Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Fifteen – livestock science

Of all of those Big Questions axial to abstract concepts that beleaguer life, the cosmos and everything, the realms of canon and religions and the attributes of deities abide to fascinate. Opinions breed in books, articles, videos, conversations in confined and pubs, and in actuality anywhere and everywhere two or added bodies are in proximity. There’s the pro side; there’s the anti-side. There aren’t too abounding fence-sitters. I’m still in the anti-camp as the afterward $.25 and pieces illustrate.

Regarding Religion

*The massive assortment of religious faiths is a above altercation adjoin religious faith.

*Religions of alarm creates an “us-and-them” mentality.

*Christians are in favour of abandon of adoration as continued as it’s their religion.

*If you anytime wish to apperceive what is amiss with your religion, just ask somebody from an accession religion. They’ll be complete admiring to acquaint you.

*Teach a adolescent one adoration and you indoctrinate them. Teach them abounding religions and you bathe them.

Regarding Adoration vs. Science

*If the Bible is so all scientifically spot-on, afresh Galileo and Copernicus would never acquire gotten into apostolic hot baptize so to speak. Even the Pope, John Paul II assuredly had to accede centuries afterwards in October 1992 that Copernicus and (specifically) Galileo got it adapted and that the Church was amiss and had done these scientists an acute disservice and injustice.

*When analytical a few of my history of science tomes, what do I find?

The Age-old Greeks were accepted for their mathematics, observations in accustomed history and physics. They aswell came up with the abstraction of an bookish academy of college learning, and admitting no science, they are acutely associated with the abstraction of the Olympic Games.

The Arabs excelled at mathematics and astronomy.

The Polynesians were masters at amphibian and angelic navigation.

The Age-old Egyptians are associated with massive achievements in engineering and aswell mummification.

The Mayans were superb empiric astronomers even afterwards any instrumentation.

The Incas are acclaimed for their engineering architecture and for metallurgy.

The Chinese are accepted for abundant discoveries from allure to geophysics to astrochemistry and medicine.

The Vikings were adept seafarers.

Several age-old cultures afar came up with the aerodynamic attempt administering the apparatus of the backlash – not associated with the Bible of course.

Alas, the Bible and Biblical characters do not amount any acknowledgment at all. Historians of science do not accede any accession to science from the Bible or via the characters associated with the Bible. If anything, the ‘science’ in the Bible gets a massive thumbs down.

Regarding Acceptance & Belief

*A acceptance arrangement that hasn’t afflicted in 2000 years that isn’t self-correcting isn’t annual broad because it isn’t able of acquirements annihilation new.

*I’d rather not apperceive the acknowledgment than accomplish accepting up.

*Now I realise that the apple is a complete alarming place, accordingly you feel complete afraid and abandoned and baby aural this sea of altruism that’s absolutely algid and aloof and blah about you. So, it’s no admiration that you acquire to reside as abundant as accessible in a befuddlement wonderland inhabited by an airy abracadabra man in the sky, a Big Brother amount who will attending afterwards you.

*Christian theists represent just one acceptance a allotment of abounding abundant faiths. I acquire no added acumen to acquire in that acceptance and to acquire that acceptance than both you and I both do with annual to any of the added faiths. The abandoned tiny aberration amid us is that you’re an agnostic if it comes to all faiths but one; I’m an agnostic if it comes to all faiths abounding stop. So to recap, I don’t acquire in your acceptance in the aforementioned way that you don’t acquire in all the others who acquire their acceptance angry up in all the added faiths that aren’t your faith.

*You may affirmation to acquire complete ‘knowledge’ that God exists as adjoin to just a amount of claimed acceptance or acceptance that God exists, but behindhand of the appellation used, you cannot aback that ‘knowledge’ to me in such a way or anatomy that I can afar verify that ‘knowledge’ for myself. Therefore, your ‘knowledge’ is abandoned to me until such time as you do just that. This inability; your abridgement to accord me ‘knowledge’ that I can afar verify, speaks volumes.

*But, speaking of ‘knowledge’, I’ll accord you a believable acumen why you acquire you acquire ‘knowledge’ of God’s existence, the (near) accurateness of the Bible and in the absoluteness of a abnormal Jesus. It’s all because that was the canon that was accomplished in the ability / affiliation / affiliation / ancestors you were built-in and aloft into, although indoctrinated / brainwashed ability be added to the point and a added adapted term(s). Now you know, and I know, that had you been built-in and aloft in accession time and in accession abode your apostolic conduct would acquire been acutely different. You’d bet the ancestors acreage on Ra, The Book of the Asleep and on Horus. You’d acquire acceptance in your ‘knowledge’ of the canon allotment and bindle of age-old Egypt and you apperceive this to be true.

*So just because you affirmation to acquire some ‘knowledge’ of something (i.e. – God & Jesus) does not in and of itself; of necessity, accomplish that declared ‘knowledge’ correct. Abounding a accepting has had ability that afterwards accepted wrong.

*Faith is not scepticism.

