Monthly Archives: April 2014

Bible Contradictions #27: Should Christians cast out devils?

It seems everywhere I go those silly Christians are casting out devils. I can’t make it to the corner market without getting spritzed by holy water and having a lesson in Latin. But is it truly the Christian thing to do? … Continue reading

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Are you saved or damned? God decided before you were born

The bible has a lot to say about what you must do to be saved. I’m not going to list them all here (that would make for a very long post), but the various books of the bible list about 200 … Continue reading

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Sharing a prophet’s grave: An accidental resurrection in the bible

According to Acts 26:23 and 1 Corinthians 15:20, Jesus was the first person to be resurrected. But actually, if you go by the bible, many, many people were resurrected before Jesus rose from the dead. I’m not here to point out … Continue reading

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The absurdity of Passover: Drunken celebrations of racism

There are only around 14,000,000 Jewish people in the world, which makes up about 0.2% of the global human population. It’s not a very significant population. On the other hand, Jews have an extraordinary tendency to excel in many academic … Continue reading

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The Atheist Papers admin is a cat lover (we both thought you should know)

This is Frankie, AKA Frank Sinatra, AKA Frankie Fitzgerald, AKA Pope Francis (the better one). He’s probably my favorite person in the world. Cats are good people 🙂 I call on other non-believers to post pictures of their beloved companion … Continue reading

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“Atheism is a religion”: The fundamental flaw with this statement and how it undermines religious belief

Is atheism a religion? Despite the fact that, no, it is definitely not a religion, the very question itself is self-defeating when asked by a religious person. I imagine that this post might be troll bait. There probably lurks someone (particularly … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #26: Who does god respect?

Respect. Sometimes you gotta give it in order to receive it, unless you’re in the military. Then you just give it. But when it comes to whether or not god can respect you, the bible is quite dubious. First let’s take Psalm … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #25: Who raised Jesus from the dead?

A foundational tenet in Christianity is that Jesus was resurrected following his crucifixion. But how is he risen? Whose magic hand was responsible for the resurrection? According to John, Jesus H. Christ’s holy and holey dead hands raised himself! I’ve … Continue reading

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Where are the Christian suicide bombers? Actually, closer than you think

Robert Pape’s book Dying to Win: The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism (2005) (I cannot recommend this book enough!!) is, arguably, to date the most extensive survey of suicide terrorism. In it, Pape argues that the general agreement that suicide terrorism … Continue reading

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The Bible: Peer review, or it didn’t happen

Peer review can be a bitch. The purpose of the peer review process is to determine the credibility of a researcher’s work prior to publication. The process is integral because it weeds out potential publications with results or methodologies that … Continue reading

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