Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hypocrites are all over the Internet this month


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Of Monkeys and Men


Let’s not waste our time about talking snakes, a fruit that bares morality, a flaming sword or even a wonderful Paradise. Let’s talk about brute facts – evolution. For one thing I’ve notice, most believers like Rabonni Daganasol Ruda​ here is angry about evolution, not because it hurts his god, or it’s all about materialistic science, nope. They are irritated about it because of sheer ignorance about it. In other words, “they fear the unknown.”

Oh come on, just reading Rabonni's post, you can see it is dripping with so much misconceptions you can’t even tell if he’s talking about evolution.

Let’s see…

According to Rabonni, "Atheist? BeliEve that HUMAN is from animal or born by the animal or one as of animal even it's not proven by Darwin”

So, atheists believe that humans are animals… Uh, OK.

We humans belong to the Kingdom Animalia (animals) unless Rabonni here believes he’s a fungi. Ok, so this is how humans are classified based on Linnaean classification:
 Humans are animals, and there’s no doubt about it. In biology, living things are classified into groups and we call it as taxon (taxa – plural) and this taxon is divided into groups:

• Domain - Archea, Eubacteria, Eukaryote
• Kingdom - Plantae, Animalia, Fungi, Protists, Eubacteria (Monera), Archaebacteria
• Phylum
• Class
• Order
• Family
• Genus
• Species - smallest classification


Eukaryote --> Animal --> Chordata --> Mammalia --> Theria --> Eutheria --> Primates --> Anthropoidea --> Hominoidea --> Homo --> sapiens

I dunno. Is Rabonni here imply that we eat monkey meat? Seriously, I don't know if his Mother, Father, sibling or his whole family eats monkey, but I know I don't so uhhh, No, I don't eat my ancestors.

A monkey is also a primate, but that where the familiarity end. Apes are Hominoidea, but monkeys are classified as Strepsirrhini, or Haplorhini. Apes are classified as Hylobatidae and Hominidae (this includes humans).

Speaking of monkeys…

Rabonni continued, “And more worst eating monkeys meat is like eating their ancestors.
And hoW can You believe in the process of existing invisible things when you cAnNot define monkey as your own kind.”


Sad thing that some god believers  rationalized more like an uneducated beast than a Chimp.

Monkeys are not my kind. I don't share 99% of my DNA sequences from a Philippine tarsier (Carlito syrichta) or a Philippine Long-tailed Macaque Monkey ( Macaca fascicularis philippensis). But I do share 98% similarity in the coding sequences of my DNA to a Gorilla gorilla or a Pan troglodytes. That's because were both Homonoidea. In fact, chimpanzees are more closely related to humans than they are to gorillas. So, I can say that Chimps are much closely related. Not only in genes, but in intelligence and social behavior as well. :)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

On Ezekiel 29:8-12

Here’s what I can say on the posted “defense” on some so-called “fulfilled Bible Prophecies.”

On Ezekiel 29:8-12
8 " 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will bring a sword against you and kill your men and their animals. 9 Egypt will become a desolate wasteland. Then they will know that I am the LORD. " 'Because you said, "The Nile is mine; I made it," 10 therefore I am against you and against your streams, and I will make the land of Egypt a ruin and a desolate waste from Migdol to Aswan, as far as the border of Cush. 11 No foot of man or animal will pass through it; no one will live there for forty years. 12 I will make the land of Egypt desolate among devastated lands, and her cities will lie desolate forty years among ruined cities. And I will disperse the Egyptians among the nations and scatter them through the countries.

According to the apologist, “Ezekiel 29:8-12 was penned by Ezekiel “in the tenth year,” which is the tenth year after Ezekiel was taken into captivity-in other words 587 BC. Within a year of Ezekiel recording this prophecy Egypt abandoned Judah, allowing Nebuchadnezzar to destroy Jerusalem. Egypt remained independent for another two generations, but after Cyrus destroyed Babylon in 539 BC, his son Cambysses invaded Egypt in 522 BC, bringing devastation throughout Egypt. Herodotus (Herodotus 3:7-33) describes in detail the destruction of Egypt, the capture of Pharaoh Psammenitus and the devastation of Egypt, as prophesied by God through Ezekiel. Cambysses took Memphis and Sais, even killing the apis bull, shaming the Egyptians. Later, the Egyptians did regain their independence, but they were never again the world power they had been for more than two thousand years before this prophecy.

The date Ezekiel received the prophecy was "in the tenth year," which is the tenth year after Ezekiel was taken into captivity-in other words 587 BC." That's what he said...

Hahaha! Going around the bush but he failed to be direct to his point. There are 2 claims here... 1.) That Egypt was conquered by the Babylonians and 2.) That Egypt became desolate for 40 years. Both claims were not addressed.

