Universe Timeline

Universe Timeline It is highly unlikely that any super intelligence of any form has any interest in humanity. Our planet is 4 billion years old, life existed before humans, and there have been 5 mass extinctions. The universe is 13.8 billion years old, there are an estimated 200 billion galaxies. Solar systems existed for billionsContinue reading “Universe Timeline”

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”

About Me

Hi, I’m Libby and I’m a Recovering Fundie, Atheist Church Organist, Lesbian, Democrat, cat lover, trying to clean all of the superstitious crap out of my head. Here are some of my favorite articles/essays. I even wrote some of them. I hope you enjoy!

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!”

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?”

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. 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.”

The 10 Commandments

Christians have lobbied for the 10 Commandments to be placed in front of every courthouse in the land for quite some time. And the Supreme Court, in defiance of the separation of church and state, has ruled many times that the public positioning of a passage from the BIBLE in front of a court ofContinue reading “The 10 Commandments”

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 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 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 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.,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”

Are There Angels?

Libby Lawrence 10/25/2020 I’ve known some people who are absolutely obsessed with angels. I knew a woman who claimed to talk to her guardian angel all the time. — I was a little worried about her. You have to admit, though, that the idea of a beautiful, powerful, personal winged spirit bodyguard is a lovelyContinue reading “Are There Angels?”


Libby Lawrence, 11/16/2020 “Witnessing” is, by it’s very nature, an insult to the person you are witnessing to. It’s obvious if you think about it. The person who is witnessing is hunting for non-xtians. Non-xtians, in their estimation, have made a horrible error of judgment. The witnesser believes that anyone who is not a xtianContinue reading “Witnessing”


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”

Christian Clichés Compiled by Psycho Dave Many atheists, myself included, have argued with Christians and Creationists so long, that we’ve noticed many of them seem to repeat the exact same statements over and over again, particularly with respect to their dismissals of what we have to say. By “dismissals”, I mean that they usually end their thread of the conversationContinue reading “Christian Clichés Compiled by Psycho Dave”


I don’t want to preach. I REALLY, REALLY don’t want to preach. I never want to be that . . . arrogant? superior? lusting for influence, power, control? I want to be the skeptic, the one who questions, not the authority. So when I started a list of irritating xtian sayings on my own, IContinue reading “Blessed”

Christian Hate 1 – The Military Religious Freedom Foundation

Libby Lawrence, 11/16/2020 Nearly everyone has encountered Christians who smugly proclaim that “God is Love”, and that their beliefs are accepting, loving, and peaceful. But at the tiniest bit of pushback, say, a question of their beliefs or activities, they react with absolute fury. Their religion, their pastors, their leaders are the ultimate authority, completelyContinue reading “Christian Hate 1 – The Military Religious Freedom Foundation”

Christian Hate 2 – It’s Baked Into the Belief System

By Libby Lawrence Nov. 17, 2020 As I have mentioned in another blog, I grew up Pentecostal.  My Mother had the Christian radio station playing all day, every day.  Billy Graham of course, J. Vernon McGee, Jack Van Impe, Jim and Tammy Bakker, Charles Halff, Lester Roloff, John Hagee, Billy James Hargis, Jerry Falwell, JimmyContinue reading “Christian Hate 2 – It’s Baked Into the Belief System”

Amy Coney Barrett – I know WHAT she is. And it scares me.

Libby Lawrence Nov. 17, 2020 Yeah, before you say “Libby, relax, she’s Catholic” – no she’s not.  Not any variety my Catholic friends would recognize, anyway.  She’s a Charismatic.  And no, I haven’t joined QAnon.  I know because I was raised Pentecostal. As a child, I attended the Church of God Holiness School. The campusContinue reading “Amy Coney Barrett – I know WHAT she is. And it scares me.”

Why Do You Go to Church?

I’m serious. I wonder this every year, in the days before Easter.The Catholic slog through Easter week is (in normal years) INTENSE for a church musician.Penance service, planning meeting, choir practice, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the 3-hour-long Easter Vigil ordeal, and 3 or 4 services on Easter Sunday. I used to call it Oh HolyContinue reading “Why Do You Go to Church?”

Jesus Loves Me

Old re-write. I saw a meme somewhere “Jesus Loves Me, This I Know, Group Psychosis Tells Me So” and I just kept going with it. I could re-write it a bit, but . . . eh. Hell was a constant threat in our house when I was growing up. Demons were real. The Bible wasContinue reading “Jesus Loves Me”

The King of the Hill Male Fantasy (This is not about the animated show.)

In 1999, a show debuted on HBO that would become one of the best TV Dramas ever written.  The Sopranos.  Tony Soprano was a New Jersey Mafia boss – and he was in therapy for anxiety attacks.  His character was compelling (as were the other characters in the series – the writing was superb), becauseContinue reading “The King of the Hill Male Fantasy (This is not about the animated show.)”

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