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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.
    Dan Barker

    He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave.
    William Drummond

    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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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

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Evidence For An Atheist


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One of my friends called me yesterday to wish me a happy Easter. She knew I was an atheist and unlike most fundagelicals around here, that doesn’t matter to our friendship. As could have been expected considering yesterday was the day to commemorate Jesus supposed resurrection, the conversation turned to religion. She asked me what would cause me to believe in god. Little did she know I had already made some preparation for that exact question but before I answered, I told her I would answer after she told me what evidence would convince her there was no god. She obviously didn’t want to answer because she avoided the subject telling me that I really didn’t want to answer her question. I reassured her I would answer after I was answered so she reluctantly told me nothing, there is no evidence that would convince her god doesn’t exist. Continue reading

Nephilim


Something about the Nephilim in the bible never sat well with me. We are introduced to them in Genesis 6 and pretty much they were one of the reasons mentioned that god in 6:17 and again in 7:4 that he was going to destroy every living thing except what was on the ark. Besides a teeny thing called lack of evidence the story never made much sense to me. Continue reading

How Science Works And Some Logical Fallacies


Recently I have gotten a few emails through my contact form from three Christians saying that evolution has not been proven a fact and never will be. Then they went on essentially like good little soldiers in unison claiming that since evolution was never proven goddidit must be true. Besides being an either or fallacy, they all expressed a profound misunderstanding as to what science is and that prompted me to write this article. 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

A Little Background


Once again I have heard the Christian claim that I am angry with god and I can’t understand the bible because of my anger. That couldn’t be further from the truth. I am not angry at god. Can’t be angry at something I lack belief in. Saying I don’t believe in god is not the same as saying I believe there is no god. I will go so far as saying a god as defined in the bible doesn’t exist but that has nothing to do with anger. As far as my knowledge of the bible goes, well it is surprising what assumptions Christians make. Continue reading

Another Conversation


Sometimes I work weekends on an old job just to help out when they have a large order. Yesterday was one of those days and they had a really large order [the automotive industry is not doing as bad as people think]. Order was so large they gave me a few employees from a temporary service to help. While we mostly kept talking to a minimum I did overhear the three temps talking about Church and how all three knew one another. Since I was technically in charge of them I figured it wasn’t wise for me to get into a discussion about religion so I did the unusual, I bit my tongue and kept silent figuring to keep the peace and realizing that I probably would never see these guys again. Continue reading