Monthly Archives: June 2014

Bible Contradictions #38: Does god work on the sabbath?

When people say that Jesus got rid of the old laws or changed them, what they are saying is that Jesus contradicted his father (or himself). That’s what we have here. In the Old Testament god rested on the sabbath, … Continue reading

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“Dark Girls” documentary: God plays no role in skin color

Last night I watched the documentary Dark Girls, a fantastic narrative of how dark-skinned black women feel ostracized from within the black community for being too dark and pressure to unnaturally lighten their skin. It’s a wonderful piece — with absolutely nothing … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #5: Is slavery ok?

The Christian bible makes no qualms about slavery. It condones it at every twist and turn, even condoning returning runaway slaves to their brutal masters. But the Quran is a little less certain about the morality of slavery. In Surat … Continue reading

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Quran Contradictions #4: Is alcohol ok?

When I lived in Beirut I was surrounded by booze. From the nightclubs in Gemmayze to the pubs in Hamra, alcohol was a part of a balanced breakfast (quite literally). Although not technically legal to drink on the streets, the … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #37: Did god appear to Moses in the burning bush?

Everyone knows the story about when Moses ate some psychedelic mushrooms and saw god in a burning bush (or something like that). But not everyone knows that the bible is confused about whether or not it was god or an … Continue reading

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When god is not there: Faith and prayer are meaningless in the face of tragedy

I’ve been absent from the Atheist Papers for a little over two weeks, my longest stretch without making a post yet. Without getting into too many personal details, I’ll sum up the story like this: On 30 May 2014 my family … Continue reading

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