Friday, February 16, 2018

English Bible Words

The Argument For God From English Bible Words

Gus: Now, gimme a word, any word, and I'll show you how the root of that word is Greek. Okay? How about arachnophobia? Arachna, that comes from the Greek word for spider, and phobia is a phobia, is mean fear. So, fear of spider, there you go.

Schoolgirl: Okay, Mr. Portokalos. How about the word kimono?

Young Athena: [whispers] Good one.

Gus: Kimono, kimono, kimono. Ha! Of course! Kimono is come from the Greek word himona, is mean winter. So, what do you wear in the wintertime to stay warm? A robe. You see: robe, kimono. There you go!

(From the movie ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’)

While the above quote is humorous, it is surprising the number of English words and phrases that come from the Bible. (Especially the King James Version or KJV – and don’t worry, I’m not going to try and show that all English words or phrases have biblical origins – just some!)

When people talk about the Bible or God you might think it’s just babble, but the word babble comes from the Bible! The origin of languages comes from the Tower of Babel (babel in Hebrew means ‘to confuse’) where God ‘confused’ the languages and from there people groups and nations originated. (Genesis 11.) Before this event there was only one language. (We don’t know what this language was – Jews would argue it was Hebrew, and Muslims believe Arabic is the language of God.)

In today’s society we often use Bible words and phrases without realising it. Even down to people’s names, about 2600 of which come directly from the Bible such as John, James, Phoebe, and Priscilla, to name a few. (The original Priscilla wasn’t a drag queen of the desert!)

Occasionally you hear stories about people trying to call their children names like Lucifer and Satan, but despite our society having gone a long way from biblical truth even most non-christians find those names objectionable.  

In sport we have the term ‘sin bin’ that comes from the Bible’s teaching on sin.

We celebrate Christmas which comes from the words ‘Christ’ and ‘mass.’ (A church service).

Many movies use biblical terms too. Take for example the movie ‘Watchmen’ (2009) (Isaiah 52:8 – which also contains the phrase to ‘see eye to eye’:  "Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice... they shall see eye to eye..." )

To ‘give up the ghost’ nowadays is used when something inanimate stops working. It comes from the Bible and originally meant for a person to die. (Job 14:10 etc.)

When Jesus died on the cross to save us he ‘gave up the ghost’: “And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.” (Mark 15:37 KJV). This sounds strange to modern ears because of the way language has changed, so modern translations here say Jesus ‘breathed his last’.

The above examples are just a small sampling of many words and phrases in use today that come from the Bible. However, many of us are unaware of the origins of the words we use. Acts 17:28 tells us that it is in God ‘we live and move and have our being’ even if we are unaware of it!

I encourage you to read the Bible and get to ‘the root of the matter’ for yourself (Job 19:28)

Don’t let the ‘powers that be’ stop you. (Romans 13:1). Don’t wait until you are at your wit’s end (Psalm 107:27), at ‘death’s door’ (Job 38:17), about to ‘bite the dust’ (Psalms 72.9), seeing ‘the writing on the wall’ (Daniel 5), or about to ‘give up the ghost’ to seek God. You don’t know when you will die for death comes ‘like a thief in the night’. (2 Peter 3:10)

Humble yourself and cry out to God because ‘pride comes before a fall.’ (Proverbs 16:18)

Give your ‘broken heart’ (Psalms 34:18) to God and you will find peace for ‘there is no rest for the wicked.’ (Isaiah 57:20-21)

‘God bless you’. (Numbers 6:24)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Public Menace - Bad Science Brigade

This morning while in a waiting room for an appointment I picked up a "North and South" magazine to pass the time, and while reading I came across a very interesting letter to the editor that I was so impressed with I decided to repost it on my blog. I managed to find it online on PressReader, but it was not in text format, so I copied and typed it out myself here. What Dr Sharpe says is so true, and this information needs to be spread more widely to help counter the public menace of the anti-science brigade.


Views on misguided medical "researchers"...
North & South 1 Aug 2017  Dr GRAHAM SHARPE, WELLINGTON

Bad Science Brigade

SARAH LANG gets it absolutely correct in her column "Herd Stupidity" (Nerd Nation, July). The anti-vaccination phenomenon demonstrates an underlying anti-science and anti-medicine bias, growing in New Zealand and encouraged by a compliant media and a teaching profession lacking in critical analysis skills.