*Assuming that both Satan and God are real, how did you in actuality amount out that God is the acceptable guy and Satan is the bad guy? What apparatus did you use to amount that out? You acquire to use your own self-generated chastity to adjudge the issue. If you use God’s chastity that’s imposed on you, afresh you aren’t traveling to be able to use your own complete judgement. God is acutely traveling to be biased in favour of God.

Regarding Prayer & Miracles

*Hands that advice are far added important than easily that pray.

*It doesn’t calculation if you adjure for rain today if yesterday’s acclimate anticipation said tomorrow it’s traveling to rain!

Regarding the Bible

*Anyone can address words in a book like the Bible. But is there any complete analysis for all of the Bible’s declared abnormal happenings? Just because I apprehend a book in breakthrough physics doesn’t accomplish breakthrough physics true, about abundant I ability acquire the author. But I can go out and do the abstracts / observations (or watch the abstracts accepting done) and argue myself that breakthrough physics is absolutely accurate as the book and antecedent stated. That’s complete verification.

*Here’s a Biblical analogy: I complete afresh watched the 15 adventure TV miniseries on DVD “North & South” – before, during and afterwards the American Civil War. Now about all of the locations area the acceptance yield abode in actuality exist. Abounding of the contest (i.e. – Civil War battles; Lincoln’s assassination, Harper’s Ferry, etc.) in actuality happened. Some of the acknowledging casting played absolutely complete complete characters like Accepted Lee and Accepted Grant and President Lincoln, etc. However, a few of the places, abounding of the events, and all of the above characters were absolutely fabricated up. Thus, “North & South” is a plan of complete fiction so just because one abode / accident / appearance was complete doesn’t construe into the complete miniseries accepting something a top academy apprentice could watch in alertness for an American history exam.

*Consider Genesis 2: 24 (King James Version)

“Therefore shall a man leave his ancestor and his mother, and shall carve unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

The abandoned two bodies present and accounted for at this point in time were Adam and Eve and they didn’t acquire a mum and a dad (in the acceptable sense). So area did this abstraction of parenthood appear from out of the blue; all of a sudden? Able-bodied acutely this is just authentic affirmation that Genesis was all the artefact of beastly authorship; antecedent that knew altogether able-bodied that bodies appear from bodies and that bodies acquire mums and dads. Said authors bare to analyze that afterwards their artistic apprehension of the initially humanly parent-less conception allegory of Adam and Eve.

*I don’t acquire neither the time nor the affection to go through over 600 Biblical contradictions, one by one. I will acknowledgment one however. There are two abstracted and afar Ten Commandments which are not complementary; they do not accede one with the added (apart from the complete aboriginal commandment) – analyze and adverse Exodus 20: 3-17 and Exodus 34: 11-28 (and yield abnormally accurate agenda of the final three words in Exodus 34: 28). Suffice it be to say that I am assertive the Bible is brimming abounding of centralized contradictions. That’s in accession to all the added nonsense I’ve already affected on and gone through.

*Who said that the Bible was God’s word? A beastly said that!

Regarding that Biblical Talking Snake:

*I’ll aswell agenda that it is simple to try to analyze Satan with the talking snake in hindsight aback Genesis and Revelation are eons apart; as far afar as it is accessible to get. Revelation was accounting much, abundant afterwards and could be askance to acclimate to antecedent Biblical capacity and verses.

Faced with an Ockham’s Razor best amid the Genesis talking snake absolutely accepting a abnormal article (i.e. – Satan) for which there is no complete complete affirmation that he even exists, or the talking snake accepting the artefact of authentic beastly imagination, which is a added rational decision?

Regarding the Exodus

We all apperceive the alpine annual of how God allowable Moses (and afterwards Aaron – Exodus 4) to go to the Egyptian pharaoh (curiously bearding in the Bible) with a request, able-bodied appeal actually, to let God’s Chosen Bodies (the Israelites / Hebrews) leave their declared enslavement in Egypt so they could biking to the Promised Land – the Burning Bush allegory of The Exodus (Exodus 3).

God tells Moses that pharaoh will not acquire to him if he requests, in actuality demands is added the case in point, that pharaoh let the Hebrew ‘slaves’ go out of Egypt, even afterwards God has accustomed the Egyptian nation (note, not pharaoh) nine plagues to accord with.

Despite giving Moses and Aaron a bag abounding of abracadabra tricks with which to argue the Egyptian enactment of their angelic mission bona-fides, God aswell told Moses (and Aaron) that pharaoh wouldn’t acquire to them (Exodus 7: 4; 11: 9) and let His bodies go (Exodus 3: 19; 11: 9). In actuality God knew before-the-fact that He would acquire to get complete awful with Egypt (the Egyptians in accepted instead of the pharaoh specifically) in adjustment to accomplish His aims (Exodus 3: 20). So an complete affair arises, why bother sending Moses (and Aaron) to chin-wag with pharaoh in the aboriginal place? It was bedevilled from the get-go.

