Theists actually believe this stuff!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mother of dead girl: sickness was test of faith

The mother of an 11-year-old girl who died of undiagnosed diabetes as the family prayed for her to get better has testified that she believes sickness is caused by sin and can be cured by God.

This is how christianity helps to form strong, healthy families.

Abstinence-Only Lunch Programs Ineffective At Combating Teen Obesity

Abstinence-Only Lunch Programs Ineffective At Combating Teen Obesity

Abstinence only programs are failing in the fight against childhood obesity just as abstinence only programs failed to decrease teenage pregnancies. When the abstinence formula is presented for another problem the flaws are made more obvious.

Catholic priest faces child sex charges.

A Catholic priest has been charged for sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Prayer, it's colouring with crayons for grownups.

The God Virus

Darrel Ray discusses the premise of his book.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Texans re-writing history.

Christian school history books are being re-written to ramp up God's role in the establishment of USA.

Guardian Article

Child dies while parents pray

A child has dies of treatable conditions because the parents thought they could just pray and she'd be fine.

MSNBC article.

Christians lying to school children

Christians want to simply lie to children about reproductive science.

This is too silly to be a real article:

More outrageous behaviour from theists:


Is this another example of how religion teaches young people how to be good? If these teenagers aren't having nightmares about this I would be very surprised. I would be having nightmares about it!

But, and now comes my problem, how are we going to use this news story to bring better understanding of religion's outrageous claims into the public sphere? How can atheists really use all of these stories to illustrate the redundancy and moral bankruptcy of religion?

It's nice for us to all agree that this was horrible but this doesn't stop dumb stuff like this from happening again and again and again without it sticking to religion in general and all the while they denounce us as evil.

I'm not saying that I don't want to read stories. I'm not accusing others of doing too little. I just read this and think: 'What can I do about this?'

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sex without mumbo-jumbo.

An article by Greta Christina on sex without mumbo-jumbo:
I want to offer a positive way of looking at sexuality and sexual transcendence that doesn't involve any sort of belief in the supernatural. I want to offer a sex- positive philosophy that is entirely materialist. The materialist view of life in general and sex in particular is often viewed as cold, bleak, narrow, mechanical, reductionist, and generally a downer. I don't think it is. And I want to talk about why.

Read blog:

Catholic Church in Ireland Probed

It is the first time the state has investigated how the once-powerful Church in mainly Catholic Ireland has run its affairs.

It probed whether the Church reported abuse allegations or attempted to "obstruct, prevent or interfere with the proper investigation" of complaints.

SMH Article

Monday, July 20, 2009

More cruelty from theists.

NZ man hits his daughter on the head with a lump of concrete and kicks her in the face because she refused to attend his morman church. Link >

US student forced into ex-gay by parents when his mother finds out he is gay. Link >
Beyond Ex-Gay is a support group for people who have had contact with ex-gay.

Sharia law forbids the execution of virgin women or girls. How to get around that? Rape them and then execute them. Link >

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Theism teaching us how to be good, again.

A nurse accused of shooting her ex-husband in the groin inside his chiropractic clinic while their two young daughters waited outside had written in her diary that she needed to create "portals of exit" for demonic spirits, a detective testified Friday.

Link >

Where did this person learn about demons? If it wasn't church I'd be very surprised. So, essentially, church taught her that she should leave her kids in the car while she walks into her ex-husband's workplace to shoot the demons out of him.

What did her church do to disabuse her of these notions?

Why didn't this faith group see that she was struggling or confused about this part of their world view? Or do they agree that demons inhabited this person's groin?

Friday, July 17, 2009

God making people good again.

Two Jehovah's Witnesses 'murdered 13 people on mission from God to cleanse world of sinners'

This is how God shows you how to be good? I'm just surprised that this shit doesn't happen more often. This is what the bible instructs believers to do.

If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; ... Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.

Deuteronomy, Chapter 17:2-3,5

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Religion teaching children how to be good again

"They got so bad," she said.

She said her eldest daughter, Brittany, was possessed by a demon she called "Jezebel," a prostitute who caused suffering and spread disease.

"With demon possession, you are a demon, period," Jacks says on the recording.

Jacks said Brittany would fight her and she had to fight back. She said her younger daughters made horrible "screeching" noises and caused other problems.

Once again we see religion's intolerant, irrational ideas of how to raise children. This killing of these children is the other side of the coin to the christening of children. Newly born infants are said to require ritual cleaning and supernatural protection from evil. This is all part of the same myth.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Mansfield man, 75, sued for sex abuse

David Harvey of 2061 Ranchwood Drive is named in the suit, along with the Rev. Sonny Thayer, 2878 Millsboro Road; Dianna Kochheiser, 1109 W. Hanley Road; and Russ Harvey of Galion. Grace Brethren Church, 531 Marion Ave., also is named.


Once again, religion shows that it is incapable of forming a good society that protects children.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Celebatheist gave me an idea...

The idea killer for the "Hitler was an Atheist" chant that the fundies come up with almost every time.

Churchill was a declared agnostic and the Third Reich was a faith-based, Catholic initiative. So, the victory against the Germans was a victory of a secular society over a faith based society.

Celebrity Atheists:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Origin of Life - Abiogenesis

It's been 55 years since the Miller-Urey Experiment, and science has made enormous progress on solving the origin of life. This video summarizes one of the best leading models. Yes there are others. Science may never know exactly how life DID start, but we will know many ways how life COULD start. Don't be fooled by creationist arguments as even a minimal understanding of biology and chemistry is enough to realize they have no clue what they are talking about.

Theists confuse evolution with aboigenesis... actually, they confuse any science that contradicts the bible (what science doesn't) with evolution. Aboigenesis only talks about non-life forming life. We are just a bag of chemicals after all.