Monthly Archives: May 2014

Quran Contradictions #2: Does everyone obey Allah?

  According to the Quran in verse 30:26 everyone in heaven and on earth obeys Allah. But if we rewind to verse 2:34, we see that Iblees (also spelled Iblis and a version of Satan) disobeyed Allah. To a follower of Muhammad … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #35: Is it ok to make images?

Some people believe that Moses’ serpent staff in Numbers 21:8 is part of the inspiration for the symbol for medicine. This is, of course, false. The symbol comes from Hermes. Sometimes it’s easy to get Moses and Hermes confused. They were both … Continue reading

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Why are there no baby saints?

The newly-recognized Pope Saint John Paul II was a canonizing cannon during his earthly tenure. A quick look to Wikipedia reveals at least 362 (I might have miscounted) saints ordained by our Polish friend. That’s a lot of dead people … Continue reading

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SCOTUS: Christians can monopolize “short” prayers in city halls (Don’t worry non-Christians, it’s no big deal)

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court ruled that short prayers lead by “chaplains of the month” (in other words, civilians) do not violate the separation of church and state, even if those prayers are strictly Christian. By the same vein, those prayers … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #34: If a man believes, is his non-believing family saved?

Both Acts 16:31 and 1 Corinthians 7:14 teach us that when Christian husbands marry atheist wives, they are saving the immortal soul of the wife. Indeed, Acts takes it a step further, alleging that his entire family will be saved. Indeed, 1 … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #33: Who were David’s sons born in Hebron?

This contradiction deserves a caveat: Chileab and Daniel (as a son of King David) are technically the same person. They have two different names. There is no reason for us to think that Chileab and Daniel are two different people. … Continue reading

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When Christians say we don’t believe in anything, they’re sort of right

When I defended my thesis, one of my committee members asked me, “Why do you believe hope is a more important variable than the others?” I wrote my thesis on the genesis of self-immolation. Anyway, I gave him a long-winded … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #32: Who gave the law to Moses?

After leaving Egypt, Moses and his gang went on a lot of wacky adventures. At some point Moses took it upon himself to try his hand at mountain climbing. When he got to the top of Mount Sinai he received … Continue reading

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