In actuality God advisedly and on abundant occasions, accustomed pharaoh’s affection to ensure Moses and Aaron wouldn’t be listened to[#] and to ensure pharaoh wouldn’t let His Chosen Bodies go (Exodus 4: 21; 7: 3; 7: 13-14; 7: 22; 8: 15; 8: 19; 8: 32; 9: 7; 9: 12; 9: 34-35; 10: 1; 10: 20; 10: 27; 11: 10; 14: 4; 14: 8; and aswell all Egyptians to cossack Exodus 14: 17). What was the point of allurement pharaoh to let His bodies go and afresh hardening pharaoh’s affection to ensure the exact adverse result? Perhaps that just afresh gives God the barbarous amusement of inflicting atrocious and abnormal punishments on the Egyptian bodies via those ten plagues – note, not just on pharaoh, the abandoned accepting to which He had an antecedent beef. In actuality several times pharaoh was accommodating to let His bodies go and basically told the Hebrews to piss off (Exodus 9: 28; 10: 10; 10: 24; 12: 31-33), but no, God accustomed pharaoh’s affection instead.

What God should acquire done, what God should acquire told pharaoh anon god-to-man (face-to-face), bold God was traveling to be fair-dinkum about His one and abandoned one accurate cold which was accepting pharaoh to let His Chosen Bodies leave Egypt (instead of aggravating to prove Himself to all Egyptians as an all-round barbarous tyrant by inflicting the ten plagues), would acquire been that unless pharaoh let His bodies go, pharaoh was traveling to yield a complete continued airing off a the top of a complete alpine and abrupt rock pyramid. End of discussion; end of problem.

[#] And pharaoh didn’t acquire to (or catch unto) Moses or Aaron (Exodus 7: 13; 7: 22; 8: 15; 8: 19; and 9: 12).

Issues Arising 1: What was the point of sending Moses and Aaron to allocution to the pharaoh if God knew pharaoh wouldn’t acquire and let the Israelites / Hebrews leave Egypt and God Himself would ensure this on abundant occasions by hardening pharaoh’s heart? It was all an exercise in complete futility if you were Moses and Aaron.

Issues Arising 2: What was the point of God inflicting abuse on the Egyptian bodies and livestock (i.e. – the ten plagues) if it was pharaoh and pharaoh abandoned who was the obstacle – an obstacle God admired to be an obstacle so God could strut His accepting and accomplish abuse abiding that all and assorted knew afterwards agnosticism that He was a apprehend bad-ass.

Regarding God

*If there absolutely is an outstanding altercation for the complete actuality of God, why aren’t theists application it?

*Even if God in actuality exists, that in and of itself doesn’t beggarly that this God is aces of accepting worshipped.

*By the way, a awry apple implies a awry creator.

*If you’re aggravating to prove the actuality of God, which god are you aggravating to prove and why? Can you accord me any complete affirmation that supports your God that doesn’t aswell abutment accession god(s)?

*God said it; I acquire it; that settles it.

*If you are absolutely aces of worship, you wouldn’t appeal to be worshipped. And just because God (may have) created you doesn’t beggarly of alarm that you are answerable to adoration Him.

*If God created a women to be a accompaniment to the macho of the species, why didn’t God actualize a changeable celestial to be a accompaniment to Him?

Regarding God’s Conception & the Aboriginal Cause Argument

*I adduce that God is in actuality a bewitched aerial blush albatross how farted the Cosmos into existence. Justification? We apperceive that farting exists, even in the beastly commonwealth (my bodies canyon wind for example); we apperceive that aerial exists, from insects to pterosaurs to birds to bats to airplanes; we apperceive that blush exists (quite afar from the entertainer); we apperceive that elephants abide too. So a aerial blush albatross that farted the Cosmos into actuality is way added rational that presupposing any airy abracadabra man in the sky did the accomplishment aback we acquire no complete ability that such a architect celestial in actuality even exists.

*Maybe God acquired the Big Bang accident but in accomplishing so blew Himself up – oops.

Regarding God’s Omniscience

*If God is all-knowing afresh how can He be agitated at you for aberrant if He knew even afore you were built-in that you would sin?

*Some say that there is no bucking in accepting all-knowing and accepting chargeless will. But if you apperceive for complete certain, and you are apprenticed by that knowledge, of what you are traveling to acquire for breakfast tomorrow morning, afresh of alarm you acquire to acquire that breakfast. Otherwise you didn’t apperceive for complete assertive what was to appear before-the-fact and you weren’t all-knowing. If you are all-knowing afresh you acquire no chargeless will in the amount if you do what you knew for complete assertive what you would do. Now either a celestial has chargeless will OR abroad it is all-knowing. The celestial cannot be both aback that would be a analytic aberration or contradiction. Of advance the celestial in catechism could be neither all-knowing AND acquire no chargeless will, which suggests that there ability not even be a celestial present and accounted for at all. Further, if God is NOT all-knowing, afresh I’ll advance that He doesn’t apperceive how to actualize an complete something from complete nothingness.

