From Greta Christina at Skepticon 4
An ancient text claiming that Jesus had a wife was not has surfaced. Ross Everett reports on the finding, and what it means to religion as we know it.
From Discovery News
Lululemon yoga pants are even more revealing. Thinner than a skin on a grape.
From Jimmy Kimmel Live
Noah and His Floating Zoo is Noah's story presented as never before... with a talking robot!
Ken Ham said enough in his recent debate with Bill Nye to keep me going for a year!
This was just one of the more hilarious things he said, where he holds up a diagram from a science paper and claims its like the biblical model. Apart from when you look at the details, the diagram goes back in time ~400 million years, thats 394 000 years before Ken Ham thinks the universe was created. Sure the genetic bottle neck was ~10 000, and not the 2 suggested by Ken Ham, and for some bizarre reason the golden jackals were not killed by noahs flood. But oddly enough if you ignore all of the facts that show the scientific version of events is utterly inconsistent with the creationist perspective, then what you are left with 'confirms the bible'.
Just like when you ignore all the evidence that shows the earth is not flat, what remains, by definition is an argument for the earth being flat. Not a very good way to do science!
It stuns me that a man can stand up in a debate seen by millions and claim that conformational bias proves that his god exists.
This is what happened in the Ken Ham (from answers in genesis) Bill Nye debate.
Since then I've trawled through a lot of Ken Hams videos. VERY repetitive. Seems to like targeting children.
Is creation a viable model of origins in today's modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist and bestselling Christian author Ken Ham is joined at the Creation Museum by Emmy Award-winning science educator and CEO of the Planetary Society Bill Nye.
Christmas Songs reworded for Atheists, including "I'm dreaming of a white Santa" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Mythmas".
From Jaclyn Glenn
NY State Senator Says Times Square Atheist Billboard is Religious Persecution Like the Kind That Led to the Holocaust.
NY State Senator Quietly Rewrites Press Release Denouncing Atheists, Unaware of Something Called a 'Screenshot.
From Jaclyn Glenn
Does God exist? Could our universe be a simulation? Watch WSF co-founder Brian Greene and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, in a lively discussion on philosophical ideas of atheism, science and religion. Recorded in front of a live audience at New York's 92nd Street Y, www.92Y.org.
Penn Jillette on Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Lawrence Krauss
Using the Bible to Resist Climate Action: A Supercut
Just a few examples of flawless christian logic.
From Jaclyn Glenn
Sam Harris, the author of "The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason" advocates for conversational intolerance in the N.Y. Society for Ethical Culture, Nov. 2005
Whether you're a believer or non-believer, when confronting bible slavery, don't let anyone throw up this ridiculous smokescreen that says that the slavery instituted in the old testament was so completely different to, say, pre-civil war US slavery. The usual tactic is to throw facts and rules about Israelite indentured servitude around, to throw you off the scent of a Yahweh-mandated form of slavery EVERY BIT as bad as anything we've seen in recent centuries. This line of argument is so prevalent that I'm confused as to whether its proponents actually believe it or not; but either way, this video is my attempt to inject a bit of reality into this very important area of discussion.
The god of the bible mandated oppressive life-long slavery of foreigners - pretty much a concise description of one of the worst forms of human rights abuses the world has ever had to grapple with. It's as simple as that.
No, I don't hate God for mandating slavery, and no I don't believe that God is evil for mandating slavery. I don't believe that THIS god, the absurd god of the bible, is even extant, let alone worthy of any adjectives beyond that! This god's inhumane and ridiculously cruel commands say nothing about the god that they are ascribed to, simply because they are so obviously ascribed to a god by the men in whose image this god was made.
Deal with it folks; your god is the brainchild of some particularly awful humans. The bible simply and clearly gets this very easy human rights question utterly wrong.
Abandon it, and keep looking for answers. You'll be ever so glad you did.