A couple of examples. I was interviewed in Radio New Zealand about modern anaesthesia. Before we started, I was instructed to say nothing that would offend those who believe in "so-called alternative medicine" (my terminology - SCAM for short), as they would be inundated by aggressive complaints and demands for the right of reply. This is apparently to give "balance" to the debate.

I increasingly come across patients who tell me they have "researched" some medical matter relevant to our interaction.
I have found that any attempt to have a rational discussion with such "researchers" is wasted. They have not done any research. Rather, they have cherry-picked from the internet, reinforcing a pre-existing bias. To give credence to such so-called research is potentially dangerous, for the individual patient and to the wider community. I have found that the best way to deal with this is actually to become hideously interested, and start a detailed and esoteric discussion about proper research, with all its attendant statistical complexities, including an admission that I find the mathematics involved extremely complex and hard to follow. What interests and also appals me is that these are often apparently well-educated people.

There is no debate to be had with the anti-vaccine brigade. They are a public-health menace. Their fellow travellers of the homeopathy and similar cults are also best ignored. The media has a role to expose them as the charlatans they are, so congratulations for publishing Lang's column. Unfortunately, the media in general give these people too much uncritical coverage.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

God or Absurdity Facebook Page Still Getting Censored

The God or Absurdity facebook page that I run is still getting censored. God or Absurdity Online is my main page now and today another post was removed by Facebook. That takes the total up to 40 posts removed and censored. (Yes FORTY!)  It's absurd and unjust, and to add insult to injury the last two times they've not even told me exactly what was removed.

I've documented all of the posts that have been removed in this blog post here: God or Absurdity - the Most Censored Facebook Page Ever.

Several times now they have told me 'Your Page Has Been Unpublished' but when I've checked I've found that they page is still published and hasn't been shut down.

All of this is a far cry from over a year ago when the God or Absurdity page had a reach of over a million people.

Of course the mainstream media, and even Christian media have not been interested in this story, so to help counter this, please share this blog post to help get the word out.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Facebook Censors Question about Muslim Child Abuse

This post was removed today by Facebook as a supposed violation of their terms, so I've decided to blog about it, as well as adding it to the list of 37 other posts I've had censored by facebook.

As often happens I've been given another 30 day ban from facebook:

The censored comment was one that I made in a discussion under a post on a news story from the UK titled 'Christian child forced into Muslim foster care.' (see picture below).

I said 'That's good to hear.' after someone said that the child has since been removed from the Muslim family. You can see the original post on Facebook here. (Hopefully facebook won't censor the original post too).

In case you doubt it, the above news story is a true story - see here).

Here's the comment that I responded to and said 'That's good to hear' about:

So what's wrong with asking the question, "How many other children are there being abused in different ways by Muslims though?" And stating, "It would be in the millions if you include child brides and FGM etc" is factually correct (see below for more details on the facts).

I was not attacking all Muslims in what I said - I was stating the truth about a massive problem in Muslim cultures that needs to be discussed, not covered up and ignored. Evil flourishes when it is kept hidden in darkness, so it is hateful and wrong of facebook to censor people for speaking the truth about Islam. Unfortunately most people these days are trying to be 'nice' rather than stand against evil, and they would rather bow down to sharia law than actually speak up for the terrible plight of millions of young girls being oppressed by Islamic culture.

According to the organization 'Girls Not Brides' there are currently 15 million child brides per year.
When you look at where this is happening it is clear that about half of the countries listed as having the most child brides are Muslim or predominantly Muslim countries. Child brides are a big problem in Muslim cultures because Muhammad did it and taught that it was ok. (According to Islamic scripture he married Aisha when he was in his 50s and she was 6.)
For more on this see the WikiIslam article Contemporary Pedophilic Islamic Marriages.
Keep in mind too that the Quran condones wife beating...

Then you've got FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), which again is primarily an Islamic problem because Islamic scripture encourages the practice.

