Monthly Archives: May 2014

Bible Contradictions #36: Does everyone have to die?

Death is an absolute. There’s nothing we can do to stop our march towards the grave. What happens after that is unknown (and therefore not worthy of debate). But when we look to the bible we see an apparent uncertainty … Continue reading

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Contradictions in the Hadith: Evil Omens?

The Quran is not the only textual authority in Islam. There also exist the hadith, a collection Muhammad’s sayings. Here I present to you two of these that contradict one another. That is, do evil omens exist? Thankfully, the Center … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #3: Could Allah have a son?

Christians believe that Jesus Christ was the son of god (Allah). Islam follows from both Judaism and Christianity, building upon them, absorbing Jesus into the Quran, but not his divinity. So when the question comes up — did Allah have a son? … Continue reading

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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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