Circular Reasoning Isn’t Evidence for a Historical Jesus

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 31st post in Frank Zindler's Speaking Frankly About Jesus blog which is dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. This is part W of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!We now have reached the final argument of “The Myth of the Mythical Jesus,” an “anxiousbench” blog posting wr … [Read more...]

Sunday Rant: Prayer Fails

A sweet friend who is very dear to me is going through a really tough time right now. She is very religious and prayerful and to cope with her issues, she often calls for prayers. She asks for prayers from her church, her wide circle of friends, and sends out regular calls for prayers on social media. She is a lovely and generous person and if anyone deserves a little luck, it is her.However, she clearly believes that in order to get help from her deity, she has to convince enough of her … [Read more...]

Trump’s Kremlin Crew

A guest post by Frank Zindler. A MADMAN COMES TO POWER PART 4: TRUMP’S KREMLIN CREW  Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence.Three times is enemy action.—Ian Fleming In Part 3 of this series of blog postings I presented strong evidence implicating not only Donald Trump’s participation in a pro-Putin conspiracy, but also the high likelihood that his National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn was involved as well. According to Ian Fleming, this could just be a coincid … [Read more...]

Stop Brainwashing Children

(Editor's comment: Today's guest poster says our society is brainwashing our kids and proposes that atheism (in the form of antitheism) is the only reasonable position to hold to make the brainwashing stop. He further states that agnosticism is tacit support for religion. Do you agree or disagree? We would love to hear from you in the comments!). When a human mind is convinced of the truth of an issue, rational discourse is an ineffective weapon.The human understanding when it has once … [Read more...]

When Absence of Evidence is Evidence of Absence

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 30th post in Frank Zindler's Speaking Frankly About Jesus blog which is dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. This is part V of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!We are nearing the end of my deconstruction of “The Myth of the Mythical Jesus,” an “anxiousbench” blog posti … [Read more...]

Time for Self Care

Friends,My apologies for my unexpected time away from this blog.  Basically, the short version of the story is that something awful happened very close to me and it's been incredibly awful for people I care about. I therefore needed to take some time off for some self care and for the care of others.Folks, please be mindful of your mental health, both yours and that of those around you.  And if you have suicidal thoughts or someone known to you is having suicidal thoughts, don't assume i … [Read more...]

Why Christopher Columbus Never Landed On the Moon

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 29th post in Frank Zindler's Speaking Frankly About Jesus blog which is dedicated to the thesis that Jesus of Nazareth never existed. This is part U of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!In the previous installment of my critique of the apologist Philip Jenkins’ (mis)treatment of the Mythicist c … [Read more...]

A Madman Comes to Power (Part 3)

A guest post by Frank Zindler.During the Republican primaries and the general election campaign of 2016, Donald Trump’s outré behavior and comments caused many careful observers and analysts to notice that there was something particularly unusual in his public statements concerning Russia and its strongman Vladimir Putin. Trump never had anything but praise for Putin, and Putin was reciprocating in a very flattering way. Then it became apparent that Trump’s bucket list of “things to do” was i … [Read more...]

A Madman Comes to Power (Part 2)

A guest post by Frank Zindler.   As always, this blog's posters are speaking only for themselves and not for any organization for which they may be affiliated. I have asserted that president-elect Donald J. Trump is certifiably insane. More specifically, I have argued that he suffers from a mental illness known as “Narcissistic Personality Disorder,” and that this not only makes him unfit to be president of the United States of America, it makes him a threat to the very existence of our const … [Read more...]

A Madman Comes to Power

A Madman Comes to Power:  A guest post by Frank Zindler.It is the greatest Constitutional crisis our nation has faced since the Civil War. A madman is soon to enter the Oval Office. His mission is not to assassinate a sitting president; it is much more serious than that. His mission is that of the madman who burnt the Reichstag and swept away the trappings of democracy — paving the way for a frighteningly different type of government to come to power. Although our new government will have th … [Read more...]