Monthly Archives: June 2014

God (doesn’t) love Uganda

I remember hearing about David Kato being murdered in 2011 and feeling nothing but sadness about his death. There’s still confusion about the motive behind the slaying. Some officials say it was a robbery gone wrong. Other officials say it … Continue reading

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The Mothman and god: When evidence exists for one but not the other

The Mothman — popularized by John Keel in the book (and subsequent film) The Mothman Prophesies — is a cryptid (in other words, unproven and most likely fake) creature. But this creature is widely believed to exist, for reasons that baffle … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #41: Do sinners go to hell?

The cornerstone of the Christian religions is conversion. Win souls for Jesus! Christianity is much, much more about growing the faith than it is about actually following the teachings of Christ. So how do you convince an otherwise normal person to … Continue reading

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Exposing bigotry: Here are some Christians very angry about same-sex marriage

It’s my opinion that if you post something in a public forum, your comments are fair game for public criticism. With that stated, last night I clicked on a Facebook image from Fox 45 Dayton that asks, “Do you believe Same-Sex … Continue reading

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6 things about Christians I learned by living in a Muslim country

Atheists (and everyone else) in the U.S. often fail to notice Christian behavior because it’s normal, even if some of these behaviors are absurd. For example, women wearing gaudy dresses with oversized matching hats to church is quite common in … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #40: Does god dwell in light?

We have this image of god in our mind, perched up in heaven on a golden throne, suspended by white fluffy clouds, light of unknown origins haloing his head. We often associate god with light. Indeed, the bible teaches us … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #39: Is it ok to kill?

The Byrds’ 1965 classic “Turn! Turn! Turn!” captured well the biblical narrative that killing is sanctioned by god. Here, go ahead and play the song while reading this post. The song quotes Ecclesiastes chapter 3, which states — paraphrased — … Continue reading

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