The old testament doesn’t apply unless of course we say it applies then the part we say applies does apply but the bad stuff you mention doesn’t apply because of jesus
They are an evangelical protestant church which uses donated money to actively oppress gay rights.
They have threatened to close tens of thousands of New York soup kitches if they are forced to adhere to civil rights laws when dealing with gay employees.
They spend you money lobbying governments to prevent LGBT rights legislation.
Please research a charity before giving. Consider Doctors Without Borders or Amnesty International.
A fundamentalist is someone who believes in the literal truth of certain text, you’re not free not to believe it. But there’s not one position that any of us atheists hold that’s remotely like that. Everything we believe in depends on everything being open to doubt and experiment. Hitchens, Hitch
The freedom to think out loud on certain topics, without fear of being hounded into hiding or killed, has already been lost.
And the only forces on earth that can recover it are strong, secular governments that will face down charges of blasphemy with scorn.
No apologies necessary. Muslims must learn that if they make belligerent and fanatical claims upon the tolerance of free societies, they well meet the limits of that tolerance.
We will establish our religion by the sword. We will trample down our enemies and make it one gore of blood from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean. I will be to this generation a second Mohamed whose motto is treating for peace was ‘The Qur’an or the the sword’. So it shall be with us.
Joseph Smith October 14, 1838.
To recap, so far this week we’ve learned that the Christian right believes…
That a woman can get pregnant without having sex
That victims of rape or incest can’t…
People like to frame a lot of our views as if they’re the exact opposite of their own views.
One Extreme: Endorse religion on money, in the pledge, etc. eg. One Nation Under God
The other extreme: Don’t use the government to promote any religious view
One Extreme: Only straight people can get married
The other extreme: Everyone can get married
This gives them a certain advantage. It lets them say things like:
. You’re just as fundamentalist as I am.
. You’re trying to force your views on everyone else, just like me.
However, our views aren’t the other extreme. They’re the neutral stance.
One Extreme: Endorse religion on money, in the pledge, etc. eg. One Nation Under God
Neutral: Don’t use the government to promote any religious view
The other extreme: Endorse atheism on the money and in the pledge, etc. EG: One Nation Without God/s
One Extreme: Only straight people can get married
Neutral: Everyone can get married
The other extreme:Only gay people can get married
“Only gay people can get married.”
But almost nobody is arguing for these, because we’re not bigots trying to force our views on other people. They are.
I’m sure this man on the olympics said they started 3000 years ago! Its only 2012 so how would that work?!
Psalm 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart there is no God. Their work is abomination, there is none that doeth good.
OK so you’re preaching on Facebook are you? Preaching about how we should all follow the work of the Bible are you? Well lets look at the facts then shall we genius…
You are on a computer which was invented by (1) Alan Turing (a homosexual atheist), you’re more than likely using Microsoft Windows which was developed by (2) Bill Gates (an atheist), you’re surfing the World Wide Web which was developed by (3) Tim Berners Lee (an atheist) and you’re on Facebook which was developed by (4) Mark Zuckerbery (an atheist).
Well done on your consistency there brainiac.
We don’t have a crime problem, or a gun problem, or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. and since we’ve ordered God out of our schools and communities; the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn’t act so surprised when all hell breaks loose. (Refering to the Colorado Shooting)
I have opponents in this race who do not want to change the Constitution. But I believe it’s a lot easier to change the Constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God. And that’s what we need to do is amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than trying to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.
I’m pretty sure there will be duck-hunting in heaven and I can’t wait!
Mike Huckabee, American Christian Pastor, politician, show host on Fox News
Islam. We’re the religion of peace. If you don’t believe it, we’ll kill you.
If you ever want a good quote to put on Facebook, just look go the bible :)
Yet she increased her prostitution, remembering the days of her youth when she engaged in prostitution in the land of Egypt. She lusted after their genitals as large as those of donkeys, and their seminal emission was as strong as that of stallions.
What is the best way to stop your child becoming an athiest[sic]? I don’t want any of my children to be punished by God.
Do not educate them, or expose them to critical thinking, logic or science.
Lie to them constantly about how the world works. Feed them a steady diet of mumbo jumbo dressed up like real knowledge – the jumbo jet in the whirlwind for example – and pretend that it is deep wisdom.
Make them loathe their own natural bodies and functions. Convince them they are small and weak and worthless and need redemption. Tell them everything enjoyable is grievously wrong to even think about, and that their only fun should be in grovelling to an invisible friend.
Ensure that they resent anyone who is not like them in every way – skin color, nationality, political opinion but especially creed. Make such people out to be evil and vile and give them – impotent minorities all – the fictional power to somehow oppress and persecute the vast majority who do think like you.
Teach them to laugh at and dismiss out of hand any faith but their own. Early – early mind you – make sure they are taught the difference between superstitious deadly error – that one raving lunatic in the desert told the truth about a vicious god who killed people, and divine eternal truth – that another raving lunatic in the desert told the truth about a vicious god who killed people.
Instruct them with all severity and import to never question for themselves – to never think for themselves – to never live for themselves – but to seek answers only in one – just one – particular set of semi-literate bronze age folk tales.
Above all – and this cannot be overemphasized – make sure they cannot spell, use correct grammar, or understand basic English words.
That should do the trick.
The 10 Commandments: the moral code??
