I want to start out by saying that I admire the effort behind the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. I think it is a good resource, and I own one. That being said, like many fallible works, it has its share of problems. The very first thing I noticed that was wrong is that it is based … More The Skeptic’s Annotated Bible
Tell them to grow up and let you live your life how you want to. If they get hurt or mad over something so pointless as someone else’s private religious preferences or lack there of and they judge someone based on that they do not sound like reasonable people. A parent should never judge their … More Is Religion Really a Private Matter?
This is a simple but profound statue that I think shows a great deal of truth: Only you can change yourself. On the other hand, here is a quote by a man I admire: In this case, I must disagree. My beliefs were based on evidence, and I was able to be convinced they were … More Changing Yourself and Convincing Believers
JT Eberhard of the blog What Would JT Do? had two posts this week that showcase two frankly disgusting reactions to the death of Robin Williams. Interestingly, they come from opposite sides of the religious perspective. From the atheist side of things, we have PZ Myers, who fortunately does not speak for all of us. … More Robin Williams: Opposite Ends of Reaction
I came across this list: “The Top 20 Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists” While I was reading it, I could not help but think of exactly how a fundamentalist might respond to these arguments. I’m only going to paste in the title and verse quoted; there is more to the arguments in the link. 1. Women … More Bible Passages to Use Against Fundamentalists
How bad is drunkenness, anyway? This is a bit of a strange topic, so here’s some background. Occasionally, people will use the part of the Bible where Noah becomes drunk after the flood to call him a drunkard, and use that as an argument that he really isn’t that good of a man, so why … More I’m Not As Think