Uhhh… well, the claim was that this passage refers to the Battle of Carchemish of 605 BCE., in which Nebuchadnezzar defeated the Egyptian army. But this is absurd, since that battle was before, not after, the siege of Tyre - which concluded around 573 BCE. The prophesy was  received in 571 BCE not 587 BCE (See: Ezekiel 1:1-2).  

Nebuchadnezzar launched an attack against the outskirts of Egypt  but there were no evidence that he conquered it. Also, Pharaoh Amasis remained in power from 568-525 BCE ruling over a prosperous kingdom, which brings to a point that Egypt never became desolate for 40 years. [J.E. Manchip White “Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History” Dover Publications, 1970 p.200 ]

In other words, Ezekiel goofed out of his prophecy concerning Egypt.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Prophecies? Yeah right...


Prophecies? Nah… most of these so-called “Bible prophecies” were not even been fulfilled. Some are… well, not even existing. The problem here is that some “Bible fanatics” doesn’t even bother themselves to read and do honest research when they read claims such as these “prophecy fulfillment” and since a lot of religiots are such lazy bones, let me just supply you folks of a little bit of light on these so-called prophecies.

Now, open your Bible and look for the following chapters and verses:

1. According to Isa 19:5, Eze 30:12, and Zec 10:11, the Nile River will dry up, and according to Eze 29:9-12, Egypt will become desolate for 40 years, with no man or animal passing through it and with all Egyptians dispersed, but as a matter of fact the Nile River has never dried up and in the whole history of Egypt no such calamitous events have ever occurred.
Christians will excuse themselves here saying that this “prophecy” still haven’t occurred yet. Yeah, right…

2. Isaiah noted that Babylon would be destroyed by God. He would cause the Medes to lead a coalition of nations against the city, destroying it in bloody warfare. This event would secure the release of God's people from their oppressors (Isa 13:1-22; 14:22).

The city of Babylon has through the ages been occupied to some degree contra the ravings of the prophets. It was a capital under the Persians for a time. Later it surrendered to Alexander the Great (ca. 332 BCE) -again, peacefully- and was spared any harm. The city eventually passed in Parthian hands and dwellings of the Parthian occupation have been found. Then it passed in Sassanian hands, whose ruins have also been documented. Then it passed into Arab hands, whose presence is documented until the 11th or 12 century CE. When Koldeway arrived in Babylon to excavate it on behalf of the German Oriental Society (1880's- 1917) he made a map of the site, which shows several Arab settlements within the walls of the ancient city. He called them Dorf Ananeh, Dorf Dschumdschuma, Dorf Kweiresch, and Dorf Sindschar (cf. map of Babylon on p. 12. Robert Koldewey. Das wieder erstehende Babylon. [Herausgegeben Barthel Hrouda]. Munchen. Verlag C. H. Beck. 1990. ISBN 3-406-31674-3). Much of the city has been turned into Date-palm plantations and these plantations are serviced by the villagers near and in Babylon. So, contra the prophets, Babylon was never really abandoned "forevermore".

3. On Joshua 1:3-5 God promises to give Joshua all of the land that his "foot shall tread upon." He says that none of the people he encounters will be able to resist him. But later we find that God didn't keep his promise, and that many tribes withstood Joshua's attempt to steal their land.

4. Joshua tells the Israelites that God will "without fail" drive out the Canaanites and the Jebusites. But later, the Bible tells us that he could not drive them out. Joshua 3:10 vs. Judges 1:19, Judges 1:21.

7. It was said that, after being destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, Tyre would never be rebuilt and would never be found again (Eze 26:14,21, 27:36, 28:19). But in the NT, Tyre still survives as this NT verse demonstrates:
21Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession." (Matt. 15:21)3After sighting Cyprus and passing to the south of it, we sailed on to Syria. We landed at Tyre, where our ship was to unload its cargo.(Acts 21:3).

8. Jer 34:5 prophesied that Zedekiah will die in peace, but according to 2Ki 25:7 and Jer 52:10-11, that did not happen. Instead, he saw his sons killed, was carried off in chains, blinded, and eventually died in prison.

9. Amon 7:17 prophesied that Amaziah's sons will die by the sword, but according to 2Ch 26:1,21, Amaziah's son Uzziah died of leprosy.

10. Isaiah 19:18 In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the LORD of hosts; one shall be called, The city of destruction. Yet, not only has the Canaanite language never been spoken by Egyptians, but it is now an extinct language.

11. Exodus 23:25-31 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil. I will send my terror ahead of you and throw into confusion every nation you encounter. I will make all your enemies turn their backs and run. And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from before thee. I will not drive them out from before thee in one year; lest the land become desolate, and the beast of the field multiply against thee. By little and little I will drive them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistines [Mediterranean Sea[8]], and from the desert unto the river [the Euphrates river[9]]: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee.

