Hogwash!

The following comment was made by a Christian on another blog:

Of course, there are many … reasons people choose to disbelieve or walk away from God. We may have prayed for someone and they died, or we suffered some other tragedy and blame God for not intervening. It could be we want to be free from some oppressive version of religion that we experienced, so we look for reasons not to believe.

It seems to me it usually comes down to either being angry with God or not wanting to be accountable to anyone but ourselves. 

(emphasis added)

My response to this statement was the title of this blog post.

Feel free to add your own …

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“The Problem With Faith …”

On another blog, someone shared an article on religion that I found rather intriguing. I decided to “pass it on” so others could take a look and see what they think. It’s rather long so you might want to set aside some time to read and absorb.

Religion has been a part of humanity since the first astronomers peered into the sky and created elaborate stories to define the movements of our universe. It made its way into our minds as we fearfully created devils and demons to explain the danger lurking in the darkness of night. It has both enchanted and burdened us as we attempt to define our world with the information available to us as we work our way through history.

However, things are quickly changing. For a growing number of us worldwide, what was once indescribable is now easily explained by the vast data we have gathered as we work towards refining our understanding. We are becoming painfully aware that, although our religions gave us a starting place for thinking about how our world functions, they no longer serve us in that process; and in fact, have left a trail of destruction in their historic path.

More …

P.S. The entire article is superb, but if you see something that really stands out to you, I hope you’ll take a moment to copy and paste and share it in the comment section below. 🙂

Reblog: Avoiding the Narrative Trap

Steve asks some VERY good questions in this post. Would you like to offer some solid answers?

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I keep seeing people on the Internet arguing fine points regarding the Christian narratives surrounding the Garden of Eden, the Exodus, the Resurrection of Jesus, or Noah’s Ark. Too often it seems to me that people limit themselves to critiquing the fine points of the narrative offered. With regard to Noah’s Ark people ask: how such a small group of men make such a large ship? How could so many animals fit into such a small space? Where did they store the animal’s food? How did they shovel out all of the shit produced? Were there dinosaurs on the Ark? If one steps back from the narrative and looks at it from afar, one asks quite different questions.

Yahweh is apparently disappointed in his creations. He declared them “good” but now has decided to kill them all and start over. This seems more than a little like admitting a mistake…

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Question for Atheists, Agnostics, Non-Believers, Etc.

While the following question may require using your strongest, most adept skills of imagination, I’m hoping you will give it your best shot …

If you were presented with incontrovertible* evidence
that a supernatural entity (i.e., a god) exists,
would your life change significantly?
If so, how?
If not, why not?

*Impossible to deny or disprove

P.S. I think the majority of people who frequent this blog are most familiar with the “Christian God” so while my inquiry is not limited to that god, it may be referenced for the sake of discussion.

Like To Read? Don’t Miss This Opportunity!

Smashwords.com is sponsoring “Read an E-Book Week” starting Sunday, March 4th and running through Saturday, March 10th.

I have decided to participate and will be offering my book (Things I Never Learned in Sunday School) for $1.00. Yes, you read that correctly. One Dollar (regularly $3.99 @ Smashwords and $3.49 @ Amazon).

Perhaps this is the first time you’ve heard of my book — or perhaps you’ve been thinking of reading it but weren’t sure you’d like what it might contain.

Either way, here’s your chance to download it for a measly dollar. Even if you end up not liking it, what’s one dollar in today’s economy? And you can always delete it off your computer/tablet/phone and no one will be the wiser. 🙂

Of course if you do decide to take a chance … and end up LIKING it (!) … I would always appreciate a review on Amazon and/or Smashwords.

P.S. If you’d like to learn more about what the book is about, visit EscapeFromReligion.wordpress.com.

Things I Never Learned in Sunday School