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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Earthly Proof of Fake People

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 27th 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 S of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!In the previous posting continuing the debunking of Philip Jenkins’ blog “The Myth of the Mythical Jesus,” we … [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...]

Zero Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Winning the battle for atheist civil rights demands we work together to further the advancement of these civil rights and continue to demand the removal of religious beliefs, particularly Christian beliefs, from the privileged legal and social position they hold in America now.  Accomplishing these goals includes embracing and supporting our allies in other nations as well as aligning with potential allies from other causes, especially those who are targeted by those who use their religious be … [Read more...]