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wolftothemoon:

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wolftothemoon:

Okay, I get atheism (and anti christianism to an extent (but don’t really agree with it)) but now there are people claiming Jesus wasn’t real and like???? What the balls???

Do you have any good reason or evidence that suggests Jesus really existed? What would it even mean for…

Basically someone had to have inspired the stories (and Christianity as a whole), and as most of the bible was written several generations after his death he and the stories are probably rather dissimilar but that means nothing. George Washington didn’t fucking chop down a cherry tree but he still existed, probably. WHAT PROOF DO YOU HAVE THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON EXISTED??? I BET HE WAS FAKE TOO!!

There’s literally tons of reasons to believe George Washington existed. There are documents in his writing, a variety of sources worldwide referring to this figure, we know where he is buried, we know what he owned, we know where he lived and worked, his name is on all kinds of legislation not to mention that his face was painted by contemporary artists many times.

You say something ‘had to’ inspire Christianity. Have you not considered that it’s all a fiction from the beginning? Just a set of tales designed specifically to fulfill ancient Hebrew prophecies? I’m not saying that’s the case, but there is literally no extra-biblical evidence Jesus existed. I’m not just gonna take it on faith that it’s not just a made up fiction especially since it has so many fictional elements.

You saying he had to exist to inspire the story is no different than me asserting Harry Potter must have had to exist to inspire his story. People are creative and they incorporate elements of real life into fantastical tales. There’s no reason to think Jesus is anything more than a folk legend set in ancient cities. Like Paul Bunyun or Johnny Appleseed or Spider-Man. Fictional characters living in real places, perhaps inspired vaguely by characters the author or authors knew, but there ain’t no giant blue ox and there was never any Jesus.

Source : wolftothemoon

wolftothemoon:

Okay, I get atheism (and anti christianism to an extent (but don’t really agree with it)) but now there are people claiming Jesus wasn’t real and like???? What the balls???

Do you have any good reason or evidence that suggests Jesus really existed? What would it even mean for Jesus to have existed? Would it mean that the real Jesus really did the things in the Bible or would it mean he only ‘inspired’ those stories? If so, how much of the Bible needs to be true and how much can be ‘inspired by’ before The ‘real’ Jesus and the Jesus in the book are too dissimilar to be called the same character?

Source : wolftothemoon

Female Pilot Has Perfect Response To Passenger's Sexist Note →

Female pilot gets a note from a misogynist passenger. Guess which book of ancient Hebrew fairy tales the passenger referenced?

jewishatheist:

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Some apologists actually think the accurate translation isn’t ‘cut off her hand,’ because that kind of “punishment by mutilation is inconsistent with the Bible.” The accurate translation, they say, is ‘to shave off her pubic hair.’ Cause that’s not mutilation, right guys?Look, here’s an article about it: http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2011/07/underhanded-biblical-interpretation.html?m=1Great job, Bible!

jewishatheist:

ht: AH

Some apologists actually think the accurate translation isn’t ‘cut off her hand,’ because that kind of “punishment by mutilation is inconsistent with the Bible.” The accurate translation, they say, is ‘to shave off her pubic hair.’ Cause that’s not mutilation, right guys?

Look, here’s an article about it: http://debunkingchristianity.blogspot.com/2011/07/underhanded-biblical-interpretation.html?m=1

Great job, Bible!

Source : jewishatheist

theonlyasia:

Good news: I finally found a scholarship for atheists

Bad news: I have to explain how I am an activist for atheism

??????

Sorry I was too busy being concerned with real issues like feminism and racism to care if we take “under God’ out of the Pledge of Allegiance????

Religion is a driver in oppressing women and minorities. Religion creates insular communities with arbitrary rules. Fighting for women and racial minorities is an effort to tear down the walls religion has built. You’re advocating for an open community that embraces diversity and equality and shuns segregation and traditional values.

I’d say that’s being active in atheism. There’s much more at stake than ‘under god’ in the pledge.

Source : navigatorasia

#160 Debate - Matt Dillahunty vs Ray Comfort - Is There A God Audio Only - 2014 - YouTube →

Recently Matt Dillahunty and Ray Comfort had a ‘debate’ on a radio show. Or, more accurately, Comfort refused to address Dillahunty and took a dishonest approach by using the time to simply preach.

I figured since so many we’re laughing about that silly Comfort book cover going around, you should listen to the banana man himself. Enjoy!

Transgender woman stands up to Arizona religion law →

Guys, if their religion is to discriminate against people of transgender experience, we have to just respect their beliefs and not hold them to any standard of evidence. That’s what’s offensive here, the idea that they don’t get to steamroll over the entirety of culture with their religious delusions.

Does anyone get pissed when you tell them why Amway is a scam?

Religion is just a more effective con because it calls anyone who questions it ‘offensive.’

Babylonian tale of round ark draws ire from some Christian circles →

This is just another clever attempt from Satan to try to disprove or distort the existence of the ark,” one said. Another wrote, “A round ark would have sunk.”

Yeah, it’s the geometry that’s suspicious about this story,