Category Archives: Nonbelief

Wisdom of the Great Mr. Ingersoll

“This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child “To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the … Continue reading

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God Is What You Decide He Is (Which Means He Isn’t)

Religions are optional and people change their beliefs over a lifetime. Some do this many times. Ever notice we always find one which agrees with our sense of morality? Most of us are given our first religion by our parents. We pick from the holy book particular verses and notions … Continue reading

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Christopher Hitchens Remembered

Christopher Hitchens died on December 15, 2011 and left vast resources of clear-eyed insights on religion across the digital universe. The fourth anniversary of his death seems a good excuse to rediscover what made him one of the most effective wreckers of religious argument since Robert Green … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Exist? 18 Parallels to Fictional Hero Narratives

Below is a short excerpt from Richard Carrier’s exhaustively researched book, The Historicity of Jesus. Ancient literature had common Hero narratives. The story of Jesus conforms to many such examples. Consider Jesus, Socrates and Aesop: 1. They all came from humble backgrounds 2  All … Continue reading

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DOES CHRISTIANITY ENCOURAGE BAD BEHAVIOR?

“Submit yourself to  perversity” – (1 Peter 2:18) “Allow evil…submit to it” – JESUS (Matthew 5:39) “All [even the perverse] will be forgiven ” – JESUS (Mark 3:28) “but the slave shall be beaten” – JESUS (Luke 12:47) “….perpetrators of … Continue reading

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Dangerous thought #14 – GOD HAS NO MORALITY. INSTEAD, HE TAKES CREDIT FOR YOURS.

GOD OFFERS NO MORALITY. HE SIMPLY APPROVES ALL THE MULTIPLE CHOICE OPTIONS: “God told me to ________ .” “Kill them” – Jesus (Luke 19:27) “Avoid them” – (Romans 16:17) “Shun them” – (1 Cor. 5:11) “Forgive them” – Jesus (Luke … Continue reading

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I LOVE BEING AN ATHEIST

I JUST CAN’T KEEP IT IN! I love being an Atheist. I love the freedom of thinking for myself. Don’t you? Isn’t this freedom wonderful? Atheism is wonderful. If a God exists, I’ll be happy to acknowledge Him. While we … Continue reading

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Dangerous Thought #13 – FAITH IS A TRICK, Not a Truth

Belief in Belief You are probably a good person. Most people are. And doing good for others makes you happy. Humans evolved this reciprocal social attribute over millions of years. But religion subverts this good heartedness for its own ends by using the Faith Trick. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Thought # 10 – “God Destroys Equality” – How Belief in God Creates Obedience to Unaccountable Authorities

God destroys the possibility of equality because the belief in a god requires authority figures to speak on his behalf. The inequality happens when a human interpreter claims there are certain behaviors God wants from humans. This ‘prophet’ or priest claims legitimate insights and their musings … Continue reading

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OH, THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS ATHEISTS!

Christmas as we know it depends quite a lot on the influence of Atheists. Here are a few: THE ATHEIST Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) created the great “GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS,” one of the sneakiest endorsements of Humanism ever smuggled into a … Continue reading

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