” and then gave me an apologetic response to it. I…

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Added by LyndsayJF on April 25, 2012 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

Why Christians are hypocrites when it comes to censorship laws and a couple of other notes: (A blogpost from my website)

We are all aware of the bills being currently passed nationally such as ACTA or PIPA, or most notably the recent demise of SOPA, it is well noted in the press about how everyone of different creeds and backgrounds aligned with each other to fight the good fight, which of course it is, because why would we want to stop our freedom to say and do what we want?

Though recently one thing popped into my head the other day while surfing the net and researching…

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Added by Daniel Kane on April 12, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

...But I'm a Heathen

All who have read my little philosophical tangents (found here: www.myquestionablebeliefs.blogspot.com) know I have a general dislike for most major theistic religions.  Some I simply laugh at while others disgust and repulse me– but there is one I've been thinking of lately that I just do not understand: Satanism.…

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Added by Jessica Frame on April 12, 2012 at 8:18am — 6 Comments

Being snotty and being right, are two different things.

Somehow I feel priviliged when I read the stories here. I was brought up in a non religious household, I have never been inside a church unless it was a funeral or baptism. I didn't think it was odd as a child. My dad was a flaming communist, which also colored my oppinion on religion and politics. But that was really not the point of this blog entry, and yet it is.

I like any other parent, teaches my children what I believe to be the "truth", and my honest oppinion on Religion is,…

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Added by Rikke Petersen on February 13, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Christians Under Attack - For Real

According to this news article, Christians are under attack just because they are Christian. Hrm... funny thing - again, it is NOT Atheists who are attacking them. Instead the Christians are being attacked by Mohammedans.



Christians like to say that they are being attacked, even when they aren't, such as when Atheists bring up the fact that there is zero proof…

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Added by Citizen Atheist on January 22, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Response to: Which is Worse? Islam v. Christianity

A couple months ago Robert Karp asked this question. I initially meant this as a comment to that post, but it developed into something bigger, so a blog post makes more sense.

For the most part, Christianity has gotten past its bronze age stage. There are still pockets of severe repression, but not so much anymore. People make a lot of prayer in the classroom,…

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Added by Michael Merritt on January 15, 2012 at 12:00pm — 24 Comments

Moving to God's Country

     Just moved to West Virginia. Among the standard frustrations of moving, I chose the occasion to read the local paper (thankfully online), and ran across this gem in the Letters to the Editor section: Jesus is the reason for a Christmas celebration.

     Having a strong desire to make friends in my new neighborhood, I thought…

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Added by Jeff Samuelson on December 3, 2011 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

My Best Rant Yet

A rant I made at a google+ post comment, I think this is my best yet & I've copied it verbatim. If you want to check out the post, here is the link.

Edit - You can't check the google+ post as it seems the OP has deleted it. Shame, it had some of my best comments :(

 

No one here is…

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Added by Akshay Bist on December 1, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

  

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