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This email came on my response to Skeptics' Annotated Bible:

Very bad reviewing practices. You only look at a single theistic point of view. This is not convincing to anyone not already inside your belief envelope. Who are you writing for?

To take a moral authority stance, you should establish a realistic basis for your positions. You don't.

This needs a rewrite!

The August 2013 John Loftus Collection

We'll give John a little award this month for his visit to the Creation Museum. Well, at least he didn't sneak in the back like Bill Maher.

The Random Skeptic Collection

This bigoted Facebook post gets a massive fail grade:

Why God never got a PhD

1. He had only one major publication.

2. It was written in Aramaic, not in English.

3. It has no references.

4. It wasn't even published in a refereed journal.

5. There are serious doubts he wrote it himself.

6. It may be true that he created the world, but what has he done since then?

7. His cooperative efforts have been quite limited.

8. The Scientific community has had a hard time replicating his results.

9. He unlawfully performed not only Animal, but *Human* testing.

10. When one experiment went awry, he tried to cover it by drowning his subjects.

11. When subjects didn't behave as predicted, he deleted them from the sample.

12. He rarely came to class, just told his students to read the book.

13. Some say he had his son to teach the class.

14. He expelled his first two students for learning.

15. Although there were only 10 requirements, most of his students failed his tests.

16. His office hours were infrequent and usually held on a mountain top.

Raptor615 has a funny population estimate:

Harold Camping, the evangelical king, got 500,000 of these pathetic radical right wing braindead evangelical Children of the Corn zombies to give up all of their worldly posessions to go meet and stay with the man in the sky. They are so easily brainwashed. Camping, considered the evangelical king by many because of his 50 year history of bible study, promised to take away these right wing bible nuts on the last Rapture Day on Oct 21, 2011. All of his calculations were based on "biblical facts" When it did not work, he then realized that the bible in most part is "pulp fiction".

robertb's logical mind at work:

Since you mention " ex nihilo nihil fit ", I could counter, that, actually, from absolute nothing, anything is then possible, (even the logically impossible...think about it...).

What prevents the logically impossible from being possible, if I may ask?

I believe that nothing is incoherent.

sbcistheboss gives us some advice:

1st) I thought the whole Bible was the word of God. 2nd) Christians, to be true Christians should know that the Old Testament is just as important as the New Testament. 3rd) I submit to you, that you are the one who doesn't know what you're talking about.

Someone at needs one for:

  • Claims Paul did not exist- "still no evidence for a man named Paul who did all that is claimed"
  • appeal to the telephone game claim

    She even equates Wikipedia and Google as legitimate scholarly sources, and says things like: "tell me how going to a library is any more satisfactory than doing a good google search or using a wiki article that has references? I know a fair amount about research and sources, having been in college where I wrote many papers and having my minor in library science." and "if one googles “what did Paul do to support himself” and "You have asked me to show that Paul doesn’t always follow JC. Okay, no problem and if you google “Jesus vs Paul” you’ll get your fellow Christians noting this too"

    The Confused Theists Collection

    cupidave writes the story of Jesus:

    Jesus, the physical man, was merely the son-of-man. He was no different from us until he was baptized by John. At that point, Jesus, the man, was metamorphosized into the son-of-God, as the spirit of Elijah filled him during the Near Death baptism where he had been held under water until he drowned. 5) Revived, as the Christ, this now Son-of-God later experiences the opposite, 3) when the transfiguring again metamorphosizes him 2) back to Jesus 4) for his crucifixion. The constant reference to the spiritual side of Jesus as the Christ and the material physical presence of Jesus as a man is why we read son-of-God vs son-of-man throughout the gospels account.

    And says this, too:

    Science has been useful in support of History, particularly in regard to the origins of man. Recent studies confirm that by an Act-of-God, man was the consequence of a mutation that took place through the atomic interactions (the dust of the earth) inside the womb of a surrogate mother ape carrying the what was to be the first human. We KNOW this because two of the normal 24 Ape chromosomes are seen now in us, who carry only 23 chromosomes ever since.

    gerry sets the bar high enough to please the Wiki generation:

    So that you will no longer succumb again into this rancid diarrhea of your oral orifice, just produce a genuinely relevant objection in not more than 50 words.

    johnmartin checked a dictionary and didn't like it, so:

    Atheism + evolutionism = pantheism. You have no come back at all. A world full of natural causes to explain all we observe is pantheism and not atheism Roland. Welcome back to the world of theism, you evolutionist, goofball. (for the parents) (for the dummies)

    Racist Simon z rabbit on YouTube:

    People say there is a RACE problem. People say this RACE problem will be solved when non-Whites pour into ALL and ONLY White countries. People say the only solution to the RACE problem is if ALL and ONLY White countries "assimilate," i.e., intermarry, with millions of non-Whites. 

    If I tell the obvious truth about the ongoing program of GENOCIDE against White people, Anti-Whites agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

    MSNBC's Ed Schultz: "They're phony Christians ... when they say that they are Christian but then they want to take away from their next door neighbor. They don't want to be their brother's keeper. ... It is very simple. If ObamaCare is repealed, Americans will die. Children of God will die." -- Platinum nominee.