Churches Are Great at Creating Community (Seriously)

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, discusses how churches are great at creating community (seriously):

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Quick Rebuttals to Common Christian Arguments

Happy New Year! Might as well get off to a good start by arming yourself with some strong rebuttals against common arguments for God’s existence, courtesy of Richard Carrier:

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The Year in Conservative Christianity: Mrs. Betty Bowers Edition

Mrs. Betty Bowers reminds us of what the year looked like for America’s Best Christian:

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When God’s Not Doing His Job, Might As Well Fire Him

For a while, nothing was going right in Cheryl Abram‘s life. The God she had put her faith in was doing absolutely nothing for her.

So she got rid of Him.

It’s not that her life suddenly got better, but a huge weight was lifted off her shoulders.

She writes about it in her book Firing God (Non-Duality Press, 2014):

In the excerpt below, Abram talks about the time just before she decided to take a leap of doubt:

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Harlem Hate-Pastor “Debunks” Atheist Bill Maher By Saying There is an Afterlife Since We Can Leave Behind Legacies

Harlem Pastor James David Manning — who’s famous for saying coffee at Starbucks contains the “semen of sodomites” and that LGBT individuals and those who support them should get “cancer HIV syphilis stroke madness the itch then hell” — is back with a rant against comedian Bill Maher.

Manning can’t spell his name. He doesn’t even know what channel Maher’s show is on. But he knows that Maher is wrong for believing there’s no life after death… since people can leave behind legacies.

Which I’m pretty sure Maher would agree with.

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