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An open letter to atheists, Christians, and Muslims about working together to condemn ISIS

My criticism of religion must take a back seat for a moment. Lately I’ve been writing a lot more about ISIS — and with good cause. The Islamic State is the perfect example of what happens when religion goes horribly … 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 Constant 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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Paradigms, dogma, and analytical eclecticism: A thought on religion versus science

This relatively long post reflects an idea I’ve been considering for a long time. It’s by no means fully fleshed, and I welcome commentary, criticism, or contribution to the discussion from thinkers from all sides. This post discusses three analytical … Continue reading

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The best apologist argument criticizing my list of bible contradictions guts the Christian bible

Of all the criticisms I’ve received of my ongoing campaign to expose bible contradictions, one in particular is quite a powerful argument. The argument is essentially this: The bible was originally written as an inerrant document with no contradictions whatsoever. As the … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #52: Can “true” Christians leave the church?

Early Christians held a monopoly on the No True Scotsman fallacy. Actually, we still hear it on a regular basis. When a Christian does something crazy with which the majority of Christians disagree, people might say, “Yeah, but he’s not a real … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #51: What happened to the city of Ai?

    Joshua sacked Ai about 3,200-3,300 years ago (ca. 13th century BCE). After he burned the city to the ground, the prophet claims the city is “forever a heap of ruins.” This is similar to the prophesy about Tyre. … Continue reading

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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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