…More of “Getting your morals from the bible”…

…More of “Getting your morals from the bible”…
 
Christians – please admit what even your own “God” proclaims – YOUR god is why there is evil in the world – even HE admits it!!!
 
End the evil. Admit your religion and god are responsible for the evil in this world, and come out of your stupor, your cult is evil.
 
….or, you know, you could admit this is all made-up bronze-age fiction by a bunch of illiterate goat herders in the middle-east – and join the rest of us in reality – YOUR CHOICE.
 
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Bart Ehrman vs. Robert Price

Dr. Bart Ehrman makes an excellent case for the historical existence of a “Jesus” in his various lectures, books, and his recent debate with Dr. Robert Price at The Mythicist Milwaukee show on October 21, 2016, moderated by Matt Dillahunty. I’ve always been on the fence as to whether a historical Jesus existed or not, but to me it has never really mattered, because whether he was some real, but delusional, dude who got killed by the Romans, or whether he was pure invention by a cult of kooks, going any further, to me, is going down the rabbit hole a bit too much on something that’s just silliness either way you slice it. Bart Ehrman is a very educated and intelligent professor in this subject and makes excellent points – by the way his learning turned him from an evangelical to an atheist (which rather demonstrates my point), he typically debates other people, apologists, on the minutia of Christianity, which to me is getting in just a bit too deep, a bit like debating if superman and batman fought what would be the outcome? Excellent arguments on both sides. I think you have to pay still to watch the debate, err, of course like everything there’s other places to watch it apparently, and very interesting.

Trump trying to outlaw burning of the flag

I’ve never burned an American flag in my life or even thought of it, and while I don’t see how he could, if Trump were ever able to get it made illegal to “burn the American flag” then every single one of us has an obligation to immediately go out and get all the flags we can, and burn them. There is something much more important at stake here Mr. Trump – it’s called freedom.
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A “relationship” with God

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The great “intellectual”, ahem, Steve Harvey, he’s in the group of those mentally ill having a “relationship” with the non-existent. Check.

My whole life my christian friends/family have told me that they have a “relationship” with “god” or “jesus” and that “god” wants a “relationship” with me, and that I’m missing out on, or choosing not to have, a “relationship” with “god.” Now, again, my whole life, I’ve never for the life of me understood what the hell this even means. Is putting your hands together and speaking incantations, attempting to send psychic signals to a seemingly legendary being (prayer) having this “relationship” with this “god”??? (I did that many times – no response).

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So….you literally want someone who loves NOTHING more than you? So if they love nothing more than you, you want their love for you to be, err, negative, in other words, you want them to hate you?

I mean, what the hell do you even mean? Are you telling me there is some supernatural being that visits you, and you hang out together, go shopping, have conversations??? What the heck kind of “relationship” is this that you are having anyways??? I mean, usually we know what we mean by “relationship” – what do you mean???? How can I have some personal “relationship” with what appears to be the non-existent???? Like telling me to have a relationship with 0, or with santa clause. Or that the smell of blue wants me to call him on Tuesday. WTF???? Is this all just some kind of inside joke?

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Yes, you know, that relationship where you have a mental illness so talk to yourself, thinking you are having a “relationship” with a magical being who’s not really there?
 
And, like, I just wouldn’t WANT to have a “relationship” with some supernatural, omnipotent being, if i could? One that would confer special powers and protections, grant special requests, and like I haven’t asked for this “personal relationship” to begin, this “all loving” being to walk out of the ether and start hanging out with me, be my “bud”, many times? You think I’m crazy? Like we wouldn’t ALL want a “relationship” with powerful people, let alone the MOST powerful being, ever??? Like I haven’t talked to myself trying to send these psychic radio-signals to summon this super sky-jinni myself? Funny “he” never showed up, nor did a voice start emanating out of the sky saying “hey chris, this is Yahweh, sorry it took so long to get back to you, I’m a busy deity after all, how’s your day going? So glad we can now have this one on one, buddy-buddy relationship, let’s hang out dude!”maxresdefault-20
 

Are you just specially granted an audience with the omnipotent dictator that I have been denied, despite my sincere requests and desire to have this “relationship” with this being, if in fact “he” exists?

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Um, girl…hate to tell ya, but, um, ya, you are in love with a figment of your imagination, at least Justin Bieber is real. Here, we have a straight jacket for you right over here….

Or is this just all some type of metaphor, like everything in your religion is a metaphor when you don’t prefer the otherwise distasteful, literal interpretation? Or are you people who are having this “relationship” just afflicted with an un-diagnosed multiple personality disorder and you are in fact having a “relationship” with yourself, and I was just chasing crazy??? Or maybe you just don’t understand what the term “relationship” means? Or maybe you are just a damn liar, huh, couldn’t that be it? It’s just amazingly baffling to me! All these people having a “relationship” with jesus and god, how do these deities even keep up with all their appointments and dates and whatnot, with each of these millions of people who each day are having this “personal relationship” with them!!!!????

People just SWEAR that this “personal relationship” they are having with these deities is real. So, should you really trust your daughter having a “personal relationship” with Yahweh, unsupervised? Look at what he did to Mary some 2k years ago. You really want this dude raping and knocking up your preteen daughter when you turn your back, the way he did to her? I see some big flashing warning signs with some of these “relationships” omni-stud is having on the sly, based on past behavior.