This didn’t happened. Israel's borders have rarely reached the Red Sea, and have never reached the Euphrates, which is in central Iraq.

12. Nathan prophesized that  the descendants of Solomon will rule Judah forever.
He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son. When he does wrong, I will punish him with the rod of men, with floggings inflicted by men. But my love will never be taken away from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you. Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever. - 2 Samuel 7:13-16

Sadly, it didn’t happened. The Davidic line ended with King Zedekiah in about 586 BCE.
13. Isaiah 17:1 The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.

Happily, Damascus is still inhabited today with over a million people.

14. Ezekiel 29:10-11 Behold, therefore I am against thee, and against thy rivers, and I will make the land of Egypt utterly waste and desolate, from the tower of Syene even unto the border of Ethiopia.  No foot of man shall pass through it, nor foot of beast shall pass through it, neither shall it be inhabited forty years.

Never in its long history has Egypt ever been uninhabited for forty years.

15. Matthew 27:9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value.

This prophecy was never spoken by Jeremiah.

16. Matthew 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

Nowhere in the Old Testament is such a prophecy found, so how such a one could be fulfilled?

17. Ezekiel 30:10-11 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will put an end to the hordes of Egypt by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. He and his army – the most ruthless of nations – will be brought in to destroy the land. They will draw their swords against Egypt and fill the land with the slain.”

Ezekiel predicts that Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon will conquer Egypt utterly destroying it, slaying and scattering its people. In 568 BCE Nebuchadnezzar tried to conquer Egypt and Egypt survived with no apparent damage. Aahmes ruled for another generation over a prosperous Egypt and lived to see Nebuchadnezzar die. The Egyptians were not scattered or dispersed.

These are just a few examples. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Outside Time


First things first, in order for god to create the universe he must exists outside the universe. Well, that’s a very convenient way to put it. In other words, for god to be exempted to the rule of causation, he must exists outside time and space.  It’s not really new. The idea that the biblical god must be outside time started by the pagan philosopher Plotinus (205-270 CE).  His idea came from Plato, and then it was adopted by Augustine, Boethius, Aquinas and the Jewish philosopher Maimonides.

Time is a human invention.  It is an invention used to describe observed phenomena in the external world. To describe it more simpler, time is simply the number of ticks on a clock. To make things a little complicated, some philosophers defined time as an illusion. Some even say that it doesn’t even exists. According to Alfred North Whitehead and the French intuitionist Henri Bergson, time can be grasped only by nonrational intuition and the scientific concept of time as a dimension actually misrepresents reality. Some even believed that before the universe existed, there was no time.  This idea will fit the idea that god must be outside time. But again…

Lately, only few Christian theologians promote this “outside time” theory of God. The reasons: It’s not biblical and frankly, it is non-demonstrative and it makes no sense.  According to Christian apologist William Lane Craig, everything that began to exist has a cause and yes, that exclude god since god is supposed to be timeless. However, Dr. Craig offered the possibility that god is timeless based on a different type of time. He called this an “undifferentiated time.” Well… an undifferentiated time is still “time” – just like the same as our time, it can be divided by moments and units of duration so obviously, Dr. Craig knows the problem.

So what is it like to be a god outside time?

If god is outside time, then he cannot act nor make any decision, since to act takes a deliberate change (from point A to point B) and to decide on something needs a deliberate time – to consider his options. A god outside time can be a little bit puzzling since he can make and un-make something at the same time – an idea which is quite absurd. Thinking about creation – a god outside time can make creation actually happened and not happening all in the same time, but then the universe (according to Christians) was created, right? So, how could god create something outside time since cause and effect must precede its effect in time? A god outside time cannot think since thinking is govern by succession of mental events and complex thoughts. Therefore, a god outside time doesn’t think, doesn’t move, cannot create, cannot act, and cannot even make decisions.

Another problem that face this “god outside time” is the Bible. The biblical god is a personal god which is known to interact with humans. He also feel the same human feelings like regret, jealousy, anger, and love.  A god outside time cannot have feelings since this god must be in some sort of a super-time outside our space-time universe, looking at everything past, present and future all simultaneously which prevents him to interact – that will be quite impossible since all throughout the Bible, different prophets have talked to god and asked him of his feelings, and his next plan of action. The biblical god have plans and sure enough, this god have his ways set up following a pattern in time. The Judeo-Christian Bible was compiled in a chronological order and god has his own time table from creation till his so-called final judgment.


Now, since planning and decision making requires time, then the biblical god is not outside time since a god outside time can only have a flash of a super thought to figure out everything– this makes god an impersonal motionless block of solid mass and a very few Bible pages. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Well I'll be... DAM! ( A look at Isaiah 19:4-8).



A certain Manuel Tecson from Facebook posted a certain BBC news [Will Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam Dry the NileRiver in Egypt].  According to him, the news is the fulfillment of Isaiah 19:4-8.

