Wednesday, December 24, 2014

How Jesus Stole Christmas

According to the retired bishop Teodoro Bacani Santa Claus is stealing the true spirit of Christmas. He said Filipinos should remember that Christmas is meant to celebrate the birth of Jesus.


Jesus wasn't born on December 25, so why will it be his birthday?

A Different Carol

There was once a hard-working entrepreneur named Ebenezer Scrooge. Who labored industriously in his little business firm just to make ends meet.

Although he had been amassing enough wealth for a small fortune, he knew darn well that nobody would reserve any respect for those who had no money.

It was in the midst of a so-called Christmas Season when one of Ebenezer Scrooge’s underlings, a clerk by the name of Bob Cratchit ask for his help, regarding his crippled son named Tiny Tim. Scrooge told Cratchit that he is still doing some inventories for the company that he could not immediately help Mr. Cratchit with his problem. Mr. Cratchit took this as a refusal and sadly left for home.

The Christmas season is upon us, many had said, but Scrooge dismissed the whole tradition. He had reasons not to celebrate the season, far more than just “finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer”.

For one thing, Ebenezer knows far too well that Christmas is nothing but a “pagan” celebration called “Feast of the Winter Solstice.” It was the birthday of the ancient god “Mithra” and scheming Christians took this holiday and dressed it up to become “Jesus Christ’s birthday.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

One is enough...

"Theists give several 'proofs' of the existence of God. These are really just arguments, because if there were convincing proof just one would suffice." 

(Marcel Conche, French philosopher, emeritus professor at the Sorbonne University)

Religion and Genocide

Religion and Genocide by Ellen J. Kennedy

[ Article published in Sociograph, the Sociologists of Minnesota Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 3, Summer 2011. ]

The Nazis exterminated 6 million Jews because of religion; Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats, and Bosnian Muslims slaughtered each other because of religion:  the Sudanese Muslim government killed more than 2 million South Sudanese Christians because of religion.

Many people believe these statements and see religion as the ultimate cause of genocide.  Yet if we dig a little deeper, the causes become more complicated – and more difficult to solve or prevent.


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Typical Theist's Posts in the Pinoy Atheist Facebook Group

Having a Facebook group can be so much fun... sometimes. Ok, ok! We are frequently invaded by Christians. I dunno? I already specified that the PA group is for non-believers only. Most often, these invaders will post a thread and... no, they're not there to ask questions but rather to preach their religion to the non-believers. To win souls, maybe?

Here are some samples of what they posts (with rebuttals.)  

Monday, December 8, 2014

There's a storm coming so please stop evangelizing.

While looking at some update on the typhoon Ruby, I stumbled upon these two comment posts. Frankly I find it shameful to see people using natural calamities and human suffering to proselytize their religious beliefs.

Since I don't have the "guts" to create a debate on a forum intended to warn people, I'll just put it here... and to protect the "not so innocent," well... I have to change the names so something more appropriate.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Boxing and God

I wonder why Pacquiao need to donate P295 Million to God? God owns the Universe and everything in between, right? So what is P295 Million to God? 

Just imagine what P295 Million can do for a public school or a public hospital in General Santos, and all the people it will help – but again that’s not my money. It just gives me a good idea what religion can do to a brain that was battered by boxing.

Like A Genie In A Bottle

Listening to Christian testimonies about god can really give you a good view of what this god belief really is and His role in Christian life.

I've noticed that Christians  believed in a god in a very funny way. Most of the Christians that I have talked to have given me examples that their faith were strengthened on something  trivial that happened in their life.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

I think you need a better example.

God is good because He blessed a limbless American Christian evangelist? Uh, I think you need a better example.