Testing God

God loves probability.

(Source: melina-ballerina)

askthemadhattter:

This is a very awkward day for my fellow drug free atheists

Odd Easter

Easter is an odd time for this former Christian. At one time the story of the Resurrection was very powerful to me; the sacrifice, the suffering, the Lord rising from the tomb.

Fast forward to a state of mind that accepts that there are no contemporary accounts of the life of Jesus, that no witnesses were directly involved in the writing of the gospels, that in all likelihood the words and feats attributed to Jesus were drawn from many individuals or spun from rumors or adopted from prior myths.

Now, the Resurrection makes no sense. It was no sacrifice at all of you think about it (God can create life at will, etc.). If anything, it would have made God more understanding of the kind of pain that animal nervous systems can suffer (if He was truly God in the flesh). I could also see where God would be furious that we killed him… but apparently whatever was going on in Noah’s day made him angrier.

Do any statements about the Resurrection sound coherent to you as a non-believer? If you are a Christian, did you really think deeply about the issues with it before being drawn into the Faith perhaps, or were you just absorbed in the ritual or promises made to you by other followers?

I honestly never questioned the purpose or meaning behind the Resurrection until years after doubting its authenticity.
godlessmen:

Religion… A reassuring lie… Source: Source and comments

godlessmen:

Religion… A reassuring lie…

Source: Source and comments

“Anyone can be fooled”

—   Jamy Ian Swiss

outrising:

This Trans Woman Just Made A Bold Move In The Face Of Religious Hypocrisy.

Leviticus 20:13 states ’If a man lies with mankind as he also lie with a woman, he shall be put to death’. That’s the cheery Bible song so often quoted by religious literalists when challenging homosexuality. But Pamela Raintree, a transgender citizen of the city of Shreveport, Louisiana, has used the verse to her advantage - and to the benefit of her fellow LGBT neighbours. 

Shreveport City Council were preparing to vote whether or not to end workplace discrimination based on sexual preference and gender identity, after Councillor Ron Webb attempted to repeal a ban agreed in December. He apparently didn’t think that the people of Shreveport had a fair enough say and opted to dig his heels in, obviously trying to put off the inevitable. The council had heard support from various speakers, but it was Raintree whose particularly bold gesture urged Webb to drop his appeal immediately. After quoting the above Biblical passage, she held out a rock and told him: “I brought the first stone, Mr. Webb, in case your bible talk isn’t just a smokescreen for personal prejudices.”

And that’s how you call out a hypocrite. And a coward.

LGBT people in Shreveport will now have full protection under the law against discrimination in the workplace and in access to housing.

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cyndie91:

I can’t even word I’m laughing so hard

cyndie91:

I can’t even word I’m laughing so hard

awksauce15:

Atheists and Christians.

awksauce15:

Atheists and Christians.

cleverest-of-curls:

Well shit. I’m more evil than satan I guess…

If Satan knows God firsthand and still defies him, what more can mortal men of mere faith be expected to do, than likewise disrespect God?

cleverest-of-curls:

Well shit. I’m more evil than satan I guess…

If Satan knows God firsthand and still defies him, what more can mortal men of mere faith be expected to do, than likewise disrespect God?

2+2=5

onlygodless:

The explanations that are given to support the existence of God are cryptic and ambiguous. It is in our nature to seek clarification and understanding, so it is hardly surprising that many people fail to be convinced by the ‘evidence’ for God - many things just don’t add up.

The desire for a…