Revelation 16:18-21 KJVhail1
18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

I usually stay away from Revelation because it’s so idiotic across the board.  It’s hard to pick out what to even go after.  This little passage perfectly illustrates it perfectly.

First off they have all the islands fleeing away.  The earthquake, OK not exactly out on a limb that there are earthquakes.  But it says that Babylon is there.  Babylon has been in ruins for thousands of years.

There’s that whole bit about the mountains not being found.  That’s a pretty neat trick.  I mean David Copperfield did this thing where he supposedly made the Grand Canyon disappear.  It was cleaver, but not at all impressive.  Apparently God is going to try the same crap.

Then it says there is hail the weight of a “talent.”  I looked that up.  It is a bit over 75 pounds.  That’s not hail anymore and it’s not even close to reasonable.  I looked up the record too.  The wost hail storm killed 92 people.  But the stones were about 2 pounds.  The thing is, hail forms by getting blown back into the clouds over and over.  There’s an upper limit to how big they can get and 75 pounds is absurd.  Hail that big would crush any house or car.  It would leave small craters.  To think an entire storm would send nothing but that is crazy.



Internal_and_external_hemorrhoids1 Samuel 5:6-9 KJV
(6) But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof.
(7) And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
(8) They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither.
(9) And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the LORD was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.

Emerods…..what the hell are those?  I had to look it up myself: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Emerods

Yep….God was hammering these poor saps with hemorrhoids so bad it was killing them.  Talk about a prick thing to do.  Just regular smiting wasn’t enough.  These guys had God’s ark.  So whip out a few killer hemorrhoids.

I’m wondering about another thing here.  Let’s suppose this is true.  Why the hell wouldn’t they convert?  A God that just wished killer hemorrhoids on them and it worked would be enough to convince me he was real.  I can’t imagine how this didn’t get a bunch of idiots from the Bronze Age to worship the hell out of him.


Isaiah 27:1-4 KJVsea_dragon-t2
1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
2 In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine.
3 I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day.
4 Fury is not in me: who would set the briers and thorns against me in battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

How many dragons are in the sea exactly?  I mean there is some pretty weird shit in the oceans.  If it said he was going to slay the giant squid that would be cool.  If it said he was going to kill off a whale, that would work.  But it doesn’t.  It says “dragon”

The original word according to Strong’s Concordance is as follows

H8577 תּנּים תּנּין – Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon Number

OK, so it’s either a jackal or a sea-serpent.  It lives in the sea.  I guess we have to assume that it really did mean the latter.  I mean I’d like to say it was a jackal (jackals being real and all) but the context just won’t let you go there.
No real comment here.  I mean what can I say that hasn’t been said before? 

You can’t prove there isn’t a god…..penguin-chick

It’s far and away the stupidest thing Christians say.  I can’t prove there aren’t mermaids or ogres either.  It doesn’t mean anything at all.  If not being able to disprove something means anything you’ll have a lot of crazy stuff you’ll have to allow for.  Pete the God Eating Penguin is just one of them.

Let’s face it, no one can prove Pete doesn’t exist.  So he must.  That’s the logic here.

Well, that leads to a problem.  If Pete exists, he would have eaten God by now.  That’s what Pete does.  So even if God did exist, he can’t exist anymore.

I wish I would have thought of this on my own.  I’d like to thank Willie, who’s an old friend in Austin for the idea.

“It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true.”
–Bertrand Russell

And that my friends is why the burden of proof is on the person making the claim.  Until they have some evidence to back that claim, there’s no reason to think it might be true.


234926-circumcisionGalatians 5:1-3 ASV
(1) For freedom did Christ set us free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage.
(2) Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
(3) Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.

I’ve mentioned that I don’t get the thing with Paul at all.  Paul’s message is very different from Jesus.  I really think the only reason he managed to make it into the Christian theology is they wanted a loophole to get away from the old laws that anyone with a brain can see are unreasonable and downright evil at times.

