Category: mydeludedinbox

Seeing a blog like you is so refreshing. Like …

Seeing a blog like you is so refreshing. Like I always feel alone when it comes to my atheism and sometimes I feel suffocated but people hurling religion at me. So it’s amazing to see a blog that is shamelessly atheist. Hopefully one day we won’t have to defend our ideas tooth and nail from idiots

many thanks for your kind words, my friend! remember, you are not alone. atheists are growing in numbers rapidly in many secular countries; as science spreads, the irrationalities of superstition are exposed and debunked. i myself have learned so much since i have started this blog. as thomas paine said: “the mind once enlightened cannot again become dark”

Let's say I tried to talk. Not gonna both…

Let's say I tried to talk. Not gonna bother you again as I can see we're not getting anywhere with that kind of attitude – as they say, a leopard can't change it's spots. Farewell and have a nice day 🙂

actually no, you never wanted to engage in a discussion, that is why i was being sarcastic in my answer. you just tried to dump your belief on my blog:

1st post:
you said it is easy to refute science and god don’t go together. you did not provide any argumentation, instead you mocked atheists that make this statement. my answer to you did logically derive why a) the existence of a god is unlikely and b) answered your question why science and god don’t go together

2nd post:
you did not react to anything i answered in your 1st post, avoiding any real discussion on the question i proved you wrong. instead you suggested i should read some christian fiction stating the bible “is a valid and reliable source of information”. my sarcastic answer was maybe not nice but still straight to the point disproving you once again

3rd post (this one):
although it was you who started mocking me in your first post, you now try to hide behind “I can see we’re not getting anywhere with that kind of attitude“ to hide your own incompetency of defending your standpoint and, once again, not reacting to any of my arguments in my 2nd answer.

well then, have a nice day, too, little leopard

Okay, what about the Bible then? If one can pr…

Okay, what about the Bible then? If one can prove that Bible is a valid and reliable source of information then there is your scientific proof that God exists. Josh McDowell (and others) have already done that – I'd really like to recommend you the book "More than a carpenter". Whether you read it or not – it's your choice. But I can assure you that it's worth your time.

hey, maybe you are right, i mean the bible is a great source

  • to look up how many shekels you can demand from the rapist of your daughter (tip: don’t bargain, 50 shekels is more than enough) deuteronomy 22:28-29

  • to check the maximum age god has set for humans (damn non-christian japanese just won’t stick to god’s 120 years rule) genesis 6:3
  • to tell mathematicians they really have the wrong number for π (3 is so much easier to handle than the stupid irrational number) 1 kings 23
  • to intervene when a woman gets nominated to be your boss at work (strangely did not work for me and i got fired. heathens!) 1 timothy 2:12
  • to explain to the police why throwing rocks at your non-virgin fiance is alright with god (after all, god’s law is higher than human made laws) deuteronomy 22:20-21
  • to kill everyone who does not agree with your religious world view that jesus is king (violence is surely the easiest way make poeple understand that jesus loves them) luke 16:27
  • to lecture biologists about their stupidity that a bat is not classified as a bird (if it fly, it be bird, hua!) leviticus 13-19
  • to learn that heathen traditions should be forbidden (nonono! christians are not decorating a tree for christmas, they grow like this in the forest!) jeremiah 10:2-4
  • when you do not know how to handle your kids when they are mouthing off to you (spoiler: killing them is the best option so that they shut up) matthew 15:4
  • to check if you can kill your friend if he rather would want to work on a sabbath instead of hanging out with you (i mean how else would he learn) exodus 35:2
  • to debunk evolution in terms of how animals like zebras got their stripes (why did jacob not make all american stars and stripes ponies? hmm) genesis 30:37-39

guess what: the more i read the bible, the more i realize that the list for accurate biblical guidance is almost endless! thanks for showing me the right path to christianity

ps: i found this website that claims to list up all the nonsense in the bible, which is pure blasphemy. whether you read it or not – it’s your choice. but I can assure you that it’s worth your time

I admit some of the questions raised in your p…

I admit some of the questions raised in your posts are worth thinking over, both for Christians and atheists. But most of them are just provocations that could be easily refuted, like all the ones suggesting that science and God exclude each other. I love how atheists think they can "enlighten" those poor people who still believe.

well, science and god do not exclude each other only in the sense that no one can disprove a non-testable “god” hypothesis. but there is also no need to disprove something that has never been proven (”i feel god in my heart” is not a valid proof)

on another page: science and the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel also do not exclude each other. what you probably don’t know is that the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel has already killed all gods, including yours. so unless you can disprove the giant, gods-killing superomnipotent invisible squirrel, your god does not exist. even if you can prove it does not exist, the same proof will be applicable to your god.

yes, logic can be a bitch, it even kills gods, sorry

that aside, let’s look at the options for a believer:

option one:
geology, biology, chemistry, physics, etc. have disproven scripture numerous times. trying to stick to both, science and religion, will leave you with a huge amount of cognitive dissonance. therefore mostly fundamental believers then just go into ignorance mode and state that science is wrong.

option two:
usually the choice of moderate believers is to flee in the god-of-the-gaps mode. they accept that there are scientific facts and ignore their “holy” scripture for that part. so they shift what they call god in the gaps where science has not yet disproven their belief.

conclusion:
scientific evidence contradicts religious claims. reality can be harsh but will not rearrange itself for the believer. you can choose between fairy tales and reality, but you can’t have both.

