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Cracked Book Review: The Bible

An absolute hilarious book review of the Bible. I only posted a couple of my favorite parts to whet your appetite. Worth the click.

From Cracked:

"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 — 4 Comments

Meet the Baptists Part 3: What We Believe : Part 1 of a Trinity

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 Scriptures

"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 — 2 Comments

Meet the Baptists Part 2: 3 Things God Cannot Do

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 — 4 Comments

The Moral Pilot

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 — 8 Comments

Re-Blog: Believing in God is Not the Problem

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 — 7 Comments

Meet the Baptists! Part 1: Are You A Good Person?

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 — 7 Comments

Building Fences and Feeling Free

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 — 10 Comments

The Young Elders

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 — 11 Comments

Michael Jackson and Pareidolia

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 — 1 Comment

I Shall Return!

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 — 10 Comments

why iran is an argument for secularism - by gfish

More goodness from Greg Fish's blog Weird Things

Here’s a suggestion to those who want governments to obey their religious dogmas rather than draw on their accumulated legal traditions. Take a long, hard look at what’s going on in Iran today. Ahmadinejad’s dubious victory which required very unusual circumstances to be legitimate and was immediately endorsed by the… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 27, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

Thank God: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My ESP.

Recently I had an incident in which God saved my neighbor's skull from being crushed. Or perhaps it wasn't divine intervention but visions of the future bestowed upon me by cosmic forces that my subconscious is attuned to and allowed me to save my neighbor from a trip to the emergency room or certain death. But it really drove home the many aspects of perception and the various ways human beings, the wholly irrational creatures that we are, interpret events in our lives. From the mundane to the… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 18, 2009 at 7:23am — 6 Comments

Defend Your Unbelief

Have you ever had someone say something to you and you came up with the perfect response to that person...a day later? It has happened to me seemingly thousands of times, whether in argument or being insulted or trying to flirt with a pretty girl, I always seem to find the scathing remark or witty retort that will achieve instant victory and secure my place as a silver tongued devil well after the fact.

I had such a moment when confronted by a theistic-leaning friend regarding my… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 10, 2009 at 9:44pm — 29 Comments

Science as Religion

This is mostly a repost from Greg Fish's blog "Weird Things" titled "Why You Should Honor Thy Scientists". I often consider science as my "religion", but really what I mean is that I trust science to be the best thing available to tell me about reality. However, some theists will try to posit that science is just another faith based religion, playing a little… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 7, 2009 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments

Oprah is Evil

Most men intuitively know this. However, it is a general feeling of unease and fear they grapple with as their female significant other worships all things Oprah. Now at least one mainstream media outlet is exposing what many may have not known. Oprah is evil incarnate and must be stopped!

Consider this! An article in Newsweek detailing the wackaloony ideas and products that Oprah compels her army of consumers to purchase and… Continue

Added by Reggie on June 1, 2009 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Death, Drink, and Deference

My Catholic grandmother passed away recently and I was chosen to be a pallbearer along with other of her adult grandchildren. I wasn't particularly close to her and knew next to nothing about this side of my family. There were awkward greetings as I struggled to introduce my fiancee to family members whose names I could not quite recall now that I found a desperate need to. I worked out a deal with her after a couple of such greetings. I would play the uncouth and absent minded partner that… Continue

Added by Reggie on May 27, 2009 at 1:40pm — 7 Comments

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