Vexen Crabtree 2015

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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards



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Good comments; I'll check into which source Genesis 22 comes from when I get home later. From our neutral perspective, it of course makes lots of sense to examine which source document this story comes from, and what the purposes and style of that document was. We, you and I, are not surprised at all if it contradicts the ideas of god written in the other source documents of the pentateuch.

However,

It is not the historical-minded, research-orientated Christians that I have in mind: the Bane of Monotheism is written for the lunatics that consider the Bible to be a undivisible, holistic, non-contradictory single document that cannot contain contadictions.

From that point of view, it matters much more that Abraham's actions might contradict other bits of scipture, no matter where historians think those other verses come from.

(And FYI I am preparing pages that do summarize document sources and put them in true historical context, and when that page is done I'll include its summary on this page.)

hi vexen

(Anonymous)
Hi I agree with you very much so. I just read that in the Bible and Quaran. I know if Jesus was the true messiah I don't think he would have gone through all that because even
Abraham didn't kill his son.
alrighty.
peace, love, faith, but above all is love.

yours truely,
the Bride of Satan,
Cammy Ocean

dutaronmy wasnt even written then :/

(Anonymous)
dutaronmy wasnt written then.

i dont get it.

(Anonymous)
if i were to quote something from the bible like john 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whoever shall believe in him shall not perish but have ever lasting life." you would not consider this to be substantial prove. so if, "apperanly" we cant trust the Bible for proof, how can we trust it for, disproving anything. Ill be praying for you.

Re: i dont get it.

I am arguing that the Bible is not a good source of morals. This argument holds true, given the stories contained in the Bible, whether or not the Bible as a whole is true.

Gatherings of non believers

(Anonymous)
I haven't looked at your web site for quite a while. (I have been ill, but I am now recovering.)

I am glad you have some new web pages. As a person who has never been a religious believer (though has many friends who are such), I find myself seeking out the company of other non believers. I live on an island where there are few who publicly identify themselves as such. I have found several groups on the mainland who variously identify themselves as "freethinkers," "atheists," "agnostics," "secular humanists," and a variety of other such terms. (I call myself an "ethical nihilist, but I doubt it will gain traction.) I am amused that these non-believers tend to gather quietly (almost surreptitiously) in people's homes (much, I suspect, as early Christians did). If my health holds up, I plan to attend a "4th of July" picnic of secular people (actually July 1 if someone wants to attend) as humans are social animals (even we atheists) and we like to be around our own kind.

Re: Gatherings of non believers

Thanks for reading! Keep thinking.

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