Forget what you’ve heard. Fundamentalists aren’t so bad. In their own stubborn, angry kind of way, they can be sort of charming. This is a decent definition of fundamentalism: “The interpretation of every word in the sacred texts as literal truth.” If you’ve ever been scolded for suggesting the Earth might be more than 6,000 years old… …chances are it … More Put the ‘Fun’ in Fundamentalism
I don’t have much time this morning. Can’t include my usual brand of delightful wit. Here’s a link to an article about how the Bible is archaeologically verifiable. (Lots of stuff the Bible talks about has been dug out of the sand.) Of course EVERYTHING the Bible talks about hasn’t been dug out of the sand. … More Do You Believe?
I’ve noticed a new word in Christendom. It replaces that icky, ugly word, “sin”. The new word is ‘broken’. Man! I’d like to use this new word! ‘Broken’ is way more appealing than ‘sinful’. ‘Sin’ makes me feel guilty. ‘Broken’ makes me feel bad… …but it’s not my fault. Sinful is a deliberate act of … More I’m Not Broken. I’m Sinful.
Here is the original article. You can read the comments if you’re interested. I’m not going to cut and paste a bunch of stuff. There is no video from the conference. I will summarize the primary points I made during my presentation: Atheism is nothingness that masquerades as insight. Everybody brings some bias into every … More The Godless Have Spoken
Back from the 414 Conference. My only complaint is the title. It’s not as cool as ‘Reason Rally‘. Though we lacked style, we had content in abundance. I gave a couple of presentations collectively entitled: “The Wisdom of Atheism” Using screenshots… (so I wouldn’t be accused of misquoting)… I presented a tiny bit of the … More Letting The Godless Speak
The challenge in arguments about religion is knowing when they’re over. For example, when an atheist writes this: “As a maximally good, aseitic being, everything was once part of perfection. That’s what aseity means. There was no-thing that was not already perfect…Creation, therefore, destroyed this eternal harmony, this purity, and by this fact alone, the act … More Atheists Should Be Monks
It won’t work to outlaw zoos. It’s been tried before. … More Don’t Outlaw Gorillas