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Why Prayer Doesn’t Work (Part 2 of 2) — Gambling on Fate

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

Prayer has the same statistical effectiveness as gambling.

Xenocrates

Prayer is Gambling

If you’re a believer from one of the major monotheistic religions, then the function of prayer is actually unnecessary (even if you are a devout believer). This is because if your religion is monotheistic, then chances are that you might also believe that your god is a supreme being, possessing all the power and knowledge in the universe. If so, then you don’t need to pray.

Here’s why:

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Why Prayer Doesn’t Work (Part 1 of 2) — Ridiculous Rituals

September 3, 2011 4 comments

Asking God for forgiveness is like apologizing for the way he made you.

Xenocrates

Did you pray today? Do you have a personal relationship with God? Have you completed your 5 daily prayers while facing Mecca? Did you repeat the requisite number of Hail Mary’s as was recommended by your priest to atone for your sins? If so, after reading this post, you can put an end to that. Now I’m going to demonstrate why it is not necessary to pray about anything.

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Deus Ex Machina: How man created God

July 24, 2011 Leave a comment

God is nothing more than a machination of human narcissism.

Xenocrates

Deus ex machina — Man created God

Have you ever wondered why is it that humans refer to God using male pronouns? Why does God seem to have the emotions of a jealous boyfriend with insecurities? If we are guided by God’s “hand”, then does it mean that he also has feet? Why is it that our God speaks in old English? Why is it that every portrait of Jesus we know of make him look like a white skinned blue eyed homosexual? If the universe is so large, why would God love just us as opposed to some alien civilization? The answer to these questions is the same: Because we made god up.

 

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The Truth About Happiness (2 of 3)

June 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Defining your happiness on the success of romance is not very different from doing so based on the availability of cocaine.

Xenocrates

Lovers in Bed

Love, religion and freedom are often regarded as the hallmarks of true happiness. If that were true, then why is it that there are so many people in love who are unhappy? Why are so many religions experiencing such attrition in young people? Why is it that nations that have overthrown their oppressive governments aren’t exactly happy with their hard won freedom?

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Life After Religion – Now What?

January 23, 2011 8 comments

One is not resigning the function of faith, but rather the mythology attached to it.

Xenocrates

Contemplation Motivational Poster

So you’ve dropped off the Jesus bandwagon. Now what? This post is dedicated to all of the freshly minted skeptics whose first impulse is either to seek revenge on all of those who are responsible for their indoctrination or who go off on a binge to make up for all the sins they did not get a chance to commit. Even if faith alone is unwise, it does not mean you have to be.

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Tough Questions Christians Fear

December 12, 2010 8 comments

One who has tough questions should never ask them of those who fear the answers.

Xenocrates

The Ultimate Bible Study - Me vs. The Elders

Taking my elders to task on tough Bible questions.

Have you ever had one of those moments growing up when you were presented with an idea that you immediately accepted, but deep in the recesses of your mind, something didn’t add up? That was my entire childhood really. That’s basically how I grew up with religion. This post is for all the younger folks out there who have questions they are either afraid to ask or were given circular, useless answers. Read on to see what all your church elders were so afraid of.

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The Truth About The Truth

October 18, 2009 17 comments

When people go in search of the truth, they tend to find whatever it is they’re looking for, whether it is the truth or not.”

Xenocrates

Remember when Pluto was a planet? Now it isn’t. Remember when removing tonsils cured tonsillitis? Now we know better. Or what about when the moon was completely devoid of water? Recent discoveries show otherwise. All of these things were true once. So I’ve got to ask a really tough question of you:

What is truth?

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