Author Archives: R. A. McGough

Does Morality require God? Conversation with Christopher Colegrove.

I received this comment in the thread under my post Debunking Myself: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been. I am answering it here in a new post because that comment stream is getting long and the topic deserves its own thread. The post consists of five questions: 1 – Is there an absolute truth, […]

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An invitation to Andrew to explain why he believes in Biblical Numerology and Intelligent Design

I received this comment from Andrew under my post Debunking Myself: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been. …….So…. I have a lot to say after reading your debunked page/adventure testimony. Unfortunately, if i get started in this comment box I will quickly run out of room. That being said, I wish to simply share […]

Posted in Gematria | 54 Responses

Is there “something bigger” to the Bible Wheel?

I recently received this comment in response to my post Is God Trustworthy? The Root of Religious Delusion. Hello Richard, I would like to say that your Bible Wheel creation undertakings was a brilliant example of intellect and hard work at its core and for me personally, an example of something which could only have […]

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Did Prophetic Geniuses Hide Numerical Patterns in the Bible?

I received this message from Jay in the comment stream of my article Debunking Myself: What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been. I want to thank you for publishing your research and being brave enough to follow your conscience. Independently of you, I began noticing numerical patterns in the psalms. Unlike you, I would not claim […]

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Conversation with James about God, the Big Bang, and the Foundation of Science (Part 2)

This is a continuation of the long conversation with with Christian creationist James McKenzie. I am answering his post found in the previous thread here. James begins: It seems that we are near reaching an impasse on our “science/ foundations/ philosophical/ beginning of the world argument. You seem bent to tell me that a mathematical […]

Posted in Christianity, Debunking Bullshit, Losing My Religion, Why Christianity is False | 233 Responses

Conversation with James about God, the Big Bang, and the Foundation of Science

I received this comment from James in the thread under my post called Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed. I wonder if you are still there Richard. Hey there James, I was out of town for a full week. I had to fly to Ohio to handle a family emergency. I’m happy […]

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Is Equality Anti-Biblical?

I received this very strange response to my article Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed by someone using the handle “primitive futurist”. He began by dismissing equality as “over-rated”: Big deal. Equality is so over-rated. Bible has it right, moderns have it wrong. Get over it. I responded: Actually, it is a very […]

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Context Rules: The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible Confirmed

I received this interesting challenge to my article The Inextricable Sexism of the Bible. I will respond line by line: I missed your point in your article. You make the assertion and give support for why the Bible is sexist against women. What was your point? Was there a point? If not, it is okay. If you […]

Posted in Biblical Issues, Losing My Religion | 270 Responses

Ping Pong with a Bible Believer

As most readers of this blog have noticed, there is a user who goes by the names “bibelverse” and/or “Gnade” who is not interested in rational discourse, but rather robotically repeating Bible verses and dogmatically asserting the truth of his personal beliefs without the support of reason. Most of his comments have nothing to do […]

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Flipping Fundamentalism Off

Is there such a thing as a “former fundamentalist” or do fundamentalists simply switch sides? Is fundamentalism more about the psychology of belief than its content? Can the “fundamentalism bit” be flipped off? Former Conservatives become radical Liberals. Former alcoholics become strict teetotalers who oppose all drinking. Have I fallen into that trap? I don’t […]

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