Over the years “religious” acquaintances of mine have defended their supernatural beliefs by saying, “I know that I know; that I know that I know.” For me, this is an egotistical defense of stupidity. Their use of “I know” is basically a sandbagging defense mechanism since there is no way to logically and factually defend supernatural nonsense. Isn’t it futile to try to make sense out of nonsense? Supernaturalism is the absurdity of saying, “there is absolutely no way I can…Continue
Spirituality and/or Religion? -
I have asked, “Is it possible to be a spiritual person without being a religious person?,” “Is it conceivable to be a spiritual person and not belong to an organized religion?,” and “Can a person be spiritual and at the same time be an atheist?” I submit that the answers to all of these questions is yes. The answers are yes, if we acknowledge that religion is man-made and spirituality is nature-made. George Vaillant…Continue
A Theology of Separation is a wants-based theology. A wants-based theology has human interaction with an ultimate source in an endless petitionary role. I want ---> I petition; I am in trouble ---> I pray; I desire ---> I seed faith money. A wants-based theology is a dependent theology based on a patriarchal ultimate source. A wants-based theology is not open to questions related to its dogmas and doctrines ---> in fact it fears such questions.…Continue
Knowledge is something that needs to get through everyone's' skull- i cannot stress this enough . The truth is beyond and fucking bible or Quran,the truth is that human kindness and creative spirit is greater than all so-called "truth". Even if there was a God i wouldn't give a shit beyond some self-centered prayers and ... well nothing because it never fucking asked me to do anything(maybe i'm lying,i think i am). I remember when i was still in school i saw a great red sky one day walking…Continue
An oldie but goody,
my all time favorite bible critique.
Now, most of this is Old Testament,
but, at bottom of page, is a link to a different critique of the New Testament.
Al –Kawthar is the Surah with the ordinal number of 108 in the Quran and only has 3 short verses but in include a word that has baffled Islamic scholars for a long time and they never knew what it meant. In Arabic: سورة الكوثر
This Surah is known as a Meccan Surah, but some believe that it may be Medinan. Some others have said that this Surah might have been revealed twice; once in Mecca and once in Medina, but the narrations cited on the occasion of its revelation…Continue
In the book of Joshua,God sends Spies to a city called Jericho,then they are spotted by a woman named Rahab hides these 2 spies. They tell her that God is going to destroy the city,so she hides them because it is "God's will". They make a pact with her and the Isrealites agree to allow her and her family to leave before the Isrealites pillage Jericho. Afterwards,the high-priests carry the ark of the covenant round for 6 days,and then on the seventh day,they blow the horns which cause the…Continue
I used to remember the book of Daniel well,and it was historically inaccurate and probably written after then so-called Prophecies happened because it follows history up until a certain point,then it gets it all wrong.The problem with disproving Judaism is there are so-many books in the hebrew Bible. The Torah we have today is probably not the original from Mount Sinai because it contains multiple counts of the same events that contradict each other(or at least when extreme mental gymnastics…Continue
One of the tactics used by Muhammad to cover up his contradictions is called "Naskh",which is also known as replacing one verse with another. The conceptual application of this is that Islam is a gradual revelation as the Quran was revealed over 20 years. The "replacing one verse with another" is mentioned in the Quran in these ayats
And when We exchange a verse in…
Muslims scholars keep telling us that the Quran is word by word from God, and the proof is the so-called scientific miracles in the Quran, but a simple analysis of many verses prove the opposite. it is a product of its time from people living in the seventh century who knew little to nothing about science.
Quran (12, 4): When Joseph said to his father, "O my father, I saw eleven planets, and the sun, and the moon; I saw them bowing down to me."
Math is hard and many struggle with it especially those who never had a proper education. Math is considered a universal language because it is the same regardless if you speak Chinese or Arabic. Scientists are planning to use math to communicate with other alien life forms in out space if they ever existed because math is the only true universal language.
Therefore, you would expect the Quran to be free from mathematical errors if a divine God wrote it.
Sadly, that is not the…Continue
In 1945, 52 texts that came to be known as the Gnostic Gospels were discovered at Nag Hammali in Upper Egypt. These cryptic ancient papyrus manuscripts were hidden to avoid destruction by the Orthodox Christians. Gnostic Christian monks hid them sometime between 120 and 400 A.D. These heretical texts criticize key Orthodox Christian beliefs ----> eg. the virgin birth, divinity of Christ, and the resurrection of Christ. These views were profoundly dangerous challenges to the very survival…Continue
Clement of Alexandria was a 2nd-3rd Century theologian who spoke of the ease of converting the many uneducated “simple believers”of his day to Christianity. I do understand and sympathize with these early believers who needed something to believe in. These early believers who feared death and the forces of Nature. However, I have scant patience with those present day supernatural believers who live in an age of having knowledge the Big Bang. In the Twenty-First Century, and the profound…Continue
I have come to realize that if religious indoctrination takes place at a young enough age, it is astonishing what humans will believe. And, religious indoctrinated people will reject any future contrary information and/or opposition to the supernatural beliefs they have been taught. Early religious instruction leads to a mind-boggling number of unnatural beliefs and values such as: an immaculate conception (virgin births), original infant sin, limbo, purgatory, hell, sacred crosses, simony,…Continue
In the Theory of Balanceology, sex is viewed as an inherent need that humans at some level must satisfy. I am going to get myself into trouble here from some of the readers, but being an ex-Catholic I need to say what I need to say. What I am about to say I should have said a long time ago. I start by asking the question, “What does it take to live a truly celibate lifestyle?” According to Bishop Spong, "those who know anything about celibacy know that true celibacy is a rare and unique…Continue
If Jesus Christ is not in the Old Testament,then why do many People assert that he was predicted by the prophets of Judaism. In fact, if you open up the New Testament,you smacked in th face with one "Jesus prophecy" one after another. The Truth is that the so-called "Jesus prophecies" that are mentioned in the New Testament are a manner of deception because they are verses from the Old Testament taken out of context and "applied" to Jesus; Let's get…Continue
Stockholm Syndrome - I have difficulty understanding how any reasonably thinking person can have the faith of Islamic Jihadist extremists who have a goal to maim and kill "unbelievers." I agree with Francis Bacon that the deeper and more absurd the faith, the deeper it appears to be engrained. Once a faith is embedded in one's solipsistic reality it is extremely difficult to change. No wonder so many horrific things are done as an auto-da-fe (act of faith). Harris stated that, “central to…Continue