This Morning’s Sermon Feb. 2022

Holy crap, are all priests certifiably insane? I swear, I could come home from church every Sunday and blog about whatever idiotic/inane/whiny/manipulative crap got spewed from the pulpit that morning. I would never run out of material. Wow. As I have said multiple times, I try not to pay much attention, but I do spendContinue reading “This Morning’s Sermon Feb. 2022”

Why the Noah’s Flood Story Cannot Be True

There are SO many great scientific sites out there with huge amounts of information on this subject that it’s just . . . daunting. So my plan is to pull out seven of the important points and list them here. Then I will put a number of links at the end for those of youContinue reading “Why the Noah’s Flood Story Cannot Be True”

Contradictions in the Bible

Bible Contradictions. The book that many, many xtians believe was written by God Almighty, inerrant, unchanging, perfect to every jot and tiddle, is absolutely riddled with contradictions. And not only parts that disagree with science and basic human history, but verses that actually are in complete disagreement and conflict with other verses – often inContinue reading “Contradictions in the Bible”

This Morning’s Sermon

Ah, Happy Holidays, everyone. I haven’t posted anything in a while. We have hopefully all had a lovely Thanksgiving. And now we approach “oh sh!t it’s xmas” – Yes, I was at church, playing the organ this morning. Sometimes some of what the priest is yammering on about manages to trickle in. I wonder whatContinue reading “This Morning’s Sermon”

Jonah and the Whale – Oh Crap They Still Want This Story To Be Literally True!

I can’t believe it. (That is simultaneously stunned disbelief and a joke.) Sure, I sang the song as a child. I had coloring books like this one: When I made a list of stuff to “debunk”, I thought that this one wasn’t worthy. It’s too ridiculous. Surely awareness of fish and whale biology would nowContinue reading “Jonah and the Whale – Oh Crap They Still Want This Story To Be Literally True!”

What’s It Like to be an Atheist Church Organist?

Hey! I got a question! Cool. Ok. That one was followed by “How do you stay sane?” Buddy, have you READ many of these blog posts? I can’t claim to be sane. 😂 I might even be certifiable. I’m functional, though, and a non-confrontational pacifist (most of the time) so I don’t get a lotContinue reading “What’s It Like to be an Atheist Church Organist?”

God Made the Sun Stand Still for Joshua? Really?

Libby Lawrence 8/2020 (Map by Wilbur Glen Voliva 1931) You know the story, God made the sun stand still so Israel could slaughter its enemies. Actually, there’s also another story where the Sun traveled backwards (reverse movement of a shadow on stairs) so Judah’s King Hezekiah could be healed. (Isaiah 38:7-8). Joshua 10:12-14 On theContinue reading “God Made the Sun Stand Still for Joshua? Really?”

Who is Their Jesus?

I have watched American Protestant Xtians for many decades. I saw racism, misogyny, judgment, cancel culture, fear of science, communism, and any type of change, as well as the beginnings of a new grab for political power in the rise of the Moral Majority. I really shouldn’t have been shocked when, in 2016, they endorsedContinue reading “Who is Their Jesus?”

Child Abuse and Fundamentalism

Here’s the blog post I’ve been avoiding for months. Oh, I’ve been taking notes and collecting sources. My notes file was so huge that it took me a long time to pare down what could be materials and syllabus for a college course into a nice, short, readable blog post. But yes, dear reader, IContinue reading “Child Abuse and Fundamentalism”

Horus Gilgamesh!!! I’m a huge fan.

I wish I had discovered this author years ago. I’m definitely buying anything he writes. His “Awkward Moments (not found in your average) Children’s Bible” series is stunning. Go buy them. Now. I’ll wait. https://www.amazon.com/Horus-Gilgamesh/e/B00FY9ZEHQ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1630948447&sr=8-1 These books say “Children’s Bible”, and they LOOK like they could be children’s books, thanks to the brilliant illustrations byContinue reading “Horus Gilgamesh!!! I’m a huge fan.”

