120 New Jersey Clergy Petition In Favor Of Marriage Equality

via Rosi Efthim, Pam’s House Blend, and Friendly Atheist: 120 Clergy from 19 Faiths in the State of New Jersey Monday, January 4, 2010Senate President Richard J. Codey Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts, Jr. The State House Trenton, New Jersey 08625 Dear Governor Codey and Speaker Roberts: We are 120 clergy members across New Jersey from [Read More...]

The Logistics Of Noah’s Ark

A really terrific video from DarkMatter2525 which spells out the numerous impossibilities involved in the Genesis flood story: Daniel Florien has helpfully typed up the major points for easy reference here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Old Testament Continues To Be An Inspiration

…for judging one’s enemy’s children and anyone who has broken religious commandments worthy of death: Just weeks after the arrest of alleged Jewish terrorist, Yaakov Teitel, a West Bank rabbi on Monday released a book giving Jews permission to kill Gentiles who threaten Israel. Rabbi Yitzhak Shapiro, who heads the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in [Read More...]

The Ten Commandments

The Thinking Atheist explores the big ten: It’s not as impressive as his previous endeavors—a couple of the digs are pedantic and stretching to find something wrong—but there are a couple interesting points.   His masterpiece in case you missed it when we featured it this summer was “The Story of Suzie.” Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

One God Or Many?

ProfMTH is back with a new video on a biblical inconsistency: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Crumb’s Genesis

You can buy the book here. I had the chance to flip through it last night and it was spectacular. (via Culturebot) (via The New Yorker) (via Windows and Doors) See Blake Andrews’s site for more pictures of Crumb’s Genesis, contrasted with photos by Hin Chua for representing the Garden of Eden story. (via) Go to Boing [Read More...]

Biblical Slavery, In Context

Does the Bible REALLY endorse slavery, when read in CONTEXT??? Yes, yes it does. Leviticus 25:44-46: ‘As for your male and female slaves whom you may have– you may acquire male and female slaves from the pagan nations that are around you. Then, too, it is out of the sons of the sojourners who live [Read More...]

Challenging Myths Of Eden

Below is a thought-provoking video which critiques the notion of fallenness from several angles.  It builds off of one point I’ve wanted to write about for a while and that’s that the non-literal reading of Genesis is just as false as the metaphorical one.  When religious people argue that the Garden of Eden story is [Read More...]

The Bible On What’s To Be Done With Non-Virgin Brides

via 13Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in to her, he dislikes her 14and makes up charges against her, slandering her by saying, “I married this woman; but when I lay with her, I did not find evidence of her virginity.” 15The father of the young woman and her mother shall then submit the [Read More...]


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