Christians behavior is no longer tolerated in civil society.

christians outragious behavior

This morning I was reading the comments on a Christian blog and came across the following screed, posted by someone named “Rick”: Continue reading

Catholic Nuns Steal Babies

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Randy Ryder as a baby being cradled in a Malaga hospital in 1971 by the woman who bought him.

Between the 1930’s and 1970’s the Catholic Church and government in Spain allegedly trafficked anywhere from 30,000 to 300,000 children. Up to 300,000 Spanish babies were stolen from their parents and sold for adoption over a period of five decades, a new investigation reveals. Continue reading

Is Christian God powerless?

A curious statement I heard often during my Christian years was this: “God first needs to break a person before he can bring them to him.” I can remember feeling as though I understood perfectly what was being communicated here. These days, however, I’m not so sure. Continue reading

Why did God wait?

waiting   for god

Okay, so Adam and Eve have just eaten from the tree. Sin has entered the world. Human beings are now forever separated from God. Upon their physical death, they are subject to everlasting spiritual death as well, since it takes only one sin to earn eternal damnation. Continue reading

The Common Christian Arguments

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I have been an atheist for six months now. They’ve been an incredible six months, comprising both good and bad experiences. The bad experiences came from other people’s reactions to my new stance. The good experiences came from my own reactions to my new stance. Continue reading

Romans invent Christmas


The ruins of the Temple of Saturn still dominate the west end of the Forum in Rome

“Io Saturnalia!” Two thousand years ago this was the seasonal greeting which would have chimed out across most of Europe, not “Merry Christmas”. The Roman mid-winter festival of misrule has heavily influenced many Christmas traditions – including the time of year we celebrate. Continue reading

Image of Christ is really Cesare Borgia.

Ceasa Borgia as Jesus image

Lyrics for the rap song, B.I.B.L.E. (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth), include the following line: The white image, of Christ, is really Cesare Borgia. The idea that our modern image of Jesus could be based on a ruthless power-hungry illegitimate son of a pope is startling and farfetched. But it is no more bizarre or fanciful than many other ideas about who Jesus was or what he looked like. And it does have an interesting tale behind it. Continue reading