God, the Presuppositional Error

First, truly what is a god and how can you claim to know about it? Guessing is not evidence, neither is wild, unfounded assertions that are written in reality devoid documents such as holy books. Atheists do not have to prove that gods do not exist, as gods have never been proven to exist. Nor is there any good reason to think they could...

“One Day”

One day we will be humanity, free of the shackles of separation. One day we will be free of the dark postcards of the past written in the suffering and hate of others. One day we will aspire past the strangling grip of bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, and egocentrism that removes the humanism from the greatness available to humans. May I not be a silent watcher of such travesty but a champion of the possibility of change. May we all rise to the lofty goals of true human flourishing and live as one. I hold my heart high hoping for that one day when the love of unity will be who we are as humanity, free from the shackles of hate that now so easily separate and enslave us. Behold the beauty of the horizon; that one day could be...

Archaeology Disproves the Bible

Archaeology disproves the all the beginning of the bible thus discredits all Abrahamic religions are based on it, so this includes Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Mormon, etc. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts, involves leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman who draw on recent archaeological research to present a dramatically revised portrait of ancient Israel and its neighbors. They argue that crucial evidence (or a telling lack of evidence) at digs in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon suggests that many of the most famous stories in the Bible—the wanderings of the patriarchs, the Exodus from Egypt, Joshua’s conquest of Canaan, and David and Solomon’s vast empire—reflect the world of the later authors rather than actual historical facts. What they argue, in chapter after chapter, is that these books of the Bible make the most sense as coming out of a seventh-century (BC) context. A lot of the Bible is royal and elite propaganda to justify empire expanding through conquest. Overall the differing archaeology evidence and the complete lack of any confirming archaeology evidence is devastating to all the Abrahamic religions. Ref Historians mostly agree that only the Kingdom of Israel and life in Jerusalem (roughly from King David onward) represents any actual possibility for history. Some stories in the Bible were meant to be history, others fiction. But modernity has obscured the original distinction between the two kinds of biblical writing, depriving readers of the depth of the text. Perhaps surprisingly, this confusion lies at the heart of the History Channel’s miniseries “The Bible,” which continues the pattern of...

(good without and before god)

100,000 Years Ago – (Israel), there is evidence a child survived for several years after suffering blunt-force trauma at the front of the head and dying around age 12. People from the child’s group must have spent years looking after the child as it would have been unable to care for itself and when it died grave objects were left in the child’s burial pit. Those signs of care for a disabled person suggest that the roots of human compassion and altruism are biopsychosocial human characteristics not a result of religion....