Friday, March 11, 2011


  I was having an argument with a believer once, he said that the bible was "The Sacred Word of GOD" then I started challenging him on it, of course there is a point in which even the most fanatic just must realize that it's just a colorful book full of fables intermixed with some historical facts written by "human beings" who "claim" they were taking dictation from god.

 When confronted with the reality that the earth is not just 11000 years old one must realize that the whole idea of Adam and Eve es just ridiculous, again even the most fervent believer has to stop arguing at that point...  so he, as to defend himself without any explanation what so ever (like is the MO for believers) he just blurted out the word "Allegory"'s definition of Allegory is:

–noun, plural -ries.
a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of onesubject under the guise of another.
a symbolical narrative: the allegory of  Piers Plowman.
emblem def. 3 .

Well I guess I am ignorant, could some please tell me which parts of the bible are just "Allegory" and which are "The true word of the one true GOD which must be obeyed letter by letter or we shall perish forever in the fiery pits of hell"?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Religious Experience

  Throughout my whole life I have heard people expressing about how they had a religious experience. One of my mentors once told me how he was walking close to the coast and he was awed by the beauty and he felt something inexplicable in his chest and that is how he "knew" god existed, others have different experiences but they all, in their own way, describe almost the same feeling. You also hear about people that have had a troubled life and the first time they walk into a church they are filled with the spirit of god.

  I have many times pondered on this and have come to this realization, just like the feeling of being in love has been romanticized into a magical force, but science has since discovered that those feelings are simple chemical reactions.

I have copied and pasted this from you can find more info if you go to that website.

The first spark comes from the brain that releases a neuro-transmitter chemical called dopamine. This results in a chain reaction leading to the heart pounding three times faster than normal. The extra gush of blood finds its way to the cheeks and sexual organs. This sudden diversion of blood makes your stomach feel a bit empty and this causes the feeling of butterflies in the stomach. Since the blood goes to specified areas, the hands and legs get a diminished supply of blood resulting in the palms getting cold and a slight shiver setting in. This is why many in love look a bit disoriented, nervous and they wear a new colour on their face.

You also have different causes for effects like this, for example: Vertigo - a dizzying sensation of tilting within stable surroundings or of being in tilting or spinning surroundings.

 There is also the feeling that someone that has been in hostile captivity for a period of time and one day somebody comes to the rescue, they think the world of their liberator, and feelings erupt like a volcano.

 Some people live their lives in agony for many reasons, they feel unloved, go through life feeling like the whole world is against them, one day they walk into a church and they are struck by the IMAGE of a place where everyone loves each other, everybody treats them well and bam!!! they get that feeling that they've never felt before and cannot explain...  enter the priest, and the priest tells that person "that sensation you are feeling is the spirit of GOD coming into you" ...  after that how can you ever convince that person that God does not exist? and even if you could, would the person even WANT to believe you? when realizing that god does not exist would mean going back to a life of suffering.

So there it is, that is my explanation of the religious experience, if you have a convincing argument against what I just wrote I would love to read it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

About this Blog

  I grew up in a non-practicing Catholic home, as a child I used to believe in God like I believed in Santa Claus, so just as I grew to realize that St Nick did not exist I also realized that God was just as imaginary.  My big surprise was that most people never grew past God, and I know understand that it for various reasons which I will go over in future posts.

  I have always had to defend my NON-belief, I knew I would always be outnumbered, but I bowed never to be outwitted. Every person in the world has some sort of view on religion, so everyone I meet is a possibility for debate, sometimes smart but most of the times not, in fact a lot of people don't even know what their religion is really about, they assume that everything that a preacher says out loud must be in the bible... yes I wrote "bible" in lower case letters.

  Most of my arguments I have been able to expose again and again to different people, some have really been a challenge, but most I consider sharpening posts, since belief does not need understanding or knowledge I find like I've said before that most people are ignorant about their own religion, in fact most people cite the bible wrongly or falsely and I, that have actually read it, have to school them in it.

  Yes I read the bible, and many other religious texts, because I love knowledge, and just like "The Three Little Pigs" has a lot of wisdom in it, so do most religious texts.

  This blog will show many of my arguments and reflection, I will try to be as respectful as I can be, in other words, I will treat my readers with more respect that I have been treated by those who NEEDED to turn me throughout my life. Of course even in the most respectful way I can write I will still offend the deeply religious (FANATICS) that are insulted by my mere existence.

  Last but not least, if you think I'm full of it, you are welcome to leave a comment, I would not mind if they are heated and challenging, but I will erase any and all with foul language, so enjoy.