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Posted: Tuesday 23 December 2008 ( 15 years ago )

The Green Bible: An excerise in dishonesty

Have you seen "The Green Bible"? Well if not, you really should take a look. You won't find a more dishonest book anywhere. It was published a few months ago and I recently found a copy in the public library. Its approach is simple: highlight in g ...

Posted: Monday 10 November 2008 ( 15 years ago )

God on Trial: The Rabbi Speaks

Rabbi Akiba: Who led us out of Egypt? Judge: God led us out of Egypt. Rabbi: I have a question. Why were we in Egypt to start with? Judge: There was a famine, so we took shelter. Rabbi: Who sent the famine? Judge: Well we don't know much abou ...

Posted: Wednesday 05 November 2008 ( 15 years ago )

The Seven Wonders of the Book of Mormon

OK, it's finally over. Sarah Palin has returned to Alaska and Barack Obama is our new president. I feel like a born again American. So I'm in the mood for something completely different. How about something from the Book of Mormon? Although you m ...

Posted: Tuesday 21 October 2008 ( 15 years ago )

The Bible's guide to abortion

I don't know how I missed this before, but I did. There is a biblical way of having an abortion. A method that is not only approved by God, it was invented by him. He describes it himself in the book of Numbers (5:11-31). It's a bit long and complic ...

Posted: Saturday 30 August 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Bible-based Platforms for Republicans and Democrats

Since both parties are trying so hard to satisfy Bible-believing Christians, I thought I'd suggest a few bible verses to inspire them. [I know I'm a little late, since the platforms are already available online (Republican, Democratic), but what t ...

Posted: Friday 08 August 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Things on which the Bible and Quran agree

In previous posts I've mentioned a few things that the Bible and Quran agree on. But I thought it might be useful to make a list and include them all here. I'll start with ones that I've previously mentioned and go from there. Let me know what I've ...

Posted: Sunday 27 July 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Things that are easy for Allah

Some things are especially easy for Allah. Here's Allah's easy list from the Quran. Making disbelievers' efforts fruitless. Such have not believed. Therefore Allah maketh their deeds fruitless. And that is easy for Allah. 33:19 Leading disbelieve ...

Posted: Wednesday 02 July 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Is there anything the God of the Bible could do that a believer wouldn't call good?

I recently asked the question, "Is it wrong to burn people to death?", and although there was a lot of discussion about it in the comments, there was no clear answer from any believer. The best (and pretty much only) answer seemed to be that yes, it ...

Posted: Tuesday 24 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The tokens of virginity: Muslims, honor killings, and the book of Deuteronomy

Where do Muslims get their fruitcake ideas about sex and marriage? Take this recent news story for example. The annulment of a young Muslim couple’s marriage because the bride was not a virgin has caused anger in France, prompting President Sarko ...

Posted: Tuesday 17 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The Bible and the Quran agree: God and Satan force nonbelievers to disbelieve.

I'm not sure how this works exactly, but it must be true because both the Bible and the Quran say it is: God and Satan force nonbelievers to disbelieve (and then burn them forever in Hell for not believing). Here's what the Bible says: God shall s ...

Posted: Tuesday 10 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

People burned to death by God

In a previous post, I asked the question: Is it wrong to burn people to death? From the comments, it is clear that the answer depends upon whether you are a Bible-believer or not. So far no believer has answered the question, whereas every non-belie ...

Posted: Sunday 08 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The Creation Story God should have written

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Posted: Friday 06 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Is it wrong to burn people to death?

That's an easy question for most of us to answer. It's one of the few things that we can all agree on: it is wrong always and everywhere to burn to death anyone for any reason whatsoever. But Bible believers aren't so sure about that. It must be ...

Posted: Monday 02 June 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Top Ten Abominations to God

When the subject of abominations comes up, most people think of homosexuality, because that is one of the few things that God hasn't changed his mind about since he became a born again Christian a couple thousand years ago. God still likes Leviticus ...

Posted: Tuesday 13 May 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Einstein on the Bible

What did Albert Einstein think about the Bible? Well, here's what he said a year before he died. The word god is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive lege ...

