02 September 2013

A great site about the Bible

I've often thought that what's really needed is some kind of collaborative platform specifically targeted at gathering the best possible arguments against theism of all sorts.  Yes, there's rationalwiki, but it deals with theism as a broader form of anti-science.  The point is to gather, in one place, all the best information there is.  I've found one such place that is surprisingly good - albeit still not complete: God Is Imaginary.

It's basically a reference guide to all kinds of arguments against the bible.  Naturally, this limits it to only certain kinds of theism, but it does cover a lot of ground.  It's a great reference source for humanists and atheists, but it's also sufficiently respectful that it might well be something we humanists should point to more often when we argue with theists.

I highly recommend God Is Imaginary.


  1. Well you will see when you die and standing before Him, and he asked you why should I let you into my heaven? You think your so smart... I do not think "You do not exist your Imaginary" is going to work out to well for you.

  2. Well, it depends on which "Him" of the several thousand gods you mean. If it's the same one I was raised with, then he's just as likely to prefer me - who has strived to do the "right" thing without requiring either the carrot of everlasting bliss in heaven or the everlasting punishment of hell - to some spineless jerk who is ethically unable to choose between right and wrong without such external coercions.

    And if there is a god - which of course is a claim (a) without any compelling supporting evidence whatsoever and (b) with significant and compelling counterfactual evidence - but it's neither yours nor mine, then I'll save you a seat in hell.

    How's that?