Let’s Pray Those Guns Away

Another day, another horrific gun attack in America, this time on members of Congress who were conducting an early morning practice in Alexandria, Virginia for an upcoming Congressional baseball game.The injured will be in the thoughts of the persons behind this blog but there (obviously) will be no praying here.There have been prayers said over the thousands of people injured and killed in gun attacks and yet these things keep happening because prayer is useless and not a substitute for … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Fake Jesus Forgeries

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 28th 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 T of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!As we get closer and closer to the end of our critique of Philip Jenkins’ lengthy blog “The Myth of the Myt … [Read more...]

Crusaders for Antitheism

Over the past couple of weeks, several NonReligious Channel bloggers at Patheos have made spirited posts concerning the role antitheism plays in our atheist community. Martin Hughes at Barrier Breaker got the conversation started but several others have made their own contributions to the discussion. Martin's first post was to explain why he is no longer an antitheist and then the others chimed in for and against the merits of the antitheist position.For the record, I am an antitheist. I … [Read more...]