Tag Archives: Judaism

Bible Contradictions #50: Can Jews intermarry?

In the modern age there is still a dumbfounding debate about inter-religious marriage. Although the debate has largely been settled (there’s nothing wrong with it), there are still pockets of society that condemn Catholics who marry Protestants, or the other … Continue reading

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God is not alive: He does not meet the basic criteria for living things

In biology the definition of life is a little tricky. It’s rather difficult to make a single, coherent statement about what life is. Instead, biologists have a list of descriptive traits that define life. For the purposes of this post, … Continue reading

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How I survived the clown revolution in Beirut

I don’t often make political statements on this blog. But the wars in Syria and now between Palestine and Israel sometimes hit a little close to home. At first glance this video looks like merely a statement about the strength … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #45: How did Antiochus die?

Antiochus IV Epiphanes is a moderately important bible character, even though he doesn’t even appear in many versions of the bible. Antiochus is the main antagonist in the war against the Jews that culminated in the events that are now … Continue reading

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Science suggests we have no free will: Implications on belief

In 1985 Benjamin Libet published a peer-reviewed paper where he instructed his test subjects to lift their arm while recording their brain activity. What he found was interesting. Brain activity increased before the subject had even decided to lift their … Continue reading

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Introducing the Silence of Mind Award

In keeping with the tradition of Potholer54‘s Golden Crocoduck Award, I’m suggesting a brand new award for the blogosphere. The Silence of Mind Award (The SOMA) will be awarded to blog commenters who make outlandish, unintelligible, and unscientific claims to … Continue reading

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There are no authorities: Stop block quoting to make a point (a short rant)

I’ll be honest, when I’m reading someone’s blog and they have a block quote by a philosopher to lend credit to their position on something, I usually skip the entire thing. Theists often block quote C.S. Lewis or, for whatever … Continue reading

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Study: Religious children more likely to believe fantasy than non-religious children

A recent study published in Cognitive Science this month reveals an interesting divide between children raised in secular homes and children raised in religious homes. The article, titled “Judgments About Fact and Fiction by Children From Religious and Nonreligious Backgrounds,” finds a … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #43: Does sacrificing an animal take away sins?

Animal sacrifices are widespread in the bible, dating all the way back to when god ordered Adam and Eve to kill an animal to make the first leopard print pimp suit and hooker pants. Sometimes it’s done out of sheer religious … Continue reading

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Does porn cause brain damage? Christian neurosurgeon fails at science

Everyone who knows me knows I’m a stickler for intellectual honesty. So when I came across this news article from a Christian news group, Today Christian, that claims, “A research study published in the latest Journal of American Medical Association: Psychiatry … Continue reading

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