The chart below shows that FGM is most common in Muslim countries or countries that are predominantly Muslim

The Wikipedia article on FGM states that 200 Million women in the world today have undergone FGM, and it is usually done on young girls. It is a very painful procedure and often causes serious short and long-term health complications.

So in summary, it is a fact that millions of girls are being abused by Muslims around the world especially if you include child brides and FGM. That facebook would censor me for saying this is insane. Where will it end? And at what point will people wake up to what's going on and do something about it? Will it not be until people have their own children taken by Muslims that they actually start to do anything to oppose Islam?

In saying all of this, of course I'm aware that most Muslims are relatively nice people, but the absurd reality is that this is mainly only because they are ignorant of what Islam actually teaches.

For Further Reading / Research:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

They All Go to Heaven Anyways Meme

I recently had a Christian use this argument against me, so thought it would be good to share this meme. Hopefully you can see that this is a terrible and sick argument being used to try and justify ignoring injustice. While it is most likely true that murdered babies go to heaven, this does not give us an excuse to be apathetic about trying to do something about it. It's like ignoring and doing nothing about someone murdering a 1 year old baby right in front of you because you don't really care about the baby and then saying it doesn't really matter because the baby will go to heaven anyway.
I'm self-censoring it to try and avoid getting banned on Facebook again. (We've had dozens of bans and three pages shut down in the past.)

Here's the uncensored meme:

For Further Reading / Research:

Monday, December 19, 2016

God or Absurdity Revolutions Unpublished

Today (Monday 19th of December) God or Absurdity Revolutions was unpublished by Facebook. This is the 3rd page we've had unpublished by Facebook. (The first page to be shut down was God or Absurdity, and the second page shut down was God or Absurdity Reloaded.)

I've appealed the decision, but based on past experience the appeal is almost certainly going to be ignored by Facebook. So from this point on we're on to what was our backup page - God or Absurdity Online. (I'm currently locked out from the page until my 3 day ban expires on one of my accounts).

The cover pic for the now unpublished page

After well over a month of not having any problems with facebook censorship I had two posts removed within the space of about an hour. With that being the case it seems highly likely to me that atheist trolls have a secret group that they use to organize reporting raids on us.

The first thing to be removed today was this:

And the second thing to be removed shortly after that was this post:

So now altogether we've had 34 posts censored and removed by Facebook. For the documented blog accounting for every single one of those 34 posts see
Is God or Absurdity the Most Censored Page Ever? (34 Banned Posts). Most of the banned posts are either exposing the evil of abortion or the evil of Islam.

All of this censorship is just going to backfire in the long term on those who keep taking us down. I've been in touch with Christian reporters and there is one reporter who has expressed interest in this story.

Professed atheists in particular hate our page because of the presuppositional apologetics we use and how we expose the absurdity as well as the evil consequences of denying God. There are few other pages on Facebook that do what we do in the way that we do it, and I'm pretty sure that God or Absurdity is the most censored ministry on Facebook.

If you'd like to support this ministry financially I'd love to hear from you. (See

To see the God or Absurdity website see .

What do you think? Comment Below (Note: Anonymous or abusive posts will not be published).

Sunday, September 11, 2016

God or Absurdity - the Most Censored Facebook Page Ever (40 Banned Posts)

Given the number of times I've been banned from Facebook and had memes and posts censored on Facebook, I'm pretty sure that my Facebook page is the most censored page ever. So far we've had 2 pages unpublished by Facebook (God or Absurdity was the first to be totally shut down and removed, and then God or Absurdity Reloaded was also shut down and unpublished), so now we're on to our third page (God or Absurdity Revolutions), which is also getting hit with censoring and bans.
(UPDATE 27 Dec 2016: God or Absurdity Revolutions has also been shut down now. We're on to our 4th and 5th pages - God or Absurdity Online, and God or Absurdity Resurrected).

If anyone knows of any page that has been censored or banned more than our page then let us know.
Altogether so far we've had 40 times where we've had posts banned, and these have often resulted in admins having their accounts banned - sometimes for up to 30 days.

