0 Dwidnling in Unbelief

And the angel said unto me. "Behold these shall dwindle in unbelief" 1 Nephi 12:22

Latest Posts (In 2007)

Posted: Friday 09 November 2007 ( 17 years ago )

Losing the Lamanites

The LDS church is changing a single word in its introduction to the Book of Mormon. If you go get your Book of Mormon (or go to LDS.com) you'll find the following words in the last sentence of the second paragraph: "After thousands of years, all ...

Posted: Sunday 15 July 2007 ( 17 years ago )

The God of the Old Testament (Richard Dawkins)

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 misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticida ...

Posted: Monday 25 June 2007 ( 17 years ago )

The Finger of Jesus

Who was the first person to see Jesus? You might think it was Mary or Joseph, then maybe the magi, the shepherds, and the little drummer boy. But you'd be wrong. If the Book of Mormon is right, that is. The first person to see Jesus was the bro ...

Posted: Wednesday 06 June 2007 ( 17 years ago )

Giving up on the Bible

Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18 Some things in the Bible are hard to understand. But this isn't one of them. The meaning of Exodus 22:18 is clear and simple: kill witches. Kill them whenever and wherever you find them. It is yo ...

Posted: Monday 28 May 2007 ( 17 years ago )

Getting a tan from the Book of Mormon

The Book of Mormon is black and white about skin color. White skin is good and "delightsome"; black skin is bad and "loathsome". In fact, God created dark skin just to punish people for their bad behavior. And he had caused the cursing to come up ...

Posted: Wednesday 28 March 2007 ( 17 years ago )

The Best Book in the Bible (Revisted)

In my last post, I tried to find the best book in the Bible by summing up the number of good things (that I could find) in each book. When goodness is measured in that way, Proverbs is the winner, with 56 good passages. But Proverbs is, as Bible bo ...

Posted: Saturday 27 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

King David's amazing census

You just never know what's going to piss off the God of the Bible. Take King David's censis, for example. The whole thing was God's idea, if you believe Second Samuel, anyway. And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he mov ...

Posted: Saturday 13 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

How many has God killed? (Complete list and estimated total)

kill ... I wound ... I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh. -- Deuteronomy 32:39-42 In a previous post, I've listed and counted God's killings in the Bible. But I only included those that said exactly how many wer ...

Posted: Friday 12 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

God's uncounted killings revisited (with estimates for the number of victims)

It's impossible to know how many people God killed in the Bible. Sometimes the Bible provides a number, sometimes it doesn't. In previous posts, I left out the un-numbered victims from the total, and just provided a list. But I'm frequently asked f ...

Posted: Thursday 11 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

The Bible and the Quran agree: Stay away from menstruating women

But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, and hath not ... come near to a menstruous woman.... Ezekiel 18:5 They question thee (O Muhammad) concerning menstruation. Say: It is an illness, so let women alone at such times.... Qur ...

Posted: Wednesday 03 January 2007 ( 17 years ago )

Allah hates pubic hair

I'm not sure why Allah feels this way, but according to Muhammad, he does. Here's what the prophet supposedly said about it. Five practices are characteristics of the fitrah: circumcision, shaving the pubic hairs, cutting the mustaches short, clip ...

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