Category Archives: Logic

Good burns down house but leaves bible intact

This is the sort of weird mental gymnastics many believers engage in when faced with disaster.

Is it a type of pathological optimism?

The desperate avoidance of facing horrible reality lest it challenges their faith? (Think about that, an all- powerful being visiting disaster on relatively helpless creatures to demand their ongoing worship…)

The denial of reality and thus the avoidance of grieving?

The need to maintain the paradox that their god is at-once the epitome of love and also the cause (through direct action or inability/unwillingness to prevent) of all suffering.


Don’t get naked for sex because Satan, says Islamic scholar


Religion of Peace is a Matter of Interpretation


We have all seen blatantly ironic pictures like this. Islam is both a religion of peace and of violence. Both those claims are concurrently true. Everything boils down to how particular believers interpret the holy books.

And therein lies the risk inherent in any religion. The gods we invent seem universally incapable of communicating clearly and precisely. It can be said that the beauty of religious texts comes from their ambiguous flowery language, full of subtle shades and rich nuance, and thus open to wildly divergent interpretations.

Or these gods are callously capricious and care not for the suffering, death, destruction their imprecise words cause.

Or, applying Occam’s Razor, these gods simply do not exist.

The Holy Book Game


Funny and irreverent. But also poignantly illustrates how believers picl and choose from their holy books.


All Hail Judas Escariot


Well, the Christians should anyway.

Without him helping to fulfil God’s merciful (sadistic, psychopathic) plan, Jesus would not have died and we would not have been saved. So Judas should be up there with the saints!

Then again, religion and logic-failures are a match made in … heaven!

Jesus Died for 3 Days


The Christians tell us: Jesus suffered and died for our sins. He came back to life after 3 days, and now lives on forever and ever in heaven. Hallelujah!

So we were only saved for 3 days then?

How is it ever ethical or moral for someone to pay for another’s supposed crimes? When the crimes were decided upon by the judge (God) who then sent himself to die horribly temporarily … my brain hurts. Seems like a lot of suffering for the sake of suffering. God is a sociopath?