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I Need Input from Christians: Textual Variants

In preparation for a short documentary film I’m making about textual variants in the Bible, I would like to pose a question aimed strictly at Christians—both Catholic and Protestant—and ex-Christians. People of other religions and non-ex-Christian atheists (et al) are … Continue reading

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The Atheist and the Retired Minister: Strange conversation about knowledge

I spent much of Thanksgiving behind the wheel, driving along a two lane highway through what can only be described as the rural farmland hills of the Bible Belt. We were far from the Interstate. Along the way I passed … Continue reading

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A Christian blues lover: Satan is the author of the blues

I’m a huge fan of the blues. I play drums and sing in a blues band. And when I’m not onstage, one can often find me attending all-Saturday night juke joint-esque live blues clubs. These events are like no other … Continue reading

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The beard is not just a right for Muslims: How religious exemptions hurt everyone

I love beards. You can often find me sporting a beard of any variety — from the porn ‘stache (some call it a pedo ‘stache, but let’s not change the subject) to a full length mountain man beard that rivals … Continue reading

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Eternal life is completely meaningless

I woke up early today with a long list of problems to solve and chores to finish. I started the day off by breaking one of the 10 Commandments (I chose to work on the sabbath). I finished my list … Continue reading

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Moralism Islamic terrorists can learn from the Westboro Baptist Church (More death threats)

One of the things I find rather striking about Islam is how quick its members are to lobbing threats of violence and death. As I wrote about before, I received death threats from Muslims and alleged members of ISIS after … Continue reading

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Animal rights despite the bible: Morals vs. religious ethics

Yesterday I read a very entertaining anecdotal post on┬áConstant Consciousness titled “Why I Don’t Kill Bugs.” Go ahead and read it. I think many of us can relate to it. I myself constantly go out of my way to do … Continue reading

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An immeasurably tall order: The absurdity of belief

I’ve never believed in divine beings. I’ve been an atheist since the day I was born. Acceptance of supernatural beings or events has never developed in my head. I was negligibly instructed in religious thought as a child, but mostly … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #53: Who was Kish’s father?

There are a few people named Kish in the bible, but for the purpose of this post I will be referring only to Kish, the father of Saul. The bible is filled with genealogies, even though the bible explicitly forbids … Continue reading

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My favorite religious teaching: Feeding your animals in Jewish practice

Even “militant” atheists like me can acknowledge when religion gets something morally right. Despite our view that religion is dangerous and detrimental to the progress of our species and our planet, sometimes religion does something that makes my heart warm. … Continue reading

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