The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 8: God, the biggest fallacy of them all?
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 120 Comments • 6 Likes • 2 months ago
“The idea of a personal God is an anthropological concept which I am unable to take seriously. (Albert Einstein, Letter to Hoffman and Dukas, 1946)”
Up until now, the fallacy of biblical stories series has focus on specific biblical stories. For Part 8, I will examine the one thing that connects them all: God. After all, God is the central figure in the bible. He's the main man. The head honcho. The big Kahuna. The top banana. Numero uno....
Why Halloween is better than Christmas
By: Gordy327 • Entertainment • 126 Comments • 8 Likes • 4 months ago
““I’ve seen enough horror movies to know that any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.” Elizabeth, Friday the 13th”
As we continue into fall, we will soon be upon the holiday season. The holiday season typically starts with Halloween, includes Thanksgiving and Christmas, and ends with New Years. It's a time for partying, feasting, indulging, and otherwise just having fun. And which of those holidays allows...
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 7: The Virgin Birth
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 197 Comments • 10 Likes • 4 months ago
“The Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, the raising of Lazarus, even the Old Testament miracles, all are freely used for religious propaganda, and they...”
Up until now, I've have been focusing on the biblical stories of the Old Testament. For part 7 of the series, I will look at what is one of the most famous and celebrated stories of the New Testament, The Virgin Birth. After all, it does have its own national holiday. Never mind the actual...
What is the ultimate comfort food?
By: Gordy327 • Wine & Food • 205 Comments • 7 Likes • 4 months ago
“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. ―Mark Twain”
Comfort food-we've all had it. We all want it. And if you do not, I pity you. Comfort food is food that brings emotional joy and gratification, even if only for a short time. Maybe it's something that invokes a happy childhood memory. Perhaps it uplifts our spirits. For example, what's better...
'Pregnancy is not a life-threatening illness': Ted Cruz takes heat in call to ban abortion pill
Via: Gordy327 • News & Politics • 16 Comments • 3 Likes • 5 months ago
““How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette?” --- George Carlin”
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 6: The Day the Sun Stood Still
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 53 Comments • 8 Likes • 4 months ago
“Whenever people have used religious documents to make accurate predictions about the physical world they have been famously wrong. --- Neil...”
Welcome to Part 6 of the fallacy of biblical stories series. This one will focus on a supposed celestial event described in the bible. Namely, the time God caused the sun to stop moving for almost a whole day, and all because one guy asked him too. I will admit, that seems like quite the favor...
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 5: The Tower of Babel
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 63 Comments • 7 Likes • 5 months ago
“"...as science advances, there seems to be less and less for God to do." --- Carl Sagan”
Welcome to Part 5 of the biblical fallacy series. Today we are looking at the ancient skyscraper wannabe, the Tower of Babel. It's an ancient construction project that is supposed to explain the existence of different languages in the world, from a biblical perspective. It also supposedly...
The Fallacy of Biblical Stories, Part 4: Jonah and the Whale
By: Gordy327 • Religious and not News Chat • 86 Comments • 6 Likes • 6 months ago
“Anything you don't understand, you attribute to God. God for you is where you sweep away all the mysteries of the world, all the challenges to our...”
For Part 4 of the series, I will be examining the story of Jonah and the Whale (or is it a "big fish?"). On the surface, this story seems like it came directly from a children's fairy tale book. Popular culture portrays Jonah being swallowed by a whale. Some religious texts use the term "great...