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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Jesus Without A Trace

Speaking FRANK-ly About Jesus: Critique of alleged evidence of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.(Ed. Note: This is the 21th 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 M of a mini series debunking "The Myth of the Mythical Jesus".)Lies: So short in stating, so long in negating!We come now to Philip Jenkins’ apologetic dealing with the claim that “Jesus does not feature in early non- … [Read more...]