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Waiting for the Rapture

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jun 2. 8 Replies

Welcome to the CrazyIn Texas there's a case going to the Supreme…Continue

Tags: religion, atheist, universe, homeschooling, education

Saudi Muslim cleric claims the Earth is 'stationary' and the sun rotates around it

Started by Neal. Last reply by Stephen Jun 2, 2016. 40 Replies

Yes, religion does have all the answers. Saudi Arabian cleric has claimed…Continue

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Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World

Started by Stephen. Last reply by Mrs.B Jan 29, 2016. 1 Reply

Bahraini Intellectual Describes the Problems in the Muslim World  Men like this give me hope for the Middle East.Continue

Another decade, same old song.

Started by Neal Mar 30, 2015. 0 Replies

A decade or so ago, Judge Moore's ten commandments monument went on tour across the U.S. When it made it's way to Lansing, MI, I went to protest the monument sitting on the state capital grounds. There I ran into a fine christian man and his son who…Continue

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400 men cut their testicles off believing it would help them meet God.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Mar 1, 2015. 3 Replies

Hell, this might be even better than the stationary earth dude. Cutting off your balls should be an action that all religious men partake in. …Continue

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Foundational Worldview Questions

Started by Brennan Bowman. Last reply by Chris Sep 24, 2014. 40 Replies

Hi everyone. i am working on project for a class and for it I am asking some questions on worldviews. If you are willing I would really appreciate it if you would answer these questions for me.1.What is actually reality? What is really real?2.What…Continue

How is this for the stupidity of Interpretation of an Old Book!

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Council of Islam in Pakistan has declared that mere existence of women is against sharia and the will of their sky fairy! Read the full report in the following link.…Continue

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Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreeding

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Creationist Version Of Neanderthal Human Interbreedingvia The Panda's Thumb..Had to put this up. Apparently creationists have their own take on the recent findings that…Continue

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The spiritual scientist

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Science would not exist without an innate spirituality driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world, writes Paul Willis.Early this year my seven-year-old son Chester began his current obsession with the computer game Minecraft. It seems he…Continue

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Comment by Doone on June 5, 2011 at 10:33am

The Roots Of Bad Christian Art

Tony Woodlief doesn't shy away from a harsh truth:

I’m convinced that bad art derives, like bad literary theory, from bad theology. To know God falsely is to write and paint and sculpt and cook and dance Him falsely. Perhaps it’s not poor artistic skill that yields bad Christian art, in other words, but poor Christianity.

Comment by A Former Member on June 2, 2011 at 3:20pm
Comment by Doone on May 30, 2011 at 2:38pm

A stupid view of religion - does this mean that if camels exist the Quran must be true?

Our God is an awesome God

The fact that a clown like Walter Russell Mead is a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations tells you everything you need to know about the decline of our so-c...:

 

The existence of Israel means that the God of the Bible is still watching out for the well-being of the human race. For many American Christians who are nothing like fundamentalists, the restoration of the Jews to the Holy Land and their creation of a successful, democratic state after two thousand years of oppression and exile is a clear sign that the religion of the Bible can be trusted…. 

Also too, I’m tired of hearing people whose favored policies would ultimately destroy Israel describe themselves as “pro-Israel”.

 

Comment by Doone on May 29, 2011 at 11:10am

In The Beginning

Gobekli

Charles Mann delves into a new theory about the origins of religion. An older theory held that religion sprang from our transition to agriculture; Göbekli Tepe, a temple built 11,600 years ago in what is today Turkey challenges that view:

The construction of a massive temple by a group of foragers is evidence that organized religion could have come before the rise of agriculture and other aspects of civilization. It suggests that the human impulse to gather for sacred rituals arose as humans shifted from seeing themselves as part of the natural world to seeking mastery over it. ... "Twenty years ago everyone believed civilization was driven by ecological forces," [archeologist Klaus] Schmidt says. "I think what we are learning is that civilization is a product of the human mind."

Tim Muldoon elaborates:

A provocative takeaway: when religion loses its roots in shared desire and wonder, when it fails to capture people’s imagination, it begins to collapse.  People eventually lost interest in Göbekli Tepe around 8200 BC, perhaps because it became too big a project to maintain.  Maintenance of the institution crushed the dynamics of desire which gave rise to it.  Friedrich von Hugel suggested a similar idea: there must be a balance of the institutional with the mystical and communal aspects of religion.  Perhaps ours is the age of recovering the mystical element even as the institutional element is crumbling.

(Photo of "Urfa - Göbekli Tepe #1" by Flickr user Deniz Tortum)

Comment by Doone on May 21, 2011 at 1:24pm

IS THE BIBLE FULL OF 'FORGERIES'?

From MSNBC:

BibleA biblical scholar has raised a holy fuss by declaring that more than a third of the books of the New Testament were "forged" — that is, written by scribes other than the apostles to which they've been ascribed. By itself, the suggestion that nearly half of Paul's epistles and both of Peter's were not written by Peter or Paul is not all that surprising. Most scriptural scholars, even those who are true believers, acknowledge that's the likeliest explanation for the New Testament's disagreements in narrative and anomalies in writing style. But Bart Ehrman, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, goes further by asserting that such ghost-writing — or, as Greekophiles put it, "pseudepigraphy" — would be unacceptable if it were brought to light in ancient times. In fact, the writers of such works would be "roundly condemned for lying and trying to deceive their leaders," Ehrman says.

"In antiquity, people called this lying," Ehrman told me today. "That was the most common term used to discuss it." Ehrman lays out his case for Biblical-era fraud and forgery in a recently published book, titled "Forged." The book has sparked a counter-wave of critiques from other scholars who take Ehrman to task not so much for what he's saying, but for the way he's saying it. "Those who are looking for an excuse to call the early Christians liars and deceivers are delighted with this book," Ben Witherington, a professor at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, wrote in the first of a series of blog posts about "Forged."

More here.

Comment by A Former Member on May 20, 2011 at 7:00pm
Shocking news: North Texas Pastor Held On Sex Assault Charge In West Virginia
Comment by Doone on May 20, 2011 at 2:55pm
Atheists in the Foxholes—as Chaplains
ChristianityToday.com
The axiom "there are no atheists in foxholes" emerged based on battlefield scenarios. There may soon be atheist chaplains in foxholes, however. A recent story in The New York Times, titled "Atheists Seek Chaplain Role in the Military," covered recent ...
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Atheists Have More Fun in Bed Than Mormons, But L.A.'s Porn Industry Teaches ...
LA Weekly (blog)
Atheists do it better. Or at least they enjoy it more, according to Darrel Ray and Amanda Brown's "Sex and Secularism" survey. ... religious guilt among church/temple/mosque-goers and lack thereof for many of the rest. Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses ...
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Comment by Doone on May 19, 2011 at 9:19pm

“Will You Be Raptured?” Flowchart

Most of you have probably heard that the rapture is supposedly happening this Saturday, May 21st (“the Bible guarantees it!”). So you’re probably wondering, Will I be raptured? Do I need to find care for my pets? Never fear, I’ve created a flowchart that will answer any doubt you may have.

 

Comment by A Former Member on May 19, 2011 at 5:36pm
Fucking brilliant! Read the whole article.
Comment by A Former Member on May 19, 2011 at 5:34pm

Hell Pizza under fire for billboard

Hell Pizza has caused offence with one of its advertising campaigns again, but numerous complaints about a Hamilton billboard have not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

The billboard featured a bun decorated with an inverted pentacle symbol and the words: ''For a limited time. A bit like Jesus.''

 
 
 

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