Monthly Archives: September 2011

Why Do People Invent Their Own Religions?

Initially religions were invented to explain those things in nature for which primitive humans had no explanation. Earthquakes, weather, and other natural occurrences were not within the control of humans. What caused them? When the concept of cause and effect … Continue reading

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Zeus, God, Odin

John W. Loftus suggests that the believer put himself outside of his/her own religious beliefs and examine them critically compared to other religious beliefs. He calls it the OTF, or Outsider Test of Faith. Why do people who hold Christianity’s … Continue reading

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Christianity Not Unique

Outrageous extraordinary claims without evidence to support them. Over the millennia that humankind has been around there have been thousands of religions making such extraordinary claims. Jesus Christ as manufactured within the pages of the New Testament is an amalgam … Continue reading

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The Separation of Church and State.

Secularism: 1. Religious skepticism or indifference. 2. The view that religious considerations should be excluded from civil affairs or public education. A lot of Christians feel that if the Government is secular that it is atheist. This simply is not … Continue reading

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On the Origins of Morality

The Origin of Religion The numerous religions of mankind may have a more primitive origin than we realize. They may have an origin directly linked to an instinctual primal emotional state, specifically, fear. Many have proposed that religion arose out … Continue reading

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