God is Wrong

And here’s why: Psalm 14:1-3 KJV says: “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that Read more…


Atheism and Death: a Commercial

Have you ever seen those Scientology commercials on television that engage the viewer on a personal, emotional level? Well, it makes just as much sense to have a version just for Atheists. The following commercial was edited and narrated by Orley R. Herron, Ph.D.  You can watch two more commercials Read more…


Bible Verses for Skeptics

[caption id="attachment_1062" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Photo © Billie Hara"]Photo © Billie Hara[/caption] One of my friends recently asked me what my favorite verse in the Bible was. This became a much tougher question than I expected. As a believer, my favorite passage was Job 19:25-26. But now, what lessons do I take from the Bible? Should I take any? Shouldn't my "heathenry" keep me from wanting to find any good in this book just out of spite or malice? Though I do not live my life by the Bible and do not believe it holds any special cosmic power or divine influence, I can still find some great passages that I think anyone can take with them and think about--even the skeptical atheist. To illustrate this, I've collected verses about a variety of topics that I think thoughtful non-theists may enjoy. Do they belong in a religious book? What do you think of them?

Wisdom and Knowledge

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. --1 Corinthians 13:11 KJV I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness... --Ecclesiastes 7:25 KJV Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words. ... Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge. ... Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding... --Proverbs 23:9, 12, 23 KJV Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.... --Proverbs 4:7 KJV Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.... --Proverbs 12:1 KJV And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.... --John 8:32 KJV