Sunday, March 31, 2013

When You Know God Personally

When you know God personally, there is no question God exists. When Christians say something like this, I have to think they have nothing else to offer us as non-believers. It's a last resort appeal to subjective experience. If they actually had any evidence, that would clearly be the first thing they would offer up. Instead all we are left with is "If you believe it, you 'll believe it."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Assuming the World is Evil Without God

It seems that those who claim God is good for healing people assume that without God nothing positive could happen in the universe.  I saw a post today on Facebook about a woman who had breast cancer that had a mastectomy, survived, and had a child.  The caption for the picture was "She survived breast cancer and is now having a child.  GOD IS GOOD . Who all agrees ?"  The number of people agreeing that this was due to God's providence was astounding to me.  They all seem to believe that the earth is an absolutely horrid place and that God is responsible for any good that may come about.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Why Do People Believe This Stuff

I've often heard it said by apologists that Jesus must have been the son of God for Christianity to take off otherwise no one would have believed it.  I offer this as my rebuttal:

"Hippies head for Noah’s Ark: Queue here for rescue aboard alien spaceship"

Saturday, February 18, 2012

How many Christians take comfort in the belief their opposition is going to hell.  For example, I've seen so many Christians giddy with joy that Jessica Alquist is going to end up in hell someday for suing to remove the prayer banner.  Have they really thought about what that means?  They're in love with the idea that someone would burn eternally in part because they took down the Christian "team flag".  More love and compassion from the followers of the supposed religion of peace that surpasses all understanding.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Just Found This Gem Because of Glenn Beck

I was listening to the Glenn Beck show yesterday on my way home.  They were talking about a shocking expose on Planned Parenthood's subversion of children.  I found the video this morning.  I'm not sure if they're serious or it's a Poe but it's sad for the fundamentalists that I can't tell the difference.

Monday, February 13, 2012

God's a Moral Monster

I'm trying something of an experiment now.  If Christians claim they're going to heaven, I'd like to challenge them how much they really love their God.  It seems a basic tenet of Christianity is that to enter heaven, you must love God above all else.  My question to Christians is simply how they can love God when he condemns tens of billions of good people to burn eternally in hell simply because they sinned once (this not counting the entirety of a lifetime of supposed sins).  If they try to worm their way out of it, I'm going to hold them to it.  I can't believe many people could possibly love something who would burn almost all their relatives, ancestors, and children for all eternity.  If anything, I hope some level of intellectual or emotional discomfort will creep in and unsettle their faith a bit.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Right to Believe and Feeling Attacked

Why is it that so many people, when confronted with a contrary opinion, feel it necessary to think their rights are under attack?  George Takei wrote a fantastic post on his Facebook fan page  that science is not a liberal conspiracy.  Reading through the comments, I saw someone replied, "So you're welcome to a belief but I'm not?"  It got me to wondering why so many people feel as though their right to believe something is being encroached upon when someone asserts a contrary belief.

 I've noticed this typically happens when someone's belief can be easily demonstrated to be false or whenever people hold their beliefs to define their existence.  Unfortunately for these people, they don't realize that accusing someone of abrogating their rights is not making a meaningful argument or refutation of the assertion.  Using this defensive tactic, they'll never know whether or not their beliefs actually line up with reality.