Tag Archives: Christianity

Belief is a tricky thing

I’ve never been consulted by anyone at Nabisco as support for their claim that the Oreo is America’s Favorite Cookie, but I assume they checked with someone.  I’ve also never been consulted by a polling service to ask me whether or not I thought a god had created humans in their present form in the […]

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Unwittingly deistic

I know so many people who are atheists but don’t know it, and are shocked to even hear it suggested. A theist, which is the opposite of an atheist, is a very specific breed of believer. A theist believes in a specific God, a kind of personal God that they can know, and who can […]

Why Ben Affleck (and others) are wrong.

In a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, with guests Sam Harris and Ben Affleck among others, Affleck became visibly agitated when discussing Maher’s very vocal and public criticism of Islam. The issue is that Affleck, like many others, suffers from an affliction in which people’s religions are given automatic respect, as if it […]

Immoral and Absurd

I’ve long thought that a person with the combined attributes of ignorance and arrogance was one best avoided. I’ve recently begun considering that the combined attributes of immorality and absurdity should also be avoided, in people certainly, but also in ideology. Christianity boasts of these two attributes and avoiding it will lead to increased mental […]

The Religious Killing Fields

I would like to request that all those who continue to spout the meaningless platitudes that religions cause no harm, or that the faithful should be left unchallenged as they are free to believe as they choose, immediately remove their heads from their posteriors. The current and ongoing slaughter of human beings in the cradle […]

Vicarious Redemption

As people celebrate Easter, I am always reminded of how immoral and unethical the basic underlying premise of Christianity is. It’s what gives rise to the “Jesus Saves” signs littered across America’s rural highways and the “Jesus died for our sins” mantra so many Christians espouse without every really thinking about what that means. One […]

The Resurrection

Imagine if you saw a man on the street today that you saw executed three days ago. Then imagine you watch that man levitate off the ground and continue ascending into the sky until he was out of sight. You would have to ask yourself if you just witnessed the laws of nature being completely […]

Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit

“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.” ~ Jesus (Matthew 12:31 KJV) As a service to my Christian friends and all Christians that I may encounter in the future, I will now commit […]

It’s Difficult To Accept

I am currently in correspondence with a reader of my book, The Biblical God Doesn’t Exist, and she had many questions about Jesus Christ. I pointed out that many of her ideas about Jesus contradict, or at least aren’t in line with what we know of him, because all of our knowledge of Jesus comes from […]

Biblical Bigotry

The Chick-Fil-A hullabaloo is just the latest public display of human bigotry. Our seeming inability to accept each other as we are, but instead to demean, to segregate and to diminish each other, once again has a public face. It isn’t surprising to me that yet again, the bigots use the Bible to hide behind, […]