Let’s Be Honest: 10 Questions Every Christian Needs To Answer

Skepticism is healthy. Any philosophy worth believing is worth questioning. These are 10 questions I have for believers to get them to see if their faith is valid and worth keeping. Chances are, you have some questions of your own that you would like those of a religious mindset to ponder as well.

Source: Let’s Be Honest: 10 Questions Every Christian Needs To Answer • The Thinker

9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK

A huge part of the antagonism that even moderate Christians face from outsiders is due to the fact that too many devout believers claim a righteous mandate to say and do things that are truly horrible.

Let me spell it out.

via 9 horrible things the Christian right does because “God” said it was OK – Salon.com.

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion

Put another way, in a truly civil society the right to free expression trumps the desire of religious folks not to have their feelings hurt.  The “offense” argument is, therefore, no argument at all; it is tantamount to a selfish, adolescent insistence on conformity, nothing more.  The “offended” just have to grin and bear it.  We left high school long ago.  It’s time to grow up.

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion is exactly what the world needs – Salon.com.

⭐️ Another great article by Tayler.

 

A Favor You Never Asked For

If you didn’t ask for the favor, you don’t owe anything to the person doing that favor–especially if you reject the favor.

Claims of favors with no evidence supporting that they actually ever happened certainly have even less power over you than real favors that you actually objectively know happened.

via A Favor You Never Asked For.

Great take on the whole “he died for our sins” schtick.

Delusions

 

If you want proof that belief in Christ can make people delusional, just watch this daft video.

Here’s an interesting quote from Wikipedia:

Importantly, research on action priming has shown that subliminal stimuli can trigger only those actions that one plans to perform anyway: an action can be triggered subliminally only if the person already has the specific intention to perform this specific action.

H/T Skeptic Ink

Book Review: Why I Am Not A Christian

Dr Richard Carrier wrote Why I Am Not A Christian because he was sponsored to set out his reasons for not being one.

Discussing our experiences, we realized we’d both encountered many Christians like this, who color their entire perception of reality with the assumption that they have to be right, and therefore the evidence must somehow fit.

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Land of The Free (9): Christian Pastor: “I’m Not Gonna Let Any of These Dirty Faggots Inside My Church”

And folks wonder why, in spite of the number of LGBT-friendly churches and people and places out there, queer people cannot shake the fear that Christians hate them and want them harmed. This is the answer.

via Christian Pastor: “I’m Not Gonna Let Any of These Dirty Faggots Inside My Church”.

This guy, I guess, is definitely not going to turn the other cheek.

More Christian Loony Tunes

And yet the apocalyptic never leaves. It’s still there, that’s where the polls come back. It’s now assumed by hundreds of millions of Americans that the rapture is a real thing and that Jesus is coming back.

It’s a genius theology, because it allows people to look at very diverse, very troubling, very dark contemporary events and put them in a context; to say, “I know why this is happening, and it’s going to turn out OK. We are going to be OK.” It gives them peace, comfort and hope in a world that often offers none of those things.

via Why millions of Christian evangelicals oppose Obamacare and civil rights – Salon.com.

Christian Humanism: comments on a report

A blog post by Stephen Law appeared in my news feed this morning: Humanists Should be Christians, argues new Theos report. He discusses a recent report from Theos, a religious thinktank: The Case for Christian Humanism: Why Christians should believe in humanism, and humanists in Christianity.

Stephen’s post addresses the three central arguments of the report:

  • Argument 1: Belief in Human Dignity Requires Christianity
  • Argument 2: objective morality requires theism
  • Argument 3: Reason Requires God

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Christianity Dismantled in 38 Words

Christianity Dismantled in 38 Words | the superstitious naked ape.

Made me laugh a lot.