This is a great example.  What Paul says here is that if you are circumscribed you are still beholding to that old law.  I haven’t got a clue why he thinks this.  Jesus never spoke against the practice.  Heck, Jesus was circumcised

Luke 1:59 ASV
(59) And it came to pass on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father.

Got me what’s up here.  Paul is saying that things that Jesus did are wrong.   The real funny thing is most Christians who are willing to write off the old laws because of what Paul says about the New Covenant thing, but they are still circumcised which Paul says that he is now a “debtor to do the whole law” meaning that he’s stuck with the laws anyhow.

There’s no way to listen to Paul you don’t end up in these situations.  Jesus never said the laws wouldn’t apply.  In fact he says that the laws stand until Heaven and Earth pass very directly.  Last I checked Earth is still here, and Paul is just making crap up out of thin air.

I realize the title is obvious, but I just ran across this lovely quote from Banana Boy.
about_rayEven Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, could see God. No doubt, in her silent darkness, every fragrant flower, every ray of the warm sun, every taste that touched her tongue told her that there was a God who created all things. Jodie Foster shouldn’t therefore be surprised that people are surprised that she’s an atheist.
-Ray Comfort

Now in case you are wondering why I picked that one up, Helen Keller was a very outspoken non-believer.  She may or may not have been an outright atheist.  This is a pretty well known fact to anyone who knows anything at all about her.  She was very against much o the teaching in the Bible and said so with enough regularity I’ve heard Christians railing against what she said many times.

How could you even consider using her as an example of knowing God?

What is it with Ray and his need to say profoundly stupid things on such a regular basis?  I’ve often wondered if it was just an act.  Is this guy just in it for the money?  Is he just seeing how idiotic he can be and get away with it?  I’d love to know.  Hey Ray, if you ever read this go to the contact page and email me.  I’d love to know and promise not to tell anyone.


I actually found this a bit surprising.  But probably not for the reasons most atheists would.  In an interview the Archbishop of Canterbury admitted to some fairly big doubts about God existing.  This is a man at the top of millions of Christians.  So naturally this has caused a bit of a stir.

Here’s the article I found it in:  http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/18/archbishop-canterbury-doubt-god-existence-welby

And video of the full interview

My friends were shocked at his honesty.  I really wasn’t.  Many members of the clergy really do believe what they are selling.  I know, it’s absurd and it’s hard to believe an educated person could believe it.  Painting them all as con men is pretty easy because it makes more sense than having a grown, educated adult believe the silly things in the Bible.  The ones who are honest will in private often admit their doubts.  He was in an interview and directly asked.  I’ve heard the guy in the debates with Richard Dawkins and he comes across as an honest guy to me.  I really would expect that he would tell the truth on this one.

I see in on Yahoo Answers all the time.  The number of questions that come up from doubting Christians doesn’t shock me a bit.  What is shocking is the Christians always answer that this is totally normal.  Not just a few either, it’s the most common answer by a wide margin.  They pretty much all admit they doubt their position at least occasionally.

Now what really gets me about this…..

This is a guy who is famous for his faith.  He’s got millions of followers and he wound up at the top of the heap.  What shocks ME is that he has doubts.  I’m shocked because as an atheist I never do.

The story in the Bible is crazy.  I give it absolutely zero chance of being true.  I don’t ever sit around and think “what if” because that isn’t even in the range of what has even a slight shot.  It would seem to me that SOMEONE on the other side ought to be as sure as I am.  This ought to be the guy if anyone is there.  I mean is it really true that no Christian gets though life without sitting back and thinking “wow, this really is kinda stupid” to himself?

I mean it’s not just him either.  We have people like Mother Teressa on the record as having doubts.  Seriously….no one?



honest-notes-from-children-71 John 14:11 -14 KJV

(11) Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
(12)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
(13)  And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
(14)  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

Theses are Jesus’s direct words according to John.  There’s not “he sometimes says no”  or anything else.  Jesus says if you ask him for something he will do it.  Reading further you’ll find it’s because the Father loves you because you keep his commandments.