In case you don’t have any idea what the hell is he talking about, here’s the Isaiah prophesy:
And the Egyptians will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts. And the waters shall fail from the sea, and the river shall be wasted and dried up. And they shall turn the rivers far away; [and] the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up: the reeds and flags shall wither. The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no [more]. The fishers also shall mourn, and all they that cast angle into the brooks shall lament, and they that spread nets upon the waters shall languish. - Isaiah 19:4-8

For Bible believers, prophecies are very important on proving the Bible and the existence of their god.  Since they believed that the Bible was inspired by a god, fulfilment of prophecies are evidence of supernatural and divine authorship in which only an omnipresent God can provide.  – If the prophesy was fulfilled, the Bible is true – therefore, their god exists! Sadly, it’s really not that easy.

Take Manuel Tecson for example.

According to him, the BBC news about the (supposed to be…) drying up of the Nile River because of the Grand Renaissance Dam was (again, supposed to be) the fulfillment of Isaiah 19:4-8, therefore… wait a minute? The prophesy was not talking about a dam drying up the Nile. The statement is very clear – the Egyptian was supposed to be defeated and to be govern by a fierce king, then the river (Nile?) will “supposed” to “dry up.”   Now, most Bible scholars agree that Isaiah 19:4-8 was predicting the time when Egypt was conquered by the Assyrians in 671 BCE. 

Wait? 


That was about thousands of years ago, right? About 2,600 years ago. Oh and by the way, in that period there were no historical accounts that says the Nile dried up. Does the prophesy says that the Egyptians will be conquered by the Assyrians and 2,600 years later, the Nile will dry up because of a dam that was built in Ethiopia? I don’t think so.  That will make Isaiah a very lousy prophet. 


I think Manuel Tecson was quite too late on his interpretation of Isaiah 19:4-8.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Honor Killing?


An honor killing is the homicide of a member of a family by other members, due to the perpetrators' belief that the victim has brought shame or dishonor upon the family, or has violated the principles of a community or a religion, usually for reasons such as refusing to enter an arranged marriage, being in a relationship that is disapproved by their family, having sex outside marriage, becoming the victim of rape, dressing in ways which are deemed inappropriate, or engaging in homosexual relations.

Honor Killing? I don't see any honor in killing a woman in cold blood.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Bad Question? Worst Answer.


First, I don’t see anything err… satisfying with Rainwater Pipe’s argument (Is this an argument?) Just a bunch of words declaring what he thinks about his god, yet he was trying to say something here. 

It seems he does not like the question “If God created the Universe, who created God?” For Rainwater Pipe, it is incorrect. According to him, “That is a wrong question. The meaning of the word creature simply means created entities. The universe is created, therefore all animals and plants are a product of a creation too. They are all creatures.”

Uhhh… what the hell did I just read?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Is Lapu-Lapu a Muslim?

Is Lapu-Lapu a Muslim?

Well, that's what most Muslims claim, but...

The tribes of Lapulapu and Humabon were part of Sri Visayan Empire in the 14th century. After the Empire was defeated by the Maja Pahit Empire of ancient Sumatra and Borneo, the tribes became part of a group who fled and eventually settled in the islands of the Visayas Central Philippines. Another group of those Sri Vasayans, that included the tribes of Datu Puti and Datu Sumakwel, went out and settled in Panay Island.

Somewhere in 1380, a certain Karim al-Makdhum (spelled as Karimal Makdhum in Pilipino) arrives in the Sulu Archipelago and started preaching Islam. Then Shariff Kabungsuwan, a Malay leader from the Malacca Sultanate and Sayyid Abu-Bakr Abirin, a Malaccan-born Arab comes to Sulu, strengthening Islam and hops onfoot to Mindanao. He became a Sultan and Sultanate of Maguindanao was born. Later, Chinese Muslims and Minangkabau missionaries preach even more Islam in the south.

So that is why Islam is now predominant in Mindanao, but how about Luzon and Visayas?

Manila and Tondo was ruled by Rajah Salila and Lakan Dula. These kingdoms were invaded by the Sultanate of Brunei and later, Salila became a Muslim and changes his name to the Arabic name "Suleyman." Lakan Dula didn't became a Muslim.

The Visayan remained Hindu, Animist and Buddhist. Also, they hated the Muslims and resisted Islam. For the Ilocano people of the far-northern parts, Islam was never part of their history as was Buddhism and Animism. So, since Lapu-Lapu was from Cebu (Visayas), the chances for him being a Muslim is quite slim. There are also tell-tail signs that both Humabon and Lapu-Lapu are not Muslim:

1.)  The Visayans were well noted for their widespread practice of tattooing as well as the common custom of penile piercings (tugbuk or sakra). Pigafetta, who recorded Magellan's encounter with the Cebuanos, explicitly described Rajah Humabon as tattooed. 