Rebuttal: Omniscience (knowing all) does not cover alive the future, because the approaching does not abide (by the complete grammar of the sentence, it would accomplish no faculty to say that the approaching exists). So, just as an all-seeing accepting doesn’t charge to apperceive the amount of hairs on Harry Potter’s arch (there is no such number, so there’s annihilation to know), additionally He would not acquire to apperceive the approaching (since there is no such thing).”

Rebutting the rebuttal: Some concordance definitions to alpha with of “omni”. Omni agency “indicates all”; “denoting all”; “an aspect of Latin agent acceptation ‘all’”. If you are ALL-knowing, the chat ALL agency just that – ALL. ALL encompasses ALL that is past; ALL that is present; ALL that is future; ALL is ALL that there is to apperceive about life, the Cosmos and everything. The byword is “all-knowing” NOT “all (except for the future)-knowing. Argue with the use of the chat “all”, not with me. And by the way, the approaching is deterministic accustomed the laws, attempt and relationships that aphorism the roost. One example: solar and lunar eclipses can be predicted with authoritativeness bags of years into the future. You could address a annual of approaching events, contest you apperceive acquire to happen.

Rebuttal 2: Omni does absolutely beggarly “all”, but the approaching does not exist, and so it is not allotment of “all” any added than the amount of hairs on Santa Claus’ bristles is allotment of “all”. There is no such number, so even an all-seeing accepting is not appropriate to apperceive it.

Rebutting the acknowledgment 2: Again, the byword is “all-knowing” NOT “all (except for the future)-knowing”. Further, accustomed theist’s acceptance that the Bible is the complete chat of God, the Book of Revelation is all about the future. Further, what about all of those Biblical prophets who had complete ability of the future? Finally, I acquire assertive myself through rational anticipation processes that chargeless will and omniscience are adverse and adverse terms.

Regarding God’s Will

*Since we weren’t accustomed to eat from the Tree of Ability that would advance that God admired to accumulate us in a accompaniment of authentic and abiding ignorance. Methinks knowledge, even ability of acceptable and evil, is bigger to benightedness and so the talking snake, Even and Adam ultimately did the adapted thing.

*Now just why would God all bodies to acquire chargeless will if He afresh will not acquiesce said bodies to exercise their chargeless will afterwards backbreaking them for it? That’s all the added the case if if appliance one’s chargeless will the exercise of that chargeless will harms no added humans. There are abounding “thou shall nots” in the Bible that if you do any of those “nots” God will get you for that even admitting no accepting was afflicted or inconvenienced in even the aboriginal way.

Regarding God’s ‘Morality’

*If you anticipate God is Mr. Chastity personified, afresh amuse acquiesce me to apprehend assertive adult-only Biblical acceptance to your adolescent children!

For archetype (one of many):

1 Samuel 15:2-3 (King James Version)

2 “Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I bethink that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid delay for him in the way, if he came up from Egypt.”

3 “Now go and agonize Amalek, and absolutely abort all that they have, and additional them not; but annihilate both man and woman, baby and suckling, ox and sheep, biscuit and ass.”

Now how are you traveling to explain to your adolescent adolescent why God ordered breed and babies to be slaughtered? And what was the point of killing all of the livestock? God’s insane!

*More about God’s crimes? God says “do not kill”; God kills. Enough said! For addition I acclaim you watch on YouTube DarkMatter2525′s blow on “God goes on a accumulation annihilation spree”. He gives 41 Biblical references to aback up his claims.

*We do not, or we absolutely should not get our chastity from God on the area that He’s complete abundant a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ array of dude. Any complete affiliation amid God and chastity is a above oxymoronic association. I’m ready, accommodating and able to canyon judgement on God and God’s declared ‘morality’, abnormally on area that God, afterwards all, was created in the angel of humans. So I’m ultimately in judgement of adolescent humans, admitting bodies – bodies who wrote the Bible appropriately authentic God’s ‘morality’ – continued aback angry to dust and ashes.

*If you acquire God’s adaptation of chastity unreservedly, afresh you are casual judgement aloft God. If you do not acquire God’s adaptation of chastity unreservedly, either in allotment or in its entirety, afresh you are aswell casual on God. In either case, you are application your own internally acquired concepts of chastity to either accede or disagree with God’s morality.

*Morality acquire to appear from some authority. We (the people) ARE that authority.

Regarding Jesus

*Can Christian theists adduce for me at atomic one inscription or certificate – NOT the Bible – that has been anachronous and accurate to the era amid 1 AD and say 50 AD, an inscription or certificate that mentions Jesus, abnormally a abnormal Jesus, one who performed miracles and who was adored from the dead? Can you do that? If not afresh amuse accumulate quiet about the actuality of abreast affirmation for the complete actuality of Jesus.

Because here’s the point. Did any of the declared (500 or so) assemblage (1 Corinthians 15: 6) to the adored Jesus, or any of the women or any of the aggregation who saw an activated adaptation of him post-crucifixion anytime pen their own aboriginal accepting annual of this miracle? The acknowledgment is an complete “no”.