So why didn’t Joyce get her puppy?

There aren’t many predictions that are in the Bible that are easy to test. Heck, I’d settle for it changing things in a statistically significant way.  I mean Jesus says he’ll do anything, you’d think it would be simple to find some measurable difference.

Well they have done exactly this.  They have had entire churches full of people praying for patients in a hospital with a control group and a double blind experiment.  So, how did God make out?  I mean to me this would clearly count as evidence there was a god if it worked.  But if it doesn’t work, then Jesus was clearly mistaken or a lier.  Either way it would mean he’s not what the Christians claim.  So let’s get on with it, what did the experiment say.

According to a large study, praying for sick strangers has absolutely no effect on their health. In fact, it found that patients who had undergone heart surgery and knew that people were praying for their recovery had more health complications as a result.


That’s right folks.  Jesus was wrong.  You can try to twist the result around however you want.  The line says what it says and there are similar lines a couple of other places.  There’s nothing there that would enable it to be taken any other way.  You can look at all the context you want.

There’s no measurable effect from praying at all.  In fact, the prayer group did a little worse than the control once they knew about it.  Oddly that’s come up in a couple of other experiments.  When people pray for you, you figure you must really be sick and it adds stress and more post operation complications.  The placebo effect can work both ways.

This is pretty easy to find other sources for.  If you like the Times a little better they covered it too: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/31/health/31pray.html?ex=1301461200&en=4acf338be4900000&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss




I got board with how the site looked.  Thought I’d try something new.  What do you guys think?


adam_eve_lrg_prWe get asked this all the time.  It’s pretty simple really.  How can we not laugh at you?  It’s not like I really have a choice.  I can’t have a rational conversation about rather a snake might have talked once.  You’ve already proven to me that you can’t be rational if that’s your position.  I realize that trying to give you logical, reasoned arguments about this is going to fall on deaf ears.  How am I supposed to react?

I also can’t help but laugh.  You are being gullible in a way that is impossible for me to imagine.  It’s beyond the absurd.  So it’s profoundly funny.  I mean look at the picture….that’s exactly what the Bible is describing.  I can’t not laugh.

I fully admit I’m out to change people’s minds about religion.  I think it has consistently been one of the most destructive forces in the entire human experience.  It’s one of the bigger causes of fighting.  Look guys, fighting over who’s imaginary friend has a bigger penis isn’t something we want.  It has stood in the way of science every time science finds something in your holy book that’s wrong.  This has happened way more than it’s found you got something right.

So why don’t we try to make friends?  That’s how the religious recruit.  It’s their number one way to gain followers and we certainly are pushing you the other way by mocking you.  Make friends, give the person a sense of belonging, and just reel them into the group.  It totally works for them.  How come we think it’s best to be different?

Well, it’s because belonging to a group isn’t the point.  Notice what’s missing in the paragraph above?  It isn’t about the truth.  It’s about making the idea into something you want to be true.  You want it so that you be a part of the wonderful “Good News” and so that you get to live forever.  I’m not out for this.  I don’t want you to belong to a group.  I don’t want you to help recruit other atheists.  I won’t make money off your conversion.  There’s no control of your life or power in it for me.   What I want is for YOU TO THINK.   Think about the talking snake and how wrong the Bible is about how we got here.  Think about the unicorns and dragons knocking stars out of the sky.  Think about how it says the Earth has corners and sits on pillars.  Think about guys living inside a fish or getting weak over a haircut.

Like I said, I know you aren’t open to rational discussion because you aren’t acting rationally.  All I can really do is point and laugh.  Maybe, just maybe that will get you to wonder if it isn’t silly.  Maybe you will actually read the damn Bible for once and see how goofy it is.  Maybe you’ll snap out of it.  It’s all I can hope for.

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