2.) There are records the consumption of pork, dog meat, and palm wine (arak) by the Cebuanos. 

Islam was a little bit late in conquering Luzon and the Visayas.

The Spanish have introduced Catholicism just a few decades later after the Brunei sultan started preached Allah in Manila. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Islam Scientific Claims... Fictions vs. Facts

Fiction: 


Fact: The Qur'an was dictated by Allah to Muhammad (according to the legend) in 609 CE.  However, Eratosthenes of Cyrene (276 BCE – c. 195/194 BCE) already knows that the Earth was a sphere and even calculated it with reasonable accuracy (just by using 2 sticks). Also, most Greek scholars by the time of Aristotle (384–322 BCE) already agreed that Earth was a sphere (see: Arist. Cael. 297 b25-298 a8) The Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Thales already knows that too. In fact, Cicero attributed to Thales the earliest construction of a solid celestial globe (Rep. I.XIII.22).

Allah and Muhammad were too late for the claim.



Fiction:


Facts: Luckily for us, this was already known before Muhammad. Aristotle (384-322 BCE) for example understood that the light coming from the moon was reflected light from the Sun. 

Anaxagoras (510 – 428 BCE)  a Pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, was the first to explain that the moon shines due to reflected light from the Sun. He believed that the sun is a mass of fiery metal, and the moon is an earthy lump (with no light of its own). That's even before Aristotle.

Fiction:

Fact: The Greeks also beat Allah and Muhammad for that claim. Thales of Miletus (624 – c. 546 BCE) originally said that. According to Thales, 'it' is the nature, the archê, the originating principle. For Thales, this nature was a single material substance, water. 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Brother Francis was lying for Jesus.




I wonder why some Christian pastors can't even obey their own laws?

Pssst! Bro Francis​, bawal daw pong magkakalat ng kasinungalingan (Exodus 23:1). [ Your Bible said it is forbidden for you to bear false news. ]

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Layunin?


Alinsunod sa paskil, may pitong (7) rason kung bakit wala raw diyos, ayon sa mga ateista:

1.) Maraming namamatay na inosente
2.) Mga kalamidad
3.) Kaya nabuo ang katagang Diyos dahil takut ang tao mamatay
4.) Dahil sa Political nuon ginagamit ang religion upang ko trolinin ang mga tao
5.) Kaya nabuo ang katagang Diyos dahil sa mga taong ng uuto at pinipirahan ang mg tao
6.) Dahil ganagamit ang Religion sa panakop at higit sa lahat
7.) Hindi daw kamu makita ang Diyos kaya walang Diyos

Ayon kay Lhordz, ito daw ang mga “sikat” na dahilan. Teka… sikat? Wala naming sapat na impormasyon na naibigay si Llordz tungkol sa kanyang “pitong rason” at wala namang syang ibinigay na pook-sapot na magpapatunay sa kanyang listahan kaya aking ipapalagay na ito’y kanya lang haka-haka.

Atin na lang tanggapin ito kahit walang pag-amin para na lang may pagsa tayong mapag-usapan.

Sa lahat ng pitong dahilan na nakalista sa paksa ni Lhordz Aizen, isa lang ang kanyang naging sagot: TUNGUHIN o LAYUNIN.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Shameless, lying Christian in Facebook

Mahiya ka naman Zion Inting Dindo. Have you no shame? Lying for Jesus again? Why do you need to say that the picture was about a woman who rose from the dead to tell her children about Jesus? The picture you just stole was about the Indonesian ritual called manner, which means "cleaning of the corpse."

[ See: http://www.ryot.org/photos-indonesia-walking-dead-zombie-manene/862565 ]


Talaga lang bang mga sinungaling kayong mga Kristiano?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Atheism = Communism? Really huh?

While surfing the web, I stumbled in this site and I just like to share this to all of you. It was posted on a Manila-based Christian site called  MANILA MINISTRY PART 2  Message to the Nation  The Family's involvement in Filipino Politics 

According to the site...


"Pardon me...We need to study "nothing?"

"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of
nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no
authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no
conclusion." - Thomas Paine
I have read this article in the Business World (May 11) and this was written by Fr. Roy Cimagala (See: We need to study theology by Fr. Roy Cimagala May 11, 2005 )


Let the Atheist From QC Answer This Catholic Apologist From Marikina City (Part 1)



Obviously, this came from a Catholic mind and mind me, the arguments presented are very typical. So let me just explore this "apologist's from Marikina" arguments.

Just like a good Catholic, he starts the argument using Thomas Aquinas' Five Ways...








Monday, June 29, 2015

A Pinoy Atheist in Manila ( A short introduction of history)


 "The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination." - Don Williams, Jr. (American Novelist and Poet, b.1968) .