This is what it looks like when you're in 'facebook jail' and you try and post anything:

So far I only know of one other page that is possibly more censored than ours (Exposing Islam), but it's debatable as to whether they've been censored more than us or not. So here is a list of every meme and post that has been censored so far from our pages (in chronological order of when they got banned. Click images to enlarge, and click links for more details):

1. We Are All Muslim (Censored / Removed + 24 hour ban)

2. Abortion Nazi Meme. (Censored / Removed + 3 Day Ban)

3. Locking away comment. (Censored / Removed)

 4. Imagine No Islam. (Censored / Removed)

5. The Path of Islam (Censored / Removed + 7 Day Ban + Page Unpublished).

6. Whose Image Do You See. (Censored / Removed)

7. There Was A Reason Abortion Nazi Meme. (Censored / Removed)

8. 1 in 3 Abortion Meme (Censored / Removed)

9. Obama Hypocrisy AHA Meme (Censored / Removed)

10. This Is Sick Islam Migrants Comment (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

11. Westboro vs Abolitionist Meme (Censored / Removed + 24 hour Ban)


12.  911 Twin Towers Pro-Life Satire Meme (Censored / Removed)

13. Valentines Day Muslim Meme (Censored / Removed + 3 Day Ban + Page Unpublished)

14. Pro Choice Target Abortion Meme (Censored / Removed + 7 Day Ban)

15. Murder Abortion ISIS Meme (Removed / Censored)

16. Suicide Seek Help Comment (Censored / Removed)

17. Hindu Islam Genocide (Censored / Removed)

18. Abortion Nazi Comment (Censored / Removed + 24 Hour Ban)

19. Dear Atheists Hitler Meme (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

20. Hitler Abortion Monster Meme (Censored / Removed + 3 Day Ban)

21. Free Thought Meme (Censored / Removed + 7 Day Ban)

22. Quranic Quote ISIS (Censored / Removed)

23. Nietzshe + Darwin Nazi Meme (Censored / Removed + Page Unpublished)

24. God or Absurdity Cover (Censored / Removed)

25. Facebook Insanity (Censored / Removed + 3 Day Ban)

26. Abortion Nazi AHA Meme (Censored / Removed)

27. Islam is Peace Meme (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 25 Sep 2016 (The censoring goes on...):

28. Atheist Kool-Aid (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 1 Nov 2016 (The censoring goes on and on...):

29. Smarter than Atheists  (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 3 Nov 2016 (The censoring goes on and on and on...):

30. Hitler Romans 13 Fan Meme (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 15 Nov 2016 (The censoring goes on and on and on...):

31. Holocaust Denier Meme (Censored / Removed)

UPDATE 10 Nov 2016 (The censoring goes on and on and on...):
32. Westboro vs Abolitionists Truth in Love Meme (Censored / Removed + 24 Hour Ban):

UPDATE 19 Dec 2016 (The censoring goes on and on and on...):

33. Planned Parenthood Ghost of Evil Past Cartoon (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 19 Dec 2016 (2nd time in one day):

34. Holocaust Deniers (Censored / Removed + 24 Hour Ban + God or Absurdity Revolutions Page Shut Down)

So as of today (19 Dec 2016) Facebook have shut down my 3rd page (God or Absurdity Revolutions). I've appealed but based on past experience they just ignore the appeal.

So it's on to the backup Facebook page - God or Absurdity Online.

UPDATE 26 Dec 2016:
35. How Wrong Becomes Right (Censored / Removed + 7 Day Ban)

UPDATE 24 May 2017
36. Ariana Grande Love Wins (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 9 Sep 2017
37. Child Brides and FGM (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

UPDATE 7 Jan 2018
38. Boycott Israel Insanity (Censored / Removed + 30 Day Ban)

Along with my comment I'd posted this meme that was also censored:

For the second time Facebook said that the 'God or Absurdity Online' page had been unpublished, but for some reason it hasn't happened / hasn't worked and the page is still up and running.

UPDATE 4 Feb 2018

39 & 40. Posts Removed.
Twice now in the last few months Facebook have removed posts and shut down the God or Absurdity Online page along with saying that the page has been unpublished. In both cases they did not tell me what posts had been removed, but despite saying the page had been unpublished it remains published.

It's possible that the above message is a technical glitch and that they removed something but just didn't make it clear what was removed, but there is no way for me to contact Facebook to complain about this and to try and find out if it is.

What do you think? Leave your comments below.