Friday, October 14, 2005

Catholic Church No Longer Swears by Truth of the Bible

Take a look at this article when you get a chance: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-1811332,00.html

The one paragraph that sticks out for me is this: “The Bible is true in passages relating to human salvation, they say, but continue: ‘We should not expect total accuracy from the Bible in other, secular matters.’”

Who decides what is true in the Bible and what is not? To quote George Bernard Shaw – ‘No man believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.’

An example of what should no longer be considered ‘Truth’ by Catholics: The early chapters of Genesis…you know, the ones about Creation, Adam and Eve, the Serpent tempting Eve, and the fall of mankind.

So, let me get this straight…there was no Adam and Eve to eat an apple that would cause the human races downfall. Wouldn’t this destroy the whole ‘Original Sin’ concept then? And if that is destroyed, why the need for a savior? Sorry Catholics, you need to believe that the book of Genesis is true for the rest of your book to make any damned sense. You need to believe that an ‘All Knowing’ deity sent Himself to Earth to save us from Himself because of a mistake He made Himself when creating us…and if that sounds ridiculous to you, well, welcome to my world.

In other news: The patent for my latest invention has gone through and been accepted. You will soon be able to buy my ‘Human Waste Chili Maker’ at Wal-Marts within the next 90 days.

We Have a Winner!

Well, the contest if officially over (actually, it was officially over as of Tuesday, just took me awhile to get my lazy ass in gear and make this post) and it is time to announce the winner of the ‘Church Sign’ contest.

But before we get to that, let me first thank all of you who participated for your efforts. We had an amazing number of entries…four. Hey, it may not sound like much, but in all reality it is four more than I expected to receive.

The winner of our first ‘church sign’ contest is…Mike M. (I’m assuming the ‘M’ is just an initial and not his entire last name) from Ames, IA. To see his work, please visit the official website www.passionoftheatheist.com.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Where I've Been...AND A CONTEST!!!

So, you all are probably wondering where I have been the last couple of weeks, right? (Just say 'yes' as it helps my ego.) Well, after a long time of not having one, I finally went on a vacation. The Wife and I (as well as a couple of friends of ours) took a cruise to Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Cozumel, and Costa Maya. The cruise was originally supposed to be seven days, but thanks to Hurricane Rita, it was extended (Our port was Galveston, TX...and while Galveston did not get hit as hard as expected, the city was still a ghost town, with no one working the ports to get us home.) This was the first time I had ever been on a cruise (unless you count the months I spent on an aircraft carrier back when I was in the Marine Corps), and I must say, it was a blast...I would highly recommend taking one if you ever get the opportunity.

And, while the extension of the vacation was damn nice, I was slammed with work upon returning, thus the lack of updates. Oh well, it was worth it. Anyways, I'm back now...and so is the blog.

Now, for the contest:

I am looking for a new 'church sign' to put on the front page of the official website (www.passionoftheatheist.com) as I don't care much for the one I have on there right now.

The contest if fairly simple and straightforward: I would like everyone to visit www.churchsigngenerator.com when you have a chance and come up with better signs. Then email your sign to me at passionoftheatheist@hotmail.com (multiple entries are allowed). The sign I feel is the best will be the winner.

Here is an example of a sign for you to take a look at:


What is the prize for having your sign selected, you may ask. An all expense paid seven day cruise, maybe? No. A weekend for two in Vegas, perhaps? Nope. How about this: The winner will have his sign posted on the official webpage, along with the winners name and location, for THE ENTIRE WORLD TO SEE if the entire world ever felt like looking at my web page.

Honestly, can it get any better than that?

So, let the contest begin. The winning entry will be selected on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005.
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