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6/24/17

Pascal's Wager

Pascal's Wager has arguably been Christianity's most powerful weapon
against any, who would dare to doubt.
Well, maybe the second most powerful ... behind execution.

For those who do dare to doubt, it is easy to see
that there are multiple logical flaws with Pascal's Wager.
I listed a couple in my book.

Here is another flaw that is rarely mentioned:



Usually, skeptics point out that Pascal's Wager fails
because one cannot know which religion to bet one's eternal soul on.
But even if we did grant that Christianity's God is the "One True Invisible Ghost,"
one still must make a second wager, and choose correctly,
the method that is most likely to save one's soul.
And with at least 81 choices ...

the odds are with the House


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6/10/17

"You have to believe ancient desert shepherds because we do."

Every Christian argument boils down to that statement ...
everything else is a distraction.


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6/8/17

The Story of Salvation
by The Thinking Atheist (Seth Andrews)

"An omnipotent God chooses not to use His power to simply forgive humankind,
but instead implements a solution which requires
that He impregnate a teen girl in order to give birth to Himself
so He can have Himself slaughtered to save human beings from the Hell that He created.
He then decides to communicate His scheme through conflicting accounts
penned decades later by anonymous authors
and subjectively handed down by flawed translators
who can't even agree on the interpretation of the virgin.
"

Think about that one


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5/22/17

P.Z. Myers writes on "What If Christianity Were True" (3 pages)




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11/3/16

Dave Allen discusses Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (4:58)




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More proof that Allah is the one true invisible ghost

Allah Continues to Pound Christchurch in New Zealand

11/16/16 - UPDATE

7.8 earthquake hits near Christchurch in New Zealand

5 years ago, 185 people were killed in Christchurch by an Earthquake.
It sounds like Allah is beating the snot out of the Christian God.

After all, don't evangelists always credit their God
when natural disasters strike here in America;
and then inform us that the disasters were retaliation by God
for abortion and gay marriage?

(I believe the answer to that question is ... "Yes")

Just in case you wanted to challenge what I just said above


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To be a Christian - this is what you have to believe.
God's checklist (9:47)




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Regarding near death experiences:
why doesn't Jesus ever appear to Hindus?

For the same reason that Krishna never appears to Christians.




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The Christian God is either impotent or evil by Sam Harris (10:06)



Even if God exists, He is either impotent or evil.
That's what I call ... a Lose-Lose.


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Answer to the Christian challenge ... "What if you're wrong?"
(Allah sends a powerful reply to American Christians)

Touchdown Jesus!

A year later and this story is still worth 1,000 virgins

UPDATE

Remember "Touchdown Jesus" ...
the statue that was struck by lightning and burned to the ground?
Well, here is a follow up story: "Touchdown Jesus" goes for the extra point.



America is mired in the worst depression since the 1930's.
Hundreds of thousands are losing their homes, millions are out of work,
and half are barely surviving, at or below the Poverty Line.

Instead of spending money on schools, roads, hospitals,
and other desperately needed things,
how do the Ghost Worshipers in Monroe, Ohio
decide to spend their money instead?

By allocating hundreds of thousands of dollars
to reconstruct a gigantic statue that people can look at.

Whatever happened to Exodus 20:4?
"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image,
or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above ....
"

Odd. I would have thought that, with their childlike minds,
they would have concluded that maybe God destroyed the statue
because He doesn't like being disobeyed.

When hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans,
Conservative Christians swore it was God punishing them for sinning.
When a tsunami massacred Japan, many Conservative Christians again claimed
that it was a punishment from God for not accepting Christianity.
When Haiti was devastated by an earthquake,
many Christians believed it was a punishment from God
because Haitians had made a deal with the devil to free them from slavery.

But when a lightning strike burned down Jesus,
they turned to science, and explained it by demonstrating
a sudden knowledge of climate science and how atmospheric storms work.

So I guess their conclusion can only be
that God controls the weather when bad things happen to others,
but when bad things happen to them,
nature is in control while God is out playing blackjack at the Olympus Casino.

This event also provided a pretty good argument for Muslims:
if it were Allah who sent the lightning bolt, then combined with 9/11,
and the fact that Islam is projected to surpass Christianity by the end of this century,
it would appear as though Yahweh is getting his cosmic ass, royally kicked.

Maybe this would be a good time for Yahweh to apologize
for all those nasty things His followers said about Scientology's God, Xenu,
and consider joining forces.
It makes sense because God's most advanced weaponry,
according to the Bible, is the sword;
while Xenu was using atomic bombs trillions of years ago.
If Yahweh eats a little humble pie,
together they might give Allah something to sweat about.


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The Atheist Experience Talkshow was "SMOKED" by a Christian
who became the first caller in the show's 15-year history
to prove his opening premise.

