It would be unfair to paint all of religion and its followers on the actions of an individual. It is also unfair for religion to wash their hands of every religious person as soon as they do something illegal and/or immoral by claiming they were "not really a Christian". At the very least, the type of gullibility that religion needs to thrive and actively encourages by claiming faith a virtue and doubt an evil leads to people like Alan Bushey and Tammy Lewis committing… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 31, 2009 at 12:48pm —
An absolute hilarious book review of the Bible. I only posted a couple of my favorite parts to whet your appetite. Worth the click.
"First God made heaven & earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 30, 2009 at 9:00pm —
We are here at the third installment of Meet the Baptists and I have to admit that we have not done a good job of getting to know the Baptist. Mostly we have been humoring my vanity which must be an artifact of my newfound godhoodship. This doesn't mean you get to stop worshiping me, though. Keep up the groveling and the donations!
"The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 29, 2009 at 2:10pm —
I've renounced my atheism. I know many atheists find it perplexing when a fellow atheist abandons his or her lack of faith, but it was quite simple for me. As I studied the Baptist religion during this series, I discovered that Jesus can wipe away all my sins. Furthermore, the Baptists say that only God is without sin. I asked Jesus to wipe away my sins making me without sin which propelled me into Godhood. Since I believe in me, I can no longer call myself an atheist and I thought you all… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 27, 2009 at 10:56am —
Morality has been argued as an absolute or a relative endeavor. The religious would have you believe in morals that require blind obedience and others, such as myself, would argue that the moral action is dependent on circumstances. I dare to generalize this deep field of philosophy down to a blind following of rules that equate to morals versus a thinking man's gambit.
The common question from a theist to the atheist is "where do you get your morals?" Of course, the theist is handed… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 26, 2009 at 12:35am —
I've long come to the conclusion that theistic belief is merely one symptom to a wider problem with humans. Chris Zerhusen at The Pile System blog
has deduced the very same and has managed to articulate the point quite well, so I will let his words carry this post.
"As an atheist and skeptic, I am constantly fighting the battle (on a very small… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 24, 2009 at 8:26am —
Earlier this year I went to a wedding outside of Kansas City, Missouri. It was a Hell and Brimstone Baptist Church and their literature was nothing short of amazing! So I helped myself to everything they had to offer and now I want to share it with my fellow atheists. So join me in this series of posts as we get to know the Baptists together. I only ask that former (or current) Baptists do not post spoilers. We don't want to know how it ends. Personally, I think the devil will win and there… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
I love physical labor. Especially of the mindless variety like mowing the yard or painting a fence. It is such a good time for reflection and I never fail to take advantage of it. Usually I am at a desk preoccupied with mental calculations as my body turns to flab, so it feels good to move around and let my mind wander. Today I was working on my fence and was able to enjoy one of those moments. These thoughts are always poetic and wonderful at the time and I always fail to translate that later… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 19, 2009 at 9:30pm —
This is a true story that I wrote in a narrative format simply to exercise my writing and shake some rust off. It happened tonight after dinner and I sat down and quickly wrote this in one go, hopefully preserving the salient conversation points. Either this can spark discussion on Jehovah Witnesses and/or I can get some criticisms on my writing. I think Misty has inspired me to begin writing more with her writings. So here is a piece of non-fiction. Please forgive typos, punctuation… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 14, 2009 at 10:39pm —
I find human beings to be among the most irrational creatures in the animal kingdom. Our pattern seeking tendencies have served us well in our short history, but strange artifacts of this aspect of ourselves do stand in peculiar contrast to the relatively more rational mindset of modernity. One of the most media attracting of these is pareidolia.
Wikipedia says: Pareidolia (pronounced /pærɪˈdoʊliə/) is a… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 11, 2009 at 10:30am —
I went to a wedding just outside of Kansas City. It was a rural area at a secluded church in a heavily wooded area. Before we arrived, we decided to stop at a Burger King just off of the highway. We ordered our food and I left to use the restroom. When I returned, my fiancee had chosen a table and sat idly by with our food on a tray. I took my seat across from her and bless her heart if she didn't pick a good table to sit at. On our table, and no one else's that I could tell, was… Continue
Added by Reggie on July 6, 2009 at 12:00am —