Posted: Sunday 11 May 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Mothers are dirty and sinful (according to the Bible anyway)

I know it's an awful thing to say on Mother's Day, and I certainly don't believe it myself. (Honest Mom!) But the God of the Bible does. There's a whole chapter about it in Leviticus. Here's what it says. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ... ...

Posted: Wednesday 07 May 2008 ( 16 years ago )

More on the Quran's surah writing contest

In my last post, I forgot to mention the other places in the Quran that challenge skeptics to a surah writing contest. So here they are. And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave (Muhammad), then produce a surah of the ...

Posted: Saturday 03 May 2008 ( 16 years ago )

A Surah writing contest

The Quran has a challenge for all you nonbelievers out there. Compose a surah that is better than any of the Quran's surahs. Here is the challenge from the Quran: And if ye are in doubt concerning that which We reveal unto Our slave Muhammad), the ...

Posted: Saturday 03 May 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The Bible and the Quran agree: Insects have four legs

In a previous post, I mentioned that the Bible and the Quran agree on the worth of a woman. A woman is worth about half as much as a man. Well, here is something else they seem to agree on: insects have four legs. Here's what the Bible says: Even ...

Posted: Wednesday 23 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Five Golden Hemorrhoids

My last post listed the top ten biblical plagues, one of which involved five golden hemorrhoids. Since that probably bothered a lot of you, I thought I'd tell more about it. It all started when the Philistines stole the ark of the covenant from the ...

Posted: Tuesday 22 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The Top Ten Biblical Plagues

I recently listed the top ten biblical massacres and the ten plagues of Egypt. And although the Egyptian plagues are by far the best known, there are just a sample of the plagues sent by God in the Bible. Here is my top ten list of plagues. (See he ...

Posted: Monday 21 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Angel sex, giants, and and an 8-fold reduction in the human life span (all in four verses)

Don't you just love how action-packed the Bible is? I do. Take Genesis 6:1-4, for example. Here are the first two verses: And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons o ...

Posted: Monday 21 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

I've Converted To EVERY Religion (Just In Case)

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Posted: Wednesday 16 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The Top Ten Biblical Massacres

And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him ... and he [Samson] found a new jawbone of an ass ... and slew a thousand men therewith. Judges 15:14-15 Today is the sad anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest school shooting in ...

Posted: Wednesday 02 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

The worst beasts in Allah's sight

The Quran (24:45) says that all animals were created by Allah. But not all animals were created equal. Take apes, pigs, and dogs, for example. Here's what the Quran says about them. And ye know of those of you who broke the Sabbath, how We said ...

Posted: Tuesday 01 April 2008 ( 16 years ago )

How could anyone be a Lutheran?

Okay, I admit it. I don't know how any sane, honest, moral person could believe in the Bible, Quran, or Book of Mormon. But I am even more surprised that anyone could be a Lutheran. Here's what Martin Luther wrote in On the Jews and their lie ...

Posted: Thursday 20 March 2008 ( 16 years ago )

CNNN: Which bits of the Bible are we still to believe?

CNNN: The issue that's threatening to split the church in two: That's right, the controversy over gay bishops just won't go away. And it's good to see Anglican Archbishop Peter Jensen maintaining the position that he's had for years. Dr. Peter J ...

Posted: Friday 29 February 2008 ( 16 years ago )

All Ceatures Great and Small: The Lord God Drowned Them All

You'd think that when God repents, he'd behave better afterwards. But not the God of the Bible; he's at his worst after making a public confession. Take the flood, for example. God creates all creatures great and small and declares them "very good ...

Posted: Sunday 24 February 2008 ( 16 years ago )

Evolution Creationist Style: It all happened in 1656 years

In the beginning, God created everything good. No predators, parasites, pathogens, pain, disease, or death for any of God's creatures. Every living thing (except for maybe the plants) lived forever in a vegan paradise that was all "very good." And ...

Posted: Monday 28 January 2008 ( 16 years ago )

To torture little children just for the fun of it: The Hitchens-Richards ID debate

I wish I could have seen yesterday's Intelligent Design debate between Christopher Hitchens and Jay Richards at Stanford University. (If anyone can find a transcript or a webcast, please let me know.) But from the report in the Stanford Daily, it wa ...

Posted: Friday 09 November 2007 ( 16 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 ...

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