Matt Dillahunty and Tracie Harris, hosts of "The Atheist Experience" talkshow,
received a call from a man from Mesa, Arizona named "Eric."
Here is a clip of the 20-minute debate:



Eric began by trying to sneak an unproven premise past Matt and Tracie
but they didn't let him get away with it.
When Eric realized that the hosts weren't going to allow him
to move on to his other points (which would have been based on the false premise),
he was reduced to simply repeating his misrepresentations of what Matt had said.
It was a classic Christian Apologist slaughter.

So why did I say that Eric "smoked" the Atheist Experience?

Go back to the beginning of the video
where Eric talks about Kramer beating up on all the little kids in his karate class.
Eric was claiming that this Seinfeld episode was analogous
to how the hosts "beat up" on naive Christian callers.
THAT was his opening premise - and Eric proved his opening premise ...

correct


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Dillahunty destroys Matt Slick's "Transcendental Argument for the existence of God"

The debate begins at 19:40 and lasts ~ 47 minutes (show #593).
Also watch Dillahunty's 14 minute recap starting at 9:35 in show #594.


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Christian Apologists


Classic Emails (2 pages)

Jeff Miller, PHD, responds to my show which featured him last Saturday ...

And I responded back

I haven't received a reply from him yet.
(Oh dear - I hope I didn't offend. PHD's can be so ... sensitive)


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Classic Emails (2 pages)

Unicorns

Typical Christian Apologist Dishonesty ... Exposed

When Aron realized how deceitful this little amoeba had been,
he removed the video from his "favorites."

There is no shame in being fooled.
We all occasionally get fooled by slick liars ...
Be ashamed if you do nothing about it.


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Classic Emails (3 pages)

After reading this email exchange
it should become clear why this Atheist can be impressed by someone like ...

William Lane Craig


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Classic emails (6 pages)

The "Tentmaker" returns to the Arena for his annual ass whoopin;
and there's still no evidence of a logical bone ...

anywhere in his entire body


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Classic Emails (4 pages)

Prophet Walker tries throwing scripture at me ...

big mistake


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Morality


3/21/17

I sent the following email to dozens of Conservative Christians:

"In Exodus, your God bragged about murdering countless innocent Egyptian babies.
Then He created a holiday (Passover) to celebrate the slaughter of these babies.
My question isn't about Him though. My question is about you ...
Why would any moral human being worship such a hideous murdering beast?

And a follow-up question:

Since you do - how could you be considered anything other than monsters yourselves? 
"

For some odd reason, not one of them was willing to stand up and defend his God.


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The horror of Christianity ... made clear (4:12)




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Remember when the Templeton Foundation spent 2 million dollars
to fund a study on the efficacy of intercessary prayer?
Remember how disastrous that turned out for them?

Well, this one didn't go much better ...

Religious upbringing is associated with less altruism



So now they have an excuse:
"It's not my fault ... I was raised to be a selfish asshole"

And that wasn't the only recent study that dispelled the myth of ...

superior religious morality


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Mormon Bishop poses as a homeless man
to test the morals of his congregation


I didn't find those results surprising at all. What did catch my attention though ...
was how fast the Mormons removed it from YouTube.
(I never even got to see it)


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Still stinging from their recent defeats in their battles against gay marriage,
Mormons get revenge by taking it out on ... babies



At least they are being true to their horrible religion.
The Bible does say that the descendants should be punished
for the sins of their ancestors (Genesis).


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Without the Bible where do Atheists get their morals?
Well, read about this experiment involving lowly rats. As far as I know ...
none of them accepted Jesus Christ as their personal savior.

The morality of rats

So much for needing Jesus to provide morals. Morals have existed since way before Jesus ever hammered His first nail; in societies that never heard of "Him"; since way before humans even existed; and will likely exist long after humans abandon ghost worship.


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Do we need God to be moral?

Apes provide the answer

Actually, a good case could be made ...
that we have devolved.


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Reading violent Bible passages brings out the worst ... in the worst

Religiously inspired violence

Notice that this story is not an atheist source ...
but a religious one.


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Propaganda


I NOW SUPPORT THE PUBLIC POSTING OF THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

I will agree that the 10 Commandments should be posted
anywhere Christians desire to post them;
including schools, courtrooms, libraries, and outside of any public buildings,
provided that ...

Christians agree to post the REAL 10 Commandments.

That would be the permanent set that God gave Moses (as described in Exodus 34);
not the set in Exodus 20 that Moses smashed.
(That first set of Commandments was in effect for what? A week? Two weeks?)
Anyway, God replaced that first set of Commandments with a permanent set.
Here is that permanent set that God gave Moses: The REAL 10 Commandments;
and the only set referred to in the Bible as ... The 10 Commandments:

Exodus 34: verse ...

14 "For thou shalt worship no other god"

17 "Thou shalt make thee no molten gods"

18 "The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep"

19 "But the firstling of an ass thou shalt redeem with a lamb:
and if thou redeem him not, then shalt thou break his neck"

21 "Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest"

22 "And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks"

23 "Thrice in the year shall all your menchildren appear before the LORD God"

25 "Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven"

26 "The first of the firstfruits of thy land
thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God"

26 "Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk"

27-28 "And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words:
for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights;
he did neither eat bread, nor drink water.
And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant ... The Ten Commandments"

For those of you who are more visually inclined,
this video will explain it to you ...




