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Are You Ready for JesusWeen? →

Those participating in JesusWeen hand out Christian bibles instead of candy (or at least candy with bible verses printed on the wrappers). They do not allow their children to wear costumes. You know, because that would be evil.

Christianity truly does ruin everything.
Source : revolutionaryatheist

Why House Stenographer Dianne Reidy Snapped - The Daily Beast →

She was “repeatedly awakened by the Holy Spirit” and commanded to deliver this message.

I gotta think that if she was “repeatedly awakened” and ordered to put herself at such a risk to deliver such a zany message by a unicorn, some part of her would have thought, ‘uh oh, I should really see someone about this.’

But since her delusions were related to a belief that’s “rude” to question, mock or dismiss, it was that much easier for her to accept it was real. It also didn’t hurt that Christianity is replete with tales of angels and spirits talking directly to a single individual and commanding that individual deliver some message for them.

This woman believed in the Holy Spirit speaking directly to her and now her life is ruined. Harm of religion.

:drops mic:

House stenographer gets her Jesus freak on →

Here’s a audio clip of the US house stenographer’s Biblical rant after she grabbed the mic last night.

It contains a bunch of hollering about Jesus, Freemasons, serving two masters, etc. Typical Bible-laden Conspiracy theory phooey in an atypical setting for it.

Report: Archdiocese knew of priest's misconduct →

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer was accused last year of sexually abusing children, officials from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis told police he would immediately be relieved of his duties and were praised for their quick response.

But top archdiocese officials had known of Wehmeyer’s sexual compulsions for nearly a decade yet kept him in ministry and failed to warn parishioners, Minnesota Public Radio News reported Monday. MPR cited canon lawyer Jennifer Haselberger, who resigned in April, and dozens of other interviews and documents.

The reason I point out stories like this is not to accuse every priest of being a sexual predator (as defenders so often claim atheists do). It is to show an example of what happens when an institution thinks it is above “man’s law.” Churches have their own internal affairs protocol and, guess what, it sucks. They think they’re not accountable to the law, they think they answer to a higher power or a more valid organization. Meanwhile, their system of justice, like their beliefs, are buried in the 12th century. But somehow, they’ve convinced society it’s rude to talk about it. It’s rude to question a religion’s infrastructure whether or not you’re a member of the religion.

Don’t you see? They’re still oppressing dissenters and have, thus, made themselves infallible. And when an organization has no accountability, you can bet some shit like this is gonna go down.

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not satisfy her owner, he must allow her to be bought back again. But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.

Exodus 21:7-8 New Living Translation. Who out there would like to try and justify this??
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This is all too easy.  You just need to read further to Exodus 21:16

16 

¶ And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 

You might also want to look at other translations that use the word “servant” there

http://www.bartleby.com/108/02/21.html

So now a more clear picture of what the ancient Hebrews actually did arises.  

They entered into contract for housing, food, etc.  This was a common way in the ancient world to get a roof over your head. What they were NOT supposed to do was capture people and force them to serve (slavery). 

(via modern-sidhe)

Questions:

1) Why is such an all-powerful god such a poor communicator that he would allow the Bible to be “mistranslated”?

2) How do you know which translations are correct and which ones are mistranslations?

3) Entering into a contract for housing and food is called indentured servitude, which is really just another form of slavery. Do you think that this system is just? Would you advocate the law allow creditors to do this today? If not, why would a god have sanctioned it then and not now? Did god change his mind about what is and isn’t moral?

4) Is morality, according to you, just whatever the god you believe exists (for no reason) says it is? If so, is that really morality? Is there no objective morality? Is it all subjective to some god’s will? I mean, if I took a math quiz the answers are objective, they’re not contingent upon whatever the teacher decides the answers are.

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Source : atheismeng

Atheism seemed reasonable to me until I started experiencing ghost shit.

archie-edits:

This is why I don’t trash the people that don’t buy evolution as the only explanation.  It has to be more complicated than that. 

So, let me get this straight. You didn’t believe in a god, or, at least, you thought it was reasonable for someone else to not believe in a god. Then, you had an experience that you identify as being something similar to an event commonly portrayed in movies they air on TNT in October and now you’re skeptical about the science behind evolution. Have I got that straight?

How broken does your mind have to be to even be able to make sense of that logical fallacy jambalaya?

Source : archie-edits

Infinite Possibilities-- Limited Probabilities: A reminder to the good tumblr Apologists: Don't let atheists force their flawed biblical interpretations →

modern-sidhe:

modern-sidhe:

This is a common tactic among the atheist “elite.”

They purposefully choose biblical interpretations that they can attack. These most often have serious flaws. It is often easy to dismantle an atheists biblical argument so well that it does not function.

I’m sure you’ve all…

I don’t ignore any parts of the bible

The bible does not support rape

http://modern-sidhe.tumblr.com/post/54065094903/the-bible-does-not-excuse-rape-check-the-hebrew-verbs

No it does NOT support slavery

Exodus 21:16

And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Lastly,  Genocide.  The only groups God ever ordered wiped out were, biblically, nephilim…angel human hybrids See Deuteronomy 2

You will be the example of my next post.  It is entitled, “Why Christians always say that antagonists ignore context.”

Christian say that, because it’s true.

What about Exodus 21:7-11 where the Bible instructs you on the proper protocol for selling your daughter into slavery. Sex slavery, specifically.

    When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl’s owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.  (Exodus 21:7-11)

See, the slave owner is practically commanded to rape her and hold her as a slave.

Source : modern-sidhe

modern-sidhe:

Good Reason News: A reminder to the good tumblr Apologists: Don’t let atheists force their flawed biblical interpretations

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Good?

You have failed to objectively prove your notion of “good.”

What proves your notion of Good? Your feelings don’t count.

All I see so far is your baseless opinion.  WHY are the things you call good…actually good?  What makes them good.

What makes YOU right, and someone who disagrees with you wrong? 

Loosely, I could say goodness is measured in benefits to society, but I’m not going to let you corner me on some sloppy, brief definition of “goodness.” People have written entire books about what they think goodness is. Here’s the REAL question, though: Is my inability to define goodness in a satisfactory way evidence for your position? I mean, it wouldn’t be too hard for you to demonstrate that I don’t know everything, but that certainly doesn’t lend any credibility to your holy book. I think deep down, you realize that, which is why you’re such a bitter reactionary fuck.

Source : modern-sidhe
There’s your fucking Bible for you.

There’s your fucking Bible for you.

Source : staticdespair

Creationist manipulators back to their old tricks in Texas schools →

Now the veil is dropped. We already knew that creationists on the State Board of Education had nominated anti-evolution ideologues to sit on teams reviewing

Many of the reviews offer recitations of the same pseudo-scientific mumbo jumbo anti-evolution activists — like the folks at the Discovery Institute in Seattle — have been promoting for decades. Never mind, of course, that each one of those arguments has been debunked by scientists (repeatedly). No, they are insisting that Texas dumb down the science education of millions of kids with such nonsense.

Even more astonishing is a demand that “creation science based on Biblical principles should be incorporated into every Biology book that is up for adoption.” Some of the reviewers are clearly oblivious to the fact that teaching religious arguments in a science classroom is blatantly unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court has made that abundantly clear.