Women in the Bible

Any honest, thinking person reading through the bible cannot ignore the blatant misogyny and barbarity towards women. The eminent ‘men of God” who wrote the bible were the product of patriarchal, tribal, violent, intolerant, monotheistic society. It is no accident that from the very beginning the bible cements women’s inferior status.  In 1Timothy 2:11-15 we …

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The Importance of Disobeying God

One of my favorites points to bring up with those who defend middle eastern religion and their "God" is that it is actually of vital importance that we disobey "His" commands. Case and point: Take a look at the 10 commandments of the "Lord". One of the most sacred of commands deals with how to …

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Quenching God’s Thirst for Blood

1) Capital Punishment Crimes: Kill People Who Don't Listen to Priests Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death.  Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT) Kill Witches You should not let a sorceress live. …

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Rosh Hashanah: Celebrating 6,000 Years of Ignorance!

Rosh Hashanah has arrived and I couldn’t be more excited, it’s the perfect time to talk about just how ridiculous this holiday is. This article will not discuss the origins of this holiday, nor any of the myths associated with it. For a nice overview of this “special” day, please visit chabad.org. Instead, this article …

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God’s Repulsive Test

I’ve wanted to write about the binding of Isaac for some time now. I believe it to be one of the most revealing stories as to “God’s” true character. We’re all familiar with the story, right? According to the narration, Abraham sets out to obey “God's” command to sacrifice his son, Isaac. After Isaac is …

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The Old Testament and Iron Age Palestine

Let’s talk about the Old Testament and actual history for a second. We’re all familiar with the stories: The Israelite nation is descended from Abraham, a tent-dwelling herdsman to whom “God” promised the land of Canaan. In an attempt to escape famine, his grandson Jacob and his family traveled to Egypt, where their descendants were …

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Quoting Einstein…

Apologists love to cite Albert Einstein as an example of an incredibly gifted scientist who was also a religious theist like them. To the believers, Einstein’s words supposedly rebut the idea that science conflicts with religion. You can find such silly arguments in books, the web, etc. However, the truth is that Einstein consistently and …

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