Tag: Bible

Bad Atheist Arguments – Vol: 01 – The Bible and Evidence

Having spent a lot of time in debate, I have heard a number of fallacies and awful arguments being made by both sides. Admittedly, some of these were from myself on occasion and I don’t doubt it will happen again. Given these awful arguments and in the interest of fairness I thought I would make a shortlist of our[atheists]; worst arguements, the reasons why, and any links to explain in more detail. Through writing this article, I realised it wasn’t…


The Bible is Inerrant! – Biblical Errors – Volume 1: Genesis & Creation

“The Bible is inerrant!” is something quite commonly said in debate. It’s part of the circular reasoning: “The Bible is the word of God, because it tells us so, God is perfect, therefore the Bible is infallible.” We have a number of articles that address things like: Common Theistic Fallacies (e.g. Circular Reasoning) Confirmation Bias Contradictions in The Bible Morality in the Bible Fine Tuning Watch Maker Evidence for Jesus’s Existence Apologetics This article is not going to address any…


What “Proof of God” justifies your position? (part four)

This is part four of a four-part series. So God isn’t omnipotent. He’s still the Creator. When believers say, “God is beyond understanding, beyond definition,” they don’t really mean it. At the very least, I would say, there is one characteristic that provides a very clear definition of God: “God is the entity that can determine the nature of matter and its interactions in a definable region. God makes universes, at least this one.” That’s why Jews, Christians, and Muslims…


What “Proof of God” justifies your position? (part three)

This is part three of a four-part series. Is God all-knowing? Well, this is absurd on so many levels. If God was all-knowing then why were Adam and Eve punished (kicked out of the Garden of Eden) for eating of the forbidden fruit? Didn’t God see that one coming? Is it fair to punish someone for doing something that was practically built-in to their design by their supposedly perfect, inerrant designer? And what of free-will? How can we freely choose…


What “Proof of God” justifies your position? (part two)

This is part two of a four-part series. What is the nature of the Abrahamic God? Besides creating the universe and life, what does He do? What are His superpowers? There have been many secondary claims made about the Abrahamic God: He is variously claimed to be omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent (all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving). These claims are easily disputed through scripture, experience, and reason. Let’s examine them. Is God all-loving? The Greek philosopher, Epicurus (341-270 BC) famously asked: “Is God…


What “Proof of God” justifies your position? (part one)

What “Proof of God” justifies your position? I begin a four-part series today. Philosophers, theologians, and scientists have been grappling with the issue of God’s existence for millennia. Much of the discussion in past centuries may have been motivated simply by curiosity or by a protest against theological dogma. For many of us in the modern world, the notion of God is a very private one. God may show up in our prayers but frequently doesn’t have much effect in…


Jehova, The Immoral God

Jehova, The Immoral god The bible tells us not to kill, not to covet, not to be jealous, yet throughout the Old Testament there is an evil monster doing just that. Let me introduce Jehovah, the immoral god of the bible. He is a jealous god by his own admission and jealousy, in its very nature, requires the act of coveting. Due to this he will make those that decide to pray to or adore another deity pay, sometimes with…


Common Theistic Fallacies

In this article we will address some of the common Fallacies that are used by Theists in arguments. An important point to be made about fallacies is that it does NOT automatically mean that someone is wrong. It means that the formulation of their argument is wrong, and that we can dismiss that argument until they can present it in a way that has been argued properly.   Argument From Incredulity: Definition – This fallacy happens when one claims that…


Broken chains: addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus

Addressing salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Salvation through the blood of Jesus, or simply through the sacrifice of Jesus seems to be accepted without question. In the early bible we see the Jewish people had competing religions fighting for membership, with the Bible authors denouncing the abomination of sacrificing the first born child by fire to Baal on numerous occasions. The worshiping of Baal only dies out in the biblical account when the worshippers are rounded up and slaughtered…


Conversations with Theists – Volume 1: Mind Gymnastics and Tenuous Links to God’s Existence

Why have conversations with theists? It can be interesting to talk to people about their beliefs. It is always good to go in with an open mind. You can learn a lot, even if you are well versed on their religion. Whilst I find engaging in debate generally fruitless I occasionally jump in to conversations in groups and on people’s pages. There was quite an antagonistic post on someone’s wall and there was a bit of a petty bickering and…