Category Archives: history

2013 in Review for the BitterSweet End Blog

Happy New Year Everybody.  I just want to give a special thanks to those who have followed my blog.  I hope your New Year is full of love, hope, peace, and prosperity. I know haven’t been posting and commenting as often on my … Continue reading

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Christmas Poetry for the non-believer and believer

An Atheist’s Christmas -by Kim Cole Can you hear the bells? Can you hear the bells? Can you hear them calling? Listen to the bells Listen to the bells Look, the boundary’s falling I can smell the trees All so … Continue reading

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Contradictions Part 6: Jesus’s Genealogy

Originally posted on Finding Truth:
The first post in this series can be found here. Personally, I think this is one of the clearest contradictions in the Bible. Why does the Bible give us Jesus’ genealogy? I can think of…

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Politics and Religion

These words of Barry Goldwater ring so true.  Because in my own dealings with the heart of Christianity any compromise in their own eyes is a compromise of their faith.  And that just can’t happen.  For many of them feel … Continue reading

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The Screams of 100 Unanswered Prayers

In the early parts of the 1600′s there was a noblewoman by the name of Countess Elizabeth Bathory.  She was a widow and came from the Bathory nobility family line in Hungary.   What the Countess would do, is that … Continue reading

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The Greatest Evil About Religion

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it, you’d have good people doing good things and evil people doing bad things, but for good people to do bad things, it takes religion.” ~ Steven Weinberg, “Men never … Continue reading

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Religion vs. Science: The Thinking of Evidence vs. Faith

For really where they contradict is in the thinking of evidence and faith and how it applies to daily worldviews.  That you can live in a world where faith and religion don’t contradict, but you have to separate the domain … Continue reading

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Ray Comfort and The Evolution of the Banana

For those who are not familiar with the background of this video I wanted to highlight something very critical other than the typical ridicule and silliness of it.  That Ray Comfort is using a banana (The atheist nightmare) as proof … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Plan.

This Post is Part of Series of Post called Dissecting the Anatomy of God. Quick View: Table of Contents, I actually stole this idea from TheoricalBS on YouTube.  (Disclaimer: So I do not claim Originality or Original Thought)  However, when I decided … Continue reading

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Why A New Covenant if the First was Perfect? Is the Law of God Perfect?

This Post is Part of Series of Post called Dissecting the Anatomy of God. Quick View: Table of Contents, This all together is a confusing topic to tackle, and somewhat difficult to explain or gather because of the way people/believers interpret the … Continue reading

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Just another atheist Questionaire

This will probably be my last questionnaire post, I like doing them, because they are fun, simple, and easy to do.  But they don’t serve the true purpose of the blog, which is too examine and evaluate the belief in … Continue reading

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Did Apostle John and Apostle Peter write their epistles?

Bible Difficulty #10 Could the Apostle John & Peter read and write?  Were they illiterate? Most conservative evangelicals hold to the traditional view that both Apostle John and Apostle Peter were the original authors of their epistle, but historical and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Case for Christ By Lee Strobel

There are pretty much two books, that have been recommended to me over and over.  That’s Mere Christianity By C.S. Lewis and this book The Case for Christ By Lee Strobel.  I just ordered Mere Christianity so that book review … Continue reading

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Being in a Mixed marriage Christian-Atheist, the issues that come up, and overcoming the issues of dogma

One of the common struggles of a newly de-converted believer is his/her relationship with their believing spouse.  So I asked Limey from the Confessions of a Y.E.C. Blog to give a little of his background, experiences, and advise for one … Continue reading

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2012 in review for the BitterSweetEnd Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. I thought this was kind of cool and saw some others putting theirs up, so I decided to put mine up too. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films … Continue reading

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In My Search for Objective Truth

To evaluate the christian apologetic answers.  In the never ending search for objective reasonable truth, and not all possible truth. “For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Christ the Man

If Christ was in fact God, he knew all the future. Before Him like a panorama moved the history yet to be. He knew how his words would be interpreted. He knew what crimes, what horrors, what infamies, would be … Continue reading

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An Interesting Depiction of Christianity

I remember seeing this a while back, and what struck me about it was not the mocking overtone of the comment.  But that the only thing that I could disagree with as being wrong, was the zombie part.  The other question that … Continue reading

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A Milestone Post

I thought this would be a great time to do a Milestone Post, considering I have just passed 20,000 views, and just published over 100 blog posts and have gathered a following of just over 100 followers, and over 1,500 … Continue reading

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Why are there no early Aramaic or Hebrew Manuscripts?

Bible Difficulty #9 There are well over 5000 NT manuscripts.  In many languages, but mostly in Greek and Latin.  And the earliest of Manuscripts are in Greek.  However, not one is in the natural language of Jesus and his disciples….Hebrew/Aramaic. … Continue reading

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