And age-old historian Josephus wasn’t built-in until after-the-fact (37 AD – 100 AD). He makes no acknowledgment of Jesus until about 93-94 AD in his “Antiquities of the Jews”, declining to acknowledgment Jesus in beforehand works, and afresh gives abandoned two abrupt mentions which acquire becoming abundant bookish agitation (i.e. – not anybody is assertive of the actuality of what Josephus allegedly wrote. Further, there are no originals – of course. The ancient copies date to the 11th Century, so we’re ambidextrous with copies of copies of copies; translations of translations of translations. Who can absolutely say what alterations were or ability acquire been fabricated by those Christian monks into whose affliction was placed the accordant Josephus manuscript?

Even if admitting all of the copies and all of the translations and all of the opportunities for those with vested interests to add and/or decrease from what Josephus wrote, what Josephus wrote abandoned gives complete believability to Jesus the bitter person, not Jesus the abnormal being.

*Christian theists do go on, and on, and on, and on, and on about all of this affirmation for the actuality of a abnormal Jesus and a adored Jesus (and an airy Jesus, but never apperception that). Yet two of the three above monotheistic religions accord the abstraction of a abnormal / adored Jesus the complete thumbs down. So why doesn’t their declared affirmation for Jesus cut any ice with the Accurate Believers of these two added above faiths? Methinks something is complete aberrant with theist’s declared affirmation – like it doesn’t in actuality even exist.

*Regarding the declared awakening of Jesus, can you brainstorm the beating that would appear if avant-garde above account acceptance in the here-and-now weren’t appear anywhere until 50 years after-the-fact. What amount of accurateness could you apprehend abnormally if aggregate were just appear by word-of-mouth? Fifty years after-the-fact? Allocution about accession facts arising and absolutely affected news.

*Hercules is the complete new awakening adventure and Jesus is the affected account story. The awakening of Jesus was a hardly reworked appropriation of the Hercules resurrection. Now prove me wrong!

*The declared “empty tomb” is not an altercation for the awakening of Jesus. Just because my cookie jar is abandoned doesn’t beggarly I don’t acquire any cookies. Or, just because I acquire an abandoned wallet doesn’t beggarly that I’m broke.

*Sexual abnegation didn’t advice the Virgin Mary now, did it?

*knock, beating

–”Who is it?”

-”It’s me, Jesus. Let me in.”

–”Why do you wish in?”

-”I wish to save you.”…

–”Save me from what?”

-”From what I’ll do to you if you don’t let me in

Regarding Atheists & Atheism

*Theists ability just account by watching on YouTube the call-in TV appearance “The Agnostic Experience” (out of Austin, Texas) which is in actuality advised accurately for theists to alarm in and accord their canon their best shot. I’d adulation to see theists go up afresh Matt Dillahunty who about became a Christian abbot (before he saw the light) and appropriately apparently knows added about Christian canon and the Bible bigger than a lot of theists do. I absolutely wouldn’t wish to go up adjoin him in a apostolic debate! So due warning: Dillahunty holds annihilation aback and pulls no punches and takes no prisoners.


Some Anti-Theist Religious Bits & Pieces: Round Twelve

Of all of those Big Questions axial to abstract concepts that beleaguer life, the creation and everything, the realms of canon and religions and the attributes of deities abide to fascinate. Opinions breed in books, articles, videos, conversations in confined and pubs, and in actuality anywhere and everywhere two or added bodies are in proximity. There’s the pro side; there’s the anti-side. There aren’t too abounding fence-sitters. I’m still in the anti-camp as the afterward $.25 and pieces illustrate.

Regarding Religion

*Christian theist: God is the answer!

Sceptic: So how do you KNOW that God is the acknowledgment instead of (fill in the blank)? The acknowledgment is you don’t KNOW and you can’t KNOW! If you don’t KNOW the answer, again your acknowledgment should be “I don’t know”, not “God”. Added to that, just because you don’t KNOW the acknowledgment (if you stop to accept that to yourself) doesn’t beggarly that God is the acknowledgment by default. For example, I don’t apperceive why archaeologists and historians can’t acquisition any trace of The Exodus. Accordingly God accept to accept asleep or covered up all of the evidence. Why? Because God works in abstruse ways, that’s why! Not a complete satisfactory annual now, is it.

*Religion is an apparition abiding in ambitious cerebration or in ambition fulfilment; our charge or admiration to accost our close fears and insecurities – apery from Sigmund Freud: “The Approaching of An Illusion” (1927). Spot on! Bodies badly adhere on to their assorted religious faiths, adjoin all adherence because they are abashed of the atrocity and abasement of circadian activity and the certitude of death. As one adage goes, “life’s a allegation and again you die”. As philosopher Thomas Hobbes bidding it, activity is solitary, poor, nasty, beastly and short. So bodies seek for some array of claimed security, acceptation and backbone in an indifferent, cold, blah and aimless cosmos. If no one in actuality cares about you (and everybody has got their own set of claimed issues and problems to accord with) again you clamp at the harbinger that is that airy abracadabra man in the sky. You wish a Big Brother to accomplish aggregate arise out all appropriate just the way your parents did if you were a adolescent if they cloistral and looked afterwards you and kissed abroad the aching and the tears if you cried in their lap and consistently comforted you.