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How can I have a “relationship” with an invisible, magical, apparently made-up, mythical and non-existent being that I have zero evidence for? I can’t have a relationship with a figment of YOUR imagination, sorry. Until “he” appears here in front of me or the wall starts talking to me, I’m afraid me and “god” have a relationship on hold.
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I’m very glad some of you are special enough to curry favor from this “god” and have a relationship with “him.” As for me, a lowly slug apparently not worthy of this “personal” attention from the alpha and omega, I’ll just have to be satisfied for now with having a relationship with “reality.”44
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Scourge of the apologist, the great Aron Ra

aronra_quote_re_ignoranceScourge of the apologist, the great Aron Ra, a fellow Texan (well, I’m a native, and my first 40 years, but moved to Missouri in ’07) who recently became a friend of mine on Facebook, stomping the logical fallacies of religion into the ground. This is the one guy who the religious don’t want to match intellects with, probably the top atheist speaker out there right now, I highly recommend his channel and various videos (Youtube.com/AronRa). With people like him, perhaps we might end this century having once and for all seen the elimination of religions, placing their last vestiges into the realm of other bygone mythologies, along with their malignant effect on our societies.
 
aroAs Editor of Computer Magazine, and my involvement in Technology companies and other projects, my “heretical” non-beliefs aren’t always good for my profession, and certainly make you unpopular in the “bible belt,” but my hope one day is that the term “atheist” will be as irrelevant and meaningless as a term that would suggest you don’t believe in the tooth fairy, or that you are a non-stamp collector. When current religions enter the realm of mythology just as beliefs in Ahura Mazda and Zeus have done, such a term will loose it’s meaning, and rationality will be common place.

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Spewing christian close-minded ignorance

You know just how this video starts off that it’s someone spewing from a position of ignorance when they can’t even pronounce eukaryote.

But, we have to admit that yes, at least two seeming “miracles” (in a natural sense of that word) occurred – a) the beginning of the universe/or existence of it at all or of this “reality”, and b) the beginning of life.

Now, if given the possibility of infinity of time/space and combinations of matter, it’s natural that at least in some universe (in the multi-verse, multiple dimensions, multiple realities) theories, that one of these would inevitably occur, that all of the conditions would come together to create a universe with the right principles, and would likewise create life. Perhaps in this universe, with the principles of physics we have and the atomic structures we have, life is inevitable (the natural abiotic synthesis of organic monomers, amino acids, based on our chemistry is apparently fairly common and has been demonstrated in lab experiments). Even if almost infinitely unlikely, if at all possible, in the infinity of both time and space, it would naturally and inevitably occur, and given the anthropic principle, we are naturally in that extremely rare occurrence, to be able to be here and observe and contemplate it at all.

Regardless, I would consider these two events a “miracle” in some sense of the word, even if inevitable, just as our particular individual existence is each a miracle, given the infinite conditions, sperms, etc. that could have led to us NOT being here at all to contemplate anything, with perhaps a different consciousness having taken our spot in this reality – yet you and I are here, so obviously an almost infinite amount of unlikeliness still led us here. It seems the expansion of life, once it first started, was fairly inevitable, so not a “miracle” and likewise evolution, and likewise consciousness because it clearly is an inevitable emergent property of a nervous system and a “brain,” as it becomes significantly advanced (tell me your dog doesn’t itself seem “conscious, in some sense of the word, come on).

This is basically an exercise of philosophers, and in the deep sense – of science, in that it is a product of the timeline, that any particular combination of events and conditions, let alone even a particular indivisibly small single component of that group, is almost infinity unlikely. What is the likelihood that I’d be writing this? Almost infinitely unlikely, anything, literately almost everything, any combination of events, could have led to me NOT writing exactly these words at exactly this moment, let alone going back in the time line, even that I exist, if my parents hadn’t met, hadn’t had sex on the particular day they did, the particular sperm won the competition for the egg, etc etc etc. ad infinitum. Why do we live in a universe with a dimension of time, one of cause and effect, that could produce almost an infinite number of branches each step of the way, but yet led to the one in which we find ourselves currently? Ugh, too deep. Definitely not a jewish carpenter turned narsisstic self-professed “son-o-god” born then executed some 2k years ago, choosing each and every mico-step, every moment, in every spot of the universe, that much I’m certain of.

Likewise, none of that leads me to a magic man in the sky who poofed reality into existence, let alone validating in any way, shape or form an ancient, poorly written, cobbled together, contradictory, schizophrenic book of fables written by a mostly illiterate, superstitious, ignorant group of goat-herders in the middle east, and many other competing groups, revising, etc. over a long period of time.

There are ways to be rational and obliquely approach the idea of a “god”, by extreme stretches of imagination, such as with the simulation theory of existence, that I have discussed before, but with no current way to validate those theories, for all intents and purposes there is no practical reason to consider them, and regardless, it would be an ultimately natural process that brought us here, and would just step the question back one level further (where did the creator of the simulation come from, for instance).

Regardless, sometimes it’s just hilarious to watch the under-educated, superstitious religious people try and argue from a position of ignorance in order to maintain the illusion of their particular, judo-christian, evil, magical, fairy-tale deity.

 

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