Because of the insistence of virginity before …

Because of the insistence of virginity before marriage, the custom used to be that new husbands would show off the bloodied sheets to family and friends after the couples’ wedding night to prove his wife was a virgin. But because a hymen can break from several different reasons women who feared they might not bleed would gouge their thighs with their nails so they would bloody the sheets and not be shunned or killed. Scary

horrifying indeed. the question is, where does this systematic oppression of women in almost every religion come from? those writers of the “holy” scriptures must have been somewhat insecure and weak characters, that they feared their women would seek sexual pleasures elsewhere. so they invented ridiculous laws justified by their fictional gods to keep the control in spite of their sexual impotence.

conclusion: the basis for religion are limp-dicked prophets!

(hahaha, sorry, not really a scientific analysis)

Hey for the post about Lono, how low do you ha…

Hey for the post about Lono, how low do you have to be to use other religions to shit on people? It's fucked up that you think using other people's gods to attack other people is so shallow. "But Christians do it", yeah and? Just because one group does it doesn't mean you can start attacking people for having the "wrong" beliefs.

i guess you refer to the post where it says: “how do you feel about the polynesian god lono? – that’s how i feel about your god”

read it again and maybe then you realise that all there is in this post is a neutral question with a neutral answer.

so why did you loose your shit about it?

maybe because you do not believe that lono is real. and if lono is not real, someone is questioning your god with this post.

so without knowing you have actually shown the exact reaction the post is intended to provoke, only that your brain went into outrage-mode instead of thinking it through to what it implies.

what makes your god different from any other god? in how many gods do you not believe in? never wondered why you do not believe in them? if you are able to give yourself the answers to why the other gods aren’t real, maybe you will understand why your answers will apply to your god, too.

so go on, think it through to the end, it might enlighten your world.

Question: Why do you hate Christians, Jewish p…

Question: Why do you hate Christians, Jewish people, Muslim people, and pretty much anyone who is not like you? Are you just some racist who likes to hide behind atheism?

playing the racism card is such a tiresome and old attempt to silence atheism. interestingly to know that there are still poeple who

a) think that a religious group is a race and
b) can still not distinguish between criticism of their ideology vs. being attacked as a person

i actually like to think that this is kind of a panic reaction when bigoted people feel their ideology is being questioned and they are too scared to expose themselves to a real discussion

well, anon, you did not really have a question to ask, right? in fact, you just wanted to dump your suggestive accusation, behaving exactly like the person you are accusing me to be: spreading hate on people that do not share your belief system.

so, nice try, better luck next time. make sure you look into a mirror until then.

Josh Groban didn't say that quote. A famo…

Josh Groban didn't say that quote. A famous violinist did. Josh Groban is a theist

hey thanks for correcting this. i actually replaced the initial post now attributed correctly to Alex Krob. they really look very similar, so i assume that is the origin of confusion. what is disturbing though that i did not know before; i was able to just replace the picture although it already had all these reblogs… hmmm, not sure if that should be allowed… tumblr?

My dear Sir, I respect you and your individual…

My dear Sir, I respect you and your individuality. But don't you think that in many cases that relegion have helped people to do good things. For eg Hinduism says to be a veggie didn't that save many organisms. Christ says to love your neighbor, isn't that good. There are illogical philosophies but an Orthodox follower will always take the good things of a relegion and excludes the bad. I'm not compelling you to change your attitude towards relegion but please don't hurt the feelings of others

hi there, thanks for your question. and i can assure you i equally respect you as a person, bringing forward your question in a very polite way.

my blog is not about hurting the feelings of believers, in fact it is about the freedom of thought that any ideology can and should be questioned and challenged. one can not just highlight the good stuff of religion; one has to account for the bad stuff too.

to cherry-pick just the parts in scripture that can be safely assumed to be compatible with modern society and regarded as ‘good’, isn’t that hypocritical? shouldn’t then religious people admit that the parts they choose to ignore about slavery, killing, etc. are the parts where their god(s) failed miserably? unfortunately, since their whole fabricated world would crumble, they need to stick to these verses as being part of their scripture.

now who gets to decide what is ‘good’ and ‘bad’? ask any believer and most likely there is a strong tendency that whatever he/she cherry-picks to be true will be considered as the right way to live (e.g. almost a third of all muslims believe that death penalty for apostasy is an appropriate punishment).

people cherry-picking which parts of their ‘holy’ scriptures they like to follow and which not left a trail of bloodshed throughout history. depicting religion as peaceful did/does not help those slaughtered in the many religious wars, those burned at the stake, those tortured in the name of god, those killed by trying to leave religion, those persecuted for being gay, those oppressed for being born as a woman, those many children abused by pedophile priests, etc.

mirroring back what religion has done and still does to the world, i understand, is not to everyone’s liking, especially not to religious people who shut their eyes to all the negative facts. nevertheless, i will use my right to question religious ideologies going forward.

You know Jews don’t actually have the sa…

You know Jews don’t actually have the same concept of hell as the rest right?

hi there

yes, you are right. same goes for hinduism, although in most religions there is a place of at least temporary suffering or punishment.

while i am actually aware of this, i did find the picture you are referring to somewhere on the net and was too lazy to think it through myself. would have been wiser to make a pic stating something about each religion claiming to have the one true god(s) to make more sense.

that being sad, i take the point, apologize for the false claim and delete the post. thank you for making me aware