The central tenants and doctrines of Christianity are severely flawed, but there just might be one theological statute that takes the cake as the most blatantly immoral – vicarious redemption. Christopher Hitchens says it best (as usual), and I’ve posted the video below. What is vicarious redemption? The concept is that a person can throw … More Vicarious Redemption
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
The next time the cosmological argument comes up (the “first cause argument” for the existence of God), DO NOT let the Christian get away with trying to hijack logic when making this argument. The infinite regress must be applied to God as well, since he is a complex being that would have had an even … More Don’t Let Them Hijack the Cosmological Argument!
I have not been posting much due to a recent schedule change from insane to borderline-unmanageable, but I will do my best to get back to regular updating as soon as I can. In the meantime… Here are two interesting videos on creationism by scientists. Krauss is a pure genius, and I enjoy Bill Nye … More Creationism Vids
I get this question a lot, coupled with statements like, “You become your own god,” and “There is no ultimate meaning for life,” and “Who is to say murder or theft is wrong if a supreme being does not legislate it and there is no ultimate punishment,” etc. My answer is that we are accountable to … More “If there is no God, to whom are you accountable?”
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?
Sam Harris never ceases to blow my mind – as well as make me crack up laughing with his dry humor. Great video and a great book – Free Will.
This is always said about people healed of invisible maladies, such as cancer, mental diseases, heart problems, or other sicknesses. Why does God never re-grow a lost limb? Why is it that people KNOW that once they lose an arm, they will never get it back and that praying for it would seem stupid and absurd – … More God – Heal Me!
There is no way you can read the New Testament and not think of Jesus as a separate entity from God and the Holy Spirit. Jesus demonstrates this fact himself, and believes it himself, through his prayers and dialogue with the father (“Father, why have you forsaken me?” or the prayer in the garden of … More Christianity is Polytheistic