This time last year there was a political earthquake that changed the shape of Irish politics. Fianna Fail suffered the worst defeat in its history and lost its dominance over Irish politics. The political system in place since 1932 was destroyed. Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein made enormous and unprecedented gains, while the losses suffered by Fianna Fail and the Green Party were so great many commentators questioned if they would survive. A Fine-Gael-Labour coalition was formed with the largest majority in history. One year on, how has the new government fared? Has it redefined the way politics operate or is it simply a case of new faces, same old story? Continue reading “New Dawn or More of the Same?”
For centuries Jews have been the victim of bigotry and hatred for allegedly being responsible for the killing Jesus. This hateful lie has led to widespread discrimination and pogroms culminating in the Holocaust. But where did this murderous idea come from? The answer is none other than the so-called “Good Book”, the Bible, the book that is supposedly full of nothing but peace and love. Continue reading “Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 6 – Anti-Semitism”
God is described to be all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving. But if this is so, then why is there evil in the world? Let me explain.
Could God use his powers to prevent all evil? If not then he is not all-powerful.
What if he does not know that evil is taking place? Then he is not all-knowing.
What if he does not want to prevent the evil? Then he is not all-loving.
It is therefore impossible for both evil and an all-powerful, all-knowing and all-loving God to exist simultaneously. As we know there is evil in the world, God as he is described, cannot exist. Continue reading “Arguments Against The Existence Of God #1 – The Problem Of Evil”
I would have thought the Bible of all books would be about love and peace for the whole world. I would never expected quotes from God or Jesus claiming only some ethnic groups were saved or that some were superior to others. But that is exactly what I found. Continue reading “Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 5 – Racism”
Surely the Bible, the book filled with goodness and light would never condone an institution as evil as slavery? Surely God would condemn this and set people free? Surely Jesus, perfect Jesus would condemn slavery? After all, didn’t Moses free his people from slavery? However there is not a single line condemning slavery in the Bible. Continue reading “Terrible Parts Of The Bible: Part 4 – Slavery”
Now don’t get me wrong, it’s a free country and you can believe whatever you want. But I think religious views should be treated the same as political views. They should be regularly discussed debated and criticised. If you say something bizarre in a political debate you should be pulled up on it. Likewise if a religion has bizarre beliefs it should not exempted from criticism. Which brings me to the topic of this blog. While it is a fact that every single religion has bizarre parts (2 every animal was able to fit in the Ark, snakes talking people into eating apples, virgins giving birth etc.) However the Mormons are in a league of their own. Their teachings are so ridiculously absurd it’s a wonder how anyone can take them seriously. As there is a chance Mitt Romney, a Mormon, might become President, it’s a good idea to see what the 14 million Mormons believe. Continue reading “Mormon Madness”
This is a tongue-in-cheek list of arguments often given to prove God’s existence. Its light hearted and only meant as a joke. There is a full list of 667 arguments on http://www.godlessgeeks.com/LINKS/GodProof.htm These are some of the best ones.
ARGUMENT FROM DESIGN, a.k.a. GOD OF THE GAPS, a.k.a. TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (I)
(1) Check out the world/universe/giraffe. Isn’t it complex?
(2) Only God could have made them so complex.
(3) Therefore, God exists.
ARGUMENT FROM BEAUTY, a.k.a. DESIGN/TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT (II)
(1) Isn’t that baby/sunset/flower/tree beautiful?
(2) Only God could have made them so beautiful.
(3) Therefore, God exists.