"Let your mind start a journey thru a strange new world. Leave all thoughts of the world you knew before. Let your soul take you where you long to be...Close your eyes let your spirit start to soar, and you'll live as you've never lived before."
- Erich Fromm quotes (German born American social Philosopher and Psychoanalyst, 1900-1980)



What do you think will be the life of a non believer in a world where almost 99% of the population believes in a supernatural Big Daddy in the sky? It's not easy.

My story begins like any typical Filipino story. I was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family that took religion for granted. It's a typical scenario for most Filipino families. Going to church seems to be just a weekend obligation, a Sunday ritual. Roman Catholicism seems to be taken for granted. If you will look at a typical Sunday here in the Philippines, many people attend church service to pray. Well, not all Filipinos really take a damn about church doctrines and dogmas, but going to church is a tradition and Filipinos are known to be very religious.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

I Support Pride


Today marks another loss in religion's battle to hold back the forces of humanity, compassion and progress. But most importantly, today is a day to celebrate love.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A typical straw-man against atheism.



Jose Juan Paraiso:

James Smiley Bishop?
(Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock)
Do you wanna build a strawman?
Come on lets go and play
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It's like you've gone away-
We used to be best buddies
And now we're not
I wish you would tell me why!-
Do you wanna build a strawman?
It doesn't have to be a strawman.


Thank you!


Salamat po sa inyo... really... I do appreciate it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Messianic prophesy (Daniel 9: 24 – 27)

If you don't know, this so-called prophesy sounds convincing…Unfortunately, problems abound.
Daniel 9:24-27
24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.



Ashes to Ashes...dust to...clay?


So the Bible says that we are all created from dirt. If we die, we return from dirt. And that suppose to prove the Bible’s so-called “scientific foreknowledge”.

Really?

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Bro Francis lies for Christ (Misconception in Evolution)

Lying for Christ again?



Now, here a certain Bro Francis insist that evolution is of random chance [ Random collisions between molecules – given enough time ] yet deliberately cancelled out the issue concerning Natural Selection. 

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/misconceptions_faq.php


To think that evolution is of random chance is a misconception in the evolutionary process, which sadly, the good Bro Francis has intentionally omitted.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

You don't want me to rule the world?

You don't want to be a Christian? You don't want Jesus to rule this world? This is how Jesus answer the question... and some of his gooks took this literally.
"But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them--bring them here and kill them in front of me." - Luke 19:27
Drawing depicting the destruction of the Tainos by the Spanish, including attacks by dogs, as shown in the upper left hand corner of the drawing.(Source: G.A. Aarons 1983, p. 39)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ang "dios" ay basal?



Ayon kay Philip Broso: "may kasabihan ang iba na "TO SEE IS TO BELIEVE".. e nakikita ba ng tao ang iniisip ng kapwa nila? ung mga tao na ayaw maniwala na may Dios, mamamatay na lang, "to see is to believe" pa rin."

Pinoy Atheist: Ano po ba ang problema ng argumento na ito?


Sunday, May 31, 2015

Forgeries in the Bible

Of all the 66 texts in the Bible (the Roman Catholics have 73 books), there doesn't exist one single handwritten original. We don't even have the first copies of the originals, we just have copies of copies of copies of copies etc.

The writers in Antiquity also had somewhat looser standards for accuracy when writing down or copying texts. Sometimes they wrote in other authors' names (usually more famous and authoritative, authors), - they usually added, subtracted, altered and removed "historical" events in the texts as they saw fit. They often mixed fiction with non-fiction, and some could write texts in the name of their adversaries to discredit them, and then use the forged text against them later.

A Killing Joke

How barbaric is something that promotes killing when being laugh at?

Read your Bible to find out.

Here, Elisha was being teased by kids, calling him a baldie. Now, what did Elisha did? He asked God to send two she bears to rip 42 children to their death.


23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
2 Kings 2:23-24King James Version (KJV)

Who killed Goliath??


David did (1 Samuel 17:50) - "Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand."

Elhanan did (2 Sam. 21:19)- "And there was war with the Philistines again at Gob, and Elhanan the son of Jaare-oregim the Bethlehemite killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam."
Sino nga ba????????


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Read the Bible. Take your pick.

"The Christian Bible is a drug store. Its contents remain the same but the medical practice changes. For 1,800 years these changes were slight--scarcely noticeable.... The dull and ignorant physician day and night, and all the days and all the nights, drenched his patient with vast and hideous doses of the most repulsive drugs to be found in the store's steak.... He kept him religion sick for eighteen centuries, and allowed him not a well day during all that time." - Mark Twain and the Three R's, Ed. by Maxwell Geismar, p. 107


When confronted by an atheist, most Christians will advice them to examine the Bible so an atheist will know God. In seems there is a sort of intellectual dishonesty to such a recommendation. In the first place, a Christian who gives such suggestion is not even truthful enough to tell the atheist that he/she don’t know what Bible a non-believer should look at.

