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Internet Shills: Beware of the Fake Debate. What to keep in mind before engaging with anti-gay rhetoric.

I never get tired of telling this story because I think it’s an extraordinary depiction of psycho-social manipulation. Back in 2004/2005 when we were campaigning for gay marriage in Spain, we had the wind at our backs. Public support fluctuated between 65 and 70%. Support in those under 40 was even higher. The internet and social media reflected those figures. Which is why we were so shocked when it seemed like the internet had been flooded by a tsunami of anti-gay propaganda.

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Book Review – “I AM CHRIST” by Michael Sherlock

Book Review – “I AM CHRIST” by Michael Sherlock
 
“Sherlock’s book, I Am Christ, is a thorough going attack on Christianity as a belief system.  The really maddening thing is that he does it so well….the main thrust of the book is a well researched attack on the foundations of the  Christian belief system.  I want you to read that attack.  It is so well done.  Don’t let the title confuse you, turn you off or scare you.”
 

TIRED OF THE LIES

the Bible is not the “word of god” – it’s a collection of myths & legends borrowed from older, earlier cultures
- most of the stuff in the bible either never happened, or didn’t happen the way it’s recorded

the bible ‘canon’  was created by a committee who chose whatever supported their particular agenda

the gospels are not “eye-witness” accounts – they were written much later to be u
sed as propaganda

Book Review – “Killing Jesus”

“Killing Jesus” 
 
    - Bill O’Reilly
 
“Killing Jesus” is a book far more interested in glorifying Jesus than presenting honest history. It’s a book attempting to proselytize more than educate.
 
The surrounding history is done well. When the book isn’t covering Jesus, it provides great information and detail on fascinating characters such as Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.
 
When it comes to other characters, nothing is held back. The uncomfortable details are shared. But with Jesus he is protected.
 
It’s hard to recommend a book that’s so biased in its portrayal of history. For anyone who decides to read Killing Jesus, my advice is to be aware of what are true accounts of history and what is selective and sugar coated hearsay.

Atheist FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions.
• Why do you not believe in God?
o There is no credible evidence, just like there is no evidence for Gods you
don’t believe in (Thor, Zeus, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, etc).

• Where do your morals come from?
o A combination of life experience, family, human nature, and the good
sense to treat others the way I would like to be treated.

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BOOK REVIEW – “What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality”

As Father Helminiak points out, the Bible has no concept of homosexuality, which is a modern concept and word. What one can study is what the Bible says about what we would class as some forms of homosexual behavior. But the biblical authors lacked the concept, and so could not classify anything as homosexual. Therefore, there can be no general condemnation of homosexual behavior (our concept) in the Bible, like it or not. That’s the fact.

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