“I don’t trust the Bible…

Posted by on March 10th, 2010 Comments (8,597)

I don’t trust Disciple!” Our atheist friends Gogol Bordello rock it godless-style.

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Top Ten Signs You’re a Fundamentalist Christian

Posted by on January 28th, 2010 Comments (7,169)

From http://www.evilbible.com/Top_Ten_List.htm

10 – You vigorously deny the existence of thousands of gods claimed by other religions, but feel outraged when someone denies the existence of yours.
 
9 – You feel insulted and “dehumanized” when scientists say that people evolved from other life forms, but you have no problem with the Biblical claim that we were created from dirt.
 
8 - You laugh at polytheists, but you have no problem believing in a Triune God.
 
7 – Your face turns purple when you hear of the “atrocities” attributed to Allah, but you don’t even flinch when hearing about how God/Jehovah slaughtered all the babies of Egypt in “Exodus” and ordered the elimination of entire ethnic groups in “Joshua” including women, children, and trees!
 
6 – You laugh at Hindu beliefs that deify humans, and Greek claims about gods sleeping with women, but you have no problem believing that the Holy Spirit impregnated Mary, who then gave birth to a man-god who got killed, came back to life and then ascended into the sky.
 
5 – You are willing to spend your life looking for little loopholes in the scientifically established age of Earth (few billion years), but you find nothing wrong with believing dates recorded by Bronze Age tribesmen sitting in their tents and guessing that Earth is a few generations old.
 
4 – You believe that the entire population of this planet with the exception of those who share your beliefs — though excluding those in all rival sects – will spend Eternity in an infinite Hell of Suffering.  And yet consider your religion the most “tolerant” and “loving.”

 
3 – While modern science, history, geology, biology, and physics have failed to convince you otherwise, some idiot rolling around on the floor speaking in “tongues” may be all the evidence you need to “prove” Christianity.
 
2 – You define 0.01% as a “high success rate” when it comes to answered prayers.  You consider that to be evidence that prayer works.  And you think that the remaining 99.99% FAILURE was simply the will of God.
 
1 – You actually know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and church history – but still call yourself a Christian.

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Lessons From the Scriptures Part 5 – The Bible Says so it Must Be True

Posted by on January 12th, 2010 Comments (9,646)

Ahh the Bible, that ultimate authority for so many Christians.  The next time someone says they believe that the Bible is 100% God’s word, you can pull out these gems where the Bible says…

  • You should kill your child if he strikes you (Exod. 21:15)
  • And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death

  • If you work on the Sabbath, you should be put to death (Exod. 35:2)
  • Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the Lord: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death 

  • If you curse, you should be stoned to death (Lev. 24:14)
  • Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him. 

  • Happiness is smashing children upon the rocks (Psalms 137:9)
  • Happy shall he be,that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

  • Women should be subjugated by their husbands (1 Pet. 3:1)
  • Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;  

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    Atheists Challenge Irelands Blasphemy Law

    Posted by on January 5th, 2010 Comments (6,342)

    Earlier this year we posted a short note about the silly blasphemy law that politicians in Ireland had passed, which  went into effect January 1st.

    Now, Atheist Ireland is challenging that law, in order to provoke court action.

    An Irish atheist group has published a series of quotations on religion in an attempt to challenge a blasphemy law that went into effect on New Year’s Day.

    The 25 “blasphemous” quotations include the words of Jesus, Mohammed, Mark Twain, Salman Rushdie and Bjork.

    A person breaks the law by saying or publishing anything “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion.”

    Those found guilty of breaking the blasphemy law may try to defend themselves by proving that a reasonable person would find literary, artistic, political, scientific or academic value in what they said or published, the law says.

    You can read the list of 25 quotations on the Atheist Ireland website.

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    Uganda is OK with Killing Gays

    Posted by on December 24th, 2009 Comments (179)

    Wow. Isn’t religion great? Those religions Muslim and Christian religions that teach love and tolerance right?

    Proposed legislation in Uganda states that;

    • Gays and lesbians convicted of having gay sex would be sentenced, at minimum, to life in prison

    • People who test positive for HIV may be executed

    • Homosexuals who have sex with a minor, or engage in homosexual sex more than once, may also receive the death penalty

    • The bill forbids the “promotion of homosexuality,” which in effect bans organizations working in HIV and AIDS prevention

    • Anyone who knows of homosexual activity taking place but does not report it would risk up to three years in prison

    Wow. Yep, just kill them off those evil doers, that will stop it! But it doesn’t end there unfortunately.

    It applies even to Ugandans participating in same-sex acts in countries where such behavior is legal.

    “They are supposed to be brought back to Uganda and convicted here. The government is putting homosexuality on the level of treason,” Mugisha said.

    Lawmakers have indicated that they will pass the bill before year’s end.

    And how do those religious leaders react? You know, those people who are parts of religions that preach love and tolerance? Predictably.

    It has the blessing of many religious leaders — Muslim and Christian — in a country where a July poll found 95 percent opposed to legalizing homosexuality.

    The Rev. Esau Omara, a senior church leader, said over the weekend that any lawmaker opposing the bill will pay for it during the next election, according to local newspaper reports.

    And a leading Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ramathan Shaban Mubajje, has called for gays to be rounded up and banished to an island until they die.

    I think Christopher Hitchens said it right when he made the claim that religion poisons everything.

    There has been a Facebook Group created to opposed this sick government/religion action.

    Tags: Category: Christianity, Critical Thinking, Culture, Intolerance, Islam, Politics & Law, Seperation of Church & State, Sex

    I Am Convinced!

    Posted by on December 17th, 2009 Comments (7,373)

    I’ve been wrong this whole time! Hearing believers show their ignorance about evolution and science sure convinced me that God must truly exist.

    Category: Atheism & Agnosticism, Creationism, Critical Thinking, Evolution, Science

    Debate Time

    Posted by on November 30th, 2009 Comments (9,753)

    Saw this on P.Z. Meyers blog. A debate between Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens vs. Boteach, D’Souza, and Taleb in Mexico,

    Tags: Category: Atheism & Agnosticism, Creationism, Critical Thinking

    The Christian God, The Jewish God, or No God

    Posted by on November 18th, 2009 Comments (6,298)

    A discussion between Dinesh D’Souza, Christopher Hitchens, and Dennis Prager. Hitchens is his usual brilliant self, and he holds nothing back.

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    Catholics PWNED By Athiests

    Posted by on November 11th, 2009 Comments (4,892)

    Put on by BBC World, the Question was “Is the Catholic church a force for good in the world?” The majority of the people at this debate decided that NO, it was not a force for good, and those people that were on the fence at the start (a poll was taken at the beginning and end of the debate) were swayed to the NO side.

    Speaking for the motion, Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe MP. Speaking against the motion, Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry.

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    Mr Deity and the Identity Crisis

    Posted by on November 5th, 2009 Comments (5,317)

    The Lastest episodes from the brilliant mind of the folks over at Mr. Deity.

    Tags: Category: Catholicism, Christianity, Critical Thinking, Humor

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