Eat Your Heart Out, Eliseo.


Funny for Mr. Ely Soriano to place everyone on his garbage bin. I saw this article from Scribd.com called “Eat Your Heart Out, Atheists!”. 

It's about some atheist telling Christianity promotes cannibalism base on John 6:51-54 which says “51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.


I think it dander the Sorianism pride (hehehe!)


No Mob?

There is this story in the Bible in which I consider to be a clue that the whole thing didn't happen in reality and... No, it's not the resurrection story, or those miracles. Well, yeah, but this story is a real cream of the crop I would say.

It can be found in Mark 11:15–19, Matthew 21:12–27, Luke 19:45–48 and John 2:13–16

The story goes like this: Jesus visited the Temple in Jerusalem where the courtyard is described as being filled with livestock and the tables of the money changers, who changed the standard Greek and Roman money for Jewish and Tyrian money. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade."

Wait?

Now Jesus did what? Without meeting any retaliation from those money changers? That's too unbelievable.


Imagine going to Quiapo, then start kicking those booths where they sell those graven images, turn over those card tables and then make a whip and start whipping all those people with a rope cord. Surely, someone in that group will stand up and give your ugly mug a taste of his fist. Now, here a guy like Jesus who can just whip everyone with a rope cord without facing the force of the entire mob of money changers and you want me to believe this shit really happened?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Jesus and the Fig Tree.


You know what I really hate, a fig tree killer!

When I question the story about Jesus killing the fig tree in the Book of Mark (11:12-13, 20-21) and the Book of Matthew (21:18-21), I always get different responses.

John the Atheist: Do you have to kill an innocent life form just to prove your point?

Christian: If the value of the “point” you are trying to prove is more valuable than the “innocent life”, why not. The Fig Tree represent the Jews.


The same "excuse" is found here in this Facebook post.

Liar, liar Christian pants on fire.

Lying for Christ again? You can see the original source of this Christian propaganda @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/6927434.stm



Remember, thou shall not lie.




Monday, May 25, 2015

Here's The Answer to Your 10 Questions


I wonder why do these lists of questions claimed that non-believers can’t answer well? Maybe that’s because Christians assume that when a person answer differently from their standards and pre-conceive ideas that means you can’t answer it well. So without further adieu...let’s begin.

Hare! Hare! Ding! Dong!

“Different folks, different strokes”, that’s the same with believers. To justify god-belief, different believers propose different reasons to justify the existence of a god. Take this internet article from a certain Sivakumar Balasubramanian.


The Atheist Test, courtesy of the “Banana Man”

Ray Comfort (AKA the Banana man) is up to his dirty tricks again. The master of straw man and bad science is back. This time...since his so-called banana spit (AKA “atheist nightmare”) didn’t made any blow against atheism, he is now hallucinating in giving atheists some kind of a spiritual test.

Yep! That’s right folks! Mr. Comfort is publishing propaganda leaflets entitled “The Atheist Test” – now on sale in your local Christian bookstores!

Atheism is against the law...What law?

I think this is one of the funniest Christian tirades against atheism I have read in the Internet. The funny thing in this article is that the god-believer who wrote this is trying his very best to look like logical and scientific. According to this article, atheists have to break some “laws” of nature to become logical on its explanations. Well...if that’s the case, then that means atheism itself is illogical.

Proof of God’s Existence? Eh sa pambalot ata ng tinapa galing yan eh.

I have read a lot of articles about the existence of god, from the most scholarly written to the absurd and I can sometimes tell where the particular apologetics comes from. Most Pilipino Roman Catholics I have talked to uses philosophy to prove god exists, but I am astonished on how Filipino Born-Again Christians do it. Gosh! Where do they get their apologetics, from dried-fish wrappers? I have read Norman Giesler and William Craig Lane’s explanation and frankly speaking, I felt ridiculous comparing the following “apologetics” you are about to read to the works of Giesler and Lane. Today, I would like to share these “apologetics” that I have received and read in a certain Friendster group in which I am a member. Well...this is not an example of scholarly works and from the looks of it; they appear to be for laughs. Nevertheless, this is how most Filipino Born-Again Christians think they can attest their god’s existence.

John the Atheist answers LeastOfBrethren


More issues about the Bible, God and a certain wager.


Eli Soriano's "Chuwariwap" Boys.

Chuwariwap is a street lingo which means boot licker. Have you seen those variety shows from the 50’s and the 60’s? Is that the American Bandstand? Well…something like that, anyway, do you notice those people singing in the background while the singer sings. Yep, that’s them.

Most Christian commentators like Mr. Eliseo Soriano are surrounded by boot lickers like flies in a piece of a Butter Finger candy bar. I really don’t know the reason for this but I assume that these boot lickers have a positive effect on the commentator’s ego, that’s why he allows them to swarm around him. It’s really not hard finding boot lickers in a kennel full of fanatics.

