I’m Still Awaiting the Update

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About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • DG

    Wow, I’ll bet Christians have never seen *that* argument before. 

    • Coyotenose

      Your sarcasm might be less puerile if Christians had ever actually managed to address the point before. Or any point about the Bible, for that matter.

      • Kevin_Of_Bangor

        Please don’t feed the troll

      • DG

        So at this point you’re saying you’ve never bothered to actually read anything written by Christians on the subject? That is the only possibility if you really believe what you just wrote.

        • Fsq

          Dont you have some kids you need to go and abuse with your indoctrination techniques?

          Do you believe sex is only for procreation?

          Do you believe sex is only for man on woman action?

          Do you believe, as is now law in Arizona, that conception begins two weeks prior to any fucking?

          Do you believe that human code is embedded in sperm or ova?

          If so, is your wife post menopausal? Do you still nail the ol girl even post menopause?

          Have you ever slipped your wife the meat rod in her back door after a wild evening of scrabble and wine coolers?

          Has she ever blown you? If she has blown you, did she swallow? If she did swallow, do you think she should be brought up on charges of cannabilism?

          • The Other Weirdo

             LOL! to the bottom two!

          • DG

            Modern atheism, it’s not an intellectual movement, it’s a personality disorder.

            • Deven Kale

               You’re projecting again DG, that’s called making fun of you. It’s not a personality disorder, it’s a way of showing disdain. Rather tasteless and tactless, admittedly, but still effective.

              Plus atheism isn’t what I would call an “intellectual movement” anyway. It’s just people who don’t believe in gods pushing back against those who’ve been trying to keep us scared and quiet. Totally different (and dangerous) beast.

              • DG

                So you support the things he said about my wife?  If a religious person came close to saying something like that about anyone, I’d be on them like a ton of bricks.

                The saddest part of it Deven?  As I said in another post (after similar treatment), I came to find an atheist blog to point my kids to.  A couple of their friends are atheists. The problem is, when they discuss their atheism, they don’t seem to have very good arguments.  Plus, as my boys pointed out, some of their friends’ friends who are also atheists, or at least aren’t religious, are a mean spirited, hateful lot, who pretty much just say F-God, F-you, and let me abort anything that stands in the way of drugs and sex.  I assured them there are bad apples in any group, and Christians can’t lay claim to perfection any more than any other belief system.  I’m sure that there are kids who proclaim atheism who are good – like their two best friends, and I’m sure some of them are hateful, mean spirited kids.  Thus is the world. But that doesn’t make all atheists that way. 

                So I set out to find a blog or website to send them to, so that they can see that not all atheists are that way, meeting discussion with F-bombs, questions with contempt and loathing, having nothing but stupidity, willful ignorance, and intellectual masturbation to keep them happy.  I’ll leave you to figure out the saddest part of this whole tale, since you do seem to have less of what I’ve encountered far too often in far too many atheist blogs.

                • Deven Kale

                   Sadly, I think I agree with your basic point. Not 100%, but more than 50. May you find somewhere better than here, although that’s tricky to do anywhere on the internet.

                • DG

                  It is the internet, that much is true.  Too bad you don’t have a blog, you seem the type I was trying to find.

                • Deven Kale

                   It’s a thought I’ve been playing with for a while, I must admit, but my unfiltered thoughts put in blog form likely wouldn’t be what you’re looking for either. I’m afraid mine would be very similar to the stuff that Hemant and his other regular posters put out.

                  Probably.

                • DG

                  You can’t account for the posters, but try it, you never know!

                • Ejcpromo

                  Oh you lying fuck. You troll and instigate more than anything and theyou try and fly the peace flag or the “I am here for my kids flag”. You should be ashamed of yourself.

                  And answer my questions. You dont like the wording, but they are in fact, extremely relevant to your idiotic and horrid stances you have put out in numerous threads.

                  You know why i ma better than you? I am honest. I dont hide behind weasel words.

                  So Ace, does your wife blow you and swallow? And if she does, how can you justify her gobbling up your little babies….aka…your baby batter?

                • DG

                  By the way, bigotry is often honest, it doesn’t make it good.  See my other response to your stellar thinking above.

                • Fsq

                  To use your own tactics against you Ace, I never said anything bad about your wife. I asked you some questions. Questions that are extremely relevant to your flavor of opinion. So answer them.

                  What you dont like is the wording. But you want to play semantic games and turit around and build strawmen.

                  Uou are disgusting and insincere.

                  Answer the questions. Has she blwon you and swallowed? Is she post menopausal but you still fuck her? Have you ever had anal ooh lala with her?

                  Your answers are very important in regards to what you have argued in threads prior. So answer them Ace.

                • DG

                  I’ve realized that compared to you, Fred Phelps has class and intelligence.  You had no business bringing my wife up in any way, your denial of the obvious suggests you know it’s true. You simply lack the maturity to admit it.  Your questions are not questions, but attacks with question marks, based on willful ignorance, stereotypes, and bigotry.  You respond the same tired, predictable way every time. A debate with you would be as productive as debating our good Mr. Phelps. My dealings with your type of cognitive swill are done.

