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* Can We Be Good Without God ; BUCKMAN, Robert

* Cartoons of Mohammed

* Catholicism

* Christianity

* Christmas

* CLARKE, Arthur C.



* Consilience ; WILSON, Edward O.

* creationism

* cult

* Can We Be Good Without God
Biology, Behavior and the Need to Believe
Keywords: morality religion
Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, USA

* Cartoons of Mohammed

A few links concerning those famous cartoons of Mohammed, which caused such an over-reaction.

Relevant Links:

* Catholicism (n.)

Relevant Books:

The Missionary Position -- HITCHENS, Christopher

Reason, Tolerance, and Christianity -- INGERSOLL, Robert Green

Relevant Articles:

Quotations: Stephen W. HAWKING

Quotations: Henry Louis MENCKEN

Quotations: Gore VIDAL

Relevant Links:

* Christianity (n.)

Originating in Judea and spreading first in the Middle East, its principal founder was Paul of Tarsus. With the edict of Milan (313), persecution of Christians ended in Roman Empire, under Constantine I. In 392 under the emperor Theodosius I, Christianity became the state religion of the Empire.

It is doubtful whether the man named Jesus ever existed historically. If he did exist, we know almost nothing about his life -- since the gospels are very unreliable sources -- except that he was one of the many preachers and so-called prophets who proliferated during that era. See, on this topic: :

  1. Christ a Fiction on The Secular Web.
  2. "Of Myth and Men", in Free Inquiry, Vol. 20, #1.
  3. The Origins of Christianity and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Christ, on the site of Acharya S.
  4. The God Who Wasn’t There —  Site of the documentary film about the non-historicity of Jesus
  5. La Fable de Christ —  "Irrefutable demonstration that Jesus never existed", Luigi Cascioli

Another Definition

Here is a charming definition of Christianity, found on a T-shirt for sale at :

The belief that some cosmic Jewish Zombie can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him that you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree.


Relevant Books:

Agnosticism and Christianity -- HUXLEY, Thomas Henry

Atheism -- JOSHI, S. T.

The Existence of God -- SWINBURNE, Richard

God against the gods -- KIRSCH, Jonathan

In God We Trust, But Which One? -- HAYES, Judith

Letter to a Christian Nation -- HARRIS, Sam

Live from Golgotha -- VIDAL, Gore

Reason, Tolerance, and Christianity -- INGERSOLL, Robert Green

Religious Roots of the Taboo on Homosexuality -- LAURITSEN, John

Testament: Memoir of the Thoughts and Sentiments of Jean Meslier -- MESLIER, Jean, Curé d'Etrépigny

Who Wrote the New Testament? -- MACK, Burton L.

Relevant Articles:

The Faith Healer

The Rise of Charismatic Christianity

The Ethics of Jesus

Quotations: Thomas Henry HUXLEY

Quotations: Robert Green INGERSOLL

Quotations: Robert M. PRICE

Christianity is a Pseudoscience

The Strange Universe of the Homosexual Christian

Quotations: Polly TOYNBEE

Quotations: Gore VIDAL

The Flat Tire and the Gospels

Relevant Links:

* Christmas (n.)

In fact, the date of this celebration and the customs surrounding it are not necessarily Christian:

Thus, when believers lament that "Christ" has been removed from "Christmas", they are simply indulging in ahistorical Christian propaganda. For a hilarious commentary on the so-called "War on Christmas", see Steven Colbert's video The 2010 Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude.

* CLARKE, Arthur C.

Arthur C. Clarke has written more than sixty books and is especially well-known for the screenplay of the celebrated film "2001: A Space Odyssey" which he co-wrote with Stanley Kubrick. He is also the inventor of the concept of geostationary satellite communication.

See also:




Science Versus Religion


Pat Condell on YouTube

* Consilience
The Unity of Knowledge
WILSON, Edward O.
Keywords: science
Vintage, Random House, New York
Published in French translation under the title "L'unicité du savoir".

* creationism (n.)

Interpreted according to its more general meaning, creationism is a necessary consequence of theism.

See also the article, The Moralistic Foundations of Creationism.

Relevant Book:

An Illusion of Harmony -- EDIS, Taner

Relevant Articles:

Has the Templeton Prize Compromised Charles Taylor?

Letter to the Editor, Free Inquiry, Vol. 31, No. 5

The Moralistic Foundations of Creationism

* cult (n.)