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This paragraph was copied from the home page of Christian apologist, Wintery Knight:

"Dr. Craig is willing to debate. Where are the atheist debaters?
Why are atheists afraid of Dr. Craig?
Why are they afraid of his arguments?
What do they have to lose that stops them
from putting their arguments and evidences up against his?"

So guess what follows this paragraph on his web site?
video after video of atheists debating Craig!

William Lane Craig
vs
Christopher Hitchens on the existence of God

William Lane Craig
vs
Bart Ehrman on the resurrection of Jesus

William Lane Craig
vs
Sam Harris on morality

Aren't their feeble little minds precious?
No wonder this guy can't find any contradictions in the bible.
He doesn't even know what they are.
I've found the perfect description for "Wintery Knight":

Pick any synonym you like ... they ALL apply


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Annie Laurie Gaylor debates David Barton

TREATY OF TRIPOLI (Article 11)

"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense,
founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity
against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—
and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility
against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation,
it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions
shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
"

The opening phrase of Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli is written so clearly
that you might think it would be impossible to debate over the meaning ...

but you would be wrong

In this debate, the apologist is confronted by Gaylor with the treaty's clear words.
Here's what the apologist does when faced with this irrefutable evidence:
he immediately tries to distract the audience
by focusing their attention on the next phrases in Article 11
which refer to the other parties in the treaty.
No matter what meaning one attaches to the rest of Article 11,
nothing in it negates the opening phrase;
it merely states that America harbors no bias
against the other members of the treaty.

So the apologist takes the position that the phrases following the first one
prove that America was founded as a Christian nation!
If his position were true then why was the first phrase,
stating exactly the opposite, left in?
And why did President Adams and Congress
unanimously ratify every clause and article in it?

What do you think Jefferson, Adams, and Washington would do to Barton
if they could have just 5 minutes alone with him?

(hint: google "quartering").

Was America founded as a "Christian Nation?"

I have never seen a more dishonest man in my life than David Barton.
And considering I deal with Creationists ... that's quite a statement.

An interesting note: 8 years later a second treaty superseded the first
and guess what happened?
Yep, they bowed to intense Christian pressure and deleted that phrase.
(some things never change)

If that doesn't sound familiar, it should:
a similar thing happened to Darwin,
who deeply regretted giving in to Christian pressure
by adding the word 'Creator' to later editions of "On the Origin of Species."


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John Adams was one of our most famous founding fathers.
So naturally, Christian Nationalists try to claim him as one of their own.
So what did Adams have to say about Christianity?

Turning a lemon ... into lemonade (1 page)


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Is your religious liberty being threatened?
10 quick questions will help you find out.



So no - you no longer get to exercise your religious liberty to own other humans.


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Classic Emails (2 pages)

Re-introducing ... the Westboro Baptist - Banjo Band

"The Jews murdered Jesus!"




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Science


5/26/17

Christian Conservatives look at scientific discoveries
in the opposite way that rational people look at them:
they see every achievement as proof that science had been "wrong."

Well technically speaking, science is always wrong ...
but not in the same way that the Ghost Worshipers mean wrong.

When science makes a discovery, it's like adding another digit to pi:
sure the previous number for pi was wrong, and so is the new number;
it will always be wrong, but ...

Every discovery science makes, like every digit that gets added to pi,
brings humanity closer to the truth.


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Animals don't feel pain?

(30:43)



If you don't believe animals feel pain,
start twisting your dog's paw and see what happens.
It's hard to imagine how anyone could be that stupid.
But you have to remember - we are talking about William Lane Craig here;
a man who regularly takes the meaning of the word "stupid" to a whole new level.

This desperate attempt shows how wacky and insane, some Christians are willing to be
in order to provide excuses for their invisible monster.

Rational people can only shake their heads in disbelief.


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A talking elephant ... big deal.

That elephant isn't anything special.
I'll be impressed when he can speak as well as Balaam's donkey did in the Bible:

"What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?"
(Numbers 22:28)
"Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden
ever since I was thine unto this day?
Was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
"
(Numbers 22:30)

And don't forget about the talking snake.


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This is what happens when you jump the gun
because you desperately want your fantasies to be true

Vox Day and Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos

Remember Teddy Roosevelt's famous admonition?
"Speak softly, but carry a big stick"

Apparently, Vox Day got that one backwards, too:
"Brag incessantly, then back down when confronted"

Another Rat Flees the Arena in Disgrace (3 pages)


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Bill O'Reilly should have listened to the advice:

"When you're in a hole ... QUIT digging!" (1:27)

(he doesn't know Mars has moons)


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If a picture is worth a thousand words
then I need say nothing ... but I will anyway.

The title for this picture should be:
"90% of all creationist arguments




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