I hope this post will connect with some newer atheists who still have trouble speaking, writing, or even thinking the phrase “I am an atheist.” I hope this especially helps those who, like me, grew up in fundamentalist Christian households and have been psychologically/emotionally conditioned to understand the word “atheist” as analogous to, and on the … More “I Am an Atheist”
God created Lucifer, a high-ranking, beautiful angel who became unsatisfied worshiping God. He became filled with pride and God cast him out of Heaven and onto the Earth (to greet us innocent little humans…gee, thanks). See Ezekiel 28:12-18 (King Tyre is symbolic for Satan). Interesting note: Lucifer sinned because of pride in Heaven, and there was a … More Thoughts on Satan
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God Loves You So Much…
Besides the obvious example that we all are punished for the trivial sin of the apparent father of the human race (Adam) and God punishing the innocent for other’s sins (genocide in Samuel 15:3, plagues, smiting of the first-born, etc.), let’s take a look at some verses regarding children being punished for the sins of … More Children Punished for the Sins of Their Fathers
If God created the universe less than 10,000 years ago, we would not be able to see stars because the light would not reach us until the very distant future. That is, of course, unless he created the universe with light beams billions of light years away already reaching the Earth. Creating a new universe … More Stars in Genesis – Another Point Against Creationism…
People often argue, “If you do not incorporate the Bible into your life, believe in God, go to church, etc. then where do you get your morals from? You become your own God” Besides the cyclical nature of the argument always assuming their must be a God, one can answer that major breakthroughs in evolution … More We Do Not Get Our Morals From the Bible
Many Christians read the story of Adam and Eve literally. Besides the dozens on arguments one could make against this position (the Earth clearly being older the 6,000 years, the survival of the human race after Adam and Eve only conceived male children, etc.), there is the obvious self-delusion and suspension of common sense Christians … More Atonement for an Allegory?
Apparently, Jesus’ own family – the very people who should know better than anyone else that he was born of the virgin Mary, lived a life without sin, was the Messiah, etc. – did not believe him to be the son of God. Moreover, they thought he was crazy. Here are two verses that made me tilt … More Jesus’ Own Family Did Not Believe In Him
I would like to offer two arguments against the virgin birth claim found in the New Testament. In a later post, I will discuss the numerous other gods who were born of a virgin, as well as other attributes similar to Jesus. Stay tuned. Argument #1 According to the Bible, Jesus the Messiah was born … More Jesus Was Not Born of a Virgin – Part 1
I don’t think people would believe the Bible to be true if it were written recently, say, within the last 50, 100, or even 300 years. I think part of the “majesty,” “holiness,” and “profundity” of the Bible is the fact that it was written a few thousand years ago. People can argue that the age … More Would anyone believe the Bible if it were written recently?