I’m one of the strange people. I prefer facts to truth. A single cold hearted fact is worth more than a thousand feel good truths in my book. Thus, one of my favourite books is The Bible Unearthed. It’s a book about the factual history of Judaism and how much of what we think we
The Texas legislature has approved a bill that will make courses on the Bible an optional elective. What this apparently means is that if a school thinks there’s a market for it, they can offer it, but they’re not required to offer it as a default such as the case with other subjects languages and
It’s one thing to preach what you don’t practice, but what about preaching what you don’t know? This appears to be the case with a majority of Americans according to a quiz given by Stephen Prothero, chairman of the religion department at Boston University. We are not just talking about Americans being ignorant of other
I found this video over at Debunking Christianity and thought I’d share it in light of my recent post about the Bible. The video is long coming in a 1hr and 43 minutes so get comfortable. Like John, I recommended the last 10 or so minutes as it shows American evangelicals in all their glory.
Here in America we are surrounded by well-funded and well organized groups and individuals that continuously tout the Bible as a divinely inspired collection that is unique in every way imaginable as well as entirely truthful and accurate. From high-ranking politicians down to the street-preacher and all points in between, people promote the idea that
It is not a stick that people use to destroy the lives of others. Case in point, Steve Stanton. Mr. Stanton was the city manager of Largo, Florida for 14 years. All was well for quite some time. Then Steve announced that due to his personal non-work related plans, we’d soon be calling him Susan.
There seems to be a bit of an uproar over on YouTube. In response to the Blasphemy Challenge author David Mills put a video of himself cursing and ripping out pages of the Bible which he used to pick up dog poo. An atheist by the name of KillTrend took offense and put up a
The answer is apparently yes.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â I doubt it comes as any surprise to anyone that grew up as or with fundamentalists such as myself. Ã‚Â Ã‚Â However, I do find myself surprised that anyone would have to find out such a thing in a formal setting like the one in the study. We see
This letter was written to the New Zealand Herald in protest to the labeling of New Zealand as a “Christian Nation”. If my resistance to deem New Zealand to be a Christian nation makes me a traitor, as Brian Tamaki suggests, take me to the Tower, or the New Zealand equivalent, for it would be
If there’s one question that most believers never stop to ponder it is the question regarding the literal existence of Jesus. The question, to their way of thinking, is “Was Jesus God?”, not “Was there a man named Jesus who stated he was God?”. For the longest time I considered Jesus to be a literal