Day 37: Faith Healing, bullshit?

July 23, 2010

“Among the celebrities in the Word Faith Movement, none is more well known than Benny Hinn. From his lavish life-style to his on-stage performances, Benny Hinn has become the modern stereotype of the faith healers, even providing at least partial inspiration for Steve Martin’s character in the movie Leap of Faith. Hinn claims that thousands have been healed in his crusades. There have even been claims of the dead being raised. But when pressed for documentation, the ministry has been woefully unable to provide much, if any, evidence for these assertions. Despite years of exposé’s by both Christian and secular sources alike, his ministry continues to have thousands of ardent followers. It is estimated by various sources that his organization takes in over one hundred million dollars per year, though this amount is disputed and is impossible to verify as the ministry refuses to publicly disclose its finances.”

http://www.arcapologetics.org/articles/article10.htm

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Day 36: Is God of the Gaps a viable argument?

July 18, 2010

“Just remember. As long as you PERSONALLY don’t understand how something works, you should immediately leap to the conclusion that it is impossible according to natural laws. Since it’s theoretically impossible that you should find yourself in a situation which requires you to say “I don’t know” or even estimate the probability of alternatives, you must assume perfect certainty is available to you and avoid doubt or uncertainty. Meticulous studies of nature and academic details of logic and reason are superfluousness. God is the answer to every question because god isn’t bound to the logical laws of causality within nature. Godidit means that you know everything and don’t have any gaps in your explanation of the entire cosmos. Isn’t that how deists feel? Godidit can be used to plug any gap in detailed specific, causative explanations.”

-http://skepticus.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/145/


Day 35: God Hates… nerds? WTF?

July 15, 2010


Day 34: I don’t get why Christians do this…

July 10, 2010

Found this tidbit on teh youtubes:

I met my girlfriend a little under 2 months ago, and she has been in an abusive home situation. 3 weeks ago when I began to see this situation she didn’t want me to see, I prayed to God that she would get peace of mind and stability in her life. I’ve supported her through this rough time, even if it’s been a bit rocky on our relationship. 2 weeks and 2 days later, tonight, she was freed from that household. This song was the first thing that popped into my head when I heard. Praise be to God.

Just because you prayed for a bad situation to end, and it ends, doesn’t mean that “God did it.”

Or am I just arrogant?


Day 33: Is Christianity really immoral?

July 10, 2010

Found this on teh interwebs:

“Please pardon me if this is against the rules, to my knowledge it isn’t.

Christianity is complete fucking bullshit, and I’m tired of it. All I ever hear all day is “God said this” or “God did this”. Bullshit.

People claim that the bible contains all the moral values a person should use, but that is a laughable statement. I don’t know about you guys, but I wouldn’t consider approved rape, murder, slaughter of children and defenseless women for no reason, and selling daughters as sex slaves to be moral; I find it to be the complete opposite.

In addition to being filled with laughably immoral “moral” values, the Bible contradicts itself and is very unclear at times. There are literally hundreds of contradictions, so I can’t be bothered to list them, however, some may be found at Biblical Contradictions. Even when the Bible is clear in its wording, it can be wrong. “The whole earth was of one language” (Genesis 11:1)” Any sensible person knows that is not true, since dozens of languages existed at the time where the Christians claimed Christ to have existed.

The worst thing about Christianity is how arrogant many of its followers are. Quite frankly, I don’t care what religion a person follows, but I believe that a person should keep his religion to himself. Many Christians do just the opposite: just a few months ago, me and a few friends were waiting at the mall before going to a movie, and we had some Christian whackjob try to convert us. Another thing Christians do is condemn other religions and deities. Tell me, why should you get so upset when I deny the existence of your god when you laugh at the existence of gods from other religions. Lastly, when Christians aren’t condemning other religions, they condemn the atheists.

“Atheists have no moral values,” a Christian might say. But tell me, if Christians are so moral, then why are 76% of all violent criminals in US prisons Christian at the time of the crime? Why have the most deadly genocides of the world been started off Christian faith (like the Nazi regime)? Why has the church OPPOSED most advancements to human rights, including freedom of slaves and women’s suffrage? Morals my ass.”


Day 32: Salvation at The Salvation Army!

July 7, 2010


Day 31: The ridiculousness of Christian beliefs.

July 4, 2010

My mom dropped her MP3 Player this morning.

The left channel output stopped working, so she only gets audio from the right earbud.

She goes, “I guess God didn’t want me to listen using both earbuds. I just do whatever God tells me to do.”

Am I not the only one who finds this completely absurd?