Richard Dawkins once said that public debates only foster publicity. That’s a nice reminder but how about if these freaks are in the Internet? Do Mr. Soriano and his cahoots only utilize the Internet and blogs to gain publicity? Well it seems that way. I really don’t care if Mr. Soriano lambaste other Christians and especially the Iglesia Ni Cristo…it’s quite funny watching them throw mud at each other, but what if they began stepping on the atheist’s turf?

After giving a little piece of my mind in one of Mr. Soriano’s anti-atheist article, two of his lap dogs started to charge and believe me, their bark is worst than their bite.

First they ignored my criticism and if you will read their messages…well I think it’s more of a publicity stunt than a refutation. Hmmm... maybe you better read it yourself.

Science vs. "Science"

Is science a religion? Is it biased or relative? Well…most theists, post modernists and relativist will agree.

From the Christian apologetic book "When Skeptics Ask", there are two types of science: Operational Science and Origin Science. Operational science seeks answers that are testable by repeating the experiment over and over. Now, it is falsifiable if the cause does not yield the same effect. Its conclusions should allow one to project what will happen in future experiments. That makes operation science predictable. So there’s no room for a supernatural Sky Daddy in its findings.


Faith as a Virtue?

Next year will be election time again and this time we’re going to elect candidates that will represent our Nation. Funny that most of these aspiring candidates include Bible verses or the name of God on their campaign slogans and printed materials as if belief in God is a plus. It was not surprising that when Mrs. Aquino died on August 1, 2009, many reporters and articles (on newspapers, magazines, TV talk shows and the Internet) have pointed out her being faithful. The former President in known to her devotion to the rosary and the Roman Catholic Church.

I won't criticize her on her personal devotion to God. That's her business. What I'm after is how the common masses assume that when a person is devoted to God that makes him/her a good leader. As if faith is a positive virtue.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

He Creates Disaster...

Dear Christians,

Before you create these Christian memes, please read and understand your own bible first. Thank you.



Saturday, May 23, 2015

Lying for Jesus again?


Why are some Christians such liars?



See the picture? According to this, it is a picture of a Christian Nepali pastor that was being burned in Nepal for preaching the gospel.

Eh saksakan pala kayo ng mga sinungalin eh. [ What a bunch of liars! ]

It turns out that it was a picture of a thief being burned in 2006. The guy was a thief named Mario Quishpe and he was caught stealing in the city of Pelileo Grande, south of the capital Quito. That's in Ecuador, not Nepal. A few minutes after the picture is taken, he was rescued.

[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-410133/Burned-alive-thief.html]


So, is lying a part of Christian evangelization?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Mythical Jinn

"Genie" from the Disney animated movie "Aladdin."
Jinns...

Ok, you see them uttered by Muslim, well because the jinn is part of their Qur'an. In Qur'an 72:1 it says that, "It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, 'Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur'an."

So what is a jinn?

According to a certain Islamic website...

The Jinn are beings created with free will, living on earth in a world parallel to mankind. The Arabic word Jinn is from the verb 'Janna' which means to hide or conceal. Thus, they are physically invisible from man as their description suggests. This invisibility is one of the reasons why some people have denied their existence. However, (as will be seen) the affect which the world of the Jinn has upon our world, is enough to refute this modern denial of one of Allah's creation. The origins of the Jinn can be traced from the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Allah says:

"Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire"
(Surah Al-Hijr 15:26-27)


Really huh?

The fact is that, the Jinn are pre-Islamic Arabian mythological characters and according to the information in the Arabian Nights, types of jinn include the shaytan, the ghoul, the marid, the 'ifrit, and the jinn. The 'ifrits seem to be the strongest form of jinn, followed by marids, and then the rest of the jinn forms. So a jinn is what we also known as a genie - Yeah, that "Genie in a bottle."

Ancient magicians and wizards civilizations pre-dating Mesopotamia, created magical lamps and bottles to trap these Jinn. These magical prisons, composed of gold, silver, and mixes of known & unknown elements, were then placed in a special temple.

However it was found that over time the tricky Jinn were able to use the power of pure thought to escape their magical confines. Also, with the help of Angelic forces who revealed that in order to keep the Jinn confined they must be released every so often in a controlled manner. This controlled manner resulted in the granting of wishes.

In addition, a powerful spell keeping them in a fantasy reality within their prison, distracts them from trying to escape. After this happened the trapped jinn officially became the magical genies that grant wishes we know of today.

So I guess those who wrote the Qur'an incorporated these mythological characters in their holy book.

Aladdin would be proud.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Saving a drowning man



As Hemant Mehta has said, "Decent people, religious or not, will do everything they can to help the drowning person. It’s that simple."

This better version was created by a certain Justin.