*If you accept to lie in adjustment to beforehand your religion, again your adoration is complete crap!

*You accept to admiration how abundant of their adoration Christians ACTUALLY accept adverse are they just traveling through the motions; traveling forth with the army in adjustment to be accustomed by family, accompany and their society; in adjustment to fit in with the majority.

*Religion aboriginal gives you the ache (the aboriginal aberrant stick) again gives you the cure – the afterlife carrot.

Regarding Faith & Belief

*Faith is just ambitious thinking.

*If you say you accept there is a God, there’s no improvement from Doubting Thomas’s added than to accept you try to absolve your belief. But if you affirmation to in actuality apperceive that there is a God, again you accept to go way, way, way aloft absolution and alpha citation complete affirmation that can be afar verified.

*Logic ability be a alleyway to what is true, but argumentation in and of itself is not complete affirmation that what is logically accepted is in actuality true.

Regarding Morality

*Theists adduce that there are just two kinds of evil. There’s accustomed ‘evil’ (i.e. – disease, earthquakes, drought, etc.) and again there is moral angry breadth bodies abuse bodies and generally innocent animals and the ambiance (i.e. – paedophilia, kidnapping, blackmail, rape, littering, etc.). However, theists calmly overlook two added categories of evil. Firstly, there’s religious angry – bodies harming bodies in the name of their god (be it God or Allah, etc.) and by god there’s been an abominable lot of that array of evil. Secondly, there is angelic angry or God’s angry and you don’t accept to apprehend complete far into the Bible to acquisition examples, examples like The Flood, Sodom & Gomorrah, the 10 plagues, the acceptance of slavery, genocide, beastly and animal sacrifice, atrocious and abnormal punishments like stoning to afterlife accouchement or absolution afar bears on kids. Bodies can be angry but by god, God is their role model.

*Why be acceptable if you can just be forgiven?

*No amount what declared moral absolutes you beforehand (i.e. – annihilation is wrong), I’d action the animal ability and acuteness can arise up with a book that justifies a abuse of that declared absolute. In the case of murder, there’s self-defense; war; basic punishment; aborticide in assertive circumstances; benevolence killing / afterlife and scenarios breadth the act of killing one innocent saves the lives of 5 added innocents (The needs of the abounding outweigh the needs of the few, or the one – Mr. Spock.)

Regarding the End Times

*The End Is Nigh: 50 AD – any day now. 100 AD – any day now. 250 AD – any day now. 500 AD – any day now. 750 AD – any day now. 1000 AD – any day now. 1250 AD – any day now. 1500 AD – any day now. 1600 AD – any day now. 1700 AD – any day now. 1800 AD – any day now. 1900 AD – any day now. 2000 AD – any day now. 2017 AD – any day now.

Regarding Heaven & Hell

*Anytime, or about anytime a Accurate Christian Believer gets cornered by agnostic argumentation / acumen and can’t convulse out of the cardboard bag they accept taken ambush in, they generally resort to, and arise out lashing, arresting out at the agnostic with acute threats like “you’re traveling to bake consistently in Hell”; “your body is now accursed for all eternity”; “I achievement you adore your abiding torment” or as Maude was decumbent to say, “God will get you for that”! That’s not in actuality the able way to acknowledge if you lose an argument.

Regarding the Bible

*”The Bible said” is in actuality some human(s) said, and bodies say an abominable lot of things that accept no base in absoluteness for a accomplished array of reasons, some innocent; some not so innocent. The Bible (as able-bodied as added angelic books) was accounting by bodies for bodies and any quotations therein are arguable at best aback I’ve yet to see accurate that there was anyone aback again demography autograph and autograph down the words of acumen of this or that Biblical character, including declared abnormal characters. On the added hand, works of fiction are abounding of author-invented dialogues and monologues.

*Here’s addition Biblical oops. In Genesis 1: 11-12 & 29, God gives us all plants and seeds that are acceptable to eat and to bulb as approaching plants that are acceptable to eat. Wrong, for alas, not all plants and seeds are acceptable to eat and to bulb (and again eat the consistent plant). So God says plants and seeds are good; complete convenance suggests that assorted plants and seeds can end up burying you six anxiety under. Yet addition Godly oops.

*Though it seems to be broadly arise to the contrary, boilerplate in Exodus do I apprehend breadth the afterlife of the firstborn (i.e. – the tenth plague) was belted to children. It would accept that anyone of any age who happened to accept been the firstborn got zapped by God. (Reference Exodus 11: 5; 12: 12; 12: 29; and 13: 15).

*Variation One: Why would anyone in their appropriate apperception put any array of believability into the Bible? I beggarly it was accounting over abounding hundreds of years; bags of years ago; by bodies who abide in actuality bearding / alien with ambiguous education; abrogation abaft no aboriginal antecedent material; ultimately cobbled calm and re-cobbled calm by differing committees with differing faiths and agendas and opinions; translated and retranslated with translations of the translations; cogent tales that would be appealing absurd even by avant-garde science fantasy standards.

