Johnny's Blog – April 2009 Archive (11)

How Many Gods Are In The Bible?

There's at least a dozen questions I could preface, infer, or imply with this. One of the prevalent ones being xians' belief that the Bible proves the existence of Yahweh. Also worth mentioning is xians' belief that only Yahweh is real, and that all other gods are fake. There are more, but I'm going to focus on these two for now; please feel free to add to the mix if you feel so inclined.

Does the Bible ever actually say the others are fake gods? This might just be… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 23 Comments

Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive

JERUSALEM (AP) — The outbreak of swine flu should be renamed "Mexican" influenza in deference to Muslim and Jewish sensitivities over pork, said an Israeli health official Monday. Deputy Health Minister Yakov Litzman said the reference to pigs is offensive to both religions and "we should call this Mexican flu and not swine flu," he told a news conference at a hospital in central Israel.

Both Judaism and Islam consider pigs unclean and…

Added by Johnny on April 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 26APR

Sunday Morning Service

26 APR 2009

Links of Interest

The Sarah Palin Elementary School - A fictional vision of the future where religion has taken stronger root. I dub this short story a horror story; and think it illustrates a stark example of why we… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 26, 2009 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Pick and Choose: Can you get any more granular?

1 Timothy 2:9

In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;
Dyker Neyland believes that "women adorn themselves in modest apparel" means that her 7-year-old daughter Javé should not be required to tuck-in her shirt. Her reasoning: "I don't want her behind showing," Dyker said. "I don't want her body being exposed."

Apparently the part… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 12APR

Sunday Morning Service

12 APR 2009

Links of Interest

The Jesus Quote You’ll Never Hear in Church - Christians condemn the violent language in the Koran; but most don't realize the New Testament contains some violent language too. Jesus essentially says: obey or I will kill you. - On a related… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 12, 2009 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Happy Easter... err Happy Eostre!

Happy Easter...

err... Happy Eostre!


... and ...

Where Did The Easter Bunny Come…

Added by Johnny on April 12, 2009 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Warren Lies About Prop 8 Support

I'm a little short on time, plus this one is pretty good as-is; so I'll be lazy and just paste it in.

By Karen at

Rick Warren must still be smarting from the outrage Obama provoked when he chose the despicable jackass to speak at his inauguration as he is still lying about his support for prop 8.…


Added by Johnny on April 7, 2009 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

Teaching the Wrong Controversy

Which Controversy Shall We Teach?…

Added by Johnny on April 6, 2009 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

Sunday Morning Service - 05APR

Sunday Morning Service

05 APR 2009

Links of Interest

Leap of Faith - President Obama has not lived up to his campaign promises of separation. "He should insist that groups that accept funds from his initiative abide by anti-discrimination laws. If this proves too onerous for some… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 5, 2009 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

James Randi Educational Foundation’s YouTube Account Is Online

The James Randi Educational Foundation’s YouTube account is online again. Turns out it wasn't theists whining about the content, but someone complaining about copyrighted content. From
Our account had been suspended by YouTube due to some…

Added by Johnny on April 3, 2009 at 3:59pm — 5 Comments

Congress Passes Mandatory Public Service Act; Participants Forbidden From Attending Church While Serving

On 09 March the House passed H.R. 1388; and on 26 March the Senate passed it as well. H.R. 1388, Officially title the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act, or GIVE Act, is being referred to by many as the Mandatory Public Service Act.

Students graduating high school will be required to register; but can delay their registration by attending college. Mandatory or volunteer participation will be based on the household income of the parents of the… Continue

Added by Johnny on April 1, 2009 at 12:04pm — 4 Comments

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