Chick Tracts

In the 1970’s, Protestant churches began to be flooded with little comic book tracts. They were written by a Fundamentalist named Jack Chick. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Chick He has absolutely devoted followers even in 2021. Many folks claim Jack Chick was the greatest evangelist of the 20th century. My Mother adored these things. You can still find themContinue reading “Chick Tracts”

Women Can Be Saved – Through Childbearing

Women weren’t considered human in the Old Testament. When, in the Old Testament, they count the size of a group, they are only counting males. The Covenant with G*d was through circumcision. In the New Testament, though, they changed things up! Some women may be saved conditionally: 1 Timothy 2:11-14 11 A woman should learnContinue reading “Women Can Be Saved – Through Childbearing”

A Bastard Cannot Enter (funny spoof)

Libby Lawrence 2017 So, after kicking the bucket on a Roman cross, Yeshua storms up to the pearly gates in a not-very-holy fury. “Father! My Father!” He skids to a stop at the sight of YHWH seated in a cloudy recliner, flicking little lightning bolts at unsuspecting humans. “Father! You were supposed to save me!Continue reading “A Bastard Cannot Enter (funny spoof)”

10 Reasons for Man to Leave Religion Behind By Mike Floorwalker

It’s been reported recently that atheism is on the rise worldwide, while religiosity is declining. The relationship between the religious and non-religious has always been a tricky one; while many from each group eventually find themselves forced to admit that there is much to learn from the other, atheists still generally have a tough timeContinue reading “10 Reasons for Man to Leave Religion Behind By Mike Floorwalker”

The Immorality of Salvation By J. M. Green

J. M. Green 10/27/2013 https://www.debunking-christianity.com/2013/10/the-immorality-of-salvation.html?m=1 im•mor•al adjective 1. Violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics Dictionary.com Before I tell you why, let’s set the scene. Christianity teaches humanity is doomed to go to Hell where the god Yahweh willContinue reading “The Immorality of Salvation By J. M. Green”

My Opinion on Abortion

Libby Lawrence, 10/2020 It’s really simple. Provide education and access to birth control. Make the conversation unnecessary. Then women only have to make the horrible choice in cases of incest, rape, or health emergency. The responsibility of that decision lies only with the mother. It’s her body. Make no mistake, a Pro-Choice person is notContinue reading “My Opinion on Abortion”

The Exodus Never Happened And Jericho’s Walls Never Fell

Huxley/Laura Miller 2001/Finkelstein/Silberman/Other Sources https://www.nairaland.com/146659/exodus-never-happened-walls-jericho Libby’s Note: I do not have any information on “Huxley”. He seems to be quoting from many sources without attributing them. ☹️ Some parts of this – are plagiarized – from Laura Miller’s excellent piece “King David was a nebbish”. Published in Salon Feb. 8, 2001. https://www.salon.com/2001/02/07/solomon/#:~:text=Marcus%20says%20that%20Finkelstein%20is,of%20his%20credentials%20and%20background.&text=%22They’re%20not%20as%20wedded,toeing%20to%20the%20traditional%20narratives. Other bits areContinue reading “The Exodus Never Happened And Jericho’s Walls Never Fell”

Interpretation

Libby Lawrence  11/16/2020 Here is the question that I have been wanting to ask some of my Christian friends.  You know who you are:  You’re Catholic, you’re educated, open-minded, and you tell me with absolute certainty that “MEN wrote the Bible”.  You’re Protestant, but you tell me that Hell isn’t real, that you know EvolutionContinue reading “Interpretation”

The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37

I would bet my house that most xtians love this tale. “Oh, I love that parable! One of Jesus’ best! The good Samaritan was so awesome in that story and the religious leaders were so mean!” For the rare person who doesn’t know the story, an expert in the law was questioning Jesus. “Teacher,” heContinue reading “The Good Samaritan – Luke 10:25-37”