Church Cancelled Due to Lack of God: The South—Parishioners of Pastor Theo Leobald’s First Congregational Church of Holy Christ In Heaven will not meet next Sunday… The reason for the cancellation? Simply the fact that, according to Leobald, God does not now, has never, and will never exist. When pressed, however, [Leobald] explained that thousands of years ago, tribes of nomadic desert peoples made up God because, being incapable of
Religion lies about women, an astute, thoughtful essay about religion’s influence on gender discrimination. [Religion] has got away for so long with the kind of lunatic word-games that allow death-by-torture to be presented as an act of love, and eternal torment in the flames of hell to be seen as a necessary act of justice, that we should perhaps not be surprised that it has also managed to dupe its
Penn Jillette, of Penn and Teller fame, explains how he became an atheist and the effect the bible had on him. The video is from Big Think, where they have lots of cool videos on interesting subjects.
Adam Savage from Mythbusters recently received the Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from the Harvard Humanist Society. Part of his acceptance speech: I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody’s going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you’re here. And when you don’t, well, you suffer the consequences… While nobody’s going to take care of us,
From Debunking Christianity, an awesome interview with Christopher Hitchens. Friel: “If God created you and provides everything for you, does he have rights on your life?” Hitchens: “No. I don’t accept anyone’s right to own me. I created my children and provide for them, but I don’t own them. Besides, would this mean that the sick and starving for whom God has not provided are not owned by God?” Friel: