Is Yahweh a monster, like Bigfoot?

Richard Dawkins famously once said of Yahweh: The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a...

Do not pray for me...

Stevehayes made an interesting demand of me today. He said, "Do not pray for me." I said, "I pray for you every day and will continue praying for you every day for as long as I can remember you. If you don't believe in the power of prayer why does it...

The Koch Brothers: architects of a new Evil Empire

There is so much to the machinations going in within the Republican Party and their primary funders that it is difficult to sort it all out. Fundamentally, the American worker, and America as well, is being sold out for Corporations. I will just...

Is the nativity story true?

We all know the nativity scene: An angel visits Mary telling her she’s pregnant by the Holy Spirit.  As a result of a Roman census, Mary and Joseph have to go to Bethlehem, Joseph’s ancestral home.  There is no room in the inn so Jesus is born in a...

Natural or supernatural?

For centuries human beings have offered two distinct types of explanations for phenomena we see around us: natural and supernatural. For example, did we evolve naturally and gradually over time from monkey-like ancestors, or did a magical...

Abiogenesis and the big bang are not evolution.

There does appear to be some confusion in some people's minds about certain scientific ideas that repeatedly get confused. So here is a description of abiogenesis, the big bang theory and the theory of evolution.   THE BIG BANG THEORY The...

Why complex structures like the eye were not "designed"

Naturalist David Attenborough, who has over 50 years experience of making natural history programmes, explains in this video how complex structures like the eye could have evolved naturally, without the need for a designer. He explains how complex...

Atheism is wish-fulfillment

As the psalmist says, ". . . The man greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord. In the pride of his countenance the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, 'There is no God'" (Psalm 10:3-4). Before I proceed with this look into what...

Enemies of God

The bible tells us that all of us either are or were at one time enemies of God in our minds because of our evil behavior. (Colossians 1:21)    It was my sinful behavior that kept me from God - just like the verse says.  In my mind, I would...

Was the Big Bang really the beginning?

There was a time in physics that talking a time 'before' the Big Bang would have been tantamount to asking for directions north when stood on the North Pole. According to Turok, who teaches at Cambridge University, the Big Bang represents just one...

The truth about wirelessguru1

I deleted some, not all, posts by wirelessguru because some of them were personally abusive. After he really became personally abusive, I deleted all posts that I had written to him in protest Wirelessguru1 never engages in debate, he never...

Intelligent Design!

It is amazing to me how the evolution fanatics take the extra step to try to deny Intelligent Design (ID)! Case in point, the debater32 dude starts a thread on Intelligent Design here but blocks access to the one! LOL!!! ...

The History and Evolution of the Devil

The first mention of the Devil is the character Satan in the Old Testament. OLD TESTAMENT The first mention of Satan is however lost in most English translations of the Bible, it’s in the book of Numbers.  The Hebrew name “Satan” means ‘one who...

Who was the intelligent designer?

Some people believe in "intelligent design" as opposed to evolution by natural selection to explain the diversity of life we see on Earth. Which does beg the question, who was the intelligent designer? It's a question that has puzzled science...

The People of the Bible were polytheistic

As well as Yahweh, or El, who was the leader of the Gods of the Israelites the people mentioned in the Bible worshipped other gods too: Figurines of these gods have been found in the archaeological record right throughout the Biblical period, right...

God on Trial?

God on Trial? God has been charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. The prosecution has cited the Flood, the Canaanites, the Midianites, the destruction of Jericho, and the Amalekites as examples of genocide. The question is not...

An invitation

I invite everyone that participates in this group thread of Atheism to come and participate in a series I have released in the general thread. (Absent is interpretation: Not God!)   This series will take an in depth look into the science of...

God on trial - the response

The post 'God on trial' certainly generated a significant degree of interest. Some people even seem to want to go further than simply imagine the idea of putting the god of the Bible on trial and apparently actually wish to do so. I, for one, have no...

Smart Creationists

Please feel free to read Mr Hovind's 'doctoral thesis': http://www.scribd.com/doc/24071750/Kent-Hovind-Doctoral-Dissertation

God on trial

Imagine that the god of the Bible is put on trial, charged with genocide and crimes against humanity. The case for the prosecution, notwithstanding the mass of material to be covered, is ridiculously easy. The Flood, the Canaanites, the Midianites,...