If you look at the universe and study the universe, what you find is that there is no evidence that we need anything other than the laws of physics and the other laws of science to explain everything we see. There's absolutely no evidence that we need any supernatural hand of god. -- Lawrence Krauss, World-Renowned Physicist
There is probably no other notion in any field of science that has been as extensively tested and as thoroughly corroborated as the evolutionary origin of living organisms. -- Encyclopedia Britannica
FAITH. No one word personifies the absolute worst and most wicked properties of religion better than that. Faith is mind-rot. It’s the poison that destroys critical thinking, undermines evidence, and leads people into lives dedicated to absurdity. It’s a parasite regarded as a virtue. -- PZ Myers
Religion is the antithesis of science, an anesthetic for the mind that disables critical thought and encourages the acceptance of inanity as fact, and wishful thinking as evidence. -- PZ Myers

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I got invited to go to a Pentecostal church.

While waiting for a bus at night in the rain a nice lady gave me a ride to work, going way out of her way just so I wouldn't get soaked. She did this several times again, always when it was raining. She is very nice and very religious, married to a minister, and she constantly talks about the Bible. Eventually I got invited to her church and I thought what a great research opportunity so I gladly went with them to a Bible-thumping singing-for-Jeebus Pentecostal church. It was wild and crazy. For example the minister (husband of nice lady) played the bongo drums. Another minister gave a very long and interesting sermon that actually included a science lesson about physics. It would have been an even better sermon if he left god out of it, but that's not going to happen in a Christian extremist church. I was hoping the science sermon (god is energy, and other bullshit with some real science mixed in) would get to biology so I could hear him deny evolution, but he never touched that subject.

Later I invited them to breakfast and I asked what they thought about those biologists who want to throw out Genesis. They did not have a high opinion of biologists. I said they teach that evolution stuff in public schools. They said that's why they have to explain to their children to not trust those lessons.

Since we were having a nice time I decided to not mention a few facts -- Christianity is 100% pure bullshit, evolution is an established truth, magic god fairies are childish inventions for idiots. It wouldn't have done any good to say those things because these people were extremely god-soaked (heaven, hell, god, Jeebus, Satan, if it's in the Bible they believe it.)

What I learned from this experience: I'm going to have to add a few centuries to my time estimate for how long it will take to eradicate the Christian death cult.

For more information about this experience please see The incurable disease.

From their website:

What We Believe

We believe that ... the entire Bible is inspired by God, written without error and on whose authority we base our faith, conduct and doctrine.
We believe in a God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God who came to this earth as Savior of the world.
We believe ... that Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for our sins. We believe that Jesus rose from the dead and resurrected. We believe that eternal salvation is found only by placing our faith in Jesus Christ and what he did for us on the cross.
We believe that water baptism is a symbol of cleanliness in the blood of Christ and a witness to our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that ... the baptism in the Spirit is the gate to enter the dimension of spiritual gifts and ministries of the Lord.
We believe ... in permanent communion as an act of remembering what the Lord Jesus did for us on the cross.
We believe it ... every believer should be in a growing relationship with Jesus by obeying the word of God, surrendering to the Holy Spirit and live according to Christ's identity.
We believe ... as children of God, we are more than conquerors and overcomers and God wants each of us to experience the abundant life he has in store for us.

What they don't believe is any science that conflicts with the Bible.

6 comments:

  1. Sometimes the best we can do is be a positive example of someone who can be a nice person despite not believing in fairies. They have been brainwashed to believe that without their fairy tales it's impossible to be nice. You may not deconvert them from genesis but you may have planted the seed deconverting them from lies about atheism. Being nice could be our wedge.

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  2. p.s. but don't stop ranting here. Sometimes it's good to let off steam, even if we do it vicariously by following your blog!

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  3. "We believe that ... the entire Bible is inspired by God, written without error and on whose authority we base our faith, conduct and doctrine."

    There is there problem. And it's only the first one.

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  4. Yep. All we have to do is ask which of the two genealogies of Jesus is the correct one. If they have an answer then the question is, why does Jesus even have a genealogy if his paternal daddy was the sky fairy?

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  5. Genealogy of the step dad? Would that be a good description?

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  6. @LadyAtheist The reason is because the NT authors needed to fulfill Tanakh(not to be confused with Torah) prophecies I mean... GOD works in mysterious ways.

    @William It would still not be the genealogy of Jesus. Also, how can he be the son of another 1/3 of the sky fairy.

    Also, this blog disproves Christianity, Moderate and Literal. It disproves religion in general.

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