Category: Atheism

(Re)Considering Christianity: A Skeptic Looks at the Christian Religion – Introduction, part 8

To see more posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. In the summer of 2004, I ventured down to Texas to be with a young woman (we’ll call her Mary) with whom I had fallen in love, having met her the year… Continue Reading “(Re)Considering Christianity: A Skeptic Looks at the Christian Religion – Introduction, part 8”

Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#1)

For more posts in this series, “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis.“ I became an atheist in 2013 after a yearlong battle staving off doubt and unbelief through prayerful meditation over the Bible and by reengaging apologetic literature that had helped me in the past. When my… Continue Reading “Evangelical (Atheist) Eisegesis: ‘The Skeptics Annotated Bible’ (#1)”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.20.19

“This is the only life that we know we get: use it in the best way you know how. Don’t wait around for a bonus life that may never come.” -@Paulogia0 @Paulogia0 published a video entitled “Why I am Not a Christian” over at… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.20.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19

It’s back! The Weekly Roundup has returned from its hiatus since earlier this summer. Since I was responsible for the August 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival, I suspended work on the Roundup to prepare for that. But that has been submitted and so I’ll resume… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19”

My Afterword to Chris Hansen’s “The Foundational Falsehoods of AronRa: How an Educator has Misinformed Thousands”

Christopher Hansen (@unicornwiz) recently published an essay entitled “The Foundational Falsehoods of AronRa: How an Educator has Misinformed Thousands.” This well-written and well-documented piece is available at Amazon for just $1 (electronic download only). In it, Hansen takes AronRa to task for some rather… Continue Reading “My Afterword to Chris Hansen’s “The Foundational Falsehoods of AronRa: How an Educator has Misinformed Thousands””

The Weekly Roundup – 7.5.19

I was finally able to listen to part 2 of “Pete ruins Exodus” over at the podcast The Bible for Normal People. As usual, great material looking at the beginning stages of Moses’ call to Egypt, including that bizarre scene in Exodus 4:24-26. The… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 7.5.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 6.28.19

“Aren’t mistakes, contradictions, myth, etc exactly what you would expect from a non-divine book?”– @AlchemistNon @AlchemistNon has a new post over at his blog on why he left Christianity. Our stories have a lot of similarities: a fervency for evangelism, continuous reading of the… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 6.28.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 5.24.19

“For atheists, I would say your life is not meaningless even if you no longer believe you are for something like a hammer is for hammering nails- or even if you believe the universe is absurd! Just because you are not an instrument of… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 5.24.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 5.3.19

It’s gotten all mixed up, you see, as it was bound to after thousands and thousands of years of dogma and tradition. Religion doesn’t spawn morality. Intelligence spawns morality,which inevitably gives birth (in intelligent enough species) to religion.Now, some people find that religion helps hone… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 5.3.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 4.12.19

“Mark, wanting to make a theological point, locates the event in a place whose name is associated with casting out demons – the language, as Marcus points out, does kinda support this. This strengthens the exorcism theme of the pericope– seems legit. A few years later, Matthew, using Mark… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 4.12.19”