I often refer to Jesus as a quasi-historical figure, a statement which drives the Christians I know into fits of apoplexy. Jerry the Evangelical Neighbor likes to fall back on the most tired of all the basic refutations.
“There is less proof for the existence of Socrates or Plato than of Jesus.” He once responded to a Facebook post of mine.
I don’t know that to necessarily be a fact. I rather doubt he does either. At least I was a philosophy major in college;…Continue
Read this article by Janet Heimlich. Good stuff.
I am one of the many people who chuckled at news stories about Harold Camping’s prediction that the world was going to end on May 21st. I heard about the rapture parties and the planned celebratory… Continue
Added by Euan Franklin on May 21, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments
Originally posted @ Atheist Dave on 21 April, 2011
May 21st of this year is thought by quite a few religious crazies (sometimes ad hominem attacks really are all they deserve)…Continue
Added by A. Dave on May 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments
Last night I posted a video of an interview with Dr. Matt McCormick that argues against the reliability for the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection by comparing it to the Salem Witch Trials. The argument is amusing and reasonably makes sense, although in an interview he had on Think Atheist Radio, May, 8th, he admitted he didn’t think anyone would really bite on the bullet, so to speak. It turns out that there exist those who have.
One of the people commenting on the…Continue
I bent the binding of The Good Atheist, Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God, by Dan Barker, in hopes that I would either come out of it in some way affirmed or finally have a resource for a person struggling with the decision to let go of their faith. When I closed the book, I felt like a sore eared member of the choir. The majority of Barker’s book is an appeal to authority and celebrity, a mishap of astonishing proportion when speaking about, to, or for, a community that…Continue
Added by LaRae Meadows on May 5, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments
For years now, I have struggled with the idea that I may loose friends and family because of my beliefs, or lack thereof. I've sat on the sidelines while people speak of their god, usually just nodding along in agreement. In the recent months, I've noticed that I have been unable to hold onto this mask. I no longer held my head down in prayer, just waiting for it to be over. I hold my head up and do not acknowledge the ritual. Some may feel that this is disrespectful. I do not feel this way…Continue
At 10:36 pm on a Thursday night somewhere in Upstate New York, Jesus Christ himself walked through the door of an all night diner. The diner, which for the past few years had gone by the name of Jeff’s (named after the owner himself), had been owned…Continue
Added by delapruch on March 21, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments
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
by John L. Perkins
The following article is from Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 24, Number 3.…
Why I'm infidel?
Yesterday I saw a Muslim man trying to preach here and he started talking about the parents and women...…Continue
Do muslims really follow the ten commandments in the Qur’an?
Let's see now,
Ten commandments in the Qur’an;
1-"There is no other god beside Allah." (Qur'an …Continue
Added by Mr Good Without God on January 11, 2011 at 1:28pm — No Comments
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
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
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The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless:
No horns blown or parades thrown,
Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,
No angels from Heaven to smite us down,
No Devil to laugh at our descent.
The end of the world will still belong to the sun,
When the Church takes its final breath
On a day no different than today
In a world with problems unfit for gods.
Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;
A relic of a…