Remembering Atheists on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and reflection upon those who have sacrificed their lives while serving their country in the nation’s uniformed services. Among those dead, who represent all religions and ethnicities, there are atheists and other nonbelievers who lived and died beside their religious counterparts, demonstrating that there are indeed “atheists in foxholes” and some of those atheists have died there. Atheists serve for many reasons but they don’t serve for “God and Country”, th … [Read more...]

Blame the Victim: A Review of ‘The Most Hated Woman in America’

(Editor's comment:  This is a very passionate account by a man who knew Madalyn Murray O'Hair as a dear friend and partner in activism.  Mr. Zindler is not speaking for American Atheists but he is speaking from the heart and is expressing the tremendous amount of grief the recent Netflix film about Madalyn caused him).A Review of The Most Hated Woman in America, a Netflix film directed by Tommy O’Haver and written by Tommy O’Haver and Irene Turner (24 March, 2017).By Frank R. Zindler, for … [Read more...]

Creator Connection Required

Recently the mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Ivy Taylor, ignited a controversy when she make a statement in a mayoral candidate forum that seemed to say that persons who don’t believe in a creator are the cause of social ills, are unable to have a good relationship with others, and are not productive members of society. Predictably, we atheists, who don’t have a relationship with a creator and yet manage to be productive people with healthy relationships, took objection to this.It is important t … [Read more...]

God is a Serial Killer

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 32nd 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 X of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus" of which we have reached the end.)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!We now have finished our deconstruction of “The Myth of the Mythical Je … [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...]

Nonreligious? Not So Much…

If you are reading this post (or the posts of my fellow bloggers at this channel on Patheos), then I’m certain you have noticed that the Patheos Atheist channel has rebranded itself as the Patheos NonReligious channel. The change was suggested by our channel manager, Dale McGowan, author of Atheists for Dummies , and you can read his take on the change here.I am an atheist. I also hold secular, humanist, freethinking, and skeptical values but I am above all an atheist and I’m one of the blo … [Read more...]

Reindeer (War) Games

 Editor's Comment: NoGod Blog is BACK after a bit of an unplanned hiatus due in part to post-election blues and the unexpected intrusion of life events as life events sometimes tend to do. Now that we are back, upcoming posts will include many more posts from Frank Zindler's excellent series on fictional Jesus as well as commentary on the current events of the day.Thanksgiving is past us and we have entered the winter holiday season during which we will be hearing (again!) about t … [Read more...]

Christianity’s Frauds and Dishonesty

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 24d 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 P of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!We have seen that in Judaism, the word “Lord” was a substitute for YHWH, the secret name of the main Isra … [Read more...]

Invoking Pet Gods by “Secret” Magic

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 23d 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 O of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!After demonstrating that Philip Jenkins has built an aery argument out of his inadequacy in Greek and … [Read more...]

Fun with Christian Forgeries

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 22d 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 N of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating! In the previous posting I dismantled Philip Jenkins’ discussion of a supposed testimony of Flavius Josephus t … [Read more...]