Karen Armstrong is a wonderfully well read expert on historicity of the Bible Q’uaran, and the Jewish Bible. She is very liberal. Probably a believer, however very professional and not talk of theology. Only a scholar speaking upon what we know what, or hasn’t happened in Christianity or the Other religions. I like her as much as Bart D. Ehrman (PH.d.)
Karen Armstrong spent seven years in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus during the 1960s and later wrote a tell-all book, “Through the Narrow Gate” (St. Martin’s Press, 1982) that bemoaned the restrictive life. (The frightened nuns did not know the Cuban missile crisis of 1962 had ended for several weeks; they were not allowed to inquire about the outside world.) Armstrong is still hearing about the book: “Catholics in England hate me. They’ve sent me excrement in the mail.” Readers who have followed her lately are learning her more optimistic ideas about what Islam, Judaism and Christianity have in common with A History of God (Ballantine, 1993), Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths (Knopf, 1996) and The Battle for God (Knopf, 2000) which all focus on what unites the three great monotheist faiths. Continue reading
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If you are an Atheist… have you grown exasperated trying to reason with a born again Christian? Have you ever been able to reason with them to affect any change? Do you think it is possible?
Subliminal Attempt at Christians' Reasoning Receptivity.
I have been a Christian and now I can think for myself. Before I could not. Can I reason with Christians? Here’s My Reply – In short I think “No”. If you disagree please speak your mind.
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THE ATHEIST: A NOVEL
In the Minds of Fundamentalist Christians, “Homosexuality can only, and indeed Must be absolutely defined, as being a willfully conscious lifestyle Choice.” They logically can never admit otherwise. Continue reading
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Click For : PDF Paper: Origins of Human Morality
This is an outstanding Overview of the Work of Evolutionary Biology and Precursory Moral behaviors. The Contention is thought provoking and supported by Natural Selection favoring Evolutionary Shaped Cooperative Behaviors among primates and surely our hunting and gathering ancestors. The tendency is towards solidarity within Small Groups and not larger mass groups. This would explain why we have the phenomenon in humans of “In group” opposing “Out groups.” It shows Trans primate species parallels to a base human moral core behavior. Behaviors shaped for cohesive Group Survival which would increase the individual’s chances for survival. It is not everyone for themselves necessarily in survival of the fittest.
This Paper’s Implications
- Why Utilitarianism is probably an idealistic but unachievable Goal. We have evolved to help others as our ancestors of hunters and gatherers must have acted towards others “morally”. Continue reading
CHRISTIANS KNOW NOTHING OF WHERE THEIR BOOK CAME FROM. I DO. I SEE IT AS AN OUTDATED, BIASED, EVOLVING, TEXT WHICH WAS AND STILL IS FOUGHT OVER BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN EVER SECT EVEN WITHIN CHRISTIANITY ITSELF.
THE AVERAGE CHRISTIAN DOES NOT KNOW ANYTHING. WHAT I HEARD WHEN I WAS A CHRISTIAN IN A FUNDAMENTALIST CHURCH PEW – FROM THE PULPIT WAS — NOTHING –LIKE THE LECTURES OF THE SEMINARIANS WHO DEDICATE THEIR LIFE TO DETERMINING WHAT WE KNOW ACTUALLY HAPPENED AND THINGS WE KNOW JUST DID NOT. Continue reading
Christianity has dramatized the crucifixion of Jesus so gratuitously that they actually revere it as if it were the ultimately most conceivable experience of suffering, agony. That he suffered the most unbearably painful death imaginable– and for Christians who promote this idea are simply repugnant and insulting to those countless humans who knew, or right now who know and live a life that involves actual true agony and suffering .
Jesus’ brief time including flagellation, carrying a cross, and hanging on that cross till his death -all took less than half a day-and it was Nothing worse than a pin-prick; It is nothing in comparison to the excruciating life of one South African whom is slowly tortured for years as they slowly rot and waste away wile dying of AIDS. Continue reading
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Dear Christians Brothers and Sisters. The Apocalypse and triumphant return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is all going according to Divine Plan.However, The Second Coming of Our Lord and Personal Savior Jesus Christ and the sold out performance of “The Battle of Armageddon” have both been delayed, once again. I know everyone is eager for the Big Event, so this is understandably disappointing. However we are all used to this by now so there is no need to get irritated if you are a ticket holder. We just need to stay patient.
Everyone should just go about your normal day but don’t ever stop constantly being hyper-vigilant and watching the skies for his certain and immediate glorious second coming. Jesus is probably on his way at this moment. Remember Anything is possible – with faith and with God.
Remember that faith does not use question marks. So by “Faith” I mean mindless, unquestioning, total acceptance, and stubbornly maintaining this belief despite all evidence to the contrary.
And by “God” I mean absolutely nothing – nothing at all. Once again though, don’t think, just know it emotionally. That is all the proof that you need, regardless of what so called “formal logic” or wily Scientists may say about “experimental design.” Continue reading