One of the most shocking things to Christians and Jews is that the 10 Commandments they have learned in school are NOT the ones God wrote in stone. Do you remember Judge Roy Moore? He was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama who had a copy of the 10 Commandments etched on wooden tablets hanging in his court room. From 2001 to 2003 there were a number of legal battles which ultimately lead to his removal from office (Roy Moore recently announced his intention to run for President as a Republican for the 2012 elections). What Roy Moore didn’t know (and all he had to do was read Exodus to see), was that the list of commandments over which he lost his job were never written on stone tablets. That’s right, according to the Bible; the commonly known 10 Commandments were only spoken in speeches, and were never written on stone tablets!
Let’s take a minute to remember the story of Moses and the 10 Commandments. In the story, Moses goes up the mountain and God gives a really long speech (Exodus 20 to 31). In that speech God talks about the not killing, stealing, etc. (Exodus 20), but spends far more time discussing the offerings he wants, how to build his temple, and how he wants his curtain made (check out Exodus 26 for details on Gods curtains). It’s not until the last sentence of Exodus 31 that we even hear about stone tablets. God gives Moses two tablets written by the finger of God (it is not stated at that time what is written on the tablets), and orders him down off the mountain.
When Moses comes down from the mountain, carrying the stone tablets (that he never read), he finds the people worshiping a golden calf. Moses destroys the tablets in a fit of rage and is eventually forced to schlep back up the mountain in order to get another set. It is not until this second set of tablets, also written on stone and by the hand of God, that we learn what was written on both the first and second set of stone tablets (see Exodus 34). This second set is the only set that is called the 10 Commandments by the Bible (the Decalogue), and it is the set that is carried in the Arc of the Covenant and housed in the Temple on the Mound and worshiped by Jews for hundreds of years.
So where does the confusion come in? In Deuteronomy 5, Moses calls his people together to remind them about the long speech God had given them many years earlier. By this time most of the people to whom he was speaking were the children born in the desert and had not heard the original speech, and Moses was quite old. What Moses reminds them of is only the very first part of the long speech, the part in Exodus 20. Moses inaccurately states (in Deuteronomy 5:22) that God gave him two tablets of stone with Exodus 20 written on them, when in fact the stone tablets have Exodus 34 written on them.
So if you believe what the Bible says, Exodus 34 is the ONLY Ten Commandments and the ONLY thing ever written by the hand of God. Exodus 20 is never put in stone and is only given out as a speech along with a very long list of construction activities. So what are the real 10 Commandments? Below you will find the 10 Commandments that were written on stone by the hand of God, were worshiped by Jews, carried in the Arc, and placed in the Temple (a commonly used breakdown):
1 Obey the commandments. Yahweh will conquer the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hitiites, and Jebusites. Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, and cut down their Asherah poles.
2 Do not worship any other god, for Yahweh, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous god. Do not make treaties with those in other lands who worship other gods.
3 Do not make cast idols.
4 Celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast during the first month of the Hebrew Year.
5 Sacrifice the first-born of every womb, including all the firstborn males of your livestock. You can sacrifice a lamb in place of a firstborn donkey, but if you do sacrifice the donkey break its neck. If your firstborn child is a boy sacrifice something else in its place. None shall appear before Yahweh without a sacrifice.
6 Do not work on the Sabbath, even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.
7 Celebrate the Jewish holiday “The Feast of Weeks” with the first fruits of the wheat harvest and celebrate the Jewish holiday “The Feast of Ingathering” at the turn of the year. Three times a year all your men are to appear before the god of Israel and he will conquer surrounding nations before you enlarging your territory.
8 Do not mix blood sacrifices to Yahweh with yeast and do not let any sacrifice from the Passover Feast remain until morning.
9 Bring the first fruits of your land to the house of Yahweh, your god.
10 Do not cook a baby goat in his mother’s milk.
So, according to the only stone plates that made it off the mountain, that were never read by anyone, and the last thing ever hand-written by God, killing, stealing, coveting, and bearing false witness are all OK. But boiling a baby goat in his mother’s milk… that’s a sin!
At a Lincoln Nebraska City Council hearing this week to review a proposed LGBT protection ordinance, resident Jane Skrovota delivered a rambling, incoherent anti-gay rant that, for all its obvious bigotry, was mostly just plain weird. It’s amazing how much detail these ‘pure’ people of God go into so much raunchy detail of homosexuality and sex in general.
They humiliate (that’s not the same as humility) themselves every time they open their mouths.
Professor Richard Dawkins was put here by God to test us.
Just like fossils and facts.
Religions and Cults: A Comparison.
Religions – Mainstream acceptance
Practice rites, rituals and ceremonies
Dogmatic adherence to myths
Supernatural or deistic beliefs
Veneration of sacred symbols
System of moral laws or doctrines
Reverence to spiritual leaders
Cults – Mainstream repudiation.
marriage explained by betty bowers, america’s best christian
Gibbs became pregnant aged 15, but lost the baby in December 2006 in a stillbirth when she was 36 weeks into the pregnancy. When prosecutors discovered that she had a cocaine habit – though there is not evidence that drug abuse had anything to do with the baby’s death – they charged her with the “depraved-heart murder” of her child, which carries a mandatory life sentence.
An Oregon City couple who treated their infant daughter with faith healing rather than take her to the doctor wee sentenced today in Clackamas Country circuit court to 90 days in jail and three years probation.
Quit squirming! You’re oppressing our religious freedom!
GLBT Civil Rights