Category: bible study

Christians claim their opposition to gay mar…

Christians claim their opposition to gay marriage (which most of the rest of us fairly uncontroversially understand as homophobia) is based on the “biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman”. 

I feel like they are not as familiar with their bible as they claim.

Christians claim their opposition to gay mar…

Christians claim their opposition to gay marriage (which most of the rest of us fairly uncontroversially understand as homophobia) is based on the “biblical definition of marriage as one man and one woman”. 

I feel like they are not as familiar with their bible as they claim.

Some Things The Bible Never Mentions

Some Things The Bible Never Mentions

  • The apple in the Garden of Eden; the bible merely refers to a “fruit”, which could be anything.
  • The three wise men arriving at the birth of Jesus; the bible mentions an indeterminate number who arrived some time after his birth.
  • Jonah and the whale; the bible refers to a “big fish”, something which a whale is emphatically not.
  • Any mental image you have of Satan; the bible never describes Satan.
  • Halos.
  • Jesus saying anything at all about homosexuality.
  • “The” Antichrist; the bible uses this term fairly neutrally, to describe anyone who doesn’t believe in Christ (which is fair enough).
  • The Holy Trinity
  • Moses floating down the river in a basket; the bible indicates that the basket never moved.

Some Things The Bible Never Mentions

Some Things The Bible Never Mentions

  • The apple in the Garden of Eden; the bible merely refers to a “fruit”, which could be anything.
  • The three wise men arriving at the birth of Jesus; the bible mentions an indeterminate number who arrived some time after his birth.
  • Jonah and the whale; the bible refers to a “big fish”, something which a whale is emphatically not.
  • Any mental image you have of Satan; the bible never describes Satan.
  • Halos.
  • Jesus saying anything at all about homosexuality.
  • “The” Antichrist; the bible uses this term fairly neutrally, to describe anyone who doesn’t believe in Christ (which is fair enough).
  • The Holy Trinity
  • Moses floating down the river in a basket; the bible indicates that the basket never moved.

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence …

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence of the literal interpretation of Genesis, whether or not it’s a coincidence that the basic constituent elements of dirt are the same as the basic constituent elements of a human. 

I’m not sure “stuff has stuff in it” is a good defence of any opinion.

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence of the literal interpretation of Genesis,

whether or not it’s a coincidence that

men have fewer ribs than women. 

They don’t. 

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence …

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence of the literal interpretation of Genesis, whether or not it’s a coincidence that the basic constituent elements of dirt are the same as the basic constituent elements of a human. 

I’m not sure “stuff has stuff in it” is a good defence of any opinion.

I’ve had someone seriously ask me, in defence of the literal interpretation of Genesis,

whether or not it’s a coincidence that

men have fewer ribs than women. 

They don’t. 

You’d expect more from the inspired word of go…

You’d expect more from the inspired word of god. 

I’ve spoken to many evangelical Christians IRL…

I’ve spoken to many evangelical Christians IRL who honestly believe that Jesus will come back in their lifetimes, maybe because much of the New Testament is written with a sense of urgency which heavily implies something dramatic is going to happen very soon.

But those books were written centuries ago. And there have been many people in those intervening centuries who read them and assumed something would happen very soon. And they were all wrong. 

I’m going to guess that none of these people have seen 2001: A Space Odyssey.

If you find yourself constantly making excepti…

If you find yourself constantly making exceptions for your god, either your basic assumptions are wrong or you need to have a talk with your god.

“Kids need religion”

Can someone please explain this concept to me?

I mean the concept where parents who are inherently irreligious feel like their children NEED religion, ANY religion.

They dont care what world view or theistic view their kid has as long as they “go to a church” or get taught “some religion”.

Does this go back to the fear of no morals and no purpose?
And if so dont they care WHAT morals and purpose their kid is being taught?

I just dont get it. Espcially coming from adults who arent religious(they may be theists, but they dont worship in any way, or follow rules, or follow any group).