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Elective and therapeutic abortion are human rights

Afterlife is not a harmless concept

Antisemitism - why Jesus and the Christians are to blame

Why atheism is good and faith in God is bad

An Atheist's Values by Richard Robinson 1964

Baptism is not about the child but about religion

Bible isn't the word of God at all its the musings & lies of man

Gleason Archer Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties - its sophistry

Bible and its God are violent and evil

Download these books refuting religious lies

Reviews of books that expose the lies that comprise religion

When you make a claim your duty is to support it with evidence

Cut all ties with Christianity. It is anti-truth and illogical, you don't need it

Why you must help the Church to decline

Clergy sex abuse and how the Church never helped victims

Confession to sin to priests is degrading yourself

Against cults - all religion is a cult to some degree

David Hume laid miracles/religion to rest definitively

Jesus, fraud or God? Legend?

Every act is about myself - there are only self-described altruists

How to work out right and wrong - rule 1 keep faith out of it!

Mass/Eucharist is idolatry and riddled with immoralities

Nobody has right to spread unchecked miracle claims

Is evil more than just a poor standard of behaviour?

Exorcism and demons are forms of abuse and need banning

Is religious faith bad in the long run?

Jesus - fraud not God?

Lies about Mary appearing at Fatima in 1917

Forgiveness from God is a cloak for condoning the bad done to you

Free will is a guess & excuse for blaming us for evil not God

General refutations of the believability of miracle and magic

General reasons why you should defect from Catholic Church

God does not underscore morality - he undermines it

Atheism is the only real gospel - its the truth anyway!

The four gospels are untruthful and also slanderous to Jews

Handbook of Christian Apologetics - Kreeft Pacelli - is foolish

Miracle belief directly and indirectly leads to harm

Miracle healings are nonsense and dangerous nonsense too

Hell and Purgatory - They are not real so do not fear them

Miracles indicate weak faith

Faith in God is a screen for idolatry

Islam is not the true religion or a desirable faith

Religion drove and protected the Ripper

Jesus is an overrated and bad role model - admit the truth

Evidence for Jesus being real is not up to standard

Is Jesus story based on trickery and lies?

Cruel Old Testament law is still respected/validated by Christians

Knock apparition of 1879 is dubious

Be a person of principle and leave the Church

Atheism is the true friend of LGBTQ+ rights

Mary did not really appear in Lourdes 1858

Love sinner, hate sin is a lie and is passive-aggressive

Marriage is obsolete and anti-woman

General objections to Catholic veneration of Mary

Do you need faith in God or religion to feel your life is worthwhile?

Medjugorje is one of the biggest ever religious tricks

Historical methods downgrade miracle claims

Mormonism is the creation of men not God

Paranormal is suspect and why it matters hugely

Popes have stolen their role as head of the Church

Posts and comments refuting religion

Prayer is full of silliness and passive aggressive laziness

Priests are man-made roles and have no right to claim authority

Realities of suffering and evil make God unworthy of love

Nobody could ever really predict the future

Protestantism - is it the real purified Christianity?

Is punishment valid?

Catholic ethics is full of contradictions and lacks credibility

Discarding the Catholic version of God

Why Roman Catholicism is harmful

Catholicism is a polytheistic religion and denies it

Religion soothes the violent and encourages them

Religion is just superstitious magic feigning intelligence

Jesus is dead - he did not rise again

Sacraments - they are occult rites pretending to be godly

Praying to saints is a mistake and many saints are not saints

Science and faith/religion are incompatible

Religion is sectarianism and based on unfair thinking

Secularism is a fundamental human right that religion damages

Turin Shroud is not a contact print and is not evidence for Jesus

Idea of sin needs to be abandoned - mistake would do

Being skeptical about miracles and magic etc

Stigmata and stigmatics such as Padre Pio - not genuine

God is a myth - he is not real

Questions and answers - challenging religion

Visions and apparitions in the Church are dubious

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As for Jesus the misogynist, we are told, “the historic Jesus treated women with respect and consideration, giving them a place among his supporters and even among his nearest disciples and apostles”. That would be shallow of him considering he said it was a sin to revise or soften any Old Testament law in Matthew 5 and a more woman hating law cannot be imagined.


He snapped at his mother at Cana. He was asked by her to help with the wine and he said no and did it anyway as if to say, "I am helping but its my idea not hers."


He let a woman debase herself by washing his feet like she was dirt with perfume and tears and he forgave her sexual immorality. He did not tell her he forgave her and to hold her head up high and that he would wash her feet. Feet washing was the work of a slave.


He told a pagan woman she and her daughter were animals and thus risked racist attacks on her for she was Canaanite. There is no evidence that this was an object lesson and the gospel would say if it were. He praised her faith but this faith was faith as in, "He has the power to do a miracle cure for my daughter". He knew such faith is cruel to encourage as many do not get their miracles.

He disowned his mother in Mark for the whole family including her thought he was mentally disturbed - the crafty gospel does not tell us that in those days insanity was equated with possession. Jesus tried to make out that anybody who thought his exorcisms were satanic tricks was a lost cause guilty of a sin that would never ever be forgiven.


Magdalene is described as the first apostle to see his resurrection and tell the disciples. In the gospel of John, Jesus appears saying to her, 'Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ Some hold that this was only Jesus' spirit. By ascending he is saying the body had not being revived yet where ever it was. Early gospel strata shows that resurrection and exaltation to God's presence, a form of ascension are two sides of the same coin. So she did not see the risen Jesus. He is standoffish with her as if he is all about the apostles and they get a different reception and Jesus supposedly ordains them as messengers who forgive sins and gives them the Holy Spirit. The other gospels only have the women telling the apostles to prepare for seeing Jesus for themselves which makes sense in a culture where women could not count as sufficient witnesses. Luke goes as far as to omit Jesus appearing to the women. Mark has a forged ending where the women speak about the risen Jesus but the original ends with the women saying nothing.


Jesus in an age where underage marriage for girls was the cruel norm. It was a norm that meant most first time mothers died in childbirth as their bodies were not ready. Though women could not divorce, perhaps for many of them were too young to be able to assert themselves, he cruelly banned them from initiating divorce. He blocked any conversation there. He blocked progress.

He did not stand with his own mother who was a mere child perhaps of 11 or 12 who owing to her hardship would have been more like an 8 year old and who was pregnant.


He had no right to even mention the sexual choices of the Samaritan woman to her or tell her her religion was wrong. “Salvation is from the Jews and you worship on the wrong mountain.” She was clearly under the "wrong" patriarchal" authority. Alarmingly Jesus himself was oppressed by his leaders and he wanted women subjected to that! It was patriarchy on steroids in those days.
 When the adulteress was brought to him to see if he would agree with God's law about stoning her, all he had to do was shake his head and walk away for those who wanted to stone her were only a mob and only testing him and could not stone her anyway. But he dragged it out and told her at the end she was guilty of that sin meaning she could have been stoned legally later. He made sure this woman was tormented.


He had a purse and there is no hint that it was ever used to feed any poor woman.

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Patrick H Gormley