*Variation Two (adopted from “The Agnostic Experience” TV Show): The Bible is just a accumulating of abandoned books for which we accept no originals, accounting by bodies we can’t annual and we weren’t even abiding who wrote what or even a lot of of it. So how can you use the Bible as an ascendancy for something (i.e. – God) that’s supernatural?

*Variation Three (also adopted from “The Agnostic Experience” TV Show): The Bible is just an old book, accounting by alien people, of alien origin, with alien dates, none of which is confirmable. There’s no abreast affirmation alfresco of the Bible itself that corroborates any of it and yet this is acceptable to altercate multi millions aloft millions that abracadabra happens.

*The Bible is true! Source: The Bible! Every chat in the Bible is accurate and it’s accurate because the Bible says so. How can you altercate adjoin that! [Thanks to Jaclyn Glenn.]

*It’s a rather sad actuality that not all Christian Accurate Believers are acquainted of the actuality that the Bible wasn’t accounting originally in English!

Regarding the Exodus

*Here’s some affidavit why the Biblical Exodus is a absolute nonsense. According to the Bible, 600,000 men (not including women and children) larboard Egypt for the Promised Land. If you yield into annual women and children, I’ve apparent estimates that up to two actor ‘slaves’ larboard Egypt, accompanied by birds and livestock (Exodus 12: 37-38). Now let’s accept the adventure was about the aforementioned from avant-garde day Cairo to Tel Aviv. If you go as the babble flies, it’s about 400 km, but that cuts beyond water. It you arch arctic out of Cairo to the bank again chase the coast, it’s about 625 km. If you arch NE out of Cairo until you hit the bank again chase the coast, it’s about a 500 km journey. Why chase the coast? Able-bodied you can’t in actuality get absent if you hug the coastline, befitting the Mediterranean Sea to your larboard as you coin ahead. Sooner or after you’re traveling to hit the Promised Land. Further, even if you airing just one km a day (heck, you could clamber on your hands-and-knees or even on your abdomen and accomplish one km a day) you’d accomplish the Cairo – Tel Aviv adventure in beneath than two years. And tens of bags of added people, nomads, accept beyond the Saini barren in canicule or weeks after any trouble. That abandoned puts the 40 year Biblical adventure in the wilderness in the totally-made-up category, abnormally if you accede that according to the Bible, God was arch the array from Egypt to the Promised Land as a “pillar of a cloud” by day and as a “pillar of fire” by night (Exodus 13: 21-22). Maybe God didn’t accept a map or didn’t anticipate to hug the coastline. In actuality God allegedly advisedly chose to beforehand His bodies via the continued avenue initially branch SE (Exodus 13: 17-18). No agnosticism if His Chosen Bodies knew in beforehand that He was arch them up one acutely continued garden path, He ability accept gotten the average feel analysis – and about did – and who could accusation them for cogent God breadth to go and what he could do with Himself if He got there.

Anyway, if the 600,000 men started off on the Egypt to Promised Land adventure individual file, and acceptance for 1 accent break amid them, able-bodied 600,000 metres equals 600 kilometres so the aboriginal in bandage would accept accomplished the Promised Land added acceptable as not afore the endure one even larboard Egypt! Of advance maybe they didn’t biking individual file. Still, that assorted aloft ‘slave’ army would accept taken up in actuality a cogent area.

Now the breadth of a amphitheater is according to Pi times the ambit squared. If anniversary of the 600,000 males we apperceive about requires almost 10 aboveboard metres of amplitude (actually about a lot of anybody would appeal way added than just 10 aboveboard metres of claimed space) again all 600,000 would absorb almost an breadth of 6 actor aboveboard metres. If you crisis the numbers, the mob would accept active a amphitheater with a ambit of 1.382 km or a bore of 2.764 km (don’t overlook there was no “up” as in multistory barrio to abate the breadth in catechism – everybody active arena level). That’s a ample area!

Further to that point, you can’t altercate me that 600,000 additional bodies on the move wouldn’t leave abaft any debris (i.e. – torn ceramics and torn / exhausted accoutrement and added non-organic refuse); wouldn’t accept active their asleep – those who died on the adventure (burials aback apparent by erosion); and larboard abaft those millions of bivouac residues (which could be carbon dated). The barren ambiance of the Sinai Peninsula should aswell accept preserved amoebic stuffs like accouterment and artefacts like abandoned copse implements. The capital point is that any citizenry calculation 600,000 additional (up to conceivably two million), even a drifting population, will leave abaft archaeological traces. Archaeologists accept accurate abundant hunter-gatherer tribes 1/1000th the admeasurement of God’s Chosen Bodies as accompanying in Exodus.

And added yet to that, one cultural aspect of the animal action is that bodies like to leave their mark (i.e. – Kilroy was here). Graffiti is not a avant-garde phenomenon. So if you accept a bandage of the abundant army calculation some 600,000 plus, again you should apprehend to acquisition some associated graffiti (i.e. – up the pharaoh; aureate beasts rule, OK; Moses is a jerk; Joseph loves Mary; where’s the avenue sign; are we there yet?). Yet I’ve never heard of any annual by age-old or Biblical historians award and advice the graffiti consistent from The Exodus.

And breadth are the charcoal of the aboriginal Ten Commandment tablets which were torn to $.25 by Moses (the jerk) as accompanying in Exodus 32: 19? Are they still there? Were they ‘shoplifted’ as souvenirs? Did they even in actuality abide at all?

So in conclusion, based on the aloft as able-bodied as for lots of added affidavit (i.e. – there’s no absolute analysis from age-old Egyptian texts that verify The Exodus; and of advance the angelic of holies, the Ark of the Covenant has vanished into the Twilight Zone – how convenient), I can abandoned achieve that The Exodus is just a plan of absolute fiction – 1% history and 99% fiction. The actuality of the amount is, if any complete determined affirmation had anytime been activate that complete the Biblical adventure of The Exodus, it would accept been front-page account and in actuality accepted ability about the globe. It hasn’t – it isn’t.

Regarding God

*One can brainstorm the actuality of a maximally added absolute getting (i.e. – God). However, so the altercation goes, the complete actuality of such a getting would be even added perfect. Therefore, by apperception God, God in actuality accept to exist. But, one can aswell brainstorm the non-existence of a maximally a lot of absolute getting and aback alien absoluteness is added absolute that imagination, again accordingly the maximally a lot of altogether getting is non-existent in an alien reality.

*If God is the a lot of maximally absolute getting possible, again God cannot change because to do so would accomplish Him even added or beneath absolute that He already is which is by analogue impossible.

*It is said that God and God abandoned is a all-important getting who accept to abide afar of all else. All else, all added beings are accidental beings who don’t to accept to, of necessity, exist. Alas, if life, the Creation and aggregate can be accounted for and explained after resorting to God (or any added deity) again God is hardly a all-important being.

*God (i.e. – Mr. Abracadabra Man) is the affecting account which you adjure if you can’t anticipate of any alternative.

*When you get to the point breadth you cannot explain X, your acknowledgment accept to be “I don’t know” and not that I apperceive the acknowledgment has to be God.

*A abracadabra man created the apple and again committed suicide. How analytic is that!

*In the apperception of the Accurate Believer, God has consistently got to be right! If you activate with the apriorism that aggregate God does is about right, again you can circuit any Biblical adventure to fit that preconception.

*God’s attitude is “might makes right”. I accept ability and accordingly I am right. I created you (i.e. – might) so accordingly I can annihilate you (right).

*Is God so anemic and aged that He can’t amount out a way to altercate me of His existence? Allegedly so.

*If God is so adjoin homosexuality, how arise He didn’t do a Sodom & Gomorrah on age-old Greece and in accurate Sparta? Consistency is not God’s average name by any means.

*If God and aggregation (i.e. – Jesus) appeared to the abundant army in the Near and Average East admonition their bona-fides, why did they abort to arise alone to the abundant army in Australia, Polynesia, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe? Was God lazy? Or maybe God couldn’t acquisition the time getting too absent and active terrorising the citizenry of His rather baby application of earthbound turf. Conceivably it’s because the writers of the Bible didn’t in actuality apperceive these places existed and accordingly couldn’t accept their fabulous deities arise there! Of advance already these places were discovered, again to accomplish up for that oversight, the Christian Church beatific their assembly to catechumen the agnostic and agnostic citizenry about to their way of thinking. That didn’t plan out all that well, at atomic for the agnostic and agnostic aboriginal peoples. These underlings of the Church, who in actuality had no business to undertake such a task, generally did annihilation but deliver their Christianity, or if they did, did so via what one would accept to alarm rather un-Christian agency and means, like catechumen or we’ll ache you – in actuality we’ll ache you anyway. But these alleged Christians angry out to be generally added absorbed in gold and argent and assets and added riches. In their deathwatch they usually larboard abaft a aisle of afterlife and ache and abolition of built-in cultures to Christianity’s abiding shame. The crimes adjoin altruism committed in the name of God (and Jesus) are allegorical – atomic we forget.

Regarding Jesus

*There is no abreast source(s) bound at the time Jesus (allegedly) existed that mentions him afar from the Bible and that wasn’t even abreast aback the Gospels were accounting abounding decades after-the-fact. Why is there no added even apparent abreast antecedent actual that mentions Jesus? Complete strange.

Regarding Atheists & Atheism

*Atheists are those who accept that no celestial of any affectionate exists – not just God. Atheists don’t accept Zeus exists or existed either. Atheists accept never claimed that they apperceive that no God exists. If an agnostic does affirmation that again they accept fabricated a account they cannot aback up. Even Richard Dawkins has never said that he knows God doesn’t exist, for example. Atheists are acute abundant to apperceive that you can’t prove a abrogating deity. I do not accept that God exists, but I never accept claimed that “God does not exist”. That account would put the accountability of affidavit on me. If it should about-face out that God (or any added deity) exists, I’m added than ready, accommodating and able to absolve my apostolic worldview afore Him, Her or It.

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