An Atheist Reads the Bible

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - Thoughtful Thursday
An Atheist Reads the Bible

So, it’s really not all that unusual for an Atheist to read the Bible.  I know plenty of us who have.  I think it probably is a little unusual that an Atheist is hosting a reading challenge to read the Bible, though.

I could be wrong, but I think all the challenge participants are Christian.

Anyways, I’ve read the Bible a few times, but I’m not one of those people who can randomly spout off verses or who remembers, “Oh, the book of xyz was all about random topic.”  That’s just not how my mind works.  I can process the information, I can retain the specifics that I find interesting, but when it comes down to minute details, well…  The Bible certainly isn’t Harry Potter!  :-p

Cool video time!

I actually came across that video while looking for a good image for this post!  o_O  I just couldn’t not share it!

There have been a few posts about my Atheism and whatnot, that somewhat sum things up about my beliefs, specifically this post: Beliefs as an Atheist.  Yeah, good title for that post, huh?  :-p

Epicurus Quote

Epicurus Quote

So, that’s all my thoughts about hosting the Bible reading challenge…  Yeah, kind of short, but I’m being distracted by cute kitties playing in laundry and between the laundry baskets!

Leeroy and the Laundry

Leeroy and the Laundry

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2 thoughts on “An Atheist Reads the Bible


First, that quote is not from Epicurus. He never wrote those words. I am a philosophy student, and I’ve read everything the man ever wrote, and those words are nowhere to be found in his writings. Second, he was not an atheist. Epicurus believed in the “gods,” but believed that they were tranquil beings that were not concerned with the lives of humans. He believed that the existence of the god was self-evident. If you really want to know what he meant by that, and find out what his thoughts were on the nature of the gods, perhaps you should read some of his work, rather than believe everything you read on the Internet.

    Alysha DeShaé

    It’s just a picture with a quote. If Epicurus said it, great. If not, great. Someone, somewhere said it and it makes sense. I don’t really think it matters whether the person who said it believed in other gods besides the Christian god or not, because in regards to that specific god it is entirely accurate.

    Also, as you can see here, there are a large number of published people attributing this to Epicurus. Besides, if you want to get technical, it’s not possible to have read everything written by him as much of his work has been lost to time. 2000 plus years will do that…


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