Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bible Absurdities: The biblical demonic pandemic

Call me a skeptic, but I don’t believe in demonic possession. There is absolutely zero empirical evidence of any kind to support the hypothesis that demons exist and sometimes set up shop in your lower intestines. Yet we see time … Continue reading

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Bible Absurdities: Very awkward conversation Moses MUST have had with god

Most people know the story of Moses. He was a Jew, kidnapped by the Pharaoh and raised a royal, decided he liked gefilte fish more than those grapes you always see pharaohs eating, sat idly by while god committed mass … Continue reading

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Anne Rice calls out Christian bigotry on her Facebook page

I saw this today on Anne Rice’s Facebook page. I don’t read fiction that often (except for religious books), but I think Anne Rice is beautiful.

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Husband beats wife to death, plays recording of Quran in the background

Because I used to live in Beirut, I tend to keep up with the news coming out of Lebanon. Last week I came across this article about a man in the Beirut neighborhood of Al-Tariq al-Jadideh who beat his wife to … Continue reading

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Atheists and the indefinite article: Maybe we should drop the ‘an’

The indefinite article is used to show that there is something else available. For example, we might say, “I am a male,” as opposed to “female.” We could also say “I am male,” dropping the indefinite article. Both are correct, but … Continue reading

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An atheist in Beirut: The beauty of Islamic music

I’ve mentioned before that I used to live in Beirut. I lived in Hamra, in an awful apartment called Residence Haddad, off of Makdessi Street. My room was on the second floor, and I learned to drown out the roar … Continue reading

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The alternate god: Why can’t religious people worship the god they wish existed?

A few months ago I conducted a totally legit scientific poll* of my Facebook friends. I asked a simple question to my friends of faith: “Let’s assume that god exists, but he exists in a different form from what you believe. … Continue reading

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