                  By the way, stop being a childish wimp who has to call anyone who doesn’t affirm your dogmas of freethink a troll.  If atheists can’t handle hearing other viewpoints without dropping the troll card, that speaks volumes right there.

        • Patterrssonn

          Perhaps Coyotenose should have said adress this point with any kind of sense or logic.

          • Coyotenose

             Yeah, it was my fault. I forgot I was an addressing a Christian, not an adult.

            • DG

              Wow, you must have labored for hours to come up with that zinger.

        • Coyotenose

           yup, just a crybaby troll. My bad, Kevin.

        • Deven Kale

           Actually, I’ve spent a bit of time over at Bad Catholic these past few days reading what a lot of Catholics have to say on the subject.

          I’m still absolutely amazed that any of them actually believe what it is they’re saying, no matter how well worded much of it is. Still none of it makes sense if you’re willing to see how flawed the logic is, the whole thing is basically a highly flawed naturalistic fallacy, taken to a massive scale.

          • DG

            If you’re not willing to see things from the other POV, it never makes sense.  As a former agnostic, I couldn’t imagine religious faith ever making sense, until I realized how many things I accepted purely on faith based on an entirely metaphysical belief system upon which I had placed my own views.

    • http://northierthanthou.com/ northierthanthou

       Wow, since they’ve all seen it before, I am sure one of them will be coming up with a plausible response any day now.

      • DG

        Given the replies I’ve read, I doubt it would do them any good.

  • TiltedHorizon

    Genesis 28:1, Leviticus 19:19, Deuteronomy 22:9, Deuteronomy 23:2, Jeremiah 13:23

    These passages have been used to denounce interracial marriage for as long as I can remember. These days interracial marriage appears to be accepted, at least in  NE PA, North Jersey, and NYC. (where I travel back & fourth)

    Exodus 34:12-16, Deuteronomy 7:1-4, Ezra 10:2-3, Nehemiah 13:25-27, Malachi 2:11

    These passages have been used to denounce interfaith marriage in the past, I don’t hear them being used much these days.On the subject of Adultery there exists around 90 passages, clearly god feels the act is abominable, that must be why it’s explicitly named in the Commandments.

    Considering the loss of focus on interracial/interfaith marriages and the complete disregard for god’s opinions on adultery, one has to wonder why there remains so much focus on Leviticus 20:13.  Is it any wonder why this smells of bigotry….

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750428174 Paddy Reddin

      You reminded me of these bigots;

      http://www.kingidentity.com/ 

      KKK masquerading as christians.  Cursed sons of Ham and all that.  Cherry picking at it’s finest.

      • jdm8

        The KKK did identify themselves as Christian.

      • http://www.laughinginpurgatory.com/ Andrew Hall

        I’m agree with jdm8, the KKK are (were) Christian terrorists.

      • Patterrssonn

        Is there no level of depravity Christians won’t sink to?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750428174 Paddy Reddin

    Here is an actual quote for a guy I spoke to only 2 days ago;

    “I’m not sure about all this religion thing but I’m a christian, there is a god and if I’m good I’ll get to heaven, that’s all there is to it”.

    This, folks, is the mentality we are up against.  Just like the “oh that’s the *old* testament” argument, the majority of people will cling to the nice idea that they will somehow survive death and be happy forever, and ignore the rest.  Thus empowering those who will espouse the bigotry and hatred of the bible.  Or at least bump up the numbers.

  • Great IAM

    This is great. It’s time we start putting out in the open what excatly the bible preaches. We need more artists like this. Good job. Thanks for sharing the holy words!

    • NickS

      Sam Harris’ Letter to a Christian Nation, a must read for you! None of the overt emotion that Dawkins puts out there, succinct and just totally brilliant in his prose…IMHO!

  • Alexandra

    Hasn’t he already put out a couple of updates?  Like the Koran and the Book of Mormon?  Sadly, they just get more deranged.

    • http://dogmabytes.com/ C Peterson

      The Koran seems considerably less deranged than either the Old or New Testament. Maybe the meds were working better for a while. But now there’s Dianetics!

      • The Other Weirdo

         If we take it for granted that the OT, NT and the Koran are revelations of a higher power–for the sake of argument only–then our Deity has even more problems now if Dianetics is his latest missive to his Creation.

    • Stev84

       The book of Mormon is more like bad fan fiction

  • http://twitter.com/enuma enuma

    It’s weird how people claim the Bible is a product of divine inspiration from an omniscient, omnipotent, and benevolent god, only to turn around and cry, “Historical context!” when you point out that the barbaric bullshit in that book.  Historical context explains human error.  It doesn’t even begin to address how a friggin’ deity could make these mistakes.

    (In other news: It’s good to be back.  Migraines really are The Suck.)

    • Patterrssonn

      I know it’s hilarious that God is not bound by time but is bound by historical context.


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