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    I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil--you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself.
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    The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
    Richard Dawkins

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Review: The Case For The Real Jesus


As I promised last week, I was going to write a short review on another Strobel book. On the off chance that Camping and his stupidity of the rapture was right, I waited till after 6 to write this since if the Christians were raptured I wouldn’t have to torture myself by writing this. Since Camping apparently went camping somewhere in southern California and there was no rapture, guess I should get on with the rest of this article. Continue reading

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Christian Fraud


Once again a Christian brought up the passage from Josephus as extra biblical evidence for the historicity of Jesus. Kinda funny considering Christians have been claiming the same for 17 centuries yet even Christian scholars do not claim the passage is fully legitimate. Antiquities by Josephus was written sometime after 90 CE so that is 19 centuries ago. Why have Christians only been claiming the passage as  evidence for 17? Evidence points to the passage being forged by Eusebius sometime in the early 4th century coincidentally at the time of Constantine’s Nicaean council. Continue reading

Pious Fraud


Recently I took part in a discussion on an internet forum about Christianity. The specific topic of the Sermon on the mount came up and it was mentioned that the concepts were unique to the New Testament. I flippantly called them pious fraud as I was well aware of much writings before that had it written yet one person decided not to challenge me but to call me anti-Christianity and ignorant and proceeded to build strawmen to attempt to prove they were unique. This post is dedicated to him or her. Not only that but the authors of the New Testament were well aware of them yet they demonized the original writers and attributed the words to Jesus anyway. That is pious fraud by any definition. Continue reading

Top Thirteen Prostitutes Of The Bible


In alphabetical order. Continue reading

Murders And Weird Punishments


I wanted to write something different from what I usually write so I have been leafing through the Old Testament looking for some truly bizarre stuff to write about. I was not disappointed and I quickly found two topics to write about. Well not really write about them but make a list with some commentary. The lists are the top ten murders of the Old Testament and five weird punishments of the Old Testament. Continue reading

Aramaic


Our Camels

Camels

The New Testament is full of colorful semitc idioms and mistranslations that can’t be understood by reading them through the Greek fuchsia colored lenses worn by most Christians and all theologians. I want to examine two of them and anyone interested can find more. Continue reading

Cherubim


Cherub: Kenny Hunter 1999

Cherub

I was doing some bible reading for an article I was going to write about hell [no, not the town in Michigan] later this evening and I accidentally stumbled across a verse that is absurd, amazing and at the same time disturbing. Continue reading