Category: Atheism

God’s Not Dead: film attaches absurd stereotypes to non-Christians and philosophy professors

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I had heard reviews that the movie “God’s Not Dead” was bad (like really bad). For the first 90 minutes, seeing some of the absurd elements of the plot, I was torn between blurting out “Oh come on!” or laughing because it was so bad. I think having a movie about doubt and Christians confronting atheists could have been done well. But there was no depth to the characters. The Christians were unrealistically pious. In showing the lives of the secular characters, they were too heavy-handed in contrasting how messed up they were to how the Christian characters were depicted.

Debate over origins: Nye vs Ham

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Ken Ham who’s a Christian young earth creation apologist, the founder of the Creation Museum, and Answers in Genesis website debated famed science educator and television personality, Bill Nye at the Creation Museum tonight. The topic was: Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era?

To be fair, I’m not a scientist. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert. Some of the hot button issues against young earth creationism pertain to the age of the earth, the flood, and evolution. I do consider myself to be an intelligent person and I am a conservative, evangelical Christian who does believe that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God. I disagree with the idea of the earth being thousands of years old, and favor the belief that it is hundreds of millions or billions of years old.

AA and Atheism


I read an interesting piece on the CNN Belief Blog today about Atheism and Alcoholic’s Anonymous written by Marya Hornbacher. She does give the AA program credit for helping her attain sobriety, but she also sites that the way in which religious principles influence the organization:

But if you are of an atheistic or strongly agnostic mindset, chances are you’ll walk into a meeting, see the steps hanging on the wall and want to scream, laugh or walk back out.

I laughed, I cried, I thought. Review of “God, No” the new book by Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette: famous magician, outspoken libertarian, well known skeptic, ardent atheist.

Last week, Jillette’s new book “God, No. Signs you may already be an atheist and other magical tales” was released. I am a big fan of Mr. Jillette and was interested to see his new book.