Recently, a Christian man from Brazil reached out to me to apologize for the actions of some of his “brothers” that I’d been interacting with on Twitter. It’s a stark reminder that there are probably millions of theists out there that you could almost categorize at “humanist” – no matter their religious beliefs, they do [...]
There has been some discussion on /r/atheism recently about Buddhism. Specifically, why Buddhism gets a free pass compared to Christianity, which seems to be the butt of so much criticism. The crux of the argument is that Buddhism is just as much a spiritual belief as Christianity, it’s not just a philosophy to live by. [...]
Depending in which camp you reside, the Bible is the inspired word of God, or the allegorical stories of Bronze Age nomadic goat-herders. Whatever your position, I want you to really look at the following Bible passages objectively. Can you find inspiration here, or is it more likely reflections from the hearts of man..?
Christians still cling to the opinion that their Bible is infallible. They delight in telling us that the Bible is the inspired word of God, even though it’s well documented that the Bible contains more than 400 contradictions, not to mention that it reflects the Bronze-age morality of the time.
Religion’s income is – and always has been – exempt from tax. Sure, some of this money is directed towards schools, hospitals and welfare agencies, it’s true, but not all of it. Not by a long shot. Churches own vast property empires, manage hundreds of millions of dollars in investments, and operate a wide range [...]
When you’ve proclaimed yourself an atheist long enough – and by “long enough” I mean, long enough to have had a conversation with a religious person – you eventually come up against this little gem: “It takes as much faith to be an atheist as it does to be a theist.” I say “theist” but [...]
“Once I saw this guy on a bridge about to jump. I said, “Don’t do it!” He said, “Nobody loves me.” I said, “God loves you. Do you believe in God?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “Are you a Christian or a Jew?” He said, “A Christian.” I said, “Me, too! Protestant or Catholic?” He [...]
I recently found on Tumblr a more-or-less comprehensive list of things banned in the Leviticus book of the bible, entitled “76 Things Banned in Leviticus”. I’ve seen this sort of list before, as has another Tumblr user, nonplussedbyreligion, who breaks it down like this:
Today on Twitter, I was asked “Why are you so fixated on religion if you believe it is so untrue?”: Twitter is an amazing tool for engaging with people in real time, but it’s not brilliant for answering questions like this or really getting your point across, especially when I have a propensity for verbosity. [...]
The Big Bang is a beautiful theory which is an effort to understand where the universe came from. Some of the most fundamental questions concerning our origins, such as that of the elements, can be explained